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How Do You Look in Yellow? CARES Thanks Their Volunteers The Sacramento Zoo’s yellow-shirted Docents are taking applications for the 2013 Docent Training class until December 18. As a Docent, you will share fascinating animal facts with visitors from tall to small. You will explain the strength of a tiger’s jaw to school groups, show the vertebrae in a giraffe’s neck to parents and compare animal paw prints with eager minds. An orientation meeting will be held on January 5, 2013, followed by a nine-week class. This mini-course in Zoology runs every Saturday through mid-March. Training averages $70 per participant and includes materials and uniforms. Once graduated, first-year docents donate 30 hours leading education programs and complete 10 Continuing Education credits. For more information on becoming a Docent and to receive an application, please contact the Education Department at or call 916-808-5889.

CARES, Sacramento’s place of hope for thousands of people from all over the Central Valley who need testing, clinic services and counseling, held a special event on November 29 to recognize their donors, volunteers and community partners for their commitment in transforming lives through HIV/AIDS care, research and community awareness. Recognized as Volunteer of the Year was Dalene Ingraham. Paula Gammell was given an Award of Excellence and Leadership in Advocacy was recognized for the 2012 Hispanic Community Advisory Board; Sindy Ausmer, Roxana Calderón, Martha Geraty, Carolina Gore, 
Gilda Perez, Marbella Sala, Raquel Simental, and Oscar Velasco CARES also extended a special thank you to MAC Cosmetics for volunteering during the event. For more information about CARES, visit

Over Half Of Young HIV-Infected Americans Are Not Aware Of Their Status


oung people between the ages of 13 and 24 represent more than a quarter of new HIV infections each year (26 percent) and most of these youth living with HIV (60 percent) are unaware they are infected. Those are the findings in Vital Signs, a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The most-affected young people are young gay and bisexual men and African-Americans, the report says. Overall, an estimated 12,200 new HIV infections occurred in 2010 among young people aged 13-24, with young gay and bisexual men and African-Americans hit harder by HIV than their peers. In 2010, 72 percent of estimated new HIV infections in young people occurred in young men who have sex with men (MSM). By race/ ethnicity, 57 percent of estimated new infections in this age group were in AfricanAmericans. “That so many young people become infected with HIV each year is a preventable

tragedy,” said CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H. “All young people can protect their health, avoid contracting and transmitting the virus and learn their HIV status.” “We can and must achieve a generation that is free from HIV and AIDS,” said Kevin Fenton, M.D., director, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC. “It will take a concerted effort at all levels across our nation to empower all young people, especially young gay and bisexual youth, with the tools and resources they need to protect themselves from HIV infection.” More information about the Vital Signs release is available at


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Supreme Court Decides To Decide Marriage Issue


he U.S. Supreme court on Friday, December 7, issued an order granting review in Hollingsworth v. Perry (formerly Perry v. Brown), the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, and also agreed to hear Edith “Edie” Windsor’s challenge to the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Enacted in November 2008, Proposition 8 eliminated the fundamental freedom of gay and lesbian Californians to marry. With today’s order, the Supreme Court will consider whether Proposition 8 violates the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Perry case was filed on May 22, 2009, in Federal District Court on behalf of two California couples, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo. On February 7, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a landmark ruling upholding the historic August 2010 decision of the Federal District Court that found Proposition 8 unconstitutional. In the second case, United States v. Windsor, the Court will hear a challenge to the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Enacted by Congress in 1996, DOMA nullifies the marriages of gay and lesbian couples for all purposes of federal law. “This case (Hollingsworth v. Perry) is about the fundamental constitutional right of all Americans

Nicola Simmersbach and Diana Luiz spoke elegantly of their disappointment in the Court’s decision at the Sacramento press conference. T he couple have been waiting to get married since the enactment of Prop 8 and are shown here with their engagement rings, set with black diamonds in mourning for their inability to legally be wed in California.

