San Diego Human Dignity Foundation honors three LGBT advocates


Rev. Carl Bean, Kurt Cunningham and Wilson Cruz Lincoln Aston did not go quietly into the night. He did not fall asleep one night never to awake. He was not surrounded by loved ones in his final hours. And his sudden death actually did come as a surprise. Lincoln, 61, was also tragically one of […]

Shopping for labels of love with jewelry this holiday season


Now that the holidays are just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for those we love. In the spirit of making the holidays as blissful as possible, a gift guide is in order. What’s one gift that symbolizes emotion and love? Jewelry. In many different forms, the possibilities are endless when […]

The Dragon Boat Girls


Meet Lezbhonest: The first Laotian lesbian boat racing team debuts this Halloween Exactly three things come to my mind when the topic of rowing comes up in a conversation, the chances of being swallowed up by a black hole by the end of this article being greater. One is Merchant Ivory Productions with their assortment […]

Recognizing the role of LGBT people in our history


October is LGBT History Month and Equality Forum, an LGBT civil rights organization, is celebrating by highlighting 31 icons that have made a difference in the lives of the LGBT community. Each day during the month a new icon will be featured in the spotlight, ranging from rock star Mick Jagger to transgender actress Laverne […]

Gay Bowl XV


Can the San Diego Bolts win their fourth national championship? Gay Bowl is the national LGBT flag football tournament, put on every Columbus Day weekend by the National Gay Flag Football League (NGFFL). It’s been a decade since San Diego hosted Gay Bowl, but NGFFL teams will make their way to America’s Finest City for […]

Are you ready for AIDS Walk?


Ian Johnson is ready. Johnson, the special events director for The San Diego LGBT Community Center, is ready for AIDS Walk. He is the lead staff person for the annual event, San Diego County’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 26. Johnson, the community advocate, is ready to #BeTheGeneration. He plays a […]

LGBT families in the military

How the military is embracing LGBT families into the broader military family community Over the past few years, the United States military has taken steps to become more friendly to the LGBT community. It crossed another major milestone in August when military bases in Germany, which host about 43,000 U.S. military personnel, were added to […]

Rain Dove: This female androgynous supermodel is turning the concept of gender on its head


Two points. One, Rain Dove is literary. By that, I mean she presents her point-of-view in a way that is both shockingly precise and emotionally compelling. It is clearly the work of both a voracious reader and natural writer, I’m guessing. When asked, for example, for practical advice in the fashion industry, where she has […]

Interview: Jake Graf

Jake Graf | Photo: Paul Grace

  London filmmaker discusses his trailblazing LGBT short movie {Brace} Brace, writer/director Jake Graf’s short/indie pic about a whole slew of things transsexual, has taken on a life of itself. A queer film festival favorite, Brace has pleased a wide variety of audiences and cultures but few, I’ve found, really say why. It might be […]

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 […]

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