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(…)

Congress forms new Transgender Equality Task Force

  The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus has announced the creation of the new Transgender Equality Task Force, to be chaired by Rep. Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley). “To this day, transgender people face formidable barriers in employment, housing, health, education, and other areas. And to end the ongoing violence and discrimination transgender people experience, we need(…)

Ahead of Congressional Forum on Violence Against Transgender People, HRC and TPOCC Release Report

Friday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) released a comprehensive report on the epidemic of violence against transgender people – particularly transgender women of color. The report comes ahead of the first-ever Congressional forum set for next Tuesday on the scourge of violence against transgender people. The(…)

Free Legal Clinic for LGBTQ Veterans on Nov. 16

Were you discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” or a similar policy and want to correct your DD214? Do you want your current name and gender marker to be reflected? Do you need assistance filing a VA benefits claim for service-connected compensation or pension? Do you want more information on VA Health Care coverage for transgender care? If(…)

Veteran Equality California Staffmember Victim of Palm Springs Hate Attack

 Veteran Equality California Coachella Valley field manager George Zander and his husband were the victims of an apparent hate crime Sunday night. Zander, 71, was leaving Hunters Bar with his husband, Chris, at about 8:30 pm when a stranger began shouting anti-gay slurs at them.Shortly after, the attacker left, but returned with a second man.(…)

littlefour, a new shop and design store, Opens at The Barlow

littlefour is a new, smartly curated shop and design studio now open at The Barlow in downtown Sebastopol at 120Morris Street, at the corner of Morris and McKinley. We provide a well-curated selection of unique handcrafted housewares, clothing, accessories, jewelry, paper goods, gifts, men’s goods, and fun things for children. In our shop, you will(…)