Historic announcements made to tackle homophobia at World Cup of Gay Rugby (VIDEO)

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SYDNEY — As the Bingham Cup kicked off today in Sydney, two Rugby World Cup winning Wallabies’ captains joined senior federal politicians for every major Australian party, as the International Rugby Board (IRB) and the Australian Rugby Union made history. The IRB is believed to be the first major international sporting federation to publicly endorse [...]

Sophia Bush designs T-shirt exclusively for HRC (VIDEO)

Sophia Bush HRC

Actress and activist Sophia Bush has designed a limited-edition T-shirt for retailer Joe Fresh to raise awareness for LGBT equality. Sophia Bush has been a longtime advocate for equal rights and is a proud past recipient of the Human Rights Campaign’s Ally for Equality award. The HRC blog stated:  As an organization that believes that [...]

Nicole and me

The last several weeks have created quite a buzz within the LGBT political community because of my message entitled “Conversations with a Republican Mouthpiece” (San Diego LGBT Weekly issue 153). In it I take activist Nicole Murray Ramirez to task on a variety of fronts, and will again later in this message. But first I [...]

39th Nicky Awards: Sunday Aug. 24

Allan Spyere

The new downtown central library will be the site of the 39th Annual Nicky Awards, “The gay academy awards San Diego”. The GLBT community awards show will be held this Sunday Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. The Nicky Awards named after long time gay Latino activist City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez, honor outstanding achievements within [...]


Dear Editor, Again, just what we need, a Republican drag queen – who has crowned himself “the Mayor of Hillcrest [sic]” – giving us a GLOWING report of how he spent his Pride weekend cavorting with all the Republican candidates. I don’t know what to call it: Stockholm syndrome? If you are gay and call [...]

Conversations with a Republican mouthpiece …


How does that sound for a new title of Nicole Murray Ramirez’s column? Nicole has finally jumped the shark. As many of you know, the term refers to a scene from the TV series Happy Days where the Fonz jumps over a shark while waterskiing. The phrase has come to mean the desperation of something [...]

2024: Resistance is futile …

You will be assimilated. Now that everyone is basking in their post-Pride glow; it’s an appropriate time to predict what all of our political success will mean for our community by 2024. After all, the 40th anniversary of San Diego Pride was more than a party, right? I celebrate those who were able to just [...]

This is your platform

In the spirit of San Diego Pride’s theme for this year’s festival, “Reflections of Pride,” I thought I would take a minute to reflect upon one or two things as editor of San Diego LGBT Weekly. At San Diego LGBT Weekly, I strive to bring our readers diverse, interesting, informative and engaging content covering a [...]


Re: 40th San Diego Gay Pride parade. Dear Editor, I am Gary B. Gulley, the organizer of the first Gay Pride parade in our city of San Diego in 1974. I was also an initiator of Gays against the War 1972 and ‘73, the Gay Center 1972 and ‘73 and the founder of the Gay [...]

I am what I am (LISTEN)

I Am What I Am - Gloria Gaynor

As San Diego Pride celebrates 40 years, it is time to reflect upon what has been accomplished in the last four decades. The first San Diego Pride March, which really was a protest, was marred by shame as a few who marched put paper bags over their heads to hide their identity. Fear; fear that [...]

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