CV Stonewall will be giving out free rainbow bracelets at Stockton Pride 2013!
Come visit CV Stonewall and pick up your free rainbow bracelet at our booth during the Stockton Pride Festival on Saturday, August 17th. The event will be held at Oak Grove Park, 11:00am-7:00pm. Attendance is free but parking is $6 per vehicle.
This will be the second annual Pride festival held in Stockton. Last year over 4,000 people were in attendance and this year the planning committee promises "MORE"! Entertainment will include community cultural performances, transgender singer-songwriter and activist Ryan Cassata, pop-rock band Marirose & the Gypsies, Drag Show, Durty Dj's, and African/Latin/Brazilian dancers and musicians Jambalaya. Keep the party going at the official after party and drag show extravaganza, hosted by Cafe Coop.
August 17th, 2013
Oak Grove Park, Stockton, CA
Announcements & Going Ons
Please email William.Kim@asm.ca.gov to submit a posting or an announcement.
- There has been a lot of news out of Russia, which recently enacted anti-gay legislation. Gay teens were allegedly lured, entrapped and tortured while Dutch tourists were jailed under the new law. Several LGBT groups have called for a boycott of Russian products. The 2014 Winter Olympics are scheduled to be held in Sochi, Russia February 7-23.
o IOC: Gay Olympic athletes, visitors won't be targeted under Russia's anti-gay laws, http://www.outsports.com/2013/7/26/4560662/ioc-gay-olympic-athletes-visitors-wont-be-targeted-antigay.
o NBC criticized for broadcasting anti-LGBT Russia’s 2014 Winter Olympics, http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/27/nbc-criticized-for-broadcasting-anti-lgbt-russias-2014-winter-olympics/.
o Some NYC LGBT Bars Boycott Vodka Brands Over Russian Anti-Gay Laws, http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/07/27/some-nyc-lgbt-bars-boycott-vodka-over-russian-anti-gay-laws/.
o Boycott the Olympics? Russian Vodka? NBC? Maybe. Here Are Five Other Ripe Targets, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelangelo-signorile/boycott-the-olympics-russ_b_3667829.html.
o An Open Letter From Stoli Premium Vodka’s CEO To The LGBT Community, http://www.queerty.com/read-an-open-letter-from-stoli-premium-vodkas-ceo-to-the-lgbt-community-20130726/.
- Senator Ricardo Lara is a point man in the push for immigrant rights, http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ricardo-lara-20130728-dto,0,2035116.htmlstory.
In two historic decisions, the Supreme Court has issued rulings for United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and dismissing Proposition 8 on standing, effectively returning gay marriage back to California.
- Mall Of America To Host One Of Minnesota's First Gay Weddings, http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/217256911.html.
- Conservative Christians Pleased With GOP Chair's Words on Abortion, Gay Marriage Positions, http://www.christianpost.com/news/conservative-christians-pleased-with-gop-chairs-words-on-abortion-gay-marriage-positions-100794/.
- Gay marriage advocates rally in Asbury Park, calling Christie 'out of step', http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/07/gay-marriage_advocates_rally_in_asbury_park_calling_christie_out_of_step.html.
- Gay couple marries in Pa. county defying state ban on same-sex unions; 5 licenses issued, http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/gay-couple-marries-in-pa-county-defying-state-ban-on-same-sex-unions-5-licenses-issued/2013/07/24/92f213a6-f4bf-11e2-81fa-8e83b3864c36_story.html.
- Department Of Homeland Security Finalizing Post-DOMA Rules For Immigrating Gay Couples, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/26/immigration-gay-couples_n_3658414.html.
- LGBT groups court Latinos to build ENDA, marriage support, http://www.washingtonblade.com/2013/07/23/lgbt-groups-court-latinos-to-build-enda-marriage-support/.
- Carving LGBT Families Out of Immigration Protections: Wrong and Harmful, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hayley-gorenberg/lgbt-families-immigration-reform_b_3625179.html.
Business & Politics
- Pope Says He Will Not Judge Gay Priests, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/30/world/europe/pope-francis-gay-priests.html.
- State Sen. Ricardo Lara endorses Robert Garcia for Long Beach mayor, http://www.sdgln.com/news/2013/07/27/sen-ricardo-lara-endorses-robert-garcia-long-beach-mayor.
- Desmond Tutu Says He’d Pick Hell Over A Homophobic Heaven, http://www.queerty.com/desmond-tutu-says-hed-pick-hell-over-a-homophobic-heaven-20130726.
- Cumulus planning to drop Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/07/cumulus-planning-to-drop-rush-limbaugh-sean-hannity-169371.html.
- The Evolution of LGBT Advertising, http://www.edgeonthenet.com/news/national/147275/the_evolution_of_lgbt_advertising.
- Federal Elections Commission Allows Gay Couples To Make Joint Political Donations, http://www.queerty.com/federal-elections-commission-allows-gay-couples-to-make-joint-political-donations-20130725/.
- Pocan, Rangel bill seeks to amend records of discharged gay vets, http://www.metroweekly.com/poliglot/2013/07/pocan-rangel-bill-seeks-to-amend-records-of-discha.html.
- Sen. Marco Rubio Obstructs First Gay Black Judge Nominated To The Federal Bench, http://www.towleroad.com/2013/07/sen-marco-rubio-obstructs-first-gay-black-judge-nominated-to-the-federal-bench.html.
Youth, Family & Education
- Federal Officials Protect Transgender Student Against Discrimination, http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/federal-officials-protect-transgender-student-against-discri. Read the agreement here.
- Family type not a predictor of psychological adjustment of adopted children, study finds, http://www.sdgln.com/news/2013/07/24/family-type-not-predictor-psychological-adjustment-adopted-children.
- SDSU grad student tells what it's like being gay in Iran, where it is illegal to be gay, http://www.sdgln.com/news/2013/07/22/sdsu-student-describes-being-gay-iran.
- Gay Teen Is Fifth Suicide In Five Years At Iowa High School, http://www.kcci.com/news/central-iowa/fifth-se-polk-student-commits-suicide-in-5-years/-/9357080/21215752/-/item/0/-/i2sw2dz/-/index.html.
- Marriage Equality Advances; LGBT Adoption – Not So Much, http://scoopsandiego.com/news/local/marriage-equality-advances-lgbt-adoption-not-so-much/article_84c74198-f2fd-11e2-b136-001a4bcf6878.html.
- Is PrEP the New Plan B for HIV?, http://www.queerty.com/is-prep-the-new-plan-b-for-hiv-20130726/.
- 3 arrested over Calif. city's LGBT proclamation, http://www.kansascity.com/2013/07/17/4350535/3-arrested-over-calif-citys-lgbt.html.
- California City Ousts LGBT Pride Month, Arrests Protestors, http://www.advocate.com/politics/marriage-equality/2013/07/19/california-city-ousts-lgbt-pride-month-arrests-protestors.
- Long-time HIV/AIDS activist Cletus "Skip" Warren dies at 58, http://www.sdgln.com/news/2013/07/26/long-time-hiv-aids-activist-cletus-skip-warren-dies-palm-springs.
- LGBT Weekly publisher starts first official recall process against Filner, http://www.10news.com/news/lgbt-weekly-publisher-starts-first-official-recall-process-against-filner-07272013.
- Local LGBT figures, faith leaders to protest San Diego County Clerk's anti-marriage petition, http://sdgln.com/news/2013/07/20/lgbt-figures-faith-leaders-protest-sandiego-county-clerk-anti-marriage-petition.
- Hate crime suspect appears in court, http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2013-07-27/hate-crime-suspect-appears-in-court/1772501.html.
- Gays in Baton Rouge arrested under invalid sodomy law, http://theadvocate.com/home/6580728-125/gays-in-baton-rouge-arrested.
- 'Quist' App Brings LGBT History Straight To Your Smartphone, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/quist-app-lgbt-history_n_3670427.html.
- Zimmerman Verdict Sparks LGBT Groups’ Calls for Justice, http://www.edgeboston.com/news/national/147219/zimmerman_verdict_sparks_lgbt_groups%E2%80%99_calls_for_justice.
- 3 women walk 101 miles around Ariz. to speak about LGBT equality, http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/22949015/2013/07/27/3-women-walk-101-miles-around-ariz-to-raise-awareness-for-lgbt-equality.
