News roundup

Posted: June 23rd, 2012 | The Gay Blog | No Comments

Kelly Rowland cancels her appearance at this year’s San Diego Pride festival. SD Pride said they will announce a new entertainment line-up on Monday, June 25. Third time’s a charm, it seems, as this isn’t the first time the singer pulled out of a pride festival: Manchester 2009 and Capital Pride 2011.

Assembly Bill 1856 – requiring caretakers to complete 40 hours of training on best practices for providing care of LGBT youth in foster care – scheduled for Assembly Committee on Human Services June 26.

Also from New America Media, a commentary by Marco Antonio Flores on ‘cautious optimism’ for ‘undocu-queer’ youth.

California budget deal sees massive cuts to social programs. San Diego Unified feels it too, anticipates shortening the school year among other cuts. They’re also looking to sell off some property, including an $11-million location two blocks from Mission Beach. Board Trustee Kevin Beiser is a bit iffy on the idea.

Shunning the commercialism of Pride festivals, a group in San Francisco plans an ‘Occu-Pride‘ alternative.


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