Ben Dillingham, outstanding community leader passes; tributes pour in

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Community leader, Ben Dillingham passed away from pancreatic cancer at his home in San Diego  Thursday, Nov. 16. Ben was noted for his iron integrity, generosity of spirit, and dedication to the city of San Diego and the LGBT community. His loss will be felt by many, and he will be […]

San Diego’s tents: A safe harbor from the storm of homelessness?

SAN DIEGO, Calif., — Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) will welcome a panel of respected San Diego homeless advocates and business leaders as they discuss what is being done to address the immediate needs of the homeless population as well as concerns of the affected community. Speakers include: Dan Shea – National Restauranteur, […]

Free vaccination clinics at The Center

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Stop by The Center, 3909 Centre St. in Hillcrest Monday, Nov. 13 or Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 3-6 p.m. for a free vaccination clinic! The County of San Diego will be offering vaccines for Hepatitis A and the flu. Everyone is welcome. Call 619.692.2077 x0 for more info. To receive your […]

Woman says police shrugged off her assault because she’s trans

Thom Senzee, author of this article, is a West Coast-based freelance journalist, and a regular contributor to San Diego LGBT Weekly. Jasmine Dominguez took an umbrella when she left her house one wet Friday in December, 2014. “I was glad I had my umbrella,” she tells San Diego LGBT Weekly. “It was raining by the […]

Dex Starr wins Mr. Gay San Diego 2017

Eight contestants ran for the title of Mr. Gay San Diego 2017 last Sunday night at The Rail in San Diego. Dex Starr won the title of Mr. Gay San Diego 2017 with Travis T the first runner up. The event, produced by Robert Rodriguez and Big Mike raised over $1,700 to benefit the annual […]

Women needed to contribute to WISDOM for breast cancer screening

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Since her 40s, Lilly Lidot has received yearly mammograms. Her sister did not get regular checkups, so when her cancer was diagnosed it had already spread to her brain. Lilly’s sister died in 2010. When Lidot, now 62, received an invitation from UC San Diego Health to participate in the Women […]

San Diego City Attorney’s office is statewide leader in adopting sustainability practices

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announced Friday that the San Diego City Attorney’s Office has adopted an office-wide Sustainability Policy to reduce its carbon footprint and lower operational costs. The Sustainability Policy (attached) contains voluntary guidelines to reduce paper use, eliminate disposals, reuse equipment and supplies, minimize energy use, purchase sustainable […]

Former State Sen. Christine Kehoe endorses Dr. Jennifer Campbell for San Diego City Council

SAN DIEGO, Calif. –  Former State Sen. Christine Kehoe has endorsed Jennifer Campbell, MD, in her bid to represent San Diego’s Second City Council District. Dr. Campbell recently announced her candidacy and continues to gain support from community leaders, such as State Sen. Toni Atkins. “Dr. Jennifer Campbell is passionate about taking care of her […]

San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition holds inaugural conference

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Sunday, Oct. 22, a much needed conversation took place. Funded through a grant from San Diego LGBT Pride, the San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition 2017 Conference, “Claiming Your Seat at the Table,” brought together an audience of Black attendees, who identify as “LGBTQ”, from all ages, walks of life, and experiences. […]

North County Pride celebrates 10th anniversary

Under the watchphrase Together Making Strides, this year’s Pride by the Beach event marked a full decade of North County LGBT civic festivity. It was rainbows, pink unicorns and flamingos, Venus and Mars gender symbols, American flags, Día de los Muertos skulls, colorful booth canopies, tie-dye shirts, face-painting, balloons and carnival food. It was also […]

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