Stonewall Unable to Endorse in Two Key Assembly Races

by Charles PeerPan and Miles

Candidates for Assembly Districts 5 and 9 pled their cases before a packed house of LGBT Democrats, but because the Stonewall Democratic Club rules require a 60 percent vote, no one was able to walk away with the Club’s coveted endorsement.

The Candidates Forum was held on Monday, March 8 and over 150 club members listened as Larry Miles and Dr. Richard Pan, candidates for the 5th Assembly District discussed their qualifications and answered questions from the audience.


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Nominations Sought for Four Freedoms Awards

The Sacramento Stonewall Democratic Club, home to Sacramento's LGBT Democrats, are now accepting nominations for their Four Freedoms Awards.

The Four Freedom Awards is the clubs premiere fundraising event. Based on goals set down by Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Four Freedoms recognize the Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Want and Freedom from Fear.


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SF Center Celebrates Eight Years with Soiree 8 Gala

While the number eight carries some baggage for California same-sex marriage advocates, the San Francisco LGBT Community Center is reclaiming the iconic number as it celebrates its eight year anniversary with Soiree 8, a gala benefit for the Center.

Guests are invited to indulge in decadent foods from San Francisco’s best restaurants and enjoy entertainment from leading queer artists in an evening of earthly delights, gods, goddesses and all things mythic.

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Senators Introduce Repeal Of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"Senator Joe Lieberman

A coalition of United States Senators has introduced legislation to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and enhance our country’s military effectiveness.

The Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2010 contains three main provisions: it will repeal the law that prevents gay Americans from openly serving in the military, prohibit discrimination against current and prospective service members on the basis of sexual orientation, and promote the ability of college students who wish to serve our country to join Reserve Officer Training Corps units at universities that currently prevent the establishment of ROTC units on campus.

Read more: DADT Repeal Bill Introduced in Senate


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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