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A sense of community

Absolut Hillcrest Mardi Gras brought out our community to raise funds for scholarships that are awarded to LGBT college students or allies. Despite the frigid temperature, (48 degrees, it felt like Chicago!), many in our community showed they care about the next generation. While the Hillcrest Business Association and its board of trustees decided to […]

Obama adm. urges court to overturn same-sex marriage ban in California

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Obama administration has formally expressed its support of same sex marriage in California. It said in a legal brief on Thursday that gay and lesbian couples there have the same “equal protection” rights to wed, and that voters in the state were wrong to ban it, according to an administration official. […]

Council President Gloria: San Diego would suffer with sequestration

SAN DIEGO – Council President Todd Gloria today issued the following statement about the devastating impacts sequestration would have on the City of San Diego. “Sequestration would cause San Diego to suffer. If federal spending is cut, the San Diego region would be greatly impacted.  For that reason, the City included opposition to sequestration as a […]

Former Pride exec. director given 6% retroactive raise

San Diego LGBT Weekly has learned that Dwayne Crenshaw, former Pride executive director and current City Council candidate for District 4, was awarded a retroactive raise to his hire date by the Pride board of directors in October of 2012. LGBT Weekly reached out to the current leadership of Pride to better understand why this […]

HUD launches first fair housing app

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today unveiled the first housing discrimination mobile application (app) for iPhone and iPad. Developed by HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) and HP, the app uses the latest technology to provide the public with a quick and easy way to learn […]

Local gay leader appointed CEO of major non-profit

SAN DIEGO – The Jewish Federation of San Diego County has appointed Michael M. Sonduck as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.  The selection process was conducted with consultation from the Jewish Federation of North America’s Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence. Sonduck, who lives in La Jolla with his partner David Zeligson, has been […]

Eastwood joins support for same-sex marriage

(CNN) — Actor Clint Eastwood joined the list of Republicans signing a legal brief in support of same-sex marriage, a person familiar with the document confirmed Thursday. Eastwood has previously lamented the idea of “making a big deal out of gay marriage,” but he’s now joining a chorus of high-profile Republicans that want the Supreme […]

Obama faces imminent decision over same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON (CNN) — It could be the social issue that defines President Barack Obama’s second term legacy: same-sex marriage. He faces a monumental choice on Thursday over whether to put the force of his office behind the idea that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry. Government sources say the Justice Department will […]

House passes Violence Against Women Act after GOP version defeated

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Struggling again with an issue important to women and minority groups, House Republicans on Thursday failed to pass their version of a new Violence Against Women Act and then split over a Senate version that won approval with unanimous Democratic support. The measure now goes to President Barack Obama, who said in […]

Police investigate death of gay Mississippi education leader

(CNN) — Mystery surrounds the apparent killing of a mayoral candidate in Mississippi. This week, local news in Clarksdale was feverish with reports that Marco McMillian’s SUV had been found outside of town, but he was nowhere to be found. Inside the vehicle was a man who police say was the driver. Authorities found McMillian’s […]

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