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Out of the theological closet

A local pastor’s journey viewing the Bible through a different lens By Joyell Nevins Be brave! Because… [more]

Out of the theological closet Out of the theological closet

Turning lives around

Stepping Stone gala to celebrate 40 years Morgan M. Hurley | Editor Throughout 2016, Stepping Stone… [more]

Turning lives around Turning lives around

‘Lizard Boy’ funny and endearing

Theater Review | Charlene Baldridge Having received several hearty testimonials from friends… [more]

‘Lizard Boy’ funny and endearing ‘Lizard Boy’ funny and endearing

It’s raining Menzel

Idina Menzel on working toward LGBT-icon status, a lesbian Elsa and angry gays who oppose her “Beaches”… [more]

It’s raining Menzel It’s raining Menzel

Semolina soul

By Frank Sabatini Jr. What do you call a place that isn’t really a full-fledged Italian restaurant,… [more]

Semolina soul Semolina soul

Remembering Kurt

By Frank Jones On Oct. 10, 2015, our friend Kurt Cunningham took his own life. Many people… [more]

Remembering Kurt Remembering Kurt

Opinion & News

Guest Editorial: Proposition 61 is a bad prescription for Californians

Posted: October 14th, 2016 | Editorial, Opinion & News, Opinions | No Comments

By Diane Abbitt

You would think that patients, HIV/AIDS and LBGTQ activists would support a proposition that claims to lower prescription drug prices. Yet Proposition 61 on the November ballot is opposed by groups representing physicians, patient advocates and many others because the measure would actually increase state prescription drug costs and make it harder for millions of patients to get the medicines they need. Read More


Posted: October 14th, 2016 | Editorial, Letters to the editor, Opinion & News | No Comments

Charity in the right place
[Ref: “Hearts on your sleeve,” Vol. 7, Issue 20, or online at]

Great article and congratulations to my good friend Big Mike and his new partner and business.
—Nigel Mayer, via Read More

Calendar – Oct. 14 – 27, 2016

Posted: October 14th, 2016 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments


‘Closet Monster’: This film tells the story of a closeted teen named Oscar (Connor Jessup) who dreams of becoming a special-effects makeup artist but is terrified of his father finding out the truth about his sexuality. Oscar is forced to confront his fears when he falls for a handsome and worldly coworker. Unrated. 90 minutes. Screenings through Thursday, Oct. 20. Digital Gym, 2921 El Cajon Blvd., North Park. Visit Read More