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The AIDS Memorial Quilt Moving to San Francisco


he NAMES Project Foundation (NPF) today announced that the National AIDS Memorial will become the new caretaker of the AIDS Memorial Quilt and NAMES Project programs. As part of the transition, the NAMES Project and the National AIDS Memorial have agreed to jointly gift care and stewardship of The Quilt’s archival collections to the prestigious American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, making this collection available through the world’s largest public library. This historic decision will return The Quilt to the San Francisco Bay Area, where 32 years ago during the height of the AIDS epidemic, a group of strangers gathered at a San Francisco storefront to remember the names and lives of their loved ones they feared history would forget – and with that seemingly simple act of love and defiance, the first panels of The Quilt were created. Since 1987, The NAMES Project Foundation has cared for The Quilt and its associated archives. Headquartered in Atlanta since 2001, as the caretakers of this memorial and vast cultural archives, it has been dedicated to the mission of remembrance, education and conscience. Today’s announcement is the culmination of long-term planning and vision to seek new institutional partners to care for The Quilt, and in doing so, secure not only ensure the legacy of The Quilt, but its ability to teach for generations to come. The Quilt and its programs, which include display activities, panel making, conservation, and public education efforts, will transition to the National AIDS Memorial in early 2020, becoming an integral part of its mission to provide, in perpetuity, a place of remembrance so that the lives of people who died from AIDS are not forgotten and that their stories are known and understood by future generations. The Quilt will be an essential component of a “Center for Social Conscience” that the National AIDS Memorial plans to build in the coming

years, which will be grounded in the story of the AIDS epidemic, social justice, action and change. The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will become the new home for the National AIDS Memorial Quilt Archive in 2020. This archival collection currently totals more than 200,000 items. It includes biographical records, correspondence, photographs, tributes, epitaphs, news clippings and artifacts submitted by panel makers that add context about the lives memorialized on The Quilt panels. The archive also documents the creation, marketing and exhibition of The Quilt over the past 32 years. Digital assets include images of all the Quilt blocks and detailed information about the creators of quilt panels. The American Folklife Center will preserve the archival records, which will be made available to researchers and the public after archivists process and organize the materials. The Quilt is a powerful visual reminder of the AIDS pandemic and continues as the largest ongoing community folk art project in the world. More than 50,000 individual 3-by-6-foot memorial panels - commemorating more than 105,000 individual lives of people who have died of AIDS - have been sewn together by friends, lovers and family members and has transformed into a national treasure. More information about The AIDS Memorial Quilt and today’s announcement can be found at www. AIDSmemorial.org and www.LOC.gov.


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Transgender Pride Flag Flown Over State Capitol by: Faith Colburn, she/her/hers


n November 20th, 2019, California made history by becoming the first state to ever fly the Transgender Pride flag over a state capitol building. In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Trans flag was flown over both the California State Capitol and Sacramento City Hall in an act of solidarity and solemn remembrance of the Americans who have lost their lives to anti-trans violence. At least 22 transgender people have been murdered so far this year, most of them Black transgender women.

All activism that we engage in is emboldened by the LGBTQ+ community and our Trans brothers and sisters who have come before us and risked their lives to fight for our ability to live and love authentically. As employees of the state legislature, Lauren Pulido and I are both passionate about serving the people of California and utilizing our privileges to uplift and amplify the message of our community. We knew that California had to show up for our Transgender community by setting an example to the rest of America; in this state, we fight for everyone’s right to live their truth. We soon got the attention of Governor Newsom and his staff. When asked if we could fly the Trans pride flag over the capitol, he quickly replied: “Of course”. Steve Hansen, openly gay Sacramento City Council Member, was equally receptive, saying “It is an honor to raise the Trans flag in recognition of the struggles and triumphs that our transgender siblings face”. We thank both for their influence in making this vision a reality. This solidarity did not go unnoticed by the community. Dylan Goecks, a college student who uses he/they pronouns, saw the flying of the flag as a symbol of California’s desire to stand up for his community. “Being an ally relies on action”, Dylan said. “Governor Newsom showed the community today that he is willing to use his privilege to take action and set an example for his fellow American politicians.” While we recognize that we still have far to go, the flying of the Trans flag represents a new era of California politics that strives to bring everyone into the fold. Ayotunde Ikuku, who uses they/them pronouns, feels


this visibility will drive our LGBTQ+ community forward. “Our Trans flag finally being flown over the Capitol is nothing short of symbolic. To be seen, to be heard, and to soar in the wind, with no interception is one way to describe our collective plight as the flag gives us a visual, that it’s in the realm of possibility. A flag isn’t enough to bring us equity and stop our bloodshed, but it does mean someone is listening and perhaps will do something to honor our place in this world.” None of this would be possible without my partner in this vision, Lauren Pulido. Upon seeing the Trans flag lifted above the city that built him, Lauren had tears in his eyes. “Seeing our flag proudly represented over our state’s capital building in honor of our brothers and sisters who have been victims of transphobic acts of violence is a powerful statement within itself. We will no longer be silenced. We will forever live as loud and as proud as possible.”

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2019 Senior Pride Information & Resource Fair


photos by Fred Palmer

his year’s Senior Pride Information and Resource Fair demonstrated the cooperative and collaborative participation to bring safe and welcoming senior service solutions and ideas to the older LGBT community. The Annual Fair also provides networking opportunities, and a venue where folks can enjoy an afternoon out while reconnecting with old friends. Next year we have scheduled the 7th Annual Senior Pride Information & Resource Fair for Tuesday, October 27.


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John Ford Linker November 30, 1945 – November 4, 2019


ust a few weeks short of his 74th birthday, John Ford Linker died on November 4th. John was born November 30, 1945 in Walla Walla, Washington. He attended public schools and community college in Walla Walla. He served in the National Guard, where his father was the battalion commander. In the late 1970s, John moved to California. In 1985, he moved to Sacramento when he started working for Sacramento County, and retired in 2005.

In 2009, John joined PrimeTimers, a social organization that provides older gay and bisexual men the opportunity to enrich their lives. Because of a frugal lifestyle, and success in investments, John was able to be generous to friends and local charities. Frequently, at monthly PrimeTimers luncheons, he would pick up the tab for the meals of attendees. Among the organizations that John financially supported were the Sacramento LGBT Community Center and the River City Food Bank. In 2015, he was a major donor to the fund that paid for the Rainbow Crosswalks at 20th and K Streets in Lavender Heights. Until health issues prevented it, John attended the weekly Wednesday free noon concerts at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Following the weekly concerts, John joined a small circle of friends for a lunch gabfest. When John learned that the Sacramento LGBT Community Center was discussing the purchase of a building, he donated $40,000 to help start the fundraising. As his final act of generosity, John left his entire substantial estate to the Sacramento LGBT Community Center.

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John is survived by his brother Harry (Hal) Linker, of Shelton, Washington, sister Lucy Linker, of Walla Walla, Washington, several nieces and nephews, and numerous friends. John left instructions for the Neptune Society to scatter his ashes under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay. Arrangements are being made for the scattering of his ashes. For more information, please contact the Sacramento LGBT Community Center. (916)444-0185

Covered California’s New State Subsidies Program for Middle-Income Californians


pen enrollment for 2020 is underway, and more Californians than ever before are eligible for financial help for their health insurance. The reason is a new state subsidy program. It will help lower the cost of coverage for almost 1 million people, including for some middle-income Californians for the first time since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act became law in 2014.

“California is making coverage more affordable for low-income families, and we are making history by becoming the first state in the nation to provide financial help to middle-income people like small-businesses owners, early retirees and the self-employed,” Executive Director Peter V. Lee said. “Whether you never thought you could get financial help, or you have checked before, you need to check again because there is new money available that may dramatically reduce the cost of your coverage.” During open enrollment, eligible low-income consumers who qualified for a subsidy are receiving an average of $19 per month per household on top of any federal assistance they receive, while eligible middle-income Californians who have received a state subsidy are getting an average of $526 per month, per household. outwordmagazine.com

Another big change for 2020 is the restoration of the individual mandate here in California. People who do not get covered could face a penalty administered by the Franchise Tax Board when they file their 2020 taxes in the spring of 2021. A family of four would pay at least a $2,000 penalty, and potentially more, for not having health insurance throughout 2020. These two new state initiatives, the state subsidy program and the restoration of the individual mandate, are key elements in Covered California’s record-low 0.8 percent rate increase for the upcoming year. Consumers will need to sign up by Dec. 15 in order to have their coverage begin on Jan. 1, 2020. Those interested in learning more about their coverage options can visit www. CoveredCA.com or call Covered California at (800) 300-1506. Open enrollment runs through Jan. 31, 2020. November 28, 2019 - December 12, 2019 • No. 637

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The Power of Soul


by Lauren Pulido he/him/his

hen you recall your earliest memories of self, you are able to envision a more youthful version of yourself. Typically a version of yourself who was untouched by societal constrictions and limitations of self, a free spirited youth. At a young age, we demonstrate an understanding of self that is not presented within guidelines and is limitless.

Lauren Pulido

We typically know this version of ourselves and allow this version to evolve with the world and explore its many avenues of experiences. But what if your understanding of self-challenged the design society has created for us to follow? What if we compress this version of ourselves for fear of rejection and the unknown effects of vulnerability until this youthful soul within ourselves questions why they were caged and neglected? This is my story of letting my soul speak and my journey into selfdiscovery and proclaiming my identity as a Transgender Male. As a young person I was always an outcast. From early adolescence, I would predominantly choose activities that surrounded a more “masculine” agenda. What was wrong with a young person showing these interests? The problem was that I was born in the body of a female, a fact I would learn very early that was important to the rest of the world. I have never seen myself female but for the majority of my life I sheltered the real soul of myself. I never felt a sense of community within my peers. I didn’t feel connected to the girls in my class the way the rest of them had and a girl was definitely not completely welcome within the group of boys. We learn at a very early age the different dynamics that make gender and the rubric in which 8

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we are pressured into following. Consciously we are all performing this rubric of gender that has simultaneously resulted into relying on these pressured gender roles to maintain a sense of systematic social structure. The outcome of pressuring society to maintain these gender roles has resulted in a fixated idea of gender and created a way of predicting outcomes of thoughts, feelings, actions, experiences, and behaviors that we exhibit within our own lives. Gender for the most part has shaped the way that society functions and has had a major impact on the way we as human beings organize and perform our daily lifestyles. Growing into a world that categorizes everything by gender and expects you to act within the binary of these handmade lines can create a sense of dysphoria within your own body. A sense of disconnect took over my soul and body. I felt them drift more and more apart the more I participated within the rules of gender binary. For most of my life, I never felt myself, but a version of myself and what was expected. It wasn’t until much later until I was able to understand and put language to this separation of soul and body. This column will follow my spiritual, social, and medical transition while also unpacking my personal journey into self-awareness and understanding. outwordmagazine.com

“A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston” Book Review words by Terri Schlichenmeyer


ou saw that coming - it was easy to anticipate because the signs were there. It was plain as day, couldn’t have been easier to see if it was flashing neon. You knew what was going to happen next – or, you would’ve, if you were paying attention. Take, for instance, author Robyn Crawford. In her new book “A Song for You,” she tells of spotting a star. career rose and she was on her way to being a star in the music industry. On the day she signed her first recording contract, Houston told Crawford that she thought they “shouldn’t be physical anymore.” The end of the love affair, however, didn’t signal the end of their bond, and Crawford gave her life over to Houston. She served as Houston’s assistant, chauffeur, manager, record-keeper, and sounding board. She propped Houston up when Houston needed it, sometimes literally, watching and helpless, unable to save Houston from her addictions. Photo of Robyn And then came the day, says Crawford, when Crawford by Marc Hom. “I realized that I needed to save myself.” Be honest: you are only the smallest bit When Coach Clark called, you responded. surprised at all this. Whitney Houston’s That’s why Robyn Crawford rose early that cocaine problem was pretty common morning in 1980: her basketball coach knowledge and it’s not a stretch to imagine needed help registering counselors for the rest of what’s inside this book. Even so, summer programs. Crawford was nineteen author Robyn Crawford has a few secrets to and thinking about college, but seventeentell you. year-old Whitney Houston was one of the That, however, doesn’t seem to be the people waiting to register and Crawford was reason behind “A Song for You.” smitten. All Whitney, All the Time, is perhaps a In the following days, as the two got to good way to describe this memoir; indeed, know one another, they became while it’s about Crawford’s decades-long “inseparable.” Crawford liked “having fun relationship with Houston, it often appears with a new friend” but, she says, “something that Crawford is secondary in her own story more was growing between us.” here. That comes across as selflessly joyful Before the summer was over, they were but it also seems, at least initially, to be lovers. fraught with fear, as if Crawford recognizes It was “a typical teenage relationship, something that’s incredibly fragile. As this with… the exception of cocaine,” although book progresses, that fear runs alongside a they never named their love. Houston shrieking siren that announces the introduced Crawford to her world of music; inevitable, the approach of which, even now, Crawford attended church with Houston and is impossible to stop watching. Houston caught Crawford’s basketball For fans still looking for scandal, know games. Sometimes, they had to sneak that it’s there and you’ll be happy with “A around to be together and they talked on the Song for You.” If you’re not necessarily phone every night when Crawford was at looking for gossip, though, try it anyhow. college. Soon after, Houston’s modeling You can still anticipate a good read.


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rag Queens on Ice 2019 brought out more people than ever! And, our three charities brought in over $4000! A huge Thank-You goes out to our four amazing local drag queens that skated, schmoozed and took lots and lots of pictures with adoring fans. Our mistress of the night, DoMe Moore was a vision in winter white and purple and was alwasy up for “striking a pose!” From everyone at the Downtown Ice Rink and Outword Magazine, thanks for a fun night and have a truly wonderful Thanksgiving, and Holiday Season!

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“Knives Out” Is A Must-See Plus More Movie Reviews


by Chris Narloch

fter you wake up from your turkey coma and the Black Friday (or Black Thursday?) shopping is complete, you may have time to catch a new movie. Read on for my thoughts about what to see at local cinemas this holiday season. Knives Out

There hasn’t been a good murder mystery movie in awhile, and this all-star twister is a truly great one. The amazing Christopher Plummer plays a very wealthy author who dies on his 85th birthday, and almost every member of his large (and exceptionally greedy) extended family is a suspect. Most of the film takes place in the writer’s sprawling country home, where three detectives convene to interview his rapacious relatives, who are played by a fantastic cast that includes Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, and Katherine Langford. The delicious Daniel Craig (sporting a fun Southern accent) plays the main detective, and Rian Johnson (“The Last Jedi”) does a masterful job directing the film, which is an unqualified must-see. If there is a hole in the insanely clever plot of “Knives Out,” I couldn’t find it.

Daniel Craig and Lakeith Stanfield star in “Knives Out.”

T he animated cast of “Frozen II”

Frozen II

Disney continues to make progress with their family films, after LeFou’s gay crush on Gaston in the recent live action film of “Beauty and the Beast.” In addition to the delightful actor Jonathan Groff, who is openly gay and returns as Kristoff, Disney moviemakers have added a bisexual actress and an African-American actor to the voice cast of “Frozen II.” Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”) plays Queen Iduna in the sequel, and Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”) is Lieutenant Matthias, both of them new characters. Elsewhere, the rest of the cast from the original movie is intact, and so is that old Disney magic. The sequel’s plot is considerably more complicated, which might be a problem for tiny tots, but the music and the animation in “Frozen II” are as crisp and classic as they were last time out. The best way to enjoy “Frozen II” is on the biggest screen in town, Sacramento’s Esquire IMAX on K Street, where the movie is playing through at least Dec. 1. For more information, visit https://www.imax.com/imax-esquire-oo.

Tom Hanks plays Mr. Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Along with Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis, Tom Hanks has entered the pantheon of movie actors who can seemingly play anything, and he gives another sterling performance in this fascinating true story about how Mr. Rogers inspired a cynical journalist who was assigned to profile the popular children’s TV star for a 1998 article in Esquire magazine. Interestingly, the film is as much (or more) about the writer, Tom Junod, who is perfectly played by Matthew Rhys, as it is about Mr. Rogers. We can all use a little kindness these days, especially considering our country’s current political and social climate, and the very moving “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is the equivalent of a cinematic tonic.

