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Calendar of LGBT Events

Monday, May 2, 2 p.m. Sonoma General LGBT Support Group will happen at Sonoma Community Center, 276 Easy Napa Street in Sonoma, in Room 211.  Young people 12 – 18 years old are welcome. Also Monday, 5 – 6 p.m. Positive Images’ LGBTQI Sonoma Support Group will convene at the Sonoma Community Center, 276 Napa(…)

Statewide Movement Launched to Promote Safety and Respect for the Transgender Community

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Monday joined individuals from the transgender community, statewide LGBT organizations, local officials, civil rights groups, businesses, faith-based leaders and community members to launch Transform California – a statewide movement founded by Equality California and the Transgender Law Center to promote respect, understanding and safety for the transgender community. As part(…)

Sen. Leno’s Foreclosure Prevention Bill Passes key Committee

The Senate Banking Committee Wednesday passed legislation that helps prevent unnecessary foreclosures when a primary mortgage holder passes away. Senate Bill 1150, authored by Senators Mark Leno and Cathleen Galgiani, closes a loophole in California law that fails to provide surviving spouses and children important protections against foreclosure that are available to other homeowners. “Instead(…)

Equality California Endorses Nine Allies of the LGBT Community for Congress and Assembly

Equality California today announced the endorsement of nine strong LGBT allies for Congress and the California Legislature.“Each of our endorsed candidates is a proven ally of the LGBT community,” said Rick Zbur, executive director of Equality California. “They come from communities large and small, and demonstrate that there are strong champions for LGBT equality throughout(…)

LA Governor Signs Non-discrimination Executive Order; Rescinds Marriage and Conscience Executive Order

Today, Governor John Bel Edwards signed an executive order providing employment protections for state employees and employees of state contractors on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, disability, or age. This executive order also prohibits discrimination in services provided by state agencies, and recognizes an exemption(…)