California: Atkins Takes Top Legislative Spot As First Lesbian Speaker
June 08 2014 12:59 PM ET

Atkins Takes Top Legislative Spot As First Lesbian Calif. Speaker

Thom Senzee

Toni Atkins is now the second LGBT person to take one of California's most influential political posts.

Univ. of California Aims to Become More LGBT-Inclusive
June 04 2014 1:30 PM ET

Univ. of California Aims to Become More LGBT-Inclusive

Eliel Cruz

The suggestions from a two-year study of LGBT issues on campus include the creation of a bisexual workgroup, gender-neutral restrooms, and tax equity programs for staff in domestic partnerships.

WATCH: Openly Gay Mayor Elected in Long Beach, Calif.
June 04 2014 12:41 PM ET

WATCH: Openly Gay Mayor Elected in Long Beach

Sunnivie Brydum

Robert Garcia becomes the first openly gay and first Latino mayor of Los Angeles suburb Long Beach, Calif.

Calif. Assembly Passes Bill to Respect Trans People’s Gender on Death Certificates
June 02 2014 2:01 PM ET

Trans Activist's Death Inspires Bill's Passage in Calif. Assembly

Mitch Kellaway

The bill, which would ensure that a transgender person's accurate gender is listed on their death certificate, now heads to the State Senate.

Calif. Advances Bill Aimed at Stopping 'Gay Panic' Defense
May 30 2014 6:54 PM ET

Calif. Advances Bill Aimed at Stopping 'Gay Panic' Defense

Trudy Ring

The bill makes clear that a victim's sexual orientation or gender identity is not sufficient reason to reduce a charge from murder to manslaughter.

May 21 2014 3:53 PM ET

Prop. 8 Donor IDs Will Remain Public Information

The identities of Proposition 8 supporters will remain public information, a federal appeals panel decided Tuesday.

WATCH: The Power of a Mother's Love for Her Trans Daughter
May 11 2014 6:18 AM ET

WATCH: The Power of a Mother's Love for Her Trans Daughter

Parker Marie Molloy

Just in time for Mother's Day, Transgender Law Center released the latest in its 'My Authentic Life' series of videos, highlighting a California mother-daughter team.

Battery Charges Dropped Against Calif. Trans Student
May 07 2014 9:10 AM ET

Battery Charges Dropped Against Calif. Trans Student

Parker Marie Molloy

A victim of chronic bullying, Jewlyes Gutierrez was charged with battery following a physical altercation with her tormentors. After being placed in a restorative justice program, charges were dropped.

Prominent Trans Twitter Engineer Charged With Raping Her Wife
April 14 2014 3:46 PM ET April 14 2014 3:55 PM ET

Trans Twitter Engineer Charged With Rape

Parker Marie Molloy

One of the world's most influential LGBT minds in tech faces a series of felony charges after being accused of rape.

Op-ed: Transgender Student, Softball Star
April 07 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Transgender Student, Softball Star

Pat Cordova-Goff

When a transgender high school student made the varsity softball team, she didn't expect it would cause a media firestorm.

Transphobic Coalition Files Lawsuit Against Calif. Secretary of State
March 26 2014 5:20 PM ET

Transphobic Coalition Still Fighting Calif. Trans Student Law

Parker Marie Molloy

Despite repeated set backs along the way, Privacy for All Students continues their attack on a California law.

Trans Woman Sues CrossFit After Being Told to Compete in Men's Division
March 10 2014 9:09 AM ET

Ordered to Compete with Men, Trans Woman Sues CrossFit

Parker Marie Molloy

The fitness giant ignores decades of research supporting the 34-year-old CrossFit athlete, relegating her to the men's division.

UPDATE: Trans Student Recants Story of Sexual Assault at Calif. High School
March 04 2014 4:56 PM ET March 04 2014 8:22 PM ET

UPDATE: Trans Student Recants Story of Sexual Assault at Calif. High School

Advocate.com Editors

A transgender student originally told police he was assaulted in a bathroom at his California high school.

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