Show Your Support for Lavender Courtyard

Commentary by Rachel Iskow

As you may know, Mutual Housing purchased the land at 16th and F, the future home of the Sacramento region’s first LGBT welcoming senior affordable housing community.

We also have commitments of funding from some generous sources (see below).

However, our application to the State of California’s Cap and Trade program was not accepted for funding.

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MTT & Audra McDonald Celebrate Symphony Pride

If you can make it over to the City by the Bay on the evening of Tuesday, April 4, you will be treated to an incomparable collaboration between the San Francisco Symphony, led by conductor Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), and six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald.

Symphony Pride, a special concert celebrating the Bay Area’s spirit of inclusion and diversity with a focus on the voices of the LGBTQ community, will feature works by LGBTQ musical mavericks that MTT has championed throughout his career, including Lou Harrison, Henry Cowell, Meredith Monk and John Cage.

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ArtMix, Movies and More at the Crocker

by Chris Narloch

The Crocker is the place to be this spring, with a sexy new exhibit entitled Forbidden Fruit that showcases the exquisite contemporary porcelain sculpture of Chris Antemann.

That isn’t all there is to see at the museum, however. I recommend you not miss the Crocker’s rare theater screening of the classic 1985 movie Brazil as well as the next ArtMix, which has a Japanese theme.

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When We Rise Left Out So Much of Our History

Commentary by Gary Miller
Who watched ABC’s When We Rise? I was given the impression it would be the history of gay rights. Before I watched the first episode, I was wondering where they would start.

Would they go back to ancient Greece? Or would they begin with researchers on the topic in the late 1800s in Germany? Would they start with the contributions of the Mattachine Society founded in 1950? Would it include the Daughters of Bilitis, which formed in 1955? Was it going to be just San Francisco or a nationwide history?

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‘Get Out’ And See A Movie This Week

by Chris Narloch

Disney’s big budget, live-action movie version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ recently opened, and I urge you to see the film, if only to support that beloved, family-friendly company’s decision to hire an openly gay director and allow him to turn one of the movie’s minor characters gay.

That decision led a drive-in theater in Alabama to refuse to show the film, and the Russian and Malaysian governments have also reportedly considered boycotting the movie.

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