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RNC Sides With Trump Transgender Military Ban

The Republican National Committee is siding with President Donald Trump on his order to bar transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military. In a resolution passed at its annual winter meeting Friday, the committee voted to support Trump’s August demand that military recruitment policy consider transgender as “a disqualifying psychological and physical” condition Trump’s(…)

The Leadership Conference Education Fund Releases Report on Trump’s Civil and Human Rights Rollbacks

The Leadership Conference Education Fund  released “Without Justice: Trump’s Across-the-Board Assault on Civil and Human Rights,” a report on the Trump administration’s first year and its attacks on our nation’s hard-fought civil and human rights achievements. The report is the 2018 edition of The Education Fund’s annual Civil Rights Monitor and comes the day after President(…)

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Local News

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(…)

LGBTQ Connection to Hold Training in Sonoma Valley October 11

In order to better serve our gay and transgender youth,  LGBTQ Connection is offering a FREE training! Often, people want to support gay & trans youth, but don’t know how. Sometimes, this fear gets in the way of being an advocate for others. Our training is designed to meet people where they are at to(…)

Arts & Entertainment

Spreckels’ Theatre Company Presents “The Music Man”

March on down to Spreckels Performing Arts Center for the musical comedy, The Music Man Jr. presented by Spreckels Youth In Arts.  This show features iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance.  The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa,(…)

State News

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.(…)

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