Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Employment Opportunity
Women's Foundation of California

Job Title: Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Location: San Francisco
Salary: FT Regular

Job Description:
The Executive Assistant to the President and CEO provides general administrative support including scheduling and calendar coordination for the President and CEO to ensure that the Foundation’s goals are achieved. The person in this position is a member of the Administrative Team and works closely with the Management Team and its support staff. The Executive Assistant will schedule appointments and meetings for the President and CEO, organize her incoming and outgoing communication, maintain her files and office systems and assist her with projects and activities as needed while coordinating the activities of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

How to Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Judy Patrick
Interim President and CEO
Women's Foundation of California
340 Pine Street, Suite 302
San Francisco CA 94104

Materials may also be emailed in care of, include "EA Search" in the subject field. No phone calls please. Organization Web Site:

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Employment Opportunity
National Center for Lesbian Rights

Job Title: Legal Assistant
Location: San Francisco
Salary: FT Regular

About Organization:
NCLR is a national legal organization with a primary commitment to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. NCLR's legal and policy victories set important legal precedents that improve the lives of all LGBT people. Our community and public education broadens public support for LGBT civil rights. Our free legal assistance empowers individuals to assert their own legal rights. NCLR’s work focuses on the following program areas: Family (including Marriage Equality), Youth, Immigration, Elder, Transgender, and Sports Law. For more information about NCLR, visit

Job Description:
The National Center for Lesbian Rights seeks a highly skilled, enthusiastic, articulate and motivated individual for a full-time legal assistant position in our San Francisco office. The legal assistant will work closely with attorneys and law clerks.

The legal assistant’s duties will include:
_ Assisting senior legal assistant with maintenance of the litigation docket;
_ Maintaining case files in paper and electronic form;
_ Organizing the law clerk hiring process;
_ Editing and formatting pleadings;
_ Cite-checking briefs;
_ Assisting with court filings, including compliance with court rules;
_ Copying;
_ Maintaining legal web content; and
_ Updating NCLR publications.

The ideal candidate will have the following experience and qualifications:
_ Minimum education: Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university;
_ Very strong technology skills. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access, including maintenance of Access databases. Experience with ProLaw and Word Perfect strongly preferred; and
_ Excellent research and writing skills.

Personal Qualities:
The ideal candidate will be:
_ Committed to social justice and enthusiastic about NCLR_s mission and programs;
_ Well-organized, able to multi-task, a fast learner, and detail-oriented;
_ Able to take initiative and to work well under pressure to meet deadlines;
_ Flexible and able to function independently and as a member of a team;
_ Willing to work late hours when necessary; and
_ Able to interact well with clients, co-counsel, and outside callers.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience within the guidelines of NCLR's scale. Benefits are highly competitive.

How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until June 19, 2007. To apply for the position, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Shannon Minter
Legal Director
National Center for Lesbian Rights
870 Market Street, Suite 370
San Francisco, CA 94102
Fax: (415) 392-8442

No telephone calls please.
The National Center for Lesbian Rights is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, people of color, LGBT persons, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

This week's Bay Area Reporter is on newstands!

This week in the Bay Area Reporter I covered trans discrimination at a leather club: “Chicago SM club under fire for anti-trans policy”; I covered the settlement of the case I previously wrote about: “Gay couple settles adoption bias case”; I covered another installment in the only suspect in the Castro Halloween shooting: “DA adds another gun charge in Halloween case”; I reported on the decrease in violence against the LGBT community: “Reported violence against LGBT community decreases”; and another installment in MCC-SF’s story, the church is moving in a brighter direction: “MCC-SF finds new interim home.”

For more news and entertainment visit the Bay Area Reporter online or pick up an issue at your local independent or queer bookstore.

Friday, May 18, 2007

This week's Bay Area Reporter is on newstands!

This week in the Bay Area Reporter I covered controversy over UCSF and two trans projects: “UCSF gives up nearly $1M in trans funding”; and I reviewed 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother: “The wonderful world of motherhood.”

For more news and entertainment visit the Bay Area Reporter online or pick up an issue at your local independent or queer bookstore.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Bi Camp 2007 - Registration Info

On-line registration will open around June 1 at and will close on July 5.

Registration for camp is $60. Or attend camp at a discounted rate or free! If you volunteer to work up to 1-3 hours at camp, you will earn a discounted rate or 4 hours will earn you a free registration to this year's camp. More information will be available during registration. Register early to get the volunteer option you desire the most.

