K9 Unit focus of annual San Diego Police Foundation Gold Shield Gala, Oct. 4

San Diego Police Foundation

SAN DIEGO  – The San Diego Police Foundation’s annual Gold Shield Gala is set to take place Saturday, October 4 and  will support the foundation’s mission to fund critical equipment, training and outreach programs for the San Diego Police Department (SDPD).  The annual dinner and dancing celebration will turn the spotlight on public safety featuring a [...]

Kazakhstan gay bar poster wins award but sparks outrage


KAZAKHSTAN – An advertisement for a gay club showing a Kazakh composer kissing one of the greatest Russian poets has won an international award but has sparked  outrage for what many consider is a national insult, reports GayAsiaNews.com. The ad created by Havas Worldwide Kazakhstan  for the “Studio 69″ gay bar and club in Almaty [...]

Taiwan begins campaign to woo gay tourists


TAIWAN — Taiwan is officially wooing gay tourists in the hope of becoming Asia’s top tourist destination in a region that is often openly hostile toward gay people, reports GayAsiaNews.com. In its bid to raise its presence on the world stage, Taiwan has been pushing hard to increase tourist numbers. Lagging behind rivals Japan and [...]

Campaign burglary probe focuses on former DeMaio staffers

Carl DeMaio

SAN DIEGO — (UT San Diego report by Mark Walker) Two former staffers may be the ones responsible for a burglary at GOP congressional candidate Carl DeMaio’s Mira Mesa campaign headquarters on the eve of the June 3 primary election, a San Diego Police Department spokesman said Friday. Lt. Kevin Mayer said police have concluded that [...]

San Diego Pride announces 2015-2017 executive team

San Diego LGBT Pride

SAN DIEGO — San Diego LGBT Pride announced today its new executive team for the 2015-2017 term.  First term co-chairs, Romer De Los Santos and Tiffany Gonzalez, have won re-election.  Jaime Carrillo will continue as board secretary.  Newcomer and current chair of board development, Steven Kilgore, was elected as Pride’s new treasurer. Romer De Los [...]

Watch: Irish marriage equality video

LGBT Noise

More than 8,000 people took to the streets this past weekend to stand in solidarity with the LGBT community during Ireland’s sixth annual March for Marriage. Marchers flooded the streets of Dublin and walked from city hall to the Department of Justice in support of marriage equality. A substantial number of allies marched alongside LGBT [...]

Gay man charged with misdemeanor of spreading HIV

San Diego Superior Court

SAN DIEGO — A 29-year-old gay man has been charged with a misdemeanor case of spreading HIV to his former boyfriend in a case filed by the San Diego City Attorney’s office after the case was rejected by District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. Attorney James Fitzpatrick appeared Aug. 28 for Thomas Miguel Guerra, who is free [...]

Allyson Robinson ordained at Baptist Church

Allyson Robinson

The former executive director of OutServe-SLDN, Allyson Robinson has been ordained as a minister in the Baptist Church. According to HRC longtime LGBT advocate  Robinson, who attended George W. Truett Theological Seminary and previously was a pastor at a church in Central Texas, was ordained at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Robinson became one of the [...]

Scott Peters campaign launches new TV ad, ‘Divisive’ (VIDEO)


SAN DIEGO – The Scott Peters for Congress Campaign launched its second TV ad today, called “Divisive.” The spot uses clips from DeMaio’s now-infamous speech kowtowing to a San Diego Tea Party group to make the point that DeMaio is too extreme for the CA-52 district. “Carl Demaio is hiding something, his allegiance to the Tea Party, [...]

Seattle rolls out the rainbow carpet for Zachary and Samuel

Zac Baker, left, and Sam Busch, right; Marry Me in Seattle campaign ad (PRNewsFoto/Visit Seattle)

SEATTLE – When Zac Baker and Sam Busch, of St. Paul, MN, got engaged last December, they didn’t expect their marriage ceremony to be hosted by a city they’d never visited, or that its openly gay mayor would officiate and its citizens would welcome them with rainbow lights, flags on buildings and decals in shop windows. [...]

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