Women needed to contribute to WISDOM for breast cancer screening

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Since her 40s, Lilly Lidot has received yearly mammograms. Her sister did not get regular checkups, so when her cancer was diagnosed it had already spread to her brain. Lilly’s sister died in 2010. When Lidot, now 62, received an invitation from UC San Diego Health to participate in the Women […]

San Diego City Attorney’s office is statewide leader in adopting sustainability practices

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announced Friday that the San Diego City Attorney’s Office has adopted an office-wide Sustainability Policy to reduce its carbon footprint and lower operational costs. The Sustainability Policy (attached) contains voluntary guidelines to reduce paper use, eliminate disposals, reuse equipment and supplies, minimize energy use, purchase sustainable […]

Former State Sen. Christine Kehoe endorses Dr. Jennifer Campbell for San Diego City Council

SAN DIEGO, Calif. –  Former State Sen. Christine Kehoe has endorsed Jennifer Campbell, MD, in her bid to represent San Diego’s Second City Council District. Dr. Campbell recently announced her candidacy and continues to gain support from community leaders, such as State Sen. Toni Atkins. “Dr. Jennifer Campbell is passionate about taking care of her […]

San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition holds inaugural conference

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Sunday, Oct. 22, a much needed conversation took place. Funded through a grant from San Diego LGBT Pride, the San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition 2017 Conference, “Claiming Your Seat at the Table,” brought together an audience of Black attendees, who identify as “LGBTQ”, from all ages, walks of life, and experiences. […]

North County Pride celebrates 10th anniversary

Under the watchphrase Together Making Strides, this year’s Pride by the Beach event marked a full decade of North County LGBT civic festivity. It was rainbows, pink unicorns and flamingos, Venus and Mars gender symbols, American flags, Día de los Muertos skulls, colorful booth canopies, tie-dye shirts, face-painting, balloons and carnival food. It was also […]

YMCA prosecuted for chlorine spill that sickened 79 kids

The YMCA of San Diego County was fined $17,000 Oct. 20 and ordered to abide by numerous probation conditions for a chlorine spill that sickened 79 elementary students and eight adults in 2015. The YMCA, as a non-profit corporation, pleaded guilty to four felony counts and one misdemeanor that involved a hazardous waste spill that […]

Balboa Park rapist gets 55 years

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A convicted rapist who sexually assaulted a woman in Balboa Park was sentenced Friday to 55 years to life in prison. The victim told San Diego Superior Court Judge Louis Hanoian how the May 5, 2016 attack continues to affect her with panic attacks, insomnia and depression. Ismael Hernandez Jr., 28, […]

Governor signs legislation to change elections process for County of San Diego offices

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Thursday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law legislation authored by California State Assemblymembers Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) that will allow races for County of San Diego offices to be decided in November as opposed to June and ensure the voices of more voters are heard in […]

2017 Pride Youth Leadership Academy applications now open

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – San Diego LGBT Pride have announced that applications for the Youth Leadership Academy are now open. The Youth Leadership Academy is a one-day workshop packed with empowering educational discussions, outdoor activities, and bonding exercises. Educational sessions will include an introduction to LGBT history, youth advocacy, higher education, and civic engagement. The […]

Catholic bishops reach out to the LGBT community

The banner outside St. John the Evangelist Church in Hillcrest proclaims “ All Are Welcome Here” and last Saturday morning this Catholic Church welcomed almost 400 LGBT people, their families and friends to hear a special mass said by the Auxilary Bishop of San Diego John Dolan and the Bishop of San Diego Robert McElroy. […]

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