For years the LGBTQ+ Community, we’ve been marching, killed, asking an fighting for equality. Far back to Marsha.P Johnson, born and also known as Malcolm Michaels Jr., was an American gay liberation activist and self-identified drag queen. Known as an outspoken advocate for gay rights, Johnson was one of the prominent figures in the Stonewall uprising of 1969.
Now 2020, our brothers an sisters fought long an hard. Now California Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) has officially signed A new Bill 932. We in the LGBTQ+ will no longer be discriminated against Insurance Companies an Health Care Providers, An Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Bill 132 to require the state to house transgender inmates in prisons based on their gender identity.
SB 132 will also prohibit prison staff from calling prisoners by an unwanted gender pronoun. This is a huge step forward an a long time coming. An shows that we can co exist we can stop hiding in the dark an we are apart of society an this nation. An it’s A great decision, an move towards greater things.
Senate Bill 932 mandates that healthcare providers in California report sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) data, if known, for all reportable communicable diseases. It is the first law of its kind in the country that requires healthcare providers to collect LGBTQ health data for all reportable communicable diseases. Senator Wiener originally introduced SB 932 because of California’s failure to collect LGBTQ+ specific data on COVID-19, then broadened the legislation to include all reportable communicable diseases. SB 932 is co-sponsored by Equality California and the California LGBTQ Health & Human Services Network
Senate Bill 132 requires that incarcerated transgender, nonbinary, and intersex individuals in the custody of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) be classified by their gender identity and housed based on their stated health and safety needs and searched according to the policy for their gender identity or the facility where they are housed, based on their search preference. Currently, incarcerated transgender, nonbinary, and intersex individuals are automatically housed by sex assigned at birth, which can lead to increased violence and harassment. SB 132 is co-sponsored by Equality California, TransLatin@ Coalition, TGI Justice Project, Transgender Law Center, ACLU of California, Lambda Legal and Medina Orthwein LLP
Written by Lala