Sacramento Activist To Be Honored at Sac. EQCA AwardsTed Ross

Sacramentan Ted Ross will be honored at this year’s Sacramento Equality Awards, that will also recognize the work of Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez and openly gay Bishop V. Gene Robinson.

Ross is a veteran leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Sacramento and will be honored for his work helping to establish and sustain the Center for AIDS Research, Education and Services, one of only two comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatment facilities of its kind in the entire country.

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Harvey Milk Exhibit Offers Insight Into a Life RememberedHarvey Milk

by Hilton Collins

There’s an old saying that when people are being judged, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. The way we look, the way we talk — those things don’t really matter. If Harvey Milk were here, he’d probably add that people shouldn’t judge each other based on sexual orientation either.

A handy way to judge Milk himself might be by his accomplishments, and anyone who wants to get a good look at what Milk has achieved should take a trip to the California Museum of Women, History, and the Arts in Sacramento.

In recognition of Harvey Milk Day, the Museum is hosting Harvey Milk A Celebration! on Wednesday, May 12. Special guests for the event include actors Chad Allen and Daniela Sea from Showtime's The L Word and Harvey's nephew Stuart Milk. There will be a VIP Reception 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. that includes a reading of excerpts from Dear Harvey

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Ugandan Bishop Christopher Senyonjo to Speak Against “Kill The Gays” Bill in Uganda.Bishop

Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, chaplain of Integrity Uganda, has launched a speaking tour in the USA to denounce worldwide homophobia and Uganda's "anti-homosexuality bill” which could lead to Senyonjo's arrest for his support of the LGBT community.

Bishop Senyonjo will be in Sacramento on May 17 & 18, and will speak at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, located at 27th & Capitol Ave., at 6 p.m.

Senyonjo, one of the few Ugandan Anglican bishops or priests who strongly condemns the bill, calls it a gross violation of human rights. He is a married, grandfather of 11, and will visit California, Minneapolis, New York and Washington, D.C.

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Prop. 8 Attorney Looks to Case ResolutionDavid Boies

By Sarah Blazucki, PGN Editor, © Philadelphia Gay News 2010

In early May, the judge in the Proposition 8 trial, “Perry vs. Schwarzenegger,” announced closing arguments would begin on June 16.

In the case, two same-sex couples are suing to overturn the ballot initiative that amended the California state constitution to ban gay marriage after the legislature had granted it in 2008.

The couples’ lawyers, Theodore Olson and David Boies, received the International Role Model Award from Equality Forum at the International Equality Dinner on May 1 in Philadelphia.

While Boies was in town, PGN asked him about his expectations on the case.

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Cast From A Chorus Line to Highlight Harvey Milk Day Rally EntertainmentCMT's A Chorus Line

To commemorate Harvey Milk Day, on his birthday, May 22, 2010 Equality Action Now will host a fun and historic Rally and March on the West steps of the State Capitol.

Invited guests include adult and youth speakers from the community as well as entertainment. Highlighting the entertainment will be members of the cast of Broadway Sacramento’s production of A Chorus Line.

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