Islander Ladies to host first fundraiser: ‘Beer by the Bay’ Oct. 10

Beer by the Bay

It has been almost a year since the self-styled Coronado Islander Ladies united in an amazing and unprecedented show of kindness, support, and love to give gay couple Oscar and Gary a “Do-Over” wedding after a homophobic heckler ruined their big day. Since then the Islander Ladies formed a non-profit to actively confront hate and […]

‘Taste of Opera’ returns to dish up a series of opera influenced foodie events

Taste of Opera

SAN DIEGO – San Diego Opera  announced today the return of Taste of Opera – a series of food-centric events designed to offer an introduction to San Diego Opera’s 2015 – 2016 season in informal and casual settings around creatively-themed dinners and cooking classes at The Curious Fork in Solana Beach. “The great thing about […]

Disneyland asks gay man to cover up during ‘Unofficial Gay Days’


A gay man visiting Disneyland during its “Unofficial Gay Days” event was nearly ejected from the park over the outfit he was wearing. Anthony Gilét, revealed on his Web site that soon after entering the park he was chased down by a park employee who told him to change his shorts or risk expulsion. “I was […]

Savor the best of French cuisine at ‘La Fête de la Gastronomie’ Oct 8

La Fete de Gastronomie

The San Diego French-American Chamber of Commerce and San Diego French American School will present the first La Fête de la Gastronomie Thursday, Oct. 8 3-6 p.m. at the San Diego French Amerian School, 6550 Soledad Mountain Road in San Diego. French Gastronomy is a living thing, a tradition that has cemented French society throughout […]

Stars come out in Los Angeles to support LGBTQ students

Caitlyn Jenner--

LOS ANGELES – More than 400 guests attended the fourth annual Voices on Point gala in Los Angeles on Saturday night to support higher education opportunities for LGBTQ students. Caitlyn Jenner presented the Point Horizon Award to two Point Alumni, Rhys Ernst, Co-Producer for Amazon’s “Transparent,” and Zach Zyskowski, Producer on ABC Family and Ryan […]

SeaWorld trainer responds to PETA commentary

Jorge Villa caring for a ill sea lion pup that he rescued earlier this year from a local beach.

I read with dismay the Sept. 3 guest commentary (San Diego LGBT Weekly issue 181) by PETA’s Gray Caskey urging the LGBT community to unite against SeaWorld.  I am a proud member of San Diego’s LGBT community, and I completely disagree with the distorted portrait Ms. Caskey painted of our park.  There is no organization […]

UCSD study: Online e-cigarette vendors aggressively engage customers using popular Internet tools


First introduced in the United States in 2007, electronic cigarettes have risen dramatically in part because they are popularly considered safer and more socially acceptable than combustible cigarettes and because there are fewer restrictions on their purchase and use. A study by University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers published in the journal […]

Pride at Dive: Pool Party Oct. 3

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Harrah’s Resort SoCal presents a special Pride at Dive event. This unique experience will feature DJ Junior, Von Kiss, and DJ Lezley, plus poolside games including water volleyball, putt putt golf and more! Stick around after the poolside fun to enjoy San Diego Pride’s Revue in the Courtyard. Hosts for this unique event will include […]

Sir Ivan to launch campaign to raise awareness of transgender issues

Sir Ivan

NEW YORK, — Pop-dance recording artist Sir Ivan aka “Peaceman” announced Thursday that he is kicking off a campaign to raise awareness of transgender issues.  This is also a new area of focus for The Peaceman Foundation, Sir Ivan’s philanthropic organization, which has been a longtime supporter of LGBT issues, fighting hate crime, bullying and Post […]

Los Angeles LGBT Center to honor Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles LGBT Center has announced that two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda and Academy Award nominated screenwriter Ron Nyswaner will be honored at the Center’s 46th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards  Nov. 7 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Fonda will receive the award from the incomparable Lily […]

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