We’re proud of the fact that California has just about the world’s strongest laws protecting LGBT people anywhere in the world.
But did you know that California still has laws that criminalize and stigmatize people living with HIV? That transgender and gender non-conforming people often face harassment and violence while simply trying to use the restroom? Or that California schools have only just begun to address the fact that LGBT kids are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their non-LGBT peers? These are some of the critical issues we are attempting to address with our 2016 legislative package.
Our nine 2016 sponsored pieces of legislation begin to address these serious gaps in LGBT protections: