State of Pride Report

2023 State of Pride ReportThe California Attorney General Rob Bonta proudly unveiled the first-ever State of Pride Report, shedding light on the California Department of Justice's (DOJ) recent endeavors to advocate for and uplift LGBTQ+ communities across California and beyond.

"Ensuring LGBTQ+ Americans have equal access to all the rights and resources they deserve is a commitment I hold deeply," said Attorney General Bonta. "In marking Pride Month, we highlight the California DOJ's recent advancements in advocating for LGBTQ+ communities across our state. However, we acknowledge that there is substantial work yet to be accomplished. Our pursuit of equality knows no boundaries, and I vow to continue using every tool at my disposal to protect and promote the rights and well-being of LGBTQ+ individuals."

California is a bastion of diversity. About 2.7 million or 9.1% of California adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender — the largest share of any highly populated state and one that is “considerably higher” than the national figure of 7.9%.

The California Department of Justice is proud to celebrate its thriving LGBTQ+ community and to protect every person’s right to live authentically. As an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, the California Department of Justice will continue to stand up for LGBTQ+ neighbors, friends, colleagues, and families across the country.