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Emmett Till painting raises concerns of cultural appropriation

Onlookers examine the controversial Dana Schutz painting “Open Casket.”

When artist Dana Schutz presented “Open Casket,” an abstract painting of Emmett Till’s open casket-the Chicagoan 14 year old African American male teen lynched in the  Mississippi Delta in the summer of 1955- she could not have fathomed the conflagration that erupted. 

Lambda Archives announces Historian in Residence

"Dr. Faderman has inspired my own work as a steward of our community’s stories and I am thrilled to work with her to further the mission of collecting, preserving, and teaching LGBTQ history."

Lambda Archives of San Diego is pleased to announce the establishment of a “Historian-in-Residence” program.

This honorific title is bestowed upon a prominent or influential historian in the field of LGBTQ historic scholarship at the discretion of Lambda Archives.

We are honored to name Dr. Lillian Faderman as our inaugural Historian-in-Residence for the 2017-2019 term.

Hillcrest-wide new parking enforcement hours shift

The new Hillcrest enforcement hours will be from 10 am to 8 pm, Monday through Saturday, Sundays &Holidays excepted.

The Uptown Community Parking District, with support of the Hillcrest Business Association, is shifting parking meters and time-limited parking enforcement hours to best meet the needs of those in Hillcrest.

The current meter enforcement hours in Hillcrest, will shift forward by two hours with mornings now free up to 10 am.

San Diego Pride announces theme for 2017 celebration

National and international LGBT rights are uncertain at best, given the changes brought about by the recent election, and as such our solidarity at the intersection of social justice movements is clearly vital to the success of our community’s ability to advance.

Rep. Susan Davis introduces bipartisan bill to stop LGBT discrimination for jury service

In 2012, a San Diego Superior Court judge ruled that prosecutors illegally dismissed at least one juror based on real or perceived sexual orientation. 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA) introduced the Juror Non-Discrimination Act to prohibit removal from a jury based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA) joined Davis as lead cosponsor of the bill. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

156 Civil and Human Rights Groups Call for Stronger Response to Hate Incidents

WASHINGTON –The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 155 civil and human rights groups today called upon the Executive Branch to respond more quickly and forcefully to hate-based incidents, which have been occurring at an alarming rate in recent months. 

The statement follows:

Do Ex-Gays Exist?

Starting in 2011 leaders of ex-gay ministries around the world admitted no Christian changed orientation to heterosexual.

We all know people who are bisexual and have had sex with both sexes. That is perfectly valid and bisexuality is not just a way of avoiding labels. It is a genuine sexual orientation, albeit often misunderstood.

But has anyone been able to choose to go from homosexual to heterosexual by choice, prayer or any other means?