San Diego Pride announces 2017 theme

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San Diego Pride have announced their 2017 theme: Allied in Action: United for Justice. Announcing the theme Pride released the following statement: National and international LGBT rights are uncertain at best, given the changes brought about by the recent election, and as such our solidarity at the intersection of social justice movements is clearly vital […]

The Cleve Jones Story

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When We Rise, the recent mini-series covering the LGBT civil rights movement should have been entitled The Cleve Jones Story but then even fewer people would have watched. Jones has been a figure in several events during the struggle for LGBT rights, but as with any autobiographical work, the author has an inability to really […]

Poll finds one in eight California voters identifies as LGBT

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Equality California has announced that a poll conducted by Tulchin Research in January 2017 has found that 12 percent of California voters identify as being members of the LGBT community. The online survey of 600 registered voters asked “are you a member of the LGBT community.” The answers showed notable divisions by age, […]

Dear Absolut:

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It is with great displeasure that I must inform you that I cannot get your brand at many finer restaurants. I have never forgotten your leadership in supporting the LGBT community by taking out ads in gay publications in 1981. I was an out gay man attending Stanford University and partying in San Francisco at […]

Man versus nature

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One of the classic conflicts in literature, screenplays and on television is man versus nature. Basically, the conflict involves man trying to overcome a force of nature like a blizzard, hurricane or earthquake. Usually, the hero survives and gives hope to the reader or audience. Unfortunately, in real life, nature always wins. The reality is […]

LGBT and civil rights advocacy groups condemn confirmation of Jeff Sessions

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Following yesterdays Senate vote to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General, LGBT and civil rights groups were quick to condemn his confirmation. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) said that Donald Trump’s choice of Jeff Sessions to lead the United States Department of Justice places civil rights and equality in jeopardy. “It’s deeply disturbing […]

Trump + Tariffs = Trouble

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In the late 1970s and early ’80s, the beleaguered International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) decided to appeal to their fellow Americans to “look for the union label,” when deciding to purchase things like a coat, dress or blouse. The ILGWU hoped their fellow Americans would decide to purchase garments because they were made in […]

George Michael: An LGBT statesman of a different story

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George Michael came to prominence at a unique point in time, just after the androgyny of the 1970s David Bowie and New York Dolls had changed our perceptions of what a pop star could be, yet before the cultural acceptance of homosexuality that came in the 21st century. George Michael was not alone in the […]

Disruption

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I experienced why disruption happens in an industry the other day when I decided to take a cab. I must admit that I am Mr. Uber. I take the car service to and from work practically every day. The cost is cheap and I can make focused phone calls, relax or simply have a pleasant […]

Registration is open for ‘Recovery Ride’ 2017

Recovery Ride 2017

The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) announced today that registration is now open for The Recovery Ride 2017. Kick off your New Year’s resolution to get healthier, and join SDHDF for the second-annual Recovery Ride with routes around the gorgeous San Diego Bay. Whether you are a casual cyclist or training for a “Tour,” […]

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