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Being Alive pre-launches Ribbons of Hope

Being Alive, the largest continually operating support service organization for people living with HIV, will pre-launch their Ribbons of Hope fundraising campaign Oct. 26, 5-7 p.m. at Bamboo Lounge, 1475 University Ave. in Hillcrest. The Ribbons of Hope campaign will run from Nov. 1–Jan. 1, 2013 and involves 42 local businesses that will ask their […]

France delays same-sex marriage debate

PARIS – The French government has delayed plans to debate a draft bill legalizing same-sex marriage. Jean-Marc Ayrault, the French prime minister, had originally named Oct. 31 as the date when ministers would unveil the bill. He told AFP at the time that there would be no backtracking. However, AP reported that the prime minister’s […]

Far-right MP filmed shouting homophobic insults in theater demonstration

ATHENS, Greece – A member of the Greek parliament (MP) has been filmed shouting racist and homophobic insults at the director of a play and his actors as they cowered inside a theater in Athens. Ilias Panagiotaros, one of 18 far-right Golden Dawn MPs elected in June’s general election, was part of a recent demonstration […]

Time to trick and treat the night away

Halloween in my youth was exclusively for us children. In costume we fearlessly walked the streets after dark in search of candy and an occasional apple bob. The fiend hiding in the bushes we knew was just another kid trying to scare us. True, parents told of reports from New York and other bastions of […]

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Play safe this Halloween

Well, one of our community’s biggest holidays – Halloween – is coming up so be sure to play and party safe and don’t drink and drive. Romney/DeMaio and Obama/Filner In a few weeks, Americans will vote and decide if our country continues to go forward or backward. At the same time, San Diegans will be […]

Halloween: a totally gay tradition

The holiday season is upon us and by holiday I don’t mean Thanksgiving or Christmas. I am referring to the holiday, that highest of holy days for most gay men; from the moment we stumble across mom’s jewelry box right past middle age when makeup and monsters continue to give us a thrill. Am I […]

Happy Halloween!

I thought it might be fun to take a stab at the costumes that should be worn by some of our politicians this season. Don’t be surprised if some of my suggestions actually end up getting worn by our local politicians. Keep your eyes peeled at Nightmare on Normal Street. Weather vane: Mitt Romney Romney […]

A towering achievement of cosmic connectivity

Cloud Atlas David Mitchell’s novel Cloud Atlas, considered one of the greatest literary achievements of the last two decades by many critics, has been on my bedside table or very nearby since it came out in paperback in the United States in 2004. I’m not sure why, but I never opened it. I meant to, […]

Mayor of San Diego: who would you hire?

You own a widget factory, you’re hiring a new CEO, and you have two applicants. One has worked with widgets for decades, believes in them, and wants to make them better. The other doesn’t like widgets and wants to shrink the company to produce fewer of them. Who do you hire? I’m taking the applicant […]

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