Camp will be held from Thursday, July 12 through Sunday, July 15.

The location of camp is near Northampton, MA (Lesbianville USA). Campers must provide their own tent, food, and transportation (sharing is encouraged). BiCamp includes showers and flush toilets. And we have the space all to ourselves! Basically, what you get is a place to pitch your tent, a fire pit, fresh water, beautiful wilderness, and the company of a few dozen bisexual and bi-friendly people for a fun summer weekend. Clothing-optional swimming is just a short walk through the woods.

BiCamp is open to all bisexuals and friends at least 18 years of age (or accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Saturday, May 12, 2007

This week's Bay Area Reporter is on newstands!

This week in the
Bay Area Reporter I covered the joys and trials of lesbian moms: “Lesbian moms face challenges amid joys of parenthood”; and I covered the proposed Calirfornia anti-marriage and domestic partnership initiative: “Anti-gay groups looking at 2008 ballots.”

For more news and entertainment visit the
Bay Area Reporter online or pick up an issue at your local independent or queer bookstore.
Big Bi Book Weekend! in New York City

Main Event!

Bi Lines: A Celebration of Bisexual Writing in Reading, Music and Culture

Authors of the bisexual books that took top honors at this year's Lammy awards, will read from their works. They will be joined by other published Bi Writers Association authors and musical performers in a celebration of bi writing. Your chance to meet bi authors from all over the country! Co-sponsored by The LGBT Community Center, Lambda Literary Foundation, BiNetUSA, The Bi Writers Association, Billy's Bakery and The Dish Restaurant-Chelsea.


Mike Szymanski and Nicole Kristal The Bisexual's Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips, and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways; Pete Chvany Bi Men: Coming Out Every Which Way; Ron Suresha Bi Guys: Firsthand Fiction for Bisexual Men and Their Admirers; Clarence Nero Three Sides to Every Story; Rachel Kramer Bussel Glamour Girls; Wayne Bryant Bi Men: Coming Out Every Which Way; Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio Eros: A Journey of Multiple Loves; William E. Burleson Bi America: Myths, Truths, and Struggles of an Invisible Community; and Ann Herendeen Phyllida and the Brotherhood of Philander: A Bisexual Regency Romance; Michael McColly The After-Death Room: Journey into Spiritual Activism.

Musical Performers: Rorie Kelly, Louisa Light, Skylar, Abby Smith

Date: Friday June 1st, 6-9PM
Location: NYC LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th Street, 7-8 Aves
Admission: Free
6-7 Reception: Beverage Bargains! Tasty Snacks on Sale! Cultured Conversation!
7-9 Bi Culture Extravaganza!
Raffle, auction and food sales benefiting the Bi Writers Association.

Big Bi Book Weekend

Thurs, May 31: Lammy Awards

Friday, June 1: Bi Lines: A Celebration of Bisexual Writing

Saturday, June 2: Free Day to Explore NYC

Sunday, June 3: Bi Perspectives

Lammy Awards

This is the first year we have a bisexual book award and we're ready to rock. Dont forget to "Scream real loud!" when the winner is announced. This is Lambda Literary Foundation's fundraising event of the year. For info and hotels see Lambda's website:

Free Day to Explore NYC

People will be hooking up and making plans at Bi Lines on Friday. Buy a copy of Time Out NY on Thursday or Friday or pick up a Pride Guide at the LGBT Center and you'll have a panoply of NYC events at your fingertips to suggest for outings.

Bi Perspective

Discussion on Bisexuality in Literature and Film.

3-4:30 PM at the LGBT Center followed by snacks at a local restaurant.

There has been a bi discussion group on Sundays at the LGBT Center since the mid 80's ...more than 20 years. Become part of history and join us.
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Invites Entries for the Writers Fund

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation's Lesbian Writers Fund seeks to support the work of emerging lesbian poets and fiction writers within the United States.

To be eligible for an award, applicants must be a lesbian-identified writer of poetry and/or fiction who resides in the U.S. Applicants should have published at least one piece of writing (in any genre) in a newspaper, magazine, journal, anthology, or professional Web publication; and should have not published more than one book, including a chapbook, in any subject or genre with a publisher. The submission must be a poetry or fiction sample in English that includes some lesbian content (e.g., lesbian desire, identity, and/or perspective).

