COMING OUT: The Web site dedicated to sharing the world’s coming out stories


After speaking with a friend earlier this year about their experience as gay teenagers, Nate Warden realized there was a serious lack of accessible coming out stories in the LGBT community. An online search yielded few responses and he immediately saw a void that could easily be filled. Less than six months later, 25-year-old Warden [...]

Hands across the world


LGBT Weekly looks at the development and impact of Allstate’s #OutHoldingHands campaign In the late July pall, after the hangover that is June Pride, we rarely revisit, let alone dissect, the fervor of the moment. We understand that the sixth month of the year is a nonstop, streaming overload of events, parades, news coverage and, [...]

2015 PRIDE HEALTH CHALLENGE: And the winner is …

Pride Health Challenge Sharell

Metabolic Direct and San Diego LGBT Weekly are proud to announce the winner of the 2015 Pride Health Challenge … Sharell Gooding. A little over eight weeks ago, LGBT Weekly partnered with Metabolic Direct to give members of the community an opportunity to pursue a healthier lifestyle before Pride. While it was difficult to select [...]

Meet Pride headliner Emma Hewitt

Emma Hewitt

2015’s no average year, Emma Hewitt’s no average Pride diva In many ways, Emma Hewitt is a classic diva – a perfect San Diego LGBT Pride headliner. With a legendary electro-mezzo vocal style, Australian-born Hewitt owns the descriptors “haunting” and “yearning” and has every right to claim them in her bio. But it turns out [...]

When wedding bells ring …


For over 33 years, Unicorn Jewelry & Watch Boutique in Rancho Bernardo has been the largest independent family-owned jewelry store, with the biggest and most magnificent collection of designer jewelry, high-quality certified loose diamonds, watches and more. With a friendly and knowledgeable accepting approach, owners Fred Nasseri, his sister, Minoo Anvari and father, Dr. Said [...]

Transgender forward

Destroyed: Historic San Diego LGBT site in rubble


Councilman: Demolition of historic LGBT house ‘not … illegal’ District 3 Councilman Todd Gloria says there appears to have been nothing illegal about the allegedly deceptive manner in which the so-called Michels-Carey House, the initial headquarters to San Diego’s fledgling LGBT-rights movement, was demolished to make way for future development. However, Gloria has referred the [...]

Pride Health Challenge Update

Homophobia in sports


The first worldwide study shows homophobia in sports is still a major issue but San Diego continues to offer welcoming sporting leagues for the LGBT community For anyone who has played a team sport, it should come as no surprise that sports are not always welcoming to the LGBT community. However, although it’s widely known [...]

Find your park


Ahead of its centennial in 2016 the National Park Service is finding new ways to connect with the LGBT community. Set up in 1916, the National Park Service is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior and is led by a director nominated by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The [...]

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