- Iowa Department Of Public Health Reportedly Still Denying Accurate Birth Certificates To Gay Parents, http://www.towleroad.com/2013/07/iowa-department-of-public-health-reportedly-still-denying-accurate-birth-certificates-to-gay-parents.html.
- Legalizing gay marriages in Asia won't solve Malaysia's LGBT issues, say activists, http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/07/29/legalising-gay-marriages-asia-wont-solve-malaysias-lgbt-issues-say-activists.html.
- UN Human Rights Office launches global campaign for LGBT equality, http://www.sdgln.com/news/2013/07/26/un-human-rights-office-global-campaign-lgbt-equality.
- New South Wales Could Soon Become First Australian State To Legalize Marriage Equality, http://www.towleroad.com/2013/07/watch-new-south-wales-could-soon-become-first-australian-state-to-legalize-marriage-equality-video-1.html.
- Ecuador shocked by inhumane practices at gay conversion clinics, http://www.france24.com/en/20130727-ecuador-shocked-inhumane-practices-gay-conversion-clinics.
Sports & Athletics
- Former Rutgers coach Mike Rice attends GLSEN coaches training on LGBT issues, http://www.outsports.com/2013/7/26/4561250/mike-rice-glsen-gay-anthony-nicodemo.
- New Rutgers Athletic Director Acknowledges She’s Gay, http://www.queerty.com/new-rutgers-athletic-director-acknowledges-shes-gay-20130725/.
- How Tim Hardaway Transformed Into An LGBT Advocate, http://www.ydr.com/ci_23729865/tim-hardaway-gay-rights-champion.
Arts & Entertainment
- Chick-Fil-A Debuts New Homophobic Sandwich, http://www.theonion.com/articles/chickfila-debuts-new-homophobic-sandwich,28888/.
- Neil Patrick Harris Explains How Fatherhood Has Changed His Relationship With David Burtka, http://www.queerty.com/neil-patrick-harris-explains-how-fatherhood-has-changed-his-relationship-with-david-burtka-20130728.
- First LGBT Game Conference Due to Start in August, http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/493257/20130722/gaymer-conference-kickstarter-lgbt-queer-videogames-anna.htm.
- Comic-Con: Roberto Orci on 'Ender's Game' ending, 'Star Trek 3' and LGBT stance, http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2013/07/comic-con-roberto-orci-on-enders-game-ending-star-trek-3-and-lgbt-stance.html.
- Outfest Los Angeles announces 2013 award winners, http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/moviesnow/la-et-mn-outfest-los-angeles-announces-2013-award-winners-20130721,0,4822205.story.
- Mary Lambert Releases 'Same Love' Chorus Into Full Single, http://www.towleroad.com/2013/07/mary-lambert.html.
- Chris Colfer Breaks His Silence On The Death Of Cory Monteith, http://www.queerty.com/chris-colfer-breaks-his-silence-on-the-death-of-cory-monteith-20130726/.
- Harvey Fierstein Has No “Tolerance” For Orson Scott Card’s Opinion On Gays, http://www.queerty.com/harvey-fierstein-has-no-tolerance-for-orson-scott-cards-opinion-on-gays-20130726/.
Jobs & Opportunities
- The California Department of Insurance seeks an Associate Governmental Program Analyst (limited term, 18 months) to serve as Program Coordinator for the newly formed Insurance Diversity Program. Prior experience in program coordination, event planning, communications/public relations preferred, as well as knowledge of diversity issues, diverse communities and businesses, and/or supplier diversity. For more information about the Insurance Diversity Program, please visit www.insurance.ca.gov/diversity or contact Melanie Ramil, Chief of External Affairs, at Melanie.Ramil@insurance.ca.gov. Applications accepted through July 16 – to apply, please visithttp://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/more_info.cfm?recno=521402.
- Lucas Public Affairs is seeking an account coordinator and an account executive/senior account executive. The ideal candidate is a college graduate with a political science, communications or related degree with one-to-three years’ experience in public affairs, political campaigns, policy and government and/or journalism. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills, demonstrated experience in strategic thinking, and be analytical, highly organized and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Familiarity with California political and regulatory issues and media relations is highly desired. Salary based on experience. Send resume and cover letter email@example.com.
