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Guest Editorial: Delivery services are the answer to San Diego’s cannabis problems

Posted: September 1st, 2017 | Editorial, Guest Editorial, Opinion & News, Opinions | No Comments

By Elizabeth Wilhelm

Looking around our city, you would hardly know that marijuana will be legally sold here starting in January.

Due to delays and inaction by city government, San Diego could be the California city least prepared for legal cannabis retail. This is mainly because there are still around 300 unregulated cannabis delivery services active within the city. Most of them pay regular business taxes, and some do not. None will have a chance at legitimization unless the City Council acts soon.

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Calendar: Sept. 1 – 14, 2017

Posted: September 1st, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, Sept. 1

Sunset DJ Friday with DJ Heabnasty: Hiba Qadri – aka DJ Heabnasty – always brings the noise. Come see ­her perform her passion in La Jolla. 5:45–7:45 p.m. at Bella Vista Social Club & Caffé, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive. Visit bit.ly/2wG1WWt.

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Gay News Briefs – Sept. 1, 2017

Posted: September 1st, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

NICKY’S NEW DATE, PRODUCER ANNOUNCED

The 42nd annual Nicky Awards, presented by the Imperial Court de San Diego and named after international LGBT activist Nicole Murray Ramirez, will be held Dec. 3. The organization has also announced a new producer of the popular awards, deemed “the gay Academy Awards of San Diego” by Channel 10 News.

“We are very proud to announce Ebony Burnett Mullins as the first woman producer of the Nicky Awards,” said Big Mike Phillips, the 2017 president of the Nicky Awards’ board of governors. “She has generously offered to produce the Nicky Awards with new changes and a fresh start.”

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Slow the hell down: pedestrians are people too

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Editorial, Opinion & News, Opinions | 2 Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley

Two weeks ago there was another pedestrian hit in Hillcrest. This one in a string of several over the last few years, two of which ended in death.

We talk a lot about bicycle safety and discuss issues about making bike lanes and paths safer for riders but rarely do we talk about the safety of pedestrians.

Every one of us is a pedestrian throughout our normal busy lives.

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Calendar: Aug. 18 – 31, 2017

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, Aug. 18 So Say We All Millennial Park: Literary nonprofit So Say We All presents an evening of storytelling as part of the Millennial Park exhibit. Join them for true personal narratives about identity, queerness, sex and reclamation from locals. All ages, though some stories contain mature language and themes. Tickets $8 and members $5. 7–9 p.m. at San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. Visit bit.ly/2utYgmL.

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Gay News Briefs – Aug. 18, 2017

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

ANTI-HATE RALLY AT PRIDE FLAG SUNDAY

On Sunday, Aug. 20, The San Diego LGBT Community Center, San Diego LGBT Pride, and other social justice groups will be holding a rally at the Hillcrest Pride Flag on Normal Street at University Avenue, from 4-5 p.m.

Called the United Intersections of Justice Rally Against Hate (against anti-Semitism, against racism, against homophobia; against transphobia; against Islamophobia; against sexism), the peaceful rally is in response to recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Calendar: Aug. 4 – 17, 2017

Posted: August 4th, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, Aug. 4 Trivia Night at the Hole: It’s time for another fun night of trivia at the Hole with host Phil Lisotta! Stiff drinks, tasty Flaco burgers and tough trivia will start your weekend off right. Karaoke and beer pong will follow. 7–9:30 p.m. at The Hole in the Wall, 2830 Lytton St. Visit bit.ly/2vgHg6D.

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Gay News Briefs — Aug. 4, 2017

Posted: August 4th, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

NATIONAL THEATER LIVE PRESENTS ‘ANGELS IN AMERICA’  “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes” was a two-part play by LGBT and AIDS activist and playwright Tony Kushner. In the midst of the AIDS crisis in the mid-1980s and a conservative Reagan administration, while New Yorkers grappled with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. The series was extremely successful and won many awards.

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Guest Editorial: A tale of two activists

Posted: July 21st, 2017 | Editorial, Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | 1 Comment

By Elizabeth Hannon  Editor’s note: Our community is quite interesting. Sometimes, no matter how hard we fight alongside each other, we still tend to eat our own at the drop of a hat. I guess that is typical of any group, but sometimes the spite and hate we put forth toward other members within our community takes my breath away. We don’t have to agree with each other on every point, but we are a […]

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Calendar: July 21 – Aug. 4, 2017

Posted: July 21st, 2017 | Calendar, Opinion & News | No Comments

Friday, July 21 Free Family Movie Night: Snuggle up with trolls! Join families at the San Diego LGBT Community Center for a free family movie night featuring the film “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric,” followed by a panel discussion. Feel free to bring questions for panelists. RSVP required to families@thecentersd.org. 6:00–8:30 p.m. 3909 Centre St., Hillcrest. Visit bit.ly/2uvSXXm.

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Gay News Briefs — July 21, 2017

Posted: July 21st, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

CLASSIC CARS COME TO HILLCREST Car lovers will soon be able to enjoy their hobby on a regular basis and right in their own backyard. On Saturday, July 22 from 2–6 p.m., the Pride Plaza — located on Normal Street at the Hillcrest Pride Flag — will host the inaugural Hillcrest Classic Car Show. Nearly 20 classic cars will converge upon the site, available for enthusiasts to see, appreciate and interact with the owners. Sponsored […]

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Special Pride Week Calendar

Friday, July 7 SDSU annual Pride flag raising Join San Diego State’s Pride Center for its 10th annual rainbow flag raising ceremony, to help them raise visibility on campus and celebrate their Pride. 12–1 p.m. Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union courtyard, San Diego State, 5141 Campanile Drive, San Diego. Visit bit.ly/2tNgXFh. Impride — LGBT improv comedy festival Finest City Improv, in partnership with San Diego Pride, presents the inaugural LGBT Pride Improv Festival, which benefits […]

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Guest Editorial: Health care is a critical issue for LGBTQ community

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | No Comments

By Toni G. Atkins As our community prepares to celebrate LGBTQ Pride in San Diego, we reflect on equality and justice — both in terms of the civil-rights victories we have won and the battles we’re still fighting. Marriage equality becoming the law of the land two years ago was a watershed moment that we’ll celebrate long into the future, and we’re currently rallying around issues affecting transgender rights.

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Guest Editorial: Celebrate our corporate allies

Posted: July 7th, 2017 | Guest Editorial, Opinion & News | 1 Comment

By D. Osborn I’d like to respond to the Guest Editorial “Pride Incorporated” by Rick Braatz in the June 23 edition of Gay San Diego. I understand and appreciate Rick’s concern with the over-commercialization of Pride parades and events and share some of his dislike at the monetizing of our weekend celebration. I also want to make sure we don’t forget our history, or the important role many of our corporate allies have played in the advancement […]

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