Sac Pride Puts Call Out for Entertainers

Think you’ve got what it takes to thrill the masses in Sacramento? Or maybe you’ve got a favorite local band that does? Either way, The Sacramento Pride Entertainment Committee wants to hear from you.

The Committee has begun the search for performers and DJs to fill the schedule on three live entertainment stages for the upcoming 2010 Sacramento Pride Festival.


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Couple Runs Emergency Supplies to Survivors by Boat, Launch Website to Rally Support From LGBT Community

Jacmel, Haiti - February 11, 2010 –

A gay couple running emergency medicine, food and tents into Haiti by boat has taken their mission online to the Internet and launched to rally support from the gay community. The site allows supporters to watch video of the duo in action and contribute directly to buy emergency supplies.

When disaster struck the impoverished island nation of Haiti, it also struck close to the hearts of boyfriends Luke Montgomery and Nate Gudias. Having lived in Haiti and founded an AIDS orphanage in the coastal town of Jacmel, Montgomery feared the worst when no word was received from the orphanage.

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Step Up and Get your Marriage License - Oh Wait, not You!

On National Freedom to Marry Week, at local marriage counters in cities all over the country, same-sex couples will be requesting marriage licenses at their local County Clerk’s Offices and engage in other public education outreach to raise awareness of the harms and impact the inability to marry causes their families.

Locally, on February 11, from noon to  1 p.m. the Sacramento County Chapter of Marriage Equality USA will accompany same-sex couples requesting marriage licenses at the Sacramento County Clerk’s Office at 600 8th Street.

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Summit Called on Gay Service In Foreign Militaries

Plans have been announced to convene a Washington, D.C. summit of officials and experts from military forces that allow gay men and lesbians to serve openly, including the Israel Defense Force and NATO member militaries.

The summit, which is planned for early spring, will focus on the implementation of personnel policies for openly gay troops and was called for by The Palm Center, a think tank at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

British and Israeli experts have confirmed their participation.

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Sacramento Stonewall Democrats Make Early Endorsements in Three RacesStonewall President Chris Moore with candidates Ray Chin and Darrel Fong

By Charles Peer

At their monthly meeting held Monday, Feb. 8, the Sacramento Stonewall Democratic Club, Sacramento’s LGBT Democratic club, made early endorsements in the race for County Supervisor District 1, Sacramento City Council District 7 and Assembly District 8.

Prior to the start of the monthly meeting, the club held a Candidate Forum where each of the candidates running for contested office was afforded the opportunity to promote themselves and then answer questions from club members. In order to receive an endorsement, a candidate most receive 60 percent of the vote.

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