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St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral takes to the streets again on Ash Wednesday to offer ‘Ashes to Go’

On Ash Wednesday, March 1, St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral clergy and volunteers will be offering “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition, at time and place. St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral is part of a new nationwide movement that has clergy and lay people visiting transit stops, street corners, coffee shops, and […]

National Cannabis Industry Association responds to press secretary’s comments regarding Trump administration marijuana policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith has called Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s comments regarding the Trump Administration’s marijuana policy a ploy to “overthrow the will of the voters.” Spicer made the comments in the press briefing Thursday. “It would be a mistake for the Department of Justice to overthrow the […]

SD Senate passes anti-LGBTQ ‘License to Discriminate’ bill for taxpayer-funded adoption agencies

The South Dakota Senate has passed Senate Bill (SB) 149 — discriminatory legislation targeting LGBTQ people and other minorities. SB 149 would enshrine taxpayer-funded discrimination into state law by allowing state-funded adoption and foster care agencies to reject prospective LGBTQ adoptive or foster parents based on the agency’s purported religious beliefs. SB 149 would allow state-licensed […]

West Hollywood City Council approves steps to prohibit the city from providing financial or other benefits to the president of the United States

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The City Council of the City of West Hollywood, at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, approved an item that directs City of West Hollywood staff to take steps in prohibiting West Hollywood City Hall from doing business with entities that provide financial or other benefits to the President of […]

OutRight Action International: Trump’s attack on trans students has international impact

In the past 48 hours, the world was reminded in three gruesome incidents that transgender people are subjected to violence and discrimination every day. Wednesday, the Trump Administration revoked the Obama administration’s guidance policy allowing trans students to use bathrooms congruent with their gender identity; on Tuesday, a trans woman named Keke Collier was murdered […]

Deadline approaching for local student essay contest

SAN DIEGO –  Broadway/San Diego is encouraging all San Diego County students in grades 5 through Grade 12 to enter the 2017 Wellness Through the Arts Student Essay/Video Contest (WTA), sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union and produced by Broadway San Diego. Deadline for entries is Tuesday, Feb. 28. The Top 5 individual submissions […]

Sanctuary Restaurants movement surpasses 300 restaurant landmark, establishes a place at the table for everyone

NEW YORK – Sanctuary Restaurants, a joint project of ROC United and Presente.org, has announced that it has surpassed 300 restaurants nationwide. Sanctuary Restaurants, an affirming project designed to welcome all, is not a legal distinction. Rather, it is a symbolic overture to restaurant workers, employers, and customers who seek a safe place. Furthermore, Sanctuary […]

GLSEN and PFLAG National relaunch #ClaimYourRights campaign in support of transgender students

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In the wake of rescinding guidance on Title IX protections for transgender students, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued a statement that said, in part: “At my direction, the Department’s Office for Civil Rights remains committed to investigating all claims of discrimination, bullying and harassment against those who are most vulnerable in our schools.” […]

Being salt and light

As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! “You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world.” These are […]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, feb. 23 Frankie Quinones Frankie Quinones takes the stage along with live performances by his characters “Creeper”(CholoFit) and “Juanita Carmelita”(The Funny Drop). Special guests include Chris Estrada and Torio Von Grol. Frankie Quinones brings a performance compared to a one-man variety show. He has performed for our troops overseas in Japan, Europe, and the […]

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