- Children Now is seeking a highly-motivated Policy Associate to support Children Now’s ongoing advocacy efforts to improve California’s health, education and media policies for young children (birth to eight) and their families. Children Now is a nonpartisan research and advocacy organization working to elevate children's well-being to the top of the national policy agenda. This position will focus primarily on early childhood health-related policy areas including expanding evidence-based voluntary home visiting programs and promoting universal developmental screenings, and requires a minimum of three to five years of early learning and development or other relevant policy experience. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Generous benefits. For more detailed information and to apply, please see our website: http://www.childrennow.org/index.php/meet/jobs/.
- Capitol Impact has an immediate opening for an Education Project Manager who will be responsible for administration and operations associated with a variety of public policy projects and programs, including the Linked Learning Alliance. Capitol Impact is a Sacramento-based firm specializing in policy development, capacity building, and project management and implementation, with an emphasis on public education. Please see our website for application guidelines. http://www.capitolimpact.org/careers.html. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sierra Club California, based in Sacramento, is hiring an organizer to rally public support for our coastal work throughout the state. You will be asked to drive change by galvanizing volunteers, experts, and key public figures to join our cause. If this sounds like the right career for you, please visit: https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH15/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=1&rid=307.
- California HealthCare Foundation seeks a Senior Program Officer to play a major role in our Health Reform and Public Programs Initiative, in Oakland, CA. Lead the development, implementation, and tracking of philanthropic strategies to support the implementation of health reform and to advance the effectiveness of California's public coverage programs. For more information, go to: http://www.chcf.org/about/jobs/sr-program-officer-hrpp.
This weekly digest is provided as a service to the California Legislative LGBT Caucus and interested parties. For comments, announcements or to un/subscribe, please contact William.Kim@asm.ca.gov.
The LGBT Caucus now has a Facebook page! Please Like it and share with your colleagues and staff, http://facebook.com/calgbt. For more information on the LGBT Caucus, please visit http://lgbtcaucus.legislature.ca.gov.
- The California Legislative LGBT Caucus is proud to bring back a series of brown bag lunches with caucus members. The second brown bag is scheduled for Wednesday, April 17 with Assemblymember and LGBT Caucus Chair Rich Gordon in the State Capitol, Room 317 from 12 – 1 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Open to the entire Capitol community. Please RSVP to William.Kim@asm.ca.gov.
- Interested in learning more about LGBT organizing and building a social justice movement? Apply for the National Lesbian and Gay Task Force’s 2013 Academy for Leadership and Action Fellowship. Applications are due April 19, 2013. For more information, visit http://www.thetaskforce.org/downloads/about_us/academy_fellowship_description.pdf.
- Announcing Harvey Milk Champions of Change. To honor Harvey Milk’s legacy, the White House will recognize a group of outstanding openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) state and local elected and appointed officials as “Harvey Milk Champions of Change.” Members of the public are invited to nominate candidates for consideration. Nominees should be LGBT individuals who have been elected or appointed to state or local office, and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service. Click here to nominate a Harvey Milk Champion of Change before Friday, April 19, 2013 (Note: Under “Theme of Service” please choose “Harvey Milk Champions of Change”).
The Supreme Court has heard oral arguments for Hollingsworth v. Perry on Tuesday and United States v. Windsor. For audio and written transcripts, click here Hollingsworth v. Perry (Prop 8) and United States v. Windsor (DOMA).
- NBC/WSJ poll: 53 percent support gay marriage, http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/11/17708688-nbcwsj-poll-53-percent-support-gay-marriage.
- Delaware becomes latest state to take up gay marriage, http://news.yahoo.com/delaware-become-latest-state-gay-marriage-190635805.html.
- Nevada Senate committee approves resolution on gay marriage, http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/apr/11/nevada-senate-committee-approves-resolution-gay-ma/.
- Bill O'Reilly Stands by Gay Marriage Support, Does Not Oppose Repeal of DOMA: VIDEO,http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bill-oreilly-continues-gay-marriage-437764.
- Leaders Predict Immigration Bill Will Exclude LGBT Protections, http://www.advocate.com/politics/2013/04/10/leaders-predict-immigration-bill-will-exclude-lgbt-protections.
Business & Politics
- Republican Party Says No to Same-Sex Marriage, http://swampland.time.com/2013/04/12/republican-party-says-no-to-same-sex-marriage/.
