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Gay News Briefs, Nov. 10 – 23, 2017

Posted: November 10th, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

TRANSGENDER CANDIDATES WIN SEATS ACROSS COUNTRY The election on Nov. 7 has many saying it not only proved that the electorate has had enough of Trump and the bigotry that has seeped into the country’s culture since his inauguration last January, it also proved that if Democrats get out and vote, Democrats will win. Transgender candidate Danica Roem — a Democrat, journalist and heavy metal singer — easily took her state representative seat away from […]

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Calendar: Nov. 10 – 23, 2017

Posted: November 10th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Saturday, Nov, 11

Chamber Chorale Presents ‘Faith & Freedom’: For Veterans Day, in the first performance since its nationally acclaimed Lincoln Center debut in June, the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus Chamber Chorale returns with “Faith & Freedom: An Evening of Traditional Sacred and Patriotic Masterworks.” Artistic Director RC Haus leads the 40-voice ensemble, the largest of its kind in the country, on a pilgrimage through decades of deeply moving and inspiring masterpieces. 7-8:30 p.m., St Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 2728 Sixth Ave., Bankers Hill. bit.ly/2zwbapC

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Calendar: Oct. 27 – Nov. 9, 2017

Posted: October 27th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, Oct. 27

Halloween Mixer: Brick Bar’s ghoulies and goblins will host a Halloween mixer including Bears San Diego, Club X and other groups.Happy hour prices before 7 p.m., and sales of Jell-O shots will benefit Special Delivery. 6:30 p.m. Brick Bar, 1475 University Ave., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2ixePwX.

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Gay News Briefs: Oct. 27 – Nov. 9, 2017

Posted: October 27th, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

IT’S PALM SPRINGS PRIDE TIME

Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival, the last one in the region’s annual Pride season, kicks off Friday, Nov. 3 and continues through Sunday, Nov. 5. The free festival is held Saturday and Sunday along scenic Palm Canyon Drive with an entrance at Amado Road.

In addition to the weekend’s main events, Pride festivities have expanded this year to include pool parties, a 5K run, a candlelight vigil and march honoring George Zander — the local activist who was assaulted in a hate crime in 2015 and died of his injuries — and other fun experiences.

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Guest Editorial: You can continue to count on Covered California

Posted: October 13th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Covered California Staff

With everything going on at the national level, it would not be surprising if some are a little confused about what’s happening with Covered California — the only place to get financial help to pay for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act.  

Here’s the bottom line: The Affordable Care Act — which has been critical to expanding health care access to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community — is still the law of the land. Open enrollment in California begins on Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 31, 2018.

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Calendar: Oct. 13 – 26, 2017

Posted: October 13th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, Oct. 13

‘You’re Not You’ film screening: Hemlock Society of San Diego presents a film screening of “You’re Not You,” a movie about a concert pianist stricken with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). Discussion to follow. Free. 1:30 p.m. at Mission Valley Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway. Visit bit.ly/2kIUipF.

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Gay News Briefs – Oct. 13, 2017

Posted: October 13th, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

GSD THEATER CRITIC’S LIFE CELEBRATED OCT. 16

Charlene Baldridge, a longtime member of the San Diego Theatre Critic’s Circle and the theater reviewer for Gay San Diego for the past seven years, passed away Sept. 9. She was 83.

Baldridge never missed a play and was still active and working right up until a fall sidelined her in May. She was recuperating from the fall and a subsequent surgery when she died.

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Calendar: Sept. 29–Oct. 12, 2017

Posted: September 29th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, Sept. 29

Wine and Canvas: Come out for some artsy fun at Fabrison’s French Creperie Cafe. You don’t have to be an artist to have fun. Admission $35 and includes all necessary art materials, including easels, paints, brushes, aprons, step-by-step instruction and a 16-by-20-inch gallery-wrapped canvas. Wine and food not included. Tonight’s art selection is “France Poppies.” 6–9 p.m. at Fabrison’s French Creperie Café, 1425 India St. in Little Italy. Visit bit.ly/2kQREwr.

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Guest Editorial: Hail to the Chief

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley

On Sept. 15, 2017, nearly 2,000 Navy servicemembers recently selected to Chief Petty Officer (CPO) will get “pinned” at bases around the world — a reference to an anchor collar device affixed to their uniform and designated them as having advanced.

That moment is the culmination of nearly six weeks of training each have experienced, a method the Navy uses to prepare them for the weight their new duties will hold.

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Guest Editorial: Suicide Prevention Month – Memories of San Diego’s own Kurt and Courtney

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Courtney Ray

September …. always a mixed bag of emotions for people — the end of summer, a new school year, football is back, and it’s fall, with the limited season we have of it here in San Diego.

September is also Suicide Prevention Month. For me, it is now the month before Kurt Cunningham took his life by suicide.

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Calendar: Sept. 15 – 28, 2017

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, Sept. 15

KAABOO begins: This three-day festival, which includes live music, comedy, inspirational art, gourmet cuisine, and craft drinks of all kinds kicks off today at 11 a.m. and runs through Sunday evening. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. Take the Coaster! For more info, visit bit.ly/2f3Y6zS. To get the entire lineup for the weekend, visit kaaboodelmar.com.

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Gay News Briefs – Sept. 15, 2017

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

TASTE OF SOUTH PARK SEPT. 16

The third annual Taste of South Park on Saturday, Sept. 16, is a food lover’s chance to enjoy delicious bites from participating restaurants in the neighborhood.

From featured dishes to popular appetizers, entrees or desserts, the Taste of South Park will give each passport holder the opportunity to walk and taste their way through South Park. Hours are noon to 4 p.m.

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