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For black women, being called the Democrats’ 'backbone' Is no compliment

We always have had agency and voting-mobilization strategies to support our candidates.

Black women voters in the recent Alabama U.S. Senate race are being thanked for “saving” the state from Republican candidate Roy Moore, a homophobe, slavery apologist, and accused pedophile.

And we're all now are being lauded as “the backbone” of the Democratic Party.

As a voting bloc, black women in Alabama didn’t just suddenly emerge for Democratic candidate Doug Jones.

The new Jim Crow targets LGBTQ Americans, too

Since Trump has taken office there has been an erosion of LGBTQ civil rights under the guise of religious liberty. 

Last week the U. S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the case “Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.”  

Why we are disabling comments on SDGLN.com

SDGLN has disabled the comments section on our website.

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News is following suit with many respected news publications by disabling the comments section on our website. There are a few reasons why we chose to make this difficult decision.

Should the sins of our spouses fall on us?

Many are asking, myself included, is it fair to hold Rosenberg responsible for the actions of his spouse? 

Democratic Senate President Stanley C.  Rosenberg, 68, looked heartbroken, shocked and devastated during an impromptu press conference outside of his office at the State House where he publicly addressed allegations that his spouse, Bryon Hefner, 38, groped and assaulted four men who do business before the Senate.

My black lesbian body is a target for police brutality

Every day when my spouse and I leave home I pray we return to each other.

The reality of unarmed African American women- LBTQ, gender nonconforming and straight-  being beaten, profiled, sexually violated and murdered by law enforcement officials with alarming regularity is too often ignored – especially with the focus of police brutality on our males.

Donna Brazile’s revenge with “Hacks”

Brazile, an LGBTQ ally, is the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

Since the election of Donald Trump, most Americans on both sides of the political aisle feel American democracy is under siege.

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.