The August 26 Issue is now available

The beginning of the end of summer in Sacramento is marked by the renown and beloved Rainbow Festival, and this year they are going to lay it down with attitude and spunk! We are going to help you get ready for the fun with the Official Rainbow Festival Guide built right into the pages of Outword.

Inside you’ll read about performers Caroline Lund and Fedro, who are both booked to play live. You’ll find a comprehensive map of the Festival grounds and a detailed list of who’s doing what, and when.

Read more: The August 26 Issue


Calif. Legislature Calls on President, Congress to End DOMA Marriage DiscriminationAssemblywoman Julia Brownley, D-Santa Monica

Sacramento – Aug. 23, 2010

The California Legislature has approved a resolution by Assemblywoman Julia Brownley, D-Santa Monica, calling for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, which discriminates against married same-sex couples.

“President Obama has called this law abhorrent in the way it denies more than 1,000 federal rights to same-sex couples,” Assemblywoman Brownley said. “Congress must act now to overturn DOMA, which is rooted in irrational and unfounded prejudice. Married same-sex couples deserve equal access to these benefits.”

Read more: End DOMA Marriage Discrimination


New Webseries The Queens of Drag: NYC DebutsAcid Betty

Get ready for The Queens of Drag: NYC, a new eight-episode series, which explores the audacious New York drag scene, and will debut exclusively on on September 8, 2010. has teamed up with film and television producer Larry Kennar (The L Word, Barbershop, 50 First Dates), designer and reality TV veteran Jack Mackenroth (Project Runway: Season 4), and award-winning producer/director John Rutherford (eXposed) to air the original web series that focuses on the lives of New York City ’s most fabulous and ferociously funny drag queen divas.

Read more: Queens of Drag: NYC


White House Discloses Commitment to Prioritizing HIV/AIDSJeffrey S. Crowley

Blogentary by Jeffrey S. Crowley - August 20, 2010

The Obama Administration is taking new action to prioritize support for Federal HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs, and  is sending to the Congress an amendment to the President’s FY 2011 budget request to increase HIV/AIDS funding by $65 million. 

This is comprised of a requested $35 million increase for HIV prevention in order to continue exciting new HIV prevention activities described below to support the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and a $30 million increase for State AIDS drug assistance programs to respond to the ongoing crisis States are facing in operating these essential programs.

Read more: Prioritizing HIV/AIDS


Four Books for Your Fall Reading ListRobin & Ruby

As summer begins to give way to fall, it is time to start thinking about curling up with a good book and letting the author take you on a journey.

Here are four new works that can help you escape —

and the good news is they are all available at the Lavender Library.

Read more: Fall Reading List


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