- Same-sex marriage, yes, but what about ENDA?, http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/04/08/marriage-yes-but-what-about-enda/.
- Dan Winslow pushes FEC on gay couples' cash, http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/dan-winslow-wants-fec-gay-marriage-shift-89758.html.
- Baldwin reflects on first 100 days as U.S. senator, http://www.washingtonblade.com/2013/04/10/tammy-baldwin-reflects-first-100-days-us-senator-gay-politics/.
- Social conservatives warn Priebus they could abandon GOP, http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/10/17691775-social-conservatives-warn-priebus-they-could-abandon-gop.
- Highest-ranking LGBT appointee leaves Obama administration, http://www.washingtonblade.com/2013/04/11/berry-to-exit-this-week-as-opm-director/.
Youth, Family & Education
- Obama budget adds domestic same-sex partners to Obamacare, http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/10/obama-budget-adds-domestic-same-sex-partners-to-obamacare/.
- A gay Boy Scout pushes for change, putting his Eagle Scout ranking at risk, http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/a-gay-boy-scout-pushes-for-change-putting-his-eagle-scout-ranking-at-risk/2013/04/11/d79ffa4a-a253-11e2-9c03-6952ff305f35_story_1.html.
- In the U.S., the HIV prevention fight has stalled, http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/04/12/in-the-u-s-the-hiv-prevention-fight-has-stalled/.
- Promoting LGBT Adolescents’ Health and Well-Being, http://www.youthtoday.org/view_article.cfm?article_id=5969.
- Ben Carson walks away from Johns Hopkins speaking gig over anti-LGBT backlash, http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/11/ben-carson-walks-away-from-johns-hopkins-speaking-gig-over-anti-gay-backlash/.
- Med schools teaching courses on LGBT patient care, http://seattletimes.com/html/health/2020752030_healthlgbtxml.html.
- Organs donated by gay man rejected, called 'high risk', http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2013/04/12/wdr-rocky-run-organ-donation.html.
- Working for a Healthy LGBT Community in Boyle Heights, http://www.frontiersla.com/News/Context/Story.aspx?ID=1935630.
- Take A Tour Of San Francisco’s Forgotten Gay Bars, http://www.queerty.com/lost-gay-bars-of-san-francisco-20130413/.
- West Hollywood Gripped By Meningitis Scare, Following Death of Young Man, http://www.queerty.com/west-hollywood-gripped-by-meningitis-scare-20130414/.
- What Actually Happened To That Same-Sex Couple In The Missouri Hospital, http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/04/12/1857741/what-actually-happened-to-that-same-sex-couple-in-the-missouri-hospital/.
- REPORT: Billions Of Taxpayer Dollars Fund LGBT Employee Discrimination, http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2013/04/09/1838671/report-billions-of-taxpayer-dollars-fund-lgbt-employee-discrimination/.
- Montana House advances bill to decriminalize gay sex, http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/montana-house-advances-bill-to-decriminalize-gay-sex/article_ba5827a4-1533-5e3d-8f75-8edfeea34ea5.html.
- Chicago police academy to accommodate transgender recruits, http://www.suntimes.com/news/brown/19378390-452/private-showers-for-transgender-police-recruits-a-win-for-inclusion.html.
- For Gay Chinese, Getting Married Means Getting Creative, http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/04/for-gay-chinese-getting-married-means-getting-creative/274895/.
- French Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/13/world/europe/french-senate-passes-same-sex-marriage-bill.html.
- LGBT community remembers Margaret Thatcher for the homophobic Section 28 law, http://sdgln.com/news/2013/04/08/lgbt-community-remember-margaret-thatcher-homophobic-section-28-law.
- A Huge Step Forward at USAID for the LGBT Community, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-d-rosenstein/a-huge-step-forward-at-usaid-for-the-lgbt-community_b_3061863.html.
- South Africa: Government condemns anti-LGBT violence following attack, http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/04/14/south-africa-government-condemns-anti-lgbt-violence-following-attack/.
- Ireland’s Constitutional Convention Votes Overwhelmingly In Favor Of Gay Marriage, http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/constitutional-convention-backs-extension-of-marriage-rights-to-same-sex-couples-1.1359910.
