Gay white privilege and the hypocrisy of our community

The Human Rights Campaign of San Diego and Equality Professionals Network previewed the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) Nov. 4. Jeff Krehely, vice president and chief foundation officer for the Human Rights Campaign was the special guest and provided the attendees with information on the HRC CEI and discussed the points system in which they [...]

Women on the wave

Af3rm held its National Summit and 25th anniversary celebration Oct. 11-12 at the Social Justice High School in Los Angeles. Over 400 women-identified participants attended the two-day summit to examine the issues that impact transnational, im/migrant and women of color and to transform, build and lead the next wave of feminism. The summit was unique [...]

Films and fashion

Fashion Awards | PHOTO: KIM RESCATE

Congratulations to all the San Diego Film Festival winners this year. “Where the Road Runs Out” starring Isaach De Bankolé as Professor George Mensa, not only had its world premiere at the festival but also won Best Narrative Feature. After an old friend unexpectedly passes away the professor finds himself inheriting a field station in [...]

‘Scene Out’ far and wide!

Chapulines at Oaxaca market | PHOTO: ANA PINES

Mexico (Ana) I went to visit La Casa Azul – Museo Frida Kahlo (The Blue House – Frida Kahlo Museum) in the Coyoacan section of Mexico City. Frida Kahlo lived in this house most of her life, it’s where she was born and where she died. Her father, Guillermo Kahlo, built the house in 1904. [...]

Trail for Humanity

TranscenDANCE | PHOTO: ANA PINES

The final leg of the 350+ mile march from the San Francisco Bay area to the U.S. Mexico Border culminated Aug. 16. We joined in welcoming the mothers and their children at Larsen Field in San Ysidro. They started the pilgrimage in Merced, Calif. for those buried alive in the Sonora desert, the children crossing [...]

A better world

Summer In The Park PHOTO: KIM RESCATE

Summer in the Park Sue Palmer and Her Motel Swing Orchestra played at Trolley Barn Park Aug. 1. Organized by University Heights Community Development Corporation (UHCDC), it was a free and fun event for the whole family. This year’s concert series was held from July 4 to Aug. 1 and included Rhythm and the Method, [...]

Pride … Did You Know?

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San Diego Pride

The city was enveloped with rainbows in celebration of San Diego Pride’s 40th anniversary. The three-day celebration kicked off with a wonderful speech by keynote speaker Laverne Cox. The critically acclaimed actress currently appears in the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, playing Sophia Burset, an incarcerated African American transgender woman. Laverne is [...]

San Francisco Pride 2014 … unforgettable

There were amazing vibes throughout Pride weekend in San Francisco this year. The amount of support and attendance for all of the events that occurred starting with the 11th annual Trans March June 27, and ending with The San Francisco Pride Festival, was inspirational. The Trans March began with a youth and elder brunch at [...]

Beer, Beatles and food

The Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana held its 12th annual Beer & Sake Festival June 13 at Harrah’s Rincon. Guests enjoyed sumptuous appetizers, tasty beers and sakes while listening to the dynamic sounds of San Diego Taiko. It felt like there were less vendors than last year and the bigger space took away [...]

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