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Time to win the battle

The legislation that was introduced yesterday is a crucial and immediate step that is needed to see “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” come to a final end as well as honor service to this great nation. A sad reality is that as we approach the elections in November repeal may become more difficult. The time to act is now.

From the field: LGBT Latino Forum

Last Saturday the Latino Equality Alliance held a Community Forum at the Highland Park Cultural Center to talk about why it is important for all Latinos to be counted in the 2010 Census, especially including LGBT Latinos.

UC Davis community rallies against hate crimes

The UC Davis community is in an uproar this week after homophobic slurs were spray-painted on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center building on campus.

Leaders respond to first gay California assembly speaker

Monday marked a historic milestone as Assemblymember John A. Pérez becomes California’s first openly gay Speaker of the Assembly. Today's California Ripple Effect includes statements from movement leaders Geoff Kors of Equality California, Jarrett Barrios from GLAAD, Rea Carey from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and fellow out Assemblymember Tom Ammiano.

Infantry officer discusses DADT

As a former combat arms commander, I've had to face the DADT issue not just because I am gay - an imutable characteristic that is no more a choice for me than someone could choose their race - but because I've had 4 gay men in my command who I have known to be gay.