THLA’s Response to the Decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop

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Yesterday, in a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop, a case addressing a Colorado baker’s refusal to make a wedding cake for Charlie Craig and David Mullins, a same-sex couple in Colorado.  Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion and the Court narrowly ruled in favor of the baker based on the unique facts in the case.  While THLA certainly wanted a different result, the case itself does not provide ...

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THLA Announces 2018 Award Recipients

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THLA, in conjunction with returning Title Sponsor Casey Gerry, is proud to announce the 2018 Awards Recipients who will be honored at THLA’s 25th Annual Awards and Installation Dinner:

Scott B. Erhlich:  Community Pioneer

 

OutServe-SLND:  Service To The Community

 

Kyle W. Nageotte:  Co-Presidents’ Award

 

Congratulations to this year’s award recipients!

The THLA 25th Annual Dinner will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2018.  THLA will return to the historic US Grant Hotel for a fabulous evening celebrating LGBTQ+ equality and the work that has yet to be ...

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Todd Stevens Elected Treasurer of Cal. State Bar Board of Trustees

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Congratulations to Todd Stevens!  THLA Member Todd Stevens was recently elected to serve as Treasurer to the California State Bar Board of Trustees.  Todd will join Michael Colantuono (first openly gay President of the State Bar) in running the Board next year.  A reception for Todd and Michael will take place on November 15, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., at the Los Angeles County Law Library.  Reach out to the LA LGBT Bar for more information on attending. ...

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THLA Issues Statement on President’s Ban on Transgender Individuals In the Military

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THLA STATEMENT ON RECENT ADMINISTRATION ACTIONS

The Tom Homann LGBT Law Association (“THLA”), San Diego County’s LGBTQ Bar Association, unequivocally denounces President Donald J. Trump’s decision to ban those in our transgender community from serving our nation in our Armed Forces.  We stand with the thousands of active duty and former transgender service members, their families, and the community-at-large against this act of prejudice.  No one should face discrimination based on identity alone, least of all the heroic Americans who chose ...

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THLA Member Secures Asylum For Transgender Woman

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THLA congratulates “J.M.S.R.” on her successful application for U.S. Asylum.  On June 26, 2017, the United States granted asylum to J.M.S.R., who is a native of El Salvador.  As a transgender woman, she suffered torture and abuse from the police and the local gangs in her community.  Fearing for her life, J.M.S.R. fled from El Salvador and made the dangerous trek to the United States, being robbed along the way.

 

J.M.S.R. received pro bono legal representation through a partnership between THLA and ...

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THLA Partners With Casa Cornelia

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The Tom Homann LGBT Law Association of San Diego is excited to announce their partnership with Casa Cornelia Law Center to provide pro bono service opportunities for attorney members of THLA to represent immigrants in the LGBTQ community that need legal representation to be granted asylum here in the United States. Casa Cornelia is committed to upholding the legal rights of individuals fleeing their native countries due to political, social, religious, or ethnic persecution. Casa Cornelia clients are men and women ...

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2017 Annual Dinner Is Here!

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The Tom Homann LGBT Law Association 2017 Annual Dinner

Title Sponsor:

CaseyGerry

Time / Date:

Thursday, April 13, 2017
US Grant Hotel

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. – Dinner Program

Food Selections:
+Grilled Chicken Breast
+Seared Swordfish
+Potato Gnocchi (Veg)

Purchase Tickets Here

 

Keynote Speaker:   Representative Brian Sims, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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THLA Announces 2017 Award Recipients

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THLA is proud to announce the following award recipients who will be honored at the 24th Annual THLA Awards Ceremony and Installation Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the historic US Grant Hotel:

Patricia Hollenbeck (Friend of the Community Award):  As her nominations note, Patty has been a longtime supporter of the LGBTQ community and “has been there year after year working for equality for all.”  Patty has “never been afraid to stand shoulder to shoulder” ...

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