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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(…)

Los Angeles Creates Transgender Advisory Council

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on March 15 announced the creation of a council that will advise city officials on transgender-specific issues. The nine-member Transgender Advisory Council will advise Garcetti’s office, the Los Angeles City Council, city departments and other local officials on what a press release described as “projects and policies that address critical(…)

Equality California and Transgender Law Center Commend California Democratic Party for Updating State Platform to Support Transgender People

Equality California (EQCA) and the Transgender Law Center (TLC) applaud the California Democratic Party for its vote to incorporate a plank in the party platform affirming the rights and dignity of transgender people.The addition to the party’s platform, which was officially adopted at this weekend’s California Democratic Party Convention, is designed to “Protect the right(…)