Governor signs legislation to change elections process for County of San Diego offices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thursday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law legislation authored by California State Assemblymembers Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) that will allow races for County of San Diego offices to be decided in November as opposed to June and ensure the voices of more voters are heard in […]

2017 Pride Youth Leadership Academy applications now open

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – San Diego LGBT Pride have announced that applications for the Youth Leadership Academy are now open. The Youth Leadership Academy is a one-day workshop packed with empowering educational discussions, outdoor activities, and bonding exercises. Educational sessions will include an introduction to LGBT history, youth advocacy, higher education, and civic engagement. The […]

Catholic bishops reach out to the LGBT community

The banner outside St. John the Evangelist Church in Hillcrest proclaims “ All Are Welcome Here” and last Saturday morning this Catholic Church welcomed almost 400 LGBT people, their families and friends to hear a special mass said by the Auxilary Bishop of San Diego John Dolan and the Bishop of San Diego Robert McElroy. […]

San Diego MCC extends help to Puerto Rico’s MCC churches

The congregations of two Metropolitan Community Churches in Puerto Rico have been hit hard by Hurricane Maria and its aftermath. Most in the congregations are homeless,” said Jude Litzenberger, an MCC official who addressed the congregation Sunday as they took an offering to help the people and pastors in Puerto Rico. The pastor of the […]

David Meza sentencing reset for Dec. 11

A judge has delayed the sentencing until Dec. 11 for David Enrique Meza who was convicted of murdering his wealthy boyfriend in Mexico in 2015 so he could inherit his estate. Meza, 27, was convicted May 2 by a San Diego federal jury of the murder of Jake Clyde Merendino, 52, in Mexico. Merendino’s throat […]

San Diego City Council OKs shelter crisis declaration due to Hepatitis A outbreak

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The San Diego City Council unanimously declared a shelter crisis Monday in an 8-0 vote as it related to the Hepatitis A outbreak that has killed 17 people, most of whom were homeless. Mayor Kevin Faulconer endorsed the action, saying it would help in setting up three temporary shelters for the […]

The Golden State is turning brown

San Diego’s LGBT activists are marking Hispanic Heritage Month by establishing the San Diego County Latino Coalition, which held its first organizing meeting this past Monday at The LGBT Community Center. One of the new coalition’s founders, City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez told the crowd that “The Golden State is turning brown, and indeed soon […]

Man pleads guilty to hate crime

A gay man has the distinction of pleading guilty to a hate crime in attacking a gay couple outside the Whole Foods Market on University Avenue in Hillcrest. The Sept. 9 incident may have been sparked by racial issues, as City Attorney Mara Elliott said in a press release the couple were attacked because of […]

City Council votes 5-3 to oppose border wall

The San Diego City Council voted 5-3 Tuesday along party lines to oppose President Donald Trump’s proposal to construct a billion-dollar wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Council’s five Democrats voted in favor of Councilmember Georgette Gomez’s resolution to oppose Trump’s executive order to build a wall and to oppose a House bill seeking to […]

Hep A crisis and needed Hillcrest action

San Diego, Sept. 16  — Letter to the editor: San Diego is facing a massive Hepatitis A epidemic. Seventeen San Diegans have died of this in the last few months. One this morning. Over 400 in hospital. This has been headline news in Time Magazine, the NY Times and Washington Post. HEP A is always […]

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