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Sheriff says church arson not LGBT hate crime

Even though the pastor of a church in Dayton, Ohio expressed concern that the burning of the church was an arson hate-crime, officials in Dayton are denying that was the case, citing a 36-year-old suspect’s stated motive for the crime. According to the Dayton Daily News in Ohio, Hocking County Sheriff Lanny North said suspect […]

An open letter to LGBT Republicans

As the Republican National Convention comes to an end, I feel compelled to write an open letter to those in the LGBT community who are Republican. Can LGBT Republicans help me understand how you have come to be a part of a political party that truly seems to despise you? You know that the Republican […]

REVIEW: The Old Globe’s Summer Shakespeare Festival production of ‘Richard III’

‘Richard III’ at The Old Globe, through Sept. 29 A review presented as a one-act coffee house caricature dialogue by San Diego’s most unpredictable theater critic, San Diego LGBT Weekly’s Thom Vegh Place: Filter Coffee House, San Diego Time: Another unrelenting sunny day around 10 a.m.   (As the curtain rises KIP, an arts writer for […]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, aug. 30 The Mystery Plays Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, Alfred Hitchcock and The Twilight Zone, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s The Mystery Plays is comprised of two intertwined, spine-tingling one-acts. In the first – The Filmmaker’s Mystery – a young horror film director survives a train disaster only to be haunted by a passenger he met briefly […]

After Dark: Scenes from a week’s worth of nightlife in San Diego, August 30, 2012

State legislature passes Atkins’ housing funds bill

Legislation authored by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, which redirects under-utilized housing funds to multi-family projects that provide homes for low income residents and reduce homelessness, has been passed by the state legislature and sent to the governor for his signature. AB 1951 shifts $30 million from unused funds within the Housing and Emergency Shelter Trust Fund […]

‘Summer of Love’ tradition includes watery fun, solid giving

Paul Davis has been organizing the Summer of Love Pool Party for more than a decade. Originally organized 12 years ago as “the Luau,” the event is a get-wet-and-have-fun summer classic, which Davis says is one of the most anticipated get-togethers in San Diego’s LGBT community. More than 130 people attended the 2012 Summer of […]

Capture a portrait of living with HIV; ‘Positively Aware’ photo essay contest

Positively Aware, a magazine devoted to HIV treatment and wellness published bi-monthly by Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) in Chicago, is sponsoring A Day with HIV, an annual photo essay to be published in the forthcoming November/December issue. Each day across the globe almost 7,000 people, including 900 children, will contract HIV, joining an estimated […]

DeMaio’s environmental record called ‘terrible’

Livia Borak, president of the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) San Diego has called out mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio for his attempt to rebrand his mayoral campaign with the release of an environmental plan. Citing his “terrible” environmental record as a city councilmember Borak said in a statement, “While the policy goals outlined by Carl […]

A first: San Diego Zoo opens early for holiday weekend

During the upcoming Labor Day weekend (Sept. 1, 2, 3), the San Diego Zoo will open one hour earlier, at 8 a.m., allowing guests the opportunity to spend more time with the zoo’s animals and special activities that are a part of Nighttime Zoo, a family friendly event. This will be the first time the […]

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