As of January 1, 2015 the Confidential Health Information Act allows people covered under someone else’s health plan in California to request confidentiality on “sensitive services.” Some insurance companies tend to share information on when the insurance is used for medical services to the policy holder, and this can be an issue for some people Read more
Californian paralegal Sara Kelly Keenan has become the second person in the U.S. to be legally granted the gender status of “non-binary.” Keenan (who prefers she/her pronouns) was born intersex, and as a result her body produced neither male nor female hormones. After recent news of Oregon resident Jamie Shupe changing their gender status to Read more
This fall, the Engemann Student Counseling Center is bringing programming with a focus on the LGBT+ community. Their new Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Support Group (SOGI) addresses life and relationship issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Topics are based on students’ interest and can include exploring your identity; trust and connecting in relationships; Read more
There has been a recent outbreak of meningitis among gay/bisexual men and MSM (men who have sex with men) in the greater Los Angeles area. All men who are sexually active with other men are encouraged to get the meningitis vaccines. Below is more information about the vaccines for USC students. For USC students with Read more
In the article below, USC Academic Senate President Paula Cannon shares resources that are available to the USC LGBT community in the wake of the Orlando shooting. She also highlights Dr. Jody Armour (in the Gould School of Law) and his commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement. https://academicsenate.usc.edu/presidents-blog-july-2016/
From November 20-21, the LGBT Resource Center is hosting a retreat for USC students at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul overlooking Echo Park Lake. Open to both graduate and undergraduate students, the retreat will be a mixture of workshops and discussion that explore the theme of the queer experience across time. The retreat also Read more
Beginning in Fall 2015, USC students can minor in LGBTQ Studies! Read about it in the Daily Trojan.
Rally in WeHo for the SCOTUS decision on Marriage Equality – June 29th /30th. Details here.
White House hosts summit on anti-LGBT violence.
Federal Assembly proposes changes to German Civil Code granting same-sex couples full marriage and adoption equality. Read about it here.