Sacramento World AIDS Day 2012 - One Person at Time

Sacramento came together on December 1 to commemorate World AIDS Day, dedicated to the memory of all those lost far too soon and far too young, to those still living with this disease and to rededicate ourselves to an AIDS free generation, one person at a time. More photos at


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to marry the person they love. The plaintiffs we represent are two loving couples who, like millions of other gay and lesbian Americans, are being denied the right to marry and the right to be treated with equal dignity and respect under the law,” said Plaintiffs’ lead co-counsel Theodore B. Olson. “The Supreme Court’s decision to grant review in this case illustrates the national significance of marriage equality, and brings us closer to the day when every American will be able to equally enjoy the fundamental freedom to marry.” In Windsor, 83 year-old Edie Windsor was forced to pay more than $363,000 in federal estate taxes after the death of her spouse Thea Spyer, because their marriage was not recognized under federal law. “When Thea and I met nearly 50 years ago, we never could have dreamed that the story of our life together would be before the Supreme Court as an example of why gay married couples should be treated equally, and not like secondclass citizens,” said Windsor, who sued the government for a refund after Spyer’s death in 2009. “While Thea is no longer alive, I know how proud she would have been to see this day. The truth is, I never expected any less from my country.” In a press conference held in Sacramento announcing the decision, G&L Center Board Vice President Rosanna Herber expressed the disappointment that many in the community felt over the courts decision to hear Hollingsworth. Had the Court not decided to hear the case, the Appeals Court’s decision would have remained in effect, and Californians would once again be allowed to marry, although those marriages would still not be recognized federally because of DOMA. Some found a silver lining in the Courts decision though. “I am hopeful and encouraged about today’s decision from the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Proposition 8 case, which is one of the most significant equal rights issues to come before the court in many decades,” said Senator Mark Leno (D-SF). “I am confident that the Supreme Court will reaffirm these fundamental freedoms and uphold that a person’s right to be treated equally does not vanish simply because of who they are or whom they love.” Having granted Proponents’ request for review, the Supreme Court will now receive written briefs from the parties and hear oral argument by April 2013. A decision on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and DOMA is expected by the end of June 2013.

City Councilman Elect Steve Hansen Preps for New Job by Ken Pierce


n a very close election, Steve Hansen has inched out a victory over architect Joe Yee to represent the Sacramento City Council District 4, becoming the first openly gay Sacramento City Councilman.

What impact do you hope to have on the local LGBTQ community while in city government? What are some things you can do while in office to be an advocate for LGBTQ youth? It’s touching to me that young LGBT The LGBTQ community and allies got As far as my being gay, I ran because I people now can understand that there are behind Hansen in a big way, and now they wanted to make a difference. We have a more opportunities then they may have can celebrate their victory. problem with homelessness and we all need “I have known Steve Hansen since he to do what we can to create jobs. There is so thought. I want them to know that they too can have a good future in whatever inspires landed in Sacramento in the mid 2000s. It much to be done. I hope history reflects them. I believe my presence will change the didn’t take too long to recognize that Steve kindly on all of us during these hard times. tone of the city council in a way that is was going to be one of our city’s shining As a District 4 representative, which constructive for everyone. stars,” said Tina Reynolds, co-founder of includes College Plaza, Freeport Manor, Equality Action NOW, a local civil rights As to having a seat at the council table, I Broadway, Land Park, Little Pocket, organization, “He was always ready to show Newton Booth and Southside Park as well hope I will be able to lend my personal up and take a stand for our fair city and the as MidTown, what is the most pressing experiences as a gay citizen in areas such as people that live here.” the bullying problem, as an example. There issue you hope to tackle right away? As you might expect, Hansen has been For certain we have a severe problem with is a whole series of things to tackle. very busy lately, but I was able to speak with I think the groundwork has been well laid homelessness and we need to create jobs. We him on the phone from Washington D.C. within our community by organizations such need to find ways to revitalize the city. We where he was on a business trip for his as the Stonewall Democrats, the Rainbow need to encourage our entrepreneurs who company, Genentech, Inc. Chamber of Commerce, the Sacramento Gay have innovative ideas. How does it feel going into the history and Lesbian Center and the many Another focal point will be to make sure books as Sacramento’s first out gay City organizations already working on social our city is safe and reinstate those services Councilman? issues, civil rights and homelessness. that were cut. Now with the raising of the It’s a bit overwhelming at the moment. I If we all work together, we have a real am so excited by the amount of people that sales tax, voters will want to make sure that opportunity to give back in a way that shows want to get involved. And then there is a those funds go directly where they were the best of who we are. I think that is going delayed gratification. The time between my intended in the first place. I want to make to be good for our city. officially winning and the swearing in was sure they are used responsibly. The voters Ken Pierce is a community activist and only a week. There is so much I want to do, made it clear that the sales tax money so it’s been overwhelming in a very good should go to the basic things that affect them freelance writer in Sacramento. he can be reached at way. directly.

