Tag Archive for LGBT

GLBT Outrage Over Sean Mill?

Sean H. Mill - Photo: Chris Prevatt/LiberalOC

On Monday night, the so-called Democratic controlled Santa Ana City Council appointed a homophobe with violent tendencies to the Santa Ana Planning Commission. Sean Mill is a known homophobe as demonstrated with these statements over the years, two as letters to the editor and one as a taunt to a person who is HIV positive:…

Speaker John A. Pérez: It Absolutely Gets Better

Asm. Speaker John A. Perez - OCYD Clinton Awards

Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (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.

ECCO Endorsements Released

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.

Help Ensure Prop 8 Trial is Televised

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 broadcast  are on-going. Later this month the long-awaited trial of Proposition 8…

Prop 8′s Frank Schubert supports his sister, but not her right to marry

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…

John A. Pérez To Be Speaker of the California Assembly

Sacramento, CA — John A Pérez 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.