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The kiss seen ’round the world

Posted: December 11th, 2015 | Cover stories, Features, Top Story | No Comments

Local activists continue to push the boundaries of love

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

Last December, local San Diego activists and indie musicians Danielle LoPresti and Alicia Champion were enjoying the holidays and watching the “Baby It’s Cold Outside” video, sung by Michael Bublé and Idina Menzel, with their young, adopted, mixed-race son Xander Lucian.

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Safety and comfort

Posted: December 11th, 2015 | Cover stories, News, Top Story | 2 Comments

LGBT-affirming senior housing unanimously passes final hurdle

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

One in five LGBT seniors is homeless.

That is a stunning statistic shared by Community HousingWorks (CHW), a California nonprofit that builds affordable housing communities, in a recent public service announcement promoting the progress of San Diego’s first LGBT-affirming senior housing project.

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Artists and activists

Posted: November 27th, 2015 | Cover stories, Features, Top Story | No Comments

San Diego’s LGBT-identified choruses are united in the belief that music can change the world

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

December is a month that many in our community look forward to. It is a time of gratitude, to celebrate family, spread good cheer, and hope for the new year ahead.

It is also when the San Diego Women’s Chorus (SDWC) and the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus (SDGMC) perform their winter concerts, which bring much joy and excitement to those who not only love holiday-inspired music, but the sound of dozens of voices singing together in perfect harmony.

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Louganis on board

Posted: August 7th, 2015 | Cover stories, Features, News, Top Story | No Comments

New documentary reveals a life of challenges

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

Olympic great Greg Louganis grew up in San Diego’s East County and before he set the still-unbeaten record of winning two gold medals for diving — one for the 10m Platform and one for the 3m Springboard — in back-to-back Olympic Games (’84 and ’88) he was a shy, introverted little boy.

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Modern Love: Part 2

Posted: June 12th, 2015 | Cover stories, Features, Top Story | 1 Comment

Life, liberty and happiness

Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

Editor’s Note: Part two of a two-part series on a couple that embody the life we all aspire to as we count down the days to the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision, later this month. Our next issue will feature another same-sex couple and the family they’ve created.

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Modern love

Posted: May 29th, 2015 | Cover stories, Features, Top Story | 1 Comment

By Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

[Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series about two members in our local LGBT community whose profiles I hope will inspire and empower you. As we march steadily forward toward the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality in late June, Matthew and Brian Alvarado were handpicked as Gay San Diego’s face of what that decision means for so many in our community in every state across this nation.]

This is the tale of two men who epitomize modern love in our community — as it exists in 2015 — and it can only get better from here.

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The gayest man in town

Leslie Jordan’s ‘life in front of the camera’ comes to San Diego

By Walter G. Meyer

He calls himself, “The gayest man I know!” and given the number of gay men Leslie Jordan knows, that is a big statement for such a small man (the actor, comedian and self-styled vaudevillian is 4-foot-11).

Jordan said he loves playing in San Diego and is looking forward to returning Feb. 11 and 12, this time to Martinis Above Fourth | Table & Stage with his new one-man show, “Say Cheese! My Life in Front of the Camera.”

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Suits and ties and gowns and crowns

Posted: January 23rd, 2015 | Cover stories, Features, News, Top Story | No Comments

Imperial Court de San Diego prepares for Coronation XLIII
Morgan M. Hurley |Editor

The International Court System (ICS) turns 50 this year, and the Imperial Court de San Diego gets the thrill of kicking off the yearlong Golden Jubilee celebration with their Coronation XLIII (43) and its annual festivities taking place throughout the weekend of Jan. 29 through Feb. 2.

Started in San Francisco in 1965, the Imperial Court System eventually expanded across the United States, and into Canada and Mexico. It now boasts 70 active chapters in 68 cities across three nations.

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Easing on down the road

Posted: January 9th, 2015 | Cover stories, Food & Drink, News, Top Story | 2 Comments

Our salute to the Big Easy closes its shutters for last time

Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

Bourbon Street San Diego, a mainstay in the local LGBT community for over 28 years located in University Heights, closed its plantation-style shutter doors and windows for the last time on Jan. 1, 2015.

According to the new owner, John Pani of Waypoint Public, that is the same day he acquired the lease — along with that of Lei Lounge next door — from the Weiss brothers, Michael and Bill, who took over the space in 2004.

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Postcards from the year online

Posted: December 26th, 2014 | Cover stories, Features, Top Story | 1 Comment’s top read stories for 2014

Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

As we close out the year, I’ve put together a summary of the top 10 most-read online stories from Gay San Diego’s fifth volume, which represents 26 issues in 2014.

The list includes stories that were local, published within 2014, and ranked the highest on our Google Analytics with regards to number of page views. Following the list are honorable mentions.

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Philanthropy shares the love

Posted: December 12th, 2014 | Cover stories, Features, News, Top Story | No Comments

Lambda Archives big winner with SDHDF at end of 2014
By Walter G. Meyer

The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) held their annual Aston-Brooks Awards Gala Dec. 6, and the event, tagged “Fit to be Tied,” was filled to the brim with bow-tie wearing members of the local LGBT community.

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Finding Woo

Posted: November 28th, 2014 | Cover stories, Features, Top Story | No Comments

Two local women challenge us to better ourselves, one woo at a time
Morgan M. Hurley | Editor

If you’ve ever wanted to find out more about yourself, communicate better with those around you, or live more authentically in all areas of your life, two San Diego women may have the solution for you — just follow their philosophy; it’s called “Woo.”

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