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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Auschwitz’s 70th anniversary … and anti-Semitism continues

This is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the infamous death camp of Auschwitz in Poland. The Holocaust, which resulted in the torture and murder of over 6 million Jewish people during World War II. You would think that the world and all people would have learned from history and this horrific crime against [...]

Mayor Faulconer’s ‘State of the City’

The annual “State of…” speeches by presidents, governors and mayors have become an American tradition when they inform citizens what their priorities, mayoral projects and goals for the year will be. City Council candidate Chris Ward picked me up and we went to hear Mayor Faulconer’s first such address. It was a good, solid, well [...]

Troy Perry and Phil Wilson to be honorees at Milk Breakfast

If you Google the Rev. Troy Perry and Phil Wilson you will immediately know why they will both be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the eighth annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast to be held Thursday, May 21 at the Hilton Hotel by the Bay. Rev. Troy Perry is the founder of the worldwide Metropolitan [...]

People, politics and opinions

Carl DeMaio _

Carl DeMaio to wed in 2015? Recently, I had dinner with Carl DeMaio and his life partner Johnathan Hale who have been together about seven years. They had returned from a week’s vacation aboard a cruise liner and looked tanned, rested and ready for a new chapter in their life together. While many Republican Party [...]

Community helps bury woman who died of AIDS

Many years ago, the Imperial Court de San Diego established the Ben F. Dillingham Fund for special emergency needs. Among those it has helped is an 89-year-old-man whose apartment was totally burnt down (no insurance) and a lesbian mom who had one of her legs cut off. But more than half of the Dillingham Fund [...]

The San Diego Police Department: 1960-2014

Shelley Zimmerman

After the death of the black New Yorker who was put in a choke-hold by police officers I joined a demonstration in front of the Federal Building in downtown. I agree with the 70 percent of Americans of color who in recent polls stated that the justice system is not equal for all Americans. Since [...]

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