“Know Your Rights Initiative” Awarded $245,000 Grant from The California Wellness Foundation for Education Program for Same-Sex Married Couples 

LGBT elders and their families across California will be provided with extensive education, regarding benefits available to many same-sex couples since the historic Supreme Court Windsor decision, through the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare Foundation’s Know Your Rights Initiative funded by a grant from The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness).

Created in 1992 as a private independent foundation, Cal Wellness’ mission is to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.

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Thursday, 23 October 2014 19:44

Wear Depends to Scream Park California’s Haunted Houses of Halloween Horror

by Chris Narloch

A long-shuttered discount store on Auburn Boulevard has been gutted and turned into something called “Scream Park California,” which features a one-stop shop of “goth” and gore that includes three haunted houses plus live heavy metal music on the premises.

We recommend that you put on Depends before venturing in to this sick and twisted house of horrors, and you might want to have your lawyer look at the fine print on the back of your ticket, which begins with this warning: “You voluntarily assume the risk of serious injury or death by attending.”

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Outword's Annual Pet Issue515

One of our favorite issues of the year, our pet issue, is on the newsstands now. We have lots of fun stories, mostly about dogs this time, but we welcome all pets.


Read more: Outword’s October 23 Issue is Out Now


Frankenstein or Young Frankenstein?

by Chris Narloch

If haunted houses aren’t your idea of Halloween fun, and you don’t want to drive over to Dixon and get lost in that crazy corn maze, you can still get your thrills at one of these spooky Sacramento stage shows.

Read more: Frankenstein or Young Frankenstein?


It’s Raining Men & Martha At Feinstein’s

by Chris Narloch

Thirty years after proclaiming “It’s Raining Men,” music legend Martha Wash will make her debut at Feinstein’s at the Nikko in San Francisco for two performances only, on Thursday, Oct. 23 and Friday, Oct. 24.

Wash began her public singing career at the age of three in the church her parents attended in San Francisco. Years later, she would rise to fame in her native City by the Bay as half of “Two Tons O’ Fun,” the backup duo behind the late, great gay disco superstar Sylvester.

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