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All of these rallies are grassroots and local leaders from many organizations are helping to make sure they're lawful and positive.

Remember our goal is peaceful protest – do not be swayed by the “yes” people to engage with them – That is when emotions escalate – we are making our position visible to the masses with each rally.

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    • Friday Stand Up to Youth Suicide - Sacramento Candlelight Vigil

      The vigil was held in conjunction with a nation-wide effort to Stand Up to Youth Suicide.

    • | Take a Stand to Save a Life

      Stand Up to Youth Suicide Rally and March in San Francisco on Friday, Oct 8.

      Take A Stand to Save a Life


    • Either the banning of same-sex marriage will be viewed by this court to be unconstitutional

      and once again it will be legal for same-sex adults to attain a marriage license in the state

      of California,


      The law which had caused so much controversy and millions of dollars on both sides spent to

      repeal or uphold will continue to be the law of the land. One way or another one thing is

      certain, the ruling will be appealed and the case will continue to the Federal Court of

      Appeals before possibly heading the Unites States Supreme Court.

      Planners of the “D-Day” event are encouraged by early indications that the possibility of the

      decision on their side is high. With hope that they are right, plans are being formed to close

      down 20th street between K and L streets, which happens to be the block the Sacramento Gay

      and Lesbian Center is located, for a celebration.

      Watch for information on when the official announcement will be made and show up at 20th and

      K Streets - for a party to celebrate our win and the repeal of Prop 8! If we happen to lose we

      will have a candle light march and vigil at the West Steps of the State Capitol.

      The leadership of Sacramento’s Equality Action NOW, a local, grassroots civil rights organization

      and the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center are planning to respond to whatever ruling Judge

      Vaughn Walker decides in the case. As of this writing there are no indications when the ruling

      will take place. Organizers are preparing for any day or time it could be announced but the

      general thinking is the decision will not be made before this weekend’s San Francisco’s Gay

      Pride events or even prior to July 4th, Independence Day.

      To volunteer email We need DJ's, Entertainers, Bottled Water,

      Soda, balloons and helium, decorations and party hats - and you!

      If you are a LGBTQI group in Sacramento bring your swag and tables to hand out information and

      join the party.

  • Harvey Milk Day Sponsors

    • Thank you to our sponsors! Without their generous contributions and commitment to continuing Harvey's fight for human equality, none of these events would be possible.

      Human Rights Champions
      Badlands / Depot
      Uptown Studios
      Chorus Line
      Outword Magazine
      Equality Advocates
      Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
      Stephan's Auto Haus
      Great America
      California Faith for Equality
      Megan Lawrence
      Sacramento International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (SIGLFF)
      Fairness Supporters
      Sacramento PFLAG
      James Johnson
      Red Bull USA
      Diversity Defenders
      Fred Palmer
      Betty Doty
      Emily Bender & Lauren Wagner
      Ted Ross
      Go Fetch Pet Sitting
      Urban Fitness & Wellness Center
      Diversity Defenders
      Stephanie Baker
      State Farm Insurance
      Sacramento Gay Men's Chorus
      Dr. Cameron Yee
      Uptown Studios Staff (Tina Reynolds, Jade Baranski, Kate Moore, Cris Weber, Jovi Radtke, Anton Weaver)
      Allan Robin
      Vicki Melton-Miller
      Sacramento Area Gay Professionals Social Group
      Friends of Harvey
      Richard A. Hernandez
      Connie Axelrod (Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center, Board Member)
      William G. Otton (Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center)
      Angela Luna & Patty Lanni
      Anne Fenkner
      Michael Dennis & Will Crews
      Wendy Rae Hill
      Petra Lee
      Ken Pierce
      Rusty Nails