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Presidential proclamation on LGBT Pride Month 2013

Today President Barack Obama signed the following proclamation regarding LGBT Pride Month, 2013. For more than two centuries, our Nation has struggled to transform the ideals of liberty and equality from founding promise into lasting reality. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans and their allies have been hard at work on the next great chapter of that […]

Sen. Jeff Merkley to join Oregon United for Marriage ‘Summer of Love’ kickoff

PORTLAND, Ore –  Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m., Sen. Jeff Merkley will join several hundred volunteers to kick start Oregon Untied for Marriage’s Summer of Love canvass for marriage equality in Portland. “Saturday is the first day of Pride month, and it’s a great day to kick off the “Summer of Love” – to […]

This weekend in San Diego: NOM hosts its anti-gay conference for college students

SAN DIEGO — The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) will host its annual “It Takes A Family To Raise A Village” (ITAF) conference this weekend in San Diego, gathering some of the country’s most notorious anti-equality activists to peddle homophobic smears and misinformation to a group of college-aged students. On May 30 to June 1, […]

Yacht builder makes sailing possible at 2014 Gay Games

Tartan Yachts will be building 20 boats so the sailors can compete in the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation. It’s the first time in Gay Games history that an entire fleet of boats is being built by the same manufacturer specifically for use at the Gay Games. “We couldn’t have offered sailing without such significant […]

Sexual minority young adults smoke at higher rates than their heterosexual peers

WASHINGTON — A recent article in the American Journal of Public Health analyzed nationally representative survey results and found that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) adults smoke cigarettes at rates that are nearly 70 percent higher than the general population. A new study from Legacy, a national public health nonprofit located in Washington, D.C., […]

DeMaio announces congressional bid

Former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio announced his bid Thursday for the 52nd Congressional seat in 2014 against Congressman Scott Peters. In an email to his supporters DeMaio vowed to “shake up the political parties” writing, “To impose accountability and transparency on the political process like we’ve never seen before, I will propose a […]

An animated children’s adventure created by committee

I ended up seeing Epic because I couldn’t abide seeing the other two movies that opened Memorial Day, Fast & Furious 6 and The Hangover, Part 3. I didn’t bother with Fast & Furious 6 because I didn’t see the previous four, and I was worried that I’d be confused. I’m kidding, of course; I’m […]

Behind the Candelabra

dvr this I haven’t seen it yet, because it’s on my DVR, but there’s hasn’t been a TV movie I have been so excited about in eons. Steven Soderbergh’s film about Liberace and his last lover, the young, blond and clueless Scott Thorson, was too gay and too sexy to be a feature film, supposedly. […]

‘My husband, is an amazing woman’

When you were younger, you wanted nothing to do with parenthood. Life was a party then and having a family was the farthest thing from your mind. Kids changed people and who wants that? Being a parent was something that happened to somebody else. Once upon a time, Jennifer Finney Boylan thought that, too. But […]

My fifth annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast opening remarks

Good morning San Diego. Buenos dias me compadres y comadres. Let us take this time to pause and remember our fellow Americans who recently lost their lives in Oklahoma … thank you. You know, to look over this massive hotel ballroom this morning is indeed something in itself … as in the 1960s and early […]

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