Suspect Arrested in Murder of Calif. Trans Activist
October 09 2014 1:23 PM ET October 09 2014 3:19 PM ET

Suspect Arrested in Murder of Calif. Trans Woman

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Anaheim police have a suspect in custody in connection with the death of Zoraida Reyes, a transgender and immigrant activist found dead in June in Southern California.

Murdered L.A. Trans Woman Identified
October 07 2014 1:11 PM ET

Murdered L.A. Trans Woman Identified

Parker Marie Molloy

47-year-old Aniya Parker died early Thursday morning after being confronted by a group of men in East Hollywood.

Couple Gets Second Chance at Wedding After First Marred by Antigay Slurs
October 03 2014 1:53 PM ET

Couple Gets Second Chance at Wedding After First Marred by Antigay Slurs

Michelle Garcia

Residents and business owners are rallying around a gay couple whose wedding was disrupted by a homophobic onlooker.

L.A. Trans Woman Killed in 'Robbery Gone Bad'
October 02 2014 2:00 PM ET

L.A. Trans Woman Killed in 'Robbery Gone Bad'

Parker Marie Molloy

Police do not believe the victim was attacked as a result of her gender identity, but simply that her assailants were looking to rob a person at random.

California Becomes First State to Ban Gay, Trans 'Panic' Defenses
September 29 2014 4:19 PM ET

Calif. Becomes First State to Ban Gay, Trans 'Panic' Defenses

Parker Marie Molloy

In a groundbreaking move, the state takes a stand against defendants being able to use a victim's sexual orientation or gender identity as justification for murder.

New Law Gives Trans Californians Respect After Death
September 28 2014 1:10 PM ET

New Law Gives Trans Californians Respect After Death

Michelle Garcia

A new law in California will prevent misgendering transgender people after death.

Couple's Wedding Ceremony Interrupted by Slurs From Hidden Onlooker
September 23 2014 5:44 PM ET

Couple's Wedding Ceremony Interrupted by Slurs From Hidden Onlooker

Michelle Garcia

As a couple exchanged vows before 30 of their close friends and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, someone in a nearby building shouted homophobic words at them.

WATCH: Little Caesars Sued Over Benefits Discrimination
August 29 2014 5:10 PM ET

WATCH: Little Caesars Sued Over Benefits Discrimination

Trudy Ring

A California man sues the pizza chain for failing to provide benefits for employees' same-sex spouses.

California Takes a Stand Against Gay and Trans Panic Defenses in Criminal Cases
August 28 2014 4:23 PM ET

California: Criminal Defendants Won't Be Able to Say This In Court

Michelle Garcia

Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign a bill into law that bars criminal defendants from using homophobic and transphobic arguments in court.

California May Revise Birth Certificates for Same-Sex Parents
August 15 2014 9:00 AM ET

California May Revise Birth Certificates for Same-Sex Parents

Mitch Kellaway

If passed, the new law would allow LGBT parents more freedom in describing their relationships to their children.

California Assembly Speaker Becomes First Gay Governor For A Few Hours
July 31 2014 4:19 PM ET

Calif. Assembly Speaker Is First Gay Governor (For A Few Hours)

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Three political absences made out California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins acting governor for a day.

California Becomes Easiest Place for Trans People to Amend Birth Certificates
July 02 2014 1:57 PM ET

California Is Now the Easiest Place to Amend Your Birth Certificate

Parker Marie Molloy

Passed last year, California's AB 1121 set up the framework for a more privacy-conscious environment for trans individuals trying to legally change their name and gender.

California: Gov. Appoints Gay Judges To Bench
July 01 2014 6:45 PM ET

California: Gov. Appoints Gay Judges To Bench

Michelle Garcia

Therese M. Stewart and James M. Humes are making history in California's judicial system.

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