WH Observes Transgender Day of Remembrance


n the 14th observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance, held November 20, a group of transgender community advocates met with White House staff to mark the day and to discuss ways to work together to ensure dignity, equality, and justice for all people. Transgender Day of Remembrance is an international day of remembrance of the people lost to anti-transgender fear, discrimination and violence. “Today, NCTE is in solemn vigil for the transgender people we’ve lost to senseless anti-transgender violence. Transgender Day of Remembrance is a chilling reminder that the work we all do too often comes too late for many in our community,” said National Center for

Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling. “So, today, we reflect on the people we’ve lost. And tomorrow, we renew our commitment to ending the discrimination and violence that keeps many more of us imprisoned with fear.” “As we mark Transgender Day of Remembrance and reflect upon the lives that have been lost to violence and injustice, let us all recommit ourselves to ensuring dignity, equality

and justice for all people,” said Gautam Raghavan, Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement.

National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling.

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If Santa Is Going To Bring You A Present, Be It Naughty Or Nice, What Would You Want It to Be? Asked (mostly) at Outword’s Happy Hour while noshing some great appetizers at Hot Italian.

Eddie Vasquez

Susie Bellucci

Tiffanie Diaz

Ian Beightler

I’ve been nice, so a I think a new car.

For my family to be happy and together and maybe a new piece of jewelry.

He needs to bring me a man — a naughty one or a nice one.

Travis Teeters A hot date.

Maria Schneider

Naughty! It would be fast, German, turbo-charged, convertible — and maybe a car! LOL.

Two girls at the same time.

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Drag Queen Bingo Raises $1,308 for Basketball League

Drag Queen Bingo had another great night on Dec. 6, raising $1,308 for the 916’ers LGBT Basketball League to help support the League’s play. A huge thanks from Hamburger Patties, Outword Magazine, and our lovely Drag Queens, Rusty Nails, Felicty Diamonds and Domemoore to all you Bingo Players! You are fantastic, and besides having a lot of fun, you have raised $21,001 this year and over $62,400 since Ron called the first “0-69.”

Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus Lights Up Your World

The Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus 2012 holiday concert was a huge success, blending together traditional holiday music, original works and a lot of fun. The concert was held the weekend of Nov. 30 - Dec 2. at the First United Methodist Church. To see more photos visit www.


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Give the Gift of Re-use!


by Julie Cross

hristmas is coming, and with it a landfill full of castoffs like you wouldn’t believe. What’s a green yet greedy girl to do? Give the gift that keeps on giving: sustainable, reusable and otherwise practical gifts, packaged in sustainable, reusable wrap.

Start by thinking about the people you’re gifting. What do they really want? What might be a little to weird for them to deal with? The same aunt who would love a pretty antique dish packed with home-made bath salts could be horrified by a composting bucket with a coupon for worms, as an example. Since I don’t know your people, here are a few of my favorite gifts to mix n’ match with your favorite people. • For the party girl – Fill a sturdy tub with place settings of silverware (thrift ‘em for the real bargain), melamine or other unbreakable plates, and mugs that can serve soup, ice cream or really big drinks. (Bonus: you will never have to eat off of paper plates at her house again.) • For the chocolate addict – 12 different bars of chocolate, a box of wafer crackers and 12 chocolate tasting place mats – use a sharpie to make a pretty design with 12 spaces for chocolate bites, then run it through the copier. (Or email me – jcross@ - and I’ll send you our version.) Package it wrapped in the alwaysuseful kitchen towel. Possible crafty bonus: design and include invitations to the chocolate tasting.


