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In NBA, Collins’ defense, screens matter more than sexual orientation

(CNN) — Jason Collins is a big, end-of-bench bruiser who can harangue opposing centers. And he’s gay. Only one of those things matters — at least publicly — to NBA teams that might be considering his services for the 2013-14 season after his highly publicized coming out on Monday. “He’s a weird player in a […]

Lance Bass gave Jason Collins advice on coming out

(CNN) — As the NBA’s Jason Collins made history by coming out as gay, he sought advice from someone who’d walked this road before: Lance Bass. In case you don’t recall, the singer soared to fame in the late ’90s as part of the popular boy band ‘N Sync, but he didn’t open up about […]

Obama ‘couldn’t be prouder’ of Jason Collins

(CNN) — Count the country’s most powerful basketball fan as a supporter of Jason Collins. President Barack Obama told reporters Tuesday that he was “very proud” of Collins, the 34-year-old NBA player who revealed that he was gay in a Sports Illustrated column this week. Obama talked to him on the phone Monday, the day […]

Morgan Page and Monica to headline San Diego LGBT Pride

SAN DIEGO –  At a special event last Friday night at the 1202 Nightclub, San Diego LGBT Pride’s staff and volunteers were on hand to announce that R&B and hip-hop sensation, Monica, and the wildly popular DJ,  Morgan Page, will be the headliners for the San Diego LGBT Pride Festival July 13 – 14.  Freedom […]

Her HRC Masquerade in San Diego: May 30

SAN DIEGO — Join HRC for the annual Her HRC Masquerade in San Diego, at Gossip Grill, 1440 University Ave. in  San Diego, 7-11 p.m. May 30. DJ Dida will be spinning and there will be drink specials all night long, a raffle with your favorite giveaways and date auction with the opportunity to win a date […]

Jason Collins: country is ready to support an openly gay basketball player (VIDEO)

http://youtu.be/MmhaVm7NDkA NBA player Jason Collins talks to Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos about his announcement that he is gay.

San Diego Women’s Chorus to perform with special guests Black Storytellers of San Diego for ‘Still We Rise’ this weekend

SAN DIEGO – This coming weekend marks the 26th annual San Diego Women’s Chorus (SDWC) spring concert, Still We Rise with special guests Black Storytellers of San Diego. The powerful, evocative program will be presented twice: Saturday May 4 at 7 p.m. and Sunday May 5 at 5 p.m. at the University Christian Church in Hillcrest. Still […]

HRC and OutServe-SLDN call for pastor’s removal from Pentagon prayer event

WASHINGTON – Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)  and OutServe-SLDN, the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel, veterans, families, and their supporters, are calling on the Pentagon to remove anti-gay Pastor Greg Laurie from the program of events at its National Day of Prayer  May 2.  The groups have also launched a petition for […]

Two new members join The Center’s development team

SAN DIEGO —  The San Diego LGBT Center has announced that two new members have joined their development team. Brandon Tate (right) is joining as development director and Jeff Redondo (left) is joining as major gifts officer. You can reach Brandon at btate@thecentersd.org and Jeff at jredondo@thecentersd.org  

Bradley Manning: LGBT activists call for protest against SF Pride committee

As the backlash continues from Friday’s statement from SF Pride’s board president, Lisa Williams, saying that Bradley Manning will not be an SF Pride grand marshal and that it was a mistake LGBT activists are calling for a protest against the SF Pride committee today at 5 p.m. in the city’s Market Street. Advocate.com reported […]

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