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San Diego Pride welcomes all women to ‘She Fest’ 2014

SAN DIEGO – All women are invited to the premier of the first official women’s event taking place this Pride season – She Fest –  Saturday, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at North Park Community Park. She Fest is a woman-centered event that celebrates and supports the talents and contributions of all women […]

Marina Rice Bader’s Film ‘Anatomy of a Love Seen’ gets worldwide release online following the 2014 Outfest Film Festival premiere (VIDEO)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. –Writer/director Marina Rice Bader (executive producer of Elena Undone, A Perfect Ending) is releasing her feature length directorial debut Anatomy of a Love Seen as a $5 digital rental on Vimeo via the film’s Web site http://www.anatomyofaloveseen.com Following the July 18th premiere of the lesbian-themed drama at the 32nd Annual Outfest Los […]

Therese M. Stewart poised to become the first out lesbian justice on the California Court of Appeal

SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced that he has appointed San Francisco Chief Deputy City Attorney Therese M. Stewart to serve as a justice on the California Court of Appeal, on the First District Court’s Division Two.  The appointment, made during San Francisco’s LGBT Pride weekend, marks an appropriately historic milestone for California’s judiciary as well as its LGBT community: Stewart will […]

‘Misterbnb’ offers a community alternative to ‘Airbnb’ for the gay traveler

Almost six years ago, two of the three Airbnb founders, Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia, found themselves unable to pay their rent on a pricey San Francisco loft. But instead of downsizing, they cleared out their living room, threw down a few air mattresses and provided home-cooked breakfasts to the various travelers looking for a […]

For LGBT seniors in long-term care facilities, Canada offers little in the way of support

For the generation born just before the Baby Boomers, life in residential care homes, assisted living facilities and other elderly living arrangements appears to offer no respite from the closet nor the homophobia that so many of those in that cohort grew up with. Despite Canada’s reputation for tolerance and inclusion – the Canadian government […]

Baja Betty’s and Flicks sent hate letters

Eddie Reynoso of Baja Betty’s talking to 10 News Image: 10News 10News in San Diego has reported that at least two gay bars in Hillcrest have received threatening letters. Eddie Reynoso, marketing manager at Baja Betty’s, showed 10News the 15-page letter written by “Eddie777, servant and messenger of God Yahweh.” Yahweh is known as the proper […]

Today: 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, arguably the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for gay and lesbian rights in the United States. Gays and lesbians in the United States saw a very different world in the late 1960s. Most lived their lives in […]

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist files legal brief in support of marriage equality

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has filed an amicus brief today in support of the marriage equality lawsuit Pareto v. Ruvin, which is set for a hearing July 2 before Judge Sarah Zabel in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court in Miami. Judge Zabel will hear from attorneys who filed a lawsuit in January on behalf of […]

Film about gay surfing culture to screen at Oceanside International Film Festival

Held Aug. 3 to 10,  Oceanside International Film Festival is an annual event put out since 2009 in San Diego County’s northernmost city famous for its very consistent surfing conditions, Oceanside. The festival (which finished accepting films June 16) will publicly screen 70 unique and independent films, a good mixture from the locals and around the […]

Harvey Milk wax figure unveiled by nephew to celebrate opening of Madame Tussauds San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Civil and human rights leader, Harvey Milk, was honored Thursday with his very own wax figure, which was unveiled by his nephew, Stuart, at Madame Tussauds San Francisco, to celebrate the opening of the city’s newest wax attraction. Stuart Milk, Co-Founder and Board President of the Harvey Milk Foundation, revealed the […]

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