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Bookwatch: ‘Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality’

You’re not in any hurry. The ring’s on your finger, the engagement was just announced, and you both feel like you’ve got plenty of time. Now’s your chance to enjoy the process of getting married. Here’s your opportunity to plan the future. But Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality by Katherine Franke asks the question: […]

Nurses top Gallup Poll as most trusted profession 16 years running

Nurses once again topped the Gallup Poll’s annual ranking of how Americans view 22 major professions with 82% of the public rating their honesty and ethical standards as “high” or “very high.” Nurses have ranked first for 16 consecutive years and every year except for one in the 19 years that Gallup has surveyed public opinion on what profession is most trusted. […]

‘Gay panic’ defense banned in Illinois

CHICAGO – Starting in January, Defense attorneys in Illinois will no longer be able to mount the so-called “gay panic defense”. Illinois is  the second state after California to prohibit the tactic. USA Today reported that after a lackluster attempt in 2016, the Illinois ban sailed through the Legislature in May with no opposition and […]

Trump fires entire HIV/AIDS Council

President Donald Trump has fired the entire Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), reportedly informing them without explanation with a letter delivered by courier. Six members of the council resigned in June due to “a president who simply does not care,” according to one member in a Newsweek op-ed entitled “Trump doesn’t care about HIV. We’re outta […]

Oregon Appeals Court upholds discrimination ruling against bakers

The Oregon Court of Appeals Thursday upheld a ruling that a bakery violated the state’s antidiscrimination law by refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. The Register Guard reported that the appeals court rejected the contention from Aaron and Melissa Klein, the co-owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Gresham, Ore., that […]

Kashish 2018 announces international poster contest

INDIA — Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival – South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film fest – has announced an International Poster Design Contest for its 2018 edition. The winner will receive a cash prize of Rs 25,000 instituted by one of India’s top fashion designers Wendell Rodricks, who will also judge the competition. Kashish 2018 […]

Remembering LGBTQ advocates lost in 2017

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) remembers the heroic trailblazers and advocates we lost this year. Their work continues to inspire us as we fight for full equality at home and abroad. Edie Windsor Edie Windsor became an icon and trailblazer in the LGBTQ community when she won her case Windsor v. United States in 2013. […]

Lambda Archives Annual Meeting to be held Jan. 4

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Lambda Archives of San Diego’s Annual Meeting will be held at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at Uptown Tavern, 1236 University Ave. in Hillcrest. The meeting will celebrate the growth of the Archives in 2017 and enable attendees to learn more about the opportunities ahead. Members of the Archives are […]

San Diego Opera’s ‘Maria de Buenos Aires’ adds performance due to popular demand

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — San Diego Opera’s 2017-2018 season continues Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at the Lyceum Theatre at 7 p.m. with Maria de Buenos Aires, part of the Company’s dētour Series which is dedicated to exploring lesser known operas and works that fall outside of the Company’s ongoing tradition of presenting grand operas at […]

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