San Diego Scott Carlson Thanksgiving Community Dinner feeds over 600 people

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The 29th Annual Scott Carlson Thanksgiving Community Dinner and Food Drive resulted in over 600 people receiving a tasty meal of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and pies at The San Diego LGBT Community Center, the City Heights Elderly Senior Housing Center, UCSD Hillcrest […]

Hillcrest driver ordered to pay $1,856 to car owner in parking official altercation

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A man who angrily drove into a parking enforcement officer after receiving a ticket has been ordered to pay $1,856 in damages to the owner of a parked car that the officer crashed into. Architect, Peter Alex Dreier, 42, of Hillcrest, has finished his 90-day jail term and remains on terms […]

Ten veterans inducted as part of LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor ceremony

An enthusiastic crowd rejoiced at the ceremony on Veteran’s Day when 10 veterans were inducted as part of the LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor at The LGBT Community Center. “We don’t have to hide anymore. Those days are over,” said Roger Greenseth, who recalled enlisting 60 years ago and going to boot camp in the […]

Ben Dillingham, outstanding community leader passes; tributes pour in

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Community leader, Ben Dillingham passed away from pancreatic cancer at his home in San Diego  Thursday, Nov. 16. Ben was noted for his iron integrity, generosity of spirit, and dedication to the city of San Diego and the LGBT community. His loss will be felt by many, and he will be […]

San Diego’s tents: A safe harbor from the storm of homelessness?

SAN DIEGO, Calif., — Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) will welcome a panel of respected San Diego homeless advocates and business leaders as they discuss what is being done to address the immediate needs of the homeless population as well as concerns of the affected community. Speakers include: Dan Shea – National Restauranteur, […]

Free vaccination clinics at The Center

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Stop by The Center, 3909 Centre St. in Hillcrest Monday, Nov. 13 or Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 3-6 p.m. for a free vaccination clinic! The County of San Diego will be offering vaccines for Hepatitis A and the flu. Everyone is welcome. Call 619.692.2077 x0 for more info. To receive your […]

Woman says police shrugged off her assault because she’s trans

Thom Senzee, author of this article, is a West Coast-based freelance journalist, and a regular contributor to San Diego LGBT Weekly. Jasmine Dominguez took an umbrella when she left her house one wet Friday in December, 2014. “I was glad I had my umbrella,” she tells San Diego LGBT Weekly. “It was raining by the […]

Dex Starr wins Mr. Gay San Diego 2017

Eight contestants ran for the title of Mr. Gay San Diego 2017 last Sunday night at The Rail in San Diego. Dex Starr won the title of Mr. Gay San Diego 2017 with Travis T the first runner up. The event, produced by Robert Rodriguez and Big Mike raised over $1,700 to benefit the annual […]

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 […]

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