We’re a little bleary-eyed this morning; call it a hangover from the big weekend.
San Jose Pride was a blast — we sent interns from San Francisco to build support and collect postcards in favor of SB 1172 and they did a great job. The rest of the field staff was out in Boyle Heights having Breakthrough Conversations about marriage.
Then we had the Los Angeles Equality Awards (see some photos here) where we got to hang out with folks like Jane Lynch, Jonathan Capeheart and a (shirtless!) Wilson Cruz. Because we’re great big nerds, it was just as much fun to see people like Assemblymember Betsy Butler and State Senator Ted Lieu. Oh, and Dolores Huerta “just happened” to be wearing her Congressional Medal of Freedom.
We’ve got an exciting week ahead of us too, not least because SB 1172 is likely to be voted on sometime in the next few days: A little background here, and Towleroad has some of the opposition, while The Examiner focuses on the precedent that banning this damaging and deceptive so-called “therapy” could have.
Other briefs: San Francisco approves largest LGBT low-income senior housing in America; Madonna speaks out against homophobia in Russia and is sued by nine homophobes, a Nevada hospital reminds us again why domestic partnerships aren’t the same as the freedom to marry, and MetaFilter covers Baltimore’s FemmeCon.
And for fun, a new season of Husbands is up, about an accidentally-married couple of guys determined to make it work.