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When We Were Outlaws author to give "Queer Identity" talk downtown Sunday

SAN DIEGO – Jeanne Córdova, author of When We Were Outlaws, will be in San Diego this weekend, giving a lecture of interest to the LGBT community.

Her talk, entitled, "The New Queer Identity," will take place at the San Diego REPertory Theater in the Lyceum space in Horton Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at 6 pm.

It will precede the play, In the Wake, the latest offering from lesbian playwright Lisa Kron, which starts at 7 pm.

BREAKING NEWS: Legislature passes first bill in U.S. to collect vital data on LGBT Californians

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California state Assembly passed the Survey Data Inclusion Act (SB 416) that will require the state to add questions about sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, domestic partnership status and the gender of a spouse as voluntary demographic information collected in two California statewide surveys by 2013.

The bill, authored by Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) and sponsored by Equality California, passed in a 41-22 vote in the Assembly. The state Senate passed the bill 25-14 on June 1. The bill now goes to the Governor's desk.