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Carrie Preston: She works hard for the money

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True Blood actress Carrie Preston, who plays waitress Arlene Fowler on HBO’s hit series, is enjoying her third time in the catbird’s seat, serving as director on That’s What She Said. The cinematic lovechild, whose movie screens at FilmOut Saturday evening at 7 p.m., was most definitely a labor of love, as she explained to […]

Dharun Ravi accepts jail term in gay webcam suicide case

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Dharun Ravi will accept his jail sentence despite previous reports that he and his legal team would seek an appeal in last Monday’s court ruling. The former Rutgers student was sentenced to a 30-day jail term including 3 years’ probation after being found guilty of contributing to his gay roommate’s suicide. Ravi, 20, issued the […]

Ed. Secretary adds weight to anti-bullying movement

Two pending congressional anti-bullying bills – the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Non-Discrimination Act – which were both endorsed by President Barack Obama earlier this year, are now also being publicly supported by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. “Bullying can no longer be seen as a normal rite of passage,” Duncan said in […]

Romney makes Memorial Day appearance with McCain in San Diego

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain both made appearances in San Diego, Memorial Day. 10 News reported that they attended a tribute at the Veterans Museum. Speaking at the event, Romney warned of threats from around the world and said that to follow the course of Europe and shrink the military to […]

It’s Mayor Nicole Murray Ramirez of La Villita, Texas

San Diego-based national gay Latino activist Nicole M. Ramirez’s longstanding relationship with Texas just got a little closer as the mayor of San Antonio has named Ramirez mayor of city-within-a-city, La Villita. La Ciudad de La Villita is considered one of the oldest cities in Texas and the original San Antonio. La Villita has had […]

San Diego Obama Pride launched

LGBT young leaders from across San Diego launched Obama Pride in San Diego with a kick off press conference to discuss the 2012 election and LGBT youth issues in San Diego. Craig Roberts, vice president of Political Action with the San Diego Democrats for Equality, Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, president of San Diego Blue Dog Democrats and […]

Calling all artists

Organizers of the Easel Art Fair are calling on all San Diego artists to register for this upcoming exhibition. The exhibition, located at White Box Contemporary, 1040 Seventh Ave. in San Diego, will run from Aug. 27 through Sept. 1. Registration fee is $100 and all proceeds will benefit the Artist in Residence project. For […]

Pastor’s anti-gay rant goes viral, condemned widely

MAIDEN, N.C. (CNN) – Just about everyone here is talking about the local pastor who made national headlines last week after a video that features him telling congregants how to “get rid of” gays went viral. Neighbors of the Providence Road Baptist Church – where a sign advertises “old time religion” – say Pastor Charles […]

NAACP backs same-sex marriage

BALTIMORE, Md. (CNN) – The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has announced its backing of same-sex marriage, following President Barack Obama’s expressed support for marriage equality. “The mission of the NAACP has always been to ensure political, social and economic equality of all people,” Roslyn M. Brock, chairman of the NAACP’s […]

Obama camp pits president vs. Romney on LGBT rights

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama’s recent decision to support same-sex marriage was the lead selling point against Mitt Romney in the president’s campaign announcement last week of a new drive to court the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender (LGBT) community. “The choice we’re facing as a country and a community could not be clearer,” said Joe Solmonese, a […]

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