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Destroyed: Historic San Diego LGBT site in rubble


Councilman: Demolition of historic LGBT house ‘not … illegal’ District 3 Councilman Todd Gloria says there appears to have been nothing illegal about the allegedly deceptive manner in which the so-called Michels-Carey House, the initial headquarters to San Diego’s fledgling LGBT-rights movement, was demolished to make way for future development. However, Gloria has referred the […]

Pride Health Challenge Update

Homophobia in sports


The first worldwide study shows homophobia in sports is still a major issue but San Diego continues to offer welcoming sporting leagues for the LGBT community For anyone who has played a team sport, it should come as no surprise that sports are not always welcoming to the LGBT community. However, although it’s widely known […]

Find your park


Ahead of its centennial in 2016 the National Park Service is finding new ways to connect with the LGBT community. Set up in 1916, the National Park Service is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior and is led by a director nominated by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The […]

Rev. Troy Perry and Phill Wilson to be honored at Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast


Longtime community leaders will receive lifetime achievement awards. The planning committee for San Diego’s seventh annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast may have a disagreement with one of their honorees. Phill Wilson, the president and chief executive officer of the Black AIDS Institute who is being honored with the Harvey Milk Lifetime Achievement Award, doesn’t believe […]

2015 Pride Health Challenge launches: Meet the contestants

Pride Health Care Challenge

pride prīd/ noun: A feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired verb: To be especially proud of a particular quality or skill The inaugural 2015 Pride Health Challenge is about transformation; helping […]

Medical marijuana in San Diego

LGBT Weekly reviews the impact of the City’s new ordinances Nineteen years after California voters approved Prop. 215, which made medical marijuana legal in the state, San Diego’s first permitted medical marijuana dispensary opened March 18, 2015. While both the City and County fought against medical marijuana dispensaries for years, they finally came to an […]

Xeriscaping is here to stay

It’s no secret that San Diego and the rest of California are in the midst of a drought. Turn on the television or read the newspaper and you will see a reminder of the worsening drought conditions on a regular basis. For the fourth consecutive year, California has experienced lower than average rainfall and the […]

A decade of changing lives: The Center’s Latin@ Services hits its stride

  When The San Diego LGBT Community Center launched its Latin@ Services program in the fall of 2004, it was the first such program at an LGBT community center anywhere in the county. Since then, the program has continued to make history, serving thousands of LGBT Latino/as, as well as their families, through a diverse […]

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