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San Diego keeps Harvey Milk's legacy alive in many ways

San Diego has been at the forefront of many memorials to Harvey Milk.

As the country celebrates Harvey Milk Day today, the San Diego LGBT community can be proud to live in a city where he is celebrated and remembered, perhaps more than other place on the map.

When Japanese-Americans’ allegiance was questioned

“Allegiance" takes you into the harsh day-to-day life of the fictional Kimura family in the internment camps

“Allegiance” will soon be coming to your neck of the woods, because it’s a tour de force. And, it’s another shameful time in American history.  

Bill to establish June as Pride Month passes committee

In 1970, the first Pride parade was held in New York City on the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

Legislation to establish June as Pride Month in statute passed the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization by a vote of 15-0. Assembly Bill 2969 is authored by Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley), Chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, and co-authored by all members of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus.

How I was taught to be a Chameleon

And I finally have overcome my shame about being gay after dating four women.

I wasn’t born a chameleon.

I was groomed for it when at the uncertain age of 14 I learned it was not okay to be gay by society’s standards, inflicted on me by a certain institution I was thrust into by no choice of my own.

It was June 1980 and I was living in a Baptist children's home (you see where this is going, don’t you)?