Turing refuses to reduce the price of Daraprim


Turing Pharmaceuticals, which sparked fury two months ago by increasing the price of the drug Daraprim, said Tuesday that it would not reduce the list price of that drug after all, reports The New York Times. Daraprim is a preferred treatment for toxoplasmosis, a rare parasitic infection that affects people with weak immune systems including […]

Cyprus parliament votes in favor of a Civil Partnership Bill


Thursday, the Cyprus parliament voted in favor of a Civil Partnership Bill – the first time that the country has voted in favor of recognizing same-sex marriage. Pink News reports that a large majority were in favor of the law – which proponents say offers much of the same benefits of marriage – with 39 […]

#ReadNaked calendar launches!


#ReadNaked has officially launched! Get your limited edition calendar now and support Words of Wisdom! #ReadNaked is a campaign that aims to encourage young gay and bisexual men to read more books, but especially books by gay or bisexual authors of color. Gay men of color are often invisible or underrepresented in LGBT media and […]

Israeli Supreme Court rejects family petition to bury trans woman as a man

May Peleg

Israel’s Supreme Court has rejected a suit from the family of a transgender activist that was challenging instructions in her will that she be cremated. May Peleg, who was chair of the Jerusalem LGBT organization Open House, committed suicide earlier this month. She had been concerned that her ultra-orthodox parents, whose beliefs forbid cremation, would […]

Trump mocks reporter with disability, then demands an apology (VIDEO)


Donald Trump is under fire again, this time for mocking a New York Times reporter that suffers from a disability. The reporter, Serge Kovaleski, suffers from a chronic condition that impairs movement of his arms. Watch the video above. Thursday, Trump denied that he had done so and accused the reporter of “using his disability […]

Watch: Billion dollar corporations shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this


DENVER, Colo. What would you do if a giant corporation stole your identity? OUT FRONT is a media company based in Denver, Colo. that has been in existence since 1976 – nearly 40 years. Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) had a division called CBS Outdoor. In November of 2014, CBS spun off their ‘outdoor’ advertising division […]

Happy Thanksgiving


A happy and peaceful Thanksgiving to all from San Diego LGBT Weekly.

National LGBTQ Task Force calls for federal probe into murder of Laquan McDonald


MINNEAPOLIS — Last night, authorities in Chicago released a videotape showing Laquan McDonald being shot sixteen times by police. A white police officer has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of McDonald. On Monday, five activists calling for racial justice were shot while taking part in a demonstration near a Minneapolis police station—where protests […]

Danny Pintauro: Rethinking HIV


The last twelve months have seen some of the most public and progressive steps in the now decades-long battle against AIDS and the virus which causes it, HIV. This includes the mainstream and open discussion of PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) in culture with television programs like How to Get Away with Murder (ABC), a call to […]

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SDMT White Christmas

This BLACK FRIDAY WEEK, make it a WHITE CHRISTMAS! San Diego Musical Theatre’s (SDMT) final production of their 2015 season is the classic Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Nov. 27 – Dec. 6 at the Spreckels Theatre. For a limited time only use code jingle when buying your tickets to any performance of White Christmas and […]

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