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Barney & Barney Awards Mama’s Kitchen $5k in Grant Funding

(SAN DIEGO) Barney & Barney, San Diego's oldest and largest insurance brokerage firm, officially ended its summer-long centennial celebration last week with an October 1 event at the San Diego Natural History Museum. As part of the commemoration, more than $260,000 in grant funding was allocated to local charities.

Obama to Address Gay Rights Organization

The Human Rights Campaign announced today that President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address at the 13th Annual National Dinner, taking place this Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Seven out of Ten LGBT Adults, Given the Choice, Prefer Jobs in States That Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA, WASHINGTON, DC and ROCHESTER, NY)– October 6, 2009 – According to the 2009 Out & Equal Workplace Survey, other factors being equal, 71 percent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults would prefer a job with an employer based in a state where marriage equality is recognized over an employer based in a state that does not yet recognize marriage equality for

75% of Americans Plan on Working as Long as They Can

(NEW YORK) A new study released by Bankrate, Inc. shows that the vast majority of working Americans plan to work as long as they can during retirement age, showing a redefinition of how Americans view traditional retirement plans.

Jerry Sanders to Join Cast of The Laramie Project:

(SAN DIEGO) On October 12, 2009, San Diego’s Republican mayor Jerry Sanders will be joining the La Jolla Playhouse cast in the reading of The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later.

Economic Downturn Taking Toll on Americans' Mental Health

A new national survey shows the economic downturn is taking a toll on the mental health of Americans. Individuals who are unemployed are four times as likely as those with jobs to report symptoms consistent with severe mental illness.

Equality California Welcomes New Development Director

(San Francisco)- Equality California (EQCA) announced that Eric Harrison has joined the organization as its Director of Development. Harrison, named by the North Bay Business Journal as one of the publication’s 2009 top ‘Forty under 40’ remarkable professionals, previously served as Vice President of Resource Development at United Way of the Wine Country.