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Council President Pro Tem Stephen Whitburn hosting Stuffed Animal Drive

Council President Pro Tem Stephen Whitburn hosting Stuffed Animal Drive

Council President Pro Tem Stephen Whitburn, who represents San Diego’s Third Council District, is hosting his inaugural Holiday Stuffed Animal Drive beginning today. Donated stuffed animals will be given to children through various non-profit organizations and community partners.

Mama's Kitchen to host 30th annual Tree of Life Ceremony

Mama's Kitchen to host 30th annual Tree of Life Ceremony

Each year, Mama’s Kitchen and Village Hillcrest commemorate World AIDS Day by recognizing and remembering those affected by AIDS, as well as the ongoing leadership efforts made to end the epidemic. This year marks 40 years since the first reported case of AIDS and far too many lives and loved ones have been lost.

Video series profiles people 50 and older living and thriving with HIV

Video series profiles people 50 and older living and thriving with HIV

More than half of people living with HIV are over the age of 50, and living long, fulfilling lives. These are facts and faces that don't get much media attention, but they absolutely should. Seeing and hearing people who are living with HIV helps dispel the fear and the stigma that keeps people from getting tested and treated, perpetuating this 40-year epidemic.

Nominations are now open for 2022 LGBT History Month icons

Nominations are now open for 2022 LGBT History Month icons

Each year in October, Equality Forum spotlights 31 LGBTQ individuals, living or dead, who have made significant contributions to the community. Nominations are now open for the 2022 class of LGBT History Month icons.

Selection Criteria

Meet LGBT History Month icon Mark Takano

(Editor's note: October is LGBT History Month, celebrated annually to recognize the notable achievements of LGBT people throughout time. Each day this month, Equality Forum will feature one LGBT icon who has made notable contributions to society and SDLGBTN will publish their story.

Meet LGBT History Month icon Swe Zin Htet

Meet LGBT History Month icon Swe Zin Htet

(Editor's note: October is LGBT History Month, celebrated annually to recognize the notable achievements of LGBT people throughout time. Each day this month, Equality Forum will feature one LGBT icon who has made notable contributions to society and SDLGBTN will publish their story.

Meet LGBT History Month icon Little Richard

Meet LGBT History Month icon Little Richard

(Editor's note: October is LGBT History Month, celebrated annually to recognize the notable achievements of LGBT people throughout time. Each day this month, Equality Forum will feature one LGBT icon who has made notable contributions to society and SDLGBTN will publish their story.

Meet LGBT History Month icon Janelle Monáe

Meet LGBT History Month icon Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe is an eight-time Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter and an award-winning actor and activist. Known for her bold fashion choices and music videos, which she calls her “emotion pictures,” Monáe describes herself as a nerdy polymath, Afrofuturist storyteller and pansexual android.