News from San Diego’s LGBTQ community:Read More
News from San Diego’s LGBTQ community:Read More
On Saturday, Feb. 10, the Imperial Court de San Diego hosted its 46th annual Coronation Ball celebration at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley.Read More
In an effort to keep the Hillcrest neighborhood informed, the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) has launched a program called “Clean, Green & Safe,” which focuses around weekly “walkabouts” in five “zones” throughout Hillcrest.Read More
DANCING FOR CANCER
Cancer survivor and ballroom dancer Steve Valentine and his oncologist Dr. Irene Hutchins, also a ballroom dancer, announce a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) “Dances vs. Cancer,” April 7 at Mission Brewery in Downtown San Diego.Read More
PRIDE BY THE BEACH SEEKS NEW DIRECTOR The North County LGBTQ Resource Center is seeking a director to head Pride by the Beach, the annual LGBTQ festival in Oceanside. The contracted position is considered part-time for most of the year, but becomes full time in the three months prior to Pride. Salary range will be $13,000 to $17,500, according to the job posting.Read More
BALDWIN HONORED LOCALLY
Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, the first member of the LGBT community elected to the U.S. Senate, was presented the international Jose Julio Sarria Civil Rights Award. Sunday, Dec. 3.Read More
SHOP SMALL, GAIN BIG IN HILLCREST SATURDAY
Small Business Saturday is Nov. 25, and it is a marketing event along the same vein of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It seeks to get consumers out of the big-box stores and to stay offline for one day and redirect their holiday-shopping dollars to local small businesses.Read More
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 […]Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.”Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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 […]Read More