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Bonnie Dumanis’ big dilemma

The political landscape in the San Diego mayor’s race has changed dramatically. Recent polls show City Councilman Carl DeMaio and Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher in a virtual dead heat. Republican DeMaio is at 28 percent, with Independent Fletcher close behind at 26 percent, and Democrat Congressman Bob Filner bringing up the flank with 20 percent. Republican […]

EXCLUSIVE: Gay Marine says I do on base; a first

NEW VIDEO FROM LGBT WEEKLY MEDIA PARTNER, CNN Balloons, signs, tears, and joy may not be unusual sights on military bases when family and friends await their returning veteran’s safe return home from a long deployment, but a wedding proposal by a boyfriend to his Marine boyfriend is. That’s what happened Tuesday at Camp Pendleton, […]

Exclusive: Congressman, LGBT leaders press Navy for a ship to be named USS Harvey Milk

Congressman Bob Filner (D-California) has joined with several prominent LGBT civil rights leaders from San Diego and across the country, calling on the US Navy to name “ … the next appropriate ship after Harvey Milk.” The late civil rights icon, Harvey Milk was a Navy veteran who began his service during the Korean War. […]

SDGMC to ‘Sizzle’ at encore fundraiser

The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) will be hosting a fundraiser May 5 at 7p.m., at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park. Encore: Sizzle and Spice, a fundraiser to benefit the growth of SDGMC was inspired by their recent popular show, Olé Olé! Olé! The evening will follow Olé’s Latin culture theme […]

Drama students invited to Old Globe auditions

LGBT parents are among those being urged to encourage their high school-age budding actors to participate in preliminary auditions for the 2012 Globe Honors and The Road to the Jimmy Awards, an annual competition recognizing excellence in high school theater. The event will take place May 5, 6 and 7 at The Old Globe. Presented […]

GSDBA urges voters to say no to Prop. B pension reform

The Greater San Diego Business Association (GSDBA), one of the largest specialty chambers in San Diego County and the second largest lesbian, gay and supportive chamber in the nation, has announced its opposition to Proposition B, which appears on the June ballot in the City of San Diego. In a press release issued Wednesday the […]

Scouts give lesbian mom the boot

BRIDGEPORT, Ohio – Bridgeport resident Jennifer Tyrrell has been told that, because she is gay, she would no longer be able to serve as a den leader of her son’s Cub Scout chapter by the District Councilmember. In response, parents and scouts from Pack 109 held a peaceful protest outside of the local Boy Scouts […]

La. legislation would codify discrimination

BATON ROUGE, La. – Forum For Equality Louisiana and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) are calling on Louisiana state Sen. A.G. Crowe to withdraw SB 217, a discriminatory measure that would force state agencies and local governments to write discrimination into public contracts by limiting protected classes to just race, religion, national ancestry, age, sex, […]

Marriage equality not top concern for voters

WASHINGTON – New data from the Pew Research Center shows marriage equality ranks last among the top concerns of voters ahead of the 2012 elections. Support for LGBT equality is increasing and issues pertaining to the LGBT community are no longer a “wedge” for voters, representing a remarkable turnaround in the last 8 years. The […]

Photographer aims to derail homophobic bill

RALEIGH, N.C. (CNN) – May 8, voters in North Carolina will head to the polls to vote on Amendment 1, a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would define “marriage between one man and one woman” as “the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized.” According to same-sex marriage advocacy group […]

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