Beetlejuice Actor Glenn Shadix DiesGlenn Shadix

Actor Glenn Shadix, 58, died Tuesday, Sept. 7 from a fall in his Birmingham, Alabama condo. Shadix was best known for his role as Otho in Tim Burton's "Beetlejuice" and appeared in more than 70 films and TV shows.

Shadix was also active in the LGBT community and served as an Advisory Board Member of Truth Wins Out, an organization that fights the “ex-gay” myth.

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Make a Difference – Join the 10th Annual AIDS Run/Walk

The Sacramento Valley AIDS Run/Walk is this Sunday, Sept. 12, and if you haven’t yet joined a team or registered on your own to make this vital walk to help support HIV/AIDS services in Sacramento, you can still come on down to the West Steps of the Capitol on Sunday morning and make a difference.

State cutbacks are taking a huge a huge toll on HIV/AIDS service providers throughout the Sacramento region. Agencies are closing. Testing sites are drying up. Education efforts have gone by the wayside. Meanwhile, infection rates are on the rise.

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Wipeout Homophobia on Facebook: Taking a Stand for Tolerance

Commentary by David Alex Nahmod

Many of us complain about homophobic hate speech, but few of us take action.

Not so with Kevin Patrick O'Neil. A web designer by trade, the Durham, England resident grew tired not only of the anti-gay hate speech appearing on Facebook, but of the racism and sexism as well.

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Our 15th Annual Arts and Entertainment Issue is Out Now416 arts

Each year we work our Entertainment editor into a froth pulling together even more articles about entertainment, art and other fun stuff for your reading pleasure. This year is no different.

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Appeal On Proposition 8 Highlights A Critical Legal Issue

Commentary by Boyce Hinman

The issue is: who does and does not have legal standing to appeal a US District Court decision? The answer to that question may determine whether or not Judge Walker’s decision overturning Proposition 8 stands or falls.

Judge Vaughan Walker, has ruled that Proposition 8 is invalid because it violates the 14th amendment to the US constitution, which guarantees equal protection of the law to all, and also violates the constitution’s due process clause.

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