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San Diego Marines, U.S. Military Prepare to Lift DADT

San Diego LGBT newspaper

At military bases across the nation, servicemen are undergoing special training to prepare for the final end to the 17-year-old “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy against gay and lesbian individuals serving openly in the military. From Washington D.C. to San Diego’s own Camp Pendleton, members of the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force are being […]

Concierge, Atlantis Charter LGBT Cruises on World’s Largest Ship

San Diego LGBT newspaper

This past February, Atlantis Events created the largest gay and lesbian cruise event to date when they chartered one of the world’s biggest cruise ships, the Allure of the Seas, for an LGBT group voyage. Now, based on the popularity of that sold out cruise, another major LGBT travel company Concierge Travel, has planned a […]

Not Quite Sure How to Come Out? Meet PR’s ‘Gay Guru.’

San Diego LGBT newspaper

Howard Bragman grew up “fat and Jewish and gay” (his words) in 1960’s Flint, Michigan – no wonder he felt like “a bit of a Martian.” Fortunately for both Bragman and the many celebrities who now number amongst his clients, the ‘gay guru’ found his niche in the world of PR – and today is […]

Letters to the Editor, April 28

Response to ‘hatchet job’ I have been traveling around southern Mexico the last few weeks and the first thing friends handed me when I returned was a column by Nicole Murray Ramirez in the March edition of the LGBT Weekly. I would like an opportunity to respond to the hatchet job done on my character […]

Medical Marijuana: Good? Bad? You Decide.

  TODD GLORIA San Diego City Councilman, District 3 I support the use of marijuana for medical purposes. As someone who understands the critical importance of this medicine for many people, I felt it necessary to challenge the notion, held by many, that there is no place in our city for medical marijuana consumer cooperatives. […]

Exclusive Interview with David Sedaris: Funny animal

David Sedaris – the acerbic, sardonic and self-deprecating openly-gay humorist/writer – is at his best when life seems at its worst. His awkward foibles and fumbles with family, while employed as a Macy’s Santaland elf, insane neighbors including a Bad Seed-esque little girl and culture shock after moving to Paris with longtime partner Hugh Hamrick […]

Redistricting Task Force seeks community help at May 2 hearing

The Community Leadership Council’s LGBT Redistricting Task Force is working to ensure the survival of an LGBT-friendly district, and is asking the community to make a strong presence at the May 2 public hearing. The San Diego Redistricting Commission is hosting public hearings to gain feedback and input about the redistricting process. A pre-map public […]

Townspeople opens third apartment complex

Townspeople, an organization that helps find housing options for people living with HIV/AIDS, low-income, homelessness and mental illness, has opened 34 new apartments in Normal Heights in an effort to create a community of support. “We want people to come together in a community to be a part of mainstream society again,” said Townspeople Resource […]

San Diego sends unprecedented delegation to California Democratic Party Convention

Led by San Diego County Democratic Party Chairman Jess Durfee, 40 members of the San Diego Democratic Club will attend the California Democratic Party Convention as delegates. That number represents nearly 21 percent of the San Diego County Delegates to this year’s Convention. Most delegates were elected in Assembly District caucuses last January or elected […]

Man pleads guilty to assault of gay candidate

An Imperial Beach man pleaded guilty April 20 to felony battery with serious injury to a gay man who at the time was running for a South Bay school board seat when he was punched and kicked at a fast food restaurant. Andrew Valencia, 30, had to get root canal treatment for displaced teeth and […]

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