LGBT Pride Month aims to eliminate sexual orientation discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons. Under the banner of the rainbow flag, the month commemorates the June 1969 Stonewall Rebellion, a protest against police raid of a Manhattan gay bar. In 2000, President Bill Clinton proclaimed June to be Gay and Lesbian Pride Month in the United States, and on June 1, 2009, President Barack Obama proclaimed June to be LGBT Pride month in the United States. The Department of Fair Employment and Housing is California’s civil rights agency, which protects Californians from employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination, and hate violence. The DFEH investigates, conciliates, mediates, and prosecutes violations of the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Unruh Civil Rights Act, Disabled Persons Act, and Ralph Civil Rights Act.

See www.dfeh.ca.gov.

DFEH Events This Month

June 2 – DFEH Fair Employment and Housing Council meeting and hearing , California Public Utilities Commission Auditorium, San Francisco.
June 5 – Northern California Employment Round Table meeting, Walnut Creek.
June 10 – Director Phyllis Cheng and Staff Counsel Irina Trasovan speak at the State Bar Regional Incubator Meeting, Los Angeles.
June 11 – Director Phyllis Cheng speaks before the San Joaquin Human Resource Management Association , Stockton.
June 24 – Director Phyllis Cheng and Chief of Enforcement Mary Bonilla speak at the Employment Round Table of Southern California , Loyola
Law School, Los Angeles.
June 25 – Staff Counsel Fernando Aceves presents DFEH Webinar on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression.