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Activism LGBTQ+ Pride Month Special Issue Two - Activism!

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gender question: you can choose not to answer the question and still be counted. In fact, none of your responses have to match your legal records. Census answers are strictly kept confidential and safeguarded. It’s the law. Information collected cannot be shared with police, including Immigrations and Customs Enforcement or ICE. The questionnaire does not request citizenship status or social security number, bank details, or payment, and Census data is not used to determine eligibility for any public programs either. And here’s some exciting news to share: For the first time in history, a same-sex partner option appears on this decade’s Census survey. While the wording is still imperfect and the option applies only to partners living in the same dwelling, but it is still progress worth celebrating. There are three ways to complete the Census: through the paper form you should have already received in the mail, by phone at 844-468-2020 or online at www. my2020census.gov. Make sure to count everyone staying at your home, including anyone who lives at the address full-time, children and any family or friends who may be living there temporarily. The LGBTQ subcommittee, comprised of the Lavender Library, the Sacramento LGBTQ Community Center and the Gender

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eorge Floyd, a 46-year-old black man in Minneapolis was yet another African American man murdered because he was suspected of a crime, held down by a police officer’s knee to the neck, for almost nine minutes as he begged for his life. He is just one of many that have been unjustly murdered, including Stephon Clark, Freddie Gray, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Breonna Taylor and many others.

today, how racism has existed for-EVER, how holding black and brown people back has been the norm for centuries in everything from education, to voting, to where you can live, work, go to school or even walk down the street? We have numerous problems, indeed, and in multiple areas, including voter protections and equality for all. I’ve suppression, criminal justice reform, and the I support the Black Lives Matter departments likely had a difficult list goes on and on, but for today let’s talk (BLM) movement, and the need to time. The police have a history of been to hundreds of protests. I’ve about racism in general. We as a LGBTQ+ demand police and criminal justice protecting their own and silencing had rocks thrown at me. I’ve been reform, as well as the need to fund those who speak out against spit on and called faggot, but I have community, absorbed negative messages programs that can assist in making injustice within their ranks. never felt I had to fear, that if I was about ourselves from society. We still have to question and unlearn, messages about real change, like an independent However, I have many friends that arrested, I might be murdered homophobia and transphobia and we must police commission, better training, are good police officers, including during the process. do the same around racism. We all are racist and the need to demilitarize the several who are LGBTQ+ or allies. I thought this would be an easy police departments. Some of this I often hear people say that these column for me to write, because it in some way shape or form. Some were taught to be extremely racist, and some say, can happen immediately and some acts of violence against African starts with the fact that I have will take some community effort Americans are due to a few “bad privilege just by having the ability not at all, but the truth is, most of us still are. and open minds from lawmakers apples.” However, we have seen to write this and have you read it. I Do we all struggle with our own demons? and city leaders, on the local, state time and time again police have the unique platform to reach Yes. As LGBTQ+ people we certainly have and national levels. departments use this argument as an audience because I happen to had our struggles, but now imagine how The recent, and continuing, an excuse for police brutality own a newspaper, own a business, hard your story is, and add on to that if you protests are necessary. Just as much instead of owning up to the be a business leader, an activist, were Trans, or a POC. as the Gay rights movement problem of institutionalized racism, and a Chamber of Commerce I write this on a Sunday, just prior to our protests, riots, HIV/AIDS activism and thus implementing real reform. leader too. Privilege, privilege current issue that is about to go live, in this were all necessary, and from which This is bigger than any individual privilege… All of those things daily-changing world. The theme of our new we have benefited. The Stonewall officer, good or bad, and it is up to represent my privilege. Some may issue is Activism, in our series of Pride riots were a movement of their all of us to demand change. still not understand what privilege issues highlighted in Outword this month. own, as a Trans Person of Color This is difficult for me, because, is and why you have it, some may As an activist I can’t sit silently, I must use (POC) said, enough is enough and of course, I am a middle-aged not recognize that they have my voice, and I welcome a conversation. launched a brick, and launched our white, gay man. I own a business own LGBT history. The night we that happens to be media. I am an privilege, some might not recognize Let’s talk, listen and learn. I am not a that they are racists and some just subject-matter expert on any of this, and I learned that Dan White’s “Twinkie activist for change, and have been might not even care. Some might too have my faults, but I am open to defense” earned him a lenient for decades. I also represent not understand the difference learning and helping create change. Are you sentence, after he murdered Harvey business owners, many who have between having the opportunity, to with me? You can speak up with your Milk and Mayor Moscone, was the had their property damaged by beginning of another series of riots looters who took advantage of the having the privilege, and feel that activism by marching loud and proud, or they worked hard to get this or recent protests. Looters and and violent events fueled by with your time volunteering, donating protestors are very different people, that, or they worked hard to get a righteous anger, due to wrongs money, reflecting on your own potential college degree, or that job… all of biases or privilege, or you can write to law committed against our community and the looters distract from the this too comes from privilege. message. I have been involved in by the police. At that time there makers. There are numerous lists of things So now what? Do I use this women’s rights movements, the were, likely, zero out LGBTQ you can do to support the movement that platform for some history about fight for marriage equality, equal officers and anyone that was a are published online. Go find one, and do how we got to to where we are employment and housing person of color in police something.

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Law enforcement clubbed and beat the patrons before arresting them. They forced anyone suspected to be “crossdressers” into bathrooms to “have their sex checked”. Marsha Johnson threw that first brick, and the rest is history. Wouldn’t it be powerful if the Sacramento LGBT community dedicated our Pride month this year to the Black community to amplify their voices for justice through proclamation, supportive actions, and funding? Something needs to change and shouldn’t our community, which owes so much of our own liberation to women of color, step up and publicly ally ourselves? To be truthful in our effort, we must begin openly with an acknowledgment of the problems within our own community regarding race and discrimination. We must recognize the fact of white

and male privilege within the LGBT movement. We must be willing to suspend our personal opinions of protests, rioting and vandalism as means to an end so that we can come together as a united, unwavering supportive voice for the greater cause of ending violence against the Black community. Most importantly, any proclamation must be followed by supportive action and monetary support to local Black organizations doing social justice work. Only action in a supportive role will ensure our commitment is not performative. Lastly, we must not do it to be nice. We must do it because it is the right thing to do and it is owed. With respect for all that you do, Jennifer Berger Coleman Aaron Stillwell

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he Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization — responded to changes and additional charges regarding the George Floyd case, including the upgrading of charges against Officer Derek Chauvin to felony second-degree murder and new charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder against officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane. “For nearly nine minutes, Derek Chauvin had his knee pressed into George Floyd’s neck, while two other officers kneeled on Floyd’s body and a fourth stood by and watched,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “These new charges filed by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison are a step toward justice — both for George Floyd and his family. In order to combat racism and police brutality, it is imperative that our justice system hold these officers accountable for their repulsive actions and inactions, but we will not rest until we see convictions and actions to prevent future injustice. We will not rest until police stop taking Black lives away from our communities. We will not rest

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until we dismantle white supremacy’s chokehold on us all. Every one of us must show up for the Floyd family and all who are fighting for a future free from oppression.”

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By Greg Byers

’m tried! I’m tired! I’m TIRED! I am emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausted. I’m tired of explaining why I’m upset and the history that you should already know!

