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The Trevor Project

trevor image qlIn the wake of Robin Williams taking his own life I’ve been thinking a lot about The Trevor Project.  I thought I’d give them a shout out this week and help raise more awareness and shine a light on this sad darkness.

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Getting ready to march

Somehow we got lassoed into marching with the Trevor Project folks in San Francisco Pride Parade today. This is our new friend Thumbelina and her custom alterations to her Trevor Project t-shirt. Happy Pride! :)

Georgia needs to get their act together

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Dear friend,

I’m shocked. I just learned that over 100 schools in Georgia say ‘No Gays Allowed!’ – and are still getting public funds from the state!

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California Governor Jerry Brown signs legislation banning “conversion” treatment

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will ban “reparative” therapy on anyone under the age of 18.  The bill, SB 1172, now law, will prohibit such treatment, and any practitioner who does engage in such procedures will be subject to discipline by his or her licensing board.

“Ex-gay” treatment has been declared ineffective and possibly dangerous by the related medical associations responsible for mental health standards, and gay rights organizations have been lobbying for this bill since it was introduced by Senator Ted Lieu -D Torrance (Los Angeles County).

“This bill bans non-scientific ‘therapies’ that have driven young people to depression and suicide. These practices have no basis in science or medicine and they will now be relegated to the dustbin of quackery,” Brown said in a statement to The San Francisco Chronicle.

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