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.
- The LGBT Dreamers Fund will provide financial assistance scholarships to undocumented lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender-identified individuals who qualify for the deferred action policy to help them pay the costs of the application process. Rolling deadline, limited scholarships. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.libertyhill.org/LGBTDREAMersFund.
- Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, the Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, and the Fat family are hosting a Lunar New Year Reception on Monday, February 25, 2013, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Frank Fats on 806 L Street, Sacramento, CA. The reception will be celebrating the Lunar New Year of the Snake. To RSVP or for more information, contact Andrew Medina at Andrew.email@example.com.
- Obama Administration Urges Supreme Court To Rethink DOMA, https://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/23/172767887/obama-administration-urges-supreme-court-to-rethink-doma.
- More than 100 coalition partners for marriage, https://www.washingtonblade.com/2012/08/30/more-than-100-coalition-partners-for-marriage/.
- Mississippi Newspaper Owner Lets Homophobic Readers Have It After They Cancel Subscriptions Over Coverage of ‘Historic’ Same-Sex Wedding, https://gawker.com/5986014/mississippi-newspaper-owner-lets-homophobic-readers-have-it-after-they-cancel-subscriptions-over-coverage-of-historic-same+sex-wedding.
- Huntsman supports same-sex marriage, https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/02/21/huntsman-supports-same-sex-marriage/.
- Chelsea Clinton's Marriage Equality Video, https://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/the-chelsea-clinton-marriage-equality-video-nbc-didnt-want-y.
- Marriage Equality Coalition Removes Laura Bush from Ad, is 'Sorry She Didn't Want to Be Included': VIDEO,https://www.towleroad.com/2013/02/laurabushrequest.html.
- Human Rights Campaign Joins Special Fund to Help LGBT Dreamers, https://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/hrc-joins-special-fund-to-help-lgbt-dreamers.
o Read a few LGBT DREAMers’ stories here, https://lgbtdreamersstories.com/2013/01/28/29/.
- Majority Of LGBT Youth Bullied In Gym Class And Feel Unsafe, Research Suggests, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/lgbt-youth-bullied-bullying-gym-class-research-study_n_2725840.html. Study here, https://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/news/record/2937.html.
- Effects of Bullying Last Into Adulthood, Study Finds, https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/20/effects-of-bullying-last-into-adulthood-study-finds. Study here, https://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1654916.
- Study finds teenagers in relationships are threatened online or in texts, https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/study-finds-teenagers-in-relationships-are-threatened-online-or-in-texts/2013/02/21/df1931b8-7c2b-11e2-9a75-dab0201670da_story.html.
- Is HIV Being Shortchanged?, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/seth-rosen/is-hiv-being-shortchanged_b_2680911.html.
- The Political and Legal Power of Identity: Coming Out as HIV-Positive, https://www.towleroad.com/2013/02/comingouthiv.html.
o Stepping Forward About HIV Status, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-j-kaplan/stepping-forward-about-hiv_b_2672123.html.
- Surviving AIDS, but Not the Life That Followed, https://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/fashion/what-really-killed-spencer-cox-aids-activist.html.
- Treating HIV Patients Protects Whole Community, https://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/02/22/172520096/the-whole-community-gets-a-health-boost-from-hiv-treatment.
- Morning-After Pills Don't Cause Abortion, Studies Say, https://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/02/22/172595689/morning-after-pills-dont-cause-abortion-studies-say.
- Harvey Milk 'Marriage License' Found? San Francisco Man Claims A Historic Find (PHOTOS),https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/19/harvey-milk-marriage-license_n_2720270.html.
- The evolving views of Kevin James, https://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-james-radio-20130225,0,6500624.story.
- Lawmaker threatens tax status of Boy Scouts for excluding gays, https://www.latimes.com/news/local/political/la-me-pc-boy-scouts-20130222,0,950912.story.
- 'Desi' voices strengthen in South Bay, https://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Desi-voices-strengthen-in-South-Bay-4305154.php.
- After much hoopla, AP Stylebook issues new guidance in using terms “husband and wife,” https://www.ap.org/content/press-release/2013/new-entry-to-the-ap-stylebook-husband-wife.
- Puerto Rico Supreme Court Upholds Gay Adoption Ban, https://www.newser.com/story/163179/puerto-rico-supreme-court-upholds-gay-adoption-ban.html.
- Over 50 Pro-Equality Organizations Send Letter to Obama Urging Executive Order on LGBT Discrimination, . View the letter here, https://www.scribd.com/doc/126448503/Letter.
- Meet Kevin, The Gay Llama Farmer From Kentucky, https://www.buzzfeed.com/saeedjones/savethellamas.
