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Benny Cartwright

Hillcrest Town Council update – Sept. 25, 2015

The Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) exists to share and discuss with our neighbors a variety of topics of interest throughout the year. Our September meeting focused on health, and gave participants the opportunity to learn more about the two major hospitals in Hillcrest, UCSD Health and Scripps Mercy.

Back Out With Benny: #TalkingSex

As a gay man, I’ve spent much of my life hearing people tell me how I should have sex (or why the sex I had is wrong, or why having too much sex made me a “slut”). I don’t want that to be the case anymore — I want people to feel the freedom to have whatever type of legal and consensual sex they want to have — as often as they want to!

San Diego Remembers moves forward with plans for #SpiritDay 2015

On Oct. 15, 2015, SDR invites the community to don their purple attire and meet at the John Wear plaque for a time of refection, to celebrate those memories at a Spirit Day Parade immediately after, and finish at a resource reception, where you can find out how to activate your activism in one of San Diego’s LGBTQ social justice efforts.

Head to The Center for Guys, Games & Grub on Wednesday!

This free event also includes pizza, snacks, beer and beverages for all attendees while enjoying fun games, conversation and friends. A full auditorium of men typically show up each month.

Hillcrest Town Council update – July 31, 2015

At our July 14 Hillcrest Town Council meeting, we heard some interesting presentations, both looking at possible future plans for the Uptown area.

Back out With Benny: A very wet but very memorable Pride

Even though Pride is now behind us, there is still so much going on around the community, with some of my favorite summer events on the horizon, including what many in the community refer to as “Pride Lite” — Hillcrest CityFest on Sunday, Aug. 9 from noon to 11 p.m.

Mr., Ms., Miss Gay Pride San Diego 2015 titleholders crowned

Sixteen community members competed in the 3 categories, answering the question: "What does Pride mean to you?" Contestants also wore attire that represented their "pride" and were asked to explain their outfit to the judges.

#100Days: Rick Cervantes shares his experience taking PrEP

Just a few of the things I’ve learned include the importance of taking care of myself, how to have sex without shame, and the deep-rooted fears and stigma that so many of us have surrounding gay sex — and sex in general.