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Gay Marriage Fight Fuels Debate Over Petitioners' Rights

The fierce fight over same-sex marriage in California and elsewhere is creating pressure to recognize a new free-speech right that could keep petition signatures secret.

LGBT Americans Think, Act, Vote More Green than Others

Two-thirds of lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender adults, asked in a new national survey conducted online, say that it is important to support environmental causes, compared with 56% of non-LGBT adults.

8th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance to Take Place November 20th

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999.

MTS Board Approves Stricter Taxicab Penalties

Through intensified vehicle field inspections, the Metropolitan Transit Service found that an alarming number of taxicabs were found to be in unacceptable condition. Inspections between January 2008 and February 2009 resulted in 85% of vehicles being removed from service for poor condition.

Congressman Bob Filner Urges President to Lead on 350 Climate Goal

U.S. Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA) told hundreds of environmental activists Saturday that he would ask President Obama to go to Copenhagen and seek agreement with other global leaders on the need to reduce the level of carbon-dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere to 350 parts per million.

Human Rights Campaign to Honor Judy Shepard in Palm Springs

Judy Shepard, executive director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and member of the HRC Foundation board of directors, will receive the Ally for Equality award for her work to pass hate crimes legislation.