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Congressman David Drier announces retirement

Veteran Congressman David Drier (R-Calif.) representing California’s 26th Congressional District announced Wednesday that he would not seek re-election in November.  Drier’s retirement follows on the heels of a similar announcement from Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) who surprised the Republican Congressional Leadership this week with her announcement to retire from her Senate seat in November. In […]

International protests convene following ‘gay gag bill’ in Russia

Gay news - San Diego

Lawmakers in St. Petersburg adopted a bill Wednesday that would impose fines of up to $16,700 for the “promotion of homosexuality.” The bill, if signed in to law by the City Governor in the next 14 days, will criminalize reading, writing, speaking or reporting on anything related to the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community. […]

59 percent of Californians approve of same-sex marriage

Lesbian News - San Diego

A new Field Poll released Wednesday shows that support for same-sex marriage in California has increased with 59% of residents favoring same-sex unions. The poll showed that the largest increase in approval since 2010 came from middle-aged voters, nonpartisans and Republicans. Other significant gains in support come from Catholics, Latinos and older voters. “This is […]

Delhi court decriminalizes LGB sex

NEW DELHI – A high court in New Delhi, India, delivered an historic judgment to amend a 149-year-old colonial-era law – Section 377 of the IPC – and decriminalize private consensual sex between adults of the same sex. It is the biggest victory yet for LGB rights in India and a major milestone in the […]

Gay couple wins discrimination appeal

LONDON – The Equality and Human Rights Commission has successfully defended an appeal in the Court of Appeal against a ruling in the County Court which found that hotel owners had directly discriminated against a gay couple. Peter and Hazelmary Bull, owners of the Chymorvah Hotel near Penzance, England appealed against the County Court’s decision […]

‘His-Story’ in concert with ‘How I Got That Story’

There is a pocket of art downtown that you might not have heard of. It is located at 930 10th Avenue and is formally called the 10th Avenue Theatre and Arts Centre. I have only been once and I was charmed when I arrived for an art opening last year. In a world of strip […]

Costa Brava: the best kept secret in town … until now

The definition of tapas according to Wikipedia is that they are a wide variety of appetizers or snacks in Spanish cuisine. They have become a popular style of dining and now you see tapas in so many restaurants, not just in Spanish ones. I love the idea of tapas dining. It is great with groups […]

Romney ekes out win in home state

BY THOM SENZEE Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney has pulled off a hard-fought squeaker of a win in the state where he grew up and where his father was once a popular governor. As one pundit put it, “Romney thought he wouldn’t have to spend more than thirty minutes or thirty dollars in Michigan,” but […]

One Million Moms attempt Toys ‘R’ Us boycott over gay Archie comic book sales

gay news - san diego

Despite their failed attempt to dethrone Ellen DeGeneres from her post at JCPenney, the group One Million Moms is at is again — only this time, the group has set their eyes on attacking a cartoon character and its affiliates. Archie Comics and Toys ‘R’ Us are the latest nemeses to make the hit list […]

Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe announces retirement

Gay news - San Diego

Sen. Olympia Snowe Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) announced her retirement Tuesday. During her tenure, Snowe co-sponsored the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and voted for the demise of the military’s discriminatory ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ (DADT) policy. Snowe has been a pivotal Republican voice for LGBT equality during her post as Senator, but her pending retirement […]

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