Outword’s January 23 Issue is Out Now
With the Holidays well behind us, most of us are slipping back into our daily flow, and such is the case for us here at Outword. We have shaken the sleepy-dust off and have whipped up a pretty darn great issue for your perusal.
The cover is sporting a very clever picture from a performance troop that call themselves Circus Oz. They will be coming to the Mondavi in early February and you can read all about them on page 10 - looks like it’s going to be a great show!
Court Ruling Affirms Right to Healthcare for Transgender Prisoners
Washington, DC, January 17 –
The First Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Massachusetts Department of Corrections must provide sex reassignment surgery to Michelle Kosilek, an incarcerated transgender person, as one treatment to mitigate her gender dysphoria.
The favorable opinion affirms previous court rulings that transition-related care is medically necessary and therefore constitutionally required care for transgender people in prison.
Six Same-sex Couples File Lawsuit Seeking the Freedom to Marry in Florida
Miami, FL, January 21, 2014 —
Today, six same-sex couples and Equality Florida Institute are filed a lawsuit in Florida state court in Miami seeking the freedom to marry.
The lawsuit argues that Florida’s laws barring same-sex couples from marriage violate the United States Constitution by denying them the legal protections and equal dignity that having the freedom to marry provides.
ACLU Sues Utah for Not Recognizing Valid Marriages of Same-Sex Couples
Salt Lake City, January 21, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Utah, filed a lawsuit today in Utah state court on behalf of four same-sex couples who were legally married in Utah after a federal court struck down a state ban, but before the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted marriages from taking place while the state challenged the decision.
Although the marriages were valid, the state has announced that it has placed recognition of their marriages on hold indefinitely.
Fairy Tales Can Come True - Sacramento Gay Activist Weds
By Ken Pierce
Jerry Sloan, a well-known Sacramento gay activist who was the original founder of the Lambda Center, now known as the Sacramento LGBT Community Center and the first Sacramento Freedom Fair, now known as the Sacramento Pride Festival, married his Fiance on the patio of Headhunters in Midtown On January 16, in front of friends and supporters.
Sloan wed his long-time Russian-born friend Vitaly on the patio of Midtown’s headhunters. Owner Terry Sidie provided the venue and stood in as Sloan’s best man and ring bearer.
- Stella Parton's Resurrection Shows a New Side of Her Talent
- Burn'n Love for Joseph Hall
- Cheyenne Jackson Steams Up San Francisco
- Sex in the City Star John Corbett Coming to Folsom
- See A Movie On The Big Screen -- A Dozen New Films Reviewed
- Mental Illness: It’s Not Always What You think
- Attorney General Eric Holder Says Feds Will Recognize Utah Marriages
- David Hockney Winds Down at de Young
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