Breakfast with Ernie Dronenburg … hum

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About a week ago I went to have a breakfast meeting with current County assessor/clerk/recorder – the controversial Ernie Dronenburg. (Four of us – both Republican and Democratic political gay activists.) I have met him before and always thought he was a most eccentric man and he reminds me of Floyd the barber on the [...]

Cesar Chavez, Harvey Milk and the gay community

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This Last week, I went out to see the movie based on the life of Latino icon and civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. It was a most moving movie and like the Oscar award-winning movie on Harvey Milk it brought back so many memories for me and had me crying, laughing and leaving the theater [...]

‘Noah’ is one hot mess

At first I thought that some of the Christian leaders heavily criticizing the just-released biblical epic movie Noah were just too sensitive – ‘til I went to see this movie and it is just one big hot mess! I think any Christian would be insulted and upset because the producer has taken way more than [...]

Mayor Faulconer … a ‘Dine Out’ waiter!

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Almost every major city has a Dine Out For Life day when local restaurants and bars give a percentage of their receipts to HIV/AIDS agencies. In the past San Diego’s mayors have participated but Mayor Kevin Faulconer will be the first to actually wait on customers on Thursday April 24 during lunch at Harvey Milk’s [...]

Stop with all this plane crash guessing!

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By the way, former decorated Marine Captain Jacque Atkinson (co-chair Sheriff’s GLBT Advisory Council) is being heavily mentioned as a possible candidate for Atkins’ Assembly seat in 2016. Bonnie Dumanis and Ernie Dronenburg Long before our county assessor Ernie Dronenburg filed and dropped a petition with the state Supreme Court over gay marriage, District Attorney [...]

Cleve Jones to receive Harvey Milk Equality Award

When Sean Penn won his best actor Oscar for portraying Harvey Milk one of the very first persons he thanked was Cleve Jones, who was a historical consultant for the movie. Cleve worked with Harvey Milk and they were good friends. But probably, the most famous thing that Cleve Jones is known for is as [...]

Mayor Faulconer’s ‘One San Diego’

I attended the swearing-in ceremony of our city’s 36th mayor, Kevin Faulconer, this past Monday morning. The main theme of his speech was that we are all in this together. Our new mayor does not see our city as nine council districts or neighborhoods, but as “One San Diego”. He broke with tradition and held [...]

Chris Ward: District Three front-runner

The election for Interim Mayor Todd Gloria’s Third District City Council seat isn’t until 2016 but some future candidates are already campaigning on the down-low and getting their ducks in a row. Stephen Whitburn, the popular executive director of San Diego Pride was being urged by many to take another shot at the District Three [...]

A wake-up call for Democrats

I find the post-election statements and writings of many Democratic Party leaders very interesting about the mayor’s race. I understand trying to put a good face on a major defeat, but they badly need to face some realities. It seems to me that everyone got too comfortable and really felt that they could pull this [...]

Mayor Faulconer will bring back ‘GLBT Board’

One of Mayor-elect Faulconer’s campaign pledges was to bring back the “Community Advisory Boards to the Office of the Mayor”. (Latinos, veterans, Asians, GLBTs, African Americans, etc.) These boards are very important as they keep the mayor in contact and more knowledgeable about our city’s diverse communities and neighborhoods. These mayor’s advisory boards were established [...]

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