Prop. 8 Attorney Looks to Case ResolutionDavid Boies

By Sarah Blazucki, PGN Editor, © Philadelphia Gay News 2010

In early May, the judge in the Proposition 8 trial, “Perry vs. Schwarzenegger,” announced closing arguments would begin on June 16.

In the case, two same-sex couples are suing to overturn the ballot initiative that amended the California state constitution to ban gay marriage after the legislature had granted it in 2008.

The couples’ lawyers, Theodore Olson and David Boies, received the International Role Model Award from Equality Forum at the International Equality Dinner on May 1 in Philadelphia.

While Boies was in town, PGN asked him about his expectations on the case.

Read more: Prop. 8 Attorney


Cast From A Chorus Line to Highlight Harvey Milk Day Rally EntertainmentCMT's A Chorus Line

To commemorate Harvey Milk Day, on his birthday, May 22, 2010 Equality Action Now will host a fun and historic Rally and March on the West steps of the State Capitol.

Invited guests include adult and youth speakers from the community as well as entertainment. Highlighting the entertainment will be members of the cast of Broadway Sacramento’s production of A Chorus Line.

Read more: Harvey Milk Day Rally Entertainment


Could the Next Supreme Court Justice Be a Lesbian? Would It Matter?Elena Kagan

By Jennifer Vanesco

Editor’s Note: This column was originally written before President Obama announced his selection of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve on the Supreme Court and has been altered slightly now that the decision has been announced.

Suddenly, it seems possible that the next Supreme Court Justice might be a lesbian.


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Chico Shows Their Gay Pride in Pioneer Day ParadeChico Pride

By Gary V. Sereno-Regis
May 5, 2010 became a special day in my life as 15 of us marched the streets of Chico in support the LGTBQ community. It was a public statement and one that was very visible.

A few months ago, when the Chico Pride Fest's Board of Directors was first discussing marching in the Chico Pioneer Day's Parade, I was skeptical that any community members would march with us. Still, I dutifully sent out the invitations for everyone to come to the parade and either join us, or show up in support.

Read more: Chico Shows Their Gay Pride


Jovi Radtke’s “Spoken Word” Speaks For ItselfJovi  Radtke

By Abbi Novotny

"For the times when the music dies, I want you to take my Violin arms and play all the words you want to say but can’t, here’s your chance. Hold this music box of truth to your ears to prove that words hold more harmonies than harm to me and enhance the music for us to dance to."

Picket signs, chants, sit-ins, marches, and organized rallies are some of the typical weapons of an activist. Combine these with the power of the pen and the rhythm of lyrical poetry and out steps Jovi Radtke.

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