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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Mother Lode Hot Jazz Party Heats Up JacksonJass City

The 32nd annual Mother Lode Hot Jazz Party, sponsored by Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel, will be held on Sunday, April 25, featuring nine hot bands in six locations around Jackson, CA.

This year’s locations include the American Legion Hall, Elk’s Lodge, Mel & Faye’s Diner, Thomi’s restaurant, Denny’s, and Teresa’s Place.

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The Hot Properties! page is back!

It's not too late to get your listing on the Hot Properties! page that will making a comeback in our upcoming Homes & Gardens issue, which hits the streets on April 22.

Read more: The Hot Properties! page is back!

 

Prop 8 Repeal Initiative Fails to Make 2010 Ballot

The effort to place an initiative on the November 2010 ballot to repeal Proposition 8 and restore equal marriage rights for same-sex couples failed to gather the 694,354 signatures necessary to place the proposed initiative on the ballot, ending the campaign.

Love Honor Cherish spearheaded the repeal effort and made the announcement on April 12, 2010, that they had been unsuccessful and vowed to work toward the repeal of Prop 8 at the next general election in November 2012.

Read more: Prop 8 Repeal Initiative Fails to Make 2010 Ballot

 

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