I am tired of the soft-shoed responses from some of my White friends, things like: “I see racism on both sides”; “I agree with you but…” and “ALL LIVES MATTER”! Why does it make you so ANGRY that I say I matter? That Black Lives Matter? I’m sick and tired of you rolling your eyes every time I bring up the pain that Black people have experienced and continue to experience in this country, but you can snap your finger, shake your neck, give me ‘black’ sass, talk about your inner black woman and your “Shaw-ni’kwah” persona! Where are you when it comes to issues affecting the Black Community? Your Silence is Deafening! It is beyond traumatizing to watch videos of people dying PERIOD. But for me, my son and our family, it hits closer to home to watch unarmed black people dying at the hands of civil servants, while watching a militia storm Capitols across the U.S. protesting a stay at home order during a global pandemic, and they are being treated with kid gloves. I wasn’t going to say anything for fear of rejection by my white friends and coming across too political or too negative, or

giving you the impression that I feel all white people are prejudiced or racist. I know all white people aren’t racist, all cops aren’t bad, just like I know all BLACK people aren’t thugs. I’m a 45 year-old, gay black man, blessed to have a 23-year-old son. Yet, every day he leaves the safety of my home, I anxiously watch my phone for that dreaded text and what feels like the eventuality of, “Death By Cop.” A young black man, who, I have had to raise to understand that WE must fight a ridiculous number of stereotypes to be taken seriously in this world, could end up dead because of the color of his skin. I have seen firsthand, that people who willingly immigrate to this country, are given an image of Black people that we will have to fight to dispel, until we draw our last breath. And, that sometimes it’s not going to matter how well you carry yourself, how well you dress or how much money you have - you are still BLACK and that’s what they are going to see first, and, you’re going to be judged, not based on your actual character, but rather other’s preconceived notions. It blows my mind that my son spent seven months living in Greece, playing professional volleyball, and not once was I

worried that he was going to be racially profiled or die at the hands of their police. This is a very Americanized fear. You’re still rolling your eyes? Oh, what a privilege it is to educate yourself about racism instead of experience it! Many of you just don’t get it! In my black skin, I have grown up being very intimate with the double standards and contradictions of racism and white supremacy in America. It is something Black people in this country have had to do to survive. Just a little over 50 years ago, because of the color of my skin, I would not have been able to be friends with the majority of you who are reading this, let alone talk back to you, look you directly in your eyes, sit in the same restaurant or drink from the same faucet as you. It wasn’t because there were a “few” bad apples. It was the legal, systemic way to treat BLACK people in America. These are

When the Light Was Extinguished

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things my mother and her siblings experienced. This is not antient history! I’m so tired of you rolling your eyes! Yes, there are ignorant people in ALL races - but what does that justify, that it’s okay? The fact that things like “Blackface” or that there’s an internet challenge called the #GeorgeFloydChallenge (Imitating the way an unarmed black man was recently murdered by a Police officer) exist is proof that we are still living and dealing with ignorance and prejudice. I’m tired of the backhanded compliments of “Oh Greg - I never look at you like that, you’re different. You don’t act ghetto, you speak proper - you don’t speak Ebonics.” What is that telling me? “You don’t act BLACK, therefore we accept you.” Thanks! Thank you for accepting me for not acting BLACK. The moral of the story is that when you are not the ethnic group that’s being targeted by the bigoted, racist satire and the “Boogaloo Boys” (look it up), it’s very easy for you to dismiss it, to say “Get over it,” to empathize or sympathize, and then remove yourself from it. It’s NOT a path that you have to walk on every day of your life. I think, the reason that you can’t seem to wrap your heads around this concept is simple, not complicated, it’s that you will never have to walk in my shoes. I’m just tired.

By Keith Holman

n the great cosmos at the beginning of time, there was an event in the darkness that produced something spectacular and it became known as light. Light pierced the darkness at every point, striking holes in the inky, murky substance, leaving its bright mark everywhere! While, creating the sun, moon and other sources of light it became evident that this new event had shown itself stronger than the darkness.

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shine on the ocean. Look how brilliant I am!” And the darkness wasn’t having it and covered the moon suffocating it’s very existence. And the moon pleaded with a gasp, “Please, I can’t breathe.” But the darkness didn’t give a fuck. The darkness only wanted to return to days of pure Snowcapped mountains appeared for the uncomfortable. How could darkness contend unfiltered darkness where nothing grew, and first time. Oceans and rivers began coming with light and all its glory, making no new life could form. forth, and sea life was waking up filling its everything brighter and new and healthy When the terror of the darkness had come gills with new oxygen. Trees grew from the and beautiful even to the point of piercing to a disastrous close, everything that the light earth because light discovered its reflection through darkness’s tightly closed eyes? “This touched was all but gone. Darkness on the earth was not only useful, but needed is bullshit!” the darkness exclaimed. “I want approached the first flicker of light and by the plant life, animals and every living to go back to the way things were before all covered it. The light felt new sensations organism. Even, the birds began to wake up this light. which we now know as fear, confusion and and soar in the newly created light now So, the darkness set out one day to violence. The darkness felt those same forms called sunshine. The waves of the ocean extinguish everything the light touched by of energy too. However, these new sensations welcomed the retirement of the sunshine covering it in darkness again. The darkness manifested differently in darkness and each day and greeted the moon each night. moved swiftly toward the sunshine and darkness became steady in resolve and Light saw all of this and began to dance on blackness began to choke out the brilliant continued to cover the light. At first the the waves of great big ocean. traces of light. And the sun pleaded with the flickering faded slowly because all that the This was new and exciting to everyone but darkness, “You are choking out my rays, I light had touched refused be snuffed out, but the darkness because the environment which can’t breathe.” The darkness stood still in eventually the exhaustion, confusion and fear the darkness cultivated for millions of days resolve and didn’t let up until the sun’s rays set in and the first flicker of light whispered was beginning to change- and not for the went black. Then the darkness cloaked every in the darkness, “Please, I can’t breathe.” But better - at least not in the eyes of darkness. strip of moon light that shined brightly on darkness held the first flicker down until the Darkness always kept his eyes shut, this new the ocean at night. And the moon said, first flicker of light was extinguished. And life with all this light made darkness feel “What is this madness? I am only trying to the darkness was happy for a season. June 11, 2020 - June 25, 2020 • No. 650

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Fellow (Queer) White People, Let’s be Better Allies.

By Faith Colburn (she/her/hers)

A riot is the language of the unheard”, something the LGBTQ+ community knows firsthand. Let’s not forget that while our celebrations are now often plagued with whitewashing and rainbow capitalism, the first Pride was a riot led by queer people of color. The Stonewall Uprising was five days of rioting, looting, and violent protests against police. That moment in history created the movement that brought us the LGBTQ+ rights many of us benefit from today. Friends, another moment is upon us now. Now is our opportunity to form the intersectional coalitions necessary to once again turn this moment into momentum towards lasting, meaningful change. We must stand in proactive solidarity with Black folks and people of color who have been marginalized by systems of oppression and white supremacy. If you refuse to support Black Lives Matter and prioritize the needs and voices of LGBTQ+ Black people, you have no business celebrating Pride this month or ever again. This is not about the unjust murder of one Black man. This is about rampant structural racism in a country built on the enslavement of Black people, that has disenfranchised and destroyed the lives of millions. We must hold these institutions accountable. As a community, we must use our own experiences of marginalization on the basis of our sexuality and gender to cultivate next-level empathy and non-performative allyship to our Black and POC communities, as well as amplify the voices of those that exist at the intersections of these identities. We as white people have no lived context for what it means to grow up as Black in America; where the entire system of law enforcement is not only not there to help, but is actively at war with you, all the while carefully rewriting the narrative to paint its own victims as the threat. ‘Privileged’ does

not mean without struggle, but it does mean you carry an obligation to do the work at unpacking how you have inadvertently or explicitly contributed to, benefitted from and tolerated white supremacy. Read up on Black history, especially the parts that make you feel uncomfortable in your whiteness. Sit with that, educate yourself, and then use that knowledge to have challenging conversations with your non-Black family and friends. Remember that allyship does not exist on a mountaintop. There is no medal of “wokeness” bestowed upon you to signify the completion of your journey. The process of combatting your privileges does not have a final destination, and it shouldn’t. There is always more work to do in the fight towards civic, racial, and economic justice. Every day we should commit ourselves to a continuation of growth, acknowledgement, and meaningful adaptation into the ways we may better decentralize ourselves from the conversation and vocally champion antiracism instead. Listen with empathy and put in the work to educate YOURSELF. There are plenty of free resources out there- many of which you can find within the pages of this magazine. But do not stop there! Do not post on social media and then move on with your life. This is where the real progress begins, in the uncomfortable, in the challenging, in the continual amplification of Black voices and struggles. Support local Black-led and employed businesses. Donate to Black-led, queer coalitions and grassroots organizations. Stay angry, stay loud, and stay passionate in this fight. We are just getting started.