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Out & About With Matt by Matthew Burlingame


appy Thanksgiving! Also happy beginning of the shopping season. If you’re an avid online shopper like me it’s important to remember that there are also local independent shops and businesses that rely on our holiday dollars. Please take time to purchase your special gifts at our local curio shops, galleries and bookstores. Also please give generously to our local charities and nonprofits this Giving Tuesday on December 3. This year Sacramento has two events for World AIDS Day! The Sacramento LGBT Center, 2012 K St. will be hosting an interactive experience commemorating underground activism in the HIV/AIDS movement. The event will take place from 12-3 p.m. on Dec. 1. Saccenter.org. Also Golden Rule Services will be offering free HIV testing at Badlands, 2003 K St. Sacbadlands.com B-I-N-G-O! And Bingo was… probably a drag queen. Sacramento can’t get enough of Drag Queen Bingo. December’s event benefits WEAVE, the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County. Come early Dec. 5 from 7-9 p.m. at Mango’s, 1930 K St. Support a great cause and get a chance to win some awesome prizes! Rainbowchamber.com On Dec. 12 Sunburst Projects is giving us an early holiday gift with the Trailer Nasty Comedy Show at 24th Street Theatre, 2791 24th St. Local comedians Suzette Veneti and Melissa McGillicuddy will be opening for Vicki Barbolak who has been described as one of America’s most authentic performers. Barbolak will also host a live auction after the show with all proceeds going to Sunburst Projects! Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com

Chorus Concert & Sing-Along on Dec. 9 at St. Mark’s UMC, 2391 St. Marks Way to enhance your holiday celebration! An evening of cheerful music, homemade cookies and a proceeds going to St. Mark’s Homeless Ministries. Organizers will also be accepting donations of canned goods. Sacramentowomenschorus.com Congratulations to CGNIE for raising over

$3000 at this year’s Closet Ball. Join them Nov. 30 at Faces NightClub, 2000 K St. for Turnabout Ball as the queens become kings and vice versa. The ball will raise funds for the LaKish Memorial Scholarship fund. CGNIE.org At this joyous time of year the Sacramento LGBT Center wants to remind everyone to remember them in your will. The Lambda Legacy Circle allows supporters to leave a lasting impact beyond their lifetimes and ensure the Center’s bright future in perpetuity. Happy holidays! saccenter.org Celebrate the season at the Holiday Milk & Cookies Reading on December 6 from 7–9 p.m. at the Lavender Library, 1414 21st St. The Queer Sacramento Authors Collective invites the community to two hours of sweet treats, milk and readings by local authors. www.qsac.rocks There’s so much holiday magnificence happening at the Harris Center in Folsom this year that it’s impossible to pick just one! So why not ask Santa for tickets to them all? An Irish Christmas Nov. 30- Dec. 1, Jim Brickman Christmas Celebration Dec 1, John Tesh’s Acoustic Christmas Dec. 5, A Very Elvish Christmas Dec. 7, Sacramento Baroque Soloists’ Christmas by Candlelight Dec. 7-8 and Gary Vecchiarelli’ A Big Band Christmas Dec 11. Harriscenter.net Vicki Barbolak Happy birthday to Outword’s There’s no better to get into the holiday entertainment guru Chris Narloch, as well as spirit than with music! That means the Talbott Smith, Chris Congdon, Kelly West, annual Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus Jackie Schultz-Randall, Daniel Hock, Felicity holiday concert. The chorus will be singing Diamond, Deshawn Collins, Michael traditional seasonal favorites plus Quinichett, Boyce Hinman, Patricia showstoppers from prior years. Take in the magic of “201.9 KSGMC Holiday Hits with a Henderson, Di DeLanoy and all of you other Splash of Sass” Dec. 6-10 at the First United early December babies! Got events, birthdays, anniversaries or did Methodist Church of Sacramento, 2100 J St. something awesome happen to you recently? Sacgaymenschorus.org Can’t get enough choral music? Make sure Let Matt know at matthew.burlingame@ gmail.com. to check out the Sacramento Women’s

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New Music For Your Holidays


by Chris Narloch

very year the holidays bring with them new music from artists eager to spread seasonal spirit -- and cash in on Christmas. This season has already seen new holiday CDs from Glee’s Lea Michele (her first) and Idina Menzel (her second), plus singles from John Legend and the Jonas Brothers. The new Jonas Brothers song, “Like It’s Christmas,” is fun but sort of forgettable, and John Legend’s PC remake of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (with Kelly Clarkson) was totally unnecessary. The latest releases from Lea Michele (“Christmas in the City”) and Idina Menzel (“Christmas: A Season of Love”) are probably fan-only affairs, although I did enjoy Michele’s take on “O Holy Night,” and Menzel’s “At This Table” is lovely. Read on for reviews of three new holiday discs that I found to be more offbeat – and more enjoyable. Carols For A Cure – Vol. 21 This annual charity disc benefiting BC/ EFA (Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS) is a must for fans of Broadway musicals, whose casts contribute cover versions of Christmas classics to the CD. This year, the Broadway companies of “Hadestown” (Midwintersong), “Tootsie” (Jingle Bells), “Beetlejuice” (Carol of the Beetlebells), and “Ain’t Too Proud” (O Come, All Ye Faithful) make their first appearances with “Carols For A Cure.” They are joined by returning favorites, including “Hamilton” (What Child Is This?), “Waitress” (Secret Santa), “The Phantom of the Opera” (The First Noel), and more. “Carols For A Cure” is always impeccably produced and overflowing with talent, and Vol. 21 is no exception. 16 Outword Magazine

