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LGBT Groups See Financial Growth and Stability as Movement Priorities Radically Shift

National
New data analysis released by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) shows increased investments in LGBT organizations, perhaps as donors seek opportunities to respond to the new political climate. ...
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Governor Signs Bill Modernizing California HIV Laws

Politics Health
Beginning in the late 1980s and at the height of the HIV epidemic, lawmakers passed several laws criminalizing otherwise legal behaviors of people living with HIV and added HIV-related penalties to existing crimes. ...
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California Legislature Passes ‘Bill of Rights’ for LGBTQ Seniors in Long-Term Care

Politics
The California Legislature Wednesday approved a bill that would create a “bill of rights” for LGBTQ seniors in long-term care. ...
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Bill Announced to Modernize California’s Discriminatory HIV Criminalization Laws

Politics
Senator Wiener and Assemblymember Gloria Wednesday introduced a bill to modernize laws that criminalize and stigmatize people living with HIV. ...
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Family Sues Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego for Discriminatory Treatment of Transgender Teenager

Katharine Prescott holds a portrait of her son, Kyler Prescott, in the garden she built in his memory outside their San Diego-area home. He passed away in May 2015.
National
A transgender teenage boy was admitted to Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego for in-patient care, released, and then died by suicide. ...
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District Court Hears Challenge to Federal Guidance Protecting Transgender Students and Employees

National
Five leading national civil and LGBT rights organizations urged the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to reject an effort to block the Obama administration’s interpretations of several federal laws pending trial in Texas v. United States. ...
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VA Petitioned to Provide Surgery for Transgender Veterans

Transgender Veterans March
Health
Lambda Legal and Transgender Law Center, with co-counsel WilmerHale, petitioned with the VA to change the rule that excludes transition-related surgery for transgender veterans. ...
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Travel Ban and All-Gender Restroom Bills Clear California Assembly

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Politics
AB 1732 would enact the most progressive statewide restroom access policy in the nation, requiring all single-occupancy restrooms to be available to everyone. ...
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Fourth Circuit Rules to Protect Virginia Transgender High School Student Under Title IX

National
A court ruled that student Gavin Grimm can proceed to challenge the school board’s restroom policy of separating transgender students from their peers. ...
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Complaints of Transphobia Aboard Royal Caribbean Cruises

Travel
It was supposed to be fun on the high seas on the second annual Transgender Vacations’ Caribbean cruise until one guest was the recipient of homophobic epithets. ...
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