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Equality California Announces New Leadership

Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, announced the 2019 officers of the Equality California and Equality California Institute Boards of Directors. Presidents Joe Gregorich of Sacramento and Beth Collins of Santa Barbara will lead the organizations’ respective boards during Equality California’s 20th anniversary year. “We’re thrilled to have such dynamic leaders(…)

Gov. Gavin Newsom Appoints California’s Highest-Ranking Trans Official

Gavin Newsom JP Petrucione will be the governor’s director of digital media, one of several LGBTQ appointees named by Newsom. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed JP Petrucione as director of digital media in the governor’s office, making Petrucione the highest-ranking transgender appointee in the state’s history. Petrucione, 45, was previously global digital director for(…)

San Francisco Approves Leather-Themed “Eagle Plaza”

San Francisco Curbed reports: San Francisco Mayor London Breed says that she’s signed legislation giving the go-ahead to Eagle Plaza, a long planned new park in west SoMa nearly four years in the making. The designs for the 12,500-square-foot space include a prominent Leather Pride flag to acknowledge SoMa’s history with the LGBTQ and leather communities.(…)

Sex Workers And Supporters Applaud Protection Bill SB233

The Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLERP) applauds California Senator Scott Wiener for proposing changes to legislation that would protect anyone reporting a serious crime (such as sexual assault, trafficking, robbery, assault, …or other violent crime) from being charged with prostitution under California Penal Code 647. Senator Weiner’s legislation is being announced(…)