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You can order it via the BC/EFA website: https:// broadwaycares.stores. yahoo.net/caforcucds. html Ana Gasteyer – Sugar & Booze This is the first holiday disc for Gasteyer, a singer, actress, and comedian best known as part of the hilarious Schweddy Balls skit on Saturday Night Live. “Sugar & Booze” gets my vote for best title of a holiday disc in 2019 because, after all, what are the holidays about besides Christ and commercialism, and sugar and booze? Gasteyer doesn’t have a big voice like Lea Michele or Idina Menzel, but she does have a sense of humor, and she brings fun back to the holidays with swinging versions of oddball songs such as “Blue Black Friday,” “He’s Stuck in the Chimney Again,” and “Nothing Rhymes With Christmas.” Last Christmas – Soundtrack A classic Christmas song by Wham! provided the inspiration and the name for a new holiday film currently in theaters, and this is the movie’s soundtrack CD. “Last Christmas” is actually the only holiday tune on the disc, which was conceived as a tribute to the late, great George Michael. The soundtrack includes a total of fifteen songs by Mr. Michael and/or Wham! Past hits like “Too Funky,” “One More Try,” and “Praying For Time” pave the way for the final track, “This Is How (We Want You To Get High)” a terrific, previously unreleased, single from Michael. outwordmagazine.com

RuPaul To Join CA Museum Hall of Fame by Chris Narloch RuPaul Charles in and out of drag.


wo exhibits, one permanent and the other ending this December, are must-see viewing at Sacramento’s California Museum. Read on for information about the California Hall of Fame and “El Arte de las Almas: Dia de los Muertos 2019.” California Hall of Fame There is bound to be fan-demonium (and fierce style) when America’s favorite drag queen, RuPaul Charles, is inducted in to the California Hall of Fame on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Members of the public are invited to watch red carpet arrivals for the 13th Annual California Hall of Fame in a public viewing area on 10th Street between P and O Streets, starting at 4 p.m. Following red carpet arrivals, the 13th Annual California Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. at: www.californiamuseum.org/webcasts. “As a native of this great state, being inducted into the California Hall of Fame is especially heartfelt because it comes from where my dreams were born, it comes from home,” said RuPaul Charles, who was born in San Diego. The California Hall of Fame was established in 2006 by Maria Shriver to honor legendary people who embody California’s spirit and have made their mark on history through achievements 18 Outword Magazine

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across a variety of fields. California Hall of Fame inductees are selected yearly by the Governor and First Partner. Other inductees for 2019 include Wolfgang Puck, Tony Hawk, George Lopez, and Brandi Chastain. El Arte de las Almas: Dia de los Muertos 2019 Also at the CA Museum, you have until Dec. 15 to see this colorful new exhibit featuring original art and contemporary altar installations by California artists including John S. Huerta, Oscar Magallanes and Raul Mejia. A journey through life, love and death, “El Arte de las Almas” explores the Mexican cultural tradition of honoring deceased loved ones each year on November 1 and 2 by displaying calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls), altares de muertos (altars of the dead) and ofrendas (offerings), which has evolved from the Aztecs to modern-day Mexico and California. For more information about these exhibits (and more), please visit www.californiamuseum.org. outwordmagazine.com

“Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” Dances Into S.F.

T he cast of “Summer: T he Donna Summer Musical”


he iconic music of The Queen of Disco, Donna Summer, continues to resonate with music fans, more than seven years after her death in 2012 and four decades after the singer reigned on radio and dance-floors worldwide. In fact, you can hear a cover version of her classic 1977 single “I Feel Love” this holiday season on Target TV commercials, and “Bad Girls,” her #1 hit from 1979, is part of the soundtrack for the brand new “Charlie’s Angels” movie. Even better news for Ms. Summer’s fans is the arrival in San Francisco this December of “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” the recent Broadway hit about her life and career. Summer was without a doubt the most successful solo singer to emerge from the disco period of the ‘70s, and her sultry songs provided the soundtrack to the sexual revolution during that decade. Ms. Summer never set out to be the “Queen of Disco,” however. She moved to New York City from high school to try to break into Broadway and instead ended up in Europe, where she appeared in “Hair,” “Godspell,” and “Show Boat.” The performer also worked as a session singer during that time which led to her meeting the successful Italian music producer Giorgio Moroder, who eventually


followed Summer to the U.S. Summer and Moroder teamed up to create such memorable hit songs as “Hot Stuff,” “Last Dance,” “Heaven Knows,” “MacArthur Park,” “On The Radio,” “Dim All The Lights,” and “Love To Love You Baby.” Summer finally made it to Broadway last year, when the musical about her debuted and subsequently was nominated for two Tony Awards. Featuring all of her hits, “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” is a high-energy jukebox musical that plays like a concert, clocking in at under two hours with no intermission. As with the recent Broadway musical about Cher, three talented women play Summer at different ages in the show, which was directed by Des McAnuff and features choreography by Sergio Trujillo, the team that brought us “Jersey Boys.” You can see “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” which plays this Dec. 3 – 29, at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre. For more information, please visit www.broadwaysf.com.

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Holiday Concerts Sing Out In Nor Cal


by Chris Narloch

t’s impossible to list all of the seasonal concerts scheduled for Northern California this December, so I decided to concentrate on the top three gay-friendly shows singing out in and around Sacramento this holiday season. Sacramento Women’s Chorus Start your holiday celebration with an evening of cheerful music, homemade cookies and a generous donation to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church’s Homeless Ministries. $5 at the door and, if possible, a donation of canned goods, will gain you entrance to this Sacramento Women’s Chorus concert and community sing-a-long, on the evening of December 9. “All That Glitters,” a SWC concert, will sing out at St. Mark’s UMC in Sacramento. For more information, please visit www.sacramentowomenschorus.com. Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus Plan to be a member of the live studio audience as SGMC sings a live broadcast at K-SGMC 201.9, “Holiday Hits With A Splash of Sass!” The chorus will be singing traditional seasonal favorites that you’ve come to expect plus showstoppers from prior years, along with a few new surprises to make your season even brighter. SGMC’s “Holiday Hits!” will perform Dec. 6, 7, 8 & 10 at First United Methodist Church in Sacramento. For ticket prices and more information, go to www.sacgaymenschorus.org.

