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Hate Crimes

TONIGHT: San Diego Pride to co-host community forum on hate crimes

TONIGHT: San Diego Pride to co-host community forum on hate crimes

San Diego's LGBTQ community is experiencing an increase in targeted hate crimes, and yet many in the LGBTQ community don't report these crimes due to negative experiences with law enforcement or challenges with the reporting system. 

Join City Attorney Mara W. Elliott as she brings together Mayor Todd Gloria and Council President Dr. Jen Campbell to hear from the community: 

Peaceful protest march planned for Saturday to conclude at Hillcrest Pride Flag

Peaceful protest march planned for Saturday to conclude at Hillcrest Pride Flag
A peaceful, prideful protest and march for equality is being held this Saturday, June 6 starting at 10 am. Participants will gather at at the County of San Diego Administration Building at 10 am for a program and then march into Hillcrest, ending at the Hillcrest Pride Flag.

Support Black-led organizations

Support Black-led organizations
Providing support to Black-led organizations is one of the best ways you can join the fight to ensure that Black Lives Matter. Whether it is providing financial support to help them further their work, or lending your time (if requested), we are sharing a list of local organizations that could use community support.

South Dakota gay man executed despite evidence jury was tainted with antigay bias

Charles Rhines was on death row in South Dakota for stabbing a 22-year-old man back in 1992. He was executed yesterday despite evidence presented to the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) that some on the jury were biased against gays. SCOTUS rejected that motion. 

Special town hall meeting to be held in Hillcrest tonight

Join the San Diego and Hillcrest community, as they welcome Hillcrest’s Patty Thongchua, owner of The Asian Bistro.

Last Tuesday The Asian Bistro was the site of a gunman's attack, after Stefano Markell Parker, 29, sprayed bullets into the active eatery. Luckily nobody was injured. 

Smithsonian will receive Matthew Shepard collection from his parents

Matthew Shepard

As we acknowledge the 20th anniversary of the passing of Matthew Shepard this year, his parents Judy and Dennis are donating some of his personal items to the Smithsonian. The National Museum of American History will receive the items on Thursday, Oct. 25. Mathew Shepard died due to severe injuries he sustained during a vicious attack in October 1998 in Laramie, Wyoming.

F-bombing kids talk racism in re-issued video campaign

These potty-mouthed kids have something to say about the Confederate flag, and those who are sensitive to children dropping the f-bomb or other expletives should not watch the following video.

San Diego remembers Pulse

San Diego will honor the innocent lives lost at Pulse Nightclub one year ago today.

It was one year ago today that the LGBT and Latinx community was rocked by tragedy as word spread around the globe of a lone gunman taking the souls of 49 lives and physically injuring 58 at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando Florida.