Bye-bye Chargers

Over a decade ago in my weekly column in the then Gay and Lesbian Times, I said that one day the Chargers would move to Los Angeles. Well, all hell broke loose and Charger fans went crazy on me calling me every name in the book and saying that the Chargers would never leave America’s [...]

How to save the Chargers

Finding a way to keep the Chargers in San Diego is complicated. Arithmetic and self-interest are not, which is why I think the key players are making a ballot initiative more complicated than it needs to be. If you need two-thirds of voters to back a funding plan, tell most voters that it won’t cost [...]

The federal government, sex segregated facilities and trans people

Ashton Carter-

When the issue of trans people is brought up, always just under the surface of discussion is public accommodations in sex segregated facilities such as public locker rooms and restrooms. Without directly discussing it, the majority of us think about bathrooms when discussing anything related to trans people. One recent issue where the public discussion [...]

Atkinson for Congress? Gloria for Assembly?

Nicole 1

Word is that former Marine Captain Jacque Atkinson was in Washington, D.C. meeting with top Republican Party leadership and half a dozen GOP members of Congress along with powerful political PACS for serious discussion about a possible campaign against Congressman Scott Peters in 2016. Atkinson is co-chair of the Sheriff’s LGBT Advisory Board and also [...]

The Republican bait and switch is on

I have a number of Republican friends and acquaintances. As the 2016 elections approach they will no doubt tout the benefits of smaller government and lower taxes, and suggest that social and religious conservatives no longer dominate the party. When they wonder why I don’t support Republicans at the national level, I will refer them [...]

A restroom pictogram that sends the wrong message

If one needs to go to the Restroom at San Diego’s LGBT Center or at the San Diego Airport, one may find oneself presented with an all gender identities public restroom sign. The LGBT Center’s public restroom sign has the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) international symbol for males, the ADA international symbol for females [...]

Is Bruce Jenner a transgender hero?

Bruce Jenner

During Michael Jackson’s multiple facial surgeries and skin whitening procedures, armchair psychologists said his intent was clear, if troubling. The most commonly expressed reason given for the ever changing face and complexion of Jackson was he wanted to be less black. Longtime late night TV host and author Dick Cavett once told me he had [...]

Mixed feelings about the Creating Change Conference

Nicole and Michael Hancock

The 27th annual Creating Change Conference held in Denver last week brought forth over 4,000 GLBT people from all over the United States (with some special GLBT observers from around the globe.) This annual conference has become the largest GLBT conference in the nation and is sponsored by the National LGBTQ Task Force. I have [...]

Who’s in charge of SDSU training on trans student policies?

In recent weeks I’ve submitted several California Freedom of Information Act requests of various entities at San Diego State University (SDSU), and many have been related to training that SDSU entities do regarding transgender students. What I’ve discovered is that apparently no one has been training staff of SDSU’s Associated Students, to include the staff [...]

People, politics and opinions

Kevin Faulconer Evan Wolfson

Recently, I had dinner at Baja Betty’s with the frontrunner for the 78th Assembly District race Sarah Boot, who Toni Atkins has endorsed as her successor. But local Republican Party officials are pushing former Marine captain and out lesbian Jacque Atkinson to become a candidate. Atkinson is currently the co-chair of the Sheriff’s GLBT Advisory [...]

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