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Why support candidates just because they are gay or Latino?

After watching Toni Atkins get attacked for endorsing the re-election of Sheriff Bill Gore I knew that I would also, and really don’t care and absolutely stand by my endorsement. And let me say that just because I am Latino and gay does not mean I am obligated to support and vote for a Latino […]

This book covers all bases, from ‘will you?’ to ‘I do’

Your beloved asked. And you said “yes.” That’s all it took: so simple, yet so momentous and now you’re getting married. That’s nothing new these days; LGBTQ+ couples have weddings all the time, so how do you make yours special? With the new book Equally Wed by Kirsten Palladino, your vows will wow. Like many […]

‘My house a come on’

My articles are sometimes less than relevant to some seniors due my forgetting how broad that classification is. A 60-year-old at my FOG table asked what my recent reference “Come on-a my house” meant. I shouted the line to the next table and a shout of “My house a come on” came back. My friend’s […]

Catholic bishops reach out to the LGBT community

The banner outside St. John the Evangelist Church in Hillcrest proclaims “ All Are Welcome Here” and last Saturday morning this Catholic Church welcomed almost 400 LGBT people, their families and friends to hear a special mass said by the Auxilary Bishop of San Diego John Dolan and the Bishop of San Diego Robert McElroy. […]

San Diego MCC extends help to Puerto Rico’s MCC churches

The congregations of two Metropolitan Community Churches in Puerto Rico have been hit hard by Hurricane Maria and its aftermath. Most in the congregations are homeless,” said Jude Litzenberger, an MCC official who addressed the congregation Sunday as they took an offering to help the people and pastors in Puerto Rico. The pastor of the […]

David Meza sentencing reset for Dec. 11

A judge has delayed the sentencing until Dec. 11 for David Enrique Meza who was convicted of murdering his wealthy boyfriend in Mexico in 2015 so he could inherit his estate. Meza, 27, was convicted May 2 by a San Diego federal jury of the murder of Jake Clyde Merendino, 52, in Mexico. Merendino’s throat […]

Trump’s unfortunate political gestation

It’s been nine months since the election of Donald Trump and his political gestation has left America embarrassed and at substantial risk internationally and domestically. Trump has effectively gestated “bull horn” politics. No longer is racism, or nationalism, dog whistle politics. Trump has allowed the discriminatory views of some in our society to be amplified […]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, oct. 12 Michelle Buteau Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, comedian, host, performer Michelle Buteau brings a cheeky swagger, unique perspective and big personality to stage and screen. You can catch her co-hosting on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey weekdays at 9 a.m. The American Comedy Company, 818B Sixth Ave. […]

Review: ‘TranZformed: Finding Peace with Your God-Given Gender’

This is my third column where I’m writing about things ex-transgender. In one column I explored a San Diego church’s mini-conference on transgender people (especially transgender family members), and in another column I reviewed a DVD of a reparative therapist talking about gender dysphoria. In this third column I’m reviewing the documentary TranZformed: Finding Your […]

Bitcoin and real estate

You may have heard the term as it is now floating around in the ether. Bitcoin. What is it? I looked the term up on the Internet and CNN provided the following definition: “Bitcoin is a new currency that was created in 2009 by an unknown person using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. Transactions are made […]

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