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• For the crafter – Crafters like to choose their own paper and stuff, and you know what they really want? Glue. And tape. Maybe a really sharp pair of scissors. In other words, all those things that crafters really need and often run out of. Bonus points if you pack it into a container that will hold those big 12 x 12 sheets of paper. • Also for the crafter – A wealth of found objects – pretty buttons, the chain from your broken watch, those cool swizzle sticks you kept for no reason, rusty keys – packed into a Mason jar. Also good: neat old maps, Little Golden Books, magazines from 1972. • For the foodie – A Whip-it!, or other whipped cream maker, a carton of chargers and a bottle of inexpensive vodka and some pretty bottles into which he can decant the flavored vodka. A Google of “infused vodka” will produce a wealth of yummy starter recipes. Packaging? An ice bucket, of course! (For the non-drinker, vinegar can be flavored in the same way.) • For the kid – Want to freak a little kid out? Buy Legos (or get them out of your closet – c’mon, you’re a big kid now!) and build a box out of them. It doesn’t really matter what gift you put inside – a Lego box is cool all by itself. • For bigger kids – A set of books is great, and they don’t care if you get them at the library book sale, or off your own shelf. Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain would be a great choice. (Actually, this is a great choice for some grown-ups too.) Julie Cross is the Marketing Director for the Davis Food Co-op, at 620 G St., Davis, which has many of the items listed herein. Friend the Davis Food Co-op on Facebook for more fun.

Music Bios Make Great Stocking Stuffers


pair of recent books by two of the most talented women in the recording industry make perfect holiday gifts for the music lover on your Christmas list.

Dream More

The legendary Dolly Parton shares her deeply held philosophy of life and her heartfelt hopes in this new book, which was inspired by the enormously popular commencement speech the country queen gave at the University of Tennessee in 2009. Using her speech as a jumpingoff point, Dream More is a poignant and uplifting anthem for anyone who wants to take charge of their life and forge a future on their own terms.

A Woman Like Me

One of the greatest living soul singers – and we’re lucky she is – Bettye LaVette caps off her 50-year career with this raw and revealing autobiography, which recounts her sometimes harrowing journey through the music business. From her short-lived success as a teen sensation in ‘60s Detroit to a long overdue, Grammy-nominated comeback in the 21st century, this frank tell-all takes no prisoners and proves that the brutal honesty displayed in the singer’s recordings and performances extends to every aspect of her life.

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Jack Mackenroth Selected As Compete Athlete of the Year


ack Mackenroth may best be known for his appearance on Project Runway or for his vocal HIV activism, but he has also been a competitive swimmer since he was six years old, with an extensive list of accomplishments throughout his swimming career, earning him the title of “2012 Athlete of the Year” by the LGBT sports publication, Compete magazine.

Santa, Thank You for Being a Friend!

What better gift to give (even to yourself) than a trip to this iconic San Francisco treat, starring four world-class drag queens doing two episodes from The Golden Girls TV show live and on stage for Christmas. Through December 30 at The Victoria Theatre in San Francisco.


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Jack Mackenroth with a handful of the medals he has earned as a swimmer.

As a member of Team New York Aquatics for the last 20 years he has taken on many roles such as coaching, serving on the board, planning social events and training camps, designing the team logo, recruiting new team members and leading by example. He’s one of the team’s most accomplished swimmers and holds three All-American titles and a Masters National Record in the 4x50 meter medley relay. He has been a fixture in LGBT aquatics for more than two decades, winning gold medals in every IGLA and Gay Games competition since 1990, and is ranked consistently in the top ten of all swimmers in the nation in his strongest events. Out of the water, Jack is a prominent and proud role model JACK continues on page 21

Donna Summer’s Christmas Spirit Lives On


by Chris Narloch

don’t allow myself to dig out the Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving, but one of the first CDs I listen to every year (and repeatedly) is a little-known holiday disc by Donna Summer entitled Christmas Spirit that is one of the late singer’s finest recordings. Summer passed away in 2012, and so listening to the CD has been bittersweet this year. It reminded me that I had inexplicably neglected to review Christmas Spirit, both when it was originally released in 1994 and again in 2005, when it was remastered and rereleased. I have decided to rectify that oversight here, since few people are aware of Christmas Spirit, and I will probably never get to review another CD by Summer, unless unreleased material becomes available at some point.

