The Eight Annual Blatino Oasis


As you head east on I-10 alongside the crowded blast of eighteen-wheelers, homebound vacationers and an eclectic mix of locals, County workers and drifters transporting themselves in everything from RVs to motorcycles to oddly militaristic-looking County vehicles in nuclear green and white, you pass the San Jacinto mountains to the west before hitting the off-ramp [...]

Revitalize your home!


Spring has officially sprung and the start of remodeling season is underway. While beginning a home remodel may seem like a daunting, expensive task, there are ways to ease the financial burden. There are several loan options to help with larger home improvement projects as well as cheaper choices to help freshen the look of [...]

Testosterone therapy: understanding the real meaning of recent trials

Two recently published trials, which have been sensationalized by the news media, suggest that testosterone replacement therapy may increase the risk of heart disease and/or stroke. These were poorly designed studies which conflict with numerous previous medical trials which showed the beneficial effects of testosterone on the heart and that a low testosterone level in [...]

The living legend that is … Boy George!

Boy George needs little introduction. With a career spanning more than 30 years, he first shot to international stardom in the 1980s as the front man of one of the U.K.’s biggest exports of the 20th century, Culture Club. A multi-racial band, with an openly gay front-man, Culture Club was ahead of the curve and [...]

The evolution of Dario

The competition to become the next Kelly Clarkson or Chris Daughtry these days takes a lot more than just a good voice. While many up and coming singers are getting their start on shows like The Voice and American Idol, to name a few, there are some that are doing it the old fashioned way. [...]

Ahead of the Oscars … here come the Razzies


The nominees are set and the excitement has been building as we near the big night, March 1. Yes, it’s once again time for the Golden Raspberry Awards! If you are unfamiliar with the Razzies, as they are popularly known, think the polar opposite of the Oscars, awarded for the worst in film for the [...]

RuPaul bares all

The amazing talent of RuPaul now stretches more than two decades after he burst onto the scene back in 1993 with the No. 2 Billboard Dance Chart hit single “Supermodel (of the World).” He has released six albums, been in more than 20 films such as The Brady Bunch Movie, Too Wong Foo…Thanks for Everything, [...]

Harvey Milk’s American Diner gets a makeover

In honor of the fact that Harvey Milk’s American Diner is doing something totally unique in San Diego by bearing the moniker of the LGBT-equality movement’s patron saint and trailblazing public-office pioneer, San Diego LGBT Weekly is sharing with you a Q&A posed to the restaurant’s co-owners, Frank Lechner and Big Mike Phillips about the [...]

Iraq War vet, veteran activists highlight dual challenges in struggle for equality

The struggle for LGBT equality is part of the fight for civil rights for all minorities, and a continuation of the Civil Rights Movement started by Dr. Martin Luther King, Bayard Rustin and other legendary activists during the 1950s and ’60s, according to leading LGBT-rights activists. Yet, says author and activist, Rob Smith, who is [...]

The LGBT Weekly guide to Super Bowl XLVIII

There are a lot reasons people watch the Super Bowl. Mainly it’s because football is a great game, a part of the American cultural lexicon that, say, the Eurovision singing contest in Europe is (only with far fewer twinks). And through the years, the Super Bowl has become as well known for its athleticism and [...]

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