Jamie Foxx and Ludacris Join Fight Against HIV for African-American Young AdultsJamie Foxx

Award-winning actors and recording artists Jamie Foxx and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges are joining other celebrities and African-American leaders to promote "i know," a social media effort launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


The "i know" effort will provide new channels for African-American young adults to talk openly and often about HIV, both online and off.
As a new element of CDC's Act Against AIDS campaign, "i know" will get the facts about HIV/AIDS out far and wide to this hard-hit population through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, a new Web site, and text messages aimed at sparking conversation.

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Sacramento Pride Signs RuPaul Drag Race WinnerBebe Zahara Benet

Bebe Zahara Benet, the season one winner of Logo Network’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” will appear live onstage at the 2010 Sacramento Pride Festival, Saturday, June 19, at Capitol Mall.

Other Pride headline acts will include TWSS, or That’s What She Said, an L.A. musical comedy duo perhaps best known for their “U-Haul: The Music Video,” and Kaylah Marin, whose dance remix hit “On the Floor (Oh Baby Please)” currently is #4 on the Billboard Club Play Charts.

Read more: Sacramento Pride Signs RuPaul Drag Race Winner

 

California AIDS Funding Probably Won’t Be Restored
By Boyce Hinman

Actually, a lot more than AIDS funding probably won’t be restored. Hundreds of millions of dollars that had been appropriated by the state legislature, and then cut from the state budget by the Governor, will not be restored unless a recent decision by a California appeals court is overturned by the California Supreme Court.

Here is how this happened. In February of last year, the state legislature passed a budget for fiscal year 2009-2010 and the Governor signed it. However, it turned out the projections of state income, that that budget was based on, were too optimistic. Far less revenue was coming in and the state government was running up a large deficit.

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Senator Arrested for DUI After Reportedly Leaving Midtown Gay BarSenator Roy Asburn

by Charles Peer

State Senator Roy Ashburn was arrested by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of driving drunk near the Capitol in downtown Sacramento, allegedly after leaving FACES Nighclub with another man who was with him in the car, but not arrested or named.

KOVR CBS 13 in Sacramento has reported that sources have told them that he was seen in FACES before he was arrested. However, Terry Sidie, the owner of FACES, said that he was in his club until about 1:30 in the morning that night and that he did not see Ashburn in the club, nor did his manager Laurie Bonifield or other FACES employees.

Read more: Anti-Gay State Senator Arrested for DUI

 

Chief Justice Roberts Protects DC Gay Marriage LawChief Justice Roberts

Commentary by Boyce Hinman

I have long assumed that, with the advent of the new more conservative U.S. Supreme Court, that court would return to its long standing tradition of judging gay rights cases based on the prejudices of the justices rather than the facts and the constitution.

But yesterday, Chief Justice Roberts did something astonishing. He refused to prevent a Washington DC same sex marriage law from going into effect.

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