Activists to discuss concerns of HIV/AIDS long-term survivors

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Aging with HIV, cognition, isolation, and proper nutrition are a few of the topics that will be discussed at Living a Positive Life, a workshop for HIV/AIDS long-term survivors and all those affected by the epidemic. Scott Letendre, MD, UCSD will be joined by activists Andy Kaytes, UCSD Community Advisory Board, […]

ACLU to serve as a Grand Marshal in New York City LGBT Pride march

NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union will join the New York City LGBT Pride March on Sunday, June 25, as one of the march’s four grand marshals. The first LGBT Pride March was held in 1970, two years after the Stonewall riots. The ACLU will be joined as grand marshal by transgender advocate and […]

‘Nova’ becomes 10,000th kitten cared for by San Diego Humane Society

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Selecting the perfect name for a kitten can be simple and obvious or challenging and elusive. The 10,000th kitten cared for by San Diego Humane Society’s Kitten Nursery, a male brown tabby, needed the perfect name to signify his milestone importance. So the San Diego Humane Society turned it into a […]

National HIV- and STD-focused organizations reject ‘inhumane’ Senate health care bill

Friday, AIDS United, NASTAD, the National Council of STD Directors, NMAC and The AIDS Institute join together to reject the inhumane Senate healthcare bill, which will decimate Medicaid, change private insurance reforms that protect people living with or at risk of HIV and/or STDs, and undermines public health infrastructure. “The Senate health care bill will […]

UC San Diego named among the top 10 best public universities for LGBTQ students

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The University of California San Diego has been named the 9th best public university in the nation for LGBTQ students, according to a new 2017 report by College Choice. The independent online publication that helps students select a school recently released their list of the “50 Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students.” […]

Senate Healthcare Bill preserves deep coverage cuts backed by Reps. Issa and Hunter

The healthcare bill revealed by Senate Republicans Wednesday contain drastic cuts similar to the bill that passed last month in the House of Representatives, which local Reps. Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter voted to support. The Senate bill — which aims to overhaul one-sixth of the U.S. economy — was crafted in secrecy and is being rushed […]

The LGBT community’s seal of approval should mean more than fundraising

While I am not associated with the No Justice, No Pride group I support its efforts against certain corporate involvement and financial support of Pride activities. Most recently No Justice, No Pride activists blocked Washington’ DC’s Capitol Pride Parade not once but three times. According to, Jen Deerinwater, a No Justice, No Pride participant […]

San Diego Pride’s new executive director meets the community

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – During an intimate event at the Hillcrest Whole Foods Thursday, June 22, the community welcomed Eric Heinritz, new executive director for San Diego Pride. Heinritz took advantage of the small crowd by networking closely with community members and Pride volunteers throughout the evening, over a delicious selection of appetizers. Heinritz discussed […]

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention and the City of Toronto launch educational campaign to address transphobia

TORONTO — The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) and the City of Toronto have launched a public awareness campaign  to encourage Torontonians to challenge their perceptions of transgender and non-binary people – specifically trans youth of color. The campaign was created in consultation with Black CAP’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC) which is comprised […]

First ever national – international LGBTTIQA2S Human Rights Conference to be held in Canada at Canada Pride 2017

MONTRÉAL – Over the course of three days, from Aug. 15-17, Fierté Montréal Pride will be hosting a National LGBTTIQA2S Human Rights Conference as part of the inaugural Canada Pride Montréal 2017. The conference will examine complex issues from Queer Representation in the Media, to Rape Culture + Sexual Violence in the Gay Community, to […]

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