Bishops Speak in Support of SB 906Senyonjo & Robinson

By Ken Pierce

Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, of Uganda along with New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson and Equality California Executive Director, Geoff Kors spoke in favor of Senate Bill 906 at a press conference called by Senator Mark Leno (D – SF) at the State Capitol on Tuesday, May 18.

Senate Bill 906, sponsored by Leno, reaffirms the freedom of the clergy to make faith-based decisions regarding which marriages they solemnize and further clarifies the distinction between civil marriage and religious marriage. It also clarifies that religious institutions would not lose their tax-exempt status in California if they refuse to officiate at a marriage that is contrary to their religious faith.

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Got What it Takes To Be Manhunt's Folsom Model?Manhunt

Do you love showing off at Folsom Street Fair every year? Want to be seen by millions of guys around the world and get even more attention?

Then get your gear out and take some pics, because Manhunt and Folsom Street Events have teamed up to search for the next Manhunt homepage model for 2010's Folsom Street Fair.

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Sacramento Rodeo Teams Does Well in FLAWild Wild Wes

Sacramento’s Rodeo Team made an impressive showing at Fort Lauderdale’s Sunshine Stampede as they hone their skills for the upcoming Sierra Stampede.

The Sacramento Rodeo Competition Team that made it to Fort Lauderdale for the April 17 rodeo consisted of Sammy V., Sacramento John, Jeff Barr and Wild Wild Wes.

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Sacramento Activist To Be Honored at Sac. EQCA AwardsTed Ross

Sacramentan Ted Ross will be honored at this year’s Sacramento Equality Awards, that will also recognize the work of Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and openly gay Bishop V. Gene Robinson.

Ross is a veteran leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Sacramento and will be honored for his work helping to establish and sustain the Center for AIDS Research, Education and Services, one of only two comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatment facilities of its kind in the entire country.

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Harvey Milk Exhibit Offers Insight Into a Life RememberedHarvey Milk

by Hilton Collins

There’s an old saying that when people are being judged, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. The way we look, the way we talk — those things don’t really matter. If Harvey Milk were here, he’d probably add that people shouldn’t judge each other based on sexual orientation either.

A handy way to judge Milk himself might be by his accomplishments, and anyone who wants to get a good look at what Milk has achieved should take a trip to the California Museum of Women, History, and the Arts in Sacramento.

In recognition of Harvey Milk Day, the Museum is hosting Harvey Milk A Celebration! on Wednesday, May 12. Special guests for the event include actors Chad Allen and Daniela Sea from Showtime's The L Word and Harvey's nephew Stuart Milk. There will be a VIP Reception 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. that includes a reading of excerpts from Dear Harvey

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