San Francisco blogger Michael Petrelis recently reminded us that Equality California, one of the state's largest gay rights groups, is still looking for a full-time executive director.
"In the eight-months since [former executive director Roland] Palencia left EQCA," Petrelis opines, "no harm has c ... More >>
And so Equality California leaders came to West Hollywood yesterday, holding one of their town hall meetings to understand if ordinary gays and lesbians in California want to go back to the voting booth with a pro-gay marriage ballot measure in 2012.
There are many critics of such an expens ... More >>
Patrick Range McDonaldEQCA Executive Director Geoff KorsEquality California, the gay rights lobbying group that was featured in a recent L.A. Weekly cover story, made it official yesterday -- a "national search" to find a replacement for outgoing executive director Geoff Kors is underway.
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Gay rights icon Harvey MilkBarely rattled by a national controversy, the Human Rights Campaign, the gay rights lobbying group based in Washington D.C., is starting to move forward with its plan to open a gift shop at the site where gay rights icon Harvey Milk once operated his camera store i ... More >>
EQCA Managing Director Jim CarrollWill officials at Equality California, the powerful gay rights lobbying group, follow through on their promises to conduct an extensive nationwide search and reach out to the gay community as they look for a new executive director?
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Rev. Desmond TutuAIDS Healthcare Foundation president Michael Weinstein isn't the only person slamming President Barack Obama's AIDS strategy, which L.A. Weekly reported last week. Now Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu has spoken out.
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EQCA Executive Director Geoff KorsWith closing arguments for the Proposition 8 federal trial wrapped up, honchos at Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights, who were major players in the disastrous "No on 8" campaign, are touting a so-called "groundbreaking" study on P ... More >>
Over the past few days, gay pundits such as blogger Michael Petrelis and Bay Area Reporter news editor Cynthia Laird have been hammering Courage Campaign's Rick Jacobs for refusing to publicly release polling data for a pro-gay marriage ballot measure, with popular blogger Andy Towle writing that su ... More >>
Gay blogger and activist Michael Petrelis, who's based in San Francisco, received an interesting letter in the mail yesterday. According to the FBI, he can buy Michael Jackson's FBI file, which is a whopping 591 pages, for $49.10.
"There is a duplication fee of ten cents per page," writes FBI secti ... More >>
Late yesterday, gay rights activist and blogger Michael Petrelis accomplished the seemingly impossible--he found and published the 16 "principal officers" of the "No on 8" campaign's executive committee. If you think that kind of information would have been easily available, you are very, very wrong ... More >>
On Saturday, in the Huffington Post, power lesbian and longtime gay rights activist Torie Osborn did something few people in her A-list position have been willing to do: Publicly criticize the "No on 8" campaign. While Osborn doesn't name names, she still takes the "No on 8" campaign to ... More >>
For weeks, activists and political observers in the gay community have been calling for a post-Prop. 8 town hall meeting, where "No on 8" staffers can take, and hopefully answer, tough questions about the Proposition 8 loss. Tonight at 6 p.m., the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center will host a "vi ... More >>