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Building dreams for LGBT seniors

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Community Profile, Features, Top Story | No Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

When Sue Reynolds first took over as CEO of the nonprofit Community HousingWorks (CHW) in 1997, the builder-owner-development organization managed 300 affordable apartments in San Diego County, with a staff of 13. Two decades later, they’ve grown to 65 employees and an inventory of 3,000 apartments statewide; a total of 35 communities with 30 of those located in San Diego County.

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Boosting the muscles of recovery

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Community Profile, News, Top Story | No Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

On Saturday, Nov. 18, during Stepping Stone’s annual commemorative tile ceremony, Jere Halligan and Rob Rubright were honored with a tile from the staff and board of Stepping Stone for the work they’ve done with the Recovery Ride, a fundraising bike ride they founded in 2016.

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NYC’s ‘Day With(out) Art’ comes to San Diego

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Community Profile, Featured | 5 Comments

By Joyell Nevins

In 1989, the artistic movement Visual AIDS organized the very first Day With(out) Art, a day of “mourning and action,” in response to the AIDS crisis in New York City.

The event, which is held every year on Dec. 1 (World AIDS Day), has since spread to more than 100 different venues around the world. And on Dec. 2, San Diego will host its own inaugural Day With(out) Art at the Media Arts Center in North Park.

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Red Ribbon Ale: tributes and tutus

Posted: November 24th, 2017 | Community Profile, News, Top Story | No Comments

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

Christopher Daigneau is known to many who frequent Hillcrest Brewing Company as the guy with the bright blue — or bright green — hair and matching beard. While this definitely gets people’s attention, there’s a lot more to this Albuquerque, New Mexico native than just his colorful headscape.

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Designing men

Posted: November 10th, 2017 | Community Profile, Top Story | No Comments

By Eric Carroll

After 25 years of creating couture silhouettes with the femme fatale in mind, local LGBT fashion designer Francisco Medavog is about to launch his first collection exclusively for men, Black Noir. His new line will be presented to the San Diego LGBT community on Thursday, Nov. 16, at Brick Bar.

In person, Medavog is both unpretentious and accessible. He is also extremely excited and inspired about what he does and during a recent meeting, proudly sifted through a selection of women’s pieces to show the attention to detail he puts in his work.

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Hallo-Wine fall festival returns

Posted: October 27th, 2017 | Community Profile, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Contributing Editor

North Park businessman and LGBT philanthropist Anthony Bollotta has become a passionate advocate for the health and welfare of children, because as a boy he witnessed child abuse against some of his young relatives. For the past decade, he has been involved in various roles with Home Start, a local nonprofit agency focused on child abuse prevention and treatment.

Bollotta and other Home Start volunteers are busy preparing for the 10th annual Hallo-Wine Fall Festival fundraiser, scheduled from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the historic Burnham House, 3565 Seventh Ave. in Hillcrest.

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Where in the world is Elizabeth Hannon?

Posted: June 9th, 2017 | Community Profile, Features, Top Story | 1 Comment

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

Members of our local LGBT community, as well as many residents and business owners in the Uptown area, are all familiar with Elizabeth Hannon, who for the last several years was a very visible force as the CEO of the Uptown Parking District.

But earlier this year, Hannon seemed to effectively drop out of sight; causing many in the community to wonder where she is and what she is up to.

Wonder no more.

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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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