Senate Healthcare Bill preserves deep coverage cuts backed by Reps. Issa and Hunter

The healthcare bill revealed by Senate Republicans Wednesday contain drastic cuts similar to the bill that passed last month in the House of Representatives, which local Reps. Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter voted to support. The Senate bill — which aims to overhaul one-sixth of the U.S. economy — was crafted in secrecy and is being rushed […]

The LGBT community’s seal of approval should mean more than fundraising

While I am not associated with the No Justice, No Pride group I support its efforts against certain corporate involvement and financial support of Pride activities. Most recently No Justice, No Pride activists blocked Washington’ DC’s Capitol Pride Parade not once but three times. According to Dcist.com, Jen Deerinwater, a No Justice, No Pride participant […]

San Diego Pride’s new executive director meets the community

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – During an intimate event at the Hillcrest Whole Foods Thursday, June 22, the community welcomed Eric Heinritz, new executive director for San Diego Pride. Heinritz took advantage of the small crowd by networking closely with community members and Pride volunteers throughout the evening, over a delicious selection of appetizers. Heinritz discussed […]

Wife gets 21 months for obstruction of justice in Mexico slaying

The wife of a man who was convicted of killing his wealthy boyfriend in Mexico was sentenced June 16 to 21 months in federal prison for conspiring to obstruct justice in which she gave a false alibi for her boyfriend to authorities. Taylor Marie Langston, 21, of Chula Vista, was hoping to get probation or […]

Two Councilmembers join press conference with pastors who object to gay conversion therapy conference

Two openly gay City Councilmembers joined several pastors June 15 at a press conference in opposition to a national conference that met in San Diego for gay conversion therapy that tries to change LGBT people into straights. Christopher Ward, who represents the Third District, and Georgette Gomez, who represents the Ninth District, spoke out against […]

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention and the City of Toronto launch educational campaign to address transphobia

TORONTO — The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) and the City of Toronto have launched a public awareness campaign  to encourage Torontonians to challenge their perceptions of transgender and non-binary people – specifically trans youth of color. The campaign was created in consultation with Black CAP’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC) which is comprised […]

Point Foundation announce 2017 scholarship recipients

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Point Foundation today announced its 2017 scholarship recipients. The 52 scholarship recipients are the largest and most diverse group in the organization’s history. From more than 2,000 applicants, 27 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students were chosen to be Point Scholars. Point is also welcoming 25 LGBTQ students to its expanded Community […]

First ever national – international LGBTTIQA2S Human Rights Conference to be held in Canada at Canada Pride 2017

MONTRÉAL – Over the course of three days, from Aug. 15-17, Fierté Montréal Pride will be hosting a National LGBTTIQA2S Human Rights Conference as part of the inaugural Canada Pride Montréal 2017. The conference will examine complex issues from Queer Representation in the Media, to Rape Culture + Sexual Violence in the Gay Community, to […]

James Corden sends 297 copies of ‘Philadelphia’ to President Trump (VIDEO)

Last night, James Corden (host of The Late Late Show with James Corden) addressed on his show the recent news of six people resigning from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS. After explaining how upsetting this news was to him, and the fact it was reported that President Trump “doesn’t care” about HIV […]

Veteran of the Year was deported from the country he served

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) announced today she is honoring deported U.S. Army veteran Hector Barajas Varela of Tijuana as Assembly District 80’s Veteran of the Year. Barajas, who could not attend the annual ceremony at the State Capitol because of his deportation, is the Director and Founder of […]

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