Why support candidates just because they are gay or Latino?

After watching Toni Atkins get attacked for endorsing the re-election of Sheriff Bill Gore I knew that I would also, and really don’t care and absolutely stand by my endorsement. And let me say that just because I am Latino and gay does not mean I am obligated to support and vote for a Latino […]

Let’s re-elect Sheriff Bill Gore

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore is one of the best sheriffs in the nation and has been a longtime friend and supporter of the LGBT community. He has changed the jail protocol for the arrest and detention of transgender people making sure they get the respect and equal treatment they deserve. He established an […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: LGBTQ Latinos organizing Sept. 25

This Friday begins the annual National Hispanic Heritage Month. As I have often said, “The Golden State is turning brown” and San Diego is also, with Latinos soon becoming the majority. Monday, Sept. 25 there will be the first organizing meeting of the San Diego County Latino LGBTQ Coalition. The meeting will be held at […]

San Diego AIDS Memorial to become a reality

After almost three decades, many discussions, meetings, two mayors giving their support (Golding and Filner), proposals, controversies and two task forces I can say that San Diego will finally join other major cities across the United States and will have an AIDS Memorial to remember the over 8,000 men, women and children who have died […]

Mayor Faulconer’s support of trans military generates hate mail

When President Trump attacked our transgender brothers and sisters in the military Mayor Faulconer immediately issued a statement in support of transgender Americans serving in the military. Mayor Faulconer’s stand received countless responses from San Diegans almost all of them attacking him and full of hate. Here are some examples that I can print in […]

2017 San Diego Pride notebook

Did you know that … Major General Matthew Beevers marched in our parade with the military contingent? That the Walmart contingent had over 400 employees and families marching? That Ms. California 2017 waved throughout the parade at everyone? That the “Burning Man Festival” had a space at the festival? That our popular Sheriff Bill Gore […]

Demonstrations … Yes! Shut down Pride … No!

As a Latino and gay activist for over 45 years who has organized, led and participated in demonstrations, sit-ins, marches etc., and one who has been beaten and arrested by police in the 1960s and 70s, it is indeed upsetting to see my last column so misrepresented. As I stated, as the 2017 Grand Marshal […]

Will LGBT radicals shut down Pride parade?

The San Diego Police Department and San Diego LGBT Pride have gotten word that a group of LGBT radicals along with Black Lives Matter activists are thinking about attempting to shut down this year’s Pride parade. This, after last month’s Washington, D.C. Pride parade was stopped for over an hour, and re-routed by about a […]

A historic day for the LGBT civil rights movement as equality marches and rallies are held in over 115 cities

This past Sunday, June 11, was indeed a historic day for the LGBT civil rights movement, as not only did thousands march on our nation’s capital Washington, D.C., but in over 116 cities across the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, Spain and others. There have now been six LGBT marches on Washington with […]

In Washington, D.C. for a week

This coming Sunday, June 11, thousands of LGBT Americans will be marching on Washington, D.C. Over 100 cities across our nation and foreign countries will be holding marches and rallies in solidarity. I have the honor of being an elected national co-chair of this march and will be in our nation’s capital for over a […]

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