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San Francisco Pride Names Chelsea Manning ‘Honorary Grand Marshal’ Again

San Francisco Pride has confirmed that Wikileaks soldier Chelsea Manning will be Honorary Grand Marshal of this year’s parade, after similar plans were scuppered last year. Last year the organisers were forced to go back on an announcement, when the plans were vetoed by the organising board. According to The Advocate, the board has this year named(…)

Court Rules Against Ohio Ban on Same-sex Marriage Recognition

A federal judge has ordered Ohio to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages. A federal judge in Ohio on Monday ruled against the state law barring recognition of out-of-state same-sex marriages, although the order is temporarily stayed until state officials take further action. In a 45-page decision, U.S. District Judge Timothy Black determined the Ohio law barring recognition(…)








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34th Annual Russian River Women’s Weekend Happens May 15 – 19

The 34th Annual Russian River Women’s Weekend will be from May 15 – 19, this year.  We have an action packed weekend planned: Friday-Let’s get this party started pool party. 3rd Annual DRAGSTRAVAGANZA. Saturday-Wet Tease Pool Party, Burlesque Show and Dance Party, as well as Live Music.  Sunday – Liquid Church Pool Party, Tattoo Contest,(…)

Sonoma County Stonewall Democrats Announces Endorsements

The Sonoma County Democratic Party, at the March 11th meeting of its Central Committee, announced endorsements for candidates running for county and statewide office in the June 3 primary election. Remaining endorsements in the June race, including those for state and local ballot measures, will be made at future meetings of the SCDP.  Sonoma County(…)

State News

Equality California Endorses John Chiang, Fiona Ma and Elizabeth Echols

Today, Equality California is proud to announce its endorsement of John Chiang for State Treasurer, Elizabeth Echols for Assembly District 15, and Fiona Ma for the State Board of Equalization District 2. All three candidates hold strong records of achievement on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Californians and they join a group of(…)

Equality California Announces State Farm Good Neighbor Honoree for 2014 San Francisco Equality Awards

Equality California announced that it will honor Dr. Vivienne Ming with the State Farm Good Neighbor Award at its 2014 San Francisco Equality Awards on Saturday, April 12. Dr. Ming is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur. She is chief scientist at Gild, a San Francisco startup that applies machine learning to predict optimal candidates for(…)

Arts & Entertainment

SRJC Theatre Arts Brings Tony Award Winning Musical Comedy to the Stage in Monty Python’s Spamalot April 25-May 4

The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Theatre Arts Department presents the hilarious musical comedy in Monty Python’s Spamalot, adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The musicalpremiered in the 2005 season at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre in New York, where it received 14 Tony Award nominations and won 3 Tonys, including Best Musical. The Santa Rosa(…)

Sonoma Theatre Alliance announces Festival of Theatre 2014

The Sonoma Theatre Alliance, a consortium of North Bay based theater companies, announces its Festival of Theatre 2014 presented April to November, 2014 at the newly remodeled Rotary Stage at Andrews Hall, located at the Sonoma Community Center in downtown Sonoma, CA. The STA season features eight stage produc- tions offering a wide spectrum of(…)