Monuments to oppression

The events in Charlottesville, Va. this week have once again highlighted the difference between tolerance and acceptance. Those who do not want to accept the diversity of America always talk about tolerance. The African American, immigrant, Latino, Asian, Native American and LGBT communities do not want to be tolerated, we want to be accepted. Accepted […]

San Diego Opera joins Fort Worth Opera in the co-commission of ‘The Last Dream of Frida and Diego’

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Fort Worth Opera and San Diego Opera will formally announce the 2020 world premiere of The Last Dream of Frida & Diego in Mexico City on Aug. 24, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz and Latin Grammy winner, pianist, and classical composer Gabriela Lena Frank. A co-commission with Fort Worth […]

The assault on the LGBT community

Well it has happened. The Trump administration’s assault on the LGBT community is in full swing. A simple series of tweets by President Trump set off a firestorm concerning transgender military service. Then later in the week Attorney General Jeff Sessions asserted that the federal civil rights law does not apply to “gays.” A banner […]

Dear Caitlyn Jenner, there is one more transition you need to make

Editor’s note: The following piece by San Diego LGBT Weekly publisher Stampp Corbin was originally published on HuffPost June 6, 2015. As usual, our publisher was prescient in his assessment of Donald Trump and what was going to happen. We have all watched with great interest the transition of Caitlyn Jenner who has finally become […]

San Diego Pride 2017 photo gallery

Letters

Recalling the first Pride parade Dear Editor, Reading about Pride always reminds me of this wondrous episode: Many years ago I went to work at the brand new SD AIDS Project as the director of volunteer and chaplain services and made strong connections with the clients as well as the volunteers; for many I was […]

The after glow

Now that everyone is experiencing the post-Pride after glow, we should reflect on what has happened in the last year. In 2014, I was so happy about the gains that the LGBT community had made that I wrote a message about what 2024 might look like for our community. I was giddy with the possibilities […]

Letters: About San Diego’s Nicole Murray Ramirez

San Diego LGBT community member and activist, Big Mike wrote this Letter to the Editor in response to criticism about Nicole Murray Ramirez’s recent commentaries on San Diego Pride: There is a saying, “You can truly tell our gay pioneers by the arrows in their backs.” Well, Nicole Murray Ramirez has been subjected to those […]

Letters: Reclaiming Pride — A response from FTW+ Liberation

FTW+ Liberation, wrote this Letter to the Editor in direct response to Nicole Murray Ramirez’s recent commentaries on San Diego Pride: Reclaiming Pride: A response from FTW+ Liberation Anyone who grew up under the tyranny of sodomy laws should remember the fear the police could instill in queers and gays.  So when the San Diego […]

Letters: #NoJusticeNoPride protest San Diego Pride 2017

Eric Hufford aka Sister Iona Dubble-Wyde, founder of San Diego Remembers, Blue Dog Democrats of San Diego and Turn Your Back on Demaio, wrote this Letter to the Editor in response to Nicole Murray Ramirez’s July 6 commentary: “Will LGBT radicals shut down Pride parade?” Dear Sirs, Ma’ams or whatever you identify as, I am […]

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