Opinion & News

Gay News Briefs — Jan. 20, 2017

Posted: January 20th, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, Opinion & News | No Comments

OBAMA COMMUTES MANNING’S SENTENCE President Obama commuted the sentence of former Army soldier Chelsea Manning this week. Known as Bradley when she joined the Army, Manning was serving a 35-year sentence for stealing and leaking thousands of pages of documents revealing U.S. military and diplomatic secrets through WikiLeaks in 2010.

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Guest editorial: A tale of two elections

Posted: January 6th, 2017 | Editorial, Opinion & News, Opinions | 1 Comment

Democrats both terrified and triumphant By Francine Busby I began election night doing upbeat media interviews at the Democratic Election Night Party. I predicted that we would be witnessing the historic election of the first female president of the United States and that Democratic candidates would rack up victories in local races across San Diego County due to a surge in registration, a strong field of candidates and our increased capacity to win elections.

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Calendar — Jan. 6-Jan. 19, 2017

Posted: January 6th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

FRIDAY, JAN. 6 Top of the Bay at the Porta Vista: Meet on the fifth floor of the Porto Vista Hotel for Top of the Bay San Diego — the original LGBT happy hour — located on the Ripassi Rooftop with beautiful harbor views. The T-dance starts at 6 p.m. with a social hour, followed by rotating DJs at 7 p.m. Round trip shuttle service is available to and from Rich’s Nightclub in Hillcrest. Attendees also receive a […]

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Gay News Briefs — Jan. 6, 2017

Posted: January 6th, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

CORONATION SET FOR IMPERIAL COURT Coronation 45 for the Imperial Court de San Diego will take place Feb. 4 at the Handlery Hotel, located at 950 Hotel Circle North in Mission Valley. A complimentary hospitality welcome to guests will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the hotel and the coronation ceremony will be from 5:30-10 p.m. Tickets are $75 and include light hors d’oeuvres. 

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Briefs — Dec. 23, 2016 – Jan. 5, 2017

Posted: December 23rd, 2016 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

UPTOWN NEWS WILL NOT PUBLISH DEC. 30 Our sister publication, San Diego Uptown News, will not publish Dec. 30, so that our employees may enjoy an extended vacation between the holidays. This is the first time in the paper’s history that it has not been published on a scheduled date. Please look for it again on Jan. 13 or pick up the last issue, dated Dec. 16, which is currently in distribution around the neighborhood or […]

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Calendar — Dec. 23, 2016-Jan. 5, 2017

Posted: December 23rd, 2016 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

FRIDAY, DEC. 23 Beatles vs. Stones Christmas Show: This musical shootout at the Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave. in Solana Beach, will match Beatles tribute band Abbey Road against Rolling Stones tribute band Jumping Jack Flash. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $19 and $21, and may be purchased online at, by phone at 858-481-8140 or at the box office.

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Guest editorial: A message from the board of San Diego Pride

Posted: December 9th, 2016 | Editorial, Opinion & News, Opinions | No Comments

San Diego Pride has the challenging responsibility to represent the complex nature of the full diversity within San Diego’s LGBTQ community. While the board, staff, and volunteers are diverse in expertise, age, race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, and ability, we strive to listen, reflect, and respond to the ever-evolving needs and concerns presented to the organization. We want everyone to know that we have heard them and will continue our efforts […]

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Calendar – Dec.9–22, 2016

Posted: December 9th, 2016 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

FRIDAY, DEC. 9 ‘Jungle Bells’: This annual event at the San Diego Zoo starts today and runs through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Special performances, festive foods and twinkling lights can be found all around the zoo with many activities included with admission or membership. San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Drive, Balboa Park. Visit

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Guest editorial: 5 things you should be thankful for as a modern LGBT person

Posted: November 25th, 2016 | Editorial, Opinion & News, Opinions | No Comments

By Mikey Rox | The Frivolist If you believe post-election social media, the world is going to hell in a deplorable hand basket. Our LGBT brothers and sisters are frightened for the rights they’ve fought for over the past several decades, which is only exacerbated by a now Republican majority within the United States government led by a “conservative” president and a far alt-right vice president. The fear is palpable. Yet the reality of this […]

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Guest editorial: Transgender rights in the workplace

Posted: November 11th, 2016 | Editorial, Opinion & News, Opinions | No Comments

California employers receive long-awaited guidance By Adriana Cara California has traditionally been one of the most progressive states in the nation when it comes to protecting employees’ rights in the workplace. True to form, the state legislature led the charge to expand employees’ legal protections when it elected to revise the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“the FEHA”) to add “gender” to the definition of “sex” in 2003.

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