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LGBT Global Rights Initiative benefit planned

LOS ANGELES -- The Democracy Council civil society organization today announced the launch of its new LGBTI Global Rights Initiative. The new initiative, the first of its kind at a mainstream international development organization, will work directly with LGBT activists in repressive societies, including ...

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GLAAD’s What To Watch on Thursday

Tonight catch brand new episodes of Sean Saves the World, Degrassi, Grey's Anatomy, Glee, White Collar and Scandal. What to Watch: Thursday, November 14 GLAAD's LGBT-friendly TV picks for Thursday night! read more

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Out & About with Benny: The fun never stops in the gayborhood!

With SDGLN Nightlife Columnist Jim Winsor out to sea this week, I'm going to do my best to fill you in on the on hottest events happening around the gayborhood this weekend. And it looks like it's going to be a fun one! Kick off the weekend with Wet! Benny Cartwright fills in for Jim Winsor this week, while "Mr. Out & About" is cruising the high seas. Check...

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University Heights Open Aire Market launches this weekend

SAN DIEGO -- The University Heights Community Development Corp. announces the grand opening of the University Heights Open Aire Market starting Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 am to 1 pm. This free community event will feature music, art, food trucks and an extensive selection of fresh local produce. The market is located in the parking lot of the Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal St., next to the historic...

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Tijuana to host "All My Friends" music fest

TIJUANA -- Tijuana's fourth annual All My Friends music festival is Saturday, November 16, at La Casa de la Cultura. The festival features the best of underground music in an eclectic mix. Bands start at 2 p.m. and the festival is open for all ages. The line-up has over 20 bands from all over the world that you ...

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How did judge rule today on Hawaii’s same-gender marriages?

HONOLULU -- A circuit court judge in Honolulu today refused to halt same-gender marriages, which are scheduled to begin Dec. 2 in Hawaii. Circuit Court Judge Karl Sakamoto rejected a request by a rabidly anti-gay state Rep. Bob McDermott and a group of Christians who argued that Hawaii's new marriage-equality law is unconstitutional. The judge ruled that the group had legal standing -- something the State argued against...

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San Diego’s baseline budget strong in five-year outlook, interim mayor says

SAN DIEGO – Interim Mayor Todd Gloria today released the City of San Diego’s Five-Year Financial Outlook at a media briefing at the City Administration Building. The financial forecast for Fiscal Years 2015 through 2019 includes critical information as the City Council and members of the public begin to formulate priorities for the FY 2015 budget, which will be considered in spring 2014. The Outlook projects a one year baseline budget deficit of about $19 million for FY...

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Profiles in Advocacy: Prizila Vidal – living, learning and giving back

Prizila Dajia Vidal was not always the open and honest person with whom I shared mint-chamomile tea at North Park’s lovely Café Calabria. Born “Jose Vargas” to a mother of Puerto Rican descent and a strong Catholic faith background, her journey has taken her through many trials that have shaped the young woman I had the delight to interview. Prizila Dajia Vidal was not ...

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Meet Sonya Stauffer, Hillcrest Business Association’s new executive director

San Diego Uptown News Editor Hutton Marshall sat down with incoming Hillcrest Business Association Executive Director Sonya Stauffer, who was appointed just three weeks ago. Stauffer, a Seattle native, spent more than three decades raising her children—now 30 and 32—in Cedar City, Utah, prior to arriving in San Diego in Spring of last year. In the small, wide-windowed HBA...

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Jeff Probst Strips Down for ‘Two and a Half Men’: PHOTO

Survivor host Jeff Probst brings home the bacon, and not much else, in tonight's episode of Two and a Half Men. Probst spoke about his cameo with the Today show: I don’t hesitate when someone offers me something like that. And all jokes aside, being naked, couldn’t care less. That was fun. ...

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MIT Media Lab Unveils Amazing New Tactile Technology: VIDEO

For several years, technology has been moving away from skeuomorphism, the concept that the digital devices and technologies we interact with should mirror their real-life, physical analogues.  The relative rigidity of hardware has given way to the flexibility of software--think of the decline of BlackBerry, with its many-buttoned devices, and the rise of the iPhone, an homage to the power of software idealized in a single ...

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Tom Hardy Has Been Getting into Elton John’s Clothing

Tom Hardy has been getting into character for his role in the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman, according to The Hollywood Reporter: "Turning up in early November at the American Film Market to tout the project, Hardy -- accompanied by John -- revealed he's been wearing the pop icon's actual clothes to get into the mood (he especially likes John's

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John Boehner: ‘I See No Basis or Need’ for Legislation Protecting LGBT People in the Workplace

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was asked today by the Washington Blade's Chris Johnson about whether he'll allow a vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which was passed in an historic Senate vote last week. Said Boehner: "I am opposed to discrimination of any kind, in the workplace and any place else. But I think ...

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The OXD Mirror: New Music for 11.14.13

BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM The OXD Mirror is a weekly music column brought to you by the boys of OCCUPY THE DISCO (OXD), a New York City based movement created by three music lovers, Ru Bhatt, Josh Appelbaum, and Tadeu Magalhães, who want to share their...

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Alec Baldwin Hurls Ugly Anti-Gay Slur at Photographer on NYC Street

Actor and MSNBC host Alec Baldwin who came under fire in June for calling a reporter a "toxic little queen" on Twitter, has been caught on camera threatening the paparazzi and using anti-gay slurs while doing so. TMZ, where you can watch the clip: The ...

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Marriage Equality Comes to Hawaii: #TBT and 20 Years of Marriage History

By ARI EZRA WALDMAN It's appropriate that today is #tbt (Throw-back Thursday) because this week, marriage equality came to Hawai'i, the state where it all began, where the this long (and increasingly successful) fight for the freedom to marry we are in right now started. Of course, that's not entirely true. The fight ...

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