By David Dixon
The hilarious musical comedy, “The Full Monty,” is coming to San Diego, with irreverent jokes intact.
Taking place in Buffalo, New York, in the early 2000s, it is a story about a few average men who were fired from their jobs and struggle to make ends meet. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
It was one of those rare times that I took myself to lunch at a cost nearing what I’d pay for dinner in a moderately priced restaurant — $27 plus tip, to be exact.
For at least two decades I’ve heard from shoppers with loose purse strings about Nordstrom’s lovely third-floor restaurant, Marketplace Cafe, and its renowned tomato-basil soup, in particular. Read More
By Lambda Archives staff | Out from the Archives
LGBTQ newspapers, magazines, and newsletters that have informed and enlightened the San Diego LGBTQ community for decades are among the most-accessed collections in the holdings of Lambda Archives. Read More
Diverse and with plenty of gay subtlety, it offers the full R-rated monty
By David Dixon
Since being a faculty member at San Diego State, Stephen Brotebeck has directed several acclaimed productions, including highly successful interpretations of “The Drowsy Chaperone” and “Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert.”
His next show will be the Broadway adaptation of “The Full Monty,” which he not only directs, but will also act as choreographer for the fun and salty play. Read More
By Margie M. Palmer
Farmer’s Fix is not your average meal-delivery service.
The concept, which was hatched by Tawei David Lin and Doug Murphy, stemmed from their joint desire to have fresh, healthy food options available for on-demand meals. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Foodie Flashes
The two-story building at the corner of Ninth and University avenues in Hillcrest that was rumored to become a Japanese restaurant has been fully leased instead to Better Buzz Coffee Roasters.
The Vista-based company is currently working with designers and architects to transform the house-like structure into a full-production roasting facility and café that will feature a “ring of seating” for customers to view the roasting process, said Daniel Greig, director of coffee production. Read More
By William E. Kelly | Senior Matters
The focus of this article is information regarding the application process and instructions for those interested in applying, qualifying and living in one of the 76 apartments currently under construction in the first LGBT-affirming senior housing project in North Park.
But first, it is important to know a little about how this project came about, because more are needed and it is up to the community to advocate for them if they are to be built. Read More
By Michael Kimmel | Life Beyond Therapy
Recently, a client told me:
“I feel old on the outside, but so young on the inside. Why doesn’t anyone see this or understand? I am just learning (in my mid-60s) how to enjoy myself and not worry about what other people think of me. I’m finally learning how to have fun.
“That is my inner experience. My outer experience is that I am treated like an unattractive, uninteresting old person that no one wants to know, date or have sex with. I’ve been told to hang around with other old people, but, when I do, they just complain about their aches and pains and how the good times are over for them. This is not what I want.” Read More
Climate change for the people
Martin Luther King Jr. said, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
Current surveys show that more than 75 percent of the country believes climate change is not only real and that human activities are the cause behind it, but that it’s a serious hazard for the young generation and the coming generations. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
The much-anticipated spinoff of South Park’s beloved Buona Forchetta has opened in Liberty Station under the name Officine Buona Forchetta. Read More
SDGMC embraces their extended family across the border
By Tom Felkner
It’s Monday night and the 170 singers belonging to the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) have gathered on an unseasonably cool Hillcrest evening to rehearse for its upcoming “Broadway NOW” show.
There’s singing, dancing and even a TV news crew stopping by to film the group for an upcoming segment. Read More
Symphony holding first LGBT night, ‘Oz’ is theme
By Dave Fidlin
Thoughts of the symphony might conjure up images of formal attire and an all-around buttoned-up atmosphere for some, but with special events that include performances alongside screenings of such disparate films as “Star Trek” and “Home Alone,” the San Diego Symphony has been trying to broaden its fan base in recent years. Read More
Investiture and Royale Ball are big productions
Morgan M. Hurley | Editor
The Imperial Court de San Diego is one of the oldest and most preeminent charitable nonprofits within our local LGBT community and this weekend, the newly crowned Emperor Jay Heimbach and Empress Angel Fairfax will formally invest their court for the 2017 reign.
The “investiture,” as it is called, will act as a precursor to the 2017 Royale Ball, which serves as the crowning of the new Prince and Princess Royale. Read More
By Jordan Grasso | Guest OpEd
In early February, Donald Trump appointed Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general. The confirmation of Sessions to Trump’s team is going to have detrimental affects on the LGBT community by pushing back the fight for LGBT equality and forcing many members back into the closet.
As attorney general, Sessions represents one of the most important cabinet posts within the administration. He provides legal advice to the U.S. government while heading the Department of Justice. In other words, as attorney general, he is the chief lawyer of the United States, serving to represent all of its citizens. Read More
My second ‘coming out’
By Fernando Lopez
In some ways it’s hard to believe that it’s been almost four years since I was raped. Thankfully most days go by now where it doesn’t cross my mind, but that’s due to having had immediate access to health care, mental health services and relationships that gave me an understanding of who to turn to for help and at which agencies. Read More
By Dae Elliott | South Bay Alliance
Pride season is almost upon us again! In this time, where many are worried about what may come next and anxious that all of our forward motion toward LGBTQ equality may be lost, it is important to persevere.
South Bay Alliance (SBA) is doing just that and as always, we are keeping busy. The South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, at Bayside Park in Chula Vista, so mark your calendars now. Our vendor/exhibitor applications will be opening up May 1. Great things are afoot. Read More
I am writing to you because I want to get some therapy, but I’m afraid to. I am a middle-aged lesbian with a great girlfriend who loves me and tells me so on a regular basis. I have a job I like (most of the time, anyway) and a solid circle of friends. What’s my problem? I have so much baggage from my past that I think if I ever started to address it, I’d never finish. So why bother?
Honestly, why should I put myself through the torture of working through all of my old, unresolved shit? Isn’t it just better to just move on and live in the present?
Too Much Baggage Read More
Transgender women of color lead vigil on those murdered this year
By Rick Braatz
In the evening of Thursday, March 2, more than 80 people surrounded the Hillcrest Pride Flag at the corner of University Avenue and Normal Street in Hillcrest, for a vigil that recognized the transgender women of color who have been murdered in the United States this year. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Foodie Flashes
The Bankers Hill Business Group will present its fifth annual Bankers Hill Art & Craft Beer Festival from 6–9 p.m., March 31, in conjunction with the San Diego Brewers Guild. Read More