Summer left dance music far behind on her only holiday CD, reminding fans what a versatile and underrated artist the singer was. Instead of disco-fied covers of Christmas classics, the disc features powerfully soulful and gospel-based renditions of familiar holiday hits, mixed with three surprisingly strong original compositions co-written by Summer and her producer, Michael Omartian. The CD gets off to a wobbly start with a so-so version of “White Christmas” that sounds as if it isn’t in the correct key for Summer’s voice. She rebounds quickly with a fine cover of Mel Torme’s “The Christmas Song,” followed by a supremely soulful reading of “O Come All Ye Faithful.” The singer gets effectively sentimental on secular selections such as “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and her own song “Christmas is

Here,” but she saves her strongest vocals for the more spiritual tracks, not surprising since Summer had become a born-again Christian by the time this CD was recorded. Her version of Amy Grant’s “Breath of Heaven” is probably the most beautiful cover of that lovely lyric I have heard, and the singer is joined by a gospel choir for a barn-burningly soulful take on “O Holy Night.” Summer also raises the roof on her “Christmas Medley,” which superbly stitches together “What Child Is This,” “Do You Hear What I Hear” and “Joy To The World.” The singer, who idolized gospel great Mahalia Jackson, really takes it to church on two of her own songs — the CD’s title track and also “Lamb of God,” a Summer-penned spiritual that concludes the CD in stunning fashion. Mahalia would be proud. R.I.P Donna. You’ve earned your place in the heavenly choir. For my reviews of new holiday CDs released in 2012, please visit

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Barbra & Bette Back on the Big Screen by Chris Narloch


wo of our favorite divas – Barbra Streisand and Better Midler – will go toe to toe at the box office this month, setting the stage for a holiday movies diva smack down of epic proportions. Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand in a still for The Guilt Trip.

Of course, Streisand and Midler aren’t the only actors with high-profile movies opening soon. The big screen musical version of Les Miserables finally unwraps itself on Christmas Day, with an impressive cast that includes Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as Javert, Anne Hathaway as Fantine, Amanda Seyfried as Cosette, Sacha Baron Cohen as Thenardier and Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier. I am also looking forward to Rust and Bone, a rough and tumble romantic drama starring the lovely Marion Cotillard and the hunky Matthias Schoenaerts. (The local opening date for that title had yet to be determined as I wrote this.) The Hobbit, Peter Jackson’s return to Middle-earth, again featuring Ian McKellan as Gandalf, will probably be the “big daddy” on the big screen this Christmas. I am predicting huge box office for the first of three Hobbit movies after it opens on December 14. But back to Babs and Bettte and the matter of who will have the bigger hit at the box office this holiday season. My money is on Streisand, who plays the

ultimate Jewish mother on a cross-country road trip with her only son, battling it out in a tiny rental car from New Jersey to San Francisco, in The Guilt Trip. This is the actress’s first starring role in a movie since The Mirror Has Two Faces in 1996. While I am forbidden to review the film at length before it officially opens on December 19, I attended an early screening and can report that The Guilt Trip is the best thing Streisand has done on the big screen in decades, and she and Rogen are very funny, and surprisingly moving, together. Midler’s movie, Parental Guidance, is an unknown quantity at this point. I had not seen it yet as we went to print, but based on the first trailers, it looks like one of those big-screen sitcoms that the star made when she was under contract to Disney back in the day. Still, I will reserve judgment on Parental Guidance until I have actually seen the film. With a cast that includes comedy veterans Billy Crystal and Marisa Tomei alongside Midler, it should at least generate some laughs. For reviews of movies currently in theaters, go to

A Different Kind of After School Special

The after school specials that must of us remember were probably never this much fun, and although this one is a shameless promotion for White Party Palm Springs (March 29 - 31) and Andrew Christian Underwear, it sure is fun to watch! The very sexy video is set to Kwanza Jones’ “Supercharged” and can be seen at 18

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Calendar Dec.

compiled by Charles Peer

in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! 3 & 7 p.m. Community Center Theatre. Info: 916-808-5181

