HHS Awards $1.84 Billion in Grants for HIV/AIDS Care and MedicationsHRSA Logo

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on April 5, 2010, the release of more than $1.84 billion to ensure that people living with HIV/AIDS continue to have access to life-saving health care and medications. The grants are funded through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which helps more than half a million individuals every year obtain clinical care, treatment and social support services.

"These grants help ensure Americans, especially those in underserved rural and urban communities, affected by HIV/AIDS get access to the care they need through quality health care and support systems," Secretary Sebelius said. "The care and services these grants support will help Americans living with HIV/AIDS to live longer, healthier lives."

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Lesbian DA Ends Campaign to Become JudgeAnne Marie Schubert

By Dan Aiello

Anne Marie Schubert, the conservative Sacramento County Deputy District Attorney who made headlines late last year when California's LGBT community learned she was the lesbian, domestically partnered sister of Proposition 8 mastermind Frank Schubert, has ended her conservative, law and order candidacy for Sacramento County Superior Court judge following a last-minute appointment by California's Governor.

Anne Marie Schubert quietly ended her campaign early February after Judge Ken Peterson's days-earlier-than-anticipated retirement gave Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger the chance at another judicial appointment before leaving office at the end of the year.

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Hey Champ Celebrates New CD with Two Free MP3 DownloadsHey Champ

Though they have recently gained notoriety as electro-pop producers, Hey Champ have consistently been recognized as one of Chicago's premier rock bands, and on July 13th they are going to release their newest CD Star under Townie Records.

But hey, you don’t have wait to hear them, download free MP3’s of their hits Cold Dust Girl and Neverest.

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Refuting the Naysayers: 1st Anniversary of Marriage in Iowa and Other “Unlikely” VictoriesFreedom To Marry Logo

By Evan Wolfson, Executive Director, Freedom to Marry

April 3rd is the first anniversary of the Iowa Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling that excluding same-sex couples from marriage is unconstitutional.

As happy couples and their delighted loved ones begin celebrating personal anniversaries, the milestone marks yet another moment in the marriage movement when critics said we couldn’t – but we did.

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Dialing for Cocktails to Help EQCAEQCA

A recent statewide poll has shown a six-point increase in support of marriage equality in the last year. But that’s not enough for Team Sac – and you can help make that increase even better.

Who is Team Sac? They are a dedicated group of volunteers that work the phone booths at EQCA’s canvassing office here in Sacramento. Led by Sacramento Field Manager Jennie Reiken they get together and, well, make phone calls.

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