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WWE puts anti-bulling message to the test

CONNECTICUT – After wrestler John Cena made a number of televised comments that many viewers considered anti-gay, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has announced its intention to promote anti-bullying messages. After making the formal announcement with Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the WWE was already taking actions by reprimanding one of its announcers. Cena’s […]

Openly gay Republican to run for U.S. president

WASHINGTON D.C. – Fred Karger has announced he is running for the 2012 Republican nomination for president. He is the first openly gay presidential candidate. This is also the first time Karger has run for political office, but he has been a behind-the-scenes player for 35 years – serving as an advisor to Presidents Ford, […]

Appeals court rules against resuming same-sex marriages in California

Chad Griffin CALIFORNIA – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal has declined to lift its stay on an order overturning California’s same-sex marriage ban. The court was asked to allow gay marriages to take place while legal processes continue but did not grant the request from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER). The […]

Third gay man murdered in Edinburgh

SCOTLAND – Police have confirmed that a retired lecturer found dead at his Edinburgh flat was murdered. Roger Gray, a retired lecturer, is the third gay man to have been killed in the Scottish city of Edinburgh in the last month; however, police say there is no evidence to link the deaths. Gray was found […]

UN gay rights resolution signed by 85 countries

GENEVA – More than 80 countries have signed a UN gay rights resolution to end homophobic violence and laws against gay sex. The resolution was presented at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The resolution calls on states to, “Take steps to end acts of violence, criminal sanctions and related human rights violations committed […]

Turning pages

We can all pinpoint certain significant moments or events in our lives. One such for me, and others of you I’m sure, was retirement. Just a year or so ago, I begrudgingly left Japan after 35 years and with it my friends and familiar surroundings, and came to San Diego to test the waters. I […]

Cukes not nukes

In the next few weeks, if not already, we will see the beginning of the cucumber season that will last us through the summer. Being common to almost all Americans, the cucumber probably does not receive the recognition it deserves and falls easily into the background. In this issue, I look at different uses for […]

Taylor Made

City: Top to Bottom

thursday, march 31 Comedy Night Enjoy a night of gut-busting laughs featuring comedians George Perez, Tommy Chunn, Honest Jon and Aida Rodriguez! George Perez is a comedian whose street smarts and charismatic personality poke fun at the harsh, yet hilarious realities of growing up as a Latino in today’s society. George has appeared on numerous […]

Celebrations from coast to coast

Many of us grew up in the 1960-70s with Elizabeth Taylor. She and Joan Rivers were the first and only stars to take a stand to fight AIDS in those early dark, lonely years of the 1980s. We have lost a true goddess … a saint … the last true star of the 21st century. […]

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