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 […]

OUSTED: Hillcrest Business Association’s restraining orders target homeless


In an effort to reduce the impact of homelessness on local businesses, Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) now uses temporary restraining orders to ferret out people who are simply homeless from those who are homeless and pose a threat to their own safety and that of others because of severe mental illness or criminality. ( According […]

Driving is a Drag


Ridesharing superstar Erika Simone on celebrity, shock value and staying safe during the holidays As we slowly approach the end of not only the holiday season but the year itself, our thoughts naturally turn to that most diminished of celebrations: New Year’s Eve. I mean, there was a time when you could ride seatbelt-less from […]

2015 Year in Review: At Last

2015 Review

As the song says “At last my love has come along.” Like most LGBT people, my love affair with same-sex marriage has finally been consummated. I am sure you will agree that the issue that defined 2015 was marriage. June 26, same-sex marriage became the law of the land, at last. While the year and […]

Danny Pintauro: Rethinking HIV


The last twelve months have seen some of the most public and progressive steps in the now decades-long battle against AIDS and the virus which causes it, HIV. This includes the mainstream and open discussion of PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) in culture with television programs like How to Get Away with Murder (ABC), a call to […]

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