- Uruguay Becomes 12th Country In The World To Legalize Gay Marriage, http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/uruguay-poised-legalize-gay-marriage-nationwide-18927275.
- New Zealand Poised to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage on Wednesday, http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/mps-make-final-vote-gay-marriage-bill-5406392.
- The Rainbow Crosswalks Of Sydney, Australia, http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/the-rainbow-crosswalks-of-sydney-australia.
Sports & Athletics
- Major Pro Leagues Preparing For the ‘I’m Gay’ Disclosure, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/12/sports/hockey/nhl-announces-initiative-in-support-of-gay-athletes.html.
- The NHL's New Gay Rights Initiative, http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/04/11/nhl_announces_lgbt_rights_partnership_with_you_can_play_to_support_gay_athletes.html.
- Leagues prepare for day when gay athlete comes out, http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2013/04/11/lgbt-gay-athlete-you-can-play-nhl-nba-nfl-mlb/2075999/.
- Nike Among Sponsors Eagerly Awaiting An Openly Gay Pro Athlete, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-11/gay-pro-athletes-get-backing-from-nike-to-nhl-as-sponsors-await.html.
- NFL Star Kerry Rhodes Claims He’s “Not Gay” After Super-Gay Candid Photos Surface, http://www.queerty.com/nfl-star-kerry-rhodes-claims-hes-not-gay-after-super-gay-candid-photos-surface-20130411/.
- Footballer Robbie Rogers Talks to 'Nightline' About Coming Out, Gays in Pro Sports: VIDEO,http://abcnews.go.com/US/gay-soccer-star-robbie-rogers-talks-nightline-coming/story?id=18956316.
Arts & Entertainment
- Who's On Top: OUT Power List 2013, http://www.out.com/2013/04/10/whos-top-power-list-2013.
- DC Introduces First Transgender Character in Mainstream Comics, http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/04/transgender-dc-comics-batgirl/.
- HBO to air series on human sexuality, http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/hbo-to-air-series-on-human-sexuality/2013/04/11/e6387a22-a2ef-11e2-9c03-6952ff305f35_story.html.
- New Kids on the Block singer Jonathan Knight Opens Up About Being Outed By Tiffany, http://www.afterelton.com/2013/04/renault-jonathan-knight-new-kids-on-the-block-cher.
- TV Turning The Tide In Favor Of Gay Marriage, http://www.ipsos-na.com/news-polls/pressrelease.aspx?id=6060&wt.mc_id=1110466.
- Harrison Ford Wishes There Was Less Resistance to Marriage Equality, http://www.metro.us/newyork/entertainment/2013/04/11/harrison-ford-opens-up/.
- Poet Takes Aim At Michele Bachman In One-Minute Poetry Slam, http://www.buzzfeed.com/skarlan/poet-takes-aim-at-michele-bachman-in-one-minute-poetry-slam.
- Inside Ellen Degeneres And Portia De Rossi's Home, http://www.buzzfeed.com/whitneyjefferson/inside-ellen-degeneres-and-portia-de-rossis-home.
Jobs and Opportunities
- Equality California is looking for a Communications Director. Location: Los Angeles or San Francisco. View job description here, http://www.eqca.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=kuLRJ9MRKrH&b=4025649&ct=10889659.
- PROJECT 10 Scholarship! The scholarship competition is open to all Southern California senior high school students who will be graduating and going onto higher education. Recipients need to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the advancement of LGBTQ civil rights. Applications are due May 11, 2013. For more information and to apply, visithttp://www.project10.org/scholarships/.
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CV Stonewall will be sponsoring Assemblymember Susan Eggman's Cinco de Mayo fundraiser. The event will take place at Chitiva's Salsa & Sports Bar and will feature a buffet, no host bar, and $5 margaritas. Individual tickets are $40 and can be purchased at ActBlue.
Eggman's 5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser
Chitiva's Salsa & Sports Bar
445 W. Weber Ave #122
Stockton, CA 95203
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Questions? Call (209) 937-0558
Susan will also be riding in the El Concilio's 19th Annual Cinco de Mayo Family Festival. If you would like to walk along side her, meet her at 10 a.m. at the corner of Madison and Weber, near the downtown waterfront. Volunteers will receive a new Team Eggman t-shirt!