Letters to the editor – July 7, 2017

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Editorial, Featured, Letters to the editor | No Comments

Response to ‘Pride, Inc.’ [Ref: “Guest editorial: Pride, Incorporated,” Vol. 8, Issue 13, or online at] This “editorial” is misleading and ignores that many of these corporations are involved through their LGBT Employee Resource Groups who are bringing together their LGBT employees and their families through the Pride event like Sony and Qualcomm. Do they not get to celebrate Pride because of where they work? Can only LGBT people who work for nonprofits participate?

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Summer body shame? You’re not alone

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Life Beyond Therapy | No Comments

By Michael Kimmel | Life Beyond Therapy My queer clients have it; my straight male clients have it; my older (and you’d hope wiser) clients have it. Even I have it. A good friend wants to start yoga, but told me, “I went to the class and everyone was so skinny. I felt enormous [she’s not], like my body was screaming to the world: ‘I eat unhealthy food and don’t work out.’ I can’t go back […]

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‘I walk’

By Blake and Gwen Beckcom | Let’s Fitness Together Often when conversing with someone, the small talk generally leads to “What do you do for a living?” I always find that to be an interesting topic due to the myriad and variety of occupations and careers that abound in our society and I am generally all ears. When it comes time for me to end questioning and begin clarifying what we do as fitness professionals, invariably […]

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Foodie Flashes – June 23, 2017

Posted: June 23rd, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Foodie Flashes | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Foodie Flashes Little Miss Brewing recently opened a tasting room in Normal Heights with 16 handles carrying signature beers produced in its Miramar facility. Among them are two new rollouts: Patton Porter made with coconut and Norma Jean Blonde Ale made with cranberries. All pints are $5.

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More with Michael Kimmel

Posted: June 23rd, 2017 | Featured, Interviews | 1 Comment

GSD columnist discusses contents of his first book By Ken Williams | Contributing Editor (Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series.) In the first of a two-part series, Gay San Diego “Life Beyond Therapy” columnist Michael Kimmel talked about how the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015 has impacted married gay couples. Rowman & Littlefield released Kimmel’s first book, “The Gay Man’s Guide to Open and Monogamous Marriage,” on June 8.

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Hold onto your dreams

Posted: June 23rd, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Life Beyond Therapy | No Comments

By Michael Kimmel | Life Beyond Therapy When I was a child, living on a farm, the nearest daily newspaper was The Chronicle-Telegram, in Elyria, Ohio. I loved reading it every day and I had a dream that someday I would be published in that august periodical. When I was about 12, the newspaper started a humor column: you could send in items that were funny, and if they liked yours, they’d publish it. I was […]

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Caring for our LGBT seniors

Posted: June 23rd, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Senior Matters | No Comments

By William E. Kelly | Senior Matters At the close of each “Senior Matters” column, readers are invited to join the “Caring for Our LGBT Seniors in San Diego” Facebook group page. Access to the closed group is free to all seniors, their advocates, families, friends and caregivers. While the bulk of the membership lives in San Diego County, several members are from other counties, states and even countries. The information and announcements posted on the […]

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Face of FilmOut

After battling lymphoma, Program Director Michael McQuiggan looks forward to the upcoming film festival By Ken Williams | Contributing Editor Chances are, if you have attended a movie or a festival presented by FilmOut San Diego, you have been cheerfully greeted by longtime Program Director Michael McQuiggan. Filmmakers from across the globe know McQuiggan, who has built a stellar reputation for helping to produce one of the top LGBT film festivals in the U.S.

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An ‘epic fairy tale’ comes to life

By Charlene Baldridge | Theater Review PigPen Theatre Company’s “The Old Man and the Old Moon” — playing through June 18 in its West Coast premiere at The Old Globe’s Shiley Theatre — is a devised and epic fairy tale packed into 90 fleeting moments in time. Swept up in visual beauty, wonder and music, the opening night audience on May 18 had a rip-roaring good time and at the journey’s conclusion leapt to its feet […]

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Subdivision of Truax House property is approved

Posted: June 9th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Contributing Editor San Diego’s Planning Commission voted 6-0 on Thursday, June 1, to approve the subdivision of the historical Truax House property in Bankers Hill into three parcels. The decision allows the tentative map of the property to be subdivided into three parcels:

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FilmOut Festival lineup

Posted: June 9th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Film | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff Get your tickets and peruse what’s in store The 19th annual FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival unspools June 9-11 at the Observatory North Park. Buy tickets online at or visit the box office on Saturday or Sunday. The Opening Night film has already sold out.

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Foodie Flashes – June 9, 2017

Posted: June 9th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Foodie Flashes | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Foodie Flashes New and recreated dishes at Bull & Grain have been introduced in the wake of Chef Daniel Barron’s departure from the Hillcrest restaurant. Owner Simon Wolujewicz said a new executive chef will be announced “in the next month or two,” and that his kitchen staff has since added to the menu items such as gluten-free eggplant lasagna without pasta and hanger steak with blue cheese-peppercorn sauce.

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Sticky fingers

Posted: June 9th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. Despite small price hikes over the past couple of years, Rose Donuts ranks among the cheapest places in San Diego to consume a hefty well-made sandwich plus a sugary treat and beverage of choice for as little as $5.45 — and at any time of the day or night.

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An excerpt from my new book on marriage

Posted: June 9th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Life Beyond Therapy | No Comments

By Michael Kimmel | Life Beyond Therapy By the time you are reading this, my first book, “The Gay Men’s Guide to Open and Monogamous Marriage,” will have been published on June 8 and available on Amazon. It has taken me more than seven years to write it, but finally, it’s out in the world. Now it’s time for it to live on its own (outside my head). I’d like to give you a sneak preview. […]

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