SFGMC will perform in San Francisco on Dec. 6.

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus If you had the good fortune to see “Gay Chorus Deep South,” the superb documentary about SFGMC that played at this year’s BENT Film Festival in Sacramento, then you already know that these guys make a heavenly sound when they sing. Ringing in the holiday season, this concert is SFGMC’S signature romp through festive favorites new and old, along with unexpected surprises and unique interpretations. The holiday program will run the gamut from the Liza Minnelli favorite “Ring Them Bells” to a new arrangement of SFGMC’s beloved tradition of “Silent Night.” The chorus will be joined by special guests the Velocity Handbell Ensemble, San Francisco’s premier professional bell ensemble. “Holigays Are Here: Ring Them Bells” – a holiday extravaganza featuring the 300 men of the chorus – will perform at San Francisco’s Sydney Goldstein Theater (formerly the Nourse Theater) on Friday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. For information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.sfgmc.org. outwordmagazine.com



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Sacramento Area Museums Encourage Shoppers to Visit Local Museum Stores


n partnership with the Museum Store Association (MSA), many Sacramento area museums are proud to participate in the third annual Museum Store Sunday on December 1, 2019. With more than 1,200 museum stores participating across 18 countries and five continents, the international effort is designed to remind consumers about the unique and inspired shopping experience that exists in one-of-a-kind museum stores that showcase a broad assortment of highly curated and mission-specific gifts. Museum Store Sunday is managed by the Museum Store Association based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Museum Store Sunday is open to all independently operated museum stores and non-profit retailers located at museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, historic sites, and other unique cultural institutions in the United States and internationally. MSA’s Museum Store Sunday aims to be the global annual day to “Be a Patron” – shop conscientiously and support museum stores and their missions worldwide. The Sacramento area community is invited and encouraged to “Be a Patron” and shop at local museum stores on Museum Store Sunday (and every day) as proceeds help benefit the museums and their respective missions. A sampling of the unique products available along with special activities happening on Museum Store Sunday at local museum stores include the following: California Automobile Museum – the on-site museum store offers unique gifts for all ages. Shoppers and enthusiasts will enjoy 10 percent off an amazing selection of collectible magazines, books and model cars plus new mark-downs on merchandise including many one-of-a-kind items and collectibles. California State Railroad Museum – with a wide selection of gift ideas perfect for train enthusiasts of all ages, the on-site Museum Store is the Northern California holiday headquarters for exclusive THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride merchandise. From the famed book to ornaments, bells, games and clothing, the California State Railroad Museum Store in Old Sacramento has everything shoppers need to make holiday-giving magical. A great gift idea is the Polar Express Wooden Train, a Northern California exclusive that is

compatible with other wooden railroad tracks and trains. Sacramento History Museum – the on-site Museum Store will offer 20 percent off regularly priced vintage toys and games. Patrons can also shop for handmade jewelry, books, festive holiday décor and plenty of silver and gold, including gold nuggets from the American River. Spend $25 and purchase the beautiful coffee-table book, Sacramento – A Photographic Portrait for $20. Each purchase will be packaged in a craft paper bag with handles and hand printed with the Museum’s name from our own print shop. Stop by for hot cider and cookies. State Indian Museum – the on-site museum store offers lots of great merchandise in stock, just in time for holiday shopping. On that one special day, shoppers will receive a free Dreamcatcher plus a free Museum Store Sunday reusable canvas tote (one each per customer) while they last. with every $25 or more purchase (while supplies last). The museum store offers a myriad of handcrafted and hard-to-find Native motif and Native-made items, including sage bundles, sweetgrass braids, Tanka Bars (buffalo), ceramics, soaps, local art, greeting cards, t-shirts, souvenir coins & patches. Shoppers will also find a variety of items chosen especially for children, and the largest selection of Native American books just about anywhere. For more information about the Museum Store Sunday happening on December 1, 2019, please visit https://museumstoresunday.org. For more information about Sacramento area museums, “like” them on Facebook at www. Facebook.com/SacMuseums, follow them on Instagram and Twitter @SacMuseums or visit the user-friendly website at www.SacMuseums.org.

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Pink Martini at Mondavi Center • TUE, DEC 17, 7PM Unparalleled purveyors of a multilingual blend of cosmopolitan sounds, Pink Martini deliver beloved songs from around the globe, and a dash of holiday music to celebrate the season. MondaviArts.org

Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin: Together On Stage at Mondavi Center SUN, DEC 8, 7PM Carpenter and Colvin-longtime friends for over 30 years- will appear on stage together as an intimate acoustic duo, swapping songs and sharing stories. MondaviArts.org

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Samin Nosrat at Mondavi Center Cookbook Author & Host of Netflix Series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat WED, JAN 29, 7PM As an undergraduate studying English at UC Berkeley, Samin Nosrat took a detour into the kitchen at Chez Panisse restaurant that happily determined the course of her life and career. Since 2000, she has pursued her twin passions of food and words with equal vigor, aiming to create work that inspires, creates community, and raises cultural, social and environmental awareness. MondaviArts.org

