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Shifting the political landscape on equality

John O’Connor was appointed as executive director of Equality California (EQCA) December 2012. O’Connor brings much experience to the role with more than 15 years of cause-related work and a strong record of accomplishment. In his previous role as executive director of the LGBT Community Center of the Desert, O’Connor planned and executed a complete […]

Three at the Cannon

What do Gary Dyak, Dick Greene and Robert Treat have in common? A lot as it happens! They are all gay; they are all artists and each is included in the prestigious Cannon Gallery of Art Biennial. In fact they are among 72 artists whose work was selected from more than 1,200 images submitted this […]

Hate crimes drop by 16% in San Diego

Crime rates in San Diego increased in all categories in 2012 as compared with 2011 with the lone exception of hate crimes, which decreased by 16.7 percent overall. The number of hate crimes due to sexual orientation went down from 18 in 2011 to 11 in 2012 which was a 31.4 percent drop, according to […]

New 2013 Pride @ The Beach director appointed

The board of the North County LGBTQ Resource Center has appointed John Jones as the new 2013 Pride @ The Beach director. Jones, 23, began his educational career in 2009 at Palomar College in San Marcos where he became active in the campus’ LGBTQA club. He later became the vice president and then the president. […]

Friends we love anyway

We all have friends whom we love, but who occasionally make us roll our eyes. Such a friend drove me to a recent California Men’s Gathering (CMG) event. The trip started with the announcement he had forgotten to find out how to get to Alpine and asked me. Foolish question. I can’t even point to […]

Bugging Out

Speaking in support of Harvey Milk San Francisco International Airport

Feb. 22 GLBT elected and community leaders gathered on the steps of the San Francisco City Hall to hold a news conference and rally in support of the campaign to get San Francisco International Airport renamed as the Harvey Milk San Francisco International Airport. Among the speakers were California state Assemblymember Tom Ammiano; City Supervisor […]

Genre film boasts an incredible cast

Beautiful Creatures One of the most repeated complaints about Hollywood is its lack of originality. (Others include: It’s too liberal, it’s too conservative, it’s homophobic, it’s pro-gay, it’s too populist, it’s elitist, and so on.) Considering the number of remakes, reboots and rip-offs of great or popular movies we’ve been offered in recent years – […]

The Intouchables

dvd of the week When I saw that The Intouchables was a true story about a quadriplegic, I found other movies to see. I just didn’t want to do the work. And when I tell you that it is in French and subtitled, you may not want to do the work either. But The Intouchables […]

The Apartment

dvr this Turner Classic Movies, 2:45 p.m., Saturday, March 2 TCM is finishing off their annual 31 Days of Oscar, and March 2, they’re playing one of the great underwatched gems of the ‘60s, The Apartment. It stars Jack Lemmon as a milquetoast corporate drone who is forced to loan out his pad to his […]

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