With the fine assistance of Senior Blogger Tom Janus we have readied our second official link count of the year for Queer Landia. We did some cleaning up a few weeks ago so we lost some ground in the city pages but when you factor in the Links page and Queer page we got a nice bump. And the drum roll please…
One of the oldest more storied bars in Sacramento is having their 500th trivia night this Wednesday at The Depot. If you’re a Capitol Queer and looking for something fun and different to do you should check it out. Click the web flyer to embiggen. If you have a gay event that you’d like posted on the site send it to Mr. Secretary Nathan Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
For all of you who have MLK day off and our home in your pajamas watching the Inauguration festivities. Here are some links to articles submitted by one of our readers.
- European court says religion can’t justify LGBT discrimination
- Italian court says gay parents are as good as straight ones
- Study shows Chinese gay-tolerance over thousands of years
- Priests say gay marriage will lead to discrimination against them
- Anti-gay activist produced child porn of her own daughter
Another smattering of news worthy links from one of our long-time, die-hard readers!
- Cameroon trader stoned to death by lynch mob for gay sex
- Jamaica to introduce law banning LGBT discrimination soon
- Mexico no longer banning gay men from donating blood
- Berlusconi says he supports gay marriage, LGBT groups sceptical
- US pundit compares gay marriage to pedophilia normalisation
As 2012 winds down, you can’t but help reflect on the year and there is so much to be super thankful for and super excited about when it comes to gay right and the noble cause of equality. The Advocate has a GREAT article about 25 heroes that came out in 2012 and I wanted to share it. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, and again…and again: There is no greater activism that does more good than the simple act of coming out. Click the link below to see which of the 25 the Advocate mentioned in my article caught my eye!
Shaun T. (of the DVD workout INSANITY) has just come out and married his long time boyfriend Scott Blokker. We’d like to say a big CONGRATS to the happy couple and say THANK YOU for making everyone’s life easier and better by going public. Coming out is the single most important and powerful act that has the most real and good impact on the cause of gay rights and equality.
National Coming Out Day Weekend
October 13th – 14th, Piedmont Park
Celebrating Equality for All
The United Methodist Church welcomes you!!!
There are actually three UMC congregations that welcome gay and lesbian worshipers in the San Jose and South Bay area. There is in San Jose proper, one in Los Gatos, and one in Cupertino. Click the link below to find out more about each one!
I got this via email from BarackObama.com today and I thought I’d share it with our readers. It’s from Jason Rico, a gay ex-military person, from Obama for America.
As a gay veteran, I had never thought I’d see the day come.
At 12:01 a.m. exactly one year ago today, gay servicemen and women became free to serve openly, thanks to the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT).
My mom raised me to be an honest man with a deep love for my country. When I joined the Navy in 1998, my patriotism came first and my personal life second.
San Francisco State University and the Center For Research & Education on Gender and Sexuality are recruiting gay couples for a paid study examining sex and relationship dynamics. Participating includes completing five surveys over a three-year period. Finishing each survey takes 60-90 minutes. Both partners must participate. Each partner is paid $40 for each visit.
For more info click on the link below…