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Rep. Robert Garcia: 'The Army that defeated Hitler and saved the world included drag queens'

The California Democrat expertly demolished a Republican proposal to ban drag shows on military bases — but it passed the House of Representatives anyways.

'Turn up the love:' San Francisco becomes a sanctuary city for transgender people

"Our city has been and will continue to be a sanctuary and a beacon for our transgender and gender non-conforming siblings,” Supervisor Rafael Mandelman said.

Democrats introduce bill to protect jurors from anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination

The proposed law would safeguard one of the most fundamental rights and responsibilities of American citizens.

A neighborhood approach to combating hate crimes in Los Angeles

“Because of our past conduct in law enforcement, and the government, there’s this built-in distrust of us, which to be frank, we’ve earned,” one police official said.

Downey, Calif., bans Pride flag on city property; L.A. County, state officials clap back

Los Angeles County will continue to display the flag on its properties, including those in Downey, where County Supervisor Janice Hahn will host a flag-raising ceremony Monday. The city ban apparently came at the behest of an anti-LGBTQ+ hate group.

Here are the states that have laws protecting abortion and gender-affirming care

These states have taken the step to protect bodily autonomy.

Dwyane Wade and transgender daughter Zaya launch new resource for trans youth and families

Translatable is an online resource that will focus on communities of color and offer a safe space and accurate information.

Trans woman Michelle Henry strangled, stabbed to death in San Francisco

A suspect has been charged, while Henry's friends are remembering her as "a ray of light."

Who was Harvey Milk?

Harvey Milk's legacy is honored every May 22 as Harvey Milk Day. Here's a little bit about exactly who the iconic advocate for LGBTQ+ rights was.

Inside the plan to double the number of LGBTQ+ members of Congress (exclusive)

Democratic U.S. Reps. Mark Takano and Ritchie Torres discuss their fundraising prowess in an exclusive interview with The Advocate.

An attacker fired a pellet gun at 4 LGBTQ+ bars in California. The community wants answers

A staff member at one of the bars said their establishment has been the target of several anti-LGBTQ+ incidents in the past, and they suspect the threats will continue.

California political activist couple Peggy Moore and Hope Wood killed in car crash

They met while campaigning for Barack Obama in 2008, worked for numerous other candidates, and later founded a consulting firm.

Rep. Robert Garcia calls out Peru for classifying trans, intersex & nonbinary people as mentally ill

The California Democrat, who is Peruvian American, called the move ‘discriminatory, dangerous and shameful.’

Months after election, gay House candidate Evan Low will be on November ballot. Here's what happened

Low, currently a member of the California Assembly, is running for a U.S. House seat from Silicon Valley.

California competition bars transgender and intersex surfer, then reverses course

Sasha Jane Lowerson was initially excluded from a longboard competition, but then the organizer heard that would violate state law. She's decided not to compete, however.

RFK Jr. makes California ballot by collaborating with political party with a bigoted, anti-LGBTQ+ past

The son of the former Democratic attorney general under President John F. Kennedy accepted the American Independence Party’s ballot spot in California. The group has a problematic history.

Gay lawmaker Robert Garcia hosted Free Comic Book Day on Capitol Hill

California Democratic Rep. Robert Garcia shared his love of comic books with anyone who wanted to stop by his office.

A gay designer was attacked at a California fashion show in 2019. His assailant was just sentenced

After years of legal proceedings, justice is served in the high-profile hate crime assault on fashion designer Pol’ Atteu.

Pattie Gonia takes drag and fierceness to Capitol Hill to voice environmental concerns

The performer and environmental activist led a rally and march in Washington, D.C., and met with key lawmakers to push for enhanced protections for mature and old-growth forests.