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Blast from the Past: Day of Decision Protest 2009 Video

Day of Decision Protest Video – May 26, 2009 – San Francisco, CA

Footage from the May 26 march and rally in San Francisco protesting the California Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Proposition 8.

Transcript:

Black Screen with words: May 26, 2009 San Francisco, CA

[Protestor sign: An injury to One is an injury to All. Fight Bigotry. Overturn 8]

Deaf Parents Support Their Daughter’s Right to Marry

Blast from the Past

On October 29, 2008, Samuel and Patricia Yates’ daughter, Noreen, legally married her same-sex partner, Lisa Marie in San Francisco. This is how they felt about it.

“Yes to Love” – A Mini Documentary

Blast from the Past

October 2008

Deaf Lesbian couple Lisa Marie Wilson and Noreen Yates legally marry in this mini-documentary that was shot on October 29, 2008 in San Francisco. The couple feared their marriage would be declared invalid if Proposition 8 passed in California on November 4th, 2008.

Californians: Vote NO on Prop 35

Californians: Vote NO on Prop 35

“Black Women for Wellness fully understands the devastating impact that human trafficking has on our families and our communities. However proposition 35 is not the answer. This measure seeks to increase sentences for human traffickers and sex offenders, however because of the broad definitions of this law, many young black and brown women and men are at risk for unnecessarily being targeted. How? Because of the loose definitions of trafficking, under this proposition, an 18 year old who take his/her partner out for dinner and a movie and then engages in sex could be seen as a trafficker. In addition, it could punish anyone who associates with minor sex workers, even if their only intent was to buy him/her food or give he/she a ride to the store. Yes the odds of this seem rare, but knowing many communities of color relationships with law enforcement, it’s not much of a reach to imagine a California in which this happen if prop 35 passes. Furthermore, this law punishes all people prosecuted as sex offenders to have their internet usage monitored for life. Yes this even includes the 18 year old we mentioned above. Black Women for Wellness wants to address trafficking, however not at the expensive of young people of color.

West Hollywood: 10th Annual House of Blues GLAD Benefit

Ken Paves (yes, he knows ASL!) invites you to the 10th Annual House of Blues GLAD benefit taking place on September 30, 2012, in West Hollywood, California.  Learn more.

Jac Cook + Denise Madland

Jac Cook and Denise Madland tied the knot on August 17, 2012, at Newcastle Wedding Gardens – Red Horse Barn in Newcastle, CA.

“It was an amazing day!” said Jac. “Having friends and family witness and bless our union made it so powerful.  We feel this marriage is on an even deeper level now. We are so lucky to have found each other and to be sealed for life!” 

Deaf Trans Folks and Allies at the SF Trans March

Deaf Trans Folks and Allies at the SF Trans March

Deaf and hearing trans folks and their allies gathered together at Dolores Park in San Francisco on June 24, 2012, for the annual San Francisco Trans March.  “Trans Generations: Define Your Moment” was this year’s team.

Tonya + Sally

Sally Garza + Tonya Nourse

Happy one year anniversary to Sally and Tonya Nourse-Garza who tied the knot a year ago on June 18th, 2011, at the Cocoanut Grove at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

“We just want to thank our wonderful families and friends for their support and compliments,” Sally told us. “We are very much in love being happy married. We went back to Santa Cruz where we got married for our 1st anniversary together and had a fabulous time. Our three sons, Jacob, Jared are going to be seniors this year, and Noah is going to be in 6th grade. They are doing well and excited to go back to school to see their friends. We are looking forward to spending quality time with our family for the rest of our lives.”