Gay News Briefs

Gay News Briefs: Aug. 31, 2018

Posted: August 31st, 2018 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

HIV Prevention Awareness Day California Assembly member Todd Gloria is looking to increase public awareness of PrEP and PEP — two medications proven to reduce the risk of HIV transmission by more than 90 percent. In an effort to encourage more Californians to seek out these HIV prevention strategies, the California Assembly today approved Assembly member Gloria’s Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 258 officially declaring Aug. 16, 2018 as “PrEP and PEP Awareness Day” in California.

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Gay News Briefs: Dec. 22, 2017

Posted: December 22nd, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | 1 Comment

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.

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Gay News Briefs, Nov. 10 – 23, 2017

Posted: November 10th, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments

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 […]

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Gay News Briefs: Oct. 27 – Nov. 9, 2017

Posted: October 27th, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments


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.

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Gay News Briefs – Oct. 13, 2017

Posted: October 13th, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments


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.

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Gay News Briefs – Sept. 15, 2017

Posted: September 15th, 2017 | Gay News Briefs, News, Opinion & News | No Comments


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.

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Gay News Briefs – Sept. 1, 2017

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


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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Gay News Briefs – Aug. 18, 2017

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


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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