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Sacramento LGBT+ Community Finding Support Online or many of us, being separated from friends and family has

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made it difficult to feel a sense of support and connectedness. This is especially difficult because most of us feel more connected when we socialize in-person. One of the core mission pillars of The Sacramento LGBT Community Center (The Center) is “Community Building.” As a community center, the Center prioritizes creating space for LGBT+ folks to feel empowered, connected, and safe. Since they haven’t been able to open their doors for the community during COVID-19, the Center has been hosting their support group meetings online. The Center hosts multiple online support group meetings such as Golden Grounds (a support group for LGBTQ seniors), Strength in Numbers (a support group for those who are HIV positive), and other community based meetings such as “Queerantine Karaoke,” Mental Health workshops, and weekly Laughter Yoga classes hosted on Zoom. Some of their group facilitators and participants wanted to share what these groups have meant to them during this difficult time, here is what they had to say. Melissa McManis hosted the Mental Health workshops which allowed group members to share what their experience during the pandemic has been like for them and then participants exchanged resources. Melissa stated, “I am a mental health therapist in the community as well, but I am going through my own personal stress related to the pandemic. All of us shared fears about the sense that there is a lot of uncertainty around it, and a lot of unknowns. People shared how they’ve been coping, and we talked about basic mental health resources such as grounding and meditation, progressive muscle relaxation and scheduling pleasant activities.” Melissa has also participated in some of the Center’s groups and most recently the Laughter Yoga sessions that are being offered weekly. For many of us, being inside has increased anxiety, feelings of depression, and instilled fear. Melissa stated that attending the yoga class has really helped get out of that “super serious mode” and feels

less anxiety after attending since laughter helps to release endorphins. Casey Wong is another community member who found the Center after they returned back to Sacramento after college. Casey has been a volunteer facilitator for groups at the Center and loves building relationships and supporting fellow queer people of color. Casey also stated, “Representation is important and it’s especially important to be able to bring all facets of your identity to the Center and find acceptance and love.” Francesca Dixon got involved with the Center not by choice, but out of a matter of survival. She needed someone to talk to because she was going through a lot of life changes. Fortunately, she was able to get the support she needed at the Center. Francesca is a frequent attendee to group meetings and wanted to share her opinion on what meetings are like. Francesca said, “I attend groups offered by the Center and find them very helpful. Everyone is friendly and supportive. Whether you need to rant or just need someone to talk with, the groups are great support systems. The groups are diverse, and members have varied perspectives as to issues, so every session allows for growth, learning, and understanding. I always get something out of each group I attend - it is never a waste of time.” If folks are looking for ways to get involved in the LGBTQ+ community, the Center is here for you. Our community needs each other more now than ever, and there are multiple ways to meet and interact with fellow community members online. You can check out other services offered at the Center including STD testing and education, referrals, and more at saccenter.org or by calling 916-442-0185.

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Say His Name, Too. Tony McDade. Justice for Black Trans People.

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By Lauren Pulido (He/Him/His) IG: @laurenpulido

n the wake of our social justice movement, we must not forget our Black Trans community that is suffering an even deeper ripple of systematic hate and failure. Far too often, justice for Black Trans people is never obtained and consistently silenced. According to the 2015 U.S Transgender Survey Report, 61% of the Black trans participants surveyed reported mistreatment and harassment by law enforcement while 67% reported feeling very uncomfortable asking police to intervene when needing help. Fear of altercations and harassment by law enforcement and the overall system’s failure to protect our most vulnerable communities too often leads to Black transgender people repeatedly being victims of violence and discrimination. Black people and especially Black Trans people are at greater risk for

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people is justified, but Tony McDade did not deserve the cards he was delt or his life taken at the hands of those who are sworn to protect him. He deserves justice. As a white trans ally, I will work diligently to amplify my Black trans siblings voices and utilize my privileges to ensure that they feel supported and protected always. Tori Cooper, the Human Rights Campain director of community engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative said in a statement, “The Human Rights Campaign and the entire transgender and non-binary community demand accountability and answers for

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Tony’s death -- and countless violent deaths of trans people, black people and, disproportionately, black transgender people.” Tony McDade and the entire Black Trans community are in need of our support in obtaining their overdue justice and in holding the system accountable for failing to protect our most vulnerable population. The Black community’s call for justice must include all Black people. We must not leave out our Black transgender community. Being Black and being trans is an intersectional experience that often increases vulnerability of this population and yet are still one of the most underprotected and underserved communities in America. We must protect our Black communities, our trans communities, and our Black trans communities at all cost.

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By Matthew Burlingame action to fight AIDS he asked the audience if n May 27, 2020, Laurence “Larry” David Kramer, the most they wanted to start a new organization iconoclastic HIV/AIDS activist the world has ever known, devoted to political action. Approximately died from pneumonia at the age of 84. 300 people met two days later to form ACT-UP. Kramer found himself at odds with the Born in June 1935 Kramer was the With the slogan “Silence=Death” ACT-UP other leaders of the GMHC as doctors began younger of two children born to a Jewish became known for its radically aggressive household in Bridgeport, CT and was raised recommending gay men stop having sex. protests in the form of die-ins, buckets of during the Great Depression. His young life Kramer wanted them to support the fake blood, and stunts such as engulfing message. When they refused, he wrote one of a mixture of ups and downs he later would Senator Jesse Helms’ Washington D.C. home his most infamous essays entitled “1,112 and recount how his father often called him a in a 15-foot giant condom to protest his Counting” which appeared in the 1983 New sissy—a memory that would weave its way continuous attempts to block federal funding through the tapestry of Kramer’s long, openly York Native. and education for HIV/AIDS which resulted In it he lamented the disease, lack of gay life. In 1953 he enrolled at Yale University where, grades falling, he found himself sliding quickly into loneliness and depression. After an attempted suicide by overdosing on aspirin because he felt he was the only gay student on campus, he graduated with a degree in English in 1957 and then served in the U.S. Army Reserve before beginning his film, writing, and production career. Living a comfortable life as a successful award-winning screenwriter and producer, Kramer’s 1969 film Women in Love won multiple awards and critical praise. His easy going life took a turn in 1978 when, after a break up, he penned and published the novel Faggots in which he characterized gay men as shallow and promiscuous. The novel was met with severe backlash and was taken off the shelves of the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookstore, New York City’s only gay bookstore at the time. The vitriol Larry Kramer from some members of the gay community was so blatant Kramer would see them cross government response, and at gay men who in a significantly increased death toll. the street rather than walk past him. He later acted as if ignoring the disease would make One of the defining moments for ACT-UP said his real crime was putting the truth in was the disruption of mass at St Patrick’s it go away. writing. Faggots subsequently became one of Cathedral in New York. While a large protest In 1983, Kramer and GMHC parted ways the best-selling gay novels of all time. was happening outside the church, inside after being unable to reconcile their It wasn’t until he found friends falling ill protesters laid on the floor while shouting differences. His exit would lead to a trip to in 1980 that Kramer would begin his foray “You’re killing us!” until they were Europe where he would begin writing the into gay activism. In 1981 he held a handcuffed, placed on stretchers and carried gathering for a group of New York gay men stage play The Normal Heart, about AIDS, from the building while churchgoers looked his perspective about GMHC and the gay to listen to a doctor who claimed their on in shock. community. friends’ illnesses were related and research Kramer felt the coverage the protest It wasn’t until 1987 that he would fully needed to be done. Within a year the Gay received was the pivotal point in which embrace the in-your-face form of activism he Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) was born and ACT-UP gained the political power it needed became known for. He was part of a rotating became the primary organization to raise to be heard. “Suddenly people were afraid of speaker series focused on action to fight funds for and provide services to people us.” AIDS. During Kramer’s speech on using stricken with AIDS in New York. Kramer was diagnosed with HIV in 1988 which added a personal intensity to his activism. It would still be eight more years before effective treatments became available to those with HIV/AIDS. But there is no question that Kramer and ACT-UP were at the forefront of making those treatments a reality. Disbanding in 1997, Kramer often stated ACT-UP was one of the things in his life of which he was most proud. In 1991 Kramer reunited with David Webster, whom he had dated prior to writing Faggots and in 2013 the two were married while Kramer was recovering from surgery. Screenwriter, playwright, novelist, essayist, and world-changing activist whose work continues to help save hundreds of thousands of lives—Larry Kramer shall forever be both iconic and divisive to a community that both loved him, and at times loved to hate him.

