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Comic Karen Ripley Comes to Graton With Her One-Woman Show

Comic legend Karen Ripley brings her one-woman show “Oh No There’s Men On The Land” to Graton Saturday, February 6. The 70-minute show will happen at Graton Hall, 8996 Graton Road at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 – $20. Karen Ripley has been performing for over 35 years as a comic and improviser. She(…)

Join Food For Thought for Their Oscar Benefit in Sebastopol

The Fourth Annual Academy Night – a benefit for Food For Thought will happen Sunday, February 28 at Rialto Cinemas, 6868 McKinley Ave. in Sebastopol Join Food For Thought and Rialto Cinemas for an evening of suspense, prizes, and lots of local color – we’re proud to present the 88th annual awards ceremony on Sunday,(…)

New Report Connects Religious Exemptions from LGBT Equality to Historic Efforts to Deny Civil Rights

The Leadership Conference Education Fund will release its report, Striking a Balance: Advancing Civil and Human Rights While Preserving Religious Liberty, documenting how the religious arguments commonly used today against LGBT equality have been used to oppose the abolition of slavery, women’s suffrage and equality, racial integration, inter-racial marriage, immigration, the Americans with Disabilities Act,(…)

EQCA to Sponsor New Legislation to Expand Equal Restroom Access in California

Equality California announced Friday that it is sponsoring legislation, authored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), that would establish the nation’s most progressive restroom access law.  AB 1732, the Equal Restroom Access Act, would require single-occupancy restrooms in California businesses, government buildings, and public spaces to be identified as “all gender.” “Restrooms are a necessity(…)

Equality California Endorses 48 Pro-Equality Incumbents in California Legislative Races

Equality California today announced the endorsements of 48 members of the California Senate and Assembly for reelection in the 2016 election cycle. In order to earn Equality California’s endorsement for reelection, members of the legislature must earn a perfect 100 percent Equality Score on the organization’s Legislative Scorecard, which tracks their votes on priority legislation(…)

Women Allege Illegal Strip Searches While Held In Immigration Detention

Thirty-one women currently held in an immigration detention facility in California — 14 of them transgender — filed a complaint with federal and local authorities on Monday alleging they were subjected to humiliating, invasive strip searches in violation of state law and federal policy. The women are detained at the Santa Ana City Jail, where(…)