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Bayard Rustin LGBT Political Club to Meet

January 15 in Napa

Secretary of State and Assembly Candidates will address the Solano/Napa based group

Jan 2, 2014

Bayard Rustin Democatic Club

The newly formed Bayard Rustin LGBT Political Club will meet on Wednesday, Jan 15 at the Slack Art Collective, 964 Pearl St., Suite B, in Napa, 7-9 pm for it’s third meeting. Two guest speakers will address the club, candidate for California Secretary of State, Derek Cressman, and candidate for Assembly District 4, Matt Pope.

The Bayard Rustin Political Club met December 19, in Fairfield, and another large showing of people attended to hear guests Sue Englander, and Glendon "Anna Conda" Hyde from the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club speak about their work with the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club in San Francisco. Hyde is the past president of the club. This was the second meeting of the LGBT club which serves Solano and Napa counties.


At the last meeting, the club unanimously endorsed a resolution affirming AB 1266, the Student Success and Opportunity Act which will allow transgender students the freedom to fully participate at school under the gender with which they identify. Marching orders were given to the leadership of Bayard Rustin LGBT Political Club to take the resolution to other governing bodies in Solano and Napa Counties for more endorsements and to form a committee to work on this important issue. People interested in working on supporting transgender kids in schools, by supporting AB 1266, contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . The first meeting of this committee will beWednesday January 8, in Vallejo, to begin discussing strategy. For more information on the issue check out Support All Students at


A committee was also formed to work on the many LGBT political issues impacting Vallejo. Vallejo recently was recently evaluated in HRC’s annual Municipal Equality Index and received a score of 66.  The Vallejo Committee will be tackling how to improve Vallejo’s ranking as well as how to duplicate their efforts in other cities throughout Solano and Napa.

The Club also received an offer by Reverend Bayani of Ascension Church in Vallejo, to allow the club to use a room in the church as their base of operations. For more information on Ascension Church, go to The Bayard Rustin LGBT Political Club is profoundly appreciative of the gesture of support for our community.

anna_conda.jpgClub members Judith Lerner, President Craig Scott, Andy Pembroke, and David Crumrine were also recently featured on OutBeat Radio, on  KRCB-FM, Santa Rosa/Windsor 90.9 & 91.1 FM. The members spoke with host Jeff Basham about the club, it’s progress and challenges for the LGBT community within Solano and Napa counties. Check it out at The link to the audio is on the bottom left of the page.


Upcoming Speakers:
To learn about Derek Cressmen, go to
to learn about Matt Pope and to read his blog on marriage equality, visit





Glendon “Anna Conda” Hyde and Sue Englander from Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club address the Bayard Rustin LGBT Political Club in Fairfield on Dec. 19, 2013 









State Assembly candidate Matt Pope speaks with the attendees at Bayard Rustin club meeting in Fairfield. Pope will address the club at the upcoming Napa meeting on Jan 15  








Judith Lerner, Craig Scott, Andy Pembroke and David Crumrine were interviewed on OutBeat Radio, Santa Rosa/Windsor 90.9 & 91.1 FM. The entire program can be heard at or can be downloaded for free from iTunes.