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San Diego kindergartner expelled from school for having two moms

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
“They told us, ‘oh this is not about your child,’ but it is about my child,” said Sheena, who asked that her last name not be used.
The parents of a 5-year-old girl were recently notified that their daughter would no longer be able to attend the school -- because her parents are gay. ...

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It’s still about Pride

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
“I stayed in the back of my closet until I saw that 300ft rainbow flag at the end of my first Pride Parade in 2002…”
I remember thinking I’d spend my life “living the lie” –– living a life that wasn’t mine. I remember believing I needed my family’s acceptance more than I needed to live my own life. ...

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Supreme Court Justice Kennedy to speak in San Diego

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Rich Pedroncelli, APU.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
Kennedy's appearance at the 9th Circuit Judicial Conference comes shortly after the nation's highest court put an end to same-sex marriage bans in the 14 states that still maintained them. ...

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San Diego man sentenced in HIV infection case

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Thomas Guerra
A San Diego man authorities said intentionally spread HIV to his former boyfriend, and possibly several others, has been sentenced to six months in jail. ...

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Bullied transgender teen dies in apparent suicide

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Taylor Alesana
Family members confirmed that 16-year-old Taylor Alesana, who spoke on YouTube about being bullied at high school, took her life on April 2. ...

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San Diego man pleads no contest to willfully spreading HIV

Monday, March 9, 2015
Thomas Guerra
Thomas Miguel Guerra was accused last year of intentionally infecting at least two dozen men in and around the San Diego area. ...

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Gay Republican Carl DeMaio concedes San Diego U.S. House race

Monday, November 10, 2014
Carl DeMaio
SAN DIEGO -- Republican Carl DeMaio on Sunday conceded defeat to incumbent Scott Peters in one of the nation's most hotly contested congressional races to represent a large part of San Diego, ending a bitter campaign that was rocked by ...

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Gay Republican Carl DeMaio defeated in San Diego race for U.S. House

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Carl DeMaio, Republican congressional candidate in the 52nd district, addresses his supporters during election night activities Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in San Diego.
SAN DIEGO -- Democrat U.S. Rep. Scott Peters on Friday won a second term to represent a large swath of San Diego in Congress following a bitter campaign that saw his Republican challenger on the defensive against accusations of sexual ...

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UPDATE: Gay Republican Carl DeMaio loses lead in U.S. House race

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Carl DeMaio
SAN DIEGO -- The hotly contested race for California's 52nd District Congressional seat in the U.S. House between U.S Rep. Scott Peters and gay Republican challenger Carl DeMaio remains a toss-up. As of Thursday morning, DeMaio held a slim ...

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Couple gets ‘do over’ wedding, this time without the homophobic hecklers

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Gary Jackson and Oscar de Las Salas renew their vows at a "do over" wedding ceremony in Coronado, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.
CORONADO, Calif. — The first wedding of Oscar de Las Salas and Gary Jackson was interrupted by hecklers yelling homophobic slurs. Now, two months later, the renewal of their vows was attended by some 300 strangers at an exclusive waterfront ...

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