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COMMENTARY: A wake up call for me and all men

BY NICOLE MURRAY RAMIREZ If there is any silver lining in this ongoing City Hall mess, it’s the ongoing discussion and spotlight on sexual harassment. We men badly need to educate ourselves more and start talking to women and asking them questions to educate ourselves. In this past week I’ve talked to Dr. Delores Jacobs, […]

Special Delivery sets fundraising record for annual Pride barbecue at Inn at the Park

SAN DIEGO, – Special Delivery broke its all-time fundraising record for its annual LGBT Pride Barbecue by raising more than $10,000 on the rooftop of the Inn at the Park on the afternoon of Saturday, July 13, announced Executive Director Ruth Henricks. “I’d like to thank the community for its overwhelming support by attending this […]

New study on psychological benefits of same-sex marriage to be presented at APA annual convention Aug. 3

SAN DIEGO — New research on the psychological benefits of same-sex marriage from the Rockway Institute for LGBT Psychology & Public Policy at Alliant International University has been selected for presentation at the American Psychological Association (APA) annual convention July 31-Aug. 4 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. The findings will be presented during […]

UN Human Rights Office launches unprecedented global campaign for LGBT equality (VIDEO)

CAPE TOWN, – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday launched Free & Equal, an unprecedented global public education campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. At a press conference held in Cape Town, South Africa, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay was joined by Archbishop […]

Police Chief and Sheriff to honor Bonnie Dumanis at upcoming ‘Nicky Awards’

The Nicky Awards board of governors have announced District Attorney  Bonnie Dumanis as the recipient of this year’s Mayor Moscone Award. Police Chief Bill Lansdowne and Sheriff Bill Gore will present the prestigious award to  Dumanis at the 38th annual Nicky Awards, Aug. 25. According to the board, Dumanis is receiving the award because ” … of […]

Openly gay Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir urges no Olympic boycott

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Two-time Olympic figure skating competitor, openly gay Johnny Weir urged in his weekly column today that there be no boycott of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next February to protest the recent escalation of Russian anti-gay measures. Weir, a three-time U.S. men’s figure skating champion who competed for the United States in the 2006 Winter games […]

‘Fruitvale Station:’ a complex fully-realized depiction of minorities

As I sat down to write my review of Fruitvale Station, hundreds of people were marching past my building, drumming, cheering and chanting, among other things, “Justice for Trayvon.” They could have just as easily been chanting, “Justice for Oscar.” Fruitvale Station is the story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old black man from Hayward who […]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, july 25 The Wizard of Oz You won’t want to miss this opulent musical featuring scenery and costumes from the Madison Square Garden production! Based on the classic 1939 MGM movie, The Wizard of Oz will sweep audiences off their feet. Come along for the adventure as Dorothy and her little dog Toto are […]


dvd of the week If you forget that you hate Tom Cruise, you may like him in Oblivion, which is a serious, artful science fiction film hidden behind the veneer of a shoot-‘em-up blockbuster. Cruise plays Jack Harper, who along with his girlfriend Victoria (a most excellent Andrea Riseborough), is tasked with managing and repairing […]


dvr this Turner Classic Movies, Saturday, July 27, 5 p.m. Dustin Hoffman is an out of work actor who pretends to be a woman to get a role on a soap opera. It works, and suddenly he’s a star – or rather, his uptight, lightly frumpy alter ego is. To make matters worse, he falls […]

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