Leading From the Rear: Carl DeMaio and the Republican Party

Carl DeMaio

Message from the Publisher: I would have laughed out loud if it wasn’t so sad, Carl DeMaio issued a statement after the Supreme Court ruling that partially said the following “Opposition to marriage equality has cost the Republican Party supporters – particularly among the younger generation. This decision provides a reflection point for the Republican [...]

Transgender forward: Onward and upward

Transgender Forward

The last decade has been one of great progress for the transgender community. There are many who are just beginning to learn, and understand, what it means to be transgender. What is clear is that many people within the LGBT community are on the same journey of discovery. That is why San Diego LGBT Weekly [...]

City of San Diego management at its worst


Cultural heritage is the legacy left behind by former generations that helps future generations understand their history and how that history impacts their lives. Recently, part of the LGBT heritage of San Diego was unceremoniously demolished by a developer who was issued a permit to do so from the City of San Diego. The small [...]

Watch: Sneak peek of season finale of Logo TV’s ‘Cucumber’

Cucumber Finale

Check out this exclusive clip from ‘Cucumber’s’ season finale; the drama series that explores 21st century gay life in all its powerful, witty, dark and uplifting guises through the lens of two disparate generations. In the season finale Henry invites a collection of local LGBT friends and family to move in to his new home, [...]

One shoe and counting


For those of you not familiar with the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting, here is the synopsis: A conservative family in Tontitown, Ark. is comprised of 19 children and two parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. The show was a simple voyeuristic pleasure until it wasn’t. You see the Duggars have lived off [...]

Ireland approves marriage equality in historic vote

Yes Equality Ireland

The Republic of Ireland has become the first country in the world to pass marriage equality through a national referendum, and the 21st country to decide to afford same-sex couples full marriage rights. With votes counted from nearly all of Ireland’s 43 parliamentary constituencies, the measure will pass with more than 60 percent of voters [...]

Defining true public service


Last week I completed nearly seven years on the Citizens’ Equal Opportunity Commission (CEOC), where for the majority of my term I was the chairman. The CEOC has been one of the most performing commissions at the City of San Diego in the last 10 years. We successfully increased City of San Diego purchasing from [...]

‘Love Always’ – A first collection of writings from partners of trans people

Love Always top

Love, Always is the first collection of writings by partners of trans people. As the visibility of trans people rises throughout the world, so does the need to hear about the experiences of their loved ones who stand by them. Yet, their stories have remained largely untold in the sea of media attention on trans [...]

Major child advocacy groups strongly oppose extreme anti-LGBT adoption bill in Texas


Today, major child advocacy groups joined the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), in opposing an extreme anti-LGBT adoption bill in Texas that is dangerously close to becoming law. Texas HB 3864, which has passed through the House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Committee, would enshrine special discrimination rights into law by allowing adoption agencies contracted by [...]

Out NYC Owner: Gays are ‘cheap,’ ‘entitled’


Hey you cheap, entitled gay, at least that’s what one of the owners of Out NYC thinks of you. The same hoteliers, Mati Weiderpass and Ian Reisner, who hosted Senator Ted Cruz in their home and first claimed they were unfamiliar with Senator Cruz’s anti-LGBT stances.  Later, the pair claimed they did discuss LGBT issues with [...]

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