Diversionary Theatre announces appointment of new executive artistic director

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The Board of Trustees of San Diego’s Diversionary Theatre’s today announced that they have selected Mr. Matt Morrow to join the Diversionary team as their new executive artistic director.  Morrow accepted the Board’s offer and will take his place at the helm of Diversionary in mid-November, bringing to the job extensive experience in directing, financial [...]

House panel no to veteran same-sex benefit recognition

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A committee within the House of Representatives rejected a measure that would make veteran same-sex partner benefits recognized in every state. Currently, veteran same-sex partners lose benefits if the veteran moves to a state that does not recognize same-sex marriage. The panel rejected the idea that these benefits should not be based upon residence within [...]

US Chamber of Commerce Tweets About DeMaio

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The United States Chamber of Commerce is the largest lobbying group in America and is considered a Republican leaning organization, that has occassionally endorsed conservative Democrats. Last night, the Political Director of the United States Chamber of Commerce, Rob Engstrom, tweeted some very interesting comments about 52nd District Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio.   It seems that [...]

Joan Rivers dies at 81

Joan Rivers

Comedy legend and LGBT icon, Joan Rivers has died at the age of 81. According to a report in People.com, Rivers stopped breathing during a surgical procedure on her vocal cords last week and had to be rushed from the clinic to Mount Sinai Hospital. In a statement obtained by PEOPLE., Rivers’ daughter Melissa said, [...]

U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorses Scott Peters

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SAN DIEGO — Rep. Scott Peters announced a blockbuster endorsement today from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business group. The U.S. Chamber, which rarely endorses Democrats, praised Peters for his work to “return the U.S. to its full growth potential.” “We believe that your re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives will [...]

Joan Rivers rushed to the hospital

Joan Rivers

Gay icon, Joan Rivers was rushed to the hospital today after she stopped breathing, a source confirmed to CNN. According to CNN the comedienne stopped breathing during throat surgery. Rivers, 81, was then rushed in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. In 2013, Rivers allowed cameras to record a health scare [...]

Florida marriage ban ruled unconstitutional by federal court

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Today U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle ruled against Florida’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality, making the Sunshine State the latest to see such a ban struck down in federal court since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its historic marriage rulings last June.  In Brenner v. Scott, the private attorneys sued the state on behalf [...]

Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia

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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to a stay on a federal appeals court’s ruling against Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage, blocking same-sex marriages from taking place this week in the state, reports the Washington Blade. The Supreme Court granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to delay a decision by the [...]

Jim Jeffords, former U.S. Senator and early supporter of LGBT equality within the Republican Party dies at age 80

Jim Jeffords

James Jeffords, the former Republican congressman and senator from Vermont who famously dropped his party affiliation in 2001 has died at age 80. A moderate with a clear-eyed independent streak, Jeffords was an early supporter of LGBT equality within the Republican Party—jointly introducing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to the U.S. Senate with Senators Edward Kennedy [...]

Robin Williams found dead

Robin Williams

Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams was found dead Monday at his northern California home. Williams, 63, apparently took his own life according to police reports. He had been battling severe depression. His media representative Mara Buxbaum told CNN, “This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during [...]

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