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April 09, 2018

Excerpted from Huffington Post

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make selling or advertising gay conversion therapy a violation of the state’s consumer fraud laws.

The state Assembly passed Bill 2943 on Thursday. The legislation, which targets the practice of trying to change a person’s sexual orientation, now heads to the state Senate. If enacted, the bill would make “advertising, offering to engage in, or engaging in sexual orientation change efforts” to the list of fraudulent business practices already banned in California.

April 09, 2018

Excerpted from Los Angeles Blade

California lawmakers continue to press for progressive values, defiant of the Trump administration’s conscious disruption of democracy and rollback of common decency. And now LGBT legislators are leaping ahead of the traditional trajectory of civil rights movements and presenting a resolution in which the state of California formally apologizes for past discrimination and discriminatory laws that oppressed and persecuted the LGBT community.

April 09, 2018

Excerpted from the Los Angeles Blade
 

Equality California Institute held its fourth annual Fair Share for Equality convening at Paramount Studios on Friday, April 6 where nearly 400 LGBT leaders, allies, elected officials, policymakers, and community influencers shared ideas and asked questions to find ways to ensure that the LGBT community gets its “fair share” of California resources.

The two big headliners were longtime LGBT ally Rep. Barbara Lee and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, who Equality California has endorsed for governor.