The Black Keys and Neon Trees  -- Plus Rixton, Robyn & Royksopp

by Chris Narloch

I don’t care whether an artist records rock music, dance music or bubblegum pop, as long as it’s good.

All of those genres are represented below in reviews of recent CDs that are worth spending your cold hard cash on.

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Gender-Bread World Offers Tools for LGBTQ Kids

Although exploring one's sexual identity can be an ongoing process, it can be particularly complex for LGBTQ youth – young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer or questioning – as they realize they may have to cope with stigma, discrimination and social intolerance.

LGBTQ youth often face many challenges that contribute to putting them at greater risk for violence, abuse, isolation, mental illness, homelessness, and suicide. A s a frequent first-point of contact for these young people, Canada’s Kids Help Phone is enhancing its support for LGBTQ youth with the launch of new information, tips and tools at

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America Is Ready For The Freedom To Marry

One year ago today -- with smiles of joy and happy tears -- our community cheered as the Supreme Court announced its ruling to gut DOMA.

“Our movement made history that day,” said Evan Wolfson, the Founder and President of Freedom to Marry in this released statement. “And now tens of thousands of same-sex couples have their marriages respected by the federal government.

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National HIV Testing Day – "Take the Test, Take Control"

Friday, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) part of an annual campaign to encourage people of all ages, genders, and race to "Take the Test, Take Control." 

As part of this nationwide campaign local Sacramento agency Breaking Barriers Community Services Center (BBCSC) will perform testing through their mobile testing unit on K Street between 20th and 21st Street.  The free, confidential rapid testing will be performed from noon to 4 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. to midnight.

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Pictures, Pictures, Pictues!507

Well, it’s sad but true. Sacramento Pride 2014 is over. The streets downtown are open, the tents have been taken down and the food trucks have moved on. While the Pride committee and volunteers are still working on crunching the numbers, it’s pretty plain to see that this Pride was Sacramento’s finest - ever. And this issue of Outword contains our recap (in pictures), which is always a favorite for our readers. You can find just some of the pictures we took on page 18 and 19. For anyone that is wondering, no, Clark is not our cover model, he did not make the festival. Maybe next year.

Read more: The June 26 Issue of Outword is Out Now!


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