Nepotism hastens the decline of American democracy

Nepotism, a word that is associated with so much that happens in America. The concept is that as a son, daughter, brother, sister or relative of an accomplished person, their abilities are then associated to you based upon favoritism. Your father was a great detective, then you are going to be one too. A good […]

‘Ready to Run’ political training in San Diego, June 24

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The National Women’s Political Caucus of San Diego is holding its “Ready to Run” training event this Saturday, June 24, at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It is free to attend and food is provided. Congresswoman Susan Davis and other elected officials and campaign staff […]

San Diego coalition unites in opposition to LGBT conversion therapy

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — June 15-17, the largest convention of gay conversion proponents, The Restored Hope Network, will be in San Diego. Gay conversion therapy, which attempts to turn LGBTQ adults and youth straight, is an abusive, traumatic and ineffective practice, which is not supported by any mainstream psychological associations. It is rooted in the […]


Open letter to Eric Heinritz Hello Eric, I wanted to extend heartfelt congratulations to you regarding your new position. Having had a front row seat as you transversed the vigorous interview process, I am confident in your ability to lead San Diego LGBT Pride. I look forward to how your experience and talent will help […]

Shut Out of the White House

Happy Pride Month. As the LGBT community celebrates across the nation, politicians including governors, mayors, city council members, aldermen, county supervisors and dog catchers are acknowledging the vibrancy of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender society. There is one exception, President Donald Trump. For eight years, the Obama administration held an event at the White […]

A first: I support Carl DeMaio

Everyone in the San Diego area knows the history of Carl DeMaio and me; I have never been a supporter because of his political views. I successfully helped derail his campaign for mayor and Congress simply by stating facts or highlighting inappropriate behavior by people in his campaigns. I completely disagree with DeMaio’s decision to […]


That’s the number of people that attended the Milwaukee Pride Festival in 2016. Guess what, the new executive director of San Diego Pride is Eric Heinritz, the former executive director of Milwaukee Pride. I am sure that Eric is a great person, but I question the decision making of the San Diego Pride Board. As […]

LGBT Republicans: it’s your fault

Well Obamacare got the first six nails in its coffin with the passing of the American Health Care Act by the House of Representatives. Republican congressmen and women decided that their party affiliation was more important than the health care of over 20 million Americans. LGBT Republicans you made the decision last November, as did […]


  If only I had the perfect vision to see what will become of two of our most important LGBT institutions in San Diego: San Diego Pride and The San Diego LGBT Center. Both organizations are in the process of leadership transition but from different perspectives. San Diego Pride fired Executive Director Stephen Whitburn for […]

New figures show 10 percent increase in the City of San Diego’s homeless population

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Thursday, San Diego Councilmember Chris Ward (District Three), who serves as vice chair of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless, joined Task Force Chair and Supervisor Ron Roberts, and RTHF Executive Director Delores Diaz to announce the results of the 2017 Point-in-Time Count of the region’s homeless population. They were […]

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