Equality California Presents Sacramento Equality AwardsTed Ross

Equality California held their annual Sacramento Equality Awards celebration at the Citizen Hotel on Tuesday, May 18 with a ceremony honoring the work of Sacramento activist Ted Ross, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Bishop V. Gene Robinson.

“We are truly fortunate to have stellar leaders working tirelessly to secure equal rights and protections for the LGBT community,” said Geoff Kors, EQCA Executive Director. “Today we applaud the work of some of our most enduring champions of equality, including Assembly Speaker Pérez, Bishop V. Gene Robinson, and Ted Ross. We also renew our commitment to continuing our collaboration with these inspirational leaders to advance full equality for LGBT Californians.”

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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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