Senate Approves Bill to Provide LGBT-Specific Educational Training for Peace Officers

 A new bill could mandate specific training on sexual orientation and gender identity minority groups for entry-level peace offices and dispatchers. Assembly Bill 2504 –...

Senate Approves Bill to Declare LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy for Adults a Fraudulent Practice

Though conversion therapy for children has been banned in California for the past five years, the Senate just recently declared adult conversion therapy a...

Should California’s Last Call Be at 4 a.m.?

UPDATE By Tor Marom  The nightlife in Los Angeles may be on the verge of stretching a bit further. Senate Bill 905, introduced by State Senator...

Bill for Gender Neutral Pronouns in State Statutes, Policies Passes Assembly Judiciary Committee

The use of gender neutral pronouns in state policies and regulations passed in the Assembly Committee today. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 260 won in a bipartisan...

Once Unthinkable, California May Rethink Prop 13

California’s Proposition 13, which allows landowners to save big on taxes, may be up for debate this year.

Bill would amend CA’s HIV criminal statutes

Legislation to be introduced Monday would update California’s laws criminalizing HIV, which were adopted during the height of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s,...

AIDS drug assistance program hits a snag

California's AIDS Drug Assistance Program, which is supposed to help thousands of people get the care they need to stay alive, has been hit...

Eric Bauman to CA LGBTs: Democrats have your back but get engaged

BY KAREN OCAMB  |  First Lady Michelle Obama choked up delivering her final message to young people from the White House on Friday. “For...

California’s Education Accountability Policy Lacks LGBT Awareness

BY KAREN OCAMB  |   LGBT education and legislative activists have been trying to get the attention of California’s education administrators since science teacher Dr....

Senator Mark Leno Praised as 17-Year CA Legislative Career Ends (Video)

BY KAREN OCAMB  |  Most LGBT Californians got to know Mark Leno after he was elected to the State Assembly in 2002 and became...

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