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Equality CA Welcomes New Executive Director

Equality California, the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization in California, announced today that its executive director, John O’Connor, will step down in July following a successful, 18-month tenure leading EQCA through a period of extensive organizational transition. EQCA also announced that board member Rick Zbur, a senior partner with the law(…)

34th Annual Russian River Women’s Weekend Happens May 15 – 19

The 34th Annual Russian River Women’s Weekend will be from May 15 – 19, this year.  We have an action packed weekend planned: Friday-Let’s get this party started pool party. 3rd Annual DRAGSTRAVAGANZA. Saturday-Wet Tease Pool Party, Burlesque Show and Dance Party, as well as Live Music.  Sunday – Liquid Church Pool Party, Tattoo Contest,(…)

Court Rules Against Ohio Ban on Same-sex Marriage Recognition

A federal judge has ordered Ohio to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages. A federal judge in Ohio on Monday ruled against the state law barring recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages, although the order is temporarily stayed until state officials take further action. In a 45-page decision, U.S. District Judge Timothy Black determined the Ohio law barring recognition(…)

Bill to Modernize Birth Certificates Introduced

Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez introduced AB 1951, sponsored by Equality California, to modernize birth certificates to accurately reflect the gender of a child’s parent or parents. The new birth certificates would allow each parent to identify as mother, father or parent. “Birth certificates establish real rights and responsibilities, and it’s important to have them in sync(…)

New Group Helps Support School Boards Comply With Law

Today, the Support All Students campaign — including a broad coalition of nearly 100 state and national organizations backing California’s law that ensures all school children have a fair chance to do well — applauds the California School Boards Association’s new model policy to help districts comply with the law. The model policy released today(…)

Oscar Party Will Benefit Food For Thought

Food for Thought – Sonoma County AIDS Food Bank will host Oscar Night in Sonoma County Sunday, March 2 at Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol.  Ticket-holders will watch the 86th Annual Academy Awards live on the big screen, try and predict who the winners will be, and enjoy movie trivia during those commercial breaks.   There will(…)