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Los Angeles #ResistMarch Set for Sunday, June 11

  Sunday, June 11, the Los Angeles #ResistMarch will bring together people from all walks of life for a peaceful protest march that will begin at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave. in Los Angeles and conclude at the intersection of Santa Monica Blvd. and La Peer Dr. in West Hollywood. Instead of(…)

HRC Launches Hub for Spanish-language Resources

Tuesday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) launched Recursos en Español de HRC, to expand outreach and resources for Spanish-speakers as well as Spanish-language media. HRC’s top resources will now be available in Spanish, including guides on a range of issues — from health, education, youth and religion to family and coming out — as well(…)

Farmer Says Gay Marriage Views Cost Him Market Spot

A Michigan apple grower who posted on Facebook that he wouldn’t allow gay couples to get married at his farm filed a lawsuit against the city of East Lansing on Wednesday after he was shut out of an outdoor farmer’s market. The city said Stephen Tennes wasn’t invited back to the market because vendors must(…)

Vintage House Celebrates Pride Month With New Programs

A reception to kick off new LGBT programs for seniors will be held at Vintage House Sonoma, 264 1st St. East, on Friday, June 23, from 2-4 p.m. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are invited to enjoy refreshments and discuss ideas about LGBT specific programs and activities they would like offered at Vintage House(…)

New Studies Find One-fifth Homeless Youth Are Victims of Human Trafficking

Researchers announced findings today from the largest-ever combined sample of homeless youth in the United States and Canada, revealing that nearly one-fifth are victims of human trafficking, including those trafficked for sex, labor, or both.  The dual studies by researchers at The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research at the University of Pennsylvania(…)

Over the Top: Math Bass & the Imperial Court SF at the Oakland Museum

  Familiar symbols, flipped and “queered” to create new shared meaning, are at the heart of this exhibition that pairs new work by a contemporary California artist with the creative practice of a local organization. In paintings, sculpture, and video, perception-bending Los Angeles-based artist Math Bass emphasizes that symbols change meaning according to context and(…)

“Rise Up” for Sonoma County Pride’s Solidarity Rally June 3

Sonoma County Pride will for the first time host an LGBTQI Solidarity Rally Saturday, June 3 in Guerneville 1 – 4 p.m.  The name of the event is “Rise Up,” because this is a call to action for the Community to stand up for:  LGBTQI Rights, Women’s Rights, Immigration Rights, Voting Rights, Racial Equality, and(…)

California Legislators Push Solutions to Housing Affordability Crisis

Assemblymember David Chiu (D – San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development, was today joined by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) and Assembly colleagues to push for solutions to the housing affordability crisis that threatens California’s economy and makes life difficult for so many of the state’s residents. Legislators called(…)