The May 27 Issue of Outword is now Availableprepride cover

With this issue we usually focus on upcoming Pride events around the state or country, and we still did, but we also wanted to highlight the first recognized Harvey Milk day in California. Tom Ammiano, Mark Leno and Cleve Jones all converged on Sacramento for the “Milk and Cookies” event put on by Equality Action Now!

As I mentioned above, this issue also has a bunch of Pride, Get-Ready-for-Pride, What-do-you-think-about-Pride, etc, etc stuff in it.

Read more: The May 27 Issue of Outword is now Available


Prop. 8 Attorney Looks to Case ResolutionDasvid 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.

Read more: Prop. 8 Attorney Looks to Case Resolution


Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Encouraged to Talk About HIV/AIDSSaving Face

Blogged by Dr. Howard Koh on May 18, 2010

"Saving face can't make you safe. Talk about HIV" is the theme for tomorrow's sixth annual observance of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

I am an Asian American who has seen the stigma and silence around HIV in my community, so this theme and the day itself have particular meaning for me.

Read more: AAPIs Encouraged to Talk About HIV/AIDS


8-Year Old Boy Kicked Out of Catholic School Because He Has Lesbian Moms

By Dan Aiello, May, 17, 2010

An 8-year old Catholic boy became the latest casualty in his church's war against same-sex marriage when the third-grader was kicked out of his Massachusetts elementary school after administrators learned his parents are lesbians.

Administrators of St. Paul Elementary, a private Roman Diocese Catholic school in Hingham, Massachusetts, withdrew the student's admission this week after they learned the boy's parents are lesbians.

Read more: 8-Year Old Boy Kicked Out


Equality California Presents Sacramento Equality AwardsTed Ross

Equality California held their annual Sacramento Equality Awards celebration at the Citizen Hotel on Tuesday, May 18 with a ceremony honoring the work of Sacramento activist Ted Ross, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Bishop V. Gene Robinson.

“We are truly fortunate to have stellar leaders working tirelessly to secure equal rights and protections for the LGBT community,” said Geoff Kors, EQCA Executive Director. “Today we applaud the work of some of our most enduring champions of equality, including Assembly Speaker Pérez, Bishop V. Gene Robinson, and Ted Ross. We also renew our commitment to continuing our collaboration with these inspirational leaders to advance full equality for LGBT Californians.”

Read more: Sacramento Equality Awards


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