Assembly Speaker John A. PÃ©rez (D-Los Angeles) released a Youtube video as part of the It Gets Better series created in the wake of national headlines of LGBT kids committing suicide after anti-gay bullying and harassment by their peers. The series was created by columnist Dan Savage, and in it participants are asked to convey to LGBT kids that it gets better by sharing their stories of coming out, their experiences as LGBT youth and adults and the ultimate message that it gets better.
As part of ECCOPAC’s 27th Annual HERO Awards Dinner, ECCOPAC released it’s Endorsement Slate for the 2010 California General Election. Working with community members and activists, ECCOPAC continues a long tradition of endorsing progressive issues and candidates that encourage and support the advancement of LGBTQ Civil Rights.
UPDATE 1.6.10: Per the San Jose Mercury News, “Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker approved court-operated cameras in his courtroom for delayed release on YouTube, but rejected a bid by media organizations to televise the proceedings themselves for live broadcast.” Attempts for live broadcastÂ are on-going. Later this month the long-awaited trial of Proposition 8…
According to the Bay Area Reporter, the lesbian sister of Proposition 8 mastermind Frank Schubert has announced her candidacy for Sacramento County Superior Court judge. Schubert is the President of Orange County’s Schubert Flint Public Affairs. Schubert acknowledges that his sister, Anne Marie Schubert, is part of a registered domestic partnership and is raising two…
The openly gay Latino whom Democrats in Californiaâ€™s Assembly recently selected to be the next speaker is, in the parlance of elected office, a “freshman.” But John A. Perez has a depth of experience and adeptness for exercising power that belie his first-term status.
Sacramento, CA â€” John A PÃ©rez was elected Speaker of the California Assembly today. Late Wednesday his main competitor for the spot Kevin DeLeon, conceded the contest to Perez. Perez was honored in January 2009 for his labor leadership by the Democratic Party of Orange County with the Samuel Gompers Award.
The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has elected the first openly lesbian bishop since the national church lifted a ban that sought to bar gays and lesbians from the church’s highest ordained ministry, the church announced.