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Gary Miller, Out and Proud in ‘87

Gary Miller became the first out front LGBT elected official in Sacramento County in 1987. He was elected to the Robla School Board in North Sacramento beating two incumbents even with a homophobic campaign against him. He first became involved in (what was then called) the homophile movement in his home town of Kansas City, Mo. in 1968. He served on the Robla board for almost 20 years. Several times winning in spite of homophobic candidates running against him. Once he won against an opponent, who said the only reason he was running against Mr. Miller, was to get the “fag” off the school board. Gary Miller became the first out front LGBT elected official in Placer County in 2008 winning a seat on the Roseville City School Board defeating one incumbent. He served on the Roseville board for 12 years and is running for re-election this year. In 2016, when he ran for re-election, Republicans put out a hit piece against him saying he was “destroying” their values. He is expecting similar hit pieces this year. For more information go to rosevillegarymiller.com

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Dance Your Ass Off With Diana & Gaga

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By Chris Narloch

f you have cabin fever and miss the dance floor, there are two new CDs that will get your floorboards quaking. Get ready for a quarantine disco dance party starring Lady Gaga and Diana Ross. Diana Ross – Supertonic Mixes Middle-aged music fans like myself will enjoy this remix album from Ms. Ross, the original diva of soul, who enlisted Eric Kupper to retool nine of her finest tracks for the dance floor, including sexy songs such as “Love Hangover” and “Touch Me in the Morning.” The disc begins with a bang thanks to a fun mash-up of “I’m Coming Out” and “Upside Down,” the monster hits off her great “Diana” album from 1980, which was produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic. Three of the best cuts on this remix project are from “The Boss,” Ross’ other classic dance record: “No One Gets The Prize,” “It’s My House,” and the title track. Also included on “Supertonic Mixes” are two of my favorite songs from Ross’s catalog, “Remember Me” and the iconic “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” While none of these remixes are super-adventurous, they are energetic and fun, and they allow Ross’s fans to hear her classic hits in an interesting new light. Lady Gaga – Chromatica Millennial music fans should enjoy this new disc from Lady G, who returns to her dance floor roots for a non-stop disco party that pulsates from start to finish with sixteen new songs. I was not a huge fan of Lady Gaga’s first CD, but I love the way she has stretched herself since then, tackling jazz, rock, and different varieties of pop music. For me, Chromatica is Gaga playing it safe and wandering back into familiar pastures, but fans of her first record will not be disappointed. There isn’t a slow song anywhere on “Chromatica,” and an up-tempo dance record might be just what the doctor ordered during this dark time on planet Earth. The CD’s first single, “Stupid Love,” is catchy enough, and so is “Rain on Me,” Gaga’s duet with Ariana Grande. I was worried that the much-hyped collaboration between Gaga and Grande might turn out to be a diva duet disaster, but it’s decent – not great and not very memorable but basically fun. Many of the tracks on “Chromatica” are short bursts of EDM – some of the songs are less than three minutes long and feel underdeveloped – but I enjoyed “Sour Candy,” Gaga’s foray into K-pop with the women of Blackpink. “Sine from Above,” the artist’s duet with Elton John is not as successful as the other collaborations on “Chromatica,” and like much of the CD, it feels both underwritten and over-produced. Perhaps after the soul-searching of “Joanne” and “A Star Is Born,” Lady Gaga just wanted to dance her ass off, and there is nothing wrong with that. I just hope that on her next release, she wanders off in a new direction again. outwordmagazine.com

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LGBTQ+ Community Supported by Local Church Collective

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n an unprecedented move, 16 United Methodist churches (UMC) joined together on the first Sunday of June 2019 to bring the largest contingent to the Sacramento PRIDE march, some 300 strong.

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“We came together to let people know we are inclusive and loving congregations,” stated Doug Treadwell, chair of the Reconciling & Social Justice Team at First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in mid-town Sacramento. He and his committee spearheaded the plan to march in the parade with constituents from United Methodist churches in Grass Valley, Davis, Loomis, Roseville, Elk Grove along with churches in the greater Sacramento area. “I think that the most important thing that happened in this effort [was] to continue working together,” said Treadwell, who polled the marchers on whether they wanted to continue to meet and work alongside one another in advocacy efforts. He discovered they did. “Doug asked those who represented the various churches in the parade if they were interested in continuing the coalition in order to search out the LGBTQ needs in the Sacramento area and collectively try to make a positive difference,” said Mark Guzman, member of The Table at Central UMC in Sacramento. “My husband and I immediately signed on.” There are many other churches, faith-based groups and religious organizations who support and advocate on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community. “This isn’t a time to be standing alone,” added Guzman’s husband, Scott Coatsworth. “Now we have a vehicle to bring together our like-minded churches, which feels important to me as we face an uncertain future…” The Methodist PRIDE Collective (MPC) was formed in August and continued to meet monthly, making action plans and following through on joint strategies by using volunteers from the various participating churches and co-funding those efforts. In the past few months, their work ranged from gathering

donations to hosting educational events. In January, the group held their first Benefit Concert to support the work of the Trans & Queer Youth Collective (TQYC). The TQYC provides gender-affirming health services and LGBTQ+ education under the supervision of TQYC Mental Health Director, Queer identified, Julie Strathdee, MFTA. “Advocacy is local,” said Rev. Dr. Israel Alvaran, of the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN). Alvaran works at the national level along with other advocacy groups including the Human Rights Coalition (HRC) and National LGBTQ Task Force. Although he oversees a network of United Methodist churches across the western United States, Alvaran believes that change begins one person at a time. He supports the collaborative work of the local collective. “Advocacy can take a number of different avenues … what I see happening at the grass roots level in the Sacramento Methodist Pride Collective is exciting.” “I love how driven the group and its members are in finding ways to help. It’s much more than a social group or an exchange,” added Coatsworth. “It’s a way to promote the efforts of individual churches within a collective to help the LGBTQ+ community and to come up with our own initiatives that will serve to build more of a community-wide spirit and response to the needs of the community.” Instead of marching down the street, this year, United Methodist churches of the MPC will be participating in the 2020 Virtual PRIDE March by submitting video clips from each congregation –-waving and shouting affirmation and hope. “What I love about the Methodists is that they put their love to work,” stated Treadwell. “We do what Christ has taught us to do—when we say, ‘All means All’, we mean it.”

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Queer Movies For Pride Part 2

By Chris Narloch

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ride season always makes me reflect on where we have been and where we are at cinematically speaking. Here are four movies that you may want to check out when you have time, including a delightful lesbian love story now on Netflix, a recent queer drama from Israel, and two gayfriendly films from the golden age of Hollywood. 15 Years If you’re in the mood for a superb drama about how difficult it is to sustain a gay, male relationship (or any romantic relationship for that matter), then this terrific Israeli film should fill the bill. After a disagreement about the prospect of parenting divides two men who have been together for 15 years, the pair tries desperately to repair their bond. “15 Years” is a poignant and powerful adult drama that deserves to be seen by a wide audience. More information is available at www.bgpics.com

Reflections in a Golden Eye This 1967 oddity was risky material back then and is still a head-scratcher today. Marlon Brando stars as a repressed homosexual military officer whose wild wife (Elizabeth Taylor) is having an affair with their friend (Brian Keith). This 2-disc set contains the full-color general release theatrical version and the original, gold-hued version that director John Huston favored. Any way you watch it, “Reflections in a Golden Eye” is a fascinating box office failure that contains edgy, daring performances by Brando, Taylor and a very young and handsome Robert Forster, who plays the (frequently nude) soldier Brando’s character lusts after. This new-to-Blu-ray title is available at www.wbshop.com/warnerarchive

BUYING or SELLiNG? Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor star in “Reflections in a Golden Eye.”

Geraldine Page and Paul Newman star in “Sweet Bird of Youth.”

The Half of It If romantic comedy is more your bag, this fun and funny love triangle about three teens in love is a must-see. Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul, who needs help winning over a popular girl. Their new and unlikely friendship gets complicated when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl. “The Half of It” currently has a critics’ rating of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and deservedly so. Don’t miss it. “The Half of It” is currently available on Netflix.

