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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.

Retaliation Alleged Over “Rent” Flap at CDM High

Well, that didn’t take too long now did it? The Orange County Register on Wednesday published a follow-up report on the aftermath of the failed attempt earlier this year to cancel at the last minute the production of the play “Rent” at Corona del Mar High School. Instructor claims retaliation after ‘Rent’ lawsuit settlement NEWPORT BEACH – A…

Governor Signs Harvey Milk Day and Marriage Recognition Bills

Editor’s Note:  The following was sent in a release from Equality California. We may not agree with much that Gov. Schwarenegger does, but today, we thank him. Sacramento – Today Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law two historic LGBT rights bills – recognizing the contributions of slain civil rights leader Harvey Milk and a bill that…

What Obama May Say Saturday Night

Tomorrow, Saturday, President Obama is planning to speak at the Human Rights Campaign BFD annual dinner/fundraiser. It’s a good sign. Many in the LGBT community are unhappy with his self-proclaimed fierce advocacy on their behalf. One wonders what he might say to the assembled crowd. Well the rumors are forming some substance. Granted, I’m getting…