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Israeli justice minister to promote inheritance law for same-sex partners

Israel’s Justice Minister Tzipi Livni is planning to promote an amendment to the Inheritance Law that would allow same-sex partners to be each others’ heirs when the Knesset reconvenes for its summer session May 11, reports GayAsiaNews.com. “Love is love, and a family is a family, and it’s inconceivable that the law allows for institutional […]

‘The Book of Mormon’ announces lottery ticket policy; opening night May 27 at SD Civic Theatre

SAN DIEGO – Broadway/San Diego and The Book Of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, today announced a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins May 27 at The San Diego Civic Theatre and plays a limited two week engagement through June 8. In San Diego, the production will conduct […]

Give OUT Day: a national LGBT day of giving, May 15

NEW YORK – In two weeks, the 2nd annual Give OUT Day (www.giveoutday.org) will bring together over 400 LGBTQ  nonprofits and thousands of donors to support the LGBTQ community. “Give OUT Day offers a chance for our country to come together and support the hundreds of LGBTQ groups – community centers, arts groups, organizers, clinics, […]

Jason Collins to be honored by Point Foundation

LOS ANGELES  — Point Foundation (Point) will present its Leadership Award to Jason Collins of the Brooklyn Nets. Collins is the first openly gay athlete to play in any of the four major North American pro sports leagues (NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL). Point is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer […]

New SD police chief meets the community

San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman spent her 55th birthday Monday night answering questions from residents at the LGBT Center and vainly, but good naturedly waved her hands to try and stop the happy birthday song from being sung to her. It was Council President Todd Gloria who informed the estimated 85 people who gathered […]

HRC Foundation’s ‘Welcoming Schools’ program awards 12 elementary schools with Inaugural Seal of Excellence (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON – With increased urgency to stop bullying in America’s schools, educators are working diligently to get to the root of the problem in early grades.   This week, The HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools Program is recognizing ten schools and two school districts that have gone the extra mile to create safe schools. Welcoming Schools provides […]

U.S. Dept. of Education: transgender students protected under Title IX

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S Department of Education issued guidance clarifying that federal Title IX prohibits discrimination against transgender students. The Human Rights Campaign, welcomed the guidance issued by the Department’s Office for Civil Rights, which says “Title IX’s sex discrimination prohibition extends to claims of discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform […]

San Diego Opera board elects new officers; over $300k raised in three days

SAN DIEGO – San Diego Opera’s board of directors elected new officers during a board meeting Monday, April 28, 2014. The new executive committee includes Carol Lazier as president, Courtney Ann Coyle as executive vice president, James A. Merritt, M.D. as vice president of finance and Frances R. Marshall as secretary/parliamentarian. This election fills roles […]

‘Out in the Line-up’ to screen at San Diego Surf Film Festival May 9

A4Out in the Line Up, an award-winning documentary exposing the taboo of homosexuality in surfing premiere’s in San Diego at the upcoming San Diego Surf Film Festival (SDSFF), May 9. After 20 years of silence, former state champion surfer David Wakefield feels ready to reveal a secret that could turn his life upside down. He […]

Lambda Literary Foundation announces 2014 award winners

LOS ANGELES – Today, the Lambda Literary Foundation, the nation’s leading national nonprofit organization promoting LGBT literature and writers, announced the recipients of the 2014 Dr. James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize and the Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award.  This year the Mid-Career Novelist Prize recognizes Michael Thomas Ford and Radclyffe; the Emerging Writer […]

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