Fight AIDS! Dine out!


Dining Out For Life® San Diego celebrates 10-year milestone April 28 There was a time when fighting AIDS meant claiming the streets in civil disobedience and getting arrested. The heady turbulent winds blowing through the ’80s were filled with enraged voices chanting “Fight AIDS! ACT UP!” People were battling for their lives and believe me, […]

Rediscovering Robert Mapplethorpe


Directors Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato on their definitive documentary of the artist Last month, both the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art mounted their respective installations on famed photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Titled Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, both retrospectives attempt to narrate the complex arc of an artist […]

‘Poz Link’ membership continues to grow, attract new members


It has recently been reported that over 20,000 individuals in San Diego County are affected by HIV/AIDS – this is a third of HIV/AIDS cases in the state of California. Often, those newly diagnosed are unsure where to turn for emotional and community support. Now, a new site – Poz Link ( – provides a […]

San Diego sunshine delivers solar energy value


Driving through the neighborhoods of San Diego, it becomes nearly impossible not to take notice of the increasing number of solar panels adorning the rooftops of homes up and down the sunny streets. Solar panels, known as photovoltaic (PV) systems, provide the technology used to convert the sun’s energy into usable electrical power as well […]

Parenting a transgender child


Meet Hillary Whittington, the author of ‘Raising Ryland’ – the remarkable story of the transition of her son May 22, 2014 the San Diego LGBT community were introduced to little Ryland Whittington. The sixth annual Harvey Milk Breakfast audience hushed as Jeff and Hillary Whittington presented a video of the background and transition of their […]

Queen of the divas: Michelle Visage


The RuPaul’s Drag Race judge talks about her life, loves and why everyone deserves equality There is no one word that describes the multi-talented Michelle Visage. She is a singer, dancer, DJ, television host, actor and more, but most of all she describes herself as a diva. Michelle hails from South Plainfield, New Jersey. In […]

Poz Link, a San Diego online community for people with HIV


San Diego has a new anonymous online community resource in Poz Link ( for people living with HIV that provides valuable support and information that can be accessed from phone, tablet or computer. Poz Link is a free online and social community for individuals living with HIV and those who care about them. Developed by […]

Interview: Josh Kim


Director of Thailand’s gay-themed entry for the 2016 Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) Thailand’s official entry for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ for the 2016 Academy Awards is a gay-themed parable titled How To Win At Checkers (Every Time). Though it was released last spring here in the […]

Valentines among the vines


Wine country is closer than you think! “Happy Valentine’s Day. You’re being kidnapped,” I said. “Where are you taking me?” he asked. “Lestat” looked good in tight jeans, flannel shirt and down vest. Beard trimmed short, neat. Cap cocked, all attitude. “Just get in the car,” I insisted, and he did. I had a surprise […]

Looking for an LGBT roomie? There’s an app for that!


Finding a good roommate can be difficult for anyone but finding a roommate who is part of the LGBT community, or is an ally, can be an even bigger hurdle. Wei Fan, a recent graduate of the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego, witnessed this common struggle for LGBT people […]

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