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California passes new bill to support LGBTQ Seniors

From Logo by Samantha Manzella /h4> California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a new bill into law that will support the inclusion of LGBTQ seniors in state-administered programs and services for the elderly. AB 2719, authored by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin and co-sponsored by SAGE and Equality California, adds sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to the definition […]

Crossing the divide – Do men really have it easier? These transgender guys found the truth was more complex.

From The Washington Post by Tara Bahrampour In the 1990s, the late Stanford neuroscientist Ben Barres transitioned from female to male. He was in his 40s, mid-career, and afterward he marveled at the stark changes in his professional life. Now that society saw him as male, his ideas were taken more seriously. He was able […]

NAACP hosts ‘historic’ LGBT Town Hall

from The Washington Blade by Lou Chibbaro Jr. A panel of seven prominent African-American LGBT leaders participated in a first-of-its-kind Town Hall gathering on Tuesday, July 17, called “The State of LGBT People of Color in America” as part of the NAACP’s’ 109th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson, NAACP […]