Announcements & Going Ons
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- 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, https://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, https://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, https://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, https://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, https://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, https://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, https://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/217256911.html.
- Conservative Christians Pleased With GOP Chair's Words on Abortion, Gay Marriage Positions, https://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', https://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, https://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, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/26/immigration-gay-couples_n_3658414.html.
- LGBT groups court Latinos to build ENDA, marriage support, https://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, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/hayley-gorenberg/lgbt-families-immigration-reform_b_3625179.html.
Business & Politics
- Pope Says He Will Not Judge Gay Priests, https://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/30/world/europe/pope-francis-gay-priests.html.
- State Sen. Ricardo Lara endorses Robert Garcia for Long Beach mayor, https://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, https://www.queerty.com/desmond-tutu-says-hed-pick-hell-over-a-homophobic-heaven-20130726.
- Cumulus planning to drop Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, https://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/07/cumulus-planning-to-drop-rush-limbaugh-sean-hannity-169371.html.
- The Evolution of LGBT Advertising, https://www.edgeonthenet.com/news/national/147275/the_evolution_of_lgbt_advertising.
- Federal Elections Commission Allows Gay Couples To Make Joint Political Donations, https://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, https://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, https://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, https://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, https://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, https://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, https://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, https://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?, https://www.queerty.com/is-prep-the-new-plan-b-for-hiv-20130726/.
- 3 arrested over Calif. city's LGBT proclamation, https://www.kansascity.com/2013/07/17/4350535/3-arrested-over-calif-citys-lgbt.html.
- California City Ousts LGBT Pride Month, Arrests Protestors, https://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, https://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, https://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, https://sdgln.com/news/2013/07/20/lgbt-figures-faith-leaders-protest-sandiego-county-clerk-anti-marriage-petition.
- Hate crime suspect appears in court, https://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, https://theadvocate.com/home/6580728-125/gays-in-baton-rouge-arrested.
- 'Quist' App Brings LGBT History Straight To Your Smartphone, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/quist-app-lgbt-history_n_3670427.html.
- Zimmerman Verdict Sparks LGBT Groups’ Calls for Justice, https://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, https://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, https://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, https://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, https://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, https://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, https://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, https://www.outsports.com/2013/7/26/4561250/mike-rice-glsen-gay-anthony-nicodemo.
- New Rutgers Athletic Director Acknowledges She’s Gay, https://www.queerty.com/new-rutgers-athletic-director-acknowledges-shes-gay-20130725/.
- How Tim Hardaway Transformed Into An LGBT Advocate, https://www.ydr.com/ci_23729865/tim-hardaway-gay-rights-champion.
Arts & Entertainment
- Chick-Fil-A Debuts New Homophobic Sandwich, https://www.theonion.com/articles/chickfila-debuts-new-homophobic-sandwich,28888/.
- Neil Patrick Harris Explains How Fatherhood Has Changed His Relationship With David Burtka, https://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, https://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, https://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, https://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, https://www.towleroad.com/2013/07/mary-lambert.html.
- Chris Colfer Breaks His Silence On The Death Of Cory Monteith, https://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, https://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 visithttps://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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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: https://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. https://www.capitolimpact.org/careers.html. Contact: email@example.com.
- 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: https://www.chcf.org/about/jobs/sr-program-officer-hrpp.
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