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Homeless murder suspect committed to mental hospital

A judge committed Jon David Guerrero Oct. 21 to a state psychiatric hospital after finding he was mentally incompetent to stand trial for bizarre murders and attacks upon homeless men including a victim who attended Metropolitan Community Church (MCC). Guerrero, 39, dressed in blue jail clothing, said nothing after San Diego Superior Court Judge Steven […]

Five tips for shopping for the Covered California health plan that best fits you

With Covered California’s three-month open-enrollment period starting Nov. 1, it’s a great time to shop for the best fit for your health coverage. During Covered California open enrollment, which runs through Jan. 31, consumers can choose among 11 name-brand health insurance plans that offer high-quality and affordable coverage. Here are some helpful tips. Shop, shop, […]

SUNDAY: Local band to protest Trump’s racism with ‘La Rata Blanca’ performance

The Cuban born, San Diego-based band Zaraguey will perform “La Rata Blanca,” an original song protesting the racist messages of Donald Trump. The song’s music video was produced by Queen Bee’s Arts and Cultural Center, a North Park small business and Main Street Alliance of San Diego member business. The video features San Diego Latino […]

LGBTs speak out at Jill Stein rally

Members of the local LGBT community spoke out at a rally for Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein at the World Beat Center Thursday, Oct. 20. “The corporate rulers tell a lie, that we must vote the lesser evil, that we must vote with our fears, not our hopes, in order to stop things from […]

Point of Pride launches transgender surgery fund and donation programs

EUGENE, Ore. — Today, Point of Pride has begun accepting applications for its annual Transgender Surgery Fund, which offers financial assistance to trans people who cannot afford a gender-affirming surgery. Any transgender person in financial need seeking surgery who does not have medical insurance (or whose surgeries are not covered by their insurance) may apply […]

HRC on the cost of HB2: At least $698 million

Last year North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s ignited a national controversy over HB2, the anti-LGBT legislation he pushed and signed into law. Since then, McCrory has staked his re-election on standing by his hateful law, despite the consequences for the states. While in 2012, McCrory was easily elected by more than 11%, according to the Real […]

Logo announces two all-new comedy specials from ‘Rupaul’s Drag Race’ champion Bianca Del Rio

NEW YORK, NY – Logo Thursday announced that “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 6 winner and fan favorite Bianca Del Rio will star in “Not Today Bianca,” two original half-hour comedy specials that follow the drag queen superstar as she takes on Hollywood.  Debuting this December, the specials will co-star Emmy® Award-winner RuPaul, comedy actress and Emmy® Award-winner Kristen Johnston; actress and New […]

San Diego Opera and Council announce return of ‘My Voice in the Arts’

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – San Diego Opera and the San Diego City Council announced Thursday the second year of My Voice in the Arts, an educational program that provides free season subscriptions to San Diego Opera performances to middle or high-school students (plus their chaperones) in each of the nine San Diego city council districts. […]

A friend passes

In the past few weeks, I’ve had yet another transgender woman friend I’ve met through activism take her own life. It shook me. Like me, she had an underlying mental health condition; well, let’s not sugar coat it. She, like me, lived with a mental illness. Ours both had depression as components of that mental […]

Your vote is your voice. Be heard

What an election year. The presidential race features the two least popular candidates in history. California’s ballot has a Senate run-off with no Republican and seventeen Propositions. San Diego has two different initiatives about a Chargers stadium – or is it a Convadium? With 12 days until the votes are counted, here is where things […]

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