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Equality California: Sign our petition to end healthcare discrimination against LGBTQ+ people

Equality California: Sign our petition to end healthcare discrimination against LGBTQ+ people

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act made it illegal for healthcare providers to discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

“Sex” here includes sexual orientation, gender identity and pregnancy. That means doctors would not be allowed to turn away LGBTQ+ patients or deny them healthcare simply because of who they are.

Advocacy Update from The Center

Advocacy Update from The Center

Last Tuesday, former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty in a court of law for the murder of George Floyd; guilty of all three charges: second degree murder, third degree murder, and second degree manslaughter.

The San Diego LGBT Community Center's advocacy and the City of San Diego's budget

The San Diego LGBT Community Center's advocacy and the City of San Diego's budget

As we continue to witness inequities in healthcare and law enforcement across the country, The Center’s Advocacy team is focused on one significant opportunity to create greater equity in San Diego – through a more equitable City of San Diego budget, to better our San Diego region.

County of San Diego to consider creation of Department of Homelessness Solutions

County of San Diego to consider creation of Department of Homelessness Solutions
People who experience homelessness need resources and services that put them on a better path, one that leads to safe, secure housing. To address this, creating a Department of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Communities at the County will make us a better regional partner, more coordinated internally and support serving more unsheltered people.
 

A longtime activist's history of pride celebrations in San Diego

Nicole Murray-Ramirez shares about the 46-year evolution of San Diego Pride

Editors note: This year's San Diego Pride weekend may have looked different than we are used to, but it will still be one to add to the long legacy of pride celebrations in the city. Longtime activist Nicole Murray-Ramirez shared his history of San Diego's pride celebration with us and we are publishing it below.