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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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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: 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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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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Guest editorial: Five tips for shopping for the health plan that best fits you

Posted: December 9th, 2016 | Editorial, Featured, Opinions | No Comments

Covered California’s three-month open-enrollment period started Nov.1, but now is still a great time to shop for the best fit for your health coverage. Approximately 1.4 million people are enrolled in a health plan through Covered California, yet it is estimated that thousands of LGBT Californians remain uninsured, even though nine out of 10 of them are eligible for thousands of dollars in federal subsidies to help them pay their monthly premiums.

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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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