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TSA Urged to Reform Screening Procedures for Trans Passengers

Thirty-two members of Congress on Thursday urged the Transportation Security Administration to reform the way it screens transgender passengers. U.S. Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) and others, including Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), in their letter to TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger urge the agency to “complete(…)

With Teachers Coming Out as Transgender, Districts Struggle

Leo Soell came back to school with no hair, a new name and an announcement. The Hall Elementary School fifth grade teacher left to undergo cancer treatment last fall as Brina. A double mastectomy and four rounds of chemotherapy clarified a few things. For years, Soell had lived a double life. At home in Southeast(…)

Aging Together with Pride Series for LGBT Seniors Begins October 19

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender seniors don’t seek needed social services, benefits and health care because they are reluctant to talk openly about their sexual orientation or gender identity with caregivers and service providers. For much of their lives, LGBT seniors knew they could be put in jail or a mental institution for revealing(…)

Equality California Forms Statewide Steering Council of Community Leaders Posted on September 23, 2015

Equality California (EQCA), California’s largest statewide LGBT rights organization, has announced the formation of the EQCA Equality Council, a new advisory board that has been formed to better inform and develop strategic organizational policy. The council will support EQCA’s new mission by increasing visibility of the organization, assisting EQCA with outreach and supporting EQCA staff(…)

Spreckels Theatre Company 2015 to 2016 Season

  Spreckels Theatre Company has announced its main stage and studio theater productions for its 2015 to 2016 season including an encore presentation of “Mary Poppins” and award-winning musicals “The Light in the Piazza” and “Kismet” Located in Rohnert Park, Spreckels Theatre Company is a semi-professional resident theater company which has garnered critical and audience(…)

Update on EQCAI’s Work in the Central Valley

  Ensuring the health and well-being of everyone in the LGBT community is an important part of Equality California’s mission. After all, compared to our non-LGBT counterparts, members of our community are more likely to suffer from depression, substance abuse, and are less likely to have health insurance. But for as many as a quarter-million(…)