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LA County’s Tips and Resources to Surviving The Heat

A heat wave is coming to LA! With temperatures getting up to the 100’s, how will you stay cool? 
LA County wants to share some tips with you on how to protect yourself from the heat and information on “Cooling Centers” where you can get out of the heat and sun.

Find a Cooling Center near you!

Below are safety tips that will help you protect yourself and stay safe in the hot weather.

* Avoid the sun from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the burning rays are strongest.
* Reduce physical activity.
* Wear a wide-brimmed hat and light colored lightweight, loose-fitting clothes when you are outdoors
* Avoid hot, heavy meals that include proteins.
* Set your air conditioner between 75° to 80°. If you don’t have air-conditioning take a cool shower twice a day and visit a public air conditioned facility.
* Check on elderly neighbors and family and friends who do not have air conditioning.
* Drink plenty of fluids even if you are not thirsty. Avoid alcohol.
* Use sun screen with a sun protection factor of at least 15 if you need to be in the sun.
* Don’t forget about your pets, they need plenty of water and shade.
* Insulate your home by installing weather stripping around your doors and window sills to keep the cool air inside.

Statement on the Supreme Court Ruling of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

On Today’s Supreme Court Ruling

Monday, June 4th, 2018—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission—the case where a local cake shop owner denied service to a gay couple for their wedding cake due to his religious beliefs. The ruling, voted 7-2 in favor of the cake shop owner, is very limited in its scope—the protections that the Supreme Court granted to the anti-LGBTQ cake shop owner are unique to this single case. It does not grant businesses the ability to discriminate against our LGBTQ brothers and sisters—rather, the Supreme Court reiterated the importance of current non-discrimination legislation in place to protect LGBTQ people.

This case is about far more than just cake. It demonstrates the audacity of people to use religion and our First Amendment Rights against us to try and attack our life and liberty as LGBTQ individuals. LGBTQ people are granted the same right to love, and the same right to frequent public businesses like any other American.

Today, we stand by our LGBTQ brothers and sisters to ensure that they are treated and protected the same way as everyone else—and we hope you will join us.

Lunes, 4 de junio de 2018—Hoy, la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos dictó su decisión en Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, el caso donde un propietario de la pastelería local negó el servicio a una pareja gay por su pastel de bodas debido a sus creencias religiosas. El fallo, votado 7-2 a favor del propietario de la pastelería, tiene un alcance muy limitado: las protecciones que el Corte Suprema le otorgó al propietario de la pastelería anti-LGBTQ son exclusivas de este único caso. No otorga a las empresas la capacidad de discriminar contra nuestros hermanos y hermanas LGBTQ—sino que la Corte Suprema reiteró la importancia de la legislación actual de no discriminación para proteger a las personas LGBTQ.

Este caso es mucho más que solo un pastel. Demuestra la audacia de las personas para usar la religión y nuestros derechos de la Primera Enmienda contra nosotros para tratar de atacar nuestra vida y nuestra libertad como individuos LGBTQ. A las personas LGBTQ se les concede el mismo derecho al amor y el mismo derecho a ir a empresas públicas como cualquier otro estadounidense.

Hoy apoyamos a nuestros hermanos y hermanas LGBTQ para garantizar que reciban el trato y la protección de la misma manera que todos los demás, y esperamos que se unan a nosotros.

For more information:  http://bienestar.org/media-press or contact Nicholas Turton at nturton@bienestar.org

Historic Trans Wellness Center opens in Los Angeles

http://www.losangelesblade.com/2018/04/24/historic-trans-wellness-center-opens-los-angeles/

Trans woman Viccky Gutierrez reportedly found dead in Los Angeles

https://mic.com/articles/187376/trans-woman-viccky-gutierrez-reportedly-found-dead-in-los-angeles#.qrpCJ0Bpd

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