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Dwayne Wynn

San Diego man recovering from brutal attack in city’s gay friendly neighborhood

Thursday, December 26, 2013
SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego gay man said he was attacked by three men yelling anti-gay slurs and wielding a baseball bat just after midnight Monday in the city's historically diverse and gay-friendly Hillcrest neighborhood. [ Read more → ]

Transgender students face ‘outing’ when schools do not have inclusive policies

Saturday, September 7, 2013
Getting accustomed to a new school as a transfer student may be a difficult experience. For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies junior Rob Ortiz, the necessary first week of school changes and challenges were added to by another set of stressors: dealing with a university staff that was not prepared to answer the pleas of someone who identifies as a transgender male. [ Read more → ]
Todd Gloria

San Diego to become the nation’s second largest city with openly gay mayor

Saturday, August 24, 2013
SAN DIEGO -- Openly gay City Council President Todd Gloria will become interim mayor of San Diego, following the resignation of embattled mayor Bob Filner, who announced Friday that he will step down next week as part of a settlement of a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment by no fewer than 18 women. [ Read more → ]
Ernest Dronenburg Jr.

San Diego county clerk withdraws bid to revive Proposition 8

Saturday, August 3, 2013
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego's county clerk, the man charged with issuing marriage licenses there and the most prominent public figure to move against gay marriage in California since its recent resumption, has withdrawn a legal bid to stop the practice, saying he was ceding the fight to a group that already has a similar challenge pending. [ Read more → ]

Calif. Supreme Court rejects San Diego clerk’s bid to stop gay marriages

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- California's highest court is again refusing to immediately stop the state from sanctioning same-sex marriages. [ Read more → ]
Attorney General Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)

Calif. AG tells court to reject San Diego clerk’s bid to stop same-sex marriages

Monday, July 22, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- California's chief law enforcement officer urged the state Supreme Court on Monday to refuse once again to stop same-sex marriages while the justices consider a legal bid to revive Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that banned gay nuptials. [ Read more → ]

Should states’ rights decide gay rights? Or any rights?

Sunday, July 21, 2013
The citizens of each state want what they want. The people with the money have the power, and they want to mold their cities and towns to their own little standards, with their own little rules, their own little prejudices, and their own little innuendos. Those who struggle to keep their heads above the water have no money which means they have no power and their voice is very rarely, if ever, heard. They are considered “the other,” and the laws are never structured to their benefit ... LGBTQ citizens fall into “the other” category. [ Read more → ]

San Diego County clerk seeks end to Calif. gay marriages

Friday, July 19, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- A San Diego County government official in charge of issuing marriage licenses asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to stop gay marriages. [ Read more → ]
Service members march in uniform in last year's San Diego pride parade.

U.S. Navy to allow uniformed service members to march in San Diego pride

Saturday, July 6, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The U.S. Navy says that active duty service members under the Region Southwest command may participate in uniform in this year's San Diego LGBT pride parade. [ Read more → ]

Boy Scouts camp counselor comes out in ‘It Gets Better’ video

Friday, January 18, 2013
Derek Nance, a program director at the Mataguay Scout Ranch in San Diego, Calif., came out in this "It Gets Better" video posted on YouTube Thursday. Nance speaks out against the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policies and says he knows “the time will come... [ Read more → ]

Appeals court: Boy Scouts can lease public land despite ban on gay members

Thursday, December 20, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court on Thursday said that two leases held by the Boy Scouts of America do not violate the constitutional separation of church and state, despite the Scouts' policies that prohibit atheists, agnostics and homosexuals from becoming members. [ 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 → ]
Tina Beattie

Catholic university revokes fellowship for theologian who backs gay marriage

Sunday, November 4, 2012
SAN DIEGO -- A British theologian claims that the University of San Diego has withdrawn a fellowship and revoked a speaking invitation because she signed a letter supporting civil marriage rights for same-sex couples in the United Kingdom. [ Read more → ]

