UC San Diego inspires local students to reach for higher education

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Juan González greeting high school students at a UC San Diego outreach event.

As part the University of California San Diego’s continued outreach efforts to high schools across San Diego and the state, staff and leadership from campus including Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Juan González will travel to Madison High Feb. 21 and Chula Vista High Feb. 23 to deliver the message that a UC education is […]

The 89th Academy Awards: Has the academy finally moved on from the #OscarsSoWhite years?

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It’s Oscar time 2017 but … Once upon a time in a Hollywoodland not so far away, Academy Awards were first presented for outstanding film achievement. That was 1929. All the political leaders were white, segregation reigned, and some people had to ride in the back of busses. And all the Oscar nominees and recipients […]

San Diego City Council votes to join lawsuit against Trump’s travel ban

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The San Diego City Council voted 8-1 Tuesday to join the lawsuit filed by the state of Washington against President Donald Trump in challenging his executive order that bans non-citizens from seven countries from entering the U.S. The Council heard from almost 50 speakers who urged them to join the litigation as amicus curiae, which […]

Man versus nature

Water overflowing the auxillary spillway of Oroville Dam |  Photo: California Department of Water Resources

One of the classic conflicts in literature, screenplays and on television is man versus nature. Basically, the conflict involves man trying to overcome a force of nature like a blizzard, hurricane or earthquake. Usually, the hero survives and gives hope to the reader or audience. Unfortunately, in real life, nature always wins. The reality is […]

Point Foundation to honor Uzo Aduba and Dustin Lance Black

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Point Foundation will honor Emmy Award-winning actress and star of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” Uzo Aduba, and Academy Award-winning writer and director Dustin Lance Black, at the annual Point Honors Gala at the majestic Plaza Hotel April 3. Aduba will receive the Point Courage Award, which recognizes those who […]

Washington State Supreme Court rules florist discriminated against same-sex couple by refusing wedding-related service

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OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Supreme Court today ruled that a florist in Richland violated the state’s anti-discrimination law when she denied service to a same-sex couple for their wedding. Curt Freed and Robert Ingersoll were refused service by Arlene’s Flowers because they are gay. The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Washington […]

Alliance for Justice: Neil Gorsuch ‘not qualified’ for Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON, D.C., — In a comprehensive report released today, Alliance for Justice reviews the career and rulings of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch and concludes that “on the merits, Judge Gorsuch is not qualified to serve on the Supreme Court.” The report relies on an extensive review of Judge Gorsuch’s record both before […]

SDHDF announces completion of ‘forensic’ financial review and reorganization steps

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Back in October 2016 San Diego LGBT Weekly reported that the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) announced that it had hired an independent certified public accountant to conduct a “thorough and careful review” of the organization’s financial matters at the behest of members of the organization’s board of directors and its […]

Puzder withdraws nomination for labor secretary

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Andrew Puzder withdrew from consideration for Labor Secretary today. LGBT rights goups, alongside labor groups, women’s groups, and others, had been raising concerns about Puzder’s deeply troubling record of undermining the dignity of his employees and his refusal to answer questions about his commitment to nondiscrimination protections. Pudzer is the first of President Donald Trump’s […]

LGBTQ groups speak out against Puzder for labor secretary

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WASHINGTON, D.C., — Rep. Takano (D-Calif.) joined leaders of Pride at Work, Equality Federation, and Wyoming Equality today to hold a press conference opposing Andrew Puzder for Labor Secretary. Puzder faces a broad and growing opposition, including prominent Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Susan Collins (Maine), as his anti-worker, anti-LGBTQ record comes to light. […]

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