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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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Letters to the editor – May 26, 2017

Posted: May 26th, 2017 | Editorial, Featured, Letters to the editor | No Comments

Applause for ArtZine [Ref: “ArtZine,” Vol. 8, Issue 9 and Issue 10, or online at gay-sd.com/artzine and tinyurl.com/kvsf7m4.] Thank you for your new column, ArtZine. Given funding cuts for our arts, it is all the more crucial that we shine a strong light on our arts and the artists of our community. Bravo! —William “Bill” Kelly, via email

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Where our AIDS Memorial belongs

Posted: May 12th, 2017 | Editorial, Opinion & News | 5 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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Letters to the editor – April 28, 2017

Posted: April 28th, 2017 | Editorial, Featured, Letters to the editor | No Comments

Hillcrest woes Lately, we Hillcrest residents have been getting a pretty raw deal from the city and in general. Our rents climb ever higher as our neighborhood deteriorates into a filthy playground for ill-behaved street people. A simple walk to the store (which many will no longer do after dark) often involves dodging human feces and walking over the bodies of passed out homeless as we navigate through their fields of garbage.

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Letters to the editor – April 14, 2017

Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Editorial, Featured, Letters to the editor | No Comments

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.

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Don’t let the new attorney general push us back into the closet

Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Editorial, Featured, Opinions | No Comments

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 […]

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Editorial, Featured, Opinions | No Comments

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.

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Guest Editorial: How I am tackling my top priorities in Sacramento

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 | Editorial, Opinion & News | 1 Comment

By Toni G. Atkins The 2017 legislative session is well underway, and I am pursuing several of my top priorities while at the same time joining my colleagues in making sure that California remains a national leader in environmental protection and access to quality health care, and serves as a beacon of compassion and inclusiveness when it comes to human rights.

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