Padres fire contractor responsible for Gay Men’s Chorus fiasco

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The San Diego Padres have fired the contractor who was at the center of the National Anthem blunder Saturday at Petco Park when The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus were supposed to sing. They also said that they had taken disciplinary action against the employee who was responsible for the incident. The Sunday night statement […]

‘Out at the Park’ becomes ‘Nightmare at Petco Park’


SAN DIEGO — Last night’s annual ‘Out at the Park’ event turned into ‘Nightmare at Petco Park’ as the San Diego Gay Man’s Chorus took to the field to sing the National Anthem. Instead of their voices, fans of the Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers heard a recorded voice of a woman singing the anthem, […]

More than 1,000 San Diegans come out to celebrate legacy of Harvey Milk

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Today, more than 1,000 San Diegans turned out to the San Diego Bayfront Hilton Hotel to celebrate San Diego’s eighth annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast. Milk became one of the nation’s first openly gay elected officials when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. He was assassinated just 11 months […]

Statewide awareness campaign highlights need for CalFresh in San Diego County


SAN DIEGO – An estimated 33 percent of San Diego County’s food-insecure households are eligible for, but not enrolled in, CalFresh, an effective anti-hunger program that supplements a household’s food budget. San Diego Hunger Coalition, an organization working to ensure that no one in San Diego County has to go to bed hungry, welcomes the […]

Snubbing gay Dist. 3 candidate, Faulconer endorses Bernal

San Diego Mayot Kevin Faulconer endorses Anthony Bernal for Council District Three
Photo: Thom Senzee

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer has endorsed Anthony Bernal, who is running to replace his boss, District 3 Councilman Todd Gloria. Gloria, the only member of the LGBT community currently serving on the council, will be termed out of office at the end of his current term. Bernal, who is straight, is a senior field […]

Ex-manager at SeaWorld pleads guilty to wire fraud, tax fraud


Sebastian Jobin, 47, pleaded guilty May 5 to wire fraud in an elaborate embezzlement of $818,000 from SeaWorld where he worked as a manager. Jobin is also known as the producer of two gay comedic movies. He made 29th & Gay, a comedy about a gay man turning 29 in 2005, and Ready OK, another […]

Drunk driver gets 14 years for killing Oscar Melero, injuring three others


The drunk driver who killed hair stylist Oscar Melero was sentenced April 20 to 14 years in state prison after he pleaded guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. San Diego Superior Court Judge Charles Rogers ordered Abraham Granados Beltran, 25, to pay $13,400 in restitution for funeral expenses and gave him credit for 488 […]

Skyy Fisher fires trial attorney, sentencing delayed


A former Compton school board member who was convicted of a sex crime on a straight man got a new attorney Monday and sentencing was delayed until June 17. Skyy De’Anthony Fisher, 32, fired his trial attorney and a deputy public defender was appointed by San Diego Superior Court Judge Runston Maino. Fisher was found […]

Kevin Melton: Ready to take on Todd Gloria in District 78


California Assembly District 78 is one of the most diverse districts in the state. This essentially coastal district stretches all the way from Solana Beach to the Mexican border. When the district hits the 8 it expands east taking in Old Town, North and South Park, Hillcrest and Kensington and up to College. Currently held […]

SDHDF and PFLAG to honor local students who have overcome challenges and achieved academic excellence


Friday, May 13 San Diego’s LGBTQ community will honor nine local students poised to make a difference in our community at the 2016 Launching Leaders PFLAG Scholarship Awards Luncheon. Recipients represent a broad range of age and experiences and were chosen through a competitive selection process. The Launching Leaders PFLAG Scholarships program recognizes the importance […]

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