Judged by the actions of a few


The terrorist attacks in Paris have alarmed people all across the world including the United States. Understandably, many have questioned the logic of allowing Syrian refugees into our country because the extremists of ISIS use Syria as a home base. Many Republicans and Democrats suggest that Syrian extremists will be able to come into our […]

Just desserts

Prop 1

Everyone is up in arms about the recent defeat of a pro-LGBT law in Houston called the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance or HERO for short. The issue, known as Proposition 1, was intended to ban discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identity by city and private employers, as well as in public accommodations. The […]


New GOP embraces gays Dear Editor: As a dedicated reader of GLBT online newspapers, including yours, I’m amazed by how endlessly hateful and intolerant the reporting is on the Republican Party. There is a new day for gay people in the GOP. Consider this: The Republican National Committee has removed all anti-gay planks from their […]

Revisionist history


Many in the LGBT community are crying foul about comments by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on the Rachel Maddow Show last week. Clinton, when asked about the damage her husband’s two anti-LGBT compromises, the Defense of Marriage Act and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, inflicted upon our community, responded that they were defensive moves to prevent […]


SB 731: A step in the right direction for LGBTQ youth in foster care Dear Editor The California legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown took vital action by passing into law Senate Bill 731 (“Protections for transgender foster youth signed into law,” Oct. 12, 2015), a step that could vastly improve the lives of California’s transgender […]

True friendship


I have been thinking about true friendship over the last week. We all have many types of friends. There are those new “social media” friends, who may be people who we have never even met. An interesting development, since the concept of a friend to me has always been someone with whom you share experiences […]

See Israel with PRIDE: May 26 – June 2

Israel Pride

SAN DIEGO – The Jewish Federation of San Diego County and the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), invite members of the Jewish community on a unique and historic mission to Israel. See Israel with PRIDE offers a unique opportunity to join members of the Jewish LGBTQ community to experience Israel like never before and […]

Mental health, gun violence and blame


Another mass shooting perpetrated by a young white man. I use that description because if these shootings were being perpetrated by young Latino or black men, it would be the headline but I digress before I really get started. Another mass shooting by a person who is mentally unstable. There is plenty of blame to […]

Positional leadership


The Holy See of the Catholic Church, known simply as the Pope, dominated the airwaves in America last week. Pope Francis was able to take Donald Trump out of the relevant news cycle for a week. Now that is something. Something that should concern all Americans. The media and our government has allowed religion, the […]

San Diego LGBT history and art on display


SAN DIEGO, California – San Diego-based LGBT artist RD Riccoboni will host a retrospective of his LGBT-themed works entitled “RAINBOW RIVER: An LGBT Artist’s Retrospective” at his newly opened gallery in Bankers Hill this Sunday, September 27th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm in support of San Diego Pride. Known for his vibrant landscapes and city-scenes, RD […]

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