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Barbara Flynn Currie

Democratic leader urges Ill. House to support marriage equality bill

Sunday, September 22, 2013
CHICAGO — The second-ranking Democrat in the Illinois House has become the latest elected official urging lawmakers to support same-sex marriage as a matter of equality and as a boost for the state's economy. [ Read more → ]
Peter Rauhofer

Famed DJ, Grammy award-winning remixer Peter Rauhofer dies at age 48

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
NEW YORK – Internationally known DJ, remixer, producer and label owner Peter Rauhofer has died of complications related to brain cancer, his manager reported on Facebook today. He was 48. [ Read more → ]
Margaret Thatcher

LGBT community remembers Margaret Thatcher for anti-gay law, Section 28

Monday, April 8, 2013
LONDON – Amid all the accolades and tributes being paid to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday at age 87, are voices from the LGBT community who remember the conservative leader for legislating the anti-gay law, Section 28. [ Read more → ]

Gay detainee accuses immigration authorities of endangering his life

Friday, April 5, 2013
SAN DIEGO – A 26-year-old gay man is accusing two immigration guards in El Centro, Calif. of making anti-gay slurs at him, violently roughing him up while in custody, and putting in danger his health and his life. [ Read more → ]

Eric Alán: Shunned by family for being gay, oil rigger makes sizzling music to dance by

Saturday, March 2, 2013
Eric Alán has two distinct personalities. To bring in the bread, he works three consecutive weeks as an oil rigger out in the Gulf Coast. Then he gets three weeks off to immerse himself in music, his lifelong passion. [ Read more → ]

Mike Ruiz, the celebrity photographer you know and the man you don’t

Saturday, January 26, 2013
Mike Ruiz seems to be everywhere these days: Playing judge on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and Tyra Banks’ “America’s Next Top Model,” shooting celebrity photographs, or starring in a reality-TV show on Logo. [ Read more → ]
John O'Connor

Reports of the death of Equality California ‘are greatly exaggerated’

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The reports of the death of Equality California (EQCA) are greatly exaggerated, the nonprofit’s new boss tells San Diego Gay & Lesbian News. Like Mark Twain once did, John O’Connor, who became EQCA’s executive director about six weeks ago, is dispelling rumors about the health of the organization. [ Read more → ]
U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.)

Calif. congresswoman re-introduces Juror Non-Discrimination Act

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-Calif.) has re-introduced legislation to prohibit a person from being removed from a jury because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. [ Read more → ]

Former Playgirl model sentenced in beating death of San Diego gay man

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
SAN DIEGO – Joshua James Larson, the former Playgirl model who was convicted of second-degree murder in connection with the 2011 beating death of Jason “Cowboy” Huggins, was sentenced to an indefinite term of 19 years to life at a hearing today. [ Read more → ]
Carl DeMaio

Gay Republican Carl DeMaio concedes in San Diego mayoral race

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
SAN DIEGO – Bob Filner won election as mayor of San Diego early today, defeating Carl DeMaio, whose election would have made history as the first gay Republican to take the reins of one of America’s largest cities, [ Read more → ]
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