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Star Wars officially LGBT-friendly despite naysayers

Gay & Lesbian News - San Diego

Players of Star Wars: The Old Republic can opt for gay relationships now that the creator of the game, BioWare, has allowed for lesbian, gay, transgender and “interspecies” relationships as part of the game’s plot. While LGBT allies and activists have praised the move, other groups are not as enthusiastic about its same-sex partnerships. Tony […]

Despite FLOTUS guest, no ENDA

WASHINGTON – Two lesbians were among the invitees joining the first lady at the Capitol during the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday. Lorelei Kilker, 31, a chemist from Brighton, Colo., was awarded monetary relief as a result of alleged workplace discrimination after the Obama administration investigated her case, determining it was likely she […]

HRC unveils T-shirt for Valentine’s Day

WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is unveiling a special limited-edition red version of their best-selling Love Conquers Hate T-shirt just in time for Valentine’s Day. Launching the special T-shirt the HRC stated on their Web site, “The season of love is upon us. Whether you are LGBT or a straight supporter, there’s never […]

Cuba to consider legalizing same-sex civil unions

HAVANNA – Cuba’s first daughter has said the country’s lawmakers will consider legalizing same-sex civil unions this year. Pink News.co.uk reported that Mariela Castro, daughter of President Raul Castro and the director of the National Sex Education Centre told Cuba Si that the Cuban justice minister, Maria Esther Reus, announced that “… it is going […]

Amsterdam’s chief rabbi suspended over gay views

AMSTERDAM – Aryeh Ralbag, the chief rabbi of Amsterdam since 2005, has been temporarily relieved of his duties by the board of the Orthodox Jewish community (NIHS) after he signed a document describing homosexuality as an inclination which “can be modified and healed.” The Jerusalem Post reported that the document, titled Declaration On The Torah […]

A charming and satisfying love story

Somewhere, maybe just off to one side, there’s a hole in your heart. It’s not life-threatening. Though you feel like you might, you won’t die from it. It’ll never show up on an X-ray or CT scan. No doctor will ever be able to find the hole in your heart but you know it’s there; […]

Nominees for 23rd annual GLAAD media awards announced

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has announced the nominees for its 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. By recognizing and honoring media for outstanding images of the LGBT community, the GLAAD Media Awards serve as a benchmark for the media industry and complement GLAAD’s work to bring LGBT images and stories to Americans. […]

Action-Thriller Review: Contraband

Contraband, starring producer and Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter, The Departed), is a gritty, balls-to-the-wall, intense, action thriller, that will keep you guessing, and interested, even though there are many holes in the script and too many close calls that are just not plausible. Whalberg plays Chris Farraday, a smuggler turned family man, who […]

Cynthia Nixon clarifies ‘gay is a choice’ comment

San Diego lesbian news

In her interview with the New York Times last week, Cynthia Nixon said that, for her, being gay “is a choice,” but the Sex and the City star is clarifying what she meant in a statement she released to The Advocate after LGBT activists called upon the actress to rescind her comments. “My recent comments […]

Maryland First Lady issues apology for calling gay marriage opponents ‘cowards’

Gay and lesbian news San Diego

Katie O’Malley, wife of Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, says she regrets calling opponents of gay marriage “cowards” in light of the failed marriage equality bill which did not succeed through the state’s legislature last year. O’Malley made the comments Thursday evening in opening statements at the 24th National Conference of LGBT Equality: Creating Change in […]

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