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Councilmember Gloria disputes DeMaio’s Prop. C leadership claim

BY WILL RODRIGUEZ-KENNEDY SAN DIEGO, Monday Oct. 31 – District 3 Councilmember Todd Gloria has questioned a claim made by Councilmember Carl DeMaio during today’s final mayoral debate with Congressman Bob Filner. When the subject turned to veterans support DeMaio stated, “I am proud to have led a coalition, in 2010, to change how we […]

Brad Pitt contributes $100,000 to HRC’s marriage efforts

WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), today announced a $100,000 gift from Brad Pitt to support the organization’s marriage efforts.  Pitt has agreed to match contributions from HRC members and supporters up to $100,000 in order to direct resources to the marriage campaigns entering their final week in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington state. […]

Some Washington state voters accidentally asked to pick president of ‘Untied’ States

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (CNN) – Jefferson County residents in Washington state will cast their ballots this year for the leaders of the “Untied” States. According to the Peninsula Daily News, a typo on ballots that were sent to 22,596 voters caused federal candidates for office to be listed under the heading “President/Vice President of the […]

Bonnie Dumanis: party before community

BY STAMPP CORBIN In a complete illustration that the Republican Party comes before her community, Bonnie Dumanis has endorsed Carl DeMaio for mayor of San Diego. Dumanis knows that the LGBT community overwhelmingly supports Filner, but her allegiance is to her beloved Republican Party. The LGBT community be damned. We all thought Dumanis was smarter […]

Video footage of Romney’s anti-LGBT revelations on gay parenting (VIDEO)

Further to investigative reporter Murray Waas‘ article published last week in the Boston Globe, highlighted on LGBTweekly.com, revealing his real stand on same-sex marriage and gay parenting videos have come to light showing Romney making those bigoted claims against LGBT parents. The first shows Romney speaking to conservative voters in South Carolina in 2005 and […]

HRC and Freedom to Marry praise President Obama’s call to support state marriage efforts

WASHINGTON – Following President Barack Obama’s call on Americans to support the freedom to marry when they vote on ballot measures in Maine, Maryland and Washington the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Freedom to Marry have issued statements praising the president. “President Obama continues to be a transformational leader for LGBT equality,” said Human Rights […]

Three firefighters to stand trial

Three San Diego firefighters will stand trial Nov. 21 on charges of robbery, dissuading a witness, and making a criminal threat to two brothers in an alcohol-laced incident in which both the victims and the firefighters yelled anti-gay comments to each other. After an 8-day preliminary hearing last month, a judge threw out felony charges […]

Council approves GPS on city vehicles except mayor’s car

Just before the City Council voted 8-0 last week to approve GPS monitoring devices on city vehicles, Third District Councilmember Todd Gloria wanted to know if the new mayor’s official car would include a Global Positioning System on the vehicle. Tony Heinrichs, the director of the public works department, laughed and said his department “would […]

A Halloween theater treat in Chula Vista

Perfectly timed with Halloween, Onstage Playhouse community theater at 291 Third Ave. in Chula Vista, is presenting the San Diego premiere of The Sugar Witch, a Southern Gothic drama set in the Florida swamp. Onstage’s penultimate production of the year tells the story of a family faced with seemingly endless tragedy and the attempts to […]

Dems for Equality to pay tribute to Sen. Kehoe in Freedom Awards

The San Diego Democrats for Equality 2012 Freedom Awards will be held Saturday Nov. 17 at “1202,” the new nightclub on the corner of Vermont and University Avenue located at 1202 University Ave. The event begins at 6 p.m. The focus of this year’s awards will be a tribute to the legacy of Sen. Christine […]

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