A bag of Skittles

Skittles

Well the GOP has opened its first bag of Skittles for the 2016 election and it includes San Diegan Jacquie Atkinson. A bag of Skittles, you ask. Yes, a Skittle is a member of the LGBT community who puts their personal interest before that of the community as a whole. A Skittle is someone who [...]

Sexual transmission of HCV in gay men should not be a PrEP deterrent, say advocates

Sofosbuvir experimental (2013) hepatitis C virus drug, chemical

By Mathew Rodriguez From TheBody.com After two men on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center tested positive for the hepatitis C virus (HCV), clinicians at the center penned a letter to the editor of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases calling for routine HCV testing in gay men who are currently [...]

Commentary: Self hater 2.0

Tim Miller--

One of the great things about achieving a modicum of equality is the ability to have a choice about how you lead your life. Equality means no more hiding and basically you are judged based upon your actions not prejudice. Equality was clearly on display with the Jeb Bush Campaign when he selected openly gay [...]

Hodgepodge

Hodgepodge

A special note about PrEP and Truvada In this issue of San Diego LGBT Weekly we are tackling the questions surrounding PrEP, commonly known as Truvada. The medication is now being prescribed as a preventative measure against contracting HIV and the community needs to be educated about the drug benefits and risks. We reached out [...]

Phill Wilson and Rev. Troy Perry to be honored at Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast

Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast 2014

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego LGBT Community Center has announced the seventh annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast will take place Thursday, May 21, at the San Diego Bayfront Hilton. As a featured part of the event, The Center will honor two amazing leaders, Phill Wilson and Rev. Troy Perry, presenting each of them with [...]

Fox’s Erick Erickson rallies supporters behind anti-gay license-to-discriminate laws

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Fox News contributor Erick Erickson asked his supporters to lobby for discriminatory, anti-gay “Religious Freedom Restoration Acts” that a Fox colleague denounced as “homosexual Jim Crow Laws,” reports Media Matters for America. In a February 12 email to “Erick’s Conservative Activist List” titled “The Facts” and a February 13 blog post on RedState.com, Erickson asked [...]

Nelson De La Nuez releases new art celebrating the right to gay marriage at Palm Springs Fine Art Show

Love Wins by Nelson de la Nuez

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Bruce Lurie, owner of Lurie Gallery, will show brand new, exciting work from Nelson De La Nuez, the King of Pop Art at booth # 109 at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Feb. 12-15 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. International pop artist Nelson De La Nuez is well known [...]

Political Theatre: Summer Stock

Rea Carey

The recent transgender protest at Creating Change in Denver, led by activist Bamby Salcedo, created quite the stir at the event and in the media. Salcedo cried from the stage “We are here demanding intentional, meaningful investment in our community.”  The uncovered story is what was going on behind the scenes and how it sheds [...]

Decision time: Will Francine Busby step up to the plate?

Francine Busby--

In 22 months San Diego will be voting once again in elections that promise to change the complexion of politics in America’s Finest City. The question is whether the Democrats can marshal the intestinal fortitude to make the hard decisions early. Now that Francine Busby has been re-elected the chair of the San Diego County [...]

Paws FUR Pink Dog Run/Walk benefitting Susan G. Komen San Diego: Feb. 15

PAWS

SAN DIEGO — The second annual San Diego Paws FUR Pink® 5K and 1 mile run/walk will be held Sunday, Feb. 15 at NTC Park at Liberty Station in San Diego. This dog-friendly event partially benefits Susan G. Komen San Diego to support local breast health services and celebrates the unconditional love we share with [...]

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