Gala 101

As we begin the season of sit down events put on to raise money for many worthy causes, I was struck by how many of these events I have attended over the years. Out of the hundreds of events that I have attended, I can count on one hand the ones that have been done [...]

Speak up about issues that don’t affect you

American Flag with Rainbow

“First they came for LGBT people, and I did not speak out – because I was not an LGBT person. Then they came for the unions, and I did not speak out – because I was not a union member. Then they came for the undocumented and uninsured workers, and I did not speak out [...]


Letters In Response to Jess Durfee’s letter and Stampp Corbin’s editorial (LGBT Weekly March 27, issue 143) Dear Editor, Even gay and lesbian history repeats itself. In 1938 feminist/lesbian Gertrude Stein nominated Adolf Hitler for a Nobel Peace Prize. So I think we shouldn’t be too tough on Bonnie Dumanis for supporting Mr. Dronenburg. We [...]



Dronenburg San Diego County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg Jr. is back in the news, particularly with the LGBT community. Why? Many in the community have broken with District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis because she endorsed Dronenburg. Dronenburg asked the state Supreme Court to halt same-sex weddings after the federal court ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional. He said the [...]

Bonnie Dumanis endorsing Ernie Dronenburg! Really?

At first I thought it was a joke when I heard that District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis had endorsed the re-election campaign of County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg, whose one-man effort to halt marriage equality in San Diego made ugly headlines last year. True, Dumanis has a tendency to endorse the candidates the Republican Party wants her [...]


In response to “Tiring of Nicole’s abrasive views” (LGBT Weekly March 13, issue 142) Dear Editor, I have always seen Nicole to be an exceptionally talented social person and many a person should learn how you should always have something positive to say/observe about someone in public. Hint. I had the pleasure of serving with [...]

Standing up for LGBT rights around the world

Vice President Joe Biden gives the keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign gala in Los Angeles, Calif., March 22, 2014. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

The rights of LGBT people [are] an inseparable part of America’s promotion of human rights around the world,” Vice President Joe Biden declared to a packed audience at the Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles gala on Saturday night. In a world where homosexuality is a crime in almost 80 countries — punishable by death in [...]


Disappointment and dissatisfaction at new “Fat Tuesday” Dear Editor, As a person who has attended Hillcrest Mardi Gras for many years, I cannot express how disappointed I was with the new “Fat Tuesday.” Billed as being bigger and better than ever, it was anything but what was marketed. I purchased a VIP ticket for $75; [...]

Our kinder, gentler LGBT Spring

The progress of the LGBT community during the last five years, which also coincides with the election of President Obama, is unprecedented. While the so-called Arab Spring was a series of civil protests in Arab countries that led to the ouster of many Arab leaders, our LGBT Spring is kinder, gentler and quite effective. While [...]

San Diego release for Sister Speak’s debut album, March 21

Sister Speak's Sherri Anne(Left) and Lisa Viegas(Right)  PHOTO: Leah Lipson Photography

March 21 Sister Speak releases it’s debut album, Rise Up For Love, recorded with two Grammy award winning engineers on the board – producer and mixing engineer Alan Sanderson(Fiona Apple, Elton John) and mastering engineer Brian Lucey(Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys). The March 21 CD release party will be held at the World Beat Center,  2100 Park Blvd. [...]

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