Press Release

November 20, 2012

Assemblyman Rich Gordon’s statement on the Transgender Day of Remembrance

SACRAMENTO, CA - Assemblyman Rich Gordon (Menlo Park), Chair of the California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Caucus, released the following statement commemorating November 20th as the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

November 07, 2012

Assemblyman Rich Gordon’s statement on Tuesday’s Historic Election

SACRAMENTO, CA - Assemblyman Rich Gordon (Menlo Park), Chair of the California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Caucus, released the following statement in response to last night’s historic election.

October 08, 2012

Assemblyman Rich Gordon’s statement on banning reparative therapy in California

SACRAMENTO, CA - Assemblyman Rich Gordon (Menlo Park), Chair of the Legislative LGBT Caucus, released the following statement in response to the signing of SB 1172.  Signed into law over the weekend by Governor Brown, the new law bans for minors reparative therapies, which aim to change one’s sexual orientation.

June 18, 2012
Eric Astacaan, 916-319-2226, eric.astacaan@asm.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO - The California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Caucus celebrated June 2012 as LGBT Pride Month with the adoption of House Resolution 29 at today’s Assembly Floor Session.  As part of the floor ceremony, the LGBT Caucus honored seven individuals and two organizations with the 2012 LGBT Pride Recognition Awards in appreciation of their extraordinary accomplishments in their respective field of endeavors and outstanding leadership and activism to promote equal rights for LGBT Californians.

May 09, 2012
Eric Astacaan, 916-319-2226, eric.astacaan@asm.ca.gov

Sacramento, California – Assemblymember Rich Gordon, Chair of the California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Caucus, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s support for marriage equality.

 

January 19, 2012
Margot Grant, (650) 691-2121/ (650) 383-8086 - cell

(SACRAMENTO) Wednesday, Assemblyman Rich Gordon (Menlo Park) was elected as Chair of the Californian Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) Caucus.

“I am honored to be elected as Chair of the LGBT Caucus,” said Gordon. “I will continue work on important LGBT issues and fight to bring equality to all LGBT individuals and couples.”

June 08, 2011
Eric Astacaan - 916-319-2226

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Christine Kehoe, Chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, issued the following statement today to commemorate the 30th anniversary when the first five cases of what is now known as the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) were reported on June 5, 1981 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR):

August 04, 2010
Eric Astacaan - 916-319-2226

Sacramento, California – Members of the California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Caucus issued the following statements in response to the decision issued today by Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in the case entitled Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, invalidating Proposition 8, the discriminatory state constitutional amendment that banned marriage for same-sex couples:

December 10, 2009
Eric Astacaan - 916-319-2226

Sacramento, CA – Fellow Members of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus issued the following statements after the Assembly Democratic Caucus voted unanimously today to support Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) to serve as the next Speaker of the California State Assembly.  Assemblymember Pérez’s selection makes him the first openly-gay Speaker of the Assembly.  A floor vote is expected when the Assembly reconvenes next month.

Senator Mark Leno (D – San Francisco), Chair: