Pride has come and gone in San Francisco, and the community has a lot to be thankful for. Two of the greatest lawyers in the country (Olsen and Boise) are defending the LGBT community’s right to marry and it looks like we may actually win this round in the Supreme Court.Victoria Kolakowski is in the lead and will become the first ever transgender superior court judge in the United States if she can win the election in Alameda County this November. Also, earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the University of California Hastings College of the law’s policy of requiring all funded student groups to be open to all students. Their ruling means that schools can choose not to fund or recognize organizations that discriminate against LGBT people.
Even though a lot of great things are happening for the LGBT community in California, there are still areas of concern. For example, the mayor’s new budget removes all funding for the Center’s Homeless Youth Program, the only program in all of San Francisco serving the specific needs of the city’s estimated 800-1,200 homeless queer youth.