Pride season is around the corner

Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Columns, Featured, South Bay Alliance | No Comments

By Dae Elliott | South Bay Alliance Pride season is almost upon us again! In this time, where many are worried about what may come next and anxious that all of our forward motion toward LGBTQ equality may be lost, it is important to persevere. South Bay Alliance (SBA) is doing just that and as always, we are keeping busy. The South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, at Bayside […]

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Squeeze the toothpaste (just a little)

Posted: March 31st, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Life Beyond Therapy | No Comments

Dear Michael: I am writing to you because I want to get some therapy, but I’m afraid to. I am a middle-aged lesbian with a great girlfriend who loves me and tells me so on a regular basis. I have a job I like (most of the time, anyway) and a solid circle of friends. What’s my problem? I have so much baggage from my past that I think if I ever started to address […]

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Even one is too many

Posted: March 17th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

Transgender women of color lead vigil on those murdered this year By Rick Braatz In the evening of Thursday, March 2, more than 80 people surrounded the Hillcrest Pride Flag at the corner of University Avenue and Normal Street in Hillcrest, for a vigil that recognized the transgender women of color who have been murdered in the United States this year.

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2-1-1 — a San Diego resource

Posted: March 17th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Interviews, Senior Matters | 2 Comments

By William E. Kelly | Senior Matters There is an invaluable nonprofit resource and information hub here in San Diego, that employs 72 call-takers who connect people to community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free confidential phone service and a searchable online database. That resource is 2-1-1 San Diego. 2-1-1 is well known to service providing organizations but not to the same degree by all San Diegans.

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My peace does not lie in the world

Posted: March 17th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Life Beyond Therapy | No Comments

By Michael Kimmel | Life Beyond Therapy How do you find peace of mind? With so many difficult people and situations in our lives, how do we not just lose it over and over again? After pursuing peace through many means over the past several decades, I have learned some things that have become practical tools for me. I’d like to share some of them here with you.

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Your 2017 “Dinah guide”

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured | No Comments

It’s the largest lesbian music and comedy festival in the world, right in our backyard By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor Dinah Shore Weekend got its start more than three decades ago, when lesbians began to gather in small groups in various hotels in the Coachella Valley so they could attend the Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Tournament, hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite women’s golfer in action. Later, Nabisco took over sponsorship and the event became one of four majors on the […]

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Making LGBT businesses relevant

Posted: March 3rd, 2017 | Elsewhere in LGBT News, Featured, News | No Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor (Editor’s note: In January, we started our series on LGBT businesses [Vol. 8, Issue 1, or online at] and due to a few unexpected distractions and delays, we are just now returning to it. We expect at least one more article in the series and in future issues will be adding GSDBA member spotlights and a column focusing on small-business development to keep our finger on the pulse […]

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Mischief and scheming at the opera

Posted: February 17th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured | No Comments

By David Dixon Many operas that have been performed recently at the San Diego Civic Theatre haven’t been very happy tales. Stories such as “Tosca” and “Madama Butterfly” are the opposite of uplifting experiences. The San Diego Opera is taking a break from all the gloom with a comedy — Giuseppe Verdi’s “Falstaff.”

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