In August, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law AB 1266, a landmark bill that extended the rights of transgender students.
The law serves to set a standard to make it clear that a student who is transgender can have equal access to the school programs and facilities that match their gender identity. For students who are transgender, this would provide them a fair chance to succeed in their crucial years of development.
SAN DIEGO -- A group of transgender rights activists recently held a town hall meeting focusing on the ban on transgender service in the U.S. armed forces, with the goal of furthering the national conversation on the topic.
The meeting, which was attended by about 30 people, was held at The San Diego LGBT Community Center and broadcast on Livestream for the world to see.
(Editor’s note: As a new study is released today about transgender Americans “Still Serving in Silence” in the military, a group of activists in San Diego will meet at 6:30 pm today at The Center in Hillcrest to address the topic of “Lift the Ban: Transgender Military Town Hall.” Organizers are Sean Sala, Connor Maddocks,
SAN DIEGO -- Local LGBT rights activist Sean Sala recently appeared on UT-TV to call out San Diego County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg, who recently filed a petition to halt same-gender marriages in California.
While Dronenburg's petition was denied, Sala called on him to resign, otherwise he'll work to make sure the voters don't re-elect him at the next election.
Ben Cartwright - SDGLN Staff Writer July 23rd, 2013
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg paid a surprise visit this morning to a group of community activists who had called a news conference to demand accountability for the County Clerk who filed a petition with the California Supreme Court to halt same-gender marriages.
Ken Williams - SDGLN Editor in Chief June 22nd, 2013
SAN DIEGO -- Two LGBT activists who confronted Exodus International leader Alan Chambers on a television show Thursday night say they have uncovered evidence that Chambers’ apology was likely a publicity stunt to blunt criticism of the junk science known as “ex-gay therapy.”
The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle - SDGLN Contributor June 21st, 2013
Remember that wonderful sermon preached by Philip Seymour Hoffman playing the priest in “Doubt” (2008) where he describes gossip? He describes a man taking a feather pillow to a rooftop and ripping it open, releasing the feathers on the wind and how impossible it is for the man to gather those feathers back. No matter how hard he tries, the feathers are gone and the damage is done.
WASHINGTON – Exodus International, an organization which for years advocated for and practiced dangerous so-called therapies to change people’s sexual orientation, announced late Wednesday that it is closing its doors for good.
In a written statement, the organization’s president Alan Chambers apologized to the gay community for undue judgment and dishonesty.
SAN DIEGO -- As marriage equality is at the forefront of the nationwide dialogue this week, gay rights activist Sean Sala debated Jennifer Thieme from the Ruth Institute, an affiliate of the National Organization for Marriage.
The debate aired on UT-TV, the online television station produced by the UT-San Diego newspaper, during the "Primetime with Taylor Baldwin" show.