LGBT Politics

Conservative activists try to flush transgender bathroom bill

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Yesterday a religious activist group announced it gathered enough signatures to place a statewide referendum of the newly signed “transgender bathroom” law on the ballot, potentially shooting down legislation meant to protect transgender students’ rights in public schools. 

AB 1266 was sponsored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and would allow students in K-12 California schools to use their chosen gender when engaging in traditionally sex-segregated school activities, using school bathrooms or showers, and when playing on sports teams. Read more »

Ron Lanza memorial set for June 15

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A memorial for Ron Lanza, the queer impresario who founded Valencia Rose Cafe and Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint, has been set for Saturday, June 15 at El Rio.

Lanza died of colon cancer April 9.

The memorial starts at 11am and runs to 1pm. It's an open mic; come tell a story. And expect to hear some crazy ones; he had a long and interesting life.