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We now know the winners of the Iowa caucuses; Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton. A self-proclaimed conservative outsider and the ultimate progressive insider. So America has a choice, the LGBT community does not. While the primaries are just beginning, I believe Iowa has actually chosen one eventual nominee and one that will flame out. Sure […]


Letters Gay, GOP Dear Editor, I thought, when I came out in 2002 at 36 years old, I had made it past the judgment. The truth is, unless you follow a certain pattern in the LGBT community, it will be the community that judges you. We say we seek tolerance and acceptance, but the truth […]

The law of unintended consequences

Ted Cruz speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland

I have to laugh as the Republican Party deals with the “birther” issue of Sen. Ted Cruz. There is nothing more amusing than seeing Republicans hoisted by their own petard, or simply put, being hobbled by tactics they developed. When President Obama was attacked for years about being born in Kenya, not one Republican leader […]

Marco Rubio moves further to the Christian Right with new ad (VIDEO)


This week Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio moved unashamedly further to the Christian Right with the formation of a religious liberty advisory board, which includes such notable anti-LGBT figures as megachurch pastor, Rick Warren, Kelly Fiedorek and Doug Napier, lawyers with the anti-LGBT Alliance Defending Freedom and others. According to a report in The Advocate, […]

An open letter to LGBT Republicans 2


As the first contests in the Republican presidential primary come to fruition, I would like to speak directly to my Republican LGBT brothers and sisters. You know I completely disagree with your ability to go into a voting booth and pull the lever for any of the people in the Republican field. But I offer […]

Gym envy

Athlete muscular bodybuilder training back with dumbbell  in the gym.

As the New Year approaches, many of us will be making resolutions for 2016. In fact, more than 50 percent of Americans will make a New Year’s resolution with the most frequent resolution being to lose weight. The end result is gym envy. Gym envy is part of the reason that only 64 percent of […]

Coming January 2016: ‘The History and the Hair Story: 400 Years Without A Comb’ exhibition

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Opening Jan. 16, 2016, and running through the entire month of February 2016 (Black History Month) until March 6, 2016, the unveiling of “The History and the Hair Story: 400 Years Without A Comb” takes place at The Museum at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. The exhibition transforms The Museum […]

Janssen launches phase II of ‘Your Story, Your HIV Wisdom’ campaign

Your Story

Janssen Therapeutics has launched phase II of their Your Story, Your HIV Wisdom campaign.  The campaign provides space to share and showcase the wisdom of people living with or affected by HIV. Through Your Story, Your HIV Wisdom, Janssen aims to support the HIV community and empower people living with and affected by HIV to […]

The most wonderful time of the year


As the holidays get into full swing, I have six tenets that should be considered to make sure this is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. I am not an island The holiday season anchors your year and gives you the opportunity for reflection. Who are the people and what are the events […]


The Pope’s messages are more important than his religion Dear Editor, This letter is addressed to San Diego LGBT Weekly publisher Stampp Corbin. So I can better understand from where you’re coming, please indulge me and tell me what your religious preference is? Obviously you’re not Catholic, so are you a Protestant or an atheist? […]

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