St. John’s Catholic Church ‘outstretched hand’ reaches further

San Diego Catholic Diocese Auxiliary Bishop John Dolan and Father Lucio Castillo are about to celebrate a historic Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church on the 20th anniversary of a pastoral document offered in 1997 as an “outstretched hand” from the nation’s bishops to “families of the LGBT community.” “For us as a Catholic […]

Community leaders form first-of-its-kind LGBTQ+ Latino/a/x coalition in San Diego County

SAN DIEGO, Calif. —  As the Trump administration continues to attack the basic civil rights of immigrants and underrepresented communities across the nation and roll back protections of the LGBTQ+ community, local queer, transgender, bisexual, lesbian and gay Latino/a/x community members have announced the formation of the San Diego County LGBTQ Latinx Coalition –  a […]

Volunteers needed for 28th annual AIDS Walk & Run San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Volunteers are being sought for the 28th annual AIDS Walk & Run San Diego, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30. Each year, approximately 500 dedicated volunteers help make AIDS Walk happen, from assisting with office work, phone banks, outreach, event set up and tear down, registration and more. “Volunteers […]

Bonnie Dumanis enters race for County Supervisor

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Former San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has entered the race for County Supervisor. The registrar of voters office processed a Candidate Intention Statement Tuesday that was submitted by Dumanis. Dumanis faces former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher in the June primary, along with fellow Democrats Lori Saldaña, Omar Passons and Ken Malbrough. […]

Nicole Murray Ramirez honored by government of Canada

Aug. 25, San Diego City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez was honored by the government of Alberta, Canada for his over 45 years of exceptional leadership and activism with the LGBTQ community in North America. “I have had the honor of working with LGBT Canadian activists since the 1970s,” said Murray Ramirez. “In 1969 while we […]

Party in memory of Mel Merrill scheduled for Sept. 23

A party in the memory of Meldon “Mel” Merrill is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23 at The San Diego LGBT Center, 3909 Centre Street from 3-6 p.m. Merrill, 80, passed away Aug. 10 and tributes have been pouring in for the longtime Democratic activist who worked for the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation. He was […]

MCC congregation hears Christian singer’s inspiring story

Christian singer Marsha Stevens-Pino shared her inspiring story Sunday about how she got over fundamentalists who ripped out pages from hymnals of a song she wrote after they learned she is a lesbian. At age 16, Stevens wrote the song “For Those Tears I Died” when she performed with the Children of the Day group […]

Free seminar on ‘Service Animals and Doggie Divorce’ at The Center

The Tom Homann San Diego LGBT Law Association is providing a free seminar on “Service Animals and Doggie Divorce.” The presentation will be on Friday, Sept. 15 at The Center in Hillcrest, Library Room, 3909 Centre Street in San Diego. Check-in will start at 5:45 p.m., with the program commencing at 6 p.m. The one […]

San Diego AIDS Memorial to be built in Olive Street Park

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — After 30 years of discussions, proposals and two AIDS Memorial Task Forces, San Diego will join other cities across the country and all over the world and finally have an AIDS Memorial to remember the over 8,000 men, women and children who have died of AIDS in San Diego County. A […]

San Diego AIDS Memorial Task Force calls on public to submit design ideas

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – As part of their commitment to creating a lasting tribute to the families whose lives have been forever changed by AIDS and HIV, the San Diego AIDS Memorial Task Force will hold a public meeting Aug. 28 to provide a status update on the project and call on members of the […]

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