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The Donald: No and NO on Gay RightsDonald Trump

Donald Trump, getting ready for a run at the White House, did an interview with the Des Moines Register, and was able to answer at least one question without any equivocating.

When asked whether he supports allowing same-sex couples to marry, Trump said: "They should not be able to marry."

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Sacramento G&L Center Announces Interim Executive Director

The Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Sara Freid as the interim Executive Director of the Center.

Freid has recently served as the Treasurer of the Board and has stepped down from this position to serve as interim Executive Director, replacing the current executive director Wendy Rae Hill.

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Calif. Attorney General Asks Court to Lift Stay on Same Sex MarriagesKamala Harris

March 1, 2011

California's Attorney General has filed an amicus brief with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to allow gay marriages to resume while the court considers the constitutionality of the state's ban on same-sex unions.

The brief was filed Tuesday March 1, by Attorney General Kamala Harris in the case challenging the decision by District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker invalidating Proposition 8.


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LGBT in the Libyan Revolution

by Mark Segal, PGN, Feb. 27, 2011

Covering the fall of the Berlin Wall from East Berlin, sneaking into Cuba without government knowledge, reporting for the gay press from behind the Iron Curtain or reporting from Lebanon ... but actually participating in a revolution had to wait until this past weekend.

While attempting to get more info on the revolution in Libya using the Internet, I stumbled into a live stream from those actually in the battle against the Moammar Gadhafi regime. They were in Benghazi, in the eastern part of Libya, and they had just captured the second-largest city in Libya in a very bloody street-to-street battle. They were not sure how Gadhafi would come after them and the others around that country. Bodies were in the streets. The next day, it became clear. He sent his air force to fire on the people and used mercenaries in the streets.

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White House Announces Jeremy Bernard as Social SecretaryJeremy Bernard

Feb. 25, 2011

The White House has announced that Jeremy Bernard has been named Special Assistant to the President and Social Secretary.  Bernard will become the first male and the first openly LGBT person to hold the position.

He joins the White House staff from the U.S. Embassy in Paris, where he serves as Senior Advisor to the Ambassador.  Prior to this role, he worked as the White House Liaison to the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Read more: Jeremy Bernard Becomes WH Social Secretary


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