President Pledges to Tackle ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in 2010

WASHINGTON, DC –
President Obama’s historic remarks regarding the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law in this year’s State of the Union address have raised the hopes of many LGBT organizations that have been fighting for an end to the law that prohibits lesbians and gays from serving openly in the military.

The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law was passed by Congress in 1993 as part of the FY1994 Defense Authorization Act. It is widely expected that repeal of the law will come as part of that same defense authorization process this year.

Read more: President Calls for End to DADT

 

Organizing Begins for Harvey Milk Day in Sacramento

The leadership of Equality Action Now is organizing events surrounding the upcoming Harvey Milk Day here in Sacramento. Organizations, individual volunteers, businesses seeking sponsorship opportunities, and donations are most welcome. 
The next meeting of the organizing committee will be Wed. Feb. 3rd – at Hamburger Patties Midtown Sacramento from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Read more: Organizing Begins for Harvey Milk Day in Sacramento

 

Hide Nothing Exposes Matt Alber’s True Talentmatt alber

reviewed by Ron Tackitt

Had I not seen the video for “End of the World” on Facebook, I might never have given Matt Alber’s Hide Nothing a second thought, much less a listen. Having seen the charming video, though, when we got the CD at the office, I stuck it in my computer and went on with my day, letting it play in the background.

Read more: Matt Alber

 

The Lambda Players Are in Crisis and Need Your Help

An Open Letter from The Lambda Players


Twenty-one years ago Sacramento’s first gay and lesbian theatre company, The Lambda Players, began performing gay and lesbian themed plays to fill a void that existed in the Sacramento Region.

Like many theatre companies here in Sacramento and across the country though, The Lambda Players are facing difficult financial times. The bottom line — The Lambda Players need to raise $21,000 by March 1, or this part of Sacramento’s GLBT history will disappear forever.

Read more: Lambda Players Letter

 

Merry Christmas from All of Us at OutwordCardinal

However you celebrate the Holidays, we wish you and your loved ones the most joyous celebrations ever!

Our friends at XO Publicity have put together a very special Holiday CD that we think you will enjoy. It features tracks from all over the US (Blue Skies For Black Hearts,  Caravan of Thieves, The Very Foundation, The Winter Sounds, Jessie  Torrisi.) and even one from London (Piney Gir)!

It's way better than  boring holiday music and we invite you to listen and enjoy - we think many of them may become your new favorites!

We'll be back on Monday, until then, thank you for letting Outword be a part of your Holidays!

 

 

 

 

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