Chelsea Manning’s relatives claim she was ‘tortured’ by US military

Chelsea Manning

Welsh relatives of US whistleblower Chelsea Manning have made claims that she was “tortured” by US authorities, reports Pink News. Following the release of a CIA report into torture last week, relatives of the 26 year old army Private – who was sentenced to 35 years in jail for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks – [...]

‘I can’t breathe’

All was supposed to be right when President Obama was elected in 2008. The racial problems of America had finally been resolved. Some in America breathed a sigh of relief; finally “we can move on.” I silently wished that this sentiment was true. But I knew in my heart that “moving on” was so far [...]

Winning while losing

City Council

I felt sorry for Councilwoman Sherri Lightner yesterday. What she thought was going to be a triumphant rise to become the first woman City Council president turned into an outpouring of support for Todd Gloria. So much so that Ms. Lightner was visibly shaken and refused to speak to the press. She appeared to tear [...]

I Stand With Todd Gloria

Todd Gloria  Photo: Sam Hodgson

The great thing about politics is all can participate. Unfortunately most don’t. I recently wrote an Open Letter to City Council, regarding Todd Gloria. In it I stated that the vast majority of the LGBT community supports Gloria for council president to honor his leadership during one of the most difficult times in San Diego [...]

Commentary: Please stand down from the Democratic circular firing squad

Sherri Lightner and Todd Gloria

Dec. 1, NBC reported that Sherri Lightner was running for San Diego City Council president against Todd Gloria. Lightner would get the votes needed to become the first woman council president from four Republican council members. City Beat and LGBT Weekly reacted strongly with articles I found, in turn patronizing, entitled and strategically misguided. Dave [...]

Sign Petition, Attend Vote to Support Todd Gloria

Todd Gloria | Photo: Big Mike

San Diego LGBT Weekly made clear the opinion of the majority of the LGBT community in our Open Letter to City Council, regarding Todd Gloria that appeared on December 4th. There is now a petition to show support for Todd Gloria to remain as president of San Diego City Council. Signing the petition takes less than [...]

An Open Letter to City Council, regarding Todd Gloria


Dear San Diego City Council: The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is everywhere; in every city council district and neighborhood in America’s Finest City. We also vote in significant numbers in every election representing about 5% of the electorate in our great city. As winners are being decided by smaller and smaller margins in [...]

Ireland Prime Minister Shows Support of LGBT Community


The Prime Minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny, showed his support for the LGBT community in Ireland by attending a Christmas party at a famous gay bar in Dublin. Kenny attended a holiday event at Pantibar, a drinking establishment owned by Rory O’Neill also known as Panti Bliss. The Prime Minister was joined by the Children’s [...]

‘Boys:’ Award-winning gay romance from director Mischa Kamp debuts Jan. 6 (VIDEO)

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Director Mischa Kamp’s (Winky’s Horse) critically-acclaimed, award-winning gay romance Boys debuts across all digital platforms including iTunes and WolfeOnDemand beginning Jan. 6, before making its DVD debut Feb. 3 from Wolfe Video. In this beautiful and uplifting drama, two teen track stars discover first love as they train for the biggest relay race of their [...]

Linda Harvey has the perfect Christmas gift for those ‘who claim to be gay’ (LISTEN)

Linda Harvey

Mission: America’s Linda Harvey knows just the thing to get that gay or lesbian friend this year: her new book, Maybe He’s Not Gay. The homophobic pundit’s book  urges people to “leave” the homosexual lifestyle. Right Wing Watch reported Harvey as saying, “If you were wondering what to get your teen or college student for [...]

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