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The first time I went to the Spirit of Stonewall Rally was in 2000.

It was only a few weeks before that I had been homeless and living in my car. I was from the rural border town of El Centro and didn’t know what Pride really was, but I knew there were LGBTQ people there and I knew it was in Hillcrest.

We found their Anti-LGBTQ playbook

We found their Anti-LGBTQ playbook.

We all know that voting is important. For the last few years, our community and other marginalized communities have been feeling the consequences of dramatic backward sliding policy shifts put forward by elected officials who do not reflect the values of diversity and equity.

County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher backs Whitburn for City Council District 3

County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher backs Whitburn for City Council District 3.

San Diego, CA – Supervisor Nathan Fletcher joins the police, health care workers, the San Diego County Democratic Party, and over 100 community leaders in asking voters to elect non-profit and long-time community leader Stephen Whitburn to the San Diego City Council, District 3.

Transgender minor sues New York State over policy prohibiting birth certificate corrections

Transgender minor sues New York State over policy prohibiting birth certificate corrections.

On Tuesday Lambda Legal filed a federal lawsuit challenging New York State’s policy categorically prohibiting transgender minors from correcting the sex designation on their birth certificates – a critically important document for transgender people seeking to navigate through life with accurate government documents.

Loving a church that doesn’t love you

Loving a church that doesn’t love you.

Before the United Methodist Church (UMC) announced a proposal to split the denomination over “fundamental differences” regarding theological beliefs on LGBTQ clergy and same-sex marriage, that Friday morning of January 3rd, I was on the phone with the Reverend Joel B. Guillemette, pastor of Sudbury UMC.

San Diego Pride's Top 19 of 2019

San Diego Pride's Top 19 of 2019.

2019 brought our community a great many challenges to overcome and painful moments from which we are still healing. Through it all the brilliance, resilience, and love our community has to offer shone through. 

Mayor Faulconer joins construction kick-off to USNS Harvey Milk in San Diego

Mayor Faulconer joins construction kick-off to USNS Harvey Milk in San Diego.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer will join State Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, General Dynamics NASSCO officials and local leaders today to celebrate the start of construction for the future USNS Harvey Milk T-AO 206 fleet oiler for the U.S. Navy – the second of six vessels in the John Lewis class named in honor of American civil rights leaders.

Who is free speech protecting these days?

Who’s free speech protecting these days?

Free speech is one of the cornerstones of American Democracy. However, what are the boundaries of free speech? In the current political milieu, the protection of free speech appears to have an amorphous and wide expanse when it comes to sexist, racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, and xenophobic rants on many social media platforms and college campuses.