Bob Brewer promises to ‘depoliticize’ DA’s office

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Sounding very much the part, San Diego County district attorney candidate, Bob Brewer recently spoke with LGBT Weekly about the heated election campaign for the job of the region’s top cop, his opponent in the race and his best friend – a dog named Combination Plate #3, aka “Taco.” Brewer, who is running against three-term [...]

Dine out for life today, April 24

Today, Thursday, April 24 is the eighth annual Dining Out for Life San Diego, and participants have their choice of more than 80 locations to dine out for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and dessert. Dining Out for Life has quickly become a community tradition, with great enthusiasm behind it. Local restaurants and bars agree to [...]

First same-sex wedding held at Spreckels Organ Pavilion

“We’ve really put a lot of time into this,” Milton Aguilar said about his and Daniel Greer’s wedding, as they celebrated being the first same-sex couple to get married at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park last Saturday. This milestone in marriage equality in the San Diego community was born from the memories Daniel [...]

Rapist chased by lesbians gets 30 years to life

A rapist who was arrested in Ocean Beach after two lesbians heard the victim’s screams and chased him was sentenced April 17 to 30 years to life in state prison. Richard Christopher Butts, 26, said nothing before San Diego Superior Court Judge Timothy Walsh handed down the expected sentence. Butts pleaded guilty March 3 to [...]

Sri Lanka categorically rules out marriage between same-sex couples

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COLOMBO –  A federal government minister has categorically ruled out marriage between same-sex couples in the island nation of Sri Lanka, reports GayAsiaNews.com. The Sri Lankan government will not legalize gay marriages in Sri Lanka, said Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa according to  colombogazette.com. Speaking to newspaper editors in Colombo April 24, the minister said [...]

AT&T first in DiversityInc’s Top 10 companies for LGBT employees

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DiversityInc announced the results for its 14th annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity rankings before a gathering of more than 750 attendees last evening at Cipriani Wall Street. More than a thousand public and privately held companies competed for spots on the coveted list. AT&T claimed the top spot in DiversityInc.’s 2014 Specialty Top 10 [...]

Singapore attorney general pressures gay man into withdrawing discrimination plea

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SINGAPORE — A former executive of a multinational department store has withdrawn his appeal of workplace discrimination after the attorney general called his plea frivolous and vexatious, reports GayAsiaNews.com. Lawrence Bernard Wee, 40, who was suing former employer Robinsons, has ended his quest to have the courts declare workplace discrimination against gay men unconstitutional by [...]

Boy Scouts of America revokes church’s charter after church stands with openly gay scoutmaster

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WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign, is calling on the Boy Scouts of America to end its longstanding discriminatory ban on gay adults in Scouting and reinstate Rainier Beach United Methodist Church’s charter.  In March, BSA leaders fired Geoff McGrath, 49, leader of Troop 98 in Seattle’s Rainier Beach neighborhood after he came out as [...]

Magnolia, Miss. passes pro-LGBT resolution

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Last night Magnolia, Miss. passed a resolution 3-2 recognizing the dignity and worth of all city residents – including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT).  Magnolia joins three other Mississippi cities – Starkville, Hattiesburg and Oxford – which all passed similar resolutions earlier this year. “Like so many cities across America, Magnolia, [...]

Brooklyn bar owner sues to convert business into gay, lesbian watering hole.

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When John McGillion first purchased Lulu’s in the Greenpoint neighborhood of northern Brooklyn, he had no idea that less than 10 years later it would become an up-and-coming neighborhood with an increasingly diverse gay and lesbian population. After all, Greenpoint’s history points to a large farming community mostly owned and tilled by first- and second-generation [...]

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