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LA Same-sex Couple Suing State Department for Denying Recognition of the U.S. Citizenship of One of Their Twin Sons

  Monday, Immigration Equality filed a lawsuit against the U.S. State Department for refusing to recognize the valid marriage of Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks, a same-sex couples living with their twin sons in Los Angeles, and for disenfranchising their son Ethan by denying recognition of his rightful U.S. citizenship at birth, while granting his twin(…)

Exhibition Highlights Radical History of Black Lesbian Scholar Angela Davis

Angela Davis (center, no glasses) enters Royce Hall at UCLA for her first philosophy lecture in October 1969. Kendra Alexander (right, with glasses) A new exhibition at the GLBT History Museum, 4127 18th St., San Francisco, drawing on rare posters and ephemera from a private collection will highlight the journey of black lesbian activist Angela(…)

The Dinah Amps Up the Volume on Women Empowerment

For many, The Dinah is an annual tradition between friends; for others it is a bucket-list goal, a pilgrimage to our very own Mecca that every queer woman should make at least once in her life. No matter what the impetus for attending is, The Dinah is for all a unique opportunity to experience one of(…)

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(…)