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Pride Is Almost Here!

As more details emerge about the upcoming Sacramento Pride festival, it’s pretty safe to say that it should be an event worth taking the day off of work for, if you work on Saturday! This issue of Outword is the one just before our Official Pride Guide issue.

Read more: The May 14, 2015 Issue is Out Now!

 

Author Felice Picano to Read From His New Memoir at Lavender Library

Readings are on Sunday, May 10 from 6 - 8 p.m. and are free

Celebrated out Author Filice Picano is coming to Sacramento to promote and read from his upcoming memoir Nights at Rizzoli, named after a legendary palace of books, music and art: Rizzoli Books in New York where, Kennedys and Rockefellers mingled with tourists and “regular” customers under the watchful gaze of sophisticated employees.

For Picano, an aspiring but near-starving young writer who in 1971 lucked into a part-time job at the stunningly elegant store via a friend, it was a life-changing experience, one that exposed him to some of the brightest lights in the world’s cultural capital.

Read more: Author Felice Picano to Read From His New Memoir at Lavender Library

 

Clouds of Sils Maria Now Playing at Tower

by Frances Marlatt

The mysterious and magnificent foreign film “Clouds of Sils Maria” snuck in to town over the weekend almost as stealthily as the clouds snake through the exquisite mountains in the Alps that provide the backdrop for much of the film.

The movie follows French actress Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche), who found stardom in a play about an older woman who is driven to suicide by a younger woman whom she falls deeply in love with.

Read more: Clouds of Sils Maria Now Playing at Tower

 

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The Lavender Graduating Class of 2015 Lacks Legal Protection Moving Into The Workplace

By Riley Folds

College graduation season is finally here.  Students have taken their last finals, physically moving out of dorms, and transitioning mentally from being a student on campus to a professional in the workplace. For most, this transition began months ago by attending career fairs, emailing out resumes, and interviewing.   

While this is an exciting time, it can also be an extremely stressful one.  For the thousands of graduating seniors that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ), there can be an additional level of anxiety. 

Read more: The Lavender Graduating Class of 2015 Lacks Legal Protection Moving Into The Workplace

 

Avengers: Age of Ultron Crashes and Burns

by Chris Narloch

A new “Avengers” film leads the pack of this weekend’s new movies, but you may be better off looking elsewhere for cinematic satisfaction.

 

Read more: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Crashes and Burns

 

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