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Judge Says Transgender Inmates Have Right to Affirming Garments, Accessories

California prison officials must provide for free undergarments that flatten the chest of transgender inmates at women’s prisons and give transgender inmates at men’s prisons access to bracelets, earrings, hair brushes and hair clips, a federal judge said Friday. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar issued the order in a federal lawsuit that earlier led California(…)

LGBT Advocacy Day is Looking For Participants

The rights of LGBT Californians and other minorities are under attack, and we must make our voices heard! Join Equality California, the ACLU, APLA Health, GSA Network, LA LGBT Center, Lambda Legal, Project Inform, NCLR, SF AIDS Foundation, and the Transgender Law Center for LGBT Advocacy Day in the State Capitol on May 16, 2017(…)

SAGE: Trump Administration Erasing LGBT Elders From National Aging Survey

SAGE is launching a 30-day campaign to tell the Trump administration that LGBT elders MUST NOT be erased from an important national survey on aging. We need you to help amplify their message. The backstory: The National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants is used to determine what services will be provided to older Americans in(…)

Lawmakers Highlight Disastrous Impact Trump’s Wall Will Have on California Economy

California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) and Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) held a press conference Thursday to highlight the disastrous impact building another wall along the US-Mexico border will have on California’s economy, environment and people. The lawmakers spoke as the California Legislature prepares to debate two bills that oppose Trump’s border(…)

Rustled: Someone Stole Chik-fil-A’s Mascot Cows

  A California Chick-fil-A franchise is waiting for its cows to come home after thieves absconded with three mascot costumes from a storage shed earlier this week. The shop posted news Tuesday on Facebook of the Sunday night theft from a store in the city of Folsom. The post pleaded with customers to help find(…)