Ten veterans inducted as part of LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor ceremony

An enthusiastic crowd rejoiced at the ceremony on Veteran’s Day when 10 veterans were inducted as part of the LGBT Veterans Wall of Honor at The LGBT Community Center. “We don’t have to hide anymore. Those days are over,” said Roger Greenseth, who recalled enlisting 60 years ago and going to boot camp in the […]


A good friend of mine passed away unexpectedly last week. Mark and I were working together on a new start-up in the genetic medicine industry, he was only 56. Monday was my 57th birthday. Mark and I attended Harvard Business School together and were two of the youngest people in our class. Mark’s untimely death, […]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, nov. 23 Dealt An unforgettable profile of Richard Turner, the famous card magician, who stuns audiences on a global scale despite the fact he is completely blind. This is an in-depth look at a complex character who is one of magic’s greatest hidden treasures. Digital Gym Cinema, 2921 El Cajon Blvd. in North Park, […]

Boy Culture

When Boy Culture, the movie, came in 2006, queer cinema was still evolving from story lines that revolved around “coming out” to more nuanced understandings of the LGBTQ experience, especially among communities of color. Films like Quinceañera (United States), Love My Life (Japan) and Queens (Spain) may have incorporated “coming out” as a leitmotif, but […]

The Donna Summer Musical

The La Jolla Playhouse has a track record for premiering new works here in San Diego that end up with top talent and long runs on Broadway. Not to mention a plethora of Tony Awards. The Who’s Tommy (Michael Cerveris), How to Succeed in a Business Without Trying (Matthew Broderick, Megan Mullally) and Jersey Boys […]

But for now we just fight on

Sept. 5, Equality California, joined by the GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California challenging the Trump administration’s transgender military ban, Stockman v. Trump. It was the fourth lawsuit filed over the ban. Nov. 6, […]

Choose to practice self-control

As a progressive Christian, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to a loving God; this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! The definition of self-control comes from the Greek word (egkrateia), which means strength, or the ability […]

The other side of queer

It has been a decade since I began pondering the queer nature of my sexuality, ten years that feel like a lifetime when I consider the person I’ve become since those “I kissed a girl and I liked it (way differently than she did)” days. Despite the depth of self-reflection around the queerness of my […]

And the winners are …

In the past year, Donald Trump has gone from historically unpopular candidate to historically unpopular president, with an approval rating consistently under 40 percent. In four congressional special elections this year, Democrats rode that anti-Trump sentiment to better performances in Republican held districts, but no victories. On Tuesday, Democrats claimed their first major wins since […]

Two great queer-themed films open

Opening this Friday, God’s Own Country has been described as the British Brokeback Mountain, which is both accurate and hyperbolic. Both are about star-crossed lovers who meet while tending to livestock in a sparse landscape, but this time it’s Yorkshire, not Wyoming. Johnny (Josh O’Connor) is the only son of a debilitated farmer (Ian Hart), […]

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