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Aging Together with Pride Series for LGBT Seniors Begins October 19

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender seniors don’t seek needed social services, benefits and health care because they are reluctant to talk openly about their sexual orientation or gender identity with caregivers and service providers. For much of their lives, LGBT seniors knew they could be put in jail or a mental institution for revealing(…)

Occidental Art Center Exhibits New Painting by Talented Local Artists

The Occidental Center for the Arts will exhibit “New Paintings” by three local and well known artists—Adam Wolpert, Tony King, and Bill Wheeler. The gallery exhibit of landscape paintings runs from September 4 through November 1 at 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental, CA. www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org Artists reception on Saturday, September 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00(…)

Events to Celebrate Latino Heritage in the North Bay

EPTEMBER CLOVERDALE Independence Day: Celebrate Mexican Independence Day outdoors from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at St. Peter’s Church, 491 S. Franklin St.. The celebration includes a health and resources fair, dancers from different regions of Mexico, Aztec dancers, storytelling, arts and crafts, food vendors and music. Information: 529-0973. JENNER Camping: Latino Outdoors, REI(…)

Naomi Metz Offers Workshops About Estate Planning at Food for Thought

Food For Thought will offer two upcoming workshops with attorney Naomi Metz, who focuses on working with the LBGT community. Join us in learning more about estate planning, understanding your rights, and making the best plan for you and your family. Workshop 1: Protect Your Legacy: An Estate Planning Workshop for the LGBT Community Thursday,(…)

Food for Thought’s Calabash Happens October 4

Calabash – A Festival of Gourds, Art, and the Garden will happen Sunday, October 4, 2015, 1-5 pm Food For Thought, in collaboration with the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, present the 15th annual Calabash – Sonoma County’s most colorful and inspiring harvest event. Calabash, named Best Fundraiser by readers of the North Bay Bohemian(…)

Governor Allows Parole For Transgender California Inmate

Gov. Jerry Brown is allowing parole for a transgender inmate who is trying to force California to become the first state to pay for sex reassignment surgery. A federal judge in April ordered the state to provide the surgery, which had been scheduled for July. It was delayed after the state appealed. The governor’s office(…)

Press Advisory Decriminalization of Prostitution Press Conference Following Hearing August 7th 2015

First Hearing and Press Conference in Historic Legal Case Challenging California Prostitution Law Laws Against the Commercial Exchange of Consensual, Adult Sexual Activity Challenged as Violations of Privacy, Free Speech, and Freedom of Association Rights WHERE: Oakland Federal Building& U.S. Courthouse, 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612 WHEN: Friday August 7, 2015 Hearing: 9:00 a.m.(…)