Time to take skin cancer seriously

For many LGBT people – especially the guys – sun worshipping at Black’s Beach is as much a part of the Hillcrest scene as dancing at a club. But May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and for those who don’t think skin cancer is serious, remember James Rebhorn, the character actor perhaps best known as [...]

May 11: Celebrating a day that is all about Mom

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It’s not a legal holiday but it’s the busiest day of the year for restaurants and the second busiest time for florists. That’s Mother’s Day. Though mothers and motherhood have been celebrated for thousands of years, Mother’s Day as we know it began in the United States in the early 1900s; its first official presidential [...]

Michael Nava: an author with pride

“Books enrich us, they help make us more human and they help diminish the fear that we might have of each other.” — MICHAEL NAVA Michael Nava published his first book in 1986. That novel, The Little Death, was published by Alyson Publications, a small gay press that accepted the book after 13 other publishers [...]

Bob Brewer promises to ‘depoliticize’ DA’s office

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Sounding very much the part, San Diego County district attorney candidate, Bob Brewer recently spoke with LGBT Weekly about the heated election campaign for the job of the region’s top cop, his opponent in the race and his best friend – a dog named Combination Plate #3, aka “Taco.” Brewer, who is running against three-term [...]

The San Diego LGBT Community Center: San Diego’s ‘gay city hall’ is busier than ever

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and Prop. 8 are relegated to their rightful places in the dustbin of history; it seems like pretty much everyone who wants to be open about their sexual orientation is; and it appears to many that HIV is a minor concern. So what’s there left for an LGBT Center to do? [...]

The Eight Annual Blatino Oasis

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As you head east on I-10 alongside the crowded blast of eighteen-wheelers, homebound vacationers and an eclectic mix of locals, County workers and drifters transporting themselves in everything from RVs to motorcycles to oddly militaristic-looking County vehicles in nuclear green and white, you pass the San Jacinto mountains to the west before hitting the off-ramp [...]

Revitalize your home!

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Spring has officially sprung and the start of remodeling season is underway. While beginning a home remodel may seem like a daunting, expensive task, there are ways to ease the financial burden. There are several loan options to help with larger home improvement projects as well as cheaper choices to help freshen the look of [...]

Testosterone therapy: understanding the real meaning of recent trials

Two recently published trials, which have been sensationalized by the news media, suggest that testosterone replacement therapy may increase the risk of heart disease and/or stroke. These were poorly designed studies which conflict with numerous previous medical trials which showed the beneficial effects of testosterone on the heart and that a low testosterone level in [...]

The living legend that is … Boy George!

Boy George needs little introduction. With a career spanning more than 30 years, he first shot to international stardom in the 1980s as the front man of one of the U.K.’s biggest exports of the 20th century, Culture Club. A multi-racial band, with an openly gay front-man, Culture Club was ahead of the curve and [...]

The evolution of Dario

The competition to become the next Kelly Clarkson or Chris Daughtry these days takes a lot more than just a good voice. While many up and coming singers are getting their start on shows like The Voice and American Idol, to name a few, there are some that are doing it the old fashioned way. [...]

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