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Naomi Metz Offers Workshops About Estate Planning at Food for Thought

Food For Thought will offer two upcoming workshops with attorney Naomi Metz, who focuses on working with the LBGT community. Join us in learning more about estate planning, understanding your rights, and making the best plan for you and your family. Workshop 1: Protect Your Legacy: An Estate Planning Workshop for the LGBT Community Thursday,(…)

Food for Thought’s Calabash Happens October 4

Calabash – A Festival of Gourds, Art, and the Garden will happen Sunday, October 4, 2015, 1-5 pm Food For Thought, in collaboration with the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, present the 15th annual Calabash – Sonoma County’s most colorful and inspiring harvest event. Calabash, named Best Fundraiser by readers of the North Bay Bohemian(…)

Governor Allows Parole For Transgender California Inmate

Gov. Jerry Brown is allowing parole for a transgender inmate who is trying to force California to become the first state to pay for sex reassignment surgery. A federal judge in April ordered the state to provide the surgery, which had been scheduled for July. It was delayed after the state appealed. The governor’s office(…)

Press Advisory Decriminalization of Prostitution Press Conference Following Hearing August 7th 2015

First Hearing and Press Conference in Historic Legal Case Challenging California Prostitution Law Laws Against the Commercial Exchange of Consensual, Adult Sexual Activity Challenged as Violations of Privacy, Free Speech, and Freedom of Association Rights WHERE: Oakland Federal Building& U.S. Courthouse, 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612 WHEN: Friday August 7, 2015 Hearing: 9:00 a.m.(…)

Positive Images is Seeking Mentors

Positive Images works with carefully selected adults from the LGBTQ community who are willing to make a commitment to the youth community.The mentor is not an assumed parent replacement; rather, he/she is a role model for the youth and a person the youth can talk to and discuss pertinent issues in their lives. With a(…)

Leno Bill Modernizing Digital Privacy Protections Clears Key Hurdle

Legislation that modernizes California’s privacy laws to keep up with emerging technologies passed a key Assembly committee today. Senate Bill 178, authored by Senator Leno, protects Californians against warrantless government access to private electronic communications such as emails, text messages and GPS data that are stored in the cloud and on smartphones, tablets, laptops and(…)