Carl DeMaio’s outreach strategy to women?


The story about the offensive email from Carl DeMaio that targeted a Scott Peters’ campaign staffer, first reported by the San Diego CityBeat has received national press coverage. The email contained a photo of an overweight woman wearing only a bra and eating a snack with the subject line “Kate Lyon.” Subsequent press coverage includes: [...]

Marriage equality comes to Wyoming


Today, marriage equality came to Wyoming, the Equality State. District Court Judge Skavdahl overturned its ban on same-sex marriage  Friday, but stayed the decision for a full week to allow for an appeal. The state decided not to appeal, bringing an end to the stay a few days early. The state filed its notice this [...]

Gay couple ordered off London bus over public display of affection

Route 89

LONDON — When Jack James, 23, received a peck on his lips from his boyfriend while riding a No. 89 bus near Blackheath, Southeast London last August, probably the last thing he was expecting was to be ordered off the bus. But that is exactly what happened and has just now come to light in [...]

Kaiser Permanente recognized as a leader in LGBT health care equality

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente has been recognized as a leader in LGBT health care equality in the Healthcare Equality Index 2014 report, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization. All 38 of Kaiser Permanente’s hospitals across the country submitted the Health [...]

DA’s Office: No criminal charges to be filed in DeMaio office break-in or sexual misconduct investigations; announcement raises more questions

Carl DeMaio

Today, the San Diego District Attorney’s Office announced that it had concluded its review of two investigations involving candidate Carl DeMaio’s congressional campaign. The two investigations surrounded burglary and vandalism to DeMaio’s campaign headquarters in May, as well as subsequent allegations of sexual harassment by former DeMaio staffer Todd Bosnich. The DA’s Office stated in [...]

President Obama says U.S. Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry

President Obama

In an interview with The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin, President Obama has for the first time announced he believes the U.S. Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry in all fifty states.  This is a stark progression from the President’s previous position, which to allow each state to decide the issue individually.  President Obama [...]

Lesbian’s mother-in-law tells of learning her daughter was dead

San Diego Superior Court

A mother testified she learned her lesbian daughter was dead in a startling phone call from “my daughter’s wife” when the woman confessed “I lost it” and killed her. Heidi Alexander tearfully told a judge Oct. 16 Tiffany LaToya Nowden, 39, phoned her June 6 and told her Alexander’s daughter, Russina “Rusti” Vale, 38, was [...]

HRC endorses PrEP, calls for bold action to expand access to anti-HIV drug


WASHINGTON  – In a policy paper released Saturday, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), explicitly endorsed the use of Truvada for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is any medical or public health tool used to prevent the spread of a disease or infection prior to exposure. Truvada is the only brand name anti-HIV drug combination currently approved for [...]

Fifth male arrested in brutal gang-rape of teenage boy in Kentucky

Sam-Miller, Dayton-Ross-Jones and Tyler-Riess-Perry

A fifth suspect has been apprehended in the gang-rape of a fifteen-year-old Kentucky male that has stunned the local community of Hopkinsville, a bedroom community in Christian County, 26 miles north of Clarksville, Tenn. According to the, Sam Miller, 18, was detained in Louisville and transferred back to Christian County without incident. He is [...]

Marriage equality coming to Arizona, Wyoming


Today U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled against Wyoming’s law banning marriage equality for same-sex couples. In Guzzo v. Mead, the National Center for Lesbian Rights sued the state on behalf of Wyoming Equality and four same-sex couples arguing that Wyoming’s ban on marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution. Judge Skavdahl granted a temporary [...]

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