Equality California

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    How Will Obamacare Affect Gays, Sex Workers, and Artists?

    The oft-repeated slur about gays, "You're sick" actually has some truth to it, though not in the way bigots would have us believe. As we talked about a few weeks ago, gay people, in part due to prejudice and stigma, suffer poorer general health compared to their heterosexual counterparts. Not only t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Poll: Californians Are Warming Up to the Idea of Gays Getting Married

    Equality California, an LGBT advocacy group, released a new poll yesterday that will give the gay community something to celebrate this month alongside gay pride: Majority of likely California voters now support same-sex marriage. The poll shows that of the 800 likely voters surveyed in 2013, 55 pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    More Gays Are Raising Kids in Mississippi Than in California

    If you were shocked to learn that Utah is gayer than us,then you will probably feel a little confused, anxious, let down, etc. to learn that the state of Mississippi has more same-sex couple raising kids than any other state in the nation. In other words, they are not fleeing to the states that allo ... More >>

  • News

    October 17, 2012
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    August 9, 2011

    Illegal Immigrant Student Interned At California State Capitol

    The new "coming out." ​Coming out of the closet as gay is so circa 1999. Now it's all about coming out as an illegal immigrant. Everyone is doing it: Fresno State University student body president Pedro Ramirez came out as illegal last year. Last month, former Washington Post reporter Jose Antonio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Gay Couples Can't Get Married ... Still

    Nope​There will be no white weddings for gay couples -- at least not yet. A San Francisco federal court ruled today that same-sex marriages would not be allowed while courts decide whether Proposition 8 -- the state's ban on gay marriage -- is constitutional or not. It's another blow for same-sex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Tom Ammiano Goes After Gay Bullying With New Legislation

    Ammiano ... trying to make it get better for gay teens ​Call it Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's new twist to the "It gets better" campaign. The seasoned pol, who is openly gay, is trying to truly make things better for gay teens with new legislation requiring schools to intervene when kids are bullied. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    New Year Brings Us The Same Ol' Gay Hot Potato: Marriage

    Bring In The Gays​Where did we leave off?  In December, a (sort of) repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell was passed by the Senate and signed by the President. I predicted a long, slow and agonizing death of the policy while John McCain lamented the end of DADT saying that soldiers will lose their l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    What a Week in Gay it Was!

    Photo illustration | Audrey FukumanJudge Vaughn Walker gave Prop. 8 the pimp slap​Seriously, this was one mother fu**ing gay week! Can I hear a what what?You may have heard that Vaughn Walker, the gayest judge in the world -- even gayer than Supreme Court's new softball coach, Justice Elena Ka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    The Week in Gay: Gays Invade San Francisco!

    Adam Hood loves you​What is the best way to kick off San Francisco Pride Weekend? By listening to an ex-gay, ex-San Franciscan who wears an ascot and just loves him some pussy! Adam Hood doesn't want the gays to bring the gangrene into heaven but he does want to bring flavor savers. Imagine hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    The Week in Gay: Prop 8 Trial Slam Dunk! Elton is worse than we thought! San Francisco attacked by bad gay films!

    In the movies​Last night the Frameline34 film festival celebrated opening night with a premiere at the Castro Theater followed by booze and wine and liquor and drinks and dancing out in the avenues. Of course, not all of the films are bad...some of them have promise. Closing night features Jame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Studies: EQCA's plan to repeal Prop 8 will fail

    Has a posse​ Patrick J. Egan Ph.D. released a study Wednesday called "Findings from a Decade of Polling on Ballot Measures Regarding the Legal Status of Same-Sex Couples" that shows how a multi-million dollar campaign to repeal Prop 8 at the ballot box is unnecessary and likely to be unsuccessful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Study: Millions Spent on Campaigns For and Against Gay Marriage Totally Pointless

    ​A New York University professor analyzed dozens of ballot measures concerning gay marriage over the last 20 years and came up with one mighty conclusion in a study released today: expensive campaigns for and against legal recognition of gay couples do jack squat to change voters' opinions.The rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    The Week in Gay: You Call *That* a Repeal of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'?

    You'll still have to stay in the closet for now, sailor​Thursday night the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that claims to repeal the ban on gays serving in the military (Don't Ask Don't Tell). But the details of the bill reveal that the policy is not really repealed and it won't be unt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Nancy Pelosi Pledges Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell by Christmas. Hmmm.

    I can't wait for Christmas. The holiday means nothing to me ordinarily, but this year I'm going to put my stockings on the mantle early. Does anyone know where I can get a blue spruce in May? Speaker Nancy Pelosi was the headlining act last Friday night at the Equality California fund raising e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    The Week in Gay: Celebrate Milk Day By Giving Money to Do-Nothing Politicians

    Which ineffective politician would Harvey donate money to? ​Everybody knows what today is, right? Harvey Milk Day Eve!! Get ready to have trouble falling asleep tonight and prepare for visions of trod-upon dog poop (Harvey's legislative legacy) to be dancing in your head. Speaking of Milk and hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Humphry Slocombe Making Super-Gay Ice Cream for Harvey Milk Day

    Terry Schmitt/ChronicleWill it taste like rainbows?​Equality California is gearing up to host the local festivities for Saturday's first State-recognized Harvey Milk Day, and has asked ice cream kingpins Humphry Slocombe to create a special flavor to honor the late Supervisor and activist. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    San Francisco's Harvey Milk Day Plans Are Pathetic

    Jerry PritikinHarvey Milk stood for ... tricycle races? ​This Saturday, May 22, is the inaugural Harvey Milk Day in the State of California. As you'd expect, there's lots of stuff happening in San Francisco commemorating the gay icon. What you might not expect is how tame San Francisco's event ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Prop. 8 Trial -- Constipated No More

    Justice delayed is justice ... wait, what were we talking about?​Remember the Prop. 8 trial that started in San Francisco in January starring Judge Vaughn Walker (gay) and featuring David Bois (liberal) and Ted Olson (conservative)? The trial that has been on hiatus longer than the presentation of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    The Week in Gay: New Trend in 2010 -- Same-Sex Bedpans!

