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Equality California Celebrates 100 Pieces of LGBT Rights Legislation with Passage of the “Panic Defense” Bill

Equality California, the largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy organization in California, celebrated its 100th piece of passed legislation today when the California Assembly — by a preliminary bipartisan vote of 58-14 — approved AB 2501, which would prohibit the use of the “panic defense” to support a finding of sudden quarrel or(…)

New LGBTQI Task Force Formed In Sonoma County

The Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights has approved the creation of a Task Force of the Commission to focus on the state of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and interest (“LGBTQI”) community in Sonoma County. The LGBTQI Task Force consists of three sitting Commissioners – Kevin Jones (2nd District), Christopher Mahurin (3rd District),(…)

Burlesque Birthday Party Invades Buck’s Rivermill Theater

Cabaret de Caliente and Pinch Of GlitterProductions celebrate Eva D’Luscious’ Pretty Pretty Princess Birthday Party with Twice Upon a Tassel, A Royal Rambling Revue at Buck’s Rivermill Dinner Theater Saturday, September 6. The Burlesque and variety show features tales of princesses, traveling rogues and minstrels and Eva’s very own Fairy Drag Mother! Guests are invited(…)

Drag Race Fave to Perform Stevie Nicks Mini-Musical at Bucks

Fan favorite and RuPaul’s Drag Race season 5 queen Alaska Thunderf**k has chosen Labor Day Weekend in Guerneville to perform her new show Stevie Forever, a dragged-out, musical fairy tale from hell that tells the story of Stevie Nicks’ rise to rock goddess fame. It sounds pretty amazing: In Stevie Forever, RuPaul’s Drag Race finalist(…)

Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Registry For Same-Sex Couples

The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 2009 law that establishes a registry for same-sex couples, saying it does not violate an amendment to the state’s constitution banning gay marriage. The registry gives registered same-sex couples the right to hospital visits, family medical leave to care for a stricken partner, health benefits under a(…)

Registration Opens for Wildwood’s Fall Men’s Festival

  The Wildwood Conservation Foundation & Retreat Center will be hosting its 9th Annual Fall Men’s Festival Thursday, September 18 through Sunday, September 21, 2014. Wildwood, located in the hills above Guerneville, California, is a non-profit sanctuary created and sustained by gay men for healing, transformation and spiritual growth. “The intention of the Fall Men’s(…)

Obama Signs Executive Order On LGBT Job Discrimination

President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order banning workplace discrimination against millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors and the federal government. The executive order has two parts: It makes it illegal to fire or harass employees of federal contractors based on their sexual orientation or gender identity, and(…)

Oklahoma’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled Oklahoma must allow gay couples to wed, marking the second time it has found the U.S. Constitution protects same-sex marriage. The decision from a three-judge panel in Denver upholds rulings that struck down Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban. The 2-1 ruling comes after the same panel ruled June 25(…)