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HRC PAC seeks help defeating rabidly anti-equality senate candidate, George Allen

In our effort to remain as close to the “center” of neutrality in local politics (and national politics to a lesser degree) as possible, LGBT Weekly passes on publishing announcements about campaign fundraisers. If we didn’t, our readers and visitors to this Web site would have seen hundreds of such announcements at this point in […]

Temple Emanu-El hosts Candidate Forum, Proposition Seminar: Oct. 14, 23

“Smart Vote 2012″ Temple Emanu-El is hosting two “Smart Vote” events—a candidate forum and a proposition seminar—to help the community make informed voting choices, say organizers. The candidate forum will take place Sunday, Oct. 14. There will be a light brunch at 9:30 am, with the forum beginning promptly at 9:50 am. The moderator will […]

Gov. Brown signs SB1172, protecting youth from psychological abuse

California became the first state in the nation to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth (LGBT) from the dangers of psychological abuse by deceitful mental health professionals, who falsely claim to be able to change their sexual orientation or gender expression. The historic event came yesterday when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a landmark […]

New LGBT drama to premiere on Logo Oct. 24. Check out the trailer here!

Logo will premiere the independently financed, scripted ensemble drama series DTLA Oct. 24 at 11 p.m. DTLA depicts the relationships and sex lives of eight friends with varied ethnic, cultural, and sexual orientations that work and live in downtown Los Angeles. DTLA comes from L Word executive producer Larry Kennar and stars Darryl Stephens (Noah’s […]

The Victory Fund gets it right

There was a bit of controversy around whether the Victory Fund should endorse City Councilman Carl DeMaio in the mayoral race. After all, DeMaio is gay and the Victory Fund’s purpose is to expand LGBT persons in elected and appointed office across the nation. I applaud the Victory Fund’s apparent decision not to endorse DeMaio […]

Must watch! Samuel L. Jackson: ‘Wake the F— Up’ for Obama

http://youtu.be/FTtS17xcr-U (CNN) – Actor Samuel L. Jackson entered the political fray this week, starring in a new web video that parodies his own audio recording of the mock children’s book, “Go the F*** to Sleep.” This time, however, Jackson is reaching out to voters–not frustrated parents–urging Americans to “Wake the F*** Up” and vote for […]

DHS to issue new, written guidance providing relief to LGBT immigrant families

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is issuing new, written guidance that will extend discretionary relief to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) immigrants with U.S. citizen spouses and partners. The new written directive, which was announced in response to a congressional letter spearheaded by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), […]

Stuart Milk to endorse Bob Filner for San Diego mayor

EXCLUSIVE Stuart Milk, an international civil rights activist and nephew of the late Harvey Milk, will endorse Democratic congressman, Bob Filner in his bid to become the 37th mayor of San Diego. “Bob’s a friend, somebody who has a very rich history in terms of civil rights who has equality as part of the very […]

Rx Take Back day, Saturday

The 5th National Prescription Take Back will be held Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at locations throughout the region. A multi-agency press conference will happen tomorrow at Kellogg Park in La Jolla; members of the media are expected to attend in significant numbers. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and its law enforcement and community partners will […]

Interim executive director appointed as Human Dignity Foundation bids farewell to Tony Freeman

The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) has announced that Executive Director Tony Freeman is leaving his post to return to the ministry of the Metropolitan Community Church. During this transition period, long-time supporter and past board member of the foundation, David Miles has been appointed interim executive director. Together with board Vice President Drew […]

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