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Happy Birthday, Nicole Murray-Ramirez!

Happy Birthday, Nicole Murray-Ramirez!

San Diego LGBT News would like to wish a happy birthday to Queen Mother Nicole Murray-Ramirez!

Nicole is a longtime LGBTQ activist who has done so much for not only the San Diego community, but for the international LGBTQ community as well.

He is currently the Queen Mother of the Americas for the International Imperial Court, a role he has held for nearly 15 years.

Canada votes to ban conversion therapy

Canada votes to ban conversion therapy

The legislation would make it illegal to have a child undergo the practice or have anyone unwillingly undergo it.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals proposed the measure, though its passage prompted applause on both sides of the aisle.

Oldest continuous drag club in U.S. gains recognition in the National Register of Historic Places

Oldest continuous drag club in U.S. gains recognition in the National Register of Historic Places

PORTLAND, Ore. — Walter Cole was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Except for his two years in the military for the Korean War, he’s never lived anywhere else. However, in his 91 years of life, he’s seen a lot.

“I'm a female impersonator, and my stage name is Darcelle XV,” Cole said.

He’s always loved theatre. In 1969, Cole discovered his “alter ego.”

Today is World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day has been observed on December 1 every year since 1988, with the purpose of honoring and remembering the millions who have been lost to the epidemic and to bring attention to HIV/AIDS and those currently living with it.

Hundreds of San Diego police officers unvaccinated as city prepares to impose mandate

Hundreds of San Diego police officers unvaccinated as city prepares to impose mandate

Brandon Gibson knows just how serious COVID-19 is. He beat back the disease two months ago.

“It kicked my butt,” he said.

Yet he quit the San Diego police force earlier this month after 10 years because he is not ready to get the vaccine, an imminent condition of employment for city workers.

“I am not an anti-vaxer,” Gibson, 45, said in a recent interview.

New trolley line to La Jolla opened Sunday

New trolley line to La Jolla opened Sunday

Trains began running early Sunday morning on a long-awaited trolley line connecting Old Town to La Jolla that regional leaders are touting as a monumental project for greater San Diego.