Friday, 14

OUTWORD’S HAPPY HOUR It’s been a long week, so come and unwind with a very special Happy Hour at The Depot. It’s a Toy Drive for WEAVE, so please bring an unwrapped gift for young kids to teens. TJ has some great drink specials. 5:30 - 7 p.m. The Depot, 2001 K St. Info: AUTHOR FELICE PICANO A talk and book signing with noted gay author Felice Picano. Copies of several of his books will be for sale., plus food and refreshments. 7 p.m. Lavender Library, 1414 21st St. Info: 916-492-0558 JO’S CHRISTMAS DANCE NIGHT From Hip-Hop to Country, Jo will be spinning your favorites. 7 p.m. $10. Country Club Lanes Ballroom, 2600 Watt Ave. Info:

Saturday, 15

Friday, 21

PFLAG SACRAMENTO Support group for parents and friends of LGBT. 7:30 p.m. St. Marks UMC, 2391 St. Marks Way. Info:

Friday, 4

Friday, 11

Thursday, 27

Pioneer House, 415 P St. Info: SOUND OF MUSIC SING-ALONG You know these songs - so come singalong and have some fun, dress in cotume to enter a drawing. 6:30 p.m. $8. Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St. Info: 916-808-1182 VALLEY BEARS MEETING Join the Sacramento Valley Bears for their monthly meeting. Say hi to old friends and make some new ones! 7 - 8 p.m. Lavender Library, 1414 21st St. Info: FACES NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION Ten sexy Go-Go boys on multiple dance floors will help you celebrate the New PFLAG ELK GROVE Year, plus a free gourmet buffet, drink Support group for LGBT individuals and specials and a midnight balloon drop with their parents, families and friends. 7 - 9 special balloons stuffed with cash and p.m. EG United Methodist Church, 8986 prizes! FACES, 2000 K St. Advance tickets Elk Grove Blvd. at 916-448-7798

Wednesday, 2

Monday, 31

Sunday, 16

$15. Come early for cocktails and dinner and to get a great seat, first game at 7 p.m. Hamburger Patties, 1630 J S. Info: 916441-4340

SACANIME A celebration of Japanese influenced pop-culture entertainment featuring celebrity guests, live music, video games, costuming, karaoke, maid cafe and much more. Sacramento Convention Center and Sheraton Grand Hotel. Through Sunday. Info:

BADLANDS HOLIDAY PARTY TJ and the crew at Badlands are hosting a holiday and customer appreciation party with a complimentary cocktail and hors d’oeuvres (7-9 p.m.), Taryn’s very special Fridays Are a Drag Holiday Show (8 p.m.) and photos with Sexy Santa and his elves. Badlands, 2003 K St. Info: 916-448-8790

GOVERNOR’S MANSION CHRISTMAS Docents in period costume, live holiday music and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. $6. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 1526 H St. Info: PAPARAZZI & POPSTARS 916-323-5916 Badland’s brings in the New Year with a chance to win concert tickets to see Rihana, Pink and Carrie Underwood, plus A CELTIC CHRISTMAS the ever popular midnight balloon drop The Sacramento Master Singers and Men and a Step & Repeat Photobooth. of Worth present traditional melodies and Badlands, 2003 K St. Info: 916-448-8790 works by composers from the countries of Ireland, Scotland, and Great Britain. 8 NYE SKY SPECTACULAR p.m. St. Francis Church, 1066 26th St. . Old Sacramento celebrates the New Year Info: 916-788-7464 with two fireworks shows, 9 p.m. and midnight, plus family entertainment starting at 6 p.m., then more adult centered entartainment with the Big Bad AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS Boogie Rock with three shows, plus food A new holiday show with the Grammy& drink vendors. Free. Old Sacramento. winning SF Girls Chorus and soprano Info: Mary Wilson, promises to be a magical showcase of vocal and musical talent that will truly capture the season. 4 p.m. Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, UCD. Info: 530-754-2787

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  Nunset Boulevard Laverne & Shirley’s Cindy Williams stars in this touring production of the latest installment in the well-loved series of Nunsense musicals, that finds the Sisters on their way to perform at the Hollywood Bowl, or so they believe. Alas, it’s actually the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama. Jan. 14 - 16. Three Stages at Folsom Lake College. Tickets: 916-608-6888

