Fearless Freedom Rider and activist Carol Ruth Silver continues to make a difference in the lives of many

During my eight year assignment in Silicon Valley, I had the opportunity to meet former San Francisco City Supervisor Carol Ruth Silver. Silver served in San Francisco City Hall from 1978 to 1989 and served with Supervisor Harvey Milk. Silver was a fearless political ally of Milk and she has a role in the Milk […]

Anti-Semitism rears its head at Dyke March Chicago

CHICAGO — Yesterday, several Jewish participants in the Dyke March Chicago were told to leave the event because their flags had the Jewish Star of David. Laurel Grauer, one of the participants ejected from the parade, told the Windy City Times that she not only was told to leave but was publicly harassed by other […]

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 […]

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.” […]

A most salient portrait of evil

When Miguel Arteta and Mike White started filming Beatriz at Dinner last August, I doubt they could have predicted how salient the film would be when it was released ten months later. The biting, mostly comic commentary on class, race and manners is particularly unsettling because Trump won, because what may have been written as […]

‘Spitfire Grill’ serves up a tasty down home dish

There are some musicals that no matter how many times you endure them, no matter how many friends tell you how good they are they just don’t do it for you. The musical version of the film The Spitfire Grill can fall into this category. The 1996 film bombed. The musical of the same name, […]

Meet Sampson McCormick

Award-winning LGBT stand-up comedian, writer and activist Sampson McCormick, black and gay and watching his stock rise, this young man is among a new generation of LGBT activists helping to reshape the comedy landscape. When it comes to inclusion, history will not look kindly on many black comedians. Taking their hyperbolic machismo ethos on stage, […]

A bit of Boston in our backyard

Pete’s Seafood and Sandwiches is an unpretentious diner serving great food in North Park. Owner Peter DeCoste, with 30 years’ experience operating seafood restaurants in Boston, decided it was time to “bring those flavors to San Diego” and opened his casual eatery 18 months ago. Good for us he did. There are two dining areas […]

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