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NARAL Pro-Choice America endorses Scott Peters for Congress

SAN DIEGO – Scott Peters received the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice America today, one of the nation’s most prominent advocates for women’s health care. “We are proud to endorse Representative Scott Peters in his campaign for re-election in California’s 52nd Congressional District. In the midst of the most aggressive anti-choice Congress in decades, women need […]

San Diego filmmaker’s new movie to premiere at Torino Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

San Diego filmmaker Janice Villarosa’s new movie, Shunned will be premiering at the upcoming Torino Gay and Lesbian Film Festival at Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino. Shunned, a film about the lives of transsexuals in the Philippines, will be screened May 1 and 2. A reportage, Shunned profiles ladyboys, Philippine transsexuals who change their appearance […]

‘Queerly Beloved:’ How a couple survived transition and kept their queer identities

Imagine if, after fifteen years as a lesbian couple, your partner turned to you and said, “I think I’m really a man.” What would you do? How would you respond? For Diane and Jacob (née Suzy) Anderson-Minshall this isn’t a hypothetical question. It’s what really happened. Eight years later, the couple not only remains together, […]

Japanese PM’s wife takes part in gay parade, supports equality rights

TOKYO —  From GayAsiaNews comes a story about Japan’s first lady, who has not only taken part in the annual Tokyo gay parade but gone on to write about equality and anti-gay discrimination on her Facebook page. Akie Abe wore a white suite and stood on a float with a drag queen, as some 3,000 […]

‘White Party’ draws most diverse crowd ever

PALM SPRINGS – With an influx of more than 30,000 attendees over the course of the weekend, Jeffrey Sanker’s annual White Party in Palm Springs celebrated its 25th anniversary with the most diverse crowd ever. The three day event drew attendees from around the globe – ranging from longtime White Party alumni, to a new […]

Jury convicts man of killing architect

SAN DIEGO — After 14 hours of deliberations over three days, a jury April 24 convicted an employee of architect Graham Downes of second-degree murder in the beating death of Downes outside his Banker’s Hill home in 2013. The jury acquitted Higinio Salgado, 32, of first-degree murder. Sentencing was set for June 6 by San […]

Dario releases highly anticipated album and Pride tour dates

LOS ANGELES — Dario, the openly gay pop star featured by San Diego LGBT Weekly in March will debut his highly anticipated sixth album, Evolution, this Tuesday followed by a star studded CD release celebration in Hollywood  May 4. The event will include opening performances, one of which will be from the season three X […]

HRC unveils unprecedented effort to bring equality to the South

WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has announced Project One America (POA), a comprehensive campaign to dramatically expand LGBT equality in the South through permanent campaigns in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas. This substantial and lasting initiative — with a three year budget of $8.5 million and a dedicated staff of 20 — is the […]

Obama to name two openly LGBT individuals to AAPI Commission

President Barack Obama today announced his intention to appoint fourteen individuals to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), including two who are openly LGBT, reports HRC. Actor Maulik Pancholy, best known for his roles on 30 Rock and Weeds, and businessman Michael Byun, who also serves on the Ohio Governor’s […]

‘Gay people can make good monks too,’ says openly gay Thai Buddhist monk (VIDEO)

THAILAND — A Thai Buddhist monk who is gay and a former cross-dresser has gone on public television to say there is nothing wrong with gay people becoming Buddhist monks, causing much controversy in Thailand where Buddhism is the primary religion and has special status, reports GayAsiaNews.com. “I am who I am, and I’m not […]

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