SHEN YUN A journey through dance and music exploring 5,000 years of culture, mixed with the classical traditions of Western and Chinese music. Community Center Theatre, 1301 L St. Info: 888-633-6999

Thursday, 3

DRAG QUEEN BINGO Join Hamburger Patties and Outword for a night of very fun Bingo to support the Front Street Animal Shelter. Eight games,

OUTWORD’S HAPPY HOUR It’s been a long week, so come and unwind with a very special Happy Hour at The Depot. We will have some great raffle prizes and of course TJ has some great drink specials. 5:30 - 7 p.m. The Depot, 2001 K St. Info:

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ASTONISHING RACHEL BARTON PINE Michael Morgan conducts the Sac. Philharmonic with guest artist Rachel Barton Pine, Violin playing Sibelius-Violin Concerto in D Minor. 7:30 p.m. Community Center Theatre, 1301 L St. Info: 916-8085181

Sunday, 13

SACRAMENTO PRIME TIMERS Men 50+ (and their friends/admirers) are invited for brunch and conversation. Noon. Visit for location

Monday, 14

STONEWALL DEMOCRATS Join the LGBT Democrats for their monthly meeting, with guest speakers and discussions of current political events. Social, 6 p.m., meeting, 6:30 p.m. Woodlake Hotel, 500 Leisure Lane. Info: 916-441-1787


Tuesday, 1

NEW YEAR’S DAY VOLKSWALKING You made the NYE resolution last night to live a healthier life style, and here’s a great way to get started. Join the Sacramento MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Walking Sticks for a dog friendly jaunt Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing through Midtown. 9 a.m. - noon. Meet at

Wednesday, 19

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Business Directory ACCOUNTING

FRITZ RUSSELL, CPAS Jason Russell, CPA Lic. 99177 916-966-9366




L’AMOUR SHOPPE 2531 Broadway, 916-736-3467 SUZIES 5134 Auburn Blvd., Sac., 916-332-1051 4177 Florin Rd., Sac., 916-429-8440


M. JANE PEARCE 1430 Alhambra Blvd., 916-452-3883


ELK GROVE SUBARU 8585 Laguna Dr., Elk Grove, 877-360-0259 NIELLO



STYLEYES 23rd & J, 916-448-2220

MIDTOWN FINANCIAL Al Roche, 1330 21st St., Ste. 201, 916-447-9220



RELLES FLORIST 2400 J St., 916-441-1478 801 Howe Ave., 916-920-4911 MITCH’S LAWN MAINTENANCE SERVICE Mitch Selby, 916-595-9128





BADLANDS 2003 K St., 916-441-6823 THE BOLT 2560 Boxwood St., 916-649-8420


CHIROPRACTORS HEALING TOUCH CHIROPRACTIC Dr. Darrick Lawson, 1919 21st St, Ste. 101, 916-447-3344






BRUCE GUNN, M.F.C.C. Lic. MM19480, 418 Alhambra Blvd., 916-443-7171 KATE MACKENZIE, C.S.W. Lic. LCS13330, 1731 I St., 916-447-0350 NICOLA SIMMERSBACH, PsyD, M.F.T. Lic. MFT33458, 708 Alhambra Blvd. Ste. 1. 916-952-8594 WEAVE SAFE ZONE 916920-2952

DINING/BEVERAGES BLACKBIRD KITCHEN & BAR 1015 9th St., 916-498-9224 ERNESTO’S 1901 16th St., 916-441-5850 HAMBURGER PATTIES 1630 J St., 916-441-4340

HOT ITALIAN 1627 16th St., 916-444-3000 LUCCA RESTAURANT & BAR 1615 J St., 916-669-5300

LUCKY BUDDY PET CARE 916-505-4375 GRATEFUL DOG 430 17th St., 916-446-2501 VIHIL PHOTOGRAPHIX 916-207-8042



MERCANTILE SALOON 1928 L St., Sac, 916-447-0792



UNIVERSITY AUDIOLOGIC ASSOCIATES Deborah Powell, M.S., 1325 Howe Ave., Ste. 101, 916-927-3137

FACES 2000 K St., Sac, 916-448-7798 HEAD HUNTERS 1930 K St. Info: 916-492-2922 HeadHuntersOnK.Com

