Spilt Milk: The journey of Harvey Milk’s American Diner

Harvey Milk's American Diner

Many in the community were shocked and saddened by the sudden shuttering of Harvey Milk’s American Diner. Part of the Hillcrest dining scene for one short year, the closing has drawn the inevitable question “what happened”? Let’s start at the beginning. The concept of Harvey Milk’s was the brainchild of Mike Phillips and Frank Lechner. [...]

Gravitas Ventures acquires Marina Rice Bader’s lesbian-themed drama ‘Anatomy of a Love Seen’ for natiowide distribution

Anatomy of a Love Seen --

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Distribution powerhouse Gravitas Ventures has acquired the North American distribution rights to Anatomy of a Love Seen, the hugely popular lesbian-themed drama directed by Marina Rice Bader. The film will be available nation-wide on multiple VOD platforms as of Nov. 4. The film is already available for pre-sale on iTunes – [...]

Gay evangelical helps straight couple raise $150K from losses incurred by refusing service to a lesbian couple

Matt Stolhandske

MATT Humility and compassion appear to be the driving forces behind the efforts of Matt Stolhandske, a board member of Evangelicals for Marriage Equality, a coalition of Christians who support same-sex marriage, who recently launched an online campaign to raise money in hopes of covering a fine incurred by a straight couple that refused to [...]

Campaign for ‘USS Harvey Milk’ stalled?

Sean Sala supports efforts to name a Naval vessel after Harvey Milk. (Photo courtesy Thom Senzee)

Organizers insist that a national campaign to persuade the United States Navy to christen “the next appropriate ship” the USS Harvey Milk in honor of the slain civil rights leader and naval veteran, launched nearly two years ago, is still on course. But they confess that achieving their goal is far from a sure thing, [...]

Lambda Literary enters partnership with San Diego Unified School District

LGBT Writers in Schools

Lambda Literary, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender literature, is proud to announce an historic partnership with the San Diego Unified School District to make its LGBT Writers in Schools Program available to the city’s high school students. Approved by the San Diego Board of Education last week, Lambda Literary [...]

Jason Collins: ‘Common ground and conversation’

Jason Collins

Originally published on the Huffington Post Blog, Jason Collins discusses how sports can be used as a vehicle to bring people together and deal with adversity, in a safe environment.  He also discusses the importance of volunteering and giving back to those that are less fortunate. The post follows: I feel that we can all [...]

HRC: 10 facts you should know about NOM

NOM

WASHINGTON – The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has suffered a great many defeats recently.  The group was founded in 2007 to help pass Proposition 8, California’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. However, now that the issue of marriage appears to be on a one-way path toward nationwide equality in America, NOM has expanded its war [...]

Lambda Legal sues SSA on behalf of Texas lesbian widow

Lambda Legal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Lambda Legal filed suit against the Social Security Administration (SSA) on behalf of Kathy Murphy, a Texas widow denied spousal benefits after the death of her wife, and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (the National Committee), arguing that denying Social Security benefits to same-sex spouses because they [...]

New York Times columnist apologizes for attending fundraiser for anti-gay legal group

Ross Douthat

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat apologized for appearing at a fundraising event for Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), an extreme anti-gay legal group working to criminalize homosexuality, reports Media Matters For America in their latest post. On October 16, Douthat spoke at “The Price of Citizenship: Losing Religious Freedom in America,” an event held by [...]

Carl DeMaio’s outreach strategy to women?

Email

The story about the offensive email from Carl DeMaio that targeted a Scott Peters’ campaign staffer, first reported by the San Diego CityBeat has received national press coverage. The email contained a photo of an overweight woman wearing only a bra and eating a snack with the subject line “Kate Lyon.” Subsequent press coverage includes: [...]

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