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Pride board member responds to complaints about ‘drug message’

The board of directors of San Diego Pride has issued an apology following much adieu by Facebook users and people throughout the San Diego LGBT community, some of whom complained that Pride San Diego was “advocating drug use” because a clothing advertisement placed near the front of this year’s San Diego Pride Souvenir Guide featured […]

To give is divine

What should you do for someone who has forever changed your life in a positive and fundamental way? How would you honor a person who has improved your life on this planet? Would you take that person on a trip of a lifetime? Would you give her or him maid service for a year? Would […]

Q&A with Big Mike: What would your reality show be called?

Q&A WITH BIG MIKE What would you call your reality show?   MICHAEL BREITENSTEIN San Diego Yes, I would be on a reality show. The subject of the show would be My Gay Life.     KIRK HINKLEMAN San Diego Yes, boring-ass suburbia. Straight and married with two children.     BETH GALLAGHER Oceanside I […]

Hillcrest dining institution to close its doors

Two days before its doors close for the last time, Brians’ American Eatery at 1451 Washington Street is as busy as ever. It’s business as usual as the outdoor patio and indoor dining hall, complete with its retro décor, is packed with hungry consumers enjoying their hearty meals. The convenience of a parking lot and […]

YPC to honor Leadership Academy graduates

The Young Professional Council (YPC), a program of The San Diego LGBT Center, will honor the inaugural class of its newly established Leadership Academy at a community champagne brunch, July 1. The Center’s chief executive officer, Dr. Delores Jacobs, congratulated the class in a statement saying, “Congratulations are in order for the 20 incredibly talented […]

Townspeople director accused of mishandling grants

Tom McSorley, former resource development director at Townspeople, a local nonprofit organization aimed at providing housing for San Diego’s most vulnerable families and individuals, is blowing the whistle on what he believes is fraud at the organization. A Web site McSorley has published, jonpderryberry.com, purports to document $200 to $300,000 of funds Derryberry is allegedly […]

New acts join San Diego Pride lineup

San Diego LGBT Pride has announced the addition of Alex Newell, who plays transgender character “Unique/Wade” on the hit show Glee, to its entertainment line-up. Newell will also take part in the Pride parade. Other new entertainment additions to the America’s Pride celebration July 20 – 22 are: Sandra Bernhard, Wynter Gordon, Justin Utley and […]

Contestants sought for Gay Pride San Diego pageant

The organizers of the annual Mr., Ms., and Miss Gay Pride San Diego pageant are seeking contestants for the event, which will be held Sunday, July 7 at Numbers Nightclub, 3811 Park Blvd. in Hillcrest. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Participants will compete in a question and answer category, in hopes of being […]

Spirit of Stonewall Award recipients announced

The 2012 Spirit of Stonewall Award recipients have been announced by San Diego LGBT Pride. Designed to honor local individuals and organizations that have made a positive impact on San Diego’s LGBT community, the 2012 award recipients are: Champion(s) of Pride: Sen. Christine Kehoe and Jerry Turner Friend(s) of the Year: Dr. Aaron Bruce, Congresswoman […]

Feeling Good barbecue: June 29

The annual Feeling Good barbecue and bonfire night is Friday, June 29 6:30-10 p.m. at South Mission Beach. Tickets are $10 and are available from committee members or at the event. For more information visit feelinggood.org

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