CA Gov Pardons Bayard Rustin, Who Was Arrested For Having Sex With Men

(Photo:  Bayard Rustin) California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has pardoned black Civil Rights pioneer Bayard Rustinfor his 1953 “sex perversion” (that is, sodomy) conviction. Newsom also announced the creation of a new fast-track pardon process for other people previously convicted under similar laws punishing same-sex encounters, reports LGBTQ Nation. Rustin pleaded guilty to the sodomy…

BREAKING: Mitt Romney, Sole GOP Senator To Vote To Convict Trump

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said he will be voting to convict President Trump for abuse of power, making him the lone GOP member to cross party lines and cast a vote to remove the president from office, reports NPR. While Romney defying Republican leadership will provide Democrats an additional supporter, this afternoon vote is still…

Becoming Parents

“We both come from large families, and while we enjoy the life we share together, we knew we both wanted kids early in the relationship” BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Kevin Niehaus and Ryan McGann knew from the beginning of their relationship (they’ve been together for six years) that they wanted to…

Bears, Bears, Bears!

The International Bear Convergence (IBC) takes place in Palm Springs this month, with special guest performer Ultra Naté BY VICTOR MELAMED International Bear Convergence (IBC) is the place to be for Bears & admirers in Palm Springs, February 20-24, 2020. This desert oasis opens its arms and welcomes you and  thousands of frisky, furry bears,…

Camp Widow

Los Angeles LGBT Center hosts conference for LGBT widows and widowers BY ORLY LYONNE On Saturday, February 29, the Los Angeles LGBT Center will host an innovative conference known as Camp Widow to serve members of the LGBT community who have experienced the death of a spouse or partner. The daylong event, to be held…

Estate Planning

Life Ladder Law’s Kathryn Taps, Esq. on why estate planning is crucial to safeguarding your family’s future. BY KATHRYN TAPS, ESQ. When making New Year’s resolutions, we often commit to things we know we really should do—but never actually get around to. As a wife and a mom, I completely understand how estate planning could be a…

The Gift Of Parenthood

Southern California Reproductive Center (SCRC): New fertility treatments that lead to impressive fertility success rates.  With over 25 years of experience, Southern California Reproductive Center (SCRC) has introduced and perfected new fertility treatments that lead to impressive fertility success rates.  Their treatments include sperm donation, insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF) for lesbian couples and…

LGBTQ Family Options

Ready for a Baby? Here’s Your LGBTQ Guide to Parenthood BY DR. DAN KASER, RMA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA No matter what your situation, a family is within reach.    “As a fertility doctor, the process is something that I talk to patients about every day. However it wasn’t until my husband Dana and I went through…

Maybe Baby

John M. Norian, MD FACOG, a double board certified reproductive endocrinologist at HRC Fertility, is passionate about helping the LGBTQ community build families. You’re probably flipping through this edition of THE FIGHT, reading about family planning and asking yourself, “are fertility treatments really for me?” The short answer is yes!  While lesbian women often start…