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LA Diocese wants gays to become bishops

The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has joined seven other dioceses in passing a resolution asking the church to let gays and lesbians become bishops.

The vote Friday at the church’s 113th annual Diocesan Convention rejected the Episcopal Church’s de facto moratorium on the election of gay or lesbian bishops.

The resolution will be forwarded for consideration at the July 2009 national convention in Anaheim.

Also at the meeting the LA diocese expressed support for gay marriage with the creation of the “Sacramental Blessing for a Life-long Covenant.”

Written by kickingalion

December 7, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Coverage of Milk Premieres

Access Hollywood’s collection of video clips (includes protestors & vigil) (San Francisco). photo gallery (Los Angeles)

Article:  Stars, No on 8 Supporters Turn Out For SF Milk Premiere.

Video of Sean Penn arriving at LA Milk Premiere.

Written by kickingalion

November 14, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Did You Know?

The Society for Human Rights was established in Chicago, Illinois in 1924, started by Henry Gerber and a group of friends. It was the first known American foundation that was recognized as a gay rights organization, and produced the first American publication for homosexuals, Friendship and Freedom. A few months after being chartered, the police shut them down and arrested all the members.  (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The Mattachine Society

The organization was founded by Harry Hay along with a small group of friends.   The group first met in Los Angeles, on November 11, 1950, but was not incorporated until 1954. Several other related organizations were formed shortly afterward in San Francisco, New York City, Boston, Chicago, Denver, the District of Columbia, and Philadelphia.

The primary goals of the society were to:

  1. Unify homosexuals isolated from their own kind;
  2. Educate homosexuals and heterosexuals toward an ethical homosexual culture paralleling the cultures of the Negro, Mexican and Jewish peoples;
  3. Lead the more socially conscious homosexual to provide leadership to the whole mass of social deviates; and
  4. Assist gays who are victimized daily as a result of oppression.

(courtesy of wikipedia)

LA Gay Rights Protest Site Landmarked

LA gay rights protest site landmarked

Saturday, November 08, 2008

A Los Angeles bar that was the site of watershed gay rights protests in the 1960s has been designated a city landmark.

The City Council voted to name the bar once called the Black Cat a cultural-historic monument Friday, the same day thousands of gay rights advocates protested the Proposition 8 ballot measure defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

Police raided the Silver Lake neighborhood bar that served a largely gay clientele at a celebration early on New Year’s Day of 1967 and arrested 14 patrons and bartenders. In months after the raid, hundreds protested for gay rights in front of the bar, now called Le Barcito.

Landmarking proponent Wes Joe says recognizing the bar reminds people how far gay rights have advanced, despite Proposition 8’s passage.

Courtesy of ABC.

Written by kickingalion

November 9, 2008 at 4:05 pm

AIDS Lifecycle

AIDS Lifecycle

AIDS Lifecycle

Every June 2500 bicyclists ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles (545 miles) to raise money for AIDS prevention and awareness. 

Suport the ALC today!

Written by kickingalion

November 7, 2008 at 10:21 pm