World OutGames Miami seeking global artist submissions for official event poster

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MIAMI – World OutGames Miami 2017, a ten-day multi-sport, human rights and cultural event held from May 27 until June 4, 2017, is inviting artists worldwide from all disciplines to create an original poster image that promotes the spirit of the 2017 Games. This commemorative art design will wholeheartedly embrace the three core pillars of […]

First ever ‘America’s LGBT Economy’ report suggests LGBT businesses add $1.7 trillion to US economy

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WASHINGTON— The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, has released the first ever snapshot demonstrating the economic and social impact of America’s LGBT business owners and entrepreneurs. The “America’s LGBT Economy” report explores the revenues, types, sizes, and geography of LGBT-owned […]

Jury convicts motorist of DUI/huffing in girl’s death

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A jury convicted a man Wednesday of gross vehicular manslaughter in the death of a Pacific Beach girl in 2010 in a case involving “huffing” or inhaling chemicals from computer keyboard cleaner cans. The jury also convicted Romeo Balbin Dumlao, 41, of driving under the influence of these chemicals from cans which were found in […]

Anti-fur activist sentenced to 21 months in federal prison

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An anti-fur activist was sentenced Tuesday to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to pay a whopping restitution figure of $423,477 in damages to 13 people and businesses which sustained heavy damages and losses. Nicole Kissane, 29, formerly of Escondido, didn’t say anything before U.S. District Court Judge Larry Burns exceeded the prosecutor’s recommendation […]

Woman pays $1,744 for damages to Urban Mo’s; charge reduced to an infraction

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SAN DIEGO — A woman who shattered a glass door with rocks at the Urban Mo’s Bar & Grill submitted money orders in court Wednesday for $1,744, which represents the damages she inflicted on the popular gay business in Hillcrest. Raquel Bonilla, 23, of San Diego, was given credit for one day spent in jail […]

Practical spirituality

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As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! Based on the book, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, there is power in this […]

New survey of 50,000+ young people reveals troubling post-election spike in bullying

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation released the results of a groundbreaking post-election survey of more than 50,000 young people ages 13-18 revealing the deeply damaging fallout the November election has had on youth across the United States. The online survey, believed to be the largest ever of its kind, found that […]

Texas and Wyoming getting ready to pass key anti-LGBT legislation

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In an anti-LGBT legislation update the ACLU has highlighted two states where lawmakers are gearing up to pass anti-LGBT bills. “Legislatures across the country are starting the year aggressively, with 15 states considering nearly 40 anti-LGBT bills in just the first two weeks of January,” said Eunice Rho, ACLU Advocacy & Policy Counsel. “A significant […]

New study finds too much sitting, too little exercise may accelerate biological aging

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary. The study, publishing online January 18 in the American Journal of Epidemiology, […]

‘Moonlight,’ Seth Meyers and Meryl Streep to be honored at the 2017 HRC Greater New York Gala

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WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced that both the groundbreaking film Moonlight and comedian Seth Meyers will be honored at the 2017 HRC Greater New York Gala on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. As previously announced, HRC will also honor critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning actress Meryl Streep at the event which raises […]

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