Bill that Supports LGBT Students Moves Through Committee
Equality California Stands Ready to Fight Ballot Initiatives that Targets the LGBT Community
Leno Bill Requires Caregivers to Consider Gender Identity When Placing Transgender Foster Youth in Homes
Equality California's Statement on the Announcement that Hillary Clinton is a Candidate for President of the United States
Equality California Commends President Obama's Statement Calling for an end to Conversion Therapy
Equality California Endorses Geoff Kors for Palms Springs City Council
Equality California Endorses Asm. Susan Bonilla for State Senate District 7
Equality California Announces 2015 Legislative Package that Advances Expanded Mission
Statement from Equality California on the Proposed Anti-LGBT Ballot Initiative
Equality California is Nation’s First Major LGBT Organization to Endorse Hillary Clinton for President in 2016
Los Angeles - Equality California, the nation’s second largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender membership organization, has endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. EQCA is the first major LGBT organization in the nation to endorse the former Secretary of State for President.
NCLR, EQCA, and TLC Sponsor California Equal Benefits Bill
Introduced by Senator Mark Leno, Senate Bill 703 builds on existing California law that prohibits employers from discriminating based on gender, including gender identity, in employee benefits. Sponsored by NCLR, EQCA, and TLC, the bill prohibits a state agency from entering into a contract in the amount of $100,000 or more with any company that discriminates based on gender identity by failing to offer equal benefits to all employees regardless of their gender identity.
Equality California Statement on the Log Cabin Republicans winning recognition from the State GOP
“We are glad the Republicans have taken this important first step towards recognizing LGBT people within their own Party," said Rick Zbur, executive director of Equality California.
Equality California's statement on the Passing of Rev. Malcolm Boyd
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Rev. Malcolm Boyd, who died today at the age of 91. Throughout his life he fought for justice and advancing equality for all people.
Statement on the Supreme Court denying Appeal of NOM's anonymous donors to Proposition 8
"The Supreme Court did the right thing today by confirming that California State transparency laws are applicable to everyone who engages in the political process," said Rick Zbur executive director for Equality California.
Equality California And Assemblymember Chiu Propose Policies That Ensure The LGBT Communities Count
SACRAMENTO - Today, Equality California and Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) introduced Assembly Bills 959 and 960 which address concerns voiced by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities regarding services overseen by state agencies and equal protections for our families.
Equality California Endorses Three LGBT Champions for West Hollywood City Council
Los Angeles — Equality California today announced endorsements of Hon. John D'Amico, Hon. John Heilman and Joe Guardarrama for three at-large seats on the West Hollywood City Council. EQCA endorses LGBT candidates in local races who have exhibited exceptional leadership and ongoing commitment to LGBT equality and social justice.
California Faith for Equality to Become part of Equality California
LOS ANGELES — Equality California and California Faith for Equality today announced a historic new collaboration that will advance faith-based LGBT equality initiatives in California and across the country. As a result, CFE’s renowned work will become a cornerstone initiative of EQCA and EQCA Institute, and CFE will become a special program within EQCA.
HRC and Equality Federation Highlight California’s LGBT Protections, Laws and Legislative Proposals in Inaugural National Report
WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federation, today released its first national report assessing the status of state legislation affecting LGBT equality across America, including in California.
Equality California Releases 2014 Legislative Scorecard Rating Lawmakers on LGBT Votes as Part of its Year End Report
(SACRAMENTO) Equality California today released its annual Legislative Scorecard as part of the organization’s 2014 Year End Report. Rating lawmakers for their votes on legislation that advances equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Californians, the Legislative Scorecard identifies elected officials – both openly LGBT and allied – who champion causes and issues most important to LGBT people.
Statement from Equality California on FDA’s Blood Products Advisory Panel’s Inaction on Ending Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
(Los Angeles) Equality California, the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization in California, today issued the following statement in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s Blood Products Advisory Panel’s failure to take a formal vote on the 31 year-old ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men.