On The Docket For The LGBT Caucus: Conversion Therapy Ban, Teacher Training And More
Just under 6 percent of California legislators are openly lesbian, gay or bisexual, a number that has grown over the past two-and-a-half decades. “You don’t get any respect unless you’re in the room where it happens,” said Sheila Kuehl of Santa Monica, who became California’s first openly gay or lesbian legislator in 1994.
California’s Thriving LGBT Caucus: Because Sometimes, Lawmaking Is Personal
A quarter-century after Kuehl’s election made history, the caucus numbers seven and has chalked up hard-fought legislative victories—and a to-do list for the future. All its members are Democrats; no openly gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans Republican has ever won a seat in the Legislature. (Castillo, 1/20)
In other news —
Los Angeles Times:
Newsom’s Struggles With Dyslexia Prompt A ‘Very Personal’ Quest To Fund Early Screening
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s lifelong struggle with dyslexia makes his proposal to screen little kids for developmental disorders a personal mission. California’s new governor wasn’t diagnosed with the reading disability until he was in the fifth grade. (Skelton, 1/21)