Letter of Support – AB2521

“On behalf of San Diego Pride, I write in strong support of the amendments to the Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund, renaming it the Transgender, Gender-Variant, and Intersex (TGI) Wellness and Equity Fund. The fund already provides funding to support transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGI) people across the state of California and the updated name provides necessary visibility and representation to gender non-conforming and intersex communities. The renaming of the Fund is necessary to acknowledge all TGI people in budget discourse.

By amending the Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund to be named the Transgender, Gender Non-conforming, and Intersex (TGI) Wellness and Equity Fund, California will provide explicit support to members of gender non-conforming and intersex communities in the title of the fund and set the standard nationally. For these reasons, San Diego Pride strongly supports AB 2521 and encourages the Legislature to pass this important bill.”

fernando z. lópez, executive director, san diego pride


About Fernando

Fernando Lopez is the Executive Director of San Diego Pride. Lopez’s years of LGBT advocacy, nonprofit management, public education, diversity consulting, media relations, guest lectures, and organizing have made them a consistent presence ensuring the struggles of the LGBT community are ever visible.