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Guest Editorial

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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Guest Editorial: Health care is a critical issue for LGBTQ community

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Toni G. Atkins As our community prepares to celebrate LGBTQ Pride in San Diego, we reflect on equality and justice — both in terms of the civil-rights victories we have won and the battles we’re still fighting. Marriage equality becoming the law of the land two years ago was a watershed moment that we’ll celebrate long into the future, and we’re currently rallying around issues affecting transgender rights.

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Guest Editorial: Celebrate our corporate allies

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | 1 Comment

By D. Osborn I’d like to respond to the Guest Editorial “Pride Incorporated” by Rick Braatz in the June 23 edition of Gay San Diego. I understand and appreciate Rick’s concern with the over-commercialization of Pride parades and events and share some of his dislike at the monetizing of our weekend celebration. I also want to make sure we don’t forget our history, or the important role many of our corporate allies have played in the advancement […]

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Guest Editorial: The damage of religious abuse

Posted: June 23rd, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | No Comments

By the Rev. Mark Martinhauk (Editor’s note: This ran in one of St. Paul’s newsletters in advance of the conversion therapy conference held June 15 in San Diego. We felt the reverend’s words were important for our community to hear.) I last wrote for Integrity USA [the movement within the Episcopal Church working for full inclusion of LGBT parishioners] nearly a decade ago when I was on the board. We were coming out of a […]

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Guest Editorial: Why you shouldn’t march in the 2017 Gay Pride parade

Posted: June 9th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | No Comments

By David W. McCormick I marched in San Diego’s 2016 LGBT Pride Parade. Reluctantly, I should add. The move and transition from New York City to San Diego was an “adjustment in waiting.” An example is the simplicity of crossing the street. For a New Yorker, a flashing “DO NOT WALK” light is when we begin walking, but do this in San Diego and potentially, a summons may await. Minor though it may be, it’s […]

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Guest Editorial: Building bridges at breakfast

Posted: May 26th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Omar Passons Like most regions, our San Diego community cares deeply about helping others. In any given week you can attend a special breakfast reception or dinner gala to raise money for various causes and celebrate important aspects of our community. One of my favorites of these events is the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast. This year’s breakfast was on Friday, May 19, and this year I heard something so wonderfully profound, yet so simple, […]

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Guest Editorial: The life and death of a Palestinian homosexual

By Anonymous A month ago, the Palestinian-American community and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement lost one of their most devoted members. Hassan was only 24 years old when he was found dead in his San Diego home. Hassan was an exemplary figure for young Palestinians and would have been a pillar of any community: a loyal son, a loving uncle and a brilliant student.

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Guest Editorial: New parents and children can still qualify for health insurance

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Covered California Staff New parents have a lot to be joyful about, but the worries can add up as well. One concern parents can still take care of is having health insurance for their child and themselves through Covered California. Though Covered California’s annual open-enrollment period has ended, having a newborn or adopting a child are among the circumstances that can make one eligible for special enrollment. And consumers can rest assured that all […]

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Guest Editorial: The impossible missions of the TSA

Posted: April 28th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Kristin Beck I spent 20 years in the Navy SEALs and we carried out a lot of missions. Some of the missions were seemingly impossible, but we did those missions and we succeeded. Other impossible missions are: Making everyone happy; maximizing both freedom and public safety; rhyming something with orange. So, where is this going? The impossible missions of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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Guest Editorial: It’s up to us

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | No Comments

How immigration status affects children By Dr. Trish Hatch Studies show there are more than 11 million people currently residing in the United States that do not have legal status or authorization from the government to be here. Of that 11 million, approximately 3.9 of them are children. Children, at no fault of their own, are at great risk regarding the impacts of deportation, with the total numbers of “undocumented” parents — one or both — […]

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