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UK to provide same-sex couples free in vitro fertilization

LONDON – Gay and lesbian couples will be eligible for free fertility treatment on the NHS (National Health Service), the publicly funded healthcare system in the United Kingdom, under controversial new proposals. According to a Sky News report, same-sex couples would be allowed artificial insemination, even if they don’t have a diagnosed fertility problem, according […]

Israeli health minister says surrogates for gays good

JERUSALEM – An Israeli Health Ministry committee has recommended that gay men be allowed to use a surrogate mother to have a child, reports Haaretz. The public committee, which was set up two years ago to examine policies surrounding fertility and birth, concluded its proceedings last week, issuing a report that may transform Israel into […]

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I’m back; thanks for the outpouring of support

It’s true; I’m back after weeks in and out of hospitals; extensive travel; finding out that, after 50 years, some of my plastic surgery is shifting (a story in itself – stay tuned). Still, some days I’m in great shape; and other times I need to use a cane. Well, this golden girl is just […]

John Carter

dvd of the week When you cast someone whose last name is Kitsch in a bound-to-be-cheesy sci-fi action film, you’re begging for a review that says that the movie is “kitschy.” And that would be a perfect description of John Carter, which stars Taylor Kitsch: The film is “a worthless imitation of art of recognized […]

Auntie Mame

dvr this Turner Classic Films, Monday, June 4, 2:30 p.m. At the top of the list of movies every gay man must see, Auntie Mame is one of the camp classics that is deliberately funny, garish and, yes, camp. Based on Patrick Dennis’ semi-autobiographical novel, the movie follows young Patrick as he becomes the ward […]

‘Dirty Blonde:’ When too much is just about right

Try this. Repeat the following sentences after me: “It’s not the men in your life that matter; it’s the life in your men.” Or, “I use to be Snow White, but I drifted.” Or, “Marriage is a fine institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.” Can anyone utter these truisms spoken by the immortal […]

Behind the scenes at FilmOut

The 14th annual FilmOut Film Festival being held at the Birch North Park Theatre, from May 30 through June 3, is the very epitome of celebrating excellence in queer cinema. There are more than 40 features, coupled with short subjects, highlighting a truly diverse look inside our world by a multitude of different eyes and […]

New book brings Hillcrest to life

Look out for a new coffee table book launching this summer that takes a unique view of Hillcrest. Published by En Ville Publishing, Hillcrest 92103 focuses on the people, artists, businesses and special things that make this colorful community tick. The brainchild of publisher Olivier Dalle, Hillcrest 92103 showcases its namesake in a way that […]

BCSD closes its season on a turbulent note

Bach Collegium San Diego (BCSD), San Diego’s only early music ensemble, will close its ninth season with a program of music by two important 16th-century composers, Palestrina and Byrd, reflecting the turbulent years of the Protestant Reformation in Europe. The performances, called Heresy! Greetings from Rome & Canterbury will be Friday, June 1 at 7:30 […]

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