About depression, addiction and suicide

The recent suicide of comedian Robin Williams focused a lot of attention and information on these three serious issues for a few days and then, as usual, it was onto the next major media story. I don’t believe that there is anyone that does not know someone who has a drug/alcohol addiction or suffers depression [...]

Stuart Milk in San Diego

Global gay activist Stuart Milk (founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation) will be speaking at a special community forum today, Thursday Aug. 14 at The LGBT Center, 6 p.m. and you are all invited to attend and learn more about our brothers and sisters around the globe and their struggles. Stuart Milk has indeed become [...]

No apologies for my political standings

460140863 Nicole

To the many of you who have told me you can’t wait ’til my response to publisher Stampp Corbin’s recent commentary about me, you are going to be disappointed. I will not get personal or get into name calling as he did; but his commentary must be answered and I will let my record speak [...]

David Alvarez … bitter table for one

David Alvarez--

Almost everyone I’ve talked to, including many fellow Democrats, agree that David Alvarez did not take his defeat by Mayor Kevin Faulconer very well. You would think that after a few months he would have gotten over it and moved on, but he hasn’t. His relationship with Council President Todd Gloria is colder than the [...]

Nicole’s 40th Pride weekend

This 40th anniversary of San Diego Pride was an extra special weekend for those of us who marched in 1974. From the refusal to issue a march permit by the Police Dept., because we were “deviants” to our Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman marching with us this year with almost 100 police officers including gay and [...]

Gay Catholic funeral Mass: yes or no?

Recently retired, Catholic Bishop Robert Brom of the San Diego diocese did not like or care for GLBT Catholics and his record speaks for itself. When we called on Bishop Brom in the early 1980s, to say a Mass for Catholics dying of AIDS, he refused until then State Assemblyman Pete Chacon informed him that [...]

Immigrant children fundraiser: July 25

Popular San Diego civic leader, Bruce M. Abrams (attorney and City commissioner), will be celebrating another birthday Friday, July 25 and some of his friends will be hosting a birthday bash at the award-winning Vietnamese cuisine restaurant Saigon on Fifth, 3900 Fifth Ave. in San Diego, and you are all invited. It’s a party fundraiser [...]

Christine Kehoe School … in 2015?

Christine Kehoe

As many of you know a few years ago I first wrote in this column of my new campaign to get a school named after a prominent GLBT citizen – former Sen. Christine Kehoe. This came after our successful campaign to name Harvey Milk Street in Hillcrest (the first such street named in the nation). [...]

Hillcrest Business Association … changing with the times

Hillcrest has changed greatly these last decades and I have lived here on and off since the 1970s. I still live in Hillcrest, in a seniors building and have always loved this peaceful and wonderfully diverse neighborhood. San Diego itself has changed much and so have so many of its neighborhoods and our Latino and [...]

Problems with the police chief’s Advisory Board?

Shelley Zimmerman

Mayors, police chiefs, etc. have had special advisory boards that have included Latinos, women, veterans, African Americans etc. and only a couple of decades ago did public officials add GLBT advisory boards to that list. These citizens’ advisory boards play an important role in keeping the public officially informed and more understanding of the diverse [...]

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