Articles Tagged With ‘LGBTQ’

California lawmakers vote to end ban on travel to anti-LGBTQ states

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California lawmakers voted this week to lift a ban on state-funded travel to more than half of U.S. states, each of which California officials accuse of discriminating against LGBTQ individuals.  The proposal would replace California’s travel ban... (Continue reading)

Hate crimes reportedly rise by 20% in California

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Hate crimes in California surged by 20.2% in 2022, according to a report released Tuesday by state Attorney General Rob Bonta.  The total amount of reported hate crimes rose from 1,763 in 2021 to 2,120 in 2022.... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police investigating antisemitic, anti-LGBTQ literature

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles police officers are investigating literature found in bags this week that the city says is antisemitic and anti-LGBTQ. On Wednesday, a citizen reported small plastic bags containing offensive literature were left at multiple locations in... (Continue reading)

Copenhagen mayor asks Solvang to embrace LGBT community

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The mayor of Copenhagen, Denmark penned a letter to the mayor of Solvang criticizing the Danish-styled Santa Barbara County city over its handling of LGBT issues and urging local officials to embrace the Santa Ynez Valley’s queer... (Continue reading)

Former Paso Robles school board trustee alleges retaliation

OPINION by KENNEY ENNEY If you were to believe progressives like Carey Alvord-Schof and her radical supporters, the challenge to my appointment to the Paso Robles school board is because I’m a “racist, sexist, hater,” determined to deny rights and... (Continue reading)