Yesterday, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Equality Act – historic, comprehensive federal legislation to ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans – with a bipartisan majority vote of 224-206.
by Katie Cadiao, County of San Diego Communications Office
As many as half a million additional people in San Diego County will become eligible on Saturday for the COVID-19 vaccine, but supplies remain limited, and it’s expected to take weeks before all those included in the next eligibility tier could get vaccinated.
In order to help businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of San Diego is providing access to financial assistance to cover expenses such as furniture, safety equipment, website development and digital marketing.
The City of San Diego Public Library has a full schedule of events this February to celebrate the rich and diverse history of Black Americans. The library’s Black History Month programming includes storytimes for children, book discussions, author talks and take-home craft kits.
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Board of Directors announced Joe Hollendoner, CEO of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, will become the Center’s next leader. Hollendoner will assume the role of executive director on July 6 and work with Center CEO Lorri L. Jean prior to succeeding her as CEO upon Jean’s retirement in July 2022.
Brenda Watson, a well known trans and LGBTQ activist throughout the San Diego community, passed away earlier this week from complications due to COVID-19. The news of her passing was shared by the North County LGBTQ Resource Center who called Watson one of "North San Diego's historic LGBTQ volunteers & trans sisters. An icon."