- Louisiana governor Jindal: Republicans can win while opposing LGBT rights, https://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/24/jindal-republicans-can-win-while-opposing-lgbt-rights/.
- House GOP’s VAWA proposal nixes LGBT, American Indian protections, https://tv.msnbc.com/2013/02/23/house-gops-vawa-proposal-nixes-lgbt-native-american-protections/.
- Amazon Payments Abruptly Shuts Down Service For Apps Genius Corp's LGBT Fundraising Site - GetGayFunded.com,https://www.providencejournal.com/business/press-releases/20130221-amazon-payments-abruptly-shuts-down-service-for-apps-genius-corp-s-lgbt-fundraising-site---getgayfunded.com.ece.
- Kansas Supreme Court upholds lesbian mother’s rights, https://www.kansascity.com/2013/02/22/4081334/kansas-top-court-lesbian-mothers.html.
- Study: Why Straight Women Are Often Close With Gay Men, https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/02/study-why-straight-women-are-often-close-with-gay-men/273353/.
- NYPD: Two Sought In Alleged Subway Hate Crime, https://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/177506/nypd--two-sought-in-alleged-subway-hate-crime.
- Transgender rights bill advances in NY Legislature, https://online.wsj.com/article/APa00bf1ffe0bb412e85f273dccfe5dfc6.html.
- Gay Russian TV personality reflects on his firing and his country, https://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-russia-gay-qa-20130224,0,4204727.story.
- Vote on same-sex marriage in Vietnam likely to be delayed until 2014, https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/vote-same-sex-marriage-vietnam-likely-be-delayed-until-2014200213.
- Gay Afghan defies tradition to expose identity, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21426632.
- Mexican Supreme Court finds gay marriage ban unconstitutional, https://www.washingtonblade.com/2013/02/19/mexican-supreme-court-finds-gay-marriage-ban-unconstitutional/.
- Human Rights Watch: EU Should Raise LGBT Rights at Ukraine Summit, https://www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine-abroad/human-rights-watch-eu-should-raise-lgbt-rights-at-ukraine-summit-320816.html.
- Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa Apologizes to LGBT Community on National TV: VIDEO,https://blabbeando.blogspot.com/2013/02/ecuador-rafael-correa-apologizes-to.html.
- State Department meets with LGBT travel representatives, https://www.washingtonblade.com/2013/02/22/state-department-meets-with-lgbt-travel-representatives/.
- Noted anti-gay Cardinal Keith O'Brien to skip papal election, https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2013/02/25/cardinal-keith-obrien-to-resign/1945511/.
o Vatican Issues Denial of 'Gay Lobby', https://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/23/vatican-pope-gay-conclave-reports.
- Media Giant Thomson Reuters Throws Support Behind UK’s Gay Marriage Bill, https://blog.thomsonreuters.com/index.php/why-thomson-reuters-supports-the-uk-marriage-same-sex-couples-bill/.
- I Am Orlando Cruz, a transman reflects on the athlete coming out, https://www.buzzfeed.com/thomaspagemcbee/i-am-orlando-cruz-9bf1.
- UFC President Dana White On Gay Fighters: 'If You Are Gay, I Could Care Less', https://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewriter/dana-white-says-d-support-gay-male-fighter-230312959--mma.html.
- New Kindle Ad Features Gay Husbands, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS3t9reE364.
- Bullies Called Him Pork Chop. He Took That Pain With Him And Then Cooked It Into This, https://www.upworthy.com/bullies-called-him-pork-chop-he-took-that-pain-with-him-and-then-cooked-it-into.
- Batwoman Gay Marriage Proposal: Heroine Proposes To Girlfriend In New Issue (PHOTO),https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/batwoman-gay-marriage-proposal-girlfriend-photo_n_2724732.html.
o Some more, Great Ceasar’s Ghost! Wolverine’s Gay And Batwoman’s Marrying Her Girlfriend!,https://www.queerty.com/great-ceasars-ghost-wolverines-gay-and-batwomans-marrying-her-girlfriend-20130223/.
- Jimmy Fallon And Michelle Obama In “The Evolution Of Mom Dancing”, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq-URl9F17Y.
- Outtakes from the Vanity Fair Oscar-Party Photo Booth, https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2013/02/outtakes-oscar-party-photo-booth.
Jobs & Opportunities
- Young People For is looking for an Advanced Leadership Program Coordinator. Location: Washington D.C. View job description here, https://www.pfaw.org/employment/young-people-advanced-leadership-program-coordinator.
- Equality California is looking for a Communications Direction. Location: Los Angeles or San Francisco. View job description here, https://www.eqca.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=kuLRJ9MRKrH&b=4025649&ct=10889659.
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