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Sweet Bird of Youth The late, great screen idol Paul Newman was at the height of his hunkdom in this sexy 1962 screen adaptation of a famous play by the iconic queer writer Tennessee Williams. Geraldine Page reprised her powerful stage performance as an aging movie queen who hooks up with a much younger gigolo desperate for Hollywood stardom (Newman) and follows him to his hometown on the Gulf Coast. Trouble ensues. “Sweet Bird of Youth” is a delicious Southern-fried soap opera. This new-to-Blu-ray title is available at www.wbshop.com/warnerarchive outwordmagazine.com

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A Message from the SF LGBT Center: Black Lives Matter

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e start with an acknowledgement of the continued loss of black lives to violence rooted in white supremacy and to the racial impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on communities of color.

As we surpassed 100,000 lives lost to COVID-19, the spread of the pandemic has exposed the profound racial disparities in health care, employment, education, and the way that generations of institutionalized racism have impacted the lives of people of color – particularly back and brown people. While we mourn all of those lost to COVID19, we must not ignore the fact that this pandemic has exposed and exploited racial disparities and that communities of color have carried the brunt of death and loss. But it doesn’t end there. This spring the we have seen the continued loss of black lives to police violence – from George Floyd to Breonna Taylor to Ahmaud Arbery to Tony McDade – the death toll continues to rise. We understand what it means to rise up and push back against a culture that tells us we are less than, that our lives don’t matter. That’s why I want to take this moment to rededicate ourselves to this struggle.

Together, we must fundamentally address systemic racism. We must join together again to say #BlackLivesMatter and commit ourselves to the action those words require. That’s why we’re proud to join more than 100 LGBTQ+ and civil rights organizations condemning racism, racial violence and police brutality while calling for action to combat these scourges. This year we have an opportunity to return to the roots of Pride – a grassroots uprising protesting police brutality and harassment – and to build on those roots to address the injustices that we experience today. While I do not know what the future will bring us, I know that it will be brighter if we move forward together. In solidarity, Rebecca Rolfe Executive Director SF LGBT Center

Equality California, Silver State Equality Join LGBTQ+ Organizations United to Combat Racial Violence

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he previous issue of Outword (5-28-2020) was our First issue celebrating Pride for 2020 and we re-ran an LGBT timeline that we originally ran in 2002. A lot has happended since then, so we have added to that timeline with this one and we will continue in the next issue as well! Be sure to check out the past issue if you missed that one, and stay tuned for the next one!

2003 The Rawhide Kid, a Marvel comic character since the 1950’s, makes his first appearance in a comic as gay.

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All My Children airs first daytime lesbian kiss

ABC airs the first lesbian kiss on the daytime drama All My Children when Bianca, who was Erica Kane’s daughter, and played by straight ally Eden Riegel, kisses Lena. Bianca’s enemy on the show, Greenlee, would insult her by coining the nickname, “LesBianca.” The Supreme Court strikes down all remaining sodomy laws in Lawrence vs. Texas.

Take Me Out debuts on Broadway. The acclaimed play is about a mixed race closeted professional baseball player and the ramifications – both good and bad – of what happens when he decides to come out of the closet. The play was nominated for 4 Tony Awards and won 3, including Best Play.

Take Me Out starring Daniel Sunjata debuts on Broadway

The United States Census Bureau releases figures showing that 34.3% of lesbian households and 22.3% of gay households are raising children. The report also shows that 99.3% of US counties have households with same-sex couples. 26 Outword Magazine

Wal-Mart Stores adds “sexual orientation” to its corporate nondiscrimination policy. Bravo debuts Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, a reality series where five gay men would help makeover a straight man’s life. The show was a hit and wins an Emmy.

Cast of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (now known simply as Ellen) premieres and quickly becomes a hit. The Massachusetts Supreme Court rules that a ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, making it the first state to determine that.

2004 After the city of San Francisco, under Mayor Gavin Newsom’s order, starts issuing samesex marriage licenses, lesbians Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon get married and, become the first same-sex marriage in the country.

Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon celebrate their wedding

The California Supreme Court orders San Francisco to stop marrying same-sex couples. San Francisco then sues the state of California. Democratic Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm appoints Rudy Sera to be a judge, the first openly gay judge in the state. Professional golfer and Hall of Fame member Rosie Jones comes out as gay.

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2005 California passes AB 205, which extends many rights and responsibilities of marriage to domestic partners.

Showtime debuts The L Word, a scripted series about a group of lesbians living in Los Angeles. It would run for 5 years. New Jersey Democratic Governor James McGreevey admits to having had an affair with a man, making him the first openly gay governor in the country. He announces his resignation at the same time.

James McGreevey

California Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signs a bill that defines what a “hate crime” is and includes coverage for the LGBT community. ESPN hires openly gay African American male reporter LZ Granderson.

The US Golf Association and USA Track & Field adopts the IOC policy governing the participation of transsexual athletes in their events. The American Psychiatric Association votes at its annual convention to support government-recognized marriages between same-sex partners. Sheryl Swoopes

Sheryl Swoopes, WNBA three times MVP, WNBA and Olympic champion, comes out as a lesbian in ESPN, the magazine.

In a 5-2 vote, the California Supreme Court voids the nearly 4,000 same-sex marriages that were performed in San Francisco.

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Tennis legend Martina Navratilova becomes a spokesperson for Olivia, a lesbian travel and vacation company. Navratilova says this is the first time she’s gotten an endorsement because she’s a lesbian. The California Legislature passes a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, becoming the first state to do so without judicial prompting. However, Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger then vetoes the bill. In State v. Limon, the Kansas Supreme Court strikes down a clause of the “Romeo and Juliet” law that punished underage sex more severely if it involved homosexual acts.

Brokeback Mountain is released. It’s a major motion picture about a romance between two male cowboys, starring straight actors Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

LZ Granderson

The proposed “Federal Marriage Amendment” – which limits marriage to one man and one woman – fails to pass in the US House of Representatives by a vote of 227-186.

Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Spain and then Canada. Meanwhile, Uganda and Latvia amend their constitutions to prohibit same-sex marriage.

Kansas voters approve an amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriages and civil unions.

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A group of gay veterans rally in Austin, Texas after Republican Governor Rick Perry comments that gay military veterans should leave the state.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger

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The city council of Washington, D.C. bans gender identity discrimination in the private sector. Amelie Mauresmo

French tennis player Amelie Mauresmo, who came out in 1999, wins the Wimbledon Championships.

At attempt to stage the first-ever gay pride in Moscow, Russia ends with violence and mass arrests.

Brokeback Mountain wins 3 Oscars, but controversially loses Best Picture to Crash. US President George W. Bush renews his call for passage of the Federal Marriage Amendment, which limits marriage to be between one man and one woman. However, this amendment does not pass the Senate.

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The State Supreme Court of Arkansas rules that it is unconstitutional for gays and lesbians to be forbidden from being foster parents. Registered partnerships begin in the Czech Republic, the first nation of the former Communist bloc to sanction same-sex unions.

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Eight states vote on amendments to ban same-sex marriage: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. All of the bans pass, except in Arizona.

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Keelin Godsey comes out as transgender and becomes the first openly transgender student athlete to compete in NCAA sports in the hammer throw.

2007 The Washington state legislature passes same-sex domestic partnership legislation, while New Hampshire passes same-sex civil union legislation. John Amaechi, a former NBA player, comes out as gay. He is the first former NBA player to do that. Jenny Bailey

Jenny Bailey becomes the first transsexual mayor in the UK city of Cambridge, England. She is the second transsexual mayor in the world, the first being Georgina Beyer, who became the mayor of Carterton, New Zealand in 1995. Oregon State University Softball coach, Kirk Walker, comes out publicly as a gay man. Kirk Walker

Same-sex marriage becomes legal in South Africa. Neil Patrick Harris, who plays straight playboy Barney on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother, comes out as gay in early season two of the series. It ran for seven more seasons. Neil Patrick Harris

Spring Awakening, a rock musical by Duncan Sheik about German teens in 1891 who grapple with a variety of issues, including homosexuality is nominated for 11 Tony Awards, winning 8, including Best Musical. Jonathan Groff (Looking, Mindhunter), Lea Michele (Glee) and Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) are all in the original cast.

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2008 Democratic Presidential Candidates

The first ever LGBT issues presidential Democratic debate is hosted by the Logo cable channel. Senators Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Barack Obama, Governor Bill Richardson, former senator Mike Gravel and Representative Dennis Kucinich all participated. Logo also asked the Republican candidates to participate, but they declined.

