San Diego couple takes home $50,000 prize on season finale of ‘Rowhouse Showdown’ on Fyi/A&E

Josh Altman and Geoffrey Taft | Photo: Jorandy Chavez Photography

NEW YORK — Geoffrey Taft and Joshua Altman, owners of Apprize Realty in San Diego, Calif., are the first winners of A&E/FYI channel’s new hit competition series Rowhouse Showdown. The design duo, featured in the current issue of San Diego LGBT Weekly (issue 155) bested three other teams as they battled it out to transform [...]

Chuck Wolfe to leave Victory Fund

Chuck Wolfe

The Washington Blade has revealed that the chief executive officer of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute, Chuck Wolfe is set to leave the organization at the end of the year. According to the report, in an email to the Victory Campaign Board obtained by the Blade, Wolfe reveals that he informed the board [...]

Watch: MSNBC’s new video on the Smithsonian’s growing collection of LGBT materials


The National Museum of American History has been adding a steady stream of LGBT materials to its collections in an effort to document the movement’s ongoing fight for equality. Included in the collection are artifacts from the TV show Will and Grace. MSNBC News has produced an interesting new video on the Smithsonian’s growing collection [...]

DeMaio’s political mind

Everyone wonders about the motivations of those in many professions. Whether it is the teacher in an inner city school who works for low pay but is determined to offer children the best opportunity at a good start in life. Or the firefighter, or police officer, who risks his or her life everyday so that [...]


Nicolasaurous Dear Editor, Stampp’s standing up to Nicole is brave and badly needed. Nicole has stayed at the party way too long and it’s time to go. Have you ever zipped up too fast and gotten your nuts caught in the zipper? Well, that is what 40 plus years of Nicole feels like. Someday the [...]

Grammy winner Jason Mraz explains his new album and his positive outlook (VIDEO)

Jason Mraz-Larry King

Mr. A-Z, meet Mr. King. Fresh off the release of his fifth studio album Yes! Jason Mraz sat down with Larry King on his Emmy nominated series “Larry King Now” to counters critics who accuse him of being too positive and explains why his heart will always be in coffee shops. Plus, Jason on his [...]

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 [...]

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