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Airman comes out to his dad on YouTube

On the day the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell finally happened, young airman Randy Phillips came out to his father via telephone broadcasting a webcam of the event on YouTube. The airman who is stationed at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany telephoned his father in Alabama to tell him he was gay. In […]

Judge rules that Prop 8 trial tapes should be made public

San Diego LGBT Weekly

CALIFORNIA – Judge James Ware of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled that the videotapes of the trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Perry v. Brown) should be made public. During last year’s trial, which ended with an historic decision finding California’s constitutional amendment stripping marriage rights from same-sex […]

Chinese TV talent show judge fired for being transgender

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CHINA – A famous Chinese dancer claims she was fired as a judge on a TV talent show because she is transgender. China Daily reported that Jin Xing was contracted to appear on eight episodes of Feitong Fanxiang, a contest for professional singers broadcast on Zhejiang TV. Despite being one of the few transgender women […]

Health minister refuses to lift lifetime gay blood ban in Northern Ireland

UNITED KINGDOM – Following the announcement by U.K. health ministers that the rules allowing gay and bisexual men to donate blood if they refrain from sex for 12 months, would be relaxed, Edwin Poots, Northern Ireland’s health minister, has refused to lift the lifetime ban in Northern Ireland. On Nov. 7 the ban will be […]

Theater experiences that bring a smile to my face

For theatrical events, what a great town we live in. Look at our choices of old favorites and originals here in San Diego and its nearby regions; comedy, drama, Elizabethan, musical, horror, etc. and the quality is top notch. Most from Broadway, but some heading that way! Need I tell you several productions or those […]

Hispanic Heritage Month

Let’s honor our true heroes past and present

Congratulations to the hardworking staff and volunteers of San Diego AIDS Walk & Run. It was another huge success. San Diego’s true GLBT veteran heroes All the local celebrations for the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell were great and very well attended and I, as we all should, salute the organizers and speakers. Thank […]

Foo Fighters hit back at infamous Westboro Baptist

The Foo Fighters found a novel way to get back at the infamous Westboro Baptist Church as they demonstrated and picketed at their recent concert in Kansas City. Before the show the band pulled up in front of the banner-waving protesters on a flatbed truck and performed their song “Keep It Clean (Hot Buns),” especially […]

Jane Lynch comes to La Jolla

The wildly popular comic actress Jane Lynch of Fox TV’s Glee show is appearing Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive for a book signing and discussion. This is sponsored by Warwick’s Books and the La Jolla Playhouse as a ticketed event. For a fee of $30, attendees will receive admission […]

Art happenings around the city

September was designated “Arts Month” in San Diego, but October is National Arts and Humanities Month. That means America’s Finest City gets 61 days of creative events and activities to keep us entertained. Here’s a list of a few things happening around the city in the coming week: Fall for the Arts: Dozens of arts […]

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