2008 Domestic partnerships begin in Oregon, after a court decides that it does not conflict with the state’s constitution, which forbids same-sex marriage.

Nicaragua and Panama legalize homosexuality. The California Supreme Court strikes down the state’s ban on same-sex marriages, with marriage being available starting in June.

GLAAD initiates a Sports Media Project and hires the first director, Ted Rybka, to monitor media coverage of LGBTQ issues in sports.

The Maryland Court of Appeals overturns a lower court ruling and rules that its constitution does not require the state to recognize or sanction same-sex marriage.

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The Coquille Indian Tribe in Oregon legalizes same-sex marriage. The state of Oregon does not recognize same-sex marriages, but the tribe is recognized as a sovereign nation, so they are not bound by Oregon’s laws. Ecuador legalizes same-sex civil unions, but at the same time, constitutionally bans marriage and adoption for same-sex couples.

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TV talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres marries actress Portia de Rossi.

Eleven openly gay, lesbian and bisexual Olympians win a total of seven medals at the Bejing games, including a gold medal in diving won by Australian Matthew Mitcham, the only openly gay man competing. Connecticut overturns a state ban on samesex marriages and becomes the third state to allow them, after California and Massachusetts.

The CBS daytime drama As the World Turns airs the first kiss on American daytime TV between two gay male characters, Luke Snyder and Noah Mayer, who are referred to as “Nuke” by fans. Luke Snyder & Noah Mayer

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi

The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit upholds the constitutionality of the US Military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.

California voters ban same-sex marriage with Proposition 8, becoming the first state to do so after marriages had been made legal for samesex couples. The Prop 8 vote won by a 52% to 47% margin.

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2009 Same-sex marriage begins in Norway and Sweden. Argentina and the Phillipines end bans on gays in the military. The California Supreme Court meets in San Francisco to hear arguments on the validity of Proposition 8. Welsh professional rugby player Gareth Thomas comes out while still playing.

2009 The California Supreme Court rules in favor of Prop 8 in a 6-1 vote. However, the marriages that took place in the months before the Prop 8 vote will remain legal and valid.

Television series Glee and Modern Family premiere, both series having multiple gay characters as series regulars. Both are highly rated and win many awards. Glee Actor Chris Colfer

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2010 In court case O’Donnabhain v. Commissioner, the US Tax Court ruled that taxpayers may deduct the medical costs associated with treating gender identity from their federal income taxes.

Fiji becomes the first Pacific island to formally decriminalize homosexuality.

2010 Country singer Chely Wright comes out as a lesbian.

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Same-sex marriage in Iceland becomes legalized, with Prime Minister Johanna Siguroardottir marrying her lesbian partner.

Portugal abolishes the ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood.

Johanna Siguroardottir

Denmark legalizes adoption by same-sex couples. Iowa officials start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The state of Washington passes the “everything but marriage” domestic partnership law. Sherri Murrell, women’s basketball coach at Portland State University becomes the first publicly out lesbian coach in NCAA Division 1 basketball.

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President Barack Obama signs the Matthew Shepard Act, which expands federal hate-crime law to include crimes motivated by a victim’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability, the first US federal law to extend legal protections to transgender persons.

Barack Obama

The film The Kids Are All Right opens, featuring a lesbian couple, portrayed by Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, who each gave birth to a child by using the same sperm donor, who wants to come into his teenager’s lives. The movie was nominated for 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Democratic President Barack Obama signs the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010” and makes it the law.

Kye Allums is the first openly transgender man to play for a college women’s basketball team at George Washington University. The NCAA rules that Kye is allowed to play on the women’s team as long as she is not taking hormones.

Kye Allums

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Arkansas Proposed Initiative Act No. 1, banning adoption by same-sex couples (but not LGBT individuals) is overturned by the state Supreme Court for violating the Arkansas Constitution of right to privacy.

College freshman at Rutger’s, Tyler Clementi, commits suicide after a tape is released onto social media of him kissing another man. Clementi’s death brought national attention to the issue of cyberbullying and the struggles facing LGBT youth.

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Adoption and Foster Care are Within Reach

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doption and foster care are within your reach; there are children in need of a family like yours. A few years back I was representing my agency at the Sacramento Pride festival. I was there as a recruiter of resource families (state changes led to all families being approved as resource families instead of foster families). I remember vividly that at one point I asked a passerby if they had ever thought about becoming a resource parent and their response was, “No, I didn’t think I was allowed to.”

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This is not an isolated occurrence: decades of systemic oppression have created a belief that members of the LGBTQ+ community are not able or worthy of being resource families. Personal involvement in justice systems and child welfare have also made some members of our community reluctant to get involved in the system as a caregiver, but those experiences are what makes you even better at understanding what a child in care needs. “I was treated just like everyone else. During the process my husband and I even talked about how we were being treated the same as any other family, and that is how it should be.”- James, SSYF Resource Parent. Stanford Sierra Youth & Families (SSFY) is dedicated to ensuring that we honor each family and their unique experiences, and support every need through the pre-approval process, once a child is in your care, and after adoptions have been finalized. We want you to know that your voice is heard and that you are seen, from the moment you come through our doors until the moment your family is fulfilled. Children in foster care should always feel safe to be themselves and you can help with that. “He would only tell people he was bisexual behind closed doors. By the time he moved out he was so comfortable with who he was and would talk about it with pretty much anyone. I think that says a lot

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about the agency and how they approach things.”- James. LGBTQ+ children in foster care spend more time in foster and group homes in comparison to non-LGBTQ+ youth. As families heal, you become a vital part in helping the child become who they are and in helping their parents develop the skills they need to support them. Why should you become a resource parent? Because every child deserves a family that will nurture them, affirm their individuality, and provide loving care. You can be an invaluable part of their journey. “Stanford Sierra Youth & Families isn’t just talk, they give you facts and sciencebased therapy so you know you’re receiving effective quality care.”- Peter, SSYF Resource Parent. With the variety of services we have available, we are wellequipped to support children and families with diverse needs. We provide thorough education to make sure you feel ready to provide care, and will be with you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about how you can become a resource parent. “Just call. Call and get information. It’s the first step.”- James. Contact our Recruitment Specialists: 916.344.0199 or info@youthsolutions.org *Resource parent names connected with quotes have been changed for confidentiality of our families. outwordmagazine.com



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OCTOBER 22 – 25 While we don’t know what tomorrow will bring, we do know that the NorCal AIDS Cycle will be there to support and advocate for essential HIV/AIDS Service Providers. Take a leap of faith and join us in 2020 as we do what we can to better our community. Thank you Lin-Manuel Miranda and cast members from “Hamilton”

That means I can finally retire my lowquality, bootleg DVD copy of the Broadway blockbuster, which was illegally filmed (not by me!) from a NYC theater balcony and then sold online during the height of “Hamilton”-mania in 2015. Even if you have already seen “Hamilton” on tour, you haven’t really seen “Hamilton” until you’ve witnessed Lin-Manuel Miranda and his original Broadway cast, who helped shape the real-life characters they portrayed in the show. Created and composed by Miranda, the show has won 11 Tony Awards as well as the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. The upcoming film version directed by Tommy Kail was shot live in 2016 with that amazing original Broadway cast, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. If you don’t already have a subscription to Disney+, July 3 might be a good time to start your 7-day free trial. Since stay-at-home measures were enacted, I have been taking advantage of a number of free trials, including a very generous entire month of Hulu, home to edgy fare like “The Handmaid’s Tale” starring the wonderful Elisabeth Moss. outwordmagazine.com

I just finished watching all nine episodes of “Mrs. America” on Hulu, and I can’t say enough nice things about this show. A funny and dramatic depiction of the early days of the women’s movement and the fight for the ERA in the ‘70s, “Mrs. America” boasts a superb cast that includes Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Paulson, Uzo Aduba, Tracey Ullman, Margo Martindale, John Slattery, and James Marsden. Free trials of streaming services such as Hulu and Disney+ have saved me from having to submit to the price-gouging happening with a few of the major movie studios – Universal is the worst offender – who are charging $20 for a 48-hour rental (not a purchase, a rental) of mediocre new movies like “The Hunt” and “The High Note.” A low-cost alternative for movie lovers is Tubi, a free streaming service that is celebrating Pride Month with a library of complimentary queer titles that includes such wonderful films as “God’s Own Country,” “Poison,” “Jeffrey,” and many more. For a complete list of Tubi’s free Pride programming, please visit www.tubitv.com June 11, 2020 - June 25, 2020 • No. 650

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“Love, Victor” Debuts on Hulu

By Chris Narloch

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lasses may be cancelled for now (in the real world), but school is back in session thanks to Hulu’s upcoming YA dramedy series “Love, Victor,” set in the world of 2018’s groundbreaking gay film “Love, Simon.”

