On Thursday, August 4, police in Uganda raided a nightclub where an annual LGBTI pride celebration was taking place. In addition to brutalizing participants in the pride event, the police detained leaders of civil society organizations who are engaged in advocacy for the LGBTI community. This attack is part of an overall pattern in Uganda […]

Joel Simkhai, a Los Angeles- based gay Jew who is the founder of the most popular gay dating app in the world, Grindr, kicked off “Hack4Equality” on Saturday, to build applications aimed at solving issues within the LGBTQ community such as transgender visibility and economic empowerment.

Mediator Diane M. Goodman describes her approach as eclectic- tailoring it to what her clients need. Read the Daily Journal’s profile feature on Diane!

Local magazine Voyage LA published an interview with gay Jewish personal trainer Joel Harrison, who shared his story

There’s a critical overlooked fact in the brief release from Gov. Jerry Brown’s press office announcing out attorney Dean Hansell’s appointment to serve as a Superior Court judge in Los Angeles. He’s gay. He joins the approximately 17 other openly LGBT judges among the 430 judges serving on that court. But what makes Hansell’s appointment so significant is […]

Jeffrey Tambor, BCC’s 2015 Humanitarian Award honoree, along with his ‘Transparent’ cast, received Emmy nods for the second year running. This page follow the news on the cast and creators of the show to the prestigious Television Academy award.

Dr. Marsha Epstein and physician Mark Katz, MD, provide all the information you need to know about the recent concern over meningococcal disease among MSM (men who have sex with men).

From June 9 to 22, 2016, Larry Nathenson traveled to Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. This was a UCLA alumni tour, with 26 alumni and family members accompanied in Denmark and Norway by Professor Arne Lunde of the UCLA Scandinavian Section. In Sweden, he was among 9 other people on the pre-trip extension, but that was […]

Ary Katz’s powerful poem performance went viral on social media with thousands of views within hours from posting.

On average, JQ International’s Helpline receives eight to 10 calls a week — each of which is forwarded to Bat-Or’s cellphone, where she’s on call six days a week — but just days after Orlando, the number of calls tripled.

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Dean Hansell to judgeship in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

The blog “Hearing Shofar” featured the work of BCC’s dear member Davi Cheng.

Rabbi Benay Lappe, who taught at Beth Chayim Chadashim, honored with the prestigious 2016 Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education. Rabbi Lisa Edwards: “When you change access to Judaism, you change Judaism itself.”

Rod has been involved in helping people with AIDS since the early 1990s and was president of Project Chicken Soup for over 15 years – so the AIDS/LifeCycle is just another form of help!

A good friend from college who is HIV+ encouraged Arbel to ride the AIDS/LifeCycle, and while seeking up new challenges he decided to form “Wheely Nice Guys” and become a fundraiser on wheels. “It was emotional, exciting, emotional, challenging, emotional, and inspiring. Did I mention it was emotional?”

Richard Lesse rides to honor the memory of those who can’t – and to prove that life doesn’t end at 50

Freedom to Marry founder, and BCC Award Brunch 2016 recipient Evan Wolfson gave a commencement speech to Northeastern Illinois University’s graduating class on Monday that explained the organization’s success and noted the fight for LGBT equality is not over.

During the month of May, World Congress co-sponsors LGBT Family Camp in Malibu and Long Beach Pride Shabbat dinner

PrimeMind magazine covered Yiscah Smith’s talk at Beth Chayim Chadashim in January

Miami Student magazine covered the 15th annual Lavender Graduation of Miami University, another project of BCC’s member Ronni Sanlo

UCLA student paper Daily Bruin publishes an article on management school to vote on policy revisions aimed at gender equality, with a quote from Prof. Brett Trueman

The GLBT Center hosted its annual Lavender Graduation Ceremony Tuesday night, celebrating the achievements of 23 undergraduates and four graduate students. Their work was recognized, along with the fact that there is still a great deal of work left to be done for coming graduates to accomplish to ensure all LGBT graduates can be honored […]

Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a pledged Monday saying he will work to protect the rights of transgender people as a member of a coalition promoting awareness about transgender issues and challenges across the state.

Dave Fleischer — a short, bald, gay, Jewish 61-year-old with bulging biceps and a distaste for prejudice — knocked on the front door of a modest home in a middle-class neighborhood on the west side of Los Angeles. It was an enthusiastic knuckle-thump, the kind that arouses suspicion from dogs in yards halfway down the […]

Farmer Veteran Coalition has made a wonderful feature article on Nate Looney, a BCC member. From guardsman to aquaponics farmer, Looney grows into new business

Organization GJLA is looking for Organization Director who will guide the work and growth of GJLA, including fund development, facilitating and implementing short and long term strategic vision and plan, support administrative and programmatic functions with an emphasis on cultivating membership, community organizing, communications and maintaining a culture of wellness.

Talmud continues to be Maggie Anton’s passion to this day and she sees in her books a gender revolution: “Talmud has been the monopoly of Orthodox men for so long,” she says, “but now there’s no excuse why a whole lot more Jews shouldn’t be studying Talmud.”

On the last day of January 2016, Michael Main celebrated his 75th birthday by mounting an exhibit of the photographs he had taken on vacations over the years.

Taking a break from fiction, best-selling author Maggie Anton takes her Talmudic expertise to bring you a short, 120-page, book, Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say About You-Know What. Pre-order the book now

Leah Lax left her life in the Hasidic community of Houston — and her husband — 15 years ago after she came out as a lesbian. “It was really very shocking to the community,” she says. Not just to the Houston community, but to the Hasidic community around the world.

Longtime BCC member Larry Nathenson is the recipient of the Presidents Award at BCC Awards Brunch that will take place April 10, 2016 at Skirball Multicultural Center.

Gay rights advocate Marc Solomon will receive the Harriet Perl Tzedek Award at BCC Awards Brunch that will take place April 10, 2016 at Skirball Multicultural Center.

Social change advocate and Senior Managing Director at Arabella Advisors Gwen Walden will receive the Erwin & Agnes Herman Humanitarian Award at BCC Awards Brunch that will take place April 10, 2016 at Skirball Multicultural Center.

Attorney and gay rights advocate Evan Wolfson will receive the Harriet Perl Tzedek Award at BCC Awards Brunch that will take place April 10, 2016 at Skirball Multicultural Center.

The Roosterfish, the funky gay bar that has been a landmark on Abbot Kinney Boulevard for more than three decades, will permanently close its doors later this year.

BCC member Rob Schoenberger took part in A Wider Bridge’s LGBTQ Mission to Israel and share their magic moments from the trip in this newly-released video.

The Berkeley Free Clinic Saturday Services and LGBTQ Suitcase Clinic invite you to our Spring 2016 Training Series: Improving Healthcare for the East Bay Transgender Community.

In response to events over the weekend at the Creating Change conference, organized by the National LGBTQ Task Force in Chicago, Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur issued the following statement:

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles partners with The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) on an upcoming national LGBTQ mission to Israel from May 26-June 2, 2016*. The LGBTQ portions of the itinerary for the trip is developed by A Wider Bridge.

Jewish writer and entrepreneur Ronni Sanlo is blogging every day for a year to document her 69th year, and encourages everyone to write too. Read her post from yesterday.