‘Out on the Left Coast’

Posted: January 5th, 2018 | Columns, News, Out of the Archives, Top Story | No Comments

By Archives Staff | Out of the Archives

Lambda Archives’ history of San Diego Pride was recently digitized by San Diego State University, under the direction of Anna Culbertson, assistant head of special collections and university archives, and Lisa Lamont, digital collections librarian. Those resources are now available to researchers and the general public on a new website,, which was unveiled on Dec. 6 with a reception in Love Library on campus.

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The challenges and successes of being certified

Posted: January 5th, 2018 | #LGBTB2B, Columns, Featured | No Comments

By Michelle Burkart

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018 where the challenge of LGBT economic opportunities continues.

For example, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which added LGBTBE certified businesses to its diversity supplier vendors list in November 2014, is still challenged with the question of how much total contract award percentage should be assigned to our community.

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A day in my life at The Center

Posted: January 5th, 2018 | Back Out With Benny, Columns, Featured | 1 Comment

By Ben Cartwright

Each year when we change calendars, many of us spend time reflecting on what we perceive as our faults and how we can improve upon them in the coming months. I’ve written in one of my January columns in the past about how I don’t make “New Year’s resolutions,” as they are, in my opinion, almost meant to be broken.

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The best gift of all

Posted: December 22nd, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Life Beyond Therapy | No Comments

By Michael Kimmel | Life Beyond Therapy Fatigued from an overload of shopping, spending and travel? You’re not alone. Most people describe this time of year — Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve and other celebrated holidays — as stressful instead of enjoyable.

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Choosing care, community and county supervisors

Posted: December 22nd, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Senior Matters | No Comments

By William E. Kelly | Senior Matters There are various local, state and national laws, statutes and guidelines specific to senior housing and care, but they vary from one geographic location to another. Therefore, it is critical that one understands the options that exist in their area. It is imperative to plan ahead for your or a loved one’s current and future needs.

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The history of The Center: Part 3

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Columns, Featured, Profiles in Advocacy | No Comments

By Ian Morton

[Editor’s note: This is the third and final column in the series.]

The history of the LGBTQ movement has been filled with galvanizing events, and the time leading up to Dr. Delores Jacobs assuming the position of chief executive officer at the San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center), a role she has had for 17 years, was no different.

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