LGBT leaders raise awareness of electric vehicles at ‘Drive Your Values’ event

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The San Diego LGBT community’s top movers and shakers gathered Thursday, July 24 at the SDG&E Energy Innovation Center on Claremont Mesa Boulevard to honor Toni Atkins and Todd Gloria with the inaugural Drive Electric Green Megaphone Awards for their commitment and service in raising awareness of environmental issues and, by extension, their support and promotion of [...]

Miami court rules in favor of marriage equality in Florida

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Today, a state trial court in Miami issued a decision striking down Florida’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples and ordering Miami-Dade County to allow same-sex couples to marry. The court stayed the order pending appeal. The case was brought by Equality Florida Institute and Catherina Pareto and Karla Arguello, Dr. Juan Carlos Rodriguez and [...]

Diversionary Theatre begins rehearsals for the Broadway political satire ‘Regrets Only’

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SAN DIEGO — Diversionary Theatre has begun rehearsals for an all-star convivial new production: Paul Rudnick’s Regrets Only featuring Diversionary Theatre’s directorial debut of savvy local favorite Jessica John.  The piece is a marvelous political satire based right smack in the middle of the tumultuous George W. Bush era.  It’s an outlandish farce and a comedy [...]

Commonwealth Club presents ‘The LGBT Journey’

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SAN FRANCISCO — The LGBT Journey – from the Mattachine Society to Harvey Milk and the White Night Riots to federal marriage equality and beyond, the LGBT journey has built on the lessons of the earlier civil rights movement with great success. In recent years, it has reached milestones with remarkable speed. But the journey [...]

Iowa editor fired over anti-gay post on personal blog sues for infringement of religious expression (VIDEO)

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By all accounts, Bob Eschliman, 41, is a model journalist. The former editor of the Newton Daily News in Iowa has, over the span of his career, racked up an impressive 70 journalism awards and worked for seven different companies in his profession. A Boone, Iowa native, Eschliman is a family man with two young children [...]

MyDoorSign.com gives all-gender restroom signage a makeover

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NEW YORK – MyDoorSign.com redesigned its all-gender sign collection after receiving criticism for the old graphics. The new designs feature simple iconography and a clear “all-gender restroom” descriptor. The innovative look grew from social justice advocate, Sam Killermann and his blog, It’s Pronounced Metrosexual. MyDoorSign.com previously worked to create a safe bathroom space for those who do not identify [...]

WATCH: Great LGBT-themed speech from Netroots Nation (VIDEO)

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Last Saturday, at Netroots Nation 2014 in Detroit, Christopher Massicotte gave a fabulous keynote Ignite speech about the evolution of LGBT people in our politics – “I think Harvey Milk would be proud!” Massicotte is the Chief Operating Officer of DSPolitical, the first voter targeted online advertising network specifically for Democrats and Progressive Organizations. Previously Chris [...]

Hillcrest ‘Cityfest’ turns 30, Aug. 10

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Cityfest began 30 years ago in the summer of 1984, when the Hillcrest community gathered on University and Fifth to celebrate the relighting of the Hillcrest sign for the first ever Cityfest. Today Hillcrest Cityfest is a huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts, and food. This event attracts 150,000+ attendees each year [...]

How to cope with depression from disease

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Sometimes, not knowing the truth about something of immediate importance can create some of the most intense stress, says former chronic pain sufferer Janet Komanchuk. “The families of victims who’ve been missing for years or decades – identifying the body of their loved one, for example, can bring closure. For me, being diagnosed with fibromyalgia [...]

Colorado marriage ban overturned by federal court

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Today U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore ruled against Colorado’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality.  In Burns v. Hickenlooper, attorneys with Kilmer, Lane and Newman, LLP sued the state on behalf of six same-sex couples who argue that Colorado’s ban on marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution. Judge Moore stayed his ruling until August 25 to [...]

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