Janet Mock, transgender advocate, to speak at UC San Diego

Janet Mock

SAN DIEGO — The University of California, San Diego will host Janet Mock, a transgender advocate, writer and New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More on Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in the Price Center Theatre on campus. After publicly proclaiming her identity as a [...]

Bettie Cain sentenced to 2 years in jail

Las Colinas Womens Detention Facility in Santee

SAN DIEGO — Bettie Lois Cain has been sentenced to two years in jail for grand theft auto and four counts of writing bad checks for renting property on closed bank accounts from a defunct business she ran in North Park. Cain, 68, of Normal Heights, will be serving her sentence in the Las Colinas [...]

San Diego LGBT Community Center announces 25th annual AIDS Walk weekend Sept. 27-28

AIDS Walk & Run Photo: The San Diego LGBT Center

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego LGBT Community Center has announced a special slate of activities to commemorate the 25th annual AIDS Walk. This silver anniversary weekend will take place Sept. 27-28. This year’s event will feature the AIDS Walk & Run on Sat., Sept. 27, with additional community events and fundraisers taking place throughout [...]

Two suspects accused of 11 hold-ups in San Diego ordered to stand trial

San Diego Superior Court

SAN DIEGO — Two robbery suspects accused of 11 hold-ups in Hillcrest, Golden Hill, Mission Beach, and elsewhere all on the same night have been ordered to stand trial. Additional charges may be added after all the victims testified April 8 in the preliminary hearing of Joseph Andres Garcia, 19, and Benjamin Hernandez, 23, in [...]

SoCal Leather Sir/boy, Community Bootblack and Puppy Contest to held June 20-22

SOCAL Leather 2014

Southern California Leather Sir/boy, Community Bootblack and Puppy Contest will be held at Queen Bee’s in San Diego,  June 20-22 2014. This is a feeder contest for International Leather Sir/boy and Community Bootblack to be held in Dallas Texas, Labor Day Weekend, in August/September 2014. Contestants will be judged on interviews, speeches, stage presence, fantasy [...]

Scott Peters raises over $455,000 in first fundraising quarter of 2014

Rep Scott Peters

SAN DIEGO – Today, the Peters for Congress campaign announced that it has raised more than $455,000 in the first fundraising quarter of 2014, bringing his total campaign receipts over $1.8 million with more than $1.48 million cash on hand. This war chest puts Peters in strong position entering the second quarter of this year. [...]

Actress and activist Laverne Cox to join San Diego Pride

Laverne Cox

SAN DIEGO — Actress, television star, and renowned transgender advocate Laverne Cox is coming to San Diego to be the keynote speaker for San Diego Pride’s annual Spirit of Stonewall Rally and flag raising this summer. The rally will be held Friday, July 18 at 6:00 pm adjacent to the Hillcrest Pride Flag at the [...]

Kaki Johnson retires from MCC after 21 years

Kaki Johnson

Kaki Johnson received a standing ovation Sunday as she preached for the last time as a 21-year staff member for the Metropolitan Community Church in San Diego as she is retiring and moving close to St. Louis, Mo. Kaki has held many positions at MCC since she was hired in 1993 including coordinator for AIDS [...]

12th annual ‘Children’s Easter Egg Hunt:’ April 20


Last year about 500 children and their families gathered for the Imperial Court de San Diego’s annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt at  Trolley Barn Park on Adams Avenue in University Heights. Founded by City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez and grandmother Linda Childs this has now become an annual tradition co-sponsored by Family Matters, The LGBT [...]

HRC endorses Scott Peters for Congress

Scott Peters

Today, the Human Rights Campaign Political Action Committee (HRC PAC) endorsed Rep. Scott Peters for re-election in California’s 52nd U.S. Congressional district. Announcing the endorsement Fred Sainz, HRC vice president for communications said, “Scott Peters has proved himself to be a leader and a strong advocate for equality. As the nation moves rapidly to embrace [...]

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