A still from “Love, Victor” that will be streaming on Hulu.

“Love, Simon” was inspired by Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.” “Love, Victor” follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of selfdiscovery. When facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city and exploring his sexual

orientation all becomes too much for Victor to handle, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school. All ten episodes of “Love, Victor” will be ready to binge on June 19, 2020, only on Hulu. To get a free trial month, visit www. hulu.com

Film Festival Fever Moves Online

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ilm festivals have had to get creative to survive in 2020, and two of Northern California’s finest annual cinematic events are refusing to let the coronavirus cancel their fun. Both Sacramento’s French Film Festival and San Francisco’s Frameline film festival are returning (virtually) this June with exciting new movies. Read on for details. 19th Sacramento French Film Festival Held over 10 days, June 19-28, 2020, Sacramento’s 19th French Film Festival (SFFF) will present approximately 10 new feature films otherwise unavailable in the U.S. that fans will be able to watch on demand, from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Despite physical distancing, SFFF will keep this year’s event festive and convivial with virtual Q&A sessions featuring French guests and film experts. The Festival will also partner with local restaurants. (Each film in the program will have a suggested local restaurant pairing for patrons who care to order food for delivery or curbside pickup that they can enjoy while watching the movie.) For this year’s titles and the complete schedule, please visit www. SacramentoFrenchFilmFestival.org Frameline44 Pride Showcase In celebration of San Francisco Pride Weekend, Frameline announced that it plans outwordmagazine.com

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to host its Frameline44 Pride Showcase June 25-28, 2020. Presented in partnership with the Castro Theatre, this four-day virtual event includes a sneak preview of “Ahead of the Curve,” a new documentary about Franco Stevens, the creator of Curve magazine. Other not-to-be-missed Frameline44 programs include the return of perennial favorite short film programs such as “Fun in Boys Shorts,” “Fun in Girls Shorts,” and “Transtastic.” A special screening of “Ahead of the Curve” will also take place at the West Wind Drive-In Theater in Concord. The full programming lineup will be announced and tickets will be on-sale at www.frameline.org

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Stage Nine Now Offers CleanKey™, A Handy, MustHave Safety Tool to Avoid Touching Public Surfaces

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ow back open for in-store retail business with safety modifications in place, Stage Nine Entertainment, Inc. is the first retailer in Sacramento to offer CleanKey™, a small (about 3.6”) keychain tool made from an inherently antimicrobial copper alloy that is designed to reduce the need to touch potentially contaminated public surfaces. CleanKey™ works as an easy and handy stylus on all touchscreens, door handles, levers, credit card/debit machine buttons, and more.

“We were so excited about this product and contacted the manufacturer when we first heard about it a couple months ago,” said Fred Palmer of Outword Magazine. “It was perfect timing that a local Sacramento store received a supply just last week and provided Outword a sample to try out while we were out and about, running errands, etc. It is simple and easy to use, just pop it in your pocket, along with your hand sanitizer, or if you forgot your hand sanitizer this tool give you some peace of mind. We used it on several retails swing door handles, at the pet food store and at the veterinarian, but these seem to be the only places we have gone to lately. At a price of $24.99 it is a perfect accessory for the new normal, and a great gift idea for your loved ones.”

Perfect for today’s “new normal” environment of heightened safety measures, this innovative must-have device costs $24.99 and is expected to sell out quickly. Stage Nine is one of only three retailers in the greater Sacramento region to order the new product and the first to offer them for purchase in the city of Sacramento. In addition to having an in-store stock, CleanKey™ is available via Stage Nine’s recently launched online storefront complete with hundreds of other unique items from its outwordmagazine.com

five retail concepts, including Stage Nine Entertainment Store, G. Willikers! Toy Emporium, The Vault, Old Fashioned Candy & Confectionery Store, and California Clothiers. Located at 102 K Street along the Old Sacramento Waterfront, Stage Nine Entertainment is currently open for hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. To order online and/or for more information about Stage Nine Entertainment, Inc., please call 916-4473623 or visit www.stagenine.com. June 11, 2020 - June 25, 2020 • No. 650

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Advertiser Directory 2020 CENSUS MY2020CENSUS.GOV

ACCOUNTING/TAX PREP RUSSELL, CPAS Jason Russell, CPA Lic. 99177 Jason@RussellCPAs.com 916-966-9366

ADULT STORES

L’AMOUR SHOPPE 2531 Broadway, 916-736-3467 SUZIES ADULT STORES Multiple locations www.suzies.com/locations.html

ATTORNEY AT LAW FAMILY WEALTH LAW GROUP 916-520-3712 www.familywealthlawgroup.com MELINDA LEVY LAW 916-835-5635 Melinda@MelindaLevyLaw.com

AUTO DEALERS

ELK GROVE SUBARU 8585 Laguna Grove Dr., Elk Grove, 877-360-0259 ElkGroveSubaru.com ELK GROVE DODGE, CHRYSLER, JEEP 8575 Laguna Grove Dr., Elk Grove, 877-399-4262 ElkGroveDodge.com

BANKING GOLDEN PACIFIC BANK 800-582-5503 www.GoldenPacificBank.com

BARS / CLUBS

BADLANDS 2003 K St., 916-441-6823 SacBadlands.com THE DEPOT 2001 K St., Sac, 916-441-6823 TheDepot.net SIDETRAX 2007 K St., 916-441-6823 facebook.com/sidetraxsac

CANNABIS DISPENSARY ABATIN 2100 29th St., Sac., 916-441-7966 www.abatinsacramento.com

CHAMBER OF COMMERCES

CHAMBERS UNITED rapidresponse.metrochamber.org 833-391-1919 SACRAMENTO RAINBOW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 916.266.9630, www.rainbowchamber.com

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

CLEANING SERVICES HOUSE 2 OM 916-833-8510 www.house-2-om.com

COMPUT ER T ECH SUPPORT 3 IN 1 TECH 916-985-6500 www.service@3in1tech

STEELE FINANCIAL PARTNERS Judy Steele, Financial Advisor 916-846-7733 jsteele@1stallied.com

STATE FARM INSURANCE Stephanie Slagel, 916-485-4444 StephanieSlagel.com

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DEMETRE LANDSCAPES 916-648-8455

ASHLEY FURNITURE Multiple locations www.AshleyHomeStore.com

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ENIGMA DESIGN STUDIO 916-612-0035 EnigmaGraphicDesignStudio.com

NICOLA SIMMERSBACH, PsyD 916-952-8594 www.DrNicola.net WEAVE 916-920-2952 (24/7) www.weaveinc.org

HAIR DESIGN

JASON LABARTHE Suite 14, 2580 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite 14, Sac 916-743-8995

DENTISTRY

ERIC GROVE, DDS KENDALL HOMER, DMD 9216 Kiefer Blvd., STE 5 916-363-9171 • grovehomerdentists.com

DESSERTS

DREA’S MOBILE SWEET TREATS dreasmst.wixsite.com/dreasmobilesweets

DINING/BEVERAGES DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO #SupportLocal www.GoDowntownSac.com FAT’S 916-441-7966 www.fatsrestaurants.com

HEARING

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

HEATING & AIR

PERFECTION HOME SYSTEMS 916-481-0658 www.HotCold.com

HEALTH SERVICES CAPITAL CITY AIDS FUND 1912 F Street, 916-448-1110 ONE COMMUNITY HEALTH 1500 21st St., 916-443-3299 onecommunityhealth.com RIVER BEND MEDICAL ASSOC. www.rbmafamilydocs.com

