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LGBT servicemember’s retirement ceremony a first for San Diego

Friday, nearly 100 people gathered at The San Diego LGBT Community Center to celebrate what was a first for San Diego and quite possibly for the nation: the retirement ceremony of an LGBT servicemember at an LGBT community center. Hospitalman First Class Trent Osier chose the venue for his retirement ceremony which celebrated his 20 […]

San Diego to host Imperial Courts from Canada, Mexico and USA

The International Imperial Court System, which was founded in 1965 and now has more than 68 chapters in cities across the USA, Canada and Mexico, will convene this coming weekend in San Diego for its sixth session of “Parliament,” a meeting of its governing body: the International Court Council (ICC) and San Diego’s 41st annual […]

Roommates: interview carefully and then pray

Many years ago when money was tight I innocently put a “fun roommate wanted” ad in a gay paper. The result was when it came time to discuss a few rules most applicants were less interested in getting a couple of things straight between us than in getting a couple of straight things between us; […]

Re-energized by the ‘Creating Change’ conference

Well, mark your calendars for Tuesday, Feb. 12 as it is time for another crazy and fun Hillcrest Mardi Gras that promises to be bigger than ever! Bill Hardt Productions which brings you the super-popular annual Zoo Party is the new producer and you all better be ready for a really big wild blowout! Together […]


dvd of the week I was one of the very few people who loathed Flight, the film about a high functioning but still very messy alcoholic airline pilot (Denzel Washington) whose impressive skills saves most of his passengers during a harrowing plane crash, but whose addiction enables him to be a convenient fall guy for […]

Bonnie & Clyde

dvr this Turner Classic Movies Monday, Feb. 4, 5 p.m. Arthur Penn’s hyper-violent-for-1967 film about the legendary outlaws was wildly influential and it turned Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway into superstars. You can see the film in the work of Quentin Tarentino, Oliver Stone and Andrew Dominik, among others. Film history aside, it’s also entertaining. […]

Europe beckons

Europe is a huge lure for American tourists, offering culture and enchantment unlike many parts of our country and our neighboring nations. Exploring the Eurozone is much easier now than it used to be due to the practically nonexistent border crossings and procedures. As more nations apply to join the zone, exploration becomes more and […]

Why deny some children access to marriage stability

“Proposition 8 does not ‘dishonor’ gays and lesbians.” So says the brief filed with the Supreme Court by the advocates of Prop. 8, because same-sex couples are not “similarly situated” with opposite sex couples. Glad they cleared that up. And while I’m frankly feeling even more dishonored having read the brief (and the brief in […]

Rethink your mortgage

In previous articles, I have written a lot about buying a home or an investment property. Well, if you are fortunate enough to have a home and/or an investment property, or when you do have one in the future, you need to think about the mortgage and its long term effects. The most common loan […]

‘Strange Beauty’ is not to be missed

Around about this time every year the major museums in town begin to wind down their larger exhibitions in preparation for a mid-season replacement or an even bigger banner summer show. One such exhibition that is soon departing is Strange Beauty at the Museum of Photographic Arts. It will be coming down Feb. 3 so […]

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