First-place awardees and two runners-up in the poetry and fiction categories will receive cash awards ($10,000 for the awardee and $1,500 for runners-up). With support from Skip’s Sappho Fund, at least one grant will be awarded to a lesbian writer who is based west of the Mississippi.

Visit for complete program requirements.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Berkeley City Council Votes for Transgender Equality
Council’s measure is first step towards eliminating discriminatory health insurance exclusions for city employees and retirees

May 8, 2007 San Francisco, CA – Last night the Berkeley City Council took an important step forward in improving the work environment for all city employees and retirees. By a unanimous vote, the Council directed Berkeley’s City Manager, Phil Kamlarz, to create a proposal for removing exclusions in their current health plan that deny coverage for medically necessary, transition related procedures. The motion, sponsored by Council members Kriss Worthington and Darryl Moore, could lead to changes that will make Berkeley a more competitive employer that better takes care of the health of all its employees.

“This vote makes me very proud of my hometown,” said TLC attorney and Berkeley-native, Ben Lunine. “The Council’s vote increases Berkeley’s reputation as a city and an employer that values inclusivity and equality. And, if improvements to the health plan follow, Berkeley will be a more attractive employer in the competitive Bay Area job market.”

Last night’s motion began as the idea of Berkeley city employee Lynn Riordan. “I was motivated by my desire to make sure that everyone who comes to work for this great city is treated fairly and equally,” said Riordan. “It feels wonderful to have an idea for lessening discrimination and to get so much support in making that idea a reality. After last night, we’re halfway there and I look forward to Mr. Kamlarz’s report in a month.”

“Creating health care equality is good for business,” said TLC Director Christopher Daley. “Other government employers and top corporations have found this to be true over the last decade. As Berkeley moves toward joining their ranks, they are proving themselves to be an employer who invests in the long-term health and vitality of the people who make the city such a great place to live.”

Transgender Law Center ( TLC is a civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities through direct legal services, education, community organizing, and policy and media advocacy. TLC receives support from the California Endowment, the California Wellness Foundation, and the Liberty Hill Foundation, among others, to increase access to health care throughout California.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Employment Announcement

Job Title: Executive director
Organization: National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association
Location: Washington D.C.
FT Regular

Job Description:
National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) is seeking an experienced executive director to take the helm of this thriving, Washington, DC-based, national organization and to lead it successfully through a period of dynamic changes in the news industry.

Founded in 1990, NLGJA is committed to working with industry leaders and professional associations within the news industry for fair, accurate and comprehensive coverage of the gay community, and ensuring equal benefits and workplace conditions for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) journalists. The association has 1,300 members in 25 chapters throughout the U.S.A. Its expanding initiatives include on-site newsroom seminars and diversity workshops, a high visibility national convention and regional programming, a quarterly newsletter and a close working partnership with other industry organizations.

NLGJA is governed by a 23-person elected board of directors. Current staffing includes a full-time staff of six and one intern (seasonal). The organization_s current budget is about $1 million. More information on NLGJA may be found at: A detailed position profile is available at:

Ideal candidates will share NLGJA_s goals of accurate coverage and workplace equity and will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to the organization, including:

· Experience in management, staff supervision/development, program development and fundraising;
· Strong fiscal management experience with excellent budgeting and financial reporting skills;
· Strong communications skills with a record of coalition-building success;
· An appreciation for the importance of effective media and public relations in achieving NLGJA_s goals; and
· Familiarity with journalism, and with the LGBT community and its issues are pluses but not required.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The relocation of an exceptional candidate to Washington, DC, is open to discussion.

How to Apply:
To apply: E-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: (e-mail applications are preferred). Inquiries may be addressed to NLGJA Search Committee, c/o TransitionGuides, 1751 Elton Rd, Suite 204, Silver Spring, MD 20903, Voice: (301) 439-6635,
Fax: (301) 439-6638.

NGLJA is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity and national origin, age, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, religious affiliation, etc.

Resume reviews begin immediately.

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

This week's Bay Area Reporter is on newstands!

This week in the Bay Area Reporter I covered 14 new California LGBT bills: “Lawmakers move forward on 14 LGBT bills”; I covered the award for the SFPD Endup anti-gay incident: “Supes approve Marconi settlement”; and I announce more Pride marshals: “More Pride grand marshals named”; and I review Peggy Munson’s book: “On being genderqueer and ill.”

For more news and entertainment visit the Bay Area Reporter online or pick up an issue at your local independent or queer bookstore.