Out & Equal to honor Parker, Welts

Mayor Annise Parker

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates will honor Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Golden State Warriors President Rick Welts at its Leadership Celebration on March 14 in San Francisco.

In October, Out & Equal held its week-long Workplace Summit at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Because of rave reviews, the group plans to return in the next few years. Welts was among the speakers at the Dallas convention.

Now in its fifth year, the Leadership Celebration is a fundraising event that includes a hosted reception and dinner. Parker and Welts will be recognized as role models and inspirations in the movement to achieve equality in the workforce.

To attend the San Francisco event, register online.

The 2012 Workplace Summit will be in Baltimore on from Oct. 29-Nov 1.

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What’s Shakin’ – Siriano at Galleria, Voter turnout continues to lag

Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano

1. As previously reported by Houstini, Project Runway Season 5 winner Christian Siriano’s coming to the Houston Galleria Payless Shoe store today to show off his expanded Payless collection, including an assortment of shoes and handbags. Siriano will be available for photos with his “fierce” -ly loyal fans. The posing and pouting kick off at 5 pm at the Galleria, 5061 Westheimer Road.

2. Voter turnout continues to be paltry. So far 40,189 people have voted, only 71% of the 55,152 who had voted by this point during the 2009 municipal elections.  Early voting continues through November 4.  Election day is Nov 8. A list of all early voting locations and sample ballots  are available at harrisvotes.org.

3. Yesterday Rep. Todd Akin, R – MO, who successfully introduced an amendment to the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act earlier this year which would prohibit same-sex marriages from being performed on U.S. military bases, delivered a letter to the Senate calling on them to pass similar legislation.  The letter was signed by 86 members of the 435 member House, including 7 Texans, all Republicans: Mike Conaway, Francisco Canseco, Louie Gohmert, Ralph Hall, Sam Johnson, Michael McCaul and Randy Nuegebauer.

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San Francisco Marriage Sit-In

Video by JMG reader Sean Chapin. Nice work!

Joe. My. God.

—  David Taffet

News: San Francisco, Mark Wahlberg, Barney Frank, FOX News

 road Bones found in the South Pacific might be those of lost aviator Amelia Earhart.

Swallow  road Ever wonder about some of the strange things people have swallowed? There's now an entire book devoted to the subject.

 road Prince Harry gets honored in Germany.

 road Malaysian politician, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom reacts to a popular Youtube video where a writer from his country talks openly about his own sexuality: For Muslims, we must remember that being gay is against our religious teaching."

 road The Situation has been using an image of a painting of himself on his Facebook page but the artist hasn't asked him to remove it because she feels as if he won't understand copyright laws.

 road Levi Johnston has a girlfriend and Bristol is just fine with it.

Mark  road Mark Wahlberg and his pecs grace the cover of Sports Illustrated.

 road It's not very difficult to spoof the Kardashian sisters.

 road Some San Franciscans want the rainbow flag street banners that have been up in the castro for years removed.

 road In non-news of the day, a study has found that Fox News viewers are the most misinformed consumers of news.

 road Barney Frank tells Maureen Dowd about the possibility of a gay US president: “It’s one thing to have a gay person in the abstract. It’s another to see that person as part of a living, breathing couple. How would a gay presidential candidate have a celebratory kiss with his partner after winning the New Hampshire primary? The sight of two women kissing has not been as distressful to people as the sight of two men kissing.”


Towleroad News #gay

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SAN FRANCISCO: Street Preachers Perform Exorcism On Transgender Woman

Blowing horns and screaming over a public address system, a group of Move Of God street preachers descended on a transgender woman to “lay on hands” and perform an exorcism. They announce on YouTube: “Believed he was a woman for 20 years. In fifteen minutes he is totally set free.” Based on this clip, it appears their hapless victim is either drunk or mentally ill.

Joe. My. God.

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Who Will Run San Francisco?

BEVIN DUFTY X390 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMThirty-two years after the murder of gay San Francisco city supervisor Harvey Milk, will a gay man run the City by the Bay?
Advocate.com: Daily News

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New Ad From NOM Attacks “San Francisco Values” And Judge Walker

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

Still waiting…Live feed from San Francisco

Crowd reaction might be how we figure out what happened:

Live Videos by Ustream




AMERICAblog Gay

—  John Wright

LIVE VIDEO: San Francisco City Hall

UPDATE: As many of you noticed, both the USTREAM and ABC feeds have abruptly switched to an unrelated story. I’m not finding any other embeddable live streams from SF at the moment, dammit all to hell. Stand by.
UPDATE II: The below feed is back, for now.

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

Will San Francisco Be The First City to Recommend Gay Men Use Female Condoms?

I certainly hope so, because it'll be quite some time before India's Spice Up condoms, which come doused with extra lube, reach the States. [SF Weekly]


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