Tag Archives: California

Tell CA Gov. Jerry Brown To Sign The Bill To Ban “Ex-Gay” Abuses Of LGBT Children

Sign the petition right now. Brown may get the bill very soon.

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No Charges For Chikin Graffiti Artist

Manny Castro, who was arrested earlier this month for spray-painting the wall of a California Chick-Fil-A franchise, will not face charges. A West Hollywood artist who allegedly painted the words “Tastes like hate” on the side of a Chick-fil-A restaurant because of the company president’s stand against gay marraige won’t be criminally charged by the L.A. County district attorney’s office. ...

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CALIFORNIA: “Ex-Gay” Therapy Ban For Minors Passes In State Assembly

California’s bill to outlaw “ex-gay” therapy for minors was approved by the state Assembly yesterday. The bill has already passed in the state Senate. The 51-21 vote in the Democratic-controlled Assembly marked a major victory for gay rights advocates who say the so-called conversion therapy has no medical basis because homosexuality is not a disorder. Opponents of the practice say ...

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Judge Orders Prop 8 Case Closed

Interesting turn of events reported by Chris Geidner: The trial court judge in California who has taken over hearing the federal court case challenging Proposition 8, the state’s amendment limiting marriages to one man and one woman, ordered the case closed today — which would allow same-sex couples to marry in California. The order comes despite the fact that proponents ...

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CALIFORNIA: San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore “Father Of Prop 8” Cordileone Busted For Drunk Driving

The brand new Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, has been arrested for drunk driving. Cordileone is widely considered the “father of Proposition 8.” Police in San Diego say Bishop Salvatore Cordileone was arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence. Police say it happened in San Diego’s College District just before 12:30 Saturday morning. Bishop Cordileone is currently ...

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CALIFORNIA: Prop 8 Supporter & Anti-Gay Activist Charged With Molesting Boys

Back To Stonewall reports that a donor to Protect Marriage has been charged with multiple counts of molesting boys during outings with his notoriously anti-gay church. A longtime anti-gay activist, California Prop 8 donor, and elementary school teacher was taken into custody on August 17th after admitting inappropriate contact with young boys. Caleb Douglas Hesse, a teacher for the Morongo ...

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October 14th: San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus To Hold “Crescendo” Gala

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus will hold its annual fundraising gala on Sunday, October 14th at the Four Seasons Hotel on Market Street. Crescendo delights with a classic Sunday champagne brunch, silent and live auctions overfilled with faraway exotic destinations, extra special events, wines, distinctive food experiences and rare treats. Guests will the mix and mingle with family, friends ...

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“Ex-Gay” Group PFOX: It’s Fascist To Stop Us From Our Fascist Torture Of Gay Kids

Parent & Friends Of “Ex-Gays” are predictably quivering with anger over California’s proposed bill to ban the torture and brainwashing of LGBT children. PFOX writes to the bill’s main sponsor, CA Sen. Ted Lieu: Sponsoring legislation endorsed by the gay lobby to ensure that children only receive gay-affirming therapy is an act of childhood endangerment and an unconstitutional attempt to ...

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Manny Castro Arrested For Chikin Graffiti

Police in Torrance, California have arrested artist and activist Manny Castro for spray-painting “Tastes Like Hate” on the wall of a local Chick-Fil-A outlet last week. Manuel Castro was taken into custody about 7 p.m. Wednesday on suspicion of vandalism after Torrance police detectives found him in West Hollywood, police said. A news release said detectives are “still actively investigating ...

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Seriously, NBC?

According to NBC Bay Area, the death of a one-time San Francisco mayoral candidate and highly-regarded AIDS activist falls under “Weird News” because he occasionally wore a costume. We’ll have to remember that the next time a famous costumed person dies.

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Sister Boom Boom Dies At 57

Well known Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence member, one-time San Francisco mayoral candidate, and early AIDS activist Jack “Sister Boom Boom” Fertig passed away Sunday night at age of 57. The Sisters send us this remembrance: On August 5, 2012 at 9:30 PM, Sister Boom Boom aka Jack Fertig succumbed to liver cancer in the loving presence of his partner Elias ...

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Petition Of The Day

The petition is here. Video explanation below.

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Chikin Graffiti Artist Comes Forward

The man who spray-painted “Tastes Like Hate” on a California Chick-Fil-A franchise has voluntarily come forward and he is openly gay NYC-trained artist Manny Castro. His online bio reads: After studying at Parsons The New School for Design in New York, Castro launched his fine art career with his first solo show being the main window installations for Saks Fifth ...

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SCOTUS Gets Prop 8 Overturn Appeal

In addition to the DOMA-related cases that landed on the desks of the Supreme Court this month, today they received an appeal on the overturn of Prop 8. Chris Geidner reports: Supporters of California’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying, Proposition 8, have asked the Supreme Court to hear the ongoing challenge to the law in order to reverse ...

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CALIFORNIA: Not One Republican Currently Holds Statewide Office

Republicans are in a dither over the continuing decline of the GOP in California, where Democrats currently hold every statewide office. The New York Times reports: [T]he state party — once a symbol of Republican hope and geographical reach and which gave the nation Ronald Reagan (and Richard M. Nixon) — is caught in a cycle of relentless decline, and ...

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SAN DIEGO: Homocon Mayoral Candidate Carl DeMaio Booed At Pride Parade

(Tipped by JMG reader Syd.)

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CALIFORNIA: Second Attempt To Force Referendum On LGBT History Bill Fails

For the second time, hate groups have failed to raise the required number of petition signatures to force a referendum on California’s SB 48, which requires schools to mention the historical contributions of LGBT persons. Pacific Justice Institute lawyer Kevin Snider said the Stop SB48 campaign did not gather enough signatures by Monday’s deadline to put an initiative on the ...

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SATURDAY: Mooning Amtrak Day

Saturday is the annual Mooning of the Amtrak. Train passengers can expect an eyeful Saturday as bare bottoms converge along the tracks at Camino Capistrano for the annual Mooning of the Amtrak. In recent years, the rowdy atmosphere surrounding the event has quieted down with an increased police presence, parking restrictions and ordinances against urination, defecation and drinking alcohol in ...

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California LGBT Anti-Smoking Ad

It seems like they could have come up with a better phone number than 1-800-No-Butts. (Via Copyranter)

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CALIFORNIA: Christian Group Objects To Gender Training For Foster Parents

“It’s going to continue to confuse children. This is the way the homosexual activists continue to build their numbers — is to get people confused about their gender identity and start acting out. Obviously, people who care about children — Christian couples — they will probably go ahead and go through the training if they’re required to. When they start ...

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