Equality California Endorses Congressional Candidates in Four Competitive California Districts

May 16, 2018 - LOS ANGELES

With early voting underway ahead of California’s June 5th primary election, Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, announced the endorsements of four pro-equality candidates in some of the state’s most competitive Congressional districts: Michael Eggman in CA-10, Harley Rouda in CA-48, Sara Jacobs in CA-49 and Ammar Campa-Najjar in CA-50.

“The road to a pro-equality majority in the U.S. House of Representatives runs right through California,” said Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur. “On behalf of our 800,000 members, we’re proud to stand with these exceptional Congressional candidates and appreciate their commitment to stand with the LGBTQ community in the fight for full equality and social justice.”

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Rainbows Are Out for Sunday’s Davis Pride Run and Festival

They’re painting the town in rainbows ­– literally ­– to celebrate Davis Pride, and to welcome more than 1,500 people for the fourth annual fun run and festival on Sunday, May 20.

On Mother’s Day, Davis Pride volunteers painted two crosswalks with rainbow colors, leading pedestrians to Davis’ Central Park, the event’s venue. On Friday morning, they will use temporary chalk paint to stripe nine more crosswalks.

The free festival, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will fill the park with music, food and support for the LGBTQ+ community.

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Mother’s Day Movies & The Avengers On The Big Screen

By Chris Narloch

It’s probably a coincidence that Sacramento’s Tower Theatre has three powerful, woman-centric films playing this weekend, as we prepare to celebrate the mothers in our lives.

In fact, that theater is currently showing “Tully,” a cinematic salute to motherhood starring Charlize Theron as a stressed-out mom of three who bonds with her free-spirited nanny.

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side at the Sacramento County Fair!

Get ready for a jungle adventure with A Walk on the Wild Side exhibit at the Sacramento County Fair! This Memorial Day weekend, the Cal Expo Fairgrounds will be filled with the sights and sounds of the jungle as A Walk on the Wild Side brings exotic species of wild animals up close and personal.

This immersive experience allows fairgoers to enter through a rain forest and be transported to destinations all over the world. From reptiles to jungle cats, A Walk on the Wild Side showcases the huge diversity of animal life and inspires an interest in preserving the lives of these fascinating creatures.

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The S.F. Silent Film Festival Returns

By Chris Narloch

The 23rd San Francisco Silent Film Festival returns for 2018 to the beautiful Castro Theatre, this May 30–June 3 for five incredible days of classic cinema, with masterpieces from the silent film era set to glorious live music.

Exclusive screenings include Greta Garbo’s first starring role in the rare 1924 Swedish film “The Saga of Gosta Berling,” the great Buster Keaton as a weakling-turned-prizefighter in the 1926 boxing comedy “Battling Butler,” plus directorial efforts by such masters of the silent era as Carl Dreyer, Yasujiro Ozu, Ernst Lubitsch, and Paul Leni.

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