Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Signs Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Bill into Law

Gov. Mike Pence On March 26,  signed a bill into law that would allow anyone to use their religious beliefs to claim that they have a right to refuse to follow anti-discrimination protections and other laws.



SB 101 is a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bill modeled off Arizona’s SB 1062 that Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed last year following strong opposition from the local and national business communities.

Read more: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Signs Discriminatory “Religious Freedom” Bill into Law

 

An Exclusive Interview with Fernando Miro525


Yes, the adorable man on the cover of this issue of Outword will be coming to Sacramento in April to perform in Cirque du Soleil’s show, Varekai. Our own, Chris Narloch, sits down with Fernando Miro to see what he has to say. Check it out on page 14, and be sure to check out Varekai, here is Sacramento, April 9-12.

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

 

Kill the Gays Law - Think It Can’t Happen? It Already Has

Pratt & Smith - The last men hanged for sodomy

By Father Frank Ryan

The last Saturday of August 1835 was a beautiful hot day. James Pratt (30) left his wife and two young daughters in Deptford, searching for work - promising to return by 6pm. He was a labourer and needed a better job.

Pratt first visited his aunt in Holborn, before heading to Blackfriars. His aunt thought he’d had too much to drink and needed a rest, but he pressed on. In an ale house he met John Smith, a labourer aged 40, and William Bonill (sometimes spelled Bonell), aged 68. Neither could offer him a job to improve his financial situation but their company was hospitable. Bonill invited Pratt and Smith back to his rented flat and they accepted.

Read more: Kill the Gays Law - Think It Can’t Happen? It Already Has

 

Cazwell LIVE Coming to Midtown

By Jonathan Root & Colt McGraw

From new projects, to his friendship with Amanda Lepore, to new tattoos and finally his idea of the perfect date, recording artist Cazwell says that he is "In a spring break state of mind."

Which is a good thing, because it is only days until Cazwell's Sacramento performance at what is being billed as Sacramento's "Hottest Spring Break Party" at Mango's Antro Nightclub in the heart of Midtown on Sunday, March 22.

Read more: Cazwell LIVE Coming to Midtown

 

Outword’s Annual Travel Issue is Here!524

Every year we pull together an assortment of fun and interesting tidbits about traveling to different places. We try to include members of our own community, and things that might be relevant to that community. We think, this year, we have found a great collection of articles.

Read more: Traveling 2015

 

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