Live And Let Live Alano Club celebrates 32 years of LGBT recovery


On a recent Saturday night in San Diego’s University Heights neighborhood Tondelay O., a 6-foot-tall drag queen was dressed to the nines. But she wasn’t costumed to perform on stage – nor was she or any of her half-dozen or so sisters-in-drag decked out for a party. Tondelay and her pals, not to mention about [...]

Nancy Maclean wins Lovedy Gilbert Award at MCC


Nancy Maclean won this year’s Lovedy Gilbert Award from the Metropolitan Community Church in San Diego that is presented to a female congregant who demonstrates love and acceptance for all. “You are my home. You are my family,” said Maclean just after Senior Pastor Dan Koeshall announced her as the 2015 winner. The straight woman [...]

Meth impaired woman ordered to trial in bicyclists’ crash on Fiesta Island

Theresa Lynn Owens | Photo: NBC7

A judge ordered Theresa Lynn Owens May 21 to stand trial on charges she struck six bicyclists on Fiesta Island while driving the wrong way while she was under the influence of methamphetamine. Many victims told San Diego Superior Court Judge Jeff Fraser about the suddenness of the Aug. 12, 2014, accident when Owens’ green [...]

Entire trans* community is ‘Community Grand Marshal’ for San Diego Pride’s 2015 Parade


Stephen Whitburn, executive director San Diego LGBT Pride announced Friday that the entire trans* community will be their Community Grand Marshal for Pride 2015 with the aim of recognizing and honoring their contributions with the theme Liberty and Justice For All. “Come join in on the fun,” said Whitburn,”Trans* and gender non-conforming individuals, their friends, [...]

Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast highlights the continued need for hope

Toni Atkins speaking at the seventh annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast | Photo: Facebook

SAN DIEGO — Celebrating the life and legacy of the slain San Francisco supervisor, yesterday’s annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast was a sold-out affair that also paid homage to two Lifetime Achievement Award honorees, Rev. Troy Perry and Phill Wilson. One of the event’s co-founders, Nicole Murray Ramirez, gave the opening remarks and outlined a [...]

San Dieguito Academy student petitions school to create a gender-neutral bathroom

Gender Neutral

ENCINITAS, Calif. — A San Dieguito Academy student has started a Care2 petition asking Principal Tim Hornig to install a gender-neutral bathroom. The petition has more than 16,000 signatures. Milo Spearman says he started the Care2 petition because there is a growing population of transgender students at the school. “Hopefully if the school creates a [...]

Nude prowler gets 37 days for aggravated trespassing

El Cajon Superior Court

A nude prowler who claimed he broke into a Spring Valley home only to take a shower has been sentenced to the 37 days he has already spent in jail after he pleaded guilty to aggravated trespassing. Michael David Dolias, 34, pleaded guilty before El Cajon Superior Court Judge Patricia Cookson, who placed him on [...]

Hillcrest, Golden Hill robber gets seven years

San Diego Superior Court

An armed robber who was charged with holding up 11 people in Ocean Beach, Hillcrest, Golden Hill and elsewhere on the same night was sentenced Monday to seven years in state prison. Restitution for the victims against Joseph Andres Garcia, 20, of San Diego, will be determined in a later hearing. San Diego Superior Court [...]

San Diego LGBT Pride releases full artist lineup for music festival

Music Festival

Pride Music Festival today unveiled the full artist lineup for its five electronic and live stages settled amid the palms of San Diego’s Balboa Park this July 18-19. The list includes current dance, pop, hip-hop, Latin and other acts including Emma Hewitt, Late Night Alumni, Mary Lambert, Ruby Rose, Pierce Fulton, Taryn Manning, Big Freedia, [...]

18-year-old murder suspect leaves scene without pants, shoes


An Aug. 26 preliminary hearing has been set for an 18-year-old murder suspect who is accused of fatally stabbing a Chula Vista man following a sexual encounter. The April 23 slaying of Rene Macias Pressa, 44, was initially puzzling because he was found dead outside his home at 45 Third Ave. and there was a [...]

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