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Taylor Gobar's one-star review appears to be internet extortion to a Hillcrest business: FBI contacted

One local protester Taylor Gobar uses extortion through her reviews to hold businesses hostage until they do what she says.

It's a trend, it's real, and it's unethical. It's called "Internet Defamation," and I would soon find out one person is using it to threaten a well-respected Hillcrest business into submission. 

Plenty can be said about social activism, especially in the LGBT community. If the Stonewall Riots had not happened we may have not had the freedoms we enjoy today.

Kevin Faulconer and a New Republican Politics of Inclusion

Mayor Kevin Faulconer

The party that ended slavery and won the Civil War a century and a half ago is having a difficult year nationally.

As presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump attacks Mexican immigrants, re-tweets white supremist memes and slams the business community, the traditional Republican coalition is reeling.

Here’s why the LGBTQ community Is a waste of your time

"There’s no real reason to hate us. If it’s yourself that you hate, don’t. "

You know, the LGBTQ community is a waste of your time. Seriously. We are so regular. We work. We go to school. We raise families. We fight for what’s good in the world. We go out with friends. We celebrate with family. We’re you.

Wasting time and energy hating us and railing against us and killing us really is just that - a waste of your time.

Hey queers: it’s time for us to ACT UP again

ACT UP proved to be especially significant because of the coalitions it built between different groups in our community around a common issue.

Almost 30 years ago, a group of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their allies gathered together at Manhattan’s Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center in righteous outrage over the government’s horrific handling of the AIDS crisis plaguing our community.

Why Islamic tied terrorist attack In Orlando Is scored as a "Double Hit"

Carl DeMaio

With over 50 dead and 53 injured, his attack on an Orlando nightclub late last night will go down as one of the worst terrorist attacks on US soil.  The suspect is Omar Mateen whose family came to the US from Afghanistan.

The media is already reporting this attack as “shocking” – it is actually not a surprise. Quite the opposite.  

SDGLN honors those who have given their lives to protect our freedoms

We at SDGLN and all of Hale Media wish to take a moment to remember all of our fallen heroes this Memorial Day.

Through history, the brave men and women in all branches of the military have given their lives to ensure the freedoms we share as Americans.

Coming out in the face of discrimination: the bathroom selfie saga

Maxwell Jamison

On April 19 2016, Target publicly announced the company’s inclusive restroom policy in response to North Carolina’s House Bill 2, the anti-transgender bill that sparked debate throughout the nation.

Breaking down the subway bigot's rant, she's not the worse person in the video

What can we learn from this woman's bigoted rant?

Before everyone starts commenting to me about letting this hateful, vile woman yelling on the subway die in infamy, I want to point out a few things, and break down how prejudice and homophobia infiltrate society to degrees that some of us don’t understand.