​​​​Breaking the Silence: The Importance o​f Collecting Data on LGBTQ+

​Ma​​​y 16, 2018

​This article is based on a presentation delivered at the 2018 RP Conference. Presenters/authors: Latisha Jett-Dias, Research Analyst within the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, San Joaquin Delta College; and Ricky Gutierrez-Maldonado, Student Program Specialist, San Joaquin Delta College’s Pride Center

Hard-hitting play focuses on 20-year-old hate-crime killing​ ​(PDF)

April 25, 2018

​The set for “The Laramie Project” is an intentionally bare-bones collection of platforms. Cannon Knapp, who is co-directing the Riverfront Playhouse production with Samantha Fork, wants the audience to focus what the actors are saying. And the cast has plenty to say in this hard-hitting drama based on the reaction to the 1998 hate-crime killing of Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.​

​A New Global Acceptance Index for LGBT people​​​

​Published on Apr 18, 2018

​Today, the Williams Institute, as part of the LGBTI Global Development Partnership has released three new research reports detailing the average levels of acceptance for LGBT people around the world. The findings reveal that LGBT rights have increased globally since 1980, though acceptance has become more polarized; increasing in the most accepting countries and decreasing in the least.​

Bethel comes out against LGBT bills pending in state Legislature​​ ​(PDF)

​March 27, 2018 ​

​Redding's Bethel Church oppose California bills AB 1779, AB 2943, and AB 2119 that guarantee access to health care for the LGBT community and crack down on conversion therapy are being considered by California lawmakers.

by Amber​​ Sandhu, Record Searchlight

Equity California's 2017 Legislative Scorecard​ (PDF)

February​ 5, 2018

Simply put, 2017 has been a dreadful period for the LGBTQ community. From the Trump Administration’s reversal of federal guidance that protects LGBTQ students, to its planned purge of transgender service members, to continued attempts in state legislatures across the country to pass laws discriminating against us, it is clear that our community is under attack.

But if you need an antidote to what seems like an unending stream of bad news from across the country, look at the document in front of you. Equality California’s 2017 Scorecard shows just how different things are here in California.

Exposing the harm of “ex-gay ministries” and “conversion therapy” (PDF)

July 1, 2014

The three main points you should know and a resource guide for further study.

by Isabel Williams, College of Charleston