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HRC to Boy Scouts: adopt national non-discrimination standards; policy proposal not good enough

HRC announces more stringent criterion to earn 100 percent on Corporate Equality Index – companies giving to BSA will not be eligible for perfect score WASHINGTON – In the face of mounting national opposition to institutional discrimination, the leadership of the Boy Scouts of America is debating a policy which would end its nationwide ban […]

HRC condemns 49er’s anti-gay remarks (VIDEO)

The Human Rights Campaign(HRC) has condemned comments by San Francisco 49er Chris Culliver in which he says gay players wouldn’t be welcome on his team. The homophobic remarks stand in stark contrast to the numerous NFL players who advocate for equality – including Baltimore Raven Brendon Ayanbadejo, an outspoken straight ally who will take the […]

Hate group launches email campaign urging people to ‘call BSA board members to uphold Scouting values’

Following the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors announcement that they were reconsidering the ban on gay Scouts and Scout leaders, the Family Research Council (FRC), which the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled a hate group, has launched an email campaign urging people to phone members of the BSA board of directors and […]

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Dr Phil: Alleged mastermind of Te’o hoax ‘deeply’ in love with him

(CNN) — The man who claims to have been behind the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax told talk show host Phil McGraw that he was in love with the Notre Dame linebacker. “Here we have a young man that fell deeply, romantically in love,” McGraw said on the “Today” show Wednesday, about Ronaiah Tuiasosopo. McGraw said […]

Congresswoman Susan Davis tours Lambda Archives

SAN DIEGO – Congresswoman Susan Davis made a special visit to Lambda Archives of San Diego  Thursday, January 24th.  Board President Maureen Steiner introduced several members of the Board of Directors, and provided a brief history of the organization. Head Archivist Kelly Revak gave Congresswoman Davis a tour of the facilities, including the exhibit area, […]

Superbowl XLVII re-ignites debate over NFL attitudes toward LGBT issues

Battling it out this year at Superbowl XLVII are the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Feb. 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The Superbowl is easily the most watched sporting event of the year. It attracts not only football fans, but even non fans due to the spectacular nature of […]

A waste of time, money and talent

I used to love to write bad reviews. Back in the late 90s, when I was lucky enough to review movies for Newsweek.com, I was actually only lucky to get the stuff none of the real critics would bother with: crappy teen comedies, really weird foreign films, and second and third-rate action movies. Every week […]

2013 Absolut Hillcrest Mardi Gras: ‘bigger and better than ever’

The 2013 Absolut Hillcrest Mardi Gras will be held Feb. 12 in its traditional location; between First and Fourth on University Avenue. The event will be produced by renowned party promoter and producer Bill Hardt. “We approached Bill Hardt to produce the event because of his vast experience,” said Stampp Corbin, president of the GSDBA […]

‘Incense Bandit’ gets 144 years

A judge Jan. 25 handed down a staggering prison sentence of 144 years to life for the “Incense Bandit” who was convicted of robbing businesses in Hillcrest, with the judge noting his “extensive criminal history” as the reason for the long term. Because Charles Edward Shipman, 49, had previously been convicted of six felonies, he […]

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