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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Golden State.


California Doctor Speaks Against Discrimination by Sharing Her Story as a Transgender Wife and Mother

May 23, 2018, 3:48 pm Physician Dana Pizzuti shares her story as a transgender mother and wife, and explains how her advocacy and life experience led her to write the soon to be published Transitioning in the Workplace: A Guidebook

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins Calls for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Nationwide

April 5, 2018, 10:18 am Filmmaker Patty Jenkins, director of 2017's smash hit 'Wonder Woman,' speaks out strongly against discrimination, the importance of story sharing, and explains why Wonder Woman is a beloved icon to the LGBTQ community.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: Lawmakers Miss Opportunity to Strengthen Their States

By Adam Polaski • February 10, 2018, 5:29 pm It's been another busy week for the movement to win LGBTQ non-discrimination as multiple states considered, scheduled hearings, and took votes on legislation to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
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Walgreens Issues Company-Wide Directive on Equal Treatment for Transgender Customers

By Shane Stahl • February 7, 2018, 5:13 pm Walgreens has announced it will change its restroom policies to ensure full dignity for transgender customers.
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Local Steps Forward: Support for Non-Discrimination Ordinances and School Policies Grow

By Shane Stahl • February 2, 2018, 2:06 pm A roundup of the most significant local steps forward regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination from January, 2018.
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Transgender Soldiers to Attend Tonight’s State of the Union as Special Guests

By Shane Stahl • January 30, 2018, 10:08 am Two transgender soldiers, Patricia King and Lynda Bengtsson-Davis, will attend the State of the Union speech on January 30 as guests of legislators Joe Kennedy III and Jared Huffman.
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End-of-Year Spotlight: 10 Heroes Who Advocated for Equal Treatment for LGBTQ Americans in 2017

By Shane Stahl • December 27, 2017, 5:36 pm From elected officials sticking their necks out on behalf of their constituents to parents who will do anything to protect their children to LGBTQ people themselves, there are so many heroes in the movement for LGBTQ nondiscrimination.
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Transgender Candidates And Allies Win Big in Tuesday Elections

By Shane Stahl • November 8, 2017, 12:55 pm "From coast to coast, Americans rejected divisive and discriminatory rhetoric about what it means to be transgender. Instead, they looked at transgender candidates as their fellow neighbors, they listened to their proposals for improving local communities, and they voted accordingly."
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Transgender Americans Win Historic Victories from Coast to Coast on Election Night 2017

November 8, 2017, 12:28 pm Transgender Americans won historic races in Virginia, Minnesota, Georgia, and California last night -- delivering a rebuke not just to President Donald Trump’s anti-LGBTQ agenda, but to state lawmakers who have doggedly pursued anti-transgender legislation in recent years.
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Jury Rules Against Plaintiffs in Pepperdine University LGBTQ Discrimination Case

By Angela Dallara • August 15, 2017, 2:21 pm Although the outcome is not what the plaintiffs had hoped for, the legacy of this case is palpable: it marked one of the first times that a claim of discrimination based on sexual orientation as prohibited by Title IX underwent a full trial.
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This Week: Trial Proceeds in Landmark Title IX Case of College Basketball Players Who Faced Anti-Gay Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • July 25, 2017, 11:34 am A weeks-long jury trial is currently underway in Los Angeles in Videckis and White v. Pepperdine University, in which plaintiffs argue that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on sex, also prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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TODAY: Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Take Questions on LGBT Equality

By Adam Polaski • April 7, 2017, 2:44 pm Today, Friday, April 7, five mayors who are members of Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination are taking questions as part of Tumblr's IssueTime series.

Educating YouTube Viewers – and Himself – on the Unique Challenges Facing Bisexual Americans

September 22, 2016, 11:05 pm When RJ Aguiar first decided to make a video on YouTube declaring his bisexuality and addressing many of the questions that he had received online, he thought that he would probably run out of things to discuss in the first video.
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California Legislature Moves to Ensure Culture of Inclusion by Passing “All-Gender” Restroom Bill

By Megan Clayton • August 23, 2016, 4:33 pm California's Assembly Bill 1732 ensures the safety and security of transgender Californians by requiring single-occupancy restrooms in California businesses, government buildings, and places of public accommodation to be universally accessible.
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Barber Denies Service to Transgender Veteran, Citing Religious Beliefs

By Adam Polaski • March 16, 2016, 5:57 pm The barbershop owner said no, explaining that he would not cut any woman's hair – even though Kendall is transgender and identifies as male.