Ex-Playgirl model guilty in beating death of San Diego gay man

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
SAN DIEGO – A former Playgirl model has been convicted of second-degree murder in connection with the beating death of Jason “Cowboy” Huggins, a beloved figure in the San Diego LGBT community. [ Read more → ]
Rev. Salvatore Cordileone

San Francisco Archbishop-elect, and Prop 8 architect, arrested for DUI

Monday, August 27, 2012
SAN DIEGO -- The Rev. Salvatore Cardileone, the bishop of Oakland who was named by Pope Benedict XVI last month to become the Archbishop of San Francisco, was arrested in San Diego early Saturday on a charge of driving while under the influence. [ Read more → ]
Some of the Equality 9 protestors outside the County Clerk's Office on August 19, 2010.

All charges dropped in Equality 9 case involving Prop 8 protest

Saturday, August 25, 2012
SAN DIEGO – All charges against the “Equality 9” have been dropped and the case against them has been dismissed, said Zakiya Khabir, a member of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME). [ Read more → ]
Christine Kehoe

California lawmaker wants U.S. Navy to name ship after Harvey Milk

Thursday, August 16, 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California State Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) has introduced a resolution to support efforts to name a Navy ship after gay rights icon Harvey Milk. [ Read more → ]

Hearing ‘Happy Pride’ is like hearing ‘Happy Birthday’

Sunday, July 22, 2012
“I love that everyone says Happy Pride, it’s like they’re saying Happy Birthday to us.” I’d never thought of it in those terms, however, for a gay and lesbian your life really does start the day you “come out,” and what is more festive and celebratory than a big gay parade? So Happy Pride now seems even more appropriate! [ Read more → ]

First time in history, U.S. service members march in full uniform at gay pride

Saturday, July 21, 2012
SAN DIEGO -- To the cheers of a crowd estimated at over 200,000 spectators -- many shouting "Thank you for your service" -- for the first time in history on Saturday, members of the United States Armed Forces marched in full uniform in a gay pride parade. [ Read more → ]
Military continegent at last year's pride.

All branches of military granted permission to march in uniform at San Diego Pride Parade

Thursday, July 19, 2012
SAN DIEGO -- Any service member of the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force can march proudly in uniform in the military contingent at San Diego Pride on Saturday. [ Read more → ]

U.S. Navy: Uniformed sailors can march in San Diego pride parade

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
SAN DIEGO -- Sailors based in San Diego most definitely will be allowed to march in uniform with the military contingent at San Diego Pride on Saturday, a Navy spokesman told San Diego Gay & Lesbian News Wednesday afternoon. [ Read more → ]
In 2011, An estimated 250 active-duty service members and veterans on Saturday marched Saturday in San Diego’s gay pride parade, just one day after a federal appeals court reinstated “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” but with a provision that prohibits the military from investigating or penalizing anyone who is openly gay.

Hundreds sign up to march in San Diego Pride Parade’s military contingent

Friday, July 13, 2012
SAN DIEGO – Active-duty service members have received official approval to march in their uniforms on July 21 as part of America’s Pride Parade military contingent, San Diego Pride officials said Thursday. [ Read more → ]
Carl DeMaio

Gay man takes first place in San Diego mayoral primary

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Openly gay conservative Republican Carl DeMaio captured first place in San Diego's mayoral primary election June 5. DeMaio, 37, currently a City Council member, and the second-place finisher, Congressman Bob Filner (D), 69, will advance to the November runoff election to head the nation's eighth-largest city. [ Read more → ]
City Councilmember Todd Gloria with his staff showing off the new Harvey Milk Street signs.

World’s first Harvey Milk Street unveiled in San Diego (Video)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
SAN DIEGO – More than 100 people gathered at what is now the corner of Harvey Milk Street and Centre Street in San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood to witness the unveiling of the signs that indicate the new street name at a late afternoon ceremony on Tuesday, May 22. [ Read more → ]
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