    Uppity Fag has his eye on the one on the bottom left...​Late yesterday afternoon President Barack Obama signed a mandate that extends hospital visitation rights to same-sex couples in hospitals throughout the country. Whatever. While some may hail this as a victory for gay rights, the bot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Same-Sex Marriage in 2012? That'll Be the Day.

    Sorry, pal. Maybe next year. Or the year after that. Or not. ​Yesterday Restore Equality 2010 announced it was abandoning its efforts to repeal Prop 8 on the November ballot. The not-unforeseen announcement was also posted at a handful of blogs on Monday: Autumn Sandeen reported at Pam's House ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    No Gay Marriage For You in 2010, California

    Maybe it'll be a tastier 2012...​Restore Equality 2010 announced today that it fell short in its effort to gather the 695,000 signatures needed by today to place a same-sex marriage measure on this year's ballot. The organization's chairman, Sean Bohac, attributed the failure to the lack of supp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    ACLU: Keep Your Hands Off Our Prop. 8 E-Mails!

    ​Yesterday, federal judge Vaughn Walker lowered the boom on the ACLU and Equality California, and insisted the organizations turn over their internal e-mails and memos even though they aren't actually part of the ongoing legal challenge to Proposition 8.Today, the ACLU employed the vaunted oh hell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Explained: The Clusterfuck That Lost the Proposition 8 Campaign

    ​During testimony, filings, and deliberations in the Proposition 8 trial, an unasked question reverberated through the federal courthouse in San Francisco: Why, exactly, are we here?A step outside into the reality of still separate and unequal California provided an answer: An inept anti-Prop. 8 c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Prop. 8 Trial Roundup: Gay Couples Don't Want To Be 'Glorified Roommates'

    ​A roundup of the action on Day One of the Proposition 8 trial at San Francisco's Federal Courthouse.The attorney for the Prop. 8 backers argues: "Marriage is essentially the sexual embodiment of the man and the woman who formed the marital union." Did this guy not get the news that marriage is th ... More >>

  • News

    December 9, 2009
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    November 4, 2009

    Maine Setback Won't Deter Californians Seeking Prop. 8 Repeal in 2010 -- Unless it Does

    Bad day for cake yesterday​For those who support same-sex marriage, yesterday's defeat in Maine was both a head-scratcher and a stomach-punch. The "No on 1" campaign was well-run, well-financed, not hamstrung by, say, the mayor of Bangor crowing about "whether you like it or not," and a huge perce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Local Dems' Prop. 8 War Chest Hits $245,000, Still Growing. When Will It Be Spent?

    These lads may have a nice dowry by 2012​Despite a prominent pro-gay-marriage group's suggestion that activists wait until 2012 to try to repeal Proposition 8, San Francisco's Democratic County Central Committee is moving full steam ahead with fund-raising efforts for the campaign. In fact, the DC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Obama Administration Fails In Attempt To Have Its Gay Wedding Cake and Eat It, Too

    But does President Obama 'feel your pain'?​In the gay marriage wars, you can never make everybody happy. But a court filing by the Obama administration today may well piss off everyone.  Social conservatives surely have had their tighty-whiteys worked into a twist by the Department of Justice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Equality California Says Same Sex Marriage Should Wait Until 2012

    You'll need a new cake by 2012...​Equality California announced Wednesday morning it recommends that same-sex marriage advocates wait until the 2012 election to bring the issue back to California voters. Citing the difficulty of changing voters' deeply entrenched views on the subject, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Would Gay Marriage Not Being on the 2010 Ballot Help or Hurt Gavin Newsom? The Answer: Yes.

    Being emotionally charged up can certainly affect how demonstratively one waves his or her placard in a street protest, but it's of less use in the voting booth. No matter how emphatically you punch your ballot, it still only counts for one vote. This appears to be the crux of Equality California's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Should Gay Marriage Supporters Go to The Ballot In 2010 or 2012?

    At this point it seems like a given that California voters will consider the issue of same-sex marriage in the near future. The strategic question being asked by leaders in the gay community is whether an initiative undoing Prop. 8 would have a better chance of passing next year or in three years. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    Town Hall Meeting to Address Prop 8 SNAFU Could Get Ugly

    Almost four months after voters stripped gays of their right to marry in California, a Town Hall-style meeting addressing what went wrong will finally happen. Supervisors Bevan Dufty, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, and Senator Mark Leno will all apparently be there, as will ball-b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008

    Summer of Love Redux Party @ CAV Wine Bar

    CAV Wine Bar & Kitchen (1666 Market at Gough) is celebrating the California Supreme Court ruling that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage by opening for a reception at noon tomorrow (Tuesday, June 17) so all the newlyweds streaming out of nearby City Hall have a friendly place to knock b ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 28, 2005

    Flirting With the Times

    Shaw's Victorian-era comedy speaks to modern gay issues

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