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Governor signs California 'all-gender' restroom Bill

California’s AB 1732 takes effect March 1, 2017.

SacramentoCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown today signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1732, authored by Asm. Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) and sponsored by Equality California, the Transgender Law Center and California National Organization of Women (NOW).  

Where were the LGBT issues in the presidential debate?

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton square-off in first presidential debate.

[Editor's note, several people have reached out to me and said the topics for last night's debate, chosen in advance, were "America's Direction," "Achieving Prosperity" and "Securing America" which still makes me wonder why LGBT issues weren't brought up in any of those categories.It would seem that one candidate would address the community just a little; at least in the "America's Directio

Homeless decreasing in Hillcrest, but city needs to increase aid

Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) has taken solid steps to address the symptoms of homelessness. 

In the last year, we’ve all seen significant changes in the number of homeless people throughout San Diego, including Hillcrest.  

Following up on complaints by our members, six weeks ago Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) engaged proactive security patrols through a private security company.  '

Did Hillcrest forget the 'B' in LGBTQ this week?

The Bisexual Pride flag is absent on the flagpole in Hillcrest during Bisexual Pride week.

Look up!

No, not at the enveloping rain clouds that smothered sunny San Diego at the beginning of the week. Look up at the towering LGBTQ Pride flag in Hillcrest.

I’ll tell you what you won’t see, you won’t see the pink, purple, and blue hues of a waving Bisexual Pride flag.

But why would that matter?

9 things to know if you love a guy with low self-esteem

Can having low-self-esteem be the killer in a relationship?

[Editor's Note: Paul Graves (pictured left) is a heterosexual male who suffered from low self-esteem, but feels his male perspective also holds true for gay men and same-sex couples.]

So you love a guy with low self-esteem...

Sucks to be you. I’m saying that as a dude who used to hate himself. Who still kind of does.

Local community leader Papa Tony retires

I've been a community leader for decades, and it's been an incredible journey.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a letter released today from FetishMen San Diego Papa Tony:

It has been a very, very good run, and…

Now that I'm almost sixty-one years old, I'm ready for my next phase.  

Tonight's Men's Discussion is the last event that I will be hosting for the foreseeable future.  

Maybe ever.  

I'm okay with that.

A nightmare scenario for couple who chose surrogacy

Jay Timmons (left) and Rick Olson hold their son, Jacob Timmons

Imagine you and your spouse cannot naturally conceive children, but you are willing and capable of being a good parent.  

As luck has it, you are approached by another couple who are close friends of yours who offer an embryo that they did not use but do not want to destroy.  

Swimming upstream for black votes

“You live in your poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?”

So, too, the black lives many politicians pander to in order to get them.  

Remembering our community this Labor Day

Celebrating Labor Day in the LGBT community.

Labor Day is a celebration of people who work hard on both the business and societal front, and what a year this has been.

Just as the year 2015 was a big one for marriage equality, 2016 will be remembered as the year we celebrated the “T" in LGBT.