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Vermont’s first lesbian justice sworn into office

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Beth Robinson was sworn into Vermont Supreme Court Tuesday and will serve as the first openly gay justice for the state Supreme Court. Robinson is well-known for her role in passing same-sex marriage rights in the state of Vermont. The landmark case passed in 1999 led to Vermont legislature that would later allow gay and […]

Record number of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV

San Diego Gay News

One in twenty men in the UK were diagnosed with HIV in 2010. These staggering numbers do not account for men who are unaware of their infection. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) in the United Kingdom reports that people living with HIV in the UK reached 91,500 in total, and 3,000 of those individuals were […]

Chaz Bono proposes to girlfriend Jennifer Elia

Transgender news San Diego

Former Dancing With The Stars competitor Chaz Bono surprised his fiancée Jennifer Elia with an engagement ring on her birthday. While the transgender TV star proposed to Elia in 2009, they had since put their plans for marriage on a hiatus, explaining, “We’ve been engaged for two years and we’ve had to put things on […]

Barney Frank announces retirement

San Diego Gay news

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has announced his pending retirement from Congress in wake of his announcement that he will not seek a 17th term. Barney, 71, has been an active liberal Democrat, well-known for his many contributions to fight for LGBT rights. He leaves behind his post citing a “deteriorating political culture and a more […]

Exclusive interview: Gay San Diego couple says United Airlines employee used slur

Billy Canu and his husband, Michael Harbron were flying home after spending Thanksgiving away with friends and relatives. Harbron and Canu, the latter of whom is CEO and cofounder of a successful search engine optimization and Web-marketing firm with offices in San Diego and London, say they got a rude awakening about bigotry, and how […]

Gather round and help our community

Thank you to everyone who attended the San Diego LGBT Weekly 1st anniversary party at the award-winning Busalacchi’s restaurant. It was great to see Mayor Jerry Sanders, Congressman Bob Filner, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Sheriff Bill Gore and so many other VIP’s, businesspeople, community leaders and activists having such a great time. Community members need […]

Sweet Smell of Success

dvr this Inarguably one of the great American films of the 1950s, Sweet Smell of Success is also one of the meanest, with zingers as pointed as anything in the other great 1950s films about the desire for fame, All About Eve and Sunset Boulevard. Burt Lancaster plays the malevolent newspaper columnist J.J. Hunsecker and […]

Townspeople flourishes despite funding challenges

San Diego is missing the most important non-medical component of HIV/AIDS prevention, according to a local housing advocate, and, he says, the result is unnecessary death and illness from the disease. Tom McSorley is director of development at Townspeople, a housing program for the city’s most vulnerable residents – especially for homeless people who are […]

Talmadge’s unique Hollywood history

Talmadge is one of San Diego’s older neighborhoods. It is a beautifully maintained community, just east of Kensington, that was originally developed back in the 1920s. But what you may not know is that Talmadge has a very unique history. Talmadge was named after three sisters, Norma, Constance and Natalie Talmadge, who were all silent […]

Artful romantic comedy despite foolishness

There’s a kind of bait-and-switch going on with the tagline and title of Like Crazy: “I want you – I need you – I love you – I miss you – Like Crazy.” I got the impression, and I think this was the marketer’s goal, that the movie would be about an obsessive love affair […]

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