Long time Bay Area gay activist Ken Jones passed away earlier this month. The African American man was called a hero by friends and fellow activists and will always be known for desegregating the LGBTQ civil rights movement in the Bay Area as well as for his beaming smile and optimism.
The California State legislature is back to work and members of the LGBTQ caucus have already introduced two new bills to bolster civil rights. One Bill would require colleges and universities to use the “living name” of a transgender or gender non-binary person regardless of any legal name change that person may have completed. The second Bill addresses the rights of infant intersex persons and protects them from having unnecessary “corrective” surgeries performed on them.
(Photo: Ken Jones – Courtesy of KenJones.com)