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 [...]

Moderates win in the primary elections

This past Tuesday’s election turned out to be a major victory for mostly moderate Republicans and Democrats. Our very own Bonnie Dumanis easily won re-election for district attorney after a mostly negative, mean-spirited campaign waged by her opponent Bob Brewer, who tried to buy the election with a lot of his own money. Many of [...]

About the ‘transgender umbrella’

When I nominated six-year-old Ryland Whittington and his wonderful parents for this year’s Harvey Milk Inspirational Award, I knew the 1,000+ people attending the Sixth Annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast would react in the same way as I did when first meeting the Whittington family … I cried, getting emotional over this beautiful story of [...]

Surrey to West Hollywood to the White House

Well, I feel like I am making a sequel to the movie Seven Days in May as my ongoing seven days have been a most wild ride. I started in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada where longtime political and gay activist Martin Rooney hosted me and kept me on a very busy schedule. First, we went [...]

The attempts to demonize pro-equality Republicans

Many of you have asked me if the publisher of San Diego LGBT Weekly, Stampp Corbin is obsessed with pro-equality Republicans as his commentary last week was about the twelfth time he has blasted pro-equality Republicans, Mayor Kevin Faulconer and their GLBT supporters. In fact, Stampp has tried to paint Mayor Faulconer’s supporters as “prostitutes” [...]

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