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Texas mayor comes out to community as transgender

Jedd Herbst of New Hope Texas comes out as trans.

Jess Herbst is a small-town mayor who just delivered some big-time news to the citizens of New Hope, Texas.

She has come out as transgender to over 600 people who live in the suburb situated 45 minutes from Dallas. 

This makes her the first transgender elected official in Texas. Herbst was elected to office in May 2016.

Female student sexually assaulted at CSUSM campus Tuesday

University police are currently investigating a rape at California State University San Marcos.

A social media app with an anomoninity feature may have been a contributing factor in the rape of a student at California State University San Marcos in broad daylight on Tuesday.

It happened on campus Lot B about 11 am on Tuesday according to an alert sent out to students that day.

University police are currently investigating the crime.

Ironically, deleting Uber supports Trump

Which has stronger ties to the Trump administration, Uber or Lyft?

Amid controversy over President Trump’s immigration ban last Saturday, many people criticized the ridesharing service Uber for apparently playing scab to a the New York Taxi Workers Alliance micro strike on JFK airport in New York.

Airbnb CEO offers free housing to displaced immigrants

Airbnb CEO offers free housing to displaced immigrants.

The country is still settling in over the recent rash of executive orders handed down by President Donald Trump last week, and big businesses such as Airbnb are coming to the aid of those who are affected.

England to pardon 100,000 gay men convicted of past same-sex behavior

Before 2003 gay men could be arrested in the UK just or cruising.

LONDON - English human rights organization, The Peter Tatchell Foundation, applauded the government today as they confirmed the granting of pardons for up to 100,000 gay men.

Prior to 2003, men could be convicted of engaging in homosexuality because historic anti-gay laws were still enforceable.

Hundreds at Lindbergh Field rallied in protest of Trump's executive order

The sidewalks were elbow to elbow with protesters at Lindbergh Field.

Although there is no official count, hundreds of people, protestors descended upon Terminal Two at San Diego International Airport Sunday night to show opposition to Donald Trump’s executive order which limits immigrants from entering the United States.

Protests from all over the country have been in full swing at some of the busiest airports.

A gay Iranian asylumee documents his plight after returning to U.S.

Gay Iranian green card holder, Maysam Sodagari (May Sam) returned to a different America than the one he left for vacation last week. 

On Friday President Trump signed an executive order barring any people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the country including those with visas or green cards. 

San Diego no longer in drought

San Diego comes out seven-year drought thanks to last week's storms.

Those heavy rains that drenched San Diego County last week, wreaking havoc on roadways and property, brought a silver lining.