Senate Committee and House Pass DADT Repeal Amendments

The Senate Armed Services Committee and the full House have passed amendments to a defense authorization bill that may eventually lead to the end of the military’s policy of discharging gay and lesbian servicemembers under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

The Senate Armed Services Committee passed the amendment on Thursday, May 27, by a 16-12 vote and the House passed a similar amendment (234-194) just hours later.

Read more: DADT Repeal Amendments Pass


Congratulations to Stonewall's Four Freedoms Winnersf reedoms

The Sacramento Stonewall Democrats paid tribute to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's famous Four Freedoms Speech by awarding deserving individuals who embody the spirit of the Four Freedoms.

The Awards were presented on Wednesday, May 26th at the Radisson Hotel.

Read more: Four Freedoms Winners


The May 27 Issue of Outword is now Availableprepride cover

With this issue we usually focus on upcoming Pride events around the state or country, and we still did, but we also wanted to highlight the first recognized Harvey Milk day in California. Tom Ammiano, Mark Leno and Cleve Jones all converged on Sacramento for the “Milk and Cookies” event put on by Equality Action Now!

As I mentioned above, this issue also has a bunch of Pride, Get-Ready-for-Pride, What-do-you-think-about-Pride, etc, etc stuff in it.

Read more: The May 27 Issue of Outword is now Available


Prop. 8 Attorney Looks to Case ResolutionDasvid Boies

By Sarah Blazucki, PGN Editor, © Philadelphia Gay News 2010

In early may, the judge in the Proposition 8 trial, Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, announced closing arguments would begin on June 16.

In the case, two same-sex couples are suing to overturn the ballot initiative that amended the California state constitution to ban gay marriage after the legislature had granted it in 2008.

Read more: Prop. 8 Attorney Looks to Case Resolution


Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Encouraged to Talk About HIV/AIDSSaving Face

Blogged by Dr. Howard Koh on May 18, 2010

"Saving face can't make you safe. Talk about HIV" is the theme for tomorrow's sixth annual observance of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

I am an Asian American who has seen the stigma and silence around HIV in my community, so this theme and the day itself have particular meaning for me.

Read more: AAPIs Encouraged to Talk About HIV/AIDS


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