Category Archives: Events


17 year old DADT policy repealed. The U.S. Senate approved H.R.2965, the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 in a 65-31 vote.

Guess who’s not too happy.

In a historic vote for gay rights, the Senate agreed on Saturday to do away with the military’s 17-year ban on openly gay troops and sent President Barack Obama legislation to overturn the Clinton-era policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
Obama was expected to sign the bill into law next week, although changes to military policy probably wouldn’t take effect for at least several months. Under the bill, the president and his top military advisers must first certify that lifting the ban won’t hurt troops’ ability to fight. After that, the military would undergo a 60-day wait period.

“… Sen. John McCain, Obama’s GOP rival in 2008, led the opposition. Speaking on the Senate floor minutes before a crucial test vote, the Arizona Republican acknowledged he couldn’t stop the bill. He blamed elite liberals with no military experience for pushing their social agenda on troops during wartime. “They will do what is asked of them,” McCain said of service members. “But don’t think there won’t be a great cost.” ~ AP


Be Bold! Be Red! Stop Violence Against Women

Wear Red on Thursday, October 30th, 2008 in solidarity with the first anniversary of the Be Bold Be Red Campaign

h/t : The Unapologetic Mexican

October is GLBT History Month

Equality Forum is displaying short video highlights of 31 GLBT treasures for the month of October; 31 Days. 31 Icons.

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more about "October is GLBT History Month", posted with vodpod

The 2008 Icons
1. Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon
2. Stephen Sondheim
3. Gianni Versace
4. Sheila Kuehl
5. Tennessee Williams
6. Alice Walker
7. Greg Louganis
8. Bertrand Delanoë
9. Margaret Mead
10. Mark Bingham
11. Cleve Jones
12. Jann Wenner
13. Harvey Fierstein
14. Margarethe Cammermeyer
15. Anthony Romero
16. Melissa Etheridge
17. Gene Robinson
18. John Waters
19. Robert Mapplethorpe
20. Georgina Beyer
21. Tony Kushner
22. Rosie O’Donnell
23. Philip Johnson
24. E. M. Forster
25. Randy Shilts
26. Allen Ginsberg
27. Troy Perry
28. Bill T. Jones
29. Andy Warhol
30. Rachel Carson
31. Michelangelo

September Statewide Conference

dv conference

NOVA Conference

2007 North American Victim Assistance Conference
will be held
July 22 – 27, 2007
At the
Grand Sierra Resort Hotel
Reno, Nevada

The 33rd Annual conference, “Programs & Partnerships: A Winning Combination” will bring together professionals and colleagues from across North America and beyond who will focus on invigorating victim assistance programs and enhancing relationships with traditional and non-traditional partners. The conference will feature multi-level educational workshop opportunities; guest plenary speakers; specialized sessions; an awards luncheon, and a special Victim Memorial Anniversary Banquet.

Conference attendees will have multiple track workshop opportunities to draw from:

Track One: Victim Advocacy Skill Building
Plenary, forum, and 21 workshops session options will provide skills training in counseling, advocacy, law enforcement, restorative justice, public policy, and care for staff and volunteers.

Track Two: Program Design & Management
Plenary, forum, and 14 workshops sessions in management, resource development, and strategic planning skills.

Track Three: Networking & Partnership Development
Plenary, forum, and 20 workshop sessions to facilitate expanding the reach of victim service programs through strategic partnerships on the local, state, national, and international levels.

A very Special Event: The NOVA Board of Directors and Fight Crime: Invest In Kids, Elaine and Gordon Rondeau will host a special memorial banquet for victims and survivors of crime. This 10th annual event will be held on Tuesday evening.

For more information check out their website:
or, to download the conference overview here.

Darn! I Missed it.

zocaloNew York photographer Spencer Tunick, well known for staging photos with hundreds, most often thousands of naked people in public settings, broke his previous record by photographing his largest photo shoot ever this last Sunday in Mexico City. Tunick shot photos of over 18,000 naked Mexicans in The Zócalo, Mexico City’s famous city square, which once was the center of the Aztec Empire.

By breaking his record, Tunick shot over 18,000 naked people all in one place today at his massive nude photo shoot at The Zócalo in Mexico City. Guacamole* has some great photos on Flickr. And here’s the coverage from SF Gate (AP), the LA Times and Reuters.
Puppy Pile Update: Spencer’s lens will shutter next on June 23rd in Amsterdam.

HIV/AIDS Memorial Vigil

AIDS VilgilA candlelight memorial service honoring friends and family infected and affected by HIV/AIDS will be held Saturday, May 12th, 2007, at 6:00 p.m., at First United Methodist Church on First and West Streets in Reno, 209 W. First Street.

Community leaders, interfaith clergy, and concerned community residents will assemble for a celebration of life, to include reflections, expressive arts, and a reading of names followed by candlelight walk along the Truckee River. [KRNV]