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Stay on Prop. 8 lifted

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today lifted the stay on Proposition 8. The 10-word ruling stated, “The stay in the above matter is dissolved effective immediately.” Same-sex marriages can now resume in California for the first time since 2008.  

‘New Yorker’ celebrates SCOTUS rulings with cover featuring Bert and Ernie’s ‘Moment of Joy’

The New Yorker is celebrating the Supreme Court rulings with a nod to two of pop culture’s most beloved characters. Cover artist Jack Hunter featured Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie cuddling in a “moment of joy” while an image of the Supreme Court justices flickers on the television screen just over their shoulders. According to The […]

Registration now open for all-new AIDS Walk San Diego

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego LGBT Center announced today that registration for the all-new AIDS Walk San Diego is now open, and that there are some great new additions to this year’s event. In addition to new routes for both the Walk and Run, organizers are adding a “Street Challenge” obstacle course! It all […]

Despite popularity, Obama hits wall in Africa over gay rights

Propelled by two historic rulings for same-sex couples by the U.S. Supreme Court, President Obama was bluntly rebuked over his stance on gay rights on the second stop of his three-country tour in Africa. Visiting Senegal, the president proclaimed, “I want the African people just to hear what I believe,” Mr. Obama said at a […]

Immigration reform provides 250,000 LGBT immigrants a path to citizenship

WASHINGTON – The United States Senate has passed a bi-partisan immigration reform bill by a vote of 68-32.  The Senate’s immigration bill provides a pathway to citizenship for the more than a quarter million LGBT adults living in the U.S., and provides an expedited path to citizenship for undocumented LGBT youth who have lived in […]

Selfless heroism counters this zombie apocalypse

People are scared that the end is coming. I don’t think they actually believe that Judgment Day is nigh, or that an extinction-level asteroid is on its way, or that Syria (or North Korea, or Taiwan) is going to lead to World War 3, or that a virus will mutate into a pandemic as deadly […]

‘Decadence:’ hot with a capital ‘H’

You’ll try anything once. You’re daring when it comes to a new restaurant, new clubs, new fashion, pretty much anything. Something different for your plate? Bring it on. An activity you’ve never done before? You head the line. New technology? They call you First-Adopter. Being open to new adventures keeps life fresh and exciting. And, […]

Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

Robbie Jones and Jurnee Smollett-Bell in Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor dvd of the week If you happen to come across this DVD in someone’s garbage can – do not pay for it – you may enjoy a good couple hours of hate-watching. As ineptly written and directed as the worst of the Razzie […]

Auntie Mame

Auntie Mame dvr this Turner Classic Movies, Friday, June 28, 5 p.m. When his father dies, Patrick Dennis goes to live with his Aunt Mame, who is arguably the greatest diva ever to be filmed. Mame is an amazing combination of intellectual, partier, comedian, dilettante, muse and mother, and as played by Rosalind Russell, she […]

Quick hits on Wednesday’s SCOTUS action

A lot can happen in a decade. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and to dismiss the appeal of Proposition 8 came 10 years to the day after its Lawrence v. Texas decision. June 25, 2003, you could be arrested for intimate acts with your same-sex […]

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