Gay Character Moves to Riverdale High Kevin Keller

A new page is turning on Riverdale High, home of Archie Comics famous students Archie, Betty, Veronica, Reggie and Jughead, it is about to welcome a new classmate this fall.

On September 1, Kevin Keller, Archie Comics' first openly gay character, will be welcomed into the town of Riverdale.

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Trevor Project Honored by the American Association of SuicidologyThe Trevor Project

The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, has been presented with the Crisis Center Excellence Award from the American Association of Suicidology (AAS)..

The Crisis Center Excellence Award is presented to one organization each year to recognize outstanding service in the face of extraordinary circumstances, or for service to the community through an innovative and creative program. The Award was presented at the 43rd Annual AAS Conference in Orlando, on Tuesday, April 22, 2010.

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SF Pride Gives 2010 Annual Pink Brick Award to First Gay RecipientCalifornia State Senator Roy Ashburn (R, Bakersfield)

The San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee, has announced its 2010 Pink Brick Award recipient: California State Senator Roy Ashburn (R, Bakersfield).

The Pink Brick award is given each year to a person or institution whose actions are deemed to have caused the most significant harm to the LGBT community.

 

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Bill to Include Demographic Data on Sexual Orientation Wins Committee ApprovalAssemblymember Ted W. Lieu

AB 1878, which would require the state to add questions about sexual orientation, gender identity and domestic partnership status in the voluntary demographic section of California’s government forms, passed today in the Assembly Business, Professions & Consumer Protection Committee.

Sponsored by Equality California, this first-of-its kind legislation would help the state gather vital data about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community’s use of public services.

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Remembering Janet PachecoKaye and Janet

By Kaye Crawford
Late afternoon on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, I rushed to the emergency room at Mercy Hospital on J Street with a heavy heart. I looked around the crowded room at the familiar faces of members within our community; TJ and his partner Steve, Lori, Rich Jones, Robert Long, Bradley, Bobbie Sinclair, Jen, Josie, John, Aaron & his sister, Kyle, and others.

They motioned for me to come in and approach the bed. I looked down on one of the most beautiful people I've ever known in the community; Janet Pacheco. Janet with the long ponytail always crowned with a cap or stylish hat.

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