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Daniel Kaufman Among San Bernardino Shooting Victims

  Daniel Kaufman, 42, of Rialto, who ran the coffee shop in building 3 at the Inland Regional Center, is among those who were killed in Wednesday’s shootings, according to social media posts and news media. “I am sad to report that Daniel has been positively identified as one of the fatalities at the scene,”(…)

National organizations call for significant improvements in sex education programs for LGBTQ youth

Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, in partnership with Advocates for Youth, Answer, GLSEN, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS), called for significant improvements in sex education programs to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth have access to information crucial(…)

Marco Rubio: ‘Ignore’ Gay Marriage Decision Because ‘God’s Rules Always Win’

In an interview today with David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network, Sen. Marco Rubio said that the Supreme Court’s rulings on marriage equality and abortion rights in the Obergefell and Roe decisions, respectively, are “not settled law.” The Republican presidential candidate said that states should “do everything possible within the constraints that its placed(…)

EQCA: California and LGBT Congressmembers Voted for ‘Ignorance and Fear’

In response to last week’s vote in favor of HR 4038, the so-called American Security against Foreign Enemies Act, by members of California’s congressional delegation and openly LGBT congressmembers, Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur issued the following statement: “Last week’s vote was a victory for ignorance and fear.  We are deeply disappointed that the(…)

White House to Recognize LGBT Artists as “Champions of Change”

On Monday, November 23, the White House will recognize nine individuals from across the country as “White House LGBT Artists Champions of Change.” These individuals were selected by the White House for their artistry in advocating for the LGBT community. The program will feature remarks by Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett and Secretary(…)

How to Help Those Less Fortunate This Holiday Season

For many North Coast families, much of the upcoming week will be spent getting ready for a Thanksgiving feast. Yet even in times of plenty, some people struggle, and safety nets are thin. Providing shelter, food and other services requires prodigious efforts by charitable organizations, which in turn rely on gifts of time and money(…)

Equality California Endorses Four Legislative Candidates in Priority Races for 2016 Elections

Equality California announced today that it has made endorsements in four of its priority races for the California Legislature – San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener for Senate District 11 (San Francisco), Bryan Urias for Assembly District 48 (West Covina), Sabrina Cervantes for Assembly District 60 (Corona) and former Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly District 65(…)

FBI Releases 2014 Hate Crime Statistics

  Today, the FBI released Hate Crime Statistics, 2014, the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s latest compilation about bias-motivated incidents throughout the nation. Submitted by 15,494 law enforcement agencies, the data provide information about the offenses, victims, offenders, and locations of hate crimes; however, the UCR Program does not estimate offenses for the jurisdictions of(…)