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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.

Leeza Gibbons and Sharon Gless honored at Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing's Fall Garden Party Benefit!

(LOS ANGELES) /PRNewswire/ -- Gay & Lesbian Elder Housing (GLEH), the nation's only affordable housing development and organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) older adults, announced that it raised over $250,000 at its 8th annual Garden Party event entitled "Celebrating Equality's Pioneers." The amount raised came from corporate sponsorships, ticket sales, as well as

Mayor Newsom Commits to Limits on State Contractors’ Business With Iran

(San Francisco, CA)— Mayor Newsom has affirmed his commitment to limits on state contractors' business ties with the energy interests of Iran. As Governor, Newsom would sign an executive order requiring disclosure of any connection with the Iranian energy sector or any firm assisting the regime with sensitive technology.

Newsom for California Launches First Spot in Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Newsom for California yesterday launched the first spot of the Democratic gubernatorial primary, a 60-second online ad calling for a fresh start for the state. The ad urges a constitutional convention to reform California's government, and will be followed by an online policy "wiki" that incorporates the input of voters and an online organizing drive.

Governor Signs Bill Expanding Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Survivors of Domestic Violence

(SACRAMENTO)– Yesterday Governor Schwarzenegger signed a bill that will increase and expand services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) survivors of domestic violence. Authored by Assemblymember John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) and sponsored by Equality California (EQCA), the LGBT Domestic Violence Programs Expansion bill will go into effect on January 1, 2010.

Governor Signs Harvey Milk Day and Marriage Recognition Bills

(SACRAMENTO)– Today Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law two historic LGBT rights bills – recognizing the contributions of slain civil rights leader Harvey Milk and a bill that underscores that same-sex couples married before the passage of Proposition 8 are entitled to full recognition as married spouses in California, regardless of whether they married in California or out of state.