Pastor Roger Jimenez Condemned

The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) and senior pastor of New Season Church in Sacramento, California, and Dr. John Jackson, president of William Jessup University, have released the following joint statement condemning bigoted comments in regards to the June 12 terrorist attack on the LGBT community in Orlando made by Pastor Roger Jimenez of the Verity Baptist Church :

"We stand resolved in our condemnation of the heinous attack that occurred in Orlando. We also condemn the detestable statements made by a pastor in Sacramento.

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SF GLBT History Museum Presents Traveling Exhibition of Gay Erotic Art, 1950s-1990s  

From July to October, the GLBT History Museum will present a historical retrospective of erotic illustrations by artists who worked for gay men's magazines from the 1950s to the 1990s.

"Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Wall" originated at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City. The San Francisco show is its only scheduled West Coast appearance.

Curated by artist Robert W. Richards, this exhibition of a largely forgotten body of work not only explores the male form, but also offers an examination of erotic fantasies as experienced through publications that were available at nearly every newsstand in America, but that men often hid under their mattresses for fear of being discovered.

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Can’t Take the Heat? Head to the Crocker!

Looking for some summer fun that does not involve the great (read: hot) outdoors?

The Crocker Art Museum has just the thing for you. Their new film series, Adult Summer CAMP!, offers you the chance to take in a campy flick inside their air-conditioned Setzer Foundation Auditorium.

What defines a campy flick: films that are exuberant, playful, dramatized and hilarious (though not always intentionally).

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All of us here at Outword are saddened, and yes, outraged, at the terrorist act that took the lives of 50 of our cherished brothers and sisters. Our hearts go out to their lovers, families, friends, the Orlando LGBT Community, our Nation’s LGBT community and to our allies, who are weeping with us. We are a strong community, and when our tears have dried, our resolve will only be stronger. We will, each in our own way, strive to build a world where love replaces hatred in the heart’s of all mankind.



The Sacramento LGBT Community Center joins the nation in mourning the loss of 50 lives at the hands of an extremist gunman in an Orlando-based gay, Latino night club on Saturday evening.

We IMPLORE all Sacramentans outraged by this horrific incident to join us at 4:00PM at Faces Night Club (2000 K St.) to gather in defiance of the deadliest mass shooting in American history.



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