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LGBTQ Laws Rated in HRC’s Annual State Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation in partnership with the Equality Federation, today released its fourth annual national report assessing the status of state legislation affecting LGBTQ equality across America and placing states in one of four categories based on their pro- and anti-LGBTQ state laws. California falls into the category, “Working Toward Innovative Equality.”(…)

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How You Can Support LGBTQ Youth in Sonoma and Napa Counties

To mobilize for disaster response and relief, LGBTQ Connection works closely in partnership with its sibling programs across local nonprofit, “On The Move”. After news of the numerous fires ravaging throughout Napa and Sonoma Counties, the organization focused its efforts to support the North Bay’s most vulnerable youth, including foster parents, transitioning foster youth, homeless(…)

VOICES/ LGBTQ Connection Needs Your Help

Dear Community, As we and our communities wake up from a third night of terrible fires and shifting winds, we are thankful that so many of you have reached out to offer love and support. We continue to mobilize and connect with and support our staff, program participants and communities. Here is updated information about(…)

SoCo Human Services Department Partial Closure

Some offices of the Sonoma County Human Services Department will be closed Wednesday, October 11, due to the effects of the devastating fires in Sonoma County. Services are still available in-person in some offices to clients who need emergency benefits and online options continue to be available. Check for updates on this website or by calling 2-1-1. Human(…)

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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(…)

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