CAMERON YEE, O.D. 6407 Riverside Blvd., 916-395-0673



THE DEPOT 2001 K St., Sac, 916-441-6823

IMORTGAGE Brad Bauer, 916-746-8410 Dan Huffman, 916-769-2217


TRENDSETTERS 1221 21st St., 916-455-0514




A PERFECT PRESENT 916-925-6971

GEM AUTO WASH & DETAIL CENTER 5150 Freeport Blvd., 916-451-6524

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THE MELTING POT 814 15th St., 916-443-2347


STEPHAN’S AUTO HAUS 3950 Attawaw Ave., 916-456-3040


TAYLOR’S KITCHEN 2924 Freeport Blvd., 916-443-6881


CARES 1500 21st St., 916-914-6305 ORAQUICK IN-HOME ORAL HIV TEST





WELLS FARGO ADVISORS, LLC Camille Wojtasiak, Associate Vice President Investments, (916) 491-6303, Sacramento, CA



LAVENDER LIBRARY 1414 21st St., 916-492-0558


THE AMAZING LIFE PROJECT Chad Ryan, Consultant & Coach 888-720-1004


BODYWORK BALANCE Robert Head, 916-764-6014 CHERISH THE BODY Dustin Kline at Healing Touch Chiropractic, 1919 21st St., 916-317-4483



EMPATHY THERAPY Dr. Mark Chofla, 1909 Capitol Ave., Ste. 100 916-760-8197


COLDWELL BANKER Mark T. Peters, 916-341-7794 BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Brian McMartin, 916-402-4160 Joan Dunn, 916-716-5584 Rich Wilks, 916-826-8449




BLUE SKY DAY SPA 4250 H St., Ste 1, 916-455-6200 FACE & BODY EMPORIUM 5050 Folsom Blvd., 916-455-5050

SPECIALTY MARKETS DAVIS FOOD CO-OP 620 G St., Davis, 530-758-2667 TAYLORS MARKET 2900 Freeprt Blvd., 916-443-6881


KILLICK FINANCIAL SERVICES 2321 Lloyd Ln., 916-486-8985, fax: 481-3224





LIST YOUR BUSINESS! Directory of Advertiser listings are free for all advertisers - or $15 per issue


NEPTUNE SOCIETY OF NORTHERN CALIF 5213 Garfield Ave., 916-338-1111


STEVE’S 1030 W. 2nd St., Reno 775-323-8770

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Sacramento Doesn’t Make Top Ten Sluttiest Cities List


ometimes it’s a good thing not to be among the top 10. The world’s largest Sugar Daddy dating website did a poll and revealed its list of the “Top 10 Most Promiscuous Gay Cities in America” – and Sacramento didn’t make the list.

The website polled 11,000 gay male members and asked how many join dating websites with sex as their main motivation. Compared to a recent New York Post survey, which revealed that 67 percent of heterosexual males join dating websites for sex, the number of gay males is drastically higher: 82 percent of gay men claim to join dating websites with the intent to “hook up.” then asked its gay males how many partners they have had over the course of a year. Using this information, the website ranked the “Top 10 Most Promiscuous Gay Cities in America” based on the location of gay male members who admitted to having 10 or more sexual partners per year: The Top 10 Most Promiscuous Gay Cities in America according to their survey are: 1. West Hollywood; 2. Washington, D.C.; 3. San Francisco; 4. Seattle; 5. Columbus, OH; 6. Chicago; 7. San Diego; 8. New York; 9. Houston; and 10. Atlanta.

Jack continued from page 16 for the LGBT and HIV+ communities. He has been HIV+ since 1989 and has volunteered with a number of HIV/AIDS organizations such as God’s Love We Deliver and GMHC. After the public disclosure of his HIV+ status on the reality television show Project Runway, he became a vital and nationallyrecognized role model for people living with

HIV across the country and the world. He has since gone on to speak at events and fundraisers around the country about living with HIV, and founded an HIV educational campaign called “Living Positive by Design.” His most recent contribution to the HIV community is a dating and social networking site for HIV+ gay men called For more information about Jack Mackenroth, please visit: or

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