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Dog Lovers, Rejoice: The 2020 Pooping Dogs Calendar Is Here Do you know someone who loves dogs…too much? This 12 months 2020 calendar of pooping dogs will be the most memorable gift you give this year - each month reveals yet another beautiful pooch answering nature’s call. This year’s wall calendar features a Jack Russell Terrier, Boxer, Maltese, Pit Bull, Labradoodle, Toy Fox Terrier, Portuguese Water Dog and more! And who doesn’t like a good cause? $1 from each calendar is donated to the Maui Humane Society to support animals in need! www.poopingpooches.com

2020 Lavender Queens Calendar The Lavender Queens are back this year with a new edition to their yearly calendar. The 2020 Lavender Queens Calendar features 12 of the most iconic Drag Performers in Lavender Heights. This year’s theme is “Bloom into the 20’s” showcasing twelve iconic looks. The calendar is $15 and it’s available for purchase at LavenderQueens.com along with other Queen worthy merchandise.

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Don’t Miss “Deathtrap” At STC by Chris Narloch

Casey McClellan, left, and Dan Fagan star in “Deathtrap” at STC.


five-person cast has great fun with the twists and turns – including a gay twist – in this classic murder mystery from 1978 by Ira Levin, the famous playwright and novelist responsible for “The Stepford Wives” and “Rosemary’s Baby.”


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Director Michael Laun must have enjoyed staging the macabre play, which follows a formerly successful Broadway thriller writer who invites a protégé to his remote home with the guarantee of polishing the handsome younger man’s promising new play. “Deathtrap” also adds to the mix a wife with a bad heart and a mysterious psychic who may not be all that she seems. The result is a whodunit along the lines of

Agatha Christie or Sherlock Holmes, only sexier and more modern. I thoroughly enjoyed the cast (and the queer content) in “Deathtrap,” and if the final scene of STC’s production fizzles slightly, the rest of Levin and Laun’s rollercoaster ride is well worth the price of admission. “Deathtrap” continues at Sacramento Theatre Company’s Pollock Stage through Dec. 15, 2019. For more information, visit www.sactheatre.org.

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Jack London Square Is The Go-To Destination This Holiday Season For Shopping, Dining, And Festivities


here’s no time like the holidays and no better place to ring in the season than the Square! Jack London Square announced that the vibrant Oakland waterfront property will be home to Baron Davis’ Black Santa Company pop-up store, Ayesha Curry’s HOMEMADE, and The 90’s Experience through the holiday season. With widely popular pop-up experiences, unique retail shops, premier dining, and festive events, Jack London Square is a one-stop shop for the holiday season. The holiday season kicked-off Friday, November 22, with Jack London Square’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring the lighting of the spectacular 55-foot White Fir Tree adorned with thousands of lights and hundreds of ornaments. Oakland’s favorite holiday tradition celebrates community and the holidays, boasting a full lineup of live music and entertainment, local artisans, and a donation drive to collect non-perishable foods, unwrapped toys, and gently worn coats for several nonprofit organizations, including the Alameda County Food Bank and One Warm Coat. City volunteers will also be collecting toys on behalf of the 40th Annual Community Toy Drive organized by Mayor Libby Schaaf, with bins located near the Oakland Fire Department’s fire engine. Baron Davis’ Black Santa Company pop-up store will open for the holiday season, allowing shoppers to purchase official Black Santa merchandise and take a family photo with Black Santa and Mrs. C. The store is at 419 Water Street, located between California Canoe & Kayak and HOMEMADE, and will be open 4–7 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m.–6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays (hours subject to change closer to the holidays.) Meet Black Santa and Mrs. C from 12–4 p.m. on weekends and at special events, including the Tree Lighting Ceremony!

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Experience has extended its stay at Jack London Square until the end of the year. Spend time with your friends and family this holiday season and relieve the 90’s before the immersive experience departs Oakland to tour other cities. Tickets range from $20-$32 ($20 for kids, $25 for groups of 6+, and $32 for General Admission) and are available at experiencethe90s.com. Celebrate loved ones and the holidays at both old favorites and the new generation of restaurants. Over the past two years, a significant number of award-winning restaurants and eateries have opened, including sustainable meat butchery and restaurant Belcampo, Michelin-recognized Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine, Arabic cuisine Dyafa, and Burmese restaurant Grocery Café, joining the likes of Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar and Forge. Jack London Square boasts a diverse culinary offering with something for everyone. After dinner, enjoy a festive drink at Heinold’s First & Last Chance Saloon, a colorful champagne or wine flight from Rosenblum Cellars, and purchase your take-home drinks from BevMo. And, stroll along the waterfront on any given Sunday and purchase fresh local produce from more than 30 vendors at Jack London Square Farmers Market—not to mention carrot pie, sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, and other seasonal baked goods. Shopping for holiday gifts? In addition to HOMEMADE, shoppers can find quality American-made goods and the best local wares from Oakland at Oakland Supply Co, and delicious sweet treats at Miette and Ben & Jerry’s! Additionally, the perfect gift can be found at California Canoe & Kayak, Visit Oakland, Regal Cinemas Jack London Square, Esports Arena Oakland, or one of the frequent local artisan events like The Buck on Sunday, December 1, 15, and 22 and Second Saturday on Saturday, December 14. Holiday experiences can be found all around the Square, ranging from live music at Yoshi’s, to Wine & Design Winter Pop-Ups at the Waterfront Hotel, to Dinner Detective Mystery Dinners at Lungomare, to bocce and bowling at plank. If traveling to Oakland for the holidays, find discounted holiday rates and added capacity on Amtrak San Joaquins, or take Tideline or the San Francisco Bay Ferry across the San Francisco Bay. November 28, 2019 - December 12, 2019 • No. 637

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Capital City AIDS Fund Receives Unexpected Reinforcements by Joyce Mitchell


ays were dark. Nights, sometimes unbearable. Who would be gone tomorrow? Who would be diagnosed next? Stigma was rampant. Neighborhoods talked when someone was dying down the street.

