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US Supreme Court looks at whether to take up same-sex marriage

(CNN) – Edith “Edie” Windsor lost her spouse in 2009, her grief compounded by an estate tax bill much larger than other married couples would have to pay. Because her decades-long partner was also a woman, the federal government in legal terms did not recognize the same-sex marriage, even though their home state of New […]

LGBT organizations condemn ‘Dr. Oz Show’ for episode on reparative therapy

NEW YORK – The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), and PFLAG National, have released a joint statement denouncing the Dr. Oz Show for airing an episode debating the merits of so-called reparative therapy, and positioning a representative of the discredited National Association for Research and Therapy […]

Union alleges Boeing intending to deny equal benefits to married same-sex couples in Washington

Despite the recent passage of same-sex marriage in Washington a union is alleging that Chicago-based aerospace company Boeing is intending to deny equal pension benefits to married same-sex couples in the state. The Windy City Times reported that The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) executive director, Ray Goforth said that despite Boeing’s progressive […]

After Dark, November 29, 2012

World AIDS Day recognized at UC San Diego

The University of California San Diego’s recognition of World AIDS Day, will focus attention on and raise awareness of the impact that HIV/AIDS has had in the San Diego community. UC San Diego will sponsor a number of events for this first-of-a kind commemoration of World AIDS Day, which will culminate with the display of […]

Clean Syringe Exchange Program: keeping dirty needles off the streets

“Can you imagine what a pile of 1.8 million dirty syringes would look like?” That was the question posed by the City’s emergency medical director, James Dunford, regarding the City’s Clean Syringe Exchange Program that he chairs, and he told the recent Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee his own answer. “That’s what we have […]

San Diego LGBT Pride annual meeting: Dec. 4

San Diego LGBT Pride will be holding its annual meeting Tuesday, Dec. 4 6-7 p.m. at The Center, 3909 Centre Street. At the meeting the Pride board will be sharing their 2012 report, announcing their 2012 grant giving and new officers and hearing public comments. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Meet the stars of ‘Where the Bears Are’

The cast of the popular Internet series Where the Bears Are will be in San Diego to hold two DVD release parties, and Bears San Diego will be there to raise money for HIV services provided by Family Health Centers of San Diego and Special Delivery. The DVD release parties are Friday, Dec. 14, 7-10 […]

HHG Holiday Potluck Dinner: Dec. 11

The Hillcrest History Guild (HHG) is celebrating its sixth annual Holiday Potluck Dinner Dec. 11 6:30 p.m. at the Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont Street in San Diego. Guests are invited to bring a dish (salads, vegetables, cookies or a casserole) to accompany the roasted turkeys, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, bread and other treats […]

Mayor-elect Filner’s inaugural ceremonies reach out to the people

In a symbolic gesture of bringing City elected officials out to the neighborhood Mayor-elect Bob Filner’s inauguration ceremony will be held Monday, Dec. 3 10 a.m. at the Balboa Park Club, 2144 Pan American Road West in Balboa Park. Later that same day five community inaugural celebrations will take place across the city giving Filner […]

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