Trans Woman Settles Human Rights Case with City of Hamilton

The City of Hamilton reached an agreement to settle a human rights application involving a trans woman who was denied access to the women’s washroom at the MacNab Bus Terminal in Hamilton by a City employee. The trans woman was provided access to the family washroom. The City of Hamilton recognizes the right of trans(…)

Equality California Announces 2016 Legislative Package

Equality California Monday announced seven bills comprising its 2016 legislative package. “Each of our sponsored bills advances a key portion of the mission we unveiled in 2014,” said Rick Zbur, executive director of Equality California. “Laws surrounding HIV transmission continue to stigmatize people living with HIV and must be modernized.  LGBT people are targets of discrimination(…)

Statewide Movement Launched to Promote Safety and Respect for the Transgender Community

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Monday joined individuals from the transgender community, statewide LGBT organizations, local officials, civil rights groups, businesses, faith-based leaders and community members to launch Transform California – a statewide movement founded by Equality California and the Transgender Law Center to promote respect, understanding and safety for the transgender community. As part(…)

Sen. Leno’s Foreclosure Prevention Bill Passes key Committee

The Senate Banking Committee Wednesday passed legislation that helps prevent unnecessary foreclosures when a primary mortgage holder passes away. Senate Bill 1150, authored by Senators Mark Leno and Cathleen Galgiani, closes a loophole in California law that fails to provide surviving spouses and children important protections against foreclosure that are available to other homeowners. “Instead(…)

Equality California Endorses Nine Allies of the LGBT Community for Congress and Assembly

Equality California today announced the endorsement of nine strong LGBT allies for Congress and the California Legislature.“Each of our endorsed candidates is a proven ally of the LGBT community,” said Rick Zbur, executive director of Equality California. “They come from communities large and small, and demonstrate that there are strong champions for LGBT equality throughout(…)

LA Pride Music Festival & Parade Launches 2016 Festival Ticket Sales

  LA Pride Music Festival & Parade officially launched their online pre-sale festival passes today. Taking place June 10-12, the most inclusive music festival and parade in the country will celebrate its 46th anniversary in West Hollywood. Poised as a leader where pop culture and community intersect, LA Pride Music Festival & Parade is an(…)

GMCLA Returns from Historic Visit with Cuban, U.S. Leaders in Havana

A delegation consisting of 13 members from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), including its CEO Chris Verdugo, Artistic Director Joe Nadeau, and West Hollywood Council Member and Board President John Duran, returned this week from an unprecedented and historic visit to an island nation that is just beginning to re-establish normalized relations(…)