California Coastal Legislators Condemn Trump Offshore Oil Expansion

Countering the Trump administration’s proposal to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) will join Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) and Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) to introduce an Assembly Joint Resolution condemning that action. “California’s precious coastline is not for sale.(…)

27% of California Adolescents Are Gender Nonconforming, Study Finds

A new UCLA study finds that 27 percent, or 796,000, of California’s youth, ages 12 to 17, report they are viewed by others as gender nonconforming at school. The study also assessed differences in mental health among gender nonconforming youth and gender conforming youth in the state and found no significant difference in the rates(…)

Equality California Endorses Candidates in Congressional and State Senate Races

Thursday, Equality California announced the endorsement of three strong pro-equality candidates for Congress and California State Senate offices. “In light of the Trump Administration’s anti-LGBTQ actions, it is imperative that we continue to promote and support strong pro-equality candidates at both the state and the national level,” said Rick Zbur, Executive Director of Equality California.(…)

42 Bay Area LGBTQ Organizations Receive Community Issues Grants from Horizons Foundation

  Horizons Foundation’s 2017 slate of Community Issues grantees represent a diverse group of organizations and individuals serving nine Bay Area counties. Grants are being awarded in the arts, advocacy and civil rights, health and human services, community building, and leadership, and encompass programs that focus on youth, the elderly, immigration, trans rights, LGBTQ history,(…)

San Diego Pride Gives Over $100,000 to LGBT Serving Nonprofits

San Diego LGBT Pride has announced that due to the success of this year’s Pride event, they are able to donate $104,182 of the proceeds back to 51 LGBT-serving organizations. Each year Pride works to return proceeds from our annual Pride weekend to the LGBTQ community. Over the years, San Diego Pride’s community contributions have(…)

LGBT rights groups mourn the passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Ed Lee,  the first Asian American mayor of San Francisco, died early Tuesday after a heart attack. Lee was 65. “We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Mayor Lee was a tireless advocate for LGBTQ equality who worked to make San Francisco a stronger, more(…)

Sen. Toni Atkins to Become First Woman to Lead California Senate

Toni Atkins The state Senate’s Democratic Caucus announced today that state Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) will become Senate president pro tem in 2018, becoming the first woman to lead the chamber. State Senate leader Kevin de León said in a statement, “Four years ago, our Caucus elected the first Latino leader in over a(…)