San Diego Pride draws record numbers

San Diego’s biggest civic event, the annual Pride parade and festival drew record attendances this past weekend. According to San Diego LGBT Pride over 230,000 people witnessed 253 contingents marching in the parade. Contingent participation increased by 50 percent over 2016, with new additions such as the Black Panther Party, Interfaith and The San Diego […]

San Diego Trans Pride event educates, empowers, entertains

San Diego’s fourth annual Trans Pride, which took place July 14, re-affirmed the local transgender community’s growing self-confidence and continuing advocacy work. Sean Redmond of the Stonewall Citizen’s Patrol, who provided security for the event, estimated attendance at over 550 people. Organizing committee Chair Veronica Zerrer of Neutral Corner attributes a big part of the […]

Judge suspends criminal proceedings against ‘homeless murders’ suspect

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A judge suspended criminal proceedings Friday (July 14) against Jon David Guerrero in the murders of four homeless people including a man who attended the Metropolitan Community Church. San Diego Superior Court Judge Michael Smyth set a mental competency hearing for July 24 by another judge for Guerrero, 40, in which […]

San Diego LGBT Weekly 2017 Pride Guide is available now

Ready for Pride? The San Diego LGBT Weekly 2017 Pride Guide is available now. The only printed guide available for this year’s Pride, the LGBT Weekly Pride Guide is your indispensable reference for all things Pride. The Pride Guide lists community events, speakers, Pride Music Festival entertainment schedules, Pride Music Festival map, Pride workshops and […]

Letters: #NoJusticeNoPride protest San Diego Pride 2017

Eric Hufford aka Sister Iona Dubble-Wyde, founder of San Diego Remembers, Blue Dog Democrats of San Diego and Turn Your Back on Demaio, wrote this Letter to the Editor in response to Nicole Murray Ramirez’s July 6 commentary: “Will LGBT radicals shut down Pride parade?” Dear Sirs, Ma’ams or whatever you identify as, I am […]

Letters: In response to Nicole Murray Ramirez — ‘This aggression against protesters is problematic’

Will Rodriguez-Kennedy, president of San Diego Democrats for Equality, wrote this Letter to the Editor in response to Nicole Murray Ramirez’s July 6 commentary: “Will LGBT radicals shut down Pride parade?” Dear Editor, I am writing today in response to the commentary by City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez, a person who has been an ally […]

Tale of two Prides: Does the #Resist hashtag die in San Diego?

Thom Senzee, author of this article, is a West Coast-based freelance journalist, and a regular contributor to San Diego LGBT Weekly. During his recent visit to San Diego, legendary LGBTQ, civil, human and labor rights organizer, Cleve Jones, who was a close confidant and protégé of the late Harvey Milk, said that queer people have […]

Judge delays sentencing for David Meza

A federal judge has delayed the sentencing for David Enrique Meza to Oct. 23 as officials wanted more time to write a thorough sentencing report about the slaying of Meza’s wealthy boyfriend in Mexico in 2015. The request to move the Aug. 7 sentencing was made by the federal probation department to U.S. District Court […]

San Diego Pride’s new executive director meets the community

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – During an intimate event at the Hillcrest Whole Foods Thursday, June 22, the community welcomed Eric Heinritz, new executive director for San Diego Pride. Heinritz took advantage of the small crowd by networking closely with community members and Pride volunteers throughout the evening, over a delicious selection of appetizers. Heinritz discussed […]

Wife gets 21 months for obstruction of justice in Mexico slaying

The wife of a man who was convicted of killing his wealthy boyfriend in Mexico was sentenced June 16 to 21 months in federal prison for conspiring to obstruct justice in which she gave a false alibi for her boyfriend to authorities. Taylor Marie Langston, 21, of Chula Vista, was hoping to get probation or […]

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