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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.

San Diego Black LGBTQ community comes together to strategize for the future

The inaugural conference was held at The World Beat Cultural Center in Balboa Park, a non-profit space which celebrates black history and achievement.

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, a much-needed conversation took place. Funded through a grant from San Diego LGBT Pride, the San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition 2017 Conference, “Claiming Your Seat at the Table,” brought together an audience of Black attendees, who identify as “LGBTQ”, from all ages, walks of life, and experiences.

Safe parking program expanded for homeless individuals, families living in cars

Jewish Family Service’s Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus on Balboa Avenue and provides a safe space for 40 vehicles.

As another strategy to reduce homelessness in San Diego, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today announced a safe parking program that will allow individuals and families who are currently living out of their vehicles a safe and secure place to park at night, with case managers and a housing specialist to help them find permanent homes.

City cleans up riverbed, offers services to homeless

City of San Diego goes through river bed cleaning up trash and relocating the homeless.

San Diego – As part of an aggressive push to stop the hepatitis A outbreak, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and City Councilmembers Scott Sherman and Lorie Zapf today joined City crews to clear the San Diego River of debris and to relocate homeless individuals to safe and sanitary living conditions. 

Circulate San Diego and SDPD unite, release pedestrian safety awareness videos

According to a recent report from the San Diego County Coroner, a staggering 101 pedestrians died on the streets across San Diego County last year.

Today Circulate San Diego and the San Diego Police Department recognized Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month by releasing two videos to promote Vision Zero, the City of San Diego’s plan to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2025.

The video public service announcements emphasize the importance of being safe and aware when walking and driving on San Diego streets.

National ad challenging adoption discrimination rejected by Fox News as 'Too Powerful'

“Politicians are passing these laws, so it’s important for the public to understand how these laws can hurt kids."

As the American Civil Liberties Union announced the filing of a landmark lawsuit challenging LGBT adoption discrimination practices in Michigan, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) unveiled a national ad and policy report underscoring the potential dangers that adoption-related religious exemption laws pose to children.

After years of dithering, Mayor Faulconer announces homeless tent plan destined to fail

Former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio is blasting Mayor Kevin Faulconer for failing to adequately address the exploding homeless crisis in San Diego.

Mayor Faulconer today announced his plan is simply to erect a few large tents to temporarily house the homeless - a strategy DeMaio says is destined to fail.