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Health, Wellness & Sports

Senators urge overhaul of gay donor restrictions amid blood shortage

A group of senators are calling on the federal government to lift policies restricting gay and bisexual men from giving blood amid a nationwide donation shortage. Currently, men who have sex with men must remain celibate for a year before they are permitted to donate.

San Diego County Meal Services for K-12 Students and Senior Citizens

My office is working to provide Mid-City and South San Diego County residents with the latest information on the impact the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is having on our community. Our senior citizens and young students will be the most affected by this crisis, and organizations throughout San Diego have stepped up to help residents grappling with issues around food security.

Need for gloves and masks at UC San Diego Health units

The University of California San Diego is asking for the public's help by way of donations of masks, gloves and face shields.

These items should be medical-grade and can come from salons, tattoo parlors, spas, etc. 

Below is more information and how you can help:

Stepping Stone San Diego cancels graduation ceremony

Stepping Stone San Diego cancels graduation ceremony.

The coronavirus is taking its toll not only on world health but on many public gatherings and events where individuals sit or stand in close proximity to one another.

Is "Queer Cancel Culture" ruining our progress?

Is "Queer Cancel Culture" ruining our progress?

"Cancel culture" is a powerful tool when used properly, but if abused it can end up leaving conversations that should happen between both sides unspoken, and that is not healthy for either group.

Only out gay male professional athlete Collin Martin signed for San Diego Loyal

Out soccer midfielder Collin Martin signed for San Diego Loyal.

Collin Martin, a professional soccer player, made sports headlines two years ago after coming out publically while playing for the Minnesota United. That held historic significance because it made him the only out player in all five major sports organizations.