Sacramento Zoo Breaks Records in 2015

It may be chilly outside, but the Sacramento Zoo is enveloped in the warmth of a great year.

In 2015 the Zoo saw high attendance numbers, recognition for 36 years of continuous accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and provided a record-setting amount of support to animal conservation programs locally and globally.

Read more: Sacramento Zoo Breaks Records in 2015


Downtown Sacramento Foundation Announces 2016 “Calling All Dreamers” Business Competition

Calling All Dreamers! The Downtown Sacramento Foundation (DSF) will soon accept proposals for downtown business concepts for the 4th Annual Calling All Dreamers competition.

Each year, Calling All Dreamers contestants compete for a coveted business start-up package that is designed to provide the winner with essential resources and helpful tools needed to successfully launch a downtown storefront.

Read more: 2016 “Calling All Dreamers” Business Competition


Here we are in the thick of the Holiday Season...543

Christmas is just a day or two away and before you know it, we will be toasting to a brand New Year. We hope that you are finding lots of fun things to do, and buy, and seeing many smiling faces throughout this festive time.

As our new cover suggests, we’ve gathered a list of great things to do for the upcoming New Year’s celebrations, and we even have taken a look back over some significant LGBT events that happened in 2015. Looking at that page it’s easy to see that 2015 was a banner year for our community, but it should also set a cautious tone that a lot of that could unravel, with the wrong person in the White House. (Just sayin’)

Read more: The Last Issue (of the year) is out Now!


Minnesota’s Ban on Medicaid Coverage of Transition-Related Surgery Challenged 

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Minnesota filed a lawsuit on Dec. 17 in Minnesota State Court to challenge the coverage ban on transition-related surgery for transgender people on Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare, the state’s public insurance programs for low-income residents.

Minnesota’s Medical Assistance program provides coverage for medically necessary care for virtually every type of medical condition. But for gender dysphoria, Minnesota law mandates a sweeping and categorical exclusion of all transition-related surgical care without any regard to whether the treatment is medically necessary for an individual recipient.

Read more: Minnesota’s Ban on Medicaid Coverage of Transition-Related Surgery Challenged 


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