Coahuila, Mexico legalizes same-sex marriage


COAHUILA, Mexico — The Congress of the Mexican state of Coahuila voted 19-1 Monday to alter more than 40 parts of the state’s civil code to make marriage gender neutral, making Coahuila the first state in Mexico to legalize same-sex marriage through its state legislature, reports LGBTQ Nation. “The reform is expected to come into [...]

K9 Unit focus of annual San Diego Police Foundation Gold Shield Gala, Oct. 4

San Diego Police Foundation

SAN DIEGO  – The San Diego Police Foundation’s annual Gold Shield Gala is set to take place Saturday, October 4 and  will support the foundation’s mission to fund critical equipment, training and outreach programs for the San Diego Police Department (SDPD).  The annual dinner and dancing celebration will turn the spotlight on public safety featuring a [...]

Kazakhstan gay bar poster wins award but sparks outrage


KAZAKHSTAN – An advertisement for a gay club showing a Kazakh composer kissing one of the greatest Russian poets has won an international award but has sparked  outrage for what many consider is a national insult, reports The ad created by Havas Worldwide Kazakhstan  for the “Studio 69″ gay bar and club in Almaty [...]

Taiwan begins campaign to woo gay tourists


TAIWAN — Taiwan is officially wooing gay tourists in the hope of becoming Asia’s top tourist destination in a region that is often openly hostile toward gay people, reports In its bid to raise its presence on the world stage, Taiwan has been pushing hard to increase tourist numbers. Lagging behind rivals Japan and [...]

The New Group West presents new one-man play: ‘I Am My Own Wife’

James P. Darvas

The New Group West presents I Am My Own Wife, by Doug Wright and directed by Mark Zweifach, at the 10th Avenue Arts Center, from Sept. 11-28.  I Am My Own Wife will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. I Am My Own Wife is based on conversations the [...]

‘The journey continues’ for Michael Sam

Michael Sam - ESPN

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, has been cut by the St Louis Rams. The 24-year-old University of Missouri standout, who had announced he was gay in February, was one of 22 players waived in the final cuts by the Rams to reach the roster limit before [...]

Campaign burglary probe focuses on former DeMaio staffers

Carl DeMaio

SAN DIEGO — (UT San Diego report by Mark Walker) Two former staffers may be the ones responsible for a burglary at GOP congressional candidate Carl DeMaio’s Mira Mesa campaign headquarters on the eve of the June 3 primary election, a San Diego Police Department spokesman said Friday. Lt. Kevin Mayer said police have concluded that [...]

San Diego Pride announces 2015-2017 executive team

San Diego LGBT Pride

SAN DIEGO — San Diego LGBT Pride announced today its new executive team for the 2015-2017 term.  First term co-chairs, Romer De Los Santos and Tiffany Gonzalez, have won re-election.  Jaime Carrillo will continue as board secretary.  Newcomer and current chair of board development, Steven Kilgore, was elected as Pride’s new treasurer. Romer De Los [...]

Diversionary’s new production ‘Regrets Only’ opens Saturday, Aug. 30

Diversionary's 'Regrets Only'

SAN DIEGO — Diversionary Theatre will open its all-star uproarious new production: Paul Rudnick’s Regrets Only this Saturday night at 8pm to a sold-out audience.  The production features the Diversionary Theatre’s directorial debut of savvy local favorite Jessica John.  The piece is a marvelous political satire based right smack in the middle of the tumultuous [...]

Watch: Irish marriage equality video

LGBT Noise

More than 8,000 people took to the streets this past weekend to stand in solidarity with the LGBT community during Ireland’s sixth annual March for Marriage. Marchers flooded the streets of Dublin and walked from city hall to the Department of Justice in support of marriage equality. A substantial number of allies marched alongside LGBT [...]

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