Budweiser’s latest don’t drink and drive ad is a dog lovers delight (VIDEO)


Budweiser’s latest responsible drinking ad, which rolled out Friday for Global Be(er) Responsible Day features a dog’s unceasing loyalty. Dog lovers everywhere will warm to this tear-inducing ad, part of Bud’s excellent dog-based TV commercials.  

Four robbers get 6-11 years in prison for ‘pistol whip’ robbery series

San Diego Superior Court

Four men who participated in the “pistol-whip” robbery series in Hillcrest, North Park, and elsewhere were sentenced Sept. 19 to terms ranging from 11 to six years in prison. The series was noted for four victims being hit over the head with a gun and other victims being ordered at gunpoint to lay prone on [...]

Saatchi & Saatchi’s ‘Trust Your Power’ wins Ad of the Year at the 8th annual ADCOLOR awards in Los Angeles (VIDEO)


LOS ANGELES – In a night that celebrated the achievements of those working to champion diversity in the advertising, marketing, PR, media and entertainment industries, ADCOLOR® recognized some of the best and brightest at their annual ADCOLOR® Awards ceremony, Saturday, Sept. 20.  The event, hosted by CNN’s Don Lemon, was filled with rousing moments from its [...]

Thai LGBT people encounter great stigma, discrimination says UNDP-US report

Being LGBT in Asia 2

BANGKOK — The Thai LGBT community encounters great social stigma and limited job opportunities despite the country’s tourism authority actively promoting Thailand as a gay-friendly tourist destination, says a recent international report. According to GayAsiaNews.com, the ‘Being LGBT in Asia’ Thailand Country Report released Sept. 16,  “highlights a contradiction between Thailand’s public face of tolerance [...]

Pink Lake International LGBT Festival 2014: ‘A great success’ (VIDEO)

Pink Lake 2

With more than 4,500 hotel nights booked and with over 1,000 visitors from over 20 countries,  ​​the seventh Pink Lake International LGBT Festival (Aug. 28-31) on Lake Woerthersee in Velden, Southern Austria was a great success for the LGBT community . “The most important thing for us is that the festival guests are happy, have [...]

HRC, Freedom to Marry ask AG Holder to ensure federal respect for marriages in three more states


WASHINGTON – Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Freedom to Marry, on behalf of the Respect for Marriage Coalition, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking that the Department of Justice act to ensure federal respect for the marriages of same-sex couples in Arkansas, Indiana, and Wisconsin, consistent with the approach taken [...]

HRC announces enhanced grassroots effort to advance LGBT equality in Wyoming

Dan Zwonitzer, Jeran Artery, AJ McDaniel, Cathy Connolly, Rodger McDaniel and HRC's Brad Clark at a press conference in Cheyenne | Photo: HRC

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has announced that it will have a continuously staffed presence in Wyoming to build on the tremendous momentum for equality in the state. Working closely and collaboratively with other local and state-based advocacy groups, HRC Wyoming will work to pass enduring legal protections for LGBT people in housing, [...]

The TV Showrunners: Creating LGBT characters, telling LGBT stories

Will & Grace

From XFINITY LGBT comes a feature on LGBT and LGBT-allied Showrunners and about what it’s like making inclusive television in the 21st century: The year was 1977 and even without the Internet to spread the word on controversy I knew that there was something freaking people out about with this new sitcom called “Soap.” The [...]

Los Angeles LGBT Center joins Clinton global initiative

Los Angeles LGBT Center

LOS ANGELES,  — The Los Angeles LGBT Center, the world’s largest provider of programs and services for LGBT people, has announced that the organization has become a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). Center CEO Lorri L. Jean will represent the organization at CGI’s Annual Meeting in New York that begins on September 21. [...]

AIDS Walk San Diego commemorates 25th anniversary with a call to #BeTheGeneration to end the epidemic

BY CORRI PLANCK The preparations for AIDS Walk San Diego have never been surrounded by so much optimism for an end to the epidemic levels of HIV infection. While teams are forming and fundraising and volunteers and staffers are busily organizing event logistics, an important community conversation is taking place. In the midst of this [...]

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