California

GLAAD, LA Unified School District host #SpiritDay rally at local school

Beethoven Elementary School was selected for the landmark event because it is a model for providing a safe and inclusive environment for all. GLAAD thanks Principal Cara Fields for all her work.

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California law ensuring respect for gender identity on death certificates takes effect in July

In July, a California law that will allow transgender people to have their gender identity listed on their death cert

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California ballot initiative targets the trans community's right to use public facilities

A ballot initiative in California seeks to ban transgender people from the bathroom which aligns with their gender identity, and could require trans people to pay "damages" for violating a non-trans person's privacy if found in a bathroom unlawfully. This is part of a larger trend seeking to legally discrimination against the trans community.

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EVENT: Daniel Franzese to host preview of HBO's Looking season finale to benefit the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

Are you in Los Angeles? Do you love HBO's hit show Looking? Well, you're in luck!

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October 22, 2014

Los Angeles schools get LGBT affirmation district wide for #spiritday

The most important part of Spirit Day, GLAAD's annual worldwide stand against anti-LGBT bullying, is youth. This year, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) set the bar high for getting students and the folks who work with them to go purple.

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LGBTQ Connect provides services for homeless San Franciscans

Last year in San Francisco—a city with gravely disparate living circumstances—there were 7,350 youth and adults experiencing homelessness, 30 percent of whom identified as LGBT, according to the 2013 San Francisco Homeless Count and Survey.

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Transgender woman fatally shot in Los Angeles, media reports

According to reports from local Los Angeles media, a transgender woman was fatally shot in the head in East Hollywood on Thursday morning while walking down the street during what police believe might have been an attempted robbery.

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California Assembly passes bill to ban use of "trans panic" and "gay panic" defenses

A new bill that would ban people from using the "trans panic" or "gay panic" defenses in court passed California's State Assembly, and is headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.

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