Chula Vista teacher removed from class over gay male porn on iPad

Chula Vista Middle School

Seventh grade students got a brief glimpse of gay male pornography Feb. 9 when their Chula Vista middle school teacher accidently showed the images on his iPad when he wanted to use the device for an academic lesson. The teacher was asked to leave the classroom by administrators after some students told them they viewed […]

San Diego City Council votes to join lawsuit against Trump’s travel ban


The San Diego City Council voted 8-1 Tuesday to join the lawsuit filed by the state of Washington against President Donald Trump in challenging his executive order that bans non-citizens from seven countries from entering the U.S. The Council heard from almost 50 speakers who urged them to join the litigation as amicus curiae, which […]

SDHDF announces completion of ‘forensic’ financial review and reorganization steps

Ian Morton

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Back in October 2016 San Diego LGBT Weekly reported that the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) announced that it had hired an independent certified public accountant to conduct a “thorough and careful review” of the organization’s financial matters at the behest of members of the organization’s board of directors and its […]

Councilmember Chris Ward proposes San Diego equal pay ordinance

Chris Ward

SAN DIEGO, Calif. –  San Diego Councilmember Chris Ward (District Three) Friday formally announced a proposal for a San Diego Equal Pay Ordinance, which would require that any contractor certify that they provide equal pay based on gender and ethnicity before being awarded a city contract. “The city has a responsibility to do whatever it […]

Homeless men murder suspect mentally competent to stand trial


A psychiatric hospital has made a finding that Jon David Guerrero is mentally competent to stand trial for three bizarre murders of homeless men including one who attended Metropolitan Community Church (MCC). Guerrero, 39, appeared Wednesday (Feb. 1) before San Diego Superior Court Judge Margie Woods for a judicial ruling of his mental competency, but […]

Trump pays $25 million to settle Trump University lawsuits

Trump Tax

President Donald Trump has quietly paid the $25 million settlement for the three Trump University lawsuits in San Diego and New York. Former students were given a March 6 deadline to submit their claims. Trump actually paid the $25 million several days before he was sworn in as president. Trump lawyers and attorneys for the […]

Jury convicts motorist of DUI/huffing in girl’s death


A jury convicted a man Wednesday of gross vehicular manslaughter in the death of a Pacific Beach girl in 2010 in a case involving “huffing” or inhaling chemicals from computer keyboard cleaner cans. The jury also convicted Romeo Balbin Dumlao, 41, of driving under the influence of these chemicals from cans which were found in […]

Anti-fur activist sentenced to 21 months in federal prison


An anti-fur activist was sentenced Tuesday to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to pay a whopping restitution figure of $423,477 in damages to 13 people and businesses which sustained heavy damages and losses. Nicole Kissane, 29, formerly of Escondido, didn’t say anything before U.S. District Court Judge Larry Burns exceeded the prosecutor’s recommendation […]

Woman pays $1,744 for damages to Urban Mo’s; charge reduced to an infraction

Raquel Bonilla

SAN DIEGO — A woman who shattered a glass door with rocks at the Urban Mo’s Bar & Grill submitted money orders in court Wednesday for $1,744, which represents the damages she inflicted on the popular gay business in Hillcrest. Raquel Bonilla, 23, of San Diego, was given credit for one day spent in jail […]

Friends dispel rumors San Diego civil rights leader took life over legal bill


When news of Will X. Walters’ suicide broke there was shock and anger throughout the LGBTQ community and beyond – shock at this senseless waste of life and anger that a simple apology could have prevented these prolonged proceedings many years before. At a memorial service, Jan. 7 powerful eulogies were given in celebration of […]

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