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Lambda Legal: ‘We won’t go back in the closet under Trump’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Within minutes of Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday, his administration has removed all mention of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from the White House Web site, and selected LGBT-related documents have disappeared from the Department of Labor website.  The Office of National AIDS Policy appears to have been closed, and its web […]

ACLU announces first legal action on Trump

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NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union has taken legal action seeking documents on conflicts of interest and violations of the Constitution and federal law posed by President Trump’s and his family’s business interests. The organization also released a Seven-Point Plan laying out how it intends to challenge other Trump policies and protect the Constitution. The efforts are made possible by the organization’s new Constitution Defense Fund, […]

San Diego’s oldest LGBT organization to celebrate 45 years of service

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In 1972 LGBT San Diegans started meeting to organize a local chapter of the International Imperial Courts of North America.  The Imperial Court System has been described as the “gay Shriners or Elks,” and was founded in 1965 by World War II Veteran Jose Julio Sarria.  A gay icon, who in 1961 became the first […]

HRC statement on the Inauguration of President Donald Trump

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Donald J. Trump was sworn in today as the 45th president and pledged to be a president for all Americans in his inaugural speech. “We are one nation — and their pain is our pain,” said Trump.”Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and […]

World OutGames Miami seeking global artist submissions for official event poster

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MIAMI – World OutGames Miami 2017, a ten-day multi-sport, human rights and cultural event held from May 27 until June 4, 2017, is inviting artists worldwide from all disciplines to create an original poster image that promotes the spirit of the 2017 Games. This commemorative art design will wholeheartedly embrace the three core pillars of […]

First ever ‘America’s LGBT Economy’ report suggests LGBT businesses add $1.7 trillion to US economy


WASHINGTON— The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, has released the first ever snapshot demonstrating the economic and social impact of America’s LGBT business owners and entrepreneurs. The “America’s LGBT Economy” report explores the revenues, types, sizes, and geography of LGBT-owned […]

Jury convicts motorist of DUI/huffing in girl’s death


A jury convicted a man Wednesday of gross vehicular manslaughter in the death of a Pacific Beach girl in 2010 in a case involving “huffing” or inhaling chemicals from computer keyboard cleaner cans. The jury also convicted Romeo Balbin Dumlao, 41, of driving under the influence of these chemicals from cans which were found in […]

Anti-fur activist sentenced to 21 months in federal prison


An anti-fur activist was sentenced Tuesday to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to pay a whopping restitution figure of $423,477 in damages to 13 people and businesses which sustained heavy damages and losses. Nicole Kissane, 29, formerly of Escondido, didn’t say anything before U.S. District Court Judge Larry Burns exceeded the prosecutor’s recommendation […]

House LGBT Caucus calls on Senate to reject Tom Price nomination


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today called on the Senate to reject Rep. Tom Price’s nomination for Secretary of Health and Human Services. “Rep. Price’s nomination would spell disaster for LGBT Americans,” said LGBT Equality Caucus Co-Chair Rep. David Cicilline (RI-01). “The Affordable Care Act contains critical protections for LGBT Americans which ensure that they do […]

Woman pays $1,744 for damages to Urban Mo’s; charge reduced to an infraction

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SAN DIEGO — A woman who shattered a glass door with rocks at the Urban Mo’s Bar & Grill submitted money orders in court Wednesday for $1,744, which represents the damages she inflicted on the popular gay business in Hillcrest. Raquel Bonilla, 23, of San Diego, was given credit for one day spent in jail […]

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