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A.M. Splash: Researchers  –  Occupy Oakland; Foes of LGBT History Law Face Deadline; The Book of Ed Lee; Rain Damages Sonoma County Vineyards

October 11, 2011 | 8:37 am

A.M. Splash: Researchers – Occupy Oakland; Foes of LGBT History Law Face Deadline; The Book of Ed Lee; Rain Damages Sonoma County Vineyards

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Another Occupied City: Oakland (Bay Citizen) Several hundred people crowded into Frank H Ogawa Plaza on Monday to mark the start of Occupy Oakland, an offshoot of the nationwide movement that continues to gather momentum with its denunciation of corporate greed and a U.S. government that faciltates it. Occupy Oakland kicked off with protesters lining […]

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July 22, 2011 | 3:50 pm

Conservative Groups Aim to Derail LGBT History Bill With Referendum

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Conservative groups are aiming to derail the recently signed FAIR Education Act through a referendum, a coalition of organizations has announced. The legislation, SB 48, is also known as the “gay history bill,” and requires school curricula in California to include contributions by gay and lesbian Americans. I talked to Brad Dacus, attorney for and […]

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July 22, 2011 | 10:58 am

Video: Stephen Colbert on California Gay History Bill

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Last night the conservative news commentator Stephen Colbert erupted in outrage on his show over California’s recently passed LGBT history bill. Amidst the vitriol, he takes a little time to educate us through his own primer on gay history, including the 1970s period, during which “gay made a comeback when Paul Lynde was given the […]

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Explaining the FAIR Education Act, AKA the LGBT History Bill

July 8, 2011 | 8:52 am

Explaining the FAIR Education Act, AKA the LGBT History Bill

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On Tuesday the Assembly passed the FAIR Education Act, which would require school curricula in California to include contributions by gay and lesbian Americans. The bill, which you can read here, was sponsored by Bay Area State Senator Mark Leno and is now waiting to be signed — or not — by Governor Jerry Brown. […]

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