MESA MERCADO 6241 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael 916-283-4081 www.MesaMercado.com LA COSECHA 917 9 St., 916-970-5354 www.LaCosechaSacramento.com

HOUSING (ELDER)

MUTUAL HOUSING Lavender Courtyard www.mutualhousing.com/future-communities/lavendercourtyard/

LUCCA RESTAURANT & BAR 1615 J St., 916-669-5300 www.LuccaRestaurant.com SCOTT’S SEAFOOD - ON THE RIVER 916-379-5959 ScottsSeafoodontheRiver.com

EYEWEAR

STYLEYES 2231 J Street, Ste. 102, Midtown Sacramento 916-448-2220 • www.styleyes.biz

FINANCIAL PLANNING MIDTOWN FINANCIAL Al Roche, 1750 Creekside Dr. Suite 215, 916-447-9220 MidtownFinancial.net CALEY COSS Financial Advisor 916-228-7678 edwardjones.com/caley-coss

HOUSING (NEW) BEAZER HOMES The Cove • Natomas Field 916-426-7530 - The Cove 916-347-7950 - Natomas Field www.beazer.com

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HILLARY GEIGER-SCHMEEL Benefits Advisor, 530-635-3260 hillary_geigerschmeel@us.aflac.com LELAND INSURANCE Bill Skinner, 916-428-1309 bill@lelandins.com PREMIER BENEFIT SOLUTIONS Megan Lawrence, Insurance Broker 9116+803+5857 www.PremierBenefitSolutions.com

LANDSCAPING LIBRARIES

FRIENDS OF THE SAC. PUBLIC LIBRARY 8250 Belvedere, Ste. E, 916-731-8493

MASSAGE

MITCHELL CUSTER Medical and Sports Massage custer_mitchell@yahoo.com

MORTGAGE

JEREMY WILLIAMS Positive Lending 707-592-1732 cell jeremy@mrhomeloans.com

MORTUARY SERVICES

DIGNITY MEMORIAL Fair Oaks 916-927-3137 • DignityMemorial.com/Details

OPTOMETRY

CAMERON YEE, O.D. 6407 Riverside Blvd., 916-395-0673 DrCameronYee@aol.com

PLUMBING

BONNEY PLUMBING HEATING AND AIR 916-246-6785 www.bonney.com

PEST MANAGEMENT EARTH GUARD PEST SERVICES 916-457-7605 contact@earthguardpest.com

PET SITTING/CARE GRATEFUL DOG 430 17th Street, Sacramento 916-446-2501 gratefuldogdaycare.com LUCKY BUDDY PET CARE 916-505-4375 LuckyBuddyPetCare.com

PHARMACY

PUCCI’S PHARMACY 2821 J Street, Sacramento, 916-442-5891 www.puccirx.com

REAL ESTAT E

COLDWELL BANKER Mark T. Peters, 916-341-7794 www.MarkPeters.biz MCMARTIN REALTY Brian McMartin, 916-402-4160 brian@brianmcmartin.com McMartinRealty.com LYON REAL ESTATE Dave Philipp, 916-212-1322 dave@sacmoves.com www.davephilipp.com

THEAT ERS & MOVIES MONDAVI CENTER 1 Shields Ave, Davis, 530-754-5000 www.mondaviarts.org/events

THERAPIST, MARRIAGE FAMILY NICOLA SIMMERSBACH, PsyD 916-952-8594 www.DrNicola.net

VACATION RENTALS

HOUSEBOAT.COM Jones Valley Resort, Silverthorn Resort, Sugarloaf Resort 833-474-2782

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Book Review: “Confessions of a Gay Priest” by Tom Rastrelli

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ou spent days examining your life. Sins: that’s what you were looking for. How had you displeased God? How many lies, covets, dishonors? What have you done since – oh, when was your last confession, anyhow? They say the sacrament is good for your soul, and in “Confessions of a Gay Priest” by Tom Rastrelli, there’s a lot to tell. Though he’d always known that he liked boys, little Tommy Rastrelli pretended the opposite when he was in gradeschool because marriage was what good Catholics did. His family was devout and Rastrelli never questioned God’s love. Not even after, he says, he was repeatedly molested by a doctor in his Iowa hometown. For several reasons, he never told his parents about the abuse, enduring it for years until he’d convinced them that he was too old for a pediatrician. That God hadn’t saved him from a predator made Rastrelli slowly lose his faith and his self-respect. He stopped attending Mass and began questioning the Church’s teachings. But then God called a shocked Tom Rastrelli to the priesthood. It happened while he was at college, and the whole idea quickly consumed him. Gone was the plan to major in theatre; instead, Rastrelli began to explore a world steeped in mystery and ritual, but overlaid with fear. Always believing that testimony against the doctor could save others from the same

Book review by Terri Schlichenmeyer inappropriately, led to believe that celibacy had wiggle-room, plied with alcohol or favors, and left to deal with it alone. He fell in misguided love. And then he fell into a deep depression, with only one real way out... “The Confessions of a Gay Priest” is a hard, hard book to read – it’ll make you squirm, it’ll make your eyebrows raise, you’ll want to toss it on the street and let semis run it over and yet, it’s stay-up-allnight compelling. Beginning with his ordination (so you know-don’t-know the end of the story), author Tom Rastrelli tells a tale that will further shock Catholics already reeling from church-related scandals. This book, however, is not written in the same manner as is a diocesan document: Rastrelli is sometimes extremely graphic, both in the bedroom and in his various emotional states. He doesn’t pull back the curtains on Confessions of a Gay Priest author Tom Rastrelli. PHOTO CREDIT: Frank Miller his experiences, he rips them down and burns them. He used pseudonyms, but tells abuse, Rastrelli took legal action, knowing that scandal could ruin his chance to attend details before softening his harshness with beautiful language, strong faith, and poetic seminary. There were many things undiscussable, in distractions that play with a reader’s fact, and the court case was only half of it. As sympathy. You can’t beat a book like that, though its he progressed in his journey to ordination, the secrets included priestly kisses, caresses, graphic nature needs to again be underscored. For a reader who can endure and soft lies that a “backrub” was just a backrub. At nearly every gathering, Rastrelli a panoply of squirms, “Confessions of a Gay Priest” is worth deep examination. was approached for sex or touched

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have been watching this new, fifth season on Netflix for the past couple of days (I think I am five episodes in..?) and I have to say it is so good having the boys back. Their little, half-season in Japan just wasn’t nearly as satisfying as the rest of the seasons and it is great to see them back in action and doing what they do best. It’s pretty obvious that this gang is very concerned about making everyone feel welcome, but this time around it feels much more natural. Earlier seasons felt like they were going down a checklist of the important, inclusive things they needed to tackle. Tan still has big hair and what look to be wildly expensive clothes. Johnathan is still fluttering everywhere, usually with his belly showing. Karamo is, well, just fine and I love his t-shirts. Antoni seems to have dialed it back from trying to have their “Heroes” make complex, gourmet meals. He is keeping things simple and delicious – and I love that he loves dogs so much! Bobby seems a bit out of place, though. Nothing bad, but he doesn’t seem to get that much screen time, and his designs are a bit brooding, or just good, not stunning. But, I love him regardless. I love all of them. This show is good, simple fun and, like I said before, I’m so glad they are back. I know I will be finished watching all ten episodes way too soon. by Ron Tackitt 42 Outword Magazine

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Since our founding over 30 years ago, our health center has stood for inclusion and equality for everyone. We have always provided care for a diverse and under-served community. We have hired staff representative of the patients we serve. We know the pain and suffering that can result from exclusion and discrimination. We are distressed, angry and afraid for black people in our country who face harm and discrimination simply by going about their everyday lives. We have had enough of racism and the injustices it causes. We have had enough of violence based solely on the color of someone’s skin. We understand and acknowledge the right for people to protest and make their feelings known. We understand the anger and frustration over the lack of progress. Perhaps we have not done enough. I promise to you that we will look to see what we can do within our organization and in the community. Are there disparities in the care we provide? Do our staff and patients feel welcomed and valued? How can we be a safe harbor where all patients are empowered and heal from trauma? What can we do in America’s most diverse city to break down the barriers between people? #BlackLivesMatter This is the time for us to write a new chapter at One Community Health. It is about being OneCommunity. Michelle Monroe Chief Executive Officer One Community Health

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