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Rep. Susan Davis Sued for Displaying Rainbow Flag Outside Her Office

A lawsuit has been filed against Rep. Susan Davis, (D-San Diego) and three of her colleagues for displaying rainbow flags outside of their offices. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., by Chris Sevier, who describes himself as a lobbyist and Iraq War veteran reports the CW San Diego. The other defendants(…)

DUI Checkpoint Set for Friday in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa police will set up a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint in Santa Rosa between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. Friday.Officers at the undisclosed location will be specifically on the lookout for drug-impaired drivers. Car accidents involving people under the influence of drugs have been increasing throughout the state, Santa Rosa police said. The(…)

New Report Cites Racial Discrimination as Barrier for LGBTQ People of Color in Nonprofits

The Building Movement Project (BMP) today released a new report, Working at the Intersections: LGBTQ Nonprofit Staff and the Racial Leadership Gap, analyzing the experiences of people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer (LGBTQ) working in the nonprofit sector. The report builds on data from BMP’s Nonprofits, Leadership, and Race Survey, conducted(…)

LGBTQ Advocates Convene in Alexandria to Build Power of Movement

Leaders of state-based equality organizations—from Equality California to Equality Maine—and key national partners, will convene at Equality Federation’s 20th annual Leadership Conference in Alexandria, Virginia July 26-29. Rebecca Isaacs, Executive Director of Equality Federation, said this year’s conference is especially consequential: “As our movement resists an extraordinarily hostile Administration and continued attacks on our freedoms(…)

Equality California Institute Announces 2017 Comcast Fellows

Equality California Institute have announced its 2017 class of Equality California-Comcast Fellows, and the commencement of the program’s seventh year. The Equality California-Comcast Fellowship is a leadership development program in which six exceptional LGBT or ally college students are placed in the offices of California legislators or other government officials. Fellows gain first-hand experience working(…)

College Choice Releases 2017 Ranking of the 50 Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students

College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 50 Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students. Choosing a college is an overwhelming process in and of itself. But for LGBTQ identified folks, the task is all the more intimidating. To succeed academically it’s important to succeed socially;(…)

Supreme Court Turns its Back on Gay Discrimination Case

  With lower courts clearly split on the issue of whether employers may discriminate against gay and lesbian employees because of their sexual orientation, the question is headed for the U.S. Supreme Court. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta on Thursday denied a full-court rehearing of the case of Jameka Evans, who(…)

DCCC: Duncan Hunter Should Apologize For His Anti-transgender Remarks

During congressional testimony on Wednesday night, Duncan Hunter made a series of disturbing remarks concerning trans men and women serving in the military. The five-term incumbent, currently under a congressional investigation for allegedly using tens of thousands of dollars in campaign funds to pay for family vacations to Hawaii, private school tuition for his children,(…)