Looking back, it was a horrible time, when HIV/AIDS dominated news headlines and stole so many precious lives. At the same time, it was an absolute honor to have been there for people who needed me. An honor because - I was able to be with so many people as they took their last breath - holding hands, stroking foreheads. There was so much more of course. Yes, it was dreadful. Haunting in many ways until this very day. And that’s why many of us keep on with the fight to help educate people about preventing HIV/AIDS. We have lived the terrible journey, and seen the outrageous toll it can take. I was on the board of directors of the Sacramento AIDS Foundation (SAF) back in the day – from 1990 through 1995. What a wonderful difference we made in the early years of that organization. A program called Hand-to-Hand matched a volunteer with a person living with AIDS. Together, the two walked through all of it together. The initial devastating diagnosis. Treatment options. Often, facing death head-on. The Hand-to-Hand match provided food, transportation, emotional support. It was an inspirational component of a dire time. Today – maybe even from the heavens, you might say – that program continues to give. A man who was helped by Hand-toHand during his life and death, somehow has found me – and Capital City AIDS Fund (CCAF), the nonprofit I now chair. 28 Outword Magazine

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Hand-to-Hand was there for him – unconditionally. The young man died in 1993 but his family will never forget how important it was for their son to have a “friend” – a Hand-to-Hand match. To have support, free of stigma, in a day when a diagnosis often sparked gossip and fear. A couple of months ago, CCAF was bequeathed money from the trust of this man’s parents, earmarked to invest in people living with HIV/AIDS, in particular the Helen Veress Mitchell Scholarship Fund. Today, I am reminded of the goodness of mankind. As president of CCAF – and a former board member of the SAF, the trust attorney tracked me down and discovered I was still working with HIV/AIDS. And grateful I am. As I bookend this story, again, it is a sacred part of my life and I remain honored to have held the hands of dying people when sometimes no one even wanted to touch them. Honored to have had an opportunity to educate the public about the facts of how the virus is contracted. And honored to continue to be of service. The investment from this local trust will ensure CCAF continues to support HIV+ people in their pursuit of full and healthy lives. For sure, our scholarship students have guidance from above – and will be guaranteed funding for years to come. The only word that rattles through my brain at the moment is – thank you. outwordmagazine.com

A Day Of Silent Films At The Castro by Chris Narloch


he ultimate silent film festival returns to San Francisco’s Castro Theatre this Dec. 7 with a one-day movie marathon that includes five programs, all featuring live musical accompaniment.

A Day of Silents, presented by the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, will include a collection of three short film comedies starring Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle, as well as the earliest surviving film version of “The Phantom of the Opera,” from 1925 and starring the great Lon Chaney in the lead.

Also screening on the 7th will be “The Marriage Story,” directed by Ernst Lubitsch, short films directed by French filmmaking pioneer Alice Guy-Blache, and the 1929 drama “Redskin,” starring Richard Dix as a Navajo man forced to assimilate. For more information, go to: www.silentfilm.org.

A still from the classic silent film version of “T he Phantom of the Opera”


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Subaru, Forester, Impreza, Outback, EyeSight, and SUBARU STARLINK are registered trademarks. Android Auto is a trademark of Google LLC. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. *Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 14, 2019, through January 2, 2020, to four national charities designated by the purchaser or lessee. Pre-approved Hometown Charities may be selected for donation depending on retailer participation. For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased during the campaign period, participating Traditional retailers will donate a minimum of $50 in total to their registered Hometown Charities. Purchasers/lessees mustVersion make their charity designations by January 15, 2020. The four national charities will receive a guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000 each. See your local Subaru retailer for details or visit subaru.com/share. All donations made by Subaru of America, Inc. 3 EPA-estimated highway fuel economy for 2020 Subaru Outback non-turbo models. Actual mileage may vary. 4EPA-estimated highway fuel economy for 2019 Subaru Forester models. Actual mileage may vary. 6EPA-estimated highway fuel economy for 2019 Subaru Impreza CVT non-Sport 5-door models. Actual mileage may vary. 10EPA-estimated highway fuel economy for 2020 Subaru Ascent and Ascent Premium models with standard equipment. Actual mileage may vary. 15• EyeSight is a driver-assist system that may not operate optimally under all driving • Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive 3 6as vehicle maintenance, weather, and road conditions. conditions. The driver is always responsible for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness depends on many factors, such + 33 MPG hwy + 36 MPG hwy See your owner’s manual for complete details on system operation and15limitations. 24Internet access is purchased separately through AT&T with monthly, per gigabyte, and unlimited data ® ® 15 • Standard EyeSight Driver have Assist Technology • Share EyeSight Driver with Assist Technology options available. Existing AT&T customers the option to add an additional line to their AT&T Mobile plan. 26Activation subscription required. available Includes a three-year trial ® ® subscription to SafetySUBARU Plus servicesSTARLINK and a six-month trial subscriptionwith to Safety and Security Plus services.• The Concierge plan can be purchased annually or monthly. A credit card on file • Standard Multimedia Multimedia with Standard SUBARU STARLINK ® ™ will be an required for specific packages and for renewal purposes. See your retailer for details. 11.6-inch touchscreen Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration


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