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VIDEO: OC Dem co-chair verbally attacks then stalks petitioner to car

Co-chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County Jeff LeTourneau confronts DeMaio's team in Orange County, CA.

Hale Media CEO and publisher of San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, Johnathan Hale, has been volunteering his time in Orange County to help his husband Carl DeMaio (R) in a grassroots effort to recall CA Sen. Josh Newman (D) and ultimately the car and gas tax.

The enduring use of the n-word

"When the word slips from the mouths of race-conscious allies like Bill Maher... a lot of shock and hurt are felt."

In this political climate, hate speech is becoming common use. And there has been an uptick of the use of the n-word, even from the mouths of people one would not expect. 

LGBTQ pride events display disparities

Some are waving the cautionary finger that within our community not all are equal. And pride events can be public displays of those disparities.

While we all rev up each June for pride so, too, do the fault lines of race and class in our larger white LGBTQ community.

With advances such as hate crime laws, legalization of same-sex marriage across the country, and with homophobia viewed as a national concern, the LGBTQ movement has come a long way since the first pride march in 1969.

Open Letter: City Commissioner Dion Brown welcomes Eric Heinritz to San Diego

Open Letter: City Commissioner Dion Brown welcomes Eric Heinritz to San Diego Pride.

Hello Eric,

I wanted to extend a heartfelt congratulations to you regarding your new position.

Having had a front row seat as you transversed the vigorous interview process, I am confident in your ability to lead San Diego LGBT Pride.

I look forward to how your experience and talent will help Pride bridge the community divide and move the organization forward.

Caitlyn Jenner’s growing pains

This past February Jenner spoke out against Trump's trans bathroom bill that prohibits trans students from using public school restrooms that coincides with their gender identity.  

When June approaches, I always like to reflect on the pantheon in our LGBTQ community.

However, when it comes to Caitlyn Jenner it is difficult to fathom how she went from icon to outcast.

Is it transphobia?

Is it because she was once part of the over exposed Kardashian clan on their forever running TV reality series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Rompers for him are now a one-piece fashion choice this summer

This fashion trend for men is catching on just inn time for summer.

In the words of the immortal Miranda Priestly to her fashion backward assistant Andy, “This... stuff'? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you.”

Get ready boys, there is a new fashion statement that is sweeping the country and it may be the conversation piece of the summer. That is if the trend lasts that long.

Episodic television progressing with LGBTQ themes in 'Eyewitness'

"Eyewitness" is a mystery thriller bound by gay characters .

I have always found episodic television a curious teacher as it acclimates us to new ideas and culture 

In 1998 the American people met ” Will & Grace”, an episodic series about a gay lawyer - Will Truman (played by Eric McCormack) & his best gal pal - interior designer Grace Adler (played by Debra Messing).

Gut-wrenching truths about gay relationships

Advice on finding love and making it work the way you both want it to.

Before I get your Andrew Christian undies in a bundle, I have to say: I don’t believe in irreparable mistakes.

They are tremendous lessons that allow us to find purpose in our lives. That being said, leave your Beyoncé egos at the door, for these are my truths to live a happier, healthier, and more vibrant gay life.

Let us begin…

The Club:

Longing for belonging

Gabriella van Rij

Why can’t I just be known by “me”? Instead of by my affiliations, country, company, or religion?

As an adoptee, perhaps I have felt the devastating effect of labels more strongly than others. Classmates labeled me orphan, Paki, peanut butter for my brown skin, and the list went on.

Aaron Hernandez’s Hail Mary pass with John 3:16

However, the big question mark Hernandez leaves many of us scratching our heads is the popular Christian Bible verse “John 3:16” scrawled in red ink on his forehand.  

Former Patriot tight-end Aaron Hernandez’s suicide leaves us with more questions than answers.

Many wonder what were Hernandez’s last dying words expressed in the three handwritten notes to loved ones left next to a Bible in his cell.

CBS Boston reports he conveyed “I love you and please don’t cry.”

That message anyone can wrapped their mind around.