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President Trump’s approval rating hovers near 40 percent. Polls of the generic congressional vote show Democrats leading by eight points. Historically, those conditions predict Democratic gains of 20-30 seats in the House of Representatives and four to five seats in the Senate in 2018. Democrats have been openly optimistic about winning the 24 seats they […]

RuPaul’s Drag Race ‘Werq the World’ touches down in San Diego

In a few weeks you’ll be able to see your favorite drag performers from RuPaul’s Drag Race on stage at the Spreckels Theatre sashaying and strutting in gowns and glitter in Werq the World. The tour is the brainchild of producer Brandon Voss but as he explains it, the idea really came from one of […]

Meet Silas Howard

Friday, Sept. 22, the critically-acclaimed HBO drama, Transparent, began its fourth season. To date, 16 episodes have been directed by showrunner Jill Soloway. Some, three so far, have been directed by Silas Howard, a man whose ability to synthesize the messy intersection between life and art seem apparent yet remarkable. I’d say ‘authentic’ if that […]

The match that became a circus

When I was coming out and learning about the various LGBT people who came before me, one of the images I saw repeated the most was the last shot of the absurdist tennis match called the Battle of the Sexes, when then-closeted Billie Jean King backhanded the ball past chauvinist huckster Bobby Riggs’s right and […]

The best wiener

Heart and Trotter is a whole animal butchery in a nondescript North Park strip mall. Owned and operated by James Holtslag and Trey Nichols, Heart and Trotter is San Diego County’s only local sourced, sustainable and humane butcher shop. Their proteins come from personally selected ranches in Newman, Bakersfield, Riverside and Julian, California to assure […]

Let’s re-elect Sheriff Bill Gore

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore is one of the best sheriffs in the nation and has been a longtime friend and supporter of the LGBT community. He has changed the jail protocol for the arrest and detention of transgender people making sure they get the respect and equal treatment they deserve. He established an […]

Reunion or not

My partner and I are in Maine visiting old landmarks and attending an ever shrinking reunion of my high school classmates. The landmarks range from barely changed to nearly unrecognizable to sadly non-existent. The same can be said of the classmates. All assured me I remain unchanged, recognizable and still here. Dismissing my receding hairline, […]

The Golden State is turning brown

San Diego’s LGBT activists are marking Hispanic Heritage Month by establishing the San Diego County Latino Coalition, which held its first organizing meeting this past Monday at The LGBT Community Center. One of the new coalition’s founders, City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez told the crowd that “The Golden State is turning brown, and indeed soon […]

HWE changes pace with upcoming fall concert

The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble (HWE) presents its fall concert A Change of Pace at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the beautiful First Unitarian Universalist Church at 4190 Front Street. in Hillcrest. Many of the pieces will have a Spanish influence; however, the concert will be cleverly interspersed with music of the great American composer […]

Man pleads guilty to hate crime

A gay man has the distinction of pleading guilty to a hate crime in attacking a gay couple outside the Whole Foods Market on University Avenue in Hillcrest. The Sept. 9 incident may have been sparked by racial issues, as City Attorney Mara Elliott said in a press release the couple were attacked because of […]

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