Mayor Kevin Faulconer and other community leaders to celebrate opening of new substance abuse treatment facility in Hillcrest 6/29

BLVD Treatment Center San Diego

Mayor Kevin Faulconer, former Mayor Jerry Sanders, City Commissioner Nicole Murray-Ramirez, District 3 Councilman Elect Chris Ward and City Commissioner Susan Jester will gather June 29 to officially open BLVD Treatment Centers’ new Hillcrest location. BLVD Treatment Centers’ CEO Stampp Corbin and Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Lauren Costine will also be present at the commemorative […]

MCC’s Pastor Dan gets community service award


San Diego Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Senior Pastor Dan Koeshall was really surprised and shocked June 19 when a community service award he thought was going to someone else was actually presented to him. Koeshall was about to praise a gay couple at the MCC whom he thought would get the award but was interrupted […]

MCC increases security in light of Orlando shootings

The Met

Because of fears of a copycat attack following the June 12 massacre at an Orlando gay nightclub, San Diego Police had a presence outside the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Sunday, June 19 for both services. Additionally, three members of the Stonewall Citizens Patrol were inside the church during the worship services. Senior Pastor Dan Koeshall […]

Mayor, police chief assure, seek help from LGBT leaders after Orlando


A cadre of business owners, nonprofit executives, journalists and activists from San Diego’s LGBT community met with Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Chief of Police Shelley Zimmerman within 48 hours following the mass shooting in Orlando, now almost two weeks ago, to discuss security. “The police department, our community members, our media; we all have a […]

Craigslist ad threatens ‘San Diego you are next …’


Channel 10 News are reporting that police are investigating an online threat of violence to San Diego’s LGBT community which read, “You’re next.” The post which appeared in Craigslist’s men-seeking-men section is titled, “We need more Orlando’s (sic).” It is accompanied by a photo of a hand firing a revolver with a bullet coming out […]

San Diego’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral will conduct ‘A Pray for Pulse’ prayer service tonight

St Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral welcomes all to join in a beautiful service of prayers, meditations and music to remember and pray for the healing and eternal rest of the victims of pulse in Orlando. The service will be held tonight, June 15, at 6 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave., in San […]

San Diego LGBT Center: Community vigil to take place in Hillcrest Monday night

Rainbow Flag Orlando

SAN DIEGO – This morning, Dr. Delores A. Jacobs, chief executive officer of The San Diego LGBT Community Center, responded to the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. The investigation in Orlando is still underway, and additional facts will become known in the coming hours and days. At this time, it appears an action of terrorism […]

Union Bank and KPBS honor local heroes during LGBT Pride month

Local Heroes--

SAN DIEGO – In celebration of LGBT Pride Month and as part of its ongoing commitment to inclusion, diversity and responsible banking, Union Bank has partnered with KPBS to honor two inspiring local heroes. The 2016 LGBT Pride Month honorees are: Jonathan Bailey, volunteer and event co-chair, Mama’s Kitchen; and Mattheus E. Stephens, attorney, Progressive […]

Decisive Democratic Party victories characterize 2016 California primary


Election history was made Tuesday on the national political front as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton clinched the Democratic nomination for president, while here in San Diego the historically LGBT-held District 3 City Council seat remained so with the victory of Chris Ward over Anthony Bernal. “I’m feeling grateful,” Ward told San Diego […]

SD Pride announces recipients of the 2016 Spirit of Stonewall Awards


SAN DIEGO – San Diego Pride today announced the 2016 recipients of the Spirit of Stonewall Awards. Every year Pride accepts nominations from the community to recognize individuals, organizations, and groups who have contributed significantly to the LGBT community through their leadership, activism and fundraising efforts. This year’s recipients include: Community Grand Marshal – Michael […]

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