Harvey Milk’s officially closes forever; some employees remain disgruntled

Harvey Milk's American Diner

Today the official closure of Harvey Milk’s American Diner was announced.  The online announcement, by owner Frank Lechner, stated that the diner was officially closed for good and that all the employees had been paid. LGBT Weekly reached out to Lechner for comment but he was unavailable at press time. LGBT Weekly did speak with [...]

DeMaio or Rentschler: Who is telling the truth?

Carl DeMaio being interviewed by CNN

When a shoe drops in a political race does the voter hear it? That is the burning question in the congressional race in the 52nd District. It has been a relatively long scandal-driven news cycle for candidate Carl DeMaio with the “fat shaming” email referring to a political staffer of Congressman Scott Peters to the [...]

After Supreme Court declines to hear same-sex marriage cases, Attorney General Holder announces federal government to recognize couples in seven new states

Eric Holder

WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the federal government will recognize same-sex marriages taking place in the states affected by the Supreme Court’s recent decision to decline to review rulings from three federal appeals courts that had struck down bans on same-sex marriage. The Attorney General added that the Department of Justice will work [...]

Commentary: It’s not the scandal, it’s the cover-up

Carl DeMaio

Those who follow politics know that often what brings a politician down is the cover-up not the scandal itself. Candidate Carl DeMaio has denied the allegations by a former staffer that DeMaio sexually harassed him. While the investigation into the allegations continues, both sides cite lie detector tests to support their claims. Not unlike the [...]

‘Dance With Who Brung You’


The Republican Party platform states, “We believe that marriage, the union of one man and one woman must be upheld as the national standard, a goal to stand for, encourage and promote through laws governing marriage.” Make-up for Miss Piggy, stat! Bring the lipstick, Republican red! In spite of the Republican Party position, during the [...]

Letters: Will San Diego lose one of its earliest LGBTQ historic sites?

Florida and El Cajon Blvd.

Dear Editor, The small saltbox house at the corner of Florida Street and El Cajon Boulevard is considered by many to be one of the earliest, if not one of the first, historic LGBTQ historic sites in San Diego. It was here in the early 1970s, in his apartment, that Bernie Michels, along with other [...]

LISTEN: Republican House candidate Carl DeMaio hasn’t won fans in LGBT community (NPR)

Carl DeMaio

Gay Republican House candidate, Carl DeMaio, hasn’t won fans in the LGBT community(NPR). Claire Trageser of KPBS San Diego reports for NPR’s All Things Considered.

WATCH NOW: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have just released the studio video for ‘But Beautiful’

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have just released the studio video for “But Beautiful” from their #1 album, Cheek To Cheek. Watch it now, above. From Great Performances “Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!” Premieres Oct. 24th on PBS.

What we can learn from Mike Huckabee


I completely disagree with what former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee believes about the LGBT community. Huckabee is a known homophobe wrapped in the swaddling comfort of an evangelical Christian blanket. Sometimes important lessons come from the strangest places. At a meeting of conservatives on Tuesday Huckabee said, “If the Republicans want to lose guys like [...]

Kentucky Human Rights Commission dismantles another anti-gay religious liberty story


The Human Rights Commission in Lexington, Kentucky dismissed the argument that a business could refuse to serve gay customers on First Amendment grounds, ending a years-long conservative campaign to disguise anti-gay discrimination as free speech, reports Media Matters for America. In March of 2012, the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization of Lexington (GLSO) filed a complaint against Hands-On Originals, [...]

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