The Cliks hit home with authenticity

Featured San Diego LGBT Pride recording artists, The Cliks are many things to many people – but the Canadian indie band is about one thing more than any other – passionate, inspiring rock music. “I’m certainly influenced by the Beatles, Marvin Gaye, a lot of soul music and Michael Jackson,” says The Cliks front man, [...]

Manage the damage

There are so many aspects to preventing the unwanted aspects of aging that it’s impossible to cover them all in one article. In my anti-aging practice, patients receive counseling and direction on exercise, eating right, hydration, nutritional supplementation, sleep, stress reduction, skin care and optimizing hormones. You would probably never need my services if you [...]

On your mark … get set … Gay Games 9

The 2014 Gay Games, a sporting event similar to the Olympics with an LGBT twist, is already making history. The games will be held from Aug. 9-16 in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Although this is the ninth games for the quadrennial event, this year’s festivities are groundbreaking in several ways. It’s the first Games to [...]

#ProudToPlay: The world of sports gets the YouTube treatment

When San Diego LGBT Weekly had the opportunity to speak with Raymond Braun, a man who, not quite 25, was named one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 most influential Americans under 30 for marketing and advertising, we leaped. Raymond is the marketing manager for YouTube (among one of his many titles) and has helped power the [...]

Sweet! Chula Vista cake artist Jose Barajas represents West Coast — and gay cake decorators — on TLC’s ‘Next Great Baker’

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TLC’s Next Great Baker returns to our screens June 24 for season four. Hosted by Buddy Valastro, the star of his own reality series, Cake Boss, the show features contestants participating in challenges that test their baking and decorating skills. According to TLC, this new season comes with a whole new set style and spice. [...]

Toronto’s 10-day extravaganza that is WorldPride

In preparation for WorldPride, June 20-29, Toronto has literally laid out a welcome mat in the form of rainbow-painted crosswalks for the hundreds of thousands expected to attend the celebration. WorldPride Toronto is an event that “incorporates activism, education and the history and culture of global LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities.” According to Andrew Weir, vice president of [...]

Getting ready for PrEP

Last month, the Centers for Disease Control published guidelines for the use of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) in the prevention of HIV transmission. Since then, discussions about the safety and utility of PrEP have gone from theoretical debates in the research and public health community to the Facebook pages of potential patients with concrete concerns. To [...]

San Diego: A honeymooner’s paradise

If you’re of the marrying kind and are one of the growing number of LGBT Americans living in one of the 19 states or District of Columbia (a whopping 43 percent of the country’s total population) and you’re just beginning to plan your honeymoon, San Diego LGBT Weekly has some great news. San Diego was [...]

And baby makes three

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It starts like any other Friday. Morning coffee, off to work, lunch with colleagues. Phone rings – don’t recognize the number. Send to voicemail. Phone rings again – OK, must be important. You’ve been picked. You’re having a baby scheduled for delivery in a few hours. In Oceanside. Go. From our early years dating we [...]

A gay dad’s Father’s Day

Becoming a father once had this dreamy quality to it. I was seven years old when I first knew the names of my future kids: Sascha, Pascal and a third that got lost in the passage of time. There was also a wife in that picture somewhere. As a kid, the concept of marriage and [...]

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