An AIDS Golden Oldie, Spinning AgainBinder2

By Mark S. King
We can turn it around in our minds, trying various reasons on for size, but nothing ever fits. In the end, it doesn’t matter how much he was adored by his friends or whether he ignored his better judgment or if he secretly hated himself. Steven is, simply and shockingly, dead.

It was one of those late nights a few weeks ago, when obscure videos posted on Facebook held more interest than getting to bed. Steven sent me a chat message. “How are you?” he began. “Guess where I am.” I had no idea. “The hospital,” he said.

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Supreme Court Upholds University Non-Discrimination Policy

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Hastings College of Law at the University of California may deny official recognition and funding to any student club that violates its non-discrimination policy, as long as that policy is applied equally to all clubs.

The policy was challenged by Christian Legal Society (CLS), a student group that requires members to sign a Statement of Faith that, among other things, states that sexual activity should not occur outside of marriage and then only between a man and a woman.

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HUD Awards $30 Million to HIV-AIDS Housing Programs

More than a thousand extremely low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS will continue to receive permanent housing as a result of $30.2 million in grants announced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

None of the announced grants were awarded to Sacramento or Northern California agencies, although grants were given to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency ($1,430,000) and the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center in San Francisco ($508,420). The City of San Jose Housing Department also received a grant of $1,262,800.

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Statement by the President on National HIV Testing DayPresident Obama

This Sunday (June 27, 2010) is National HIV Testing Day, an occasion to raise awareness of the steps each of us can take as individuals to fight HIV/AIDS.  

As we mark this day, I would like to renew my call for all Americans to help reduce the risk of infection by getting tested for HIV and learning their HIV status.  One in five Americans who are currently living with HIV-- more than 230,000 people -- do not know their status.

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Sacramento LGBT Community Prepares For Federal Prop 8 RulingJudge Vaughn Walker

by Ken Pierce

Following a five-month hiatus, intriguing closing argument to the Federal lawsuit against California’s Proposition 8 were heard in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco on June 16, and a decision in the case is expected shortly.

The leadership of Sacramento’s Equality Action Now, a local, grassroots civil rights organization and the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center are planning to respond to whatever ruling Judge Vaughn Walker decides in the case with a rally at the Sacramento G&L Center, 1927 L St.

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