President Pledges to Tackle ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in 2010

President Obama’s historic remarks regarding the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law in this year’s State of the Union address have raised the hopes of many LGBT organizations that have been fighting for an end to the law that prohibits lesbians and gays from serving openly in the military.

The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law was passed by Congress in 1993 as part of the FY1994 Defense Authorization Act. It is widely expected that repeal of the law will come as part of that same defense authorization process this year.

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Organizing Begins for Harvey Milk Day in Sacramento

The leadership of Equality Action Now is organizing events surrounding the upcoming Harvey Milk Day here in Sacramento. Organizations, individual volunteers, businesses seeking sponsorship opportunities, and donations are most welcome. 
The next meeting of the organizing committee will be Wed. Feb. 3rd – at Hamburger Patties Midtown Sacramento from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Read more: Organizing Begins for Harvey Milk Day in Sacramento


Take a Look at Outword’s New Web Site and Online Issue

We’ve got a new look here at, this new web site offers easier access and more features, as well as an online “Flip” format for reading Outword Magazine electronically.

Our new web site now features GLBT news, community news, community directories, reviews and much, much more. With this new web site we intend to provide our readers with what they have come to expect from the paper version of Outword, and much more.

Some of the articles will be the same as they are in print, but we will also be able to post stories that we just weren’t able to fit within the pages of the printed version. This is something we are very excited about. So when you go to be sure to spend some time poking around, and please, let us know what you think!


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