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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.

Tony Hoang to serve as next executive director of Equality California

Tony Hoang to serve as next executive director of Equality California

First, I want to thank you. I’m honored and humbled to be named Executive Director-designate of Equality California. I can’t wait to work with each of you as we continue the fight for full, lived LGBTQ+ equality.

California State Board of Education approves LGBTQ inclusive textbooks

“Approval of these textbooks means that California schools will now have access to approved materials that accurately represent LGBTQ people..."

Yesterday, the California State Board of Education adopted ten LGBTQ-inclusive history and social studies textbooks for K-8 classrooms and rejected two which failed to include LGBTQ people. The state's subject matter frameworks require LGBTQ inclusion following the 2011 passage of the FAIR Education Act, authored by Senator Mark Leno.

Log Cabin Republicans oppose Trump's military ban on trans folks

Gregory T. Angelo of the Log Cabin Republicans speak out against Trump's ban on trans servicemembers..

In light of Trump’s Tweet today about the ban of transgender men and women in the military, Log Cabin Republican President, Gregory T. Angelo, issued the following statement:

“This smacks of politics, pure and simple. The United States military already includes transgender individuals who protect our freedom day in and day out.