Steve Snyder-Hill: Changing hearts and minds through people’s stories

Steve Snyder-Hill

Steve Snyder-Hill joined the military in 1988 and served nearly three years on active duty in Germany and fought in the first Gulf War in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait before receiving an honorable discharge in 1996. He re-enlisted in 2001 and was deployed to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn in 2010. Snyder-Hill […]

Time to get away

While we’re lucky enough to live in such a beautiful tourist destination as San Diego, sometimes a slight change of pace is needed. Thankfully, there are multiple hot spots that are perfect for a three-day weekend getaway within a short drive or flight from San Diego. If big cities top your list of must-sees, check […]

Driving Rose Trellis

“We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” — Robert Louis Stevenson Rose Trellis is one of the most creative, talented and outrageously funny people I know; imagine if Jim Henson and Phyllis Diller’s love child ran off and joined […]

The truth about Truvada


The use of Truvada as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has become the topic of conversation for sexually active people in the LGBT community and beyond. The drug when taken appropriately can prevent the contraction of HIV even when a person may have been exposed to the virus. San Diego LGBT Weekly wanted to get accurate […]

Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Honors will recognize three for lifetime achievement

“This isn’t about ‘they’ or ‘them,’” Dr. Delores A. Jacobs said. “This is ‘us.’” “Us” is the essence of the Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Honors, which will recognize Assemblywoman Dr. Shirley Weber, Stan Lewis and Phyllis Jackson with Lifetime Achievement Awards. The event will take place Friday, Feb. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at The San […]

Cupid Ain’t Stupid 2015

Skip the clichés this Valentine’s Day – because flowers and candy send the very special message that you have zero time to be considerate – and swap them for more creative and sentimental surprises. A little thoughtfulness goes a long way with these small-but-meaningful gifts given with love. Kiss Pillows and Paintings Contemporary artist Olesya […]

Twinkle, twinkle, little star:

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Seriously, what is it about porn that turns people off? I’ve never understood so I suspect I’ll never understand others’ aversions to it. And what a pity. If only because as a result of porn, there have been some very, very good documentaries about the subject. Wrangler: Portrait of An Icon (2008), was a critical […]

Celebrating 50 years of the International Imperial Court System

Fifty years ago, World War II veteran Jose Julio Sarria was crowned Empress I of San Francisco, thus planting the seed of the International Imperial Court System that grew into a royal oak tree, with branches extending through Canada, the United States and Mexico. The International Imperial Court System currently has chapters in over 68 […]


The first time I did taxes for Greg and Linda, I was blindsided. They were married the summer before they became my clients. Both of them had only ever received refunds on their tax returns. And this year, they owed money to Uncle Sam. A lot, too. I, like my new clients, hadn’t really internalized […]

Are you ready to get fit and fabulous for 2015?

Now that the holiday season is behind us, it’s time to get focused on creating the best version of you in 2015. Jump on the New Year bandwagon and make a commitment to yourself to not only get in shape this year but to make this resolution last throughout the year. In order to find […]

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