The California Legislative Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus is composed of openly LGBT members of the California State Legislature. Founded in June 2002, the caucus’ role is to present a forum for the California Legislature to discuss issues that affect LGBT Californians and to further the goal of equality and justice for all Californians.
The CA LGBT Caucus is a great resource for information on LGBT related events and happenings in the State of California. CV Stonewall would like to share this information with regular postings from the CA LGBT Caucus weekly newsletter.
- November 20 was the Transgender Day of Remembrance, here is a recap:
o LGBT-Rights Leaders Mark Transgender Day of Remembrance, https://www.metroweekly.com/poliglot/2012/11/lgbt-rights-leaders-mark-transgender-day-of-rememb.html.
o The Transgender Visibility Timeline, https://www.buzzfeed.com/stacylambe/the-transgender-visibility-timeline.
§ Activists, White House Mark Transgender Day Of Remembrance, https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/activists-white-house-mark-transgender-day-of-rem.
- California Gov. Appoints Two New LGBT Judges, https://www.advocate.com/politics/2012/11/21/california-gov-appoints-two-new-lgbt-judges.
- The Victory Fund will be holding their LGBT Leaders Conference in Long Beach November 29 to December 2. To register or for more information, visit https://lgbtleaders.org.
- Boeing Said It Will Deny Equal Pension Benefits to Married Gay Couples in Washington, https://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/11/21/boeing-says-it-will-deny-equal-pension-benefits-to-married-gay-couples.
- Soldier’s last wish: Let DOMA die before I do, https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2012/11/22/soldiers-last-wish-let-doma-die-before-i-do/.
- Supreme Court nears same sex marriage decision on DOMA-related cases, https://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/23/supreme-court-nears-same-sex-marriage-decision-on-doma-related-cases/.
- Rep. Jared Polis has pledged to become the lead sponsor of ENDA in the next Congress, https://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/11/14/polis-pledges-to-take-the-lead-on-enda/.
- NBC News Vetoed Chelsea Clinton Marriage Equality Ads, https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/exclusive-nbc-news-vetoed-chelsea-clinton-marriag.
- Indiana Considering Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage, https://wcsi.whiterivernews.com/templates/localnews_temp.asp?id=6160&storyno=1.
- LGBT health policy priorities for 2013, https://www.jaapa.com/lgbt-health-policy-priorities-for-2013/article/268639/.
- Muscular Body Image Lures Boys Into Gym, and Obsession, https://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/health/teenage-boys-worried-about-body-image-take-risks.html.
- Military Reverses Course on HIV+ People Serving Overseas, https://outservemag.com/2012/11/military-reverses-course-on-hiv-people-serving-overseas-2/.
- China bans hospitals from refusing AIDS patients, https://bigstory.ap.org/article/china-bans-hospitals-refusing-aids-patients.
- Making HIV tests as common as cholesterol checks: Guideline pushes routine screens for most,https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/making-hiv-tests-as-common-as-cholesterol-checks-guideline-pushes-routine-screens-for-most/2012/11/19/eb93d50e-3295-11e2-92f0-496af208bf23_story.html.
- Lesbian attorney appointed to San Diego County Superior Court, https://sdgln.com/news/2012/11/24/lesbian-attorney-appointed-san-diego-county-superior-court.
- Twin Peaks Tavern San Francisco To Become Official LGBT Landmark, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/19/twin-peaks-tavern-san-francisco_n_2160132.html.
- Same-sex case ruling favors gay employee, https://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Same-sex-case-ruling-favors-gay-employee-4063964.php.
- GOP Super PAC Plans to Spend $4 Million to Elect Gay Republican Kevin James as Mayor of Los Angeles,https://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mayor-super-pac-20121117,0,3180241.story.
- Republican and Lesbian, and Fighting for Acceptance of Both Identities, https://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/us/politics/lesbian-republicans-long-a-rare-political-breed-raise-their-profiles.html.
- Human Rights Campaign releases new television ad, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdnxMFs8tTk.
- Florida Swears In First Out Lawmakers In State History, https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/florida-swears-in-first-out-lawmakers-in-state-his.
- Congressman Honda Calls for LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Reform, https://www.metroweekly.com/poliglot/2012/11/congressman-calls-for-lgbt-inclusive-immigration-r.html.
- Ken Mehlman Launches Gay Rights Project, former RNC chairman created Project Right Side, a research and analysis nonprofit, with the belief that conservatives succeed when they “attract new supporters to timeless traditions,”https://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2012/11/21/ken-mehlman-launches-gay-rights-project.
- The UN Includes "Gender Identity" in Resolution Condemning Discrimination-Based Killings,https://www.autostraddle.com/the-un-includes-gender-identity-in-resolution-condemning-discrimination-based-killings-150330/.
- Singer Frank Ocean Talks About Coming Out, https://www.gq.com/entertainment/music/201212/frank-ocean-interview-gq-december-2012.
- Elmo Puppeteer Resigns After Fresh Allegation, https://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/20/kevin-clash-elmo-puppeteer-resigns/.
- Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-YCdcnf_P8.
- Neil Patrick Harris Feeds The Homeless A Thanksgiving Meal, https://www.buzzfeed.com/whitneyjefferson/neil-patrick-harris-feeding-the-homeless-for-thank.
- Marvel’s X-Men Tackle DOMA’s Assault On Binational Gay Couples, https://www.queerty.com/marvels-x-men-tackle-domas-assault-on-binational-gay-couples-20121124/.
- OUT Magazine releases its 18th OUT100, a varied list of movers and shakers in the LGBT movement. To see the honorees, visit https://www.out.com/out-exclusives/out100-2012/2012/11/15/18th-annual-out100. To see the magazine covers, visit https://www.out.com/out-exclusives/out100-2012/2012/11/15/out100-2012-covers.
The Caucus now has a Facebook page! Please Like it and share with your colleagues and staff, https://facebook.com/calgbt.
LGBT Caucus, Consultant
Assemblymember Gordon, Chair