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Lady Gaga to headline Super Bowl Halftime Show

Global superstar Lady Gaga, winner of six Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and Academy Award nominee, will headline the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show on FOX at NRG Stadium in Houston Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. The Super Bowl halftime show is “the most-watched musical event of the year,” the NFL said in its […]

Alabama Chief Justice, suspended over gay marriage order

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary today suspended anti-LGBTQ Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore from the bench for the remainder of his term, due to his unethical and extralegal actions surrounding marriage equality. Moore will remain on the bench, but will not receive a salary and he will be unable to make any […]

Governor signs California ‘All-Gender’ Restroom Bill

SACRAMENTO—California Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1732, authored by Asm. Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and sponsored by Equality California, the Transgender Law Center and California National Organization of Women (NOW).  AB 1732 establishes the nation’s most progressive restroom access law, requiring that single-occupancy restrooms in California businesses, government buildings, and places of […]

Grindr announces Hack4Equality winners

LOS ANGELES – Grindr, in partnership with HackerNest, have announced that Vicc Alexander and Marlon Lopez are the Grand Prize winners of their seven-week Hackathon, Hack4Equality, dedicated to solving crucial issues within the LGBTQ community. The winning concept, presented at the live demo day final, hosted at Grindr’s Los Angeles headquarters, aspires to end public LGBTQ discrimination with […]

San Diego Pride opens 2016 community grant applications

SAN DIEGO – San Diego LGBT Pride has announced that due to the success of this year’s Pride event, themed “Pride Unites the World,” they are able to continue their tradition of community giving. Pride strives each year to return profits from the annual LGBT Pride weekend to the community. San Diego Pride’s community contributions […]

San Diego will soon be alive to ‘The Sound of Music’

The lavish new production of The Sound of Music will make its San Diego premiere Nov. 15-20 at the San Diego Civic Theatre as part of Broadway San Diego’s 2016-2017 season. According to director Jack O’Brien, “The Sound of Music has been in our ears for decades, as it deserves to be. But it might […]

HRC joins with nation’s leading pediatric organizations on new guide supporting transgender youth

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation joined with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP), which together represent more than 66,000 pediatricians and pediatric specialists across the country, to release Supporting and Caring for Transgender Children, a new guide for community members and allies to […]

Governor signs bill on immigration

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.–Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday signed Assembly Bill 2532 authored by Assemblymember David Chiu (D – San Francisco). AB 2532 removes anti-immigrant language from California law. “This year’s anti-immigrant rhetoric at the national level evokes memories of the anti-immigrant Prop 187 in the 1990s here in California,” said Assemblymember Chiu. “This bill deletes anti-immigrant language […]


In response to Betty Owen’s Guest Commentary (issue 208 Sept. 15) Dear Editor, Thank you for publishing Betty Owen’s brilliant article. I have discovered yet another reason why the lottery application process for the new North Park, LGBT senior building is so unfair. Though the corporate-owned media has woefully neglected to report it, America’s primary […]

CHW responds to community concerns about San Diego’s first LGBT-affirming senior community

Community HousingWorks (CHW) sent the following to Betty Owen in response to her letter published in San Diego LGBT Weekly, Sept. 15. Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention here at CHW. The time and energy that you and many other members of the community put in to advocate and create a community […]

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