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2017 Gay Travel Award Winners Revealed

GayTravel.com today announced the winners of the 2017 Gay Travel Awards. The mission of the Gay Travel Awards is to recognize and promote select LGBTQ welcoming properties, events, destinations and travel-related companies around the globe. These distinguished organizations lead by example and help to inspire other companies and brands around the world to follow their spirit of(…)

HRC Announces New Staff for 2018 HRC Rising Effort

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has announced key national and in-state staff to lead HRC Rising, a bold, proactive grassroots campaign to accelerate progress in states from coast-to-coast, resist the politics of hate, fight anti-LGBTQ legislation, and fuel pro-equality candidates and initiatives in 2018, 2020 and beyond. HRC has begun recruiting at least 45 full-time(…)

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Santa Rosa’s Luther Burbank Center for the Arts to Get $4.7M Facelift

 The Luther Burbank Center for the Arts will undergo a $4.7 million renovation and upgrade beginning this month, it was announced today by the Board of Directors of the non-profit Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, which owns and operates the center.Plans for the 43 year-old building include increased ADA accessibility, a new roof, new paint, and(…)

Vintage House Celebrates Pride Month With New Programs

A reception to kick off new LGBT programs for seniors will be held at Vintage House Sonoma, 264 1st St. East, on Friday, June 23, from 2-4 p.m. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are invited to enjoy refreshments and discuss ideas about LGBT specific programs and activities they would like offered at Vintage House(…)

“Rise Up” for Sonoma County Pride’s Solidarity Rally June 3

Sonoma County Pride will for the first time host an LGBTQI Solidarity Rally Saturday, June 3 in Guerneville 1 – 4 p.m.  The name of the event is “Rise Up,” because this is a call to action for the Community to stand up for:  LGBTQI Rights, Women’s Rights, Immigration Rights, Voting Rights, Racial Equality, and(…)

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Enroll, Renew Covered California by Dec. 15 for Jan. 1 Coverage

Covered California renewal and open enrollment periods have begun. Individuals and families can buy brand-name, private health insurance under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Anyone can buy health insurance through Covered California, but eligibility for aid to help pay for a plan is based on income. Covered California(…)

Equality California Institute Launches Safe and Supportive Schools Survey

Equality California Institute (EQCAI) officially launched its Safe and Supportive Schools Index by distributing a survey to each of California’s 330 unified school districts. The survey is a collaborative effort led by EQCAI to measure, assess, and make public the efforts of unified school districts to implement laws that protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and(…)

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