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Dronenburg San Diego County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg Jr. is back in the news, particularly with the LGBT community. Why? Many in the community have broken with District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis because she endorsed Dronenburg. Dronenburg asked the state Supreme Court to halt same-sex weddings after the federal court ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional. He said the […]

The Dinah 2014 set to be biggest and best yet

This April more than 15,000 women from all over the world will descend on the town of Palm Springs, Calif., for the biggest lesbian event on the planet, The Dinah Shore Weekend slated for April 2 to April 6 (thedinah.com). The epic annual world-renowned weekend is a five-day affair packed with, not just non-stop activities, […]

The living legend that is … Boy George!

Boy George needs little introduction. With a career spanning more than 30 years, he first shot to international stardom in the 1980s as the front man of one of the U.K.’s biggest exports of the 20th century, Culture Club. A multi-racial band, with an openly gay front-man, Culture Club was ahead of the curve and […]

Britannia rules at HWE’s upcoming spring concert, April 12

The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble (HWE) presents its spring concert, A Royal Concert: Last Night of the Proms Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front Street in San Diego. In the style of the BBC’s summer concert series “Promenade Concerts”, which are performed at the Royal Albert Hall in […]

Will Walters: staying strong despite legal setback

San Diego Pride 2011 will forever be etched in the mind of William X. Walters – and not as a carefree event where members of the LGBT community could express themselves without fear of harassment or intimidation. What happened at Pride 2011 has changed the course of Walters’ life and led him on a path […]

Phony AIDS doctor gets six years, four months

A phony doctor who claimed he could cure AIDS and cancer with expensive, ineffective treatments was sentenced March 14 to six years and four months in custody after his victims’ survivors described what he had done. Keith Allen Barton, 52, of La Mesa, was ordered to pay $50,107 to victims he defrauded by San Diego […]

Melanie’s roller skate key

While chatting about censorship with a young guy about 50, I mentioned Melanie and her roller skate key song and how several groups tried to ban it saying it was too suggestive. Noting his blank expression, I realized Melanie never made it to super stardom and he was confused. As I rattled on about her […]

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Mayor Faulconer … a ‘Dine Out’ waiter!

Almost every major city has a Dine Out For Life day when local restaurants and bars give a percentage of their receipts to HIV/AIDS agencies. In the past San Diego’s mayors have participated but Mayor Kevin Faulconer will be the first to actually wait on customers on Thursday April 24 during lunch at Harvey Milk’s […]

Kill Your Darlings

dvd of the week John Krokidas and Austin Bunn’s wonderful film about the beginnings of the Beats, the phrase “kill your darling” is spoken by an English professor with the usual purpose – edit down your extravagant writing – but it also means a great deal more. One of the first scenes in the film […]

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