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London costume store inspired by Pride as European cities get set to celebrate

For many European cities August is Pride month, and celebrations will soon be underway in cities like Brighton, England; Amsterdam, Antwerp and Copenhagen to name a few. For Escapade, a fancy dress retailer based in Camden, London Pride season is one of the busiest times of the year. The store, which has been in Camden […]

Movie review: ‘Magic in the Moonlight’

One of the problems Woody Allen faces when he is trying to defend himself against charges of pedophilia is how often the male protagonists in his films, usually well into middle age, pursue and win the affections of much, much younger women. Most notoriously, he cast himself, at age 42, as a man dating 17-year-old […]

How downing of Flight MH17 might also harm LGBT Ukrainians

The devastating loss of noted Dutch AIDS researcher, Joep Lange, who died in the recent downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight in the skies over Ukraine may turn out to be just one of multiple tragedies surrounding the air disaster that have special relevance to LGBT people and our allies. The horrifying downing of a […]

Book review: ‘Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders’

Why do you stay with the one you love? You can count the ways: he makes you laugh. She’s tender, kind and generous. You love being in his arms. He’s a good dancer. She’s hot. There a million reasons to love, each as individual as the lovers. But what if your partner changed? What if […]

David Alvarez … bitter table for one

Almost everyone I’ve talked to, including many fellow Democrats, agree that David Alvarez did not take his defeat by Mayor Kevin Faulconer very well. You would think that after a few months he would have gotten over it and moved on, but he hasn’t. His relationship with Council President Todd Gloria is colder than the […]


dvd of the week In the world of Divergent, everyone who has survived a horrible, global war now lives in Chicago, which is surrounded by a massive wall and where the population has been divided into five factions: Abnegation, who are selfless civil servants; Amity, who the peaceful, hippy famers; Candor, who are honest lawyers; […]

Halt and Catch Fire

dvr this AMC, Sunday, Aug. 3, 10 p.m. In the season finale of Mad Men in the 1980s with Computers in Dallas, the team of craven salesman Joe (Lee Pace), bungling techie Gordon (Scoot McNairy), and punk-rock coder Cameron (Mackenzie Davis) are about to send their proto-laptop to the manufacturer. They have been at each […]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, july 31 Gilbert Castellanos and The Park West Ensemble Trumpeter and composer Gilbert Castellanos has energized the San Diego jazz scene since the 90’s, and promises to become as important to the evolution of jazz music as the legends who have influenced him such as Lee Morgan, Dizzy Gillespie, and Freddie Hubbard. An immense […]

Trans* Pride and The Stonewall Rally

Prior to this year’s Friday night Stonewall Rally, July 18, the organizing collective of the first annual San Diego Trans* Pride and March requested a few times of San Diego Pride that a dedicated space be set aside for the marchers in the audience area of San Diego Pride weekend’s kickoff event. The march was […]

Gay activists in China challenge ‘conversion therapy’ in courts

China — For the first time, a  Chinese court will  hear a challenge against “gay conversion therapy.” This is in a country where same-sex relations were only removed from the list of mental illnesses in the early 2000s, reports GayAsia News.com. Gay rights activists say this could be a legal milestone in their fight to […]

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