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New Year, New State Law-Mandated Gender Representation

The new year brought a handful of new state laws, including SB179, which allows for a third gender marker option "x" on driver's licenses...

California Welcomes Third Gender Option on Driver’s Licenses, State IDs

A third gender option is now available on California driver’s licenses and state identification cards. This is a major victory for non-binary or gender...

A War on Cross-Dressing: Los Angeles’ Anti-Masquerading Ordinance of 1889 Targeted...

A little over a hundred years after the City of Los Angeles was founded, the Anti-Masquerading Ordinance of 1889 was enacted to intimidate and...

Gov. Brown Signs Bill to Mandate Sexual Orientation Training for Peace...

A bill that will mandate specific training on sexual orientation and gender identity minority groups for entry-level peace offices and dispatchers was signed into...

California Documentation to Match Gender Identity

Promoting safety and acceptance, two laws that allow Californians to legally change their gender on IDs and birth certificates and simplify the process went...

UPDATE: Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy Has Been Shelved

The California Assembly Bill that would ban the practice of Gay Conversion Therapy has been shelved for further evaluation. Assemblymember Evan Low (D-San Jose),...

California First State to Condemn Unnecessary Surgery on Intersex Children

SCR110 to affirm Intersex Rights. As of Tuesday, Aug. 28, California is the first state to pass legislature that supports the autonomy of intersex people...

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...

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

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

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...

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