DOL Issues Regulations Ensuring Federal Contractors Comply with LGBTQ Non-discrimination Protections

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations implementing President Obama’s executive order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. Among its provisions, the regulations will help to ensure companies contracting with the federal government comply with non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Thomas Perez “Federal contracts should deliver value for taxpayers in a(…)

Occidental Area Health Center Celebrates 40 Years of Service

  It is with great pride that West County Health Centers celebrates over forty years of providing comprehensive, quality, and accessible health care services to the communities of western Sonoma County, beginning at the Occidental Area Health Center in 1976.   It is a great honor to care for our communities and provide a trusted “medical(…)

Campus Pride Releases Annual “Best of the Best” Top 30 List of the LGBTQ-friendly Campuses

Campus Pride chose thirty campuses to highlight this year based on their overall ratings on the Campus Pride Index and specific LGBTQ-inclusive benchmark measures.  The Campus Pride Index is the premier national benchmarking tool which self-assesses LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs and practices. The tool is free of charge and can be found online at  Currently there are(…)

DC’s Center Global Seeks Housing Assistance for LGBT Asylum Seekers

Center Global is seeking housing assistance for LGBT asylum seekers. Center Global announced last week that it’s seeking housing assistance for LGBT asylum seekers.The program of the D.C. Center for the LGBT community is seeking housing hosts for individuals who are seeking asylum from countries that are not safe for LGBT persons to live. “Our(…)

Gonzalez Bills Designed to Reduce Poverty, Improve Working Conditions and Improve Public Safety Head to Senate Floor

  Lorena Gonzalez The Senate Committee Appropriations forwarded 10 bills authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to the full State Senate, advancing her efforts to bolster the earning power of working families and protect their public safety, regardless of immigration status. The Senate’s committee on fiscal issues released from its suspense file(…)