The Daily Agenda for Saturday, June 4

Jim Burroway

June 4th, 2011

EQCA Town Hall: Santa Barbara, CA. Equality California will host a “Back to the Ballot?” Town hall meeting in Santa Barbara to discuss whether we should wait for the courts to restore the freedom to marry — a decision which could have a nationwide impact — or whether Californians should try to overturn Prop. 8 through a ballot measure in 2012. The town hall will take place this evening at the Pacific Pride Foundation/LGBT Center, 126 E. Haley Street, Suite A-11, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Pride Celebrations This Weekend: Athens, Greece; Albuquerque (Los Ranchos), NM; Boiling Springs (Spartanburg) SC; Bucharest, Rumania; Buffalo, NY; Cambridge/Kitchner/Waterloo, ON; Columbia, MO; Cork, Ireland; Davenport (Quad Cities) IA; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Ft. Collins, CO; Greensboro, NC; Guerneville, CA; Hampton Roads, VA; Honolulu, HI; Huntington/Charleston, WV; Kalamazoo, MI; Kansas City, MO; Queens, NY; Sacramento, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Spencer, IN; Staten Island, NY and Winnipeg, MB.

Other Celebrations This Weekend: Gay Days, Orlando, FL and Razzle Dazzle Dallas, TX.

AIDS Walk This Weekend: Boston, MA; London, UK; Long Beach, CA, and Syracuse, NY.

TheCall Alaska: Wasilla, AK. Lou Engle’s TheCall wraps up its second and final day in Wasilla because“We believe that Alaska is key for the future of this nation.” The last time Engle put on TheCall was in Uganda last year, in which he lent support to that nation’s Kill-The-Gays effort. Events yesterday and this morning were set aside as “general sessions.” Something called “TheCall Solemn Assembly” begins at 3:00 p.m. and continues for the next seven hours! That’s plenty of time for hilarity to ensue.

Faith and Freedom Conference and Strategy Briefing: Washington, D.C. Put on by Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition, this conference (and strategy briefing!) opens this morning for a two-day confab at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown. The line-up today includes: former Sen. Rick Santorum, former House speaker Newt Gingrich, Sen. Mark Rubio (R-FL), Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), former Secretary of Education Bill Bennett, Southern Baptist Convention’s Richard Land, and Family “Research” Council’s Ken Blackwell. The featured speaker for the evening gala is former Godfather Pizza magnate Herman Cain.

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June 4th, 2011

Bucharest is in Romania, Budapest is in Hungary. Which one is it?

Jim Burroway

June 4th, 2011

It should have been Romania. Sorry for the error.

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