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Transgender Day of Empowerment: April 6

The 9th annual Transgender Day of Empowerment will be held at The Center, Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m. The event is to recognize outstanding individuals from the transgender community and celebrate the joy of being one’s authentic self. For more information, contact Connor Maddocks at cmaddocks@thecentersd.org or 619-692-2077 x109.

Q&A with mayoral candidate, Bob Filner

San Diego LGBT Weekly sat down with the lone Democrat in the race for mayor, Congressman Bob Filner recently to learn more about his views on LGBT issues; his vision for a Mayor Filner administration; and why, until very recently, his campaign seemed set on autopilot. San Diego LGBT Weekly: You’ve been in Congress for […]

THWE announces new concert

The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble’s (THWE) next concert, Music for Winds and Percussion, is Saturday April 14 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave. San Diego at 7pm. This evening of music was written exclusively for wind ensemble and concert bands and includes “Jericho” and “American Salute” by Morton Gould and “Trittico” by Valclav Nelhybel. The […]

Senior Romney advisor: Mitt like an Etch A Sketch

WASHINGTON – A senior advisor to Mitt Romney recently admitted on CNN that Romney’s positions on an array of issues are akin to an Etch A Sketch, and that the beginning of the general election campaign was a clean slate for the candidate. The advisor made the remarks when asked whether Romney had moved too […]

Bullied teen lands job in mayor’s office

PHOENIX – An Arizona high school student, who was bullied, followed home and threatened for being gay, has become the youngest advocate on loan in the Phoenix Mayor’s Office. Caleb Laieski, 17, will work as a youth and diversity liaison, to raise awareness about bullying and diversity and serve as a point of contact for […]

Gay couple ordered to leave Dominica

ROSEAU, Dominica – Two gay men from Palm Springs and Los Angeles have pleaded guilty to the charge of “indecent exposure” after they were spotted having sex on a gay cruise ship by someone on the island of Dominica. John Robert Hart, 41, and 43-year-old Dennis Jay Mayer, passengers on the Atlantis Events-chartered Celebrity Summit […]

‘Tofu is gay meat’ campaign causes a stir

BERLIN – An ad campaign developed in 2009 has come back to haunt the agency that created it. German advertising agency Scholz & Friends, designed the ad, which shows a steak branded with the words ‘Tofu ist schwules fleisch’ (Tofu is gay meat) for restaurant chain, Maredo, but it was never used in public. Der […]

I Am Changing

The Descendants

dvd of the week Alexander Payne won another Oscar for his screenplay to this low-key dramedy about a man dealing with finding out that his comatose wife cheated on him, their problematic children, and a large family squabble about what to do with a huge track of Hawaiian land they inherited. George Clooney is more […]

Some Like It Hot

dvr this Arguably the funniest movie ever made, Billy Wilder’s movie about cross-dressing musicians (Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis) and the most amazing ditz to ever grace the screen (Marilyn Monroe) was shot at San Diego’s Hotel del Coronado and has as many quotable lines as Casablanca, Wizard of Oz and Star Wars combined. On […]

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