Walters v. SDPD: Gay kilt case five-year ordeal in 76 seconds (VIDEO)

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SAN DIEGO — Will Walters was just 29 when he was inexplicably manhandled, assaulted and arrested for wearing a leather kilt at the 2011 San Diego LGBT Pride festival. For Walters,  the ensuing five years has been a quest for justice and overcoming myriad delays and challenges presented by the legal team of San Diego […]

San Diego LGBT Pride Board reveal organizational changes

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After a long silence, the Board of San Diego LGBT Pride (Pride) today released a statement announcing changes to how the organization will be run. This comes after months of friction between  Pride and a significant number of local LGBT community members operating under the name of Save S.D. Pride which resulted in an overwhelming […]

Todd Gloria sworn in as California State Assemblymember

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SACRAMENTO, CA — Following his service as a San Diego City Councilmember, San Diego City Council President, and the City of San Diego’s Interim Mayor, Todd Gloria (D – San Diego) was officially sworn in to office today as the California State Assemblymember for the 78th Assembly District.  “I could not be more excited or […]

City of San Diego on trial next week in civil rights suit five years after wrongful arrest of man who wore kilt to LGBT Pride

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SAN DIEGO—After five years and myriad motions to delay or dismiss Will Walters’ 14th Amendment discrimination civil rights lawsuit against the City of San Diego, whose Police Department wrongfully arrested him when they applied a tougher, discriminatory standard of enforcement of the city’s nudity ordinance at the 2011 LGBT Pride Festival than the standard of […]

Councilmember Todd Gloria unveils first official gender-neutral restroom in city-owned facility

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SAN DIEGO – In his final days of service on the City Council, San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria joined Human Relations Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez, Transgender Services Coordinator for the San Diego LGBT Center Connor Maddocks and young transgender community activist Lily Rubenstein Thursday to designate the first official gender-neutral restroom inside a City-owned […]

Dave Roberts concedes race for County Supervisor

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San Diego Supervisor Dave Roberts has conceded the closely fought race for County Supervisor. Roberts led on Election Night with close to 2,300 votes.  With more than 226,000 ballots counted in the District 3 race, Kristin Gaspar has gained enough votes over the past 20 days to now lead by 1,242 votes. 50.27% Gaspar 49.73% […]

Councilmember Todd Gloria to participate in ‘Small Business Saturday’ in North Park

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SAN DIEGO,  – With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria will visit small neighborhood businesses in North Park tomorrow as part of Small Business Saturday, the national day to celebrate and support local small businesses, in an effort encourage all San Diegans to “shop small” this holiday […]

Councilmember Todd Gloria kicks-off construction phase of new Mission Hills-Hillcrest Public Library

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SAN DIEGO, CA – Just a few days removed from the City Council’s approval of an updated community plan for the Uptown neighborhoods, San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria joined Library Director Misty Jones, San Diego Library Foundation Chief Executive Officer Jay Hill,  Friends of the Mission Hills-Hillcrest Branch Library President Phyllis Marion, and community […]

Group casts overwhelming no-confidence vote against Pride board

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Thom Senzee, author of this article, is a West Coast-based freelance journalist, and a regular contributor to San Diego LGBT Weekly. Months of discord between San Diego LGBT Pride and a significant number of local LGBT community members operating under the auspices of Save S.D. Pride (formerly San Diego Pride Community Negotiating Committee) was further […]

Parolee accused of sexually attacking man in motel

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A parolee faces a Jan. 24, 2017 preliminary hearing on charges he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 22-year-old man in a Carlsbad motel. Antoine Demond Henderson, 44, of Chula Vista, has pleaded not guilty to six felony charges that allege he kidnapped the victim in Escondido for purposes of forcible oral copulation Oct. 20. He […]

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