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The Dodgers Can't Dodge Controversy + First Partner Laments Drop In Gender Diversity

The Sacramento Bee

Wednesday was the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. It was also the day that the LA Dodgers decided to disinvite a storied group of drag nuns from a planned Pride event in June.

“We are now aware that our inclusion of one group in particular — the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence — in this year’s Pride Night has been the source of some controversy,” the baseball team said in a statement on Twitter.

 

Rubio Bashes la Dodgers Over Honoring Drag Group, Dodgers Fold

Los Angeles Blade

WASHINGTON – Florida Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio issued a statement Monday that condemned the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball franchise for a scheduled “Community Hero Award”  to be given to the LA Chapter of The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence drag group during Pride month in June.

The Florida Republican alleges that honoring the group “mock(s) the faith with the motto with “Go forth and sin some more!” Rubio sent a letter to Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred stating that he is questioning whether the League is “inclusive and welcoming” to Christians.

CA Lawmakers Say Bill Needed to Address SOGI Audit

Bay Area Reporter

Two gay California lawmakers have told the Bay Area Reporter they plan to introduce legislation to address the issues impeding efforts to collect LGBTQ health data as detailed in a damning report by the state's auditor. Meanwhile, the state's health department is also working on a roadmap to address the findings of the audit.

Freshman gay Assemblymember Rick Chavez Zbur (D-West Hollywood) plans to work collaboratively with gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) on a comprehensive bill aimed at fixing the myriad problems hampering the collection of sexual orientation and gender identity, or SOGI, data by the California Department of Public Health.

Los Angeles Supervisor Candidate Chris Holden Picks up Another Endorsement

Pasadena Now

Hollywood Area Assemblymember Rick Chavez Zbur has endorsed Assemblymember Chris Holden for Los Angeles County Supervisor.

Holden is running against incumbent Kathryn Barger.

"I am proud to endorse Assemblymember Chris Holden for Los Angeles County Supervisor. He has been a strong advocate for LGBTQ+ inclusion and advancing equality in our state. I am excited to work with him to advance policies that create a healthier and safer Los Angeles County for all," stated Assemblyman Chavez Zbur.

After Historic Year of Environmental Laws, California Wants to Go Further

Phys.org

California's Democratic supermajority wants to follow up its most ambitious year of environmental legislation by passing new clean energy incentives and measures that would accelerate greenhouse gas reductions and require billion-dollar businesses to disclose their emissions.

On the cusp of becoming the world's fourth-largest economy, California could influence global climate policy if it passes this new suite of legislation and other states and countries follow suit, the bills' authors argued earlier this month. They spoke at a gathering of hundreds of environmental activists, clean energy industry officials and other leaders in Sacramento for the California Climate Policy Summit.

Assemblymember Zbur Announces Four Bills to Prevent Homelessness

SACRAMENTO, CA — Tackling one of his key priorities in office, Assemblymember Rick Chavez Zbur (D-West Hollywood/Santa Monica) today announced a series of bills addressing the crisis of homelessness. These bills further Assemblymember Zbur's emphasis on preventing homelessness as a key component of reducing the number of people suffering on our streets.