Opinion & News

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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Where our AIDS Memorial belongs

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Editorial, Opinion & News | 6 Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley Having lived as an adult during the ghastly time of the AIDS epidemic, I was very encouraged several years ago when Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced the launch of an AIDS Memorial Task Force to ensure the creation of an AIDS Memorial. I lost a very close friend to AIDS in San Diego after moving here in 1987, and remember the chaos, the fear and the isolation our community experienced in those […]

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Calendar: May 12 – 26, 2017

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

Friday, May 12 GLSEN SD sixth annual GSA/GSTA Awards: Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network San Diego presents a night to recognize GSA/GSTA students for their accomplishments that support the LGBTQ community. Free. 6–9 p.m. at San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre St. Visit

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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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Calendar: April 28 – May 11, 2017

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

Friday, April 28 ‘r’flect’ Dialogue Series: Watch a screening of “r’flect” that spotlights William “Bill” Kelly and his efforts to help LGBT seniors. A discussion from director Heidi Rataj will follow. 3:30­–5 p.m. 2-1-1 Connections Center, 3860 Calle Fortunada. Visit

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Gay News Briefs — April 28, 2017

Posted: April 28th, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, Opinion & News | No Comments

RAMIREZ TAPPED TO CO-CHAIR NATIONAL MARCH ON D.C. The 2017 National LGBT Equality March on Washington is set for Sunday, June 11. The march will be organized similar to January’s “Women’s March,” with other equality marches being held the same day in various cities across the country and even internationally. 

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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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Gay SD Calendar: April 14 – 27, 2017

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 14 Project Trans Resource Fair: Learn about the resources for the trans/gender non-conforming communities to prep for the Day of Empowerment. Free admission and kid friendly. 3-5 p.m. The Center, 3909 Centre St. Visit or contact

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Gay News Briefs — April 14, 2017

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

LOCAL THERAPIST TO RELEASE BOOK FOR GAY MEN SDCNN is proud to announce that Michael Kimmel, our resident psychotherapist, is about to release his first published book. Titled “The Gay Man’s Guide to Open and Monogamous Marriage,” the 298-page book is expected to hit bookstores on June 8. Kimmel has written a popular column, called “Life Beyond Therapy,” for Gay San Diego since November 2010.

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Gay SD Calendar: March 31 – April 13, 2017

Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, March 31 Meet the Artists Night: Join Creative Crossroads and San Diego LGBT Visitors Center to celebrate over 40 talented artists with a creative mixer. The meet and greet is a free event with complimentary drinks, a raffle for a $100 gift card and more fun activities. 6–9 p.m. 502 University Ave. Visit

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