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LGBTQ elected officials to host National Town Hall online

A group of LGBTQ elected officials will host a National Town Hall on Thursday, April 30 at 3 pm to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the LGBTQ community. The panel, which will be presented via Zoom, is being organized by the office of California State Senator Scott Wiener.

Imperial Court System to honor mask sewers

The International Imperial Court System has launched the International Betsy Ross Citation to honor individuals and organizations who have given of their time to sew masks and other personal protective equipment for use by the public and medical professionals.

Today is Transgender Day of Visibility

Today, March 31, is Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). Spearheaded by youth organization Trans Student Educational Resources, the day has been honored since 2009 as a way to celebrate transgender people and raise awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, while celebrating their contributions to society.

Senators urge overhaul of gay donor restrictions amid blood shortage

A group of senators are calling on the federal government to lift policies restricting gay and bisexual men from giving blood amid a nationwide donation shortage. Currently, men who have sex with men must remain celibate for a year before they are permitted to donate.

Costco is refusing returns on hoarded items

Costco recently began posting signs indicating that it will no longer accept returns on six items — toilet paper, paper towels, rice, water, sanitizing wipes and Lysol — that consumers have been stocking up in response to the coronavirus pandemic.