Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Napa LGBTQ Community Forum, October 11th

Napa LGBTQ Community Forum
Tuesday evening, October 11, 2011, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
McPherson Elem. School’s Multiuse Room

2670 Yajome Street, Napa


We need your voice! For the first time ever, LGBTQ people (and straight allies) from across ages, races, identities and the length of the Napa Valley will gather together for an important conversation and sharing of our experiences of living as LGBTQ in the Napa Valley--that will ultimately guide the direction of our work in support of our Valley's LGBTQ people. Have thoughts or ideas on what Napa is doing well or could to improve the safety and well being for LGBTQ people? Who will make sure your voice is included if not you?

Bringing together lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning people & straight allies:

Across ages, races & identities, from all nooks & crannies of the Napa Valley answer the question, How do we create a healthier Napa Valley that is more inclusive, welcoming & safer for all of us?
For more info, please contact Ian Stanley, Program Director: 707-251-9432 or
To learn more about the Napa County LGBTQ PEI Project, visit our website.
Safe Space & Hate Free Zone: Please attend even if you’re not “out”. All our voices are needed!
Co-sponsored by On The Move and Spectrum LGBT Center of the North Bay with funding from the Napa County Mental Health Division's Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Component.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Statement by the President on the Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell


Office of the Press Secretary


September 20, 2011

Today, the discriminatory law known as ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ is finally and formally repealed. As of today, patriotic Americans in uniform will no longer have to lie about who they are in order to serve the country they love. As of today, our armed forces will no longer lose the extraordinary skills and combat experience of so many gay and lesbian service members. And today, as Commander in Chief, I want those who were discharged under this law to know that your country deeply values your service.

I was proud to sign the Repeal Act into law last December because I knew that it would enhance our national security, increase our military readiness, and bring us closer to the principles of equality and fairness that define us as Americans. Today’s achievement is a tribute to all the patriots who fought and marched for change; to Members of Congress, from both parties, who voted for repeal; to our civilian and military leaders who ensured a smooth transition; and to the professionalism of our men and women in uniform who showed that they were ready to move forward together, as one team, to meet the missions we ask of them.

For more than two centuries, we have worked to extend America’s promise to all our citizens. Our armed forces have been both a mirror and a catalyst of that progress, and our troops, including gays and lesbians, have given their lives to defend the freedoms and liberties that we cherish as Americans. Today, every American can be proud that we have taken another great step toward keeping our military the finest in the world and toward fulfilling our nation’s founding ideals.

Monday, September 19, 2011

LGBT Meet-Up at Max's Every Sunday, 6-9 PM

The staff at Max's of Corte Madera is warmly reaching out to LGBT people and our community of friends with a weekly "happy hour".

They have a lovely cocktail lounge which is separate from their main dining room. It will be a great venue to listen to the David's ensemble, The Rainbows and Rockets Band, shmooze with locals and enjoy Max's delicious deli foods and drinks.

Max’s Deli Presents:

Meet Me @ Max’s!
60 Madera Blvd., Corte Madera, right off the 101.

Welcoming the LGBT community and friends
Every Sunday 6-9pm
Live music by The Rainbows & Rockets Band

Max’s will contribute 5% of sales to Marin AIDS Project & Spectrum LGBT Center.

See you there!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Kevin Meaney and Sue Murphy at the JCC, 9/17

Saturday Night A-list Stand-up Comedy in Marin with
Kevin Meaney & Sue Murphy >>>The Dating Game

Presented by The Osher Marin JCC & The Other Café Comedy Showcase
Saturday, Sept 17 @ 8pm
SPECTRUM E-LIST MEMBERS: USE THE DISCOUNT CODE:” bigpants” when secure your ADVANCE tickets and receive the members’ discount when purchasing tickets
Two headliners in one night
This showcase brings two San Francisco A-List Comedy minds back to the Bay Area for One Night only. Plus a hilarious comedy club version of The Dating Game, hosted by Kevin and Sue
For those familiar with the SF comedy scene you know these two comedians are among the most beloved comedic minds in SF comedy history. If you have never seen them work, don’t miss this rare chance and if you have – you know that no two shows are ever the same with these two.
Since leaving SF, KEVIN has been one of the country's most popular standup comedians and has headlined clubs and theaters throughout the country, starred in the CBS sitcom Uncle Buck, and on Broadway in Hairspray.
SUE has won 2 Emmys for her work writing and producing the Ellen Degeneres Show and has performed on numerous national television shows including her own half-hour special Comedy Central Presents Sue Murphy, and is currently the Co-Executive Producer on the hit nightly show on E! Network Chelsea Lately.  Both artists have made numerous appearances on David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Limited RESERVED table seating available
Advance: $30 OMJCC/Other Café Members* / $35 public
Day of:  $40
GENERAL admission
Advance: $20 OMJCC/Other Café Members/ $25 public
Day of: $30