Milestones, crossroads mark World AIDS Day 2017

  Leading activists in San Diego and around the globe are urging the LGBTQ and allied communities to resist the temptation to think of World AIDS Day 2017 as just a time to reflect on the pandemic’s past. “We must ensure that people who do not know their HIV status are diagnosed and linked to […]

Boy Culture

When Boy Culture, the movie, came in 2006, queer cinema was still evolving from story lines that revolved around “coming out” to more nuanced understandings of the LGBTQ experience, especially among communities of color. Films like Quinceañera (United States), Love My Life (Japan) and Queens (Spain) may have incorporated “coming out” as a leitmotif, but […]

The Donna Summer Musical

The La Jolla Playhouse has a track record for premiering new works here in San Diego that end up with top talent and long runs on Broadway. Not to mention a plethora of Tony Awards. The Who’s Tommy (Michael Cerveris), How to Succeed in a Business Without Trying (Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally) and Jersey Boys […]

‘As One’

San Diego Opera presents this topical opera of discovery and acceptance with singers Kelly Markgraf and Blythe Gaissert sharing the part of the sole transgender protagonist. San Diego Opera will be presenting the opera As One at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre Nov. 10-12. As One was composed by Laura Kaminsky and the libretto was […]

DIY Your Way to the Gayest Halloween Costumes of 2017

Dress up as this year’s hottest memes, social media stars and frightening fanatics with these more-for-less fight-night disguises. It seems like every day is a new nightmare in America, but there’s no substitute for the spooks and scares of Halloween (which is really just Christmas-come-early for you queens). This year, we were blessed with countless […]

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 […]

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