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Chelsea Manning Granted Name Change Request

A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. The former intelligence analyst is serving a 35-year prison sentence for passing classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Manning is serving the(…)

Georgia Gay Marriage Ban Challenged In Lawsuit

A gay rights group filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging Georgia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit on behalf of seven people and seeks class action status. They are suing the state registrar, a clerk of the Gwinnett County Probate Court and a Fulton County Probate Court judge in their(…)

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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 CA Welcomes New Executive Director

Equality California, the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization in California, announced today that its executive director, John O’Connor, will step down in July following a successful, 18-month tenure leading EQCA through a period of extensive organizational transition. EQCA also announced that board member Rick Zbur, a senior partner with the law(…)

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(…)

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Catch Me If You Can To Open at Spreckels in May

Spreckels Theatre Company presents the Northern California premiere of the Broadway musical “Catch Me If You Can,” the high-flying musical comedy based on the DreamWorks film and incredible true story that inspired it. Set in the early 1960s, “Catch Me If You Can” is inspired by the real-life adventures of Frank Abignale Jr., a teenager(…)

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(…)

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