Acting luminary opens up about being “in love with gay people,” the Snapchat conundrum and her beloved LGBT roles
By Chris Azzopardi | Q Syndicate
Meryl Streep is laughing her signature laugh. You know it: sometimes light and airy, sometimes a surge of boisterous euphoria that carries well into the next question — but always unmistakably Meryl. Read More
By Charlene Baldridge | Theater Review
Eggplants and wine — those are the hostess gifts for a night of wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a meteor shower in Ojai, an exurban community north of Los Angeles known for its bucolic lifestyle, its artsy inhabitants, and also for its clear skies.
Ojai is the setting of Steve Martin’s world premiere play, “Meteor Shower,” continuing in double extension in the Old Globe’s Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in Balboa Park, through Sept. 18. Read More
Taylor, Ross W., born March 19, 1932, died July 27, 2016, in Lakeside, California.
Master Chief Ross W. Taylor, USN, Retired, is survived by his daughter Jennie Wilson, son-in-law Jim Wilson, and two grandsons, James Ross Wilson and Joshua Ray Wilson. In addition, other family includes Meleen Young, Debbie Dykstra, Hal Severns, David and Rodney Ross, and Bob and Lienani Severns. He was predeceased by his sister, Dixie Chism, of Maui, Hawaii. Read More
By Ian Morton | Profiles in Advocacy
So, I get to work in an amazing place and it’s about time that I talk a little about my “home away from home,” the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF).
Established by a group of concerned LGBT San Diegans, this grassroots foundation’s mission has always been to stimulate and promote responsible philanthropy both to and by San Diego’s LGBT community. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Without explanation, Lil B’s Urban Eatery in North Park abruptly closed earlier this month. The restaurant was launched in 2012 by Brian Stout, who had previously co-owned the former Brian’s American Eatery on Washington Street. That too had suddenly closed before Great Maple moved in. Read More
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus recently announced that a United States Navy Military Sealift Command ship would be named in honor of slain LGBT civil rights leader Harvey Milk. The official “naming ceremony” for the ship took place this week in San Francisco, Milk’s home for many years and the place of his death. Elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, Milk was California’s first openly gay elected official. He was gunned down less than a year later by a fellow supervisor. Read More
By Lee Lynch
Game of Throne is what my sweetheart calls the nightly battle between our cat and me over Big Blue.
Bolo is our gray, 14-year old, lesbian-required cat. Sadly, we’re down to just one kitty and no dogs. We can’t add either to our household because Bolo has diabetes. Her symptoms are triggered by, among other factors, stress. An addition to the family could kill her. Read More
By Michael Kimmel | Life Beyond Therapy
I see a lot of clients who have problems with their jobs. They tell me they feel burned out at work. I define this kind of burnout as job-related mental and physical exhaustion that has a negative effect on your personal life.
Here are some signs you may be approaching (or experiencing) burnout: Read More
[Ref: “Out of the Archives: Pride, presentations and outreach,” Vol. 7, Issue 16, or online at tinyurl.com/jryaulv]
I need to correct a mistake I made in this column. Neither Marcia P. Johnson nor Sylvia Rivera were ever trans or transitioned. Both were male persons of color, drag queens and activists. Read More
By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor
Once Pride is in our rear-view mirror every year, the community tends to start looking forward to CityFest, the annual street festival presented by the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA). This year’s event will take place Sunday, Aug. 14, from noon – 11 p.m.
Originally started 32 years ago as a way to celebrate the refurbishment of the iconic neon Hillcrest sign, CityFest has continued to “keep the party going,” and they still celebrate the sign, though in recent years the neon was swapped out for LED. Read More
Local author publishes LGBT coming-of-age novel
Book signing event at Warwick’s La Jolla, Aug. 14, noon – 2 p.m.
By Dave Fidlin
As he reflects on his childhood aspirations and scrolls through the trials and triumphs of some of his adult experiences, Tim Parks is gleeful for reaching a milestone that has been more than four decades in the making.
Last month, Parks’ first book, a coming-of-age novel titled, “The Scheme of Things,” officially hit bookstores. The main character in the thriller, Henry Dodge, has a secret that he initially goes to great lengths to hide as the story unfolds. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
The Octopus Restaurant Group from Los Angeles has soft-opened the much-anticipated H20 Sushi & Izakaya in the Hillcrest space previously occupied by D-Bar. Termed as a “Japanese gastropub,” the establishment brings to the table modern presentations of traditional Japanese cuisine served amid flashy design elements such as metal curtains, blue LED lighting, and a large screen projecting scenes of San Diego. Read More
By Archives Staff | Out of the Archives
This year, Pride was especially meaningful: poignant in many ways, yet joyful.
We were honored by San Diego Pride when Jen LaBarbera, our head archivist, was asked to give the opening speech at the Spirit of Stonewall rally, Friday night.
Jen delivered a very brief history of Pride and its origins, starting with the riots led by drag queens Marcia P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. Both of these individuals later completed their transitions, showing once again that they were forerunners in our community. Read More
By Ann Dyste
My partner, Angela, and I, will marry this summer.
Like most LGBTQ couples, we have become accustomed to calling one another “partner,” never thinking we’d be able to use the word “wife.”
We also believed we would continue living separate financial lives, never able to take full advantage of the rights conferred on legally married couples. Read More
By Max Disposti | North County Update
It was just a year ago when in this column we first announced our move. Since then we have dueled with construction, scheduling, permits, money (lack of) and all of the fun stuff that makes moving something that you want to run away from.
Well, now it’s really done and the results are here for everyone to see. We moved a mile away from our original location in a space that is double the size (2,500 square feet), half the rent and it was designed and built the way we wanted. Read More
By Ben Cartwright | Back Out With Benny
Last month, I shared with you the story of my first realization of San Diego Pride — or the fact that this thing called Pride existed anywhere — in 1996 at the age of 16. Well, it turns out that 1996 was a year of all sorts of discoveries for me.
It was also the year I discovered AIDS Walk San Diego — and started seriously getting scared. Read More
By Michael Kimmel | Life Beyond Therapy
When you were a little kid, didn’t you look at all the hard-working grownups all around you and think, “Wow, they’re so good. I hope I can be like them some day.” And then, as an adult, you look around you and think, “Wow, we’re all just faking it. None of us are really that good.” Read More
Harvey Milk news
[Ref: “Breaking: US Navy to name ship after Harvey Milk,” online only at tinyurl.com/jv6le8g]
I am so happy and proud of all the people who worked hard to have a Naval vessel named after LGBT civil rights leader Harvey Milk. I was a bit apprehensive when I first learned of the plan — mainly over supporters wanting a warship in his honor. But as I learned more of the movement and the John Lewis class of ships, I realized that this achievement would just add another mark of honor that our country has made in his name. Read More
By SDCNN Staff
The U.S. Navy has decided to name a Naval ship after the late LGBT civil rights activist Harvey Milk, according to a press release from the American Military Partner Association (AMPA). Read More