History-making leadership marks Laurie Coskey’s reign at United Way

Laurie Coskey made history last year when she took the reins of one of the largest-scale nonprofit, regional social-services organizations in the country. When San Diego LGBT Weekly first met Coskey, she was just a few months into her new job as president and CEO at United Way of San Diego County (UWSDC), serving as […]

‘Bat Boy the Musical’

Naked bat child found in abandoned cave! This is the kind of headline that appeared regularly in the publication Weekly World News. They filled their pages with stories of supernatural news, sightings of Elvis Presley and the Loch Ness Monster. The naked bat child dubbed Bat Boy hit the papers in 1992 and quickly became […]

Meet Silas Howard

Friday, Sept. 22, the critically-acclaimed HBO drama, Transparent, began its fourth season. To date, 16 episodes have been directed by showrunner Jill Soloway. Some, three so far, have been directed by Silas Howard, a man whose ability to synthesize the messy intersection between life and art seem apparent yet remarkable. I’d say ‘authentic’ if that […]

Keep walking, keep talking — AIDS Walk strives to keep the conversation going about HIV

When it comes to helping in the fight against HIV, AIDS Walk & Run San Diego organizers are encouraging people to both walk the walk and talk the talk. Leading up to this year’s 28th annual event Saturday, Sept. 30, The San Diego LGBT Community Center launched the “Keep Walking. Keep Talking” campaign. Participants were […]

Patric Stillman: Committed to his creativity

  Patric Stillman has been active in the local art scene for over 30 years and is a self-taught artist. He is the founder and director of The Studio Door here in San Diego located in North Park at 3750 30th Street. Stillman grew up in Minnesota and as he explains, his love of art […]

Indigo Girls

Sept. 13, the folk rock duo the Indigo Girls will be returning to the stage for one night only at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. They played Humphreys last year around this time, and have been making the rounds across the country nonstop since early 2015. The Indigo Girls (Amy Ray and Emily Saliers) jumped […]

Changing lives

The veterinarian called to say he would be 10-15 minutes late and I thanked him for the professional courtesy. I was especially grateful for the additional time with Brady, my four-legged companion. The last few hours together were passing too quickly and the extra few minutes were a gift. I hung up the phone and […]

‘Finding Life’ — Director Carlton Smith finds life among gay and lesbian couples looking to foster/adopt children

One of the less-publicized but equally important victories to come out of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 decision to legalize same-sex marriage was the now-new ability to adopt children. It would take exactly two years to the day for the court to strike down an Arkansas law that tried to uphold the ban but strike […]

Meet Michael Mizerany — San Diego’s go-to collaborator and choreographer

Michael Mizerany has been playing his career like a chess game and he’s just about at check mate. Most people who know him, or who might be familiar with his career, might assume that he started off as a dancer for a company called Malashock. However, you would be wrong. The dancing part did happen […]

‘Baby Steps’ – A comedy-drama that explores the complex world of international surrogacy for a gay Taiwanese-American family

Baby Steps Trailer from Barney Cheng on Vimeo. The topography of Asian LGBTQ cinema is as diverse and as uneven as any site-specific genre. The films of the 48 nations, six states and just over 4 billion people reflect various stages of cinematic self-actualization that range from lurid and sentimental to haunting and profound. For […]

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