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San Diego Black LGBTQ community comes together to strategize for the future

The inaugural conference was held at The World Beat Cultural Center in Balboa Park, a non-profit space which celebrates black history and achievement.

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, a much-needed conversation took place. Funded through a grant from San Diego LGBT Pride, the San Diego Black LGBTQ Coalition 2017 Conference, “Claiming Your Seat at the Table,” brought together an audience of Black attendees, who identify as “LGBTQ”, from all ages, walks of life, and experiences.

Safe parking program expanded for homeless individuals, families living in cars

Jewish Family Service’s Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus on Balboa Avenue and provides a safe space for 40 vehicles.

As another strategy to reduce homelessness in San Diego, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today announced a safe parking program that will allow individuals and families who are currently living out of their vehicles a safe and secure place to park at night, with case managers and a housing specialist to help them find permanent homes.

Whitney Houston comes out posthumously

But it was her ex-spouse, Brown, who over time came to believe Whitney married him with an ulterior motive. 

2017 is a year of open but not new revelations about Whitney Houston.

Five years ago, on Feb. 11, 2012, Houston was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton Hotel room on the eve of the Grammy Awards.  

Allegations at the time surfaced that pop superstar Whitney Houston was murdered.

LGBTQ History Month’s emerging canon

The invisibility of LGBTQ and women of color is not because there is a paucity of us that exist or made history.

Winston Churchill once said that “History is written by the winners.” When the Stonewall Riots occurred in 1969 the history of more than a century-long oppressed people finally got national attention.

And, since that historical moment, the suppressed and closeted oral histories of our fierce and courageous LGBTQ  brothers and sisters began to be documented - openly and uncensored. 

Pat Robertson blames Las Vegas tragedy on "profound" disrespect for president

Pat Robertson blames lack of Godly authority and disrespect for Donald Trump on Las Vegas massacre.

Pat Robertson isn’t one to let a national tragedy go by without making some sort of announcement about how it’s an act of biblical proportions.

Rather than honor the dead and wounded in Vegas, he made a sweeping commentary about who is to blame, and yesterday that blame fell on people who don’t support the president among other things.

City cleans up riverbed, offers services to homeless

City of San Diego goes through river bed cleaning up trash and relocating the homeless.

San Diego – As part of an aggressive push to stop the hepatitis A outbreak, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and City Councilmembers Scott Sherman and Lorie Zapf today joined City crews to clear the San Diego River of debris and to relocate homeless individuals to safe and sanitary living conditions. 

Circulate San Diego and SDPD unite, release pedestrian safety awareness videos

According to a recent report from the San Diego County Coroner, a staggering 101 pedestrians died on the streets across San Diego County last year.

Today Circulate San Diego and the San Diego Police Department recognized Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month by releasing two videos to promote Vision Zero, the City of San Diego’s plan to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2025.

The video public service announcements emphasize the importance of being safe and aware when walking and driving on San Diego streets.

National ad challenging adoption discrimination rejected by Fox News as 'Too Powerful'

“Politicians are passing these laws, so it’s important for the public to understand how these laws can hurt kids."

As the American Civil Liberties Union announced the filing of a landmark lawsuit challenging LGBT adoption discrimination practices in Michigan, the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) unveiled a national ad and policy report underscoring the potential dangers that adoption-related religious exemption laws pose to children.