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After Dark, May 26, 2011

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Historic Park Manor Suites sold

Shell Vacations has taken ownership of the Park Manor Suites after purchasing the property for $11.5 million. The new owners have confirmed there are no immediate changes, including its LGBT-friendly events. “We are very excited that we purchased it. We are thrilled with the property,” said Karen Buttice, spokeswoman for Shell Vacations. She confirmed there […]

‘A Chorus Line’ – flawed humanity, in all its glory

A Chorus Line, that most iconic of musicals celebrating the Broadway gypsy dancer ethic and detailing the intricate tapestry of emotions, human frailties and theatrical ambitions, opens in San Diego, courtesy of the San Diego Musical Theatre. A Chorus Line presents the quintessential backstage look at the process of musical theater; a snapshot of the […]

Taxpayers Assoc. proposes LGBT-friendly district

Last week, the San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA) presented a citywide map of all nine proposed city council districts, including a version of District 3 that “maintains its extremely strong LGBT community of interest.” Lani Lutar, President and CEO of SDCTA, says the map keeps communities and neighborhoods together while promoting responsive government. “To […]

Principal disciplines students for being gay

FLORIDA – Karlton O. Johnson, principal of Blanche Ely High School in Pompano Beach, Fla. is coming under fire for “outing” a gay student and threatening to suspend her and her gay friend for holding hands on campus. Broward County Commissioner Kristen Jacobs, who represents Pompano Beach, learned of the incident after reading a story […]

LGBT groups urge Orbitz to drop Fox

WASHINGTON, D.C. – LGBT organizations Courage Campaign, GLAAD and Equality Matters have joined Media Matters’ Drop Fox campaign in asking Orbitz to cease sponsoring Fox News due to Fox’s long history of anti-LGBT bigotry. The campaign says that a number of Fox presenters and guests, such as Bill O’Reilly and Governor Mike Huckabee, promote “misinformation, […]

California passes bill strengthening nondiscrimination laws

CALIFORNIA – The California State Assembly has passed the Gender Nondiscrimination Act (AB 887) with bipartisan support by a 54-24 vote. The bill is authored by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and is sponsored by Equality California and the Transgender Law Center. AB 887 will strengthen employment, housing and other civil rights protections for all […]

Peaceful rally interrupted by violence

AUSTRALIA – A peaceful protest by marriage equality advocates in Adelaide, Australia, to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, ended in violence after members of the Adelaide Christian Street Church disrupted the demonstration. The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the scuffle began when a woman was pushed off her wheelchair by a Christian protester. “A […]

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