Pride Event BANS Drag Queens in Case They are Offensive

Free Pride Glasgow – which was set up as an “anti-commercialist” alternative to the main Pride Glasgow event – made the decision ahead of the event next month, claiming that despite drag being a uniquely celebrated part of most Pride, they would not be welcome to perform at Free Pride. A statement from the group(…)

Petition forces Finland’s parliament to debate reversing same-sex marriage

An anti-gay petition in Finland has gathered enough signatures to force the parliament there to debate the reversal of the country’s gender-neutral marriage law. The petition gathered 50,000 signatures, the number required to have an issue debated in parliament. It was created by the ‘Association for Real Marriage’ on the citizens’ initiative website, and gained(…)

Sixth annual Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR revs into San Diego Aug. 15

  Kiehl’s Since 1851, the New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care, is gearing up for its 6th annual LifeRide for amfAR — the two-week philanthropic motorcycle ride across several states to raise funds and awareness for AIDS research. The ride will kick off in Denver  Aug. 4, and will travel through Salt(…)

Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights launches Survey of LGBTQI Residents

  Over the coming two months, the LGBTQI Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights is gathering information through surveys, interviews and group meetings on the state of the LGBTQI community in Sonoma County. Comprised of Commissioners Kevin Jones (2nd District), Christopher Mahurin (3rd District) and Ramon Meraz (5th District), and supported(…)

Wildwood Celebrates Its 10th Annual Men’s Festival ‘Cosmic Campout’

The Wildwood Retreat Center is hosting its 10th Annual Men’s Festival startingThursday, September 17 through Sunday, September 20, 2015 at its facility in the hills near the Russian River. The event, now in its tenth year, has a reputation for creating transformational experiences and forging connections between loving men in an awe-inspiring natural setting. “The(…)

What’s Happening in the North Bay

Friday, July 10 Kids Night Out: Rohnert Park Parks & Rec Department is sponsoring a special evening for kids aged 5-11 this Friday, entertaining with arts & craft, games, snacks, and a movie, all taking place from 6-10 p.m. at the Community Center Meeting Room #2 and Lounge. Bring a sleeping bag and pillow for(…)

Puerto Rico Adopts Same-sex Marriage Too

  The  United States territory of Puerto Rico will join the US in allowing same-sex marriage. After the Supreme Court decision that brought same-sex marriage to all 50 states, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has said the territory will follow suit. He acknowledged that was opposition to the move in the largely Catholic island,(…)

The Kinsey Sicks Storm Sebastopol Sunday

The Kinsey Sicks will perform Sebastopol Community Cultural Center Sunday, June 14th at 7pm A Sensation! With a phenomenal performance record that includes an Off-Broadway show, an extended run in Vegas, two feature films, eight albums, and appearances throughout the US (in over 40 states), Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia, The Kinsey Sicks hardly need(…)