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Guest Editorial: Hail to the Chief

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley

On Sept. 15, 2017, nearly 2,000 Navy servicemembers recently selected to Chief Petty Officer (CPO) will get “pinned” at bases around the world — a reference to an anchor collar device affixed to their uniform and designated them as having advanced.

That moment is the culmination of nearly six weeks of training each have experienced, a method the Navy uses to prepare them for the weight their new duties will hold.

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Guest Editorial: Suicide Prevention Month – Memories of San Diego’s own Kurt and Courtney

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Courtney Ray

September …. always a mixed bag of emotions for people — the end of summer, a new school year, football is back, and it’s fall, with the limited season we have of it here in San Diego.

September is also Suicide Prevention Month. For me, it is now the month before Kurt Cunningham took his life by suicide.

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Calendar: Sept. 15 – 28, 2017

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, Sept. 15

KAABOO begins: This three-day festival, which includes live music, comedy, inspirational art, gourmet cuisine, and craft drinks of all kinds kicks off today at 11 a.m. and runs through Sunday evening. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Take the Coaster! For more info, visit bit.ly/2f3Y6zS. To get the entire lineup for the weekend, visit kaaboodelmar.com.

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Gay News Briefs – Sept. 15, 2017

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

TASTE OF SOUTH PARK SEPT. 16

The third annual Taste of South Park on Saturday, Sept. 16, is a food lover’s chance to enjoy delicious bites from participating restaurants in the neighborhood.

From featured dishes to popular appetizers, entrees or desserts, the Taste of South Park will give each passport holder the opportunity to walk and taste their way through South Park. Hours are noon to 4 p.m.

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Guest Editorial: Delivery services are the answer to San Diego’s cannabis problems

Posted: September 1st, 2017 | Editorial, Guest Editorial, Opinion & News, Opinions | No Comments

By Elizabeth Wilhelm

Looking around our city, you would hardly know that marijuana will be legally sold here starting in January.

Due to delays and inaction by city government, San Diego could be the California city least prepared for legal cannabis retail. This is mainly because there are still around 300 unregulated cannabis delivery services active within the city. Most of them pay regular business taxes, and some do not. None will have a chance at legitimization unless the City Council acts soon.

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Calendar: Sept. 1 – 14, 2017

Posted: September 1st, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, Sept. 1

Sunset DJ Friday with DJ Heabnasty: Hiba Qadri – aka DJ Heabnasty – always brings the noise. Come see ­her perform her passion in La Jolla. 5:45–7:45 p.m. at Bella Vista Social Club & Caffé, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive. Visit bit.ly/2wG1WWt.

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Gay News Briefs – Sept. 1, 2017

Posted: September 1st, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

NICKY’S NEW DATE, PRODUCER ANNOUNCED

The 42nd annual Nicky Awards, presented by the Imperial Court de San Diego and named after international LGBT activist Nicole Murray Ramirez, will be held Dec. 3. The organization has also announced a new producer of the popular awards, deemed “the gay Academy Awards of San Diego” by Channel 10 News.

“We are very proud to announce Ebony Burnett Mullins as the first woman producer of the Nicky Awards,” said Big Mike Phillips, the 2017 president of the Nicky Awards’ board of governors. “She has generously offered to produce the Nicky Awards with new changes and a fresh start.”

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Slow the hell down: pedestrians are people too

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Editorial, Opinion & News, Opinions | 2 Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley

Two weeks ago there was another pedestrian hit in Hillcrest. This one in a string of several over the last few years, two of which ended in death.

We talk a lot about bicycle safety and discuss issues about making bike lanes and paths safer for riders but rarely do we talk about the safety of pedestrians.

Every one of us is a pedestrian throughout our normal busy lives.

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Calendar: Aug. 18 – 31, 2017

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, Aug. 18 So Say We All Millennial Park: Literary nonprofit So Say We All presents an evening of storytelling as part of the Millennial Park exhibit. Join them for true personal narratives about identity, queerness, sex and reclamation from locals. All ages, though some stories contain mature language and themes. Tickets $8 and members $5. 7–9 p.m. at San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. Visit bit.ly/2utYgmL.

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Gay News Briefs – Aug. 18, 2017

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

ANTI-HATE RALLY AT PRIDE FLAG SUNDAY

On Sunday, Aug. 20, The San Diego LGBT Community Center, San Diego LGBT Pride, and other social justice groups will be holding a rally at the Hillcrest Pride Flag on Normal Street at University Avenue, from 4-5 p.m.

Called the United Intersections of Justice Rally Against Hate (against anti-Semitism, against racism, against homophobia; against transphobia; against Islamophobia; against sexism), the peaceful rally is in response to recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Calendar: Aug. 4 – 17, 2017

Posted: August 4th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, Aug. 4 Trivia Night at the Hole: It’s time for another fun night of trivia at the Hole with host Phil Lisotta! Stiff drinks, tasty Flaco burgers and tough trivia will start your weekend off right. Karaoke and beer pong will follow. 7–9:30 p.m. at The Hole in the Wall, 2830 Lytton St. Visit bit.ly/2vgHg6D.

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Gay News Briefs — Aug. 4, 2017

Posted: August 4th, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

NATIONAL THEATER LIVE PRESENTS ‘ANGELS IN AMERICA’  “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes” was a two-part play by LGBT and AIDS activist and playwright Tony Kushner. In the midst of the AIDS crisis in the mid-1980s and a conservative Reagan administration, while New Yorkers grappled with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. The series was extremely successful and won many awards.

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Guest Editorial: A tale of two activists

Posted: July 21st, 2017 | Editorial, Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | 1 Comment

By Elizabeth Hannon  Editor’s note: Our community is quite interesting. Sometimes, no matter how hard we fight alongside each other, we still tend to eat our own at the drop of a hat. I guess that is typical of any group, but sometimes the spite and hate we put forth toward other members within our community takes my breath away. We don’t have to agree with each other on every point, but we are a […]

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Calendar: July 21 – Aug. 4, 2017

Posted: July 21st, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, July 21 Free Family Movie Night: Snuggle up with trolls! Join families at the San Diego LGBT Community Center for a free family movie night featuring the film “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric,” followed by a panel discussion. Feel free to bring questions for panelists. RSVP required to families@thecentersd.org. 6:00–8:30 p.m. 3909 Centre St., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2uvSXXm.

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Gay News Briefs — July 21, 2017

Posted: July 21st, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

CLASSIC CARS COME TO HILLCREST Car lovers will soon be able to enjoy their hobby on a regular basis and right in their own backyard. On Saturday, July 22 from 2–6 p.m., the Pride Plaza — located on Normal Street at the Hillcrest Pride Flag — will host the inaugural Hillcrest Classic Car Show. Nearly 20 classic cars will converge upon the site, available for enthusiasts to see, appreciate and interact with the owners. Sponsored […]

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