Circle Circle dot dot presents first-ever acoustic musical production: ‘No Place Like Home!’

No Place Like Home

The extreme hardship of being young and homeless is something most of us may witness within our community, but will likely never experience first-hand or fully comprehend.  Homelessness is constantly referred to as one of our communities’ biggest social issues, but few can actually empathize with the issues of the population or have had the chance to [...]

Gay Sherlock Holmes fan fiction irks China’s media regulator


CHINA – China’s media regulator has recently cracked down on fan fiction which focuses on romantic relationships between fictional characters of the same sex and that includes the popular Sherlock and Watson which it views as pornography, reports The National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications (NOAPIP) has recently launched a new crackdown on online pornographic content in [...]

Prop. 8 lawyer Charles Cooper supports his openly gay daughter

Forcing the Spring

Charles J. Cooper, the chief legal defender of Proposition 8 for the duration of the Perry case, has an openly gay stepdaughter named Ashley and that Cooper and his wife, Debbie, are helping to plan Ashley’s upcoming wedding to her partner of several years. The news was disclosed in the upcoming book, Forcing the Spring: Inside the [...]

Janet Mock, transgender advocate, to speak at UC San Diego

Janet Mock

SAN DIEGO — The University of California, San Diego will host Janet Mock, a transgender advocate, writer and New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More on Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in the Price Center Theatre on campus. After publicly proclaiming her identity as a [...]

Bettie Cain sentenced to 2 years in jail

Las Colinas Womens Detention Facility in Santee

SAN DIEGO — Bettie Lois Cain has been sentenced to two years in jail for grand theft auto and four counts of writing bad checks for renting property on closed bank accounts from a defunct business she ran in North Park. Cain, 68, of Normal Heights, will be serving her sentence in the Las Colinas [...]

ASA Amicus Brief supports suit to overturn Virginia’s gay marriage ban


WASHINGTON, DC,  — The American Sociological Association (ASA) filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today supporting the fight to overturn Virginia’s gay marriage ban and continuing its now 14-month effort to highlight the overwhelming body of social science research that confirms “children fare just as well” when [...]

Here TV Debuts Webseries ‘Guy Dubai: International Gay Spy’ on its YouTube Premium Channel

Guy Dubai

LOS ANGELES — Here TV (, America’s only gay television network, today announced the premiere of the first three episodes of the new webseries Guy Dubai: International Gay Spy exclusively on the network’s YouTube Premium channel.  Each episode of Guy Dubai: International Gay Spy finds its eponymous star, played by TJ Hoban, working to solve [...]

Ruling on transgender people may help gay rights, say Indian lawyers

New Delhi Photo GayAsiaNews

NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court’s ruling recognizing transgender people as the third sex might pave the way for decriminalizing same-sex relations in India, say gay-rights lawyers and activists in India, GayAsiaNews reports. In a landmark ruling on April 15, a Supreme Court bench comprising Justices KS Radhakrishnan and AK Sikri directed that transgender people [...]

San Diego LGBT Community Center announces 25th annual AIDS Walk weekend Sept. 27-28

AIDS Walk & Run Photo: The San Diego LGBT Center

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego LGBT Community Center has announced a special slate of activities to commemorate the 25th annual AIDS Walk. This silver anniversary weekend will take place Sept. 27-28. This year’s event will feature the AIDS Walk & Run on Sat., Sept. 27, with additional community events and fundraisers taking place throughout [...]

White Party Palm Springs producer Jeffrey Sanker unveils initial talent for 25th anniversary celebration

GRL Photo by Tonya Wise/IPictureGroup

PALM SPRINGS – In keeping with his tradition of presenting the hottest new breakout talent and artists poised for super stardom, White Party Palm Springs founder and producer Jeffrey Sanker unveiled initial names for this year’s 25th anniversary celebration.  White Party Palm Springs is the largest gay dance music festival in the world, happening April [...]

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