Alisan Rowland to leave MCC San Diego for New Orleans

Rev. Alisan Rowland announced Sunday she has accepted the position of senior pastor at the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) in New Orleans and will preach her last sermon here Aug. 10 at MCC San Diego. Senior Pastor Rev. Dan Koeshall made the stunning announcement to the congregation first, noting the New Orleans MCC congregation voted [...]

Carl DeMaio missing from Pride parade while Scott Peters marches

Questions arose this weekend over the whereabouts of congressional candidate Carl DeMaio, when he failed to show up for Saturday’s San Diego Pride parade. The parade, which attracted an estimated 300,000 participants and spectators, included many elected officials and candidates including DeMaio’s opponent Scott Peters, Speaker of the Assembly Toni Atkins, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, [...]

‘Revenge Porn’ guy uses new methods for extortion

Extortion and identity theft are not new crimes, but the way a Pacific Beach man allegedly committed them is new because of the immediacy of the Internet. A Nov. 12 trial date has been set for Kevin Christopher Bollaert, 28, who ran a “revenge porn” Web site in which he demanded money from women whose [...]

WERQ! Carmen Electra wishes she were in San Diego for Pride

exclusive: Guess who has sent you a sticky sweet, thoroughly thoughtful and super-sexy post card, Mr., Ms. and Mrs. San Diego LGBT Pride-goer? Carmen Electra, that’s who! Electra reaffirmed her LGBT-ally roots and affinities in 2014 when she was crowned by none other than Jeffrey Sanker as queen of this year’s 25th anniversary White Party [...]

‘Pistol-whip’ bandits await sentencing

The Hillcrest Sign at Fifth and University Avenues

Four men who participated in the “pistol-whip” robbery series in Hillcrest, North Park and elsewhere had their sentencing delayed July 11 until Sept. 19. The series was noted for four victims being hit over the head with a gun and other victims being ordered at gunpoint to lay prone on the ground while their personal [...]

‘Summer Pops’ single tickets now on sale

Summer Pops

Single tickets for the San Diego Symphony’s annual outdoor summer concert series, The Ashford University Summer Pops are now on sale at sandiegosymphony.com. The concerts are performed on a stage constructed each year at Embarcadero Marina Park South, on San Diego Bay right behind the San Diego Convention Center. Seating options include cabaret tables, grandstand [...]

MCC honor Emery Cummins with Community Service Award

Emery Cummins

Father’s Day, Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) honored retired SDSU professor Emery Cummins with their annual Rev. David Farrell Community Service Award in recognition of his longtime activism for social justice.  Cummins was a supporter of “gay rights” long before it became fashionable. When I contacted Emery Cummins to arrange a time when I could interview [...]

Have a professional portrait taken during Pride weekend – free of charge

Grey Lockwood

San Diego commercial photographer, Grey Lockwood, will be opening his home studio in the heart of Hillcrest to anyone who would like a professional individual or couple portrait shot during Pride weekend – free of charge*. “I’ve been a Hillcrest resident for three years and originally thought of the idea as a way to give [...]

Rainbow flags line 5th Avenue in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter

Mayor Kevin Faulconer

The 40th anniversary of San Diego Pride kicked off in the Gaslamp Quarter Wednesday. Mayor Kevin Faulconer together with  members of the Gaslamp Quarter Association and San Diego LGBT Pride raised dual rainbow flags over Fifth Avenue. The flags are among 124 that will fly over downtown streets. The celebration took place Wednesday afternoon on [...]

National Gay Blood Drive scheduled for July 11 (VIDEO)

National Gay Blood Drive

Friday, July 11, the second annual nationwide National Gay Blood Drive (NGBD) will take place to raise public awareness and increase pressure on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change its policy on the long-standing ban on blood donation by men who have had sex with other men (MSM) – a restriction that [...]

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