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COMMENTARY: Continuing his legacy, continuing the work

As we draw closer to the seventh annual Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast, I’m grateful for the opportunity to take a moment to remember him and to draw continued inspiration from his life and work.

We are fortunate in San Diego to be home to one of the largest Harvey Milk celebrations in the country.

LGBT's: Don't forget riots are what got us here

As a white man, I refrain from talking too much about racial issues because I feel as if I am wildly unqualified to do so. Also, as a gay man, I try hard to not parallel LGBT Civil Rights issues with Racial Civil Rights issues because they are not entirely the same. Yes, there are some similarities, but it's not a cut-and-dry comparison, either. So, this article is not going to really be about racial issues. Instead, I am speaking to the LGBT people who are watching all of the latest events in America unfold.

Here's what a lesbian shouldn't bring on a first date. A U-Haul.

"The funniest jokes are the ones that are true, which is what makes the most famous lesbian joke of all so funny. Too funny for our own good, if you ask me.

"What does a lesbian bring on a second date?"

All together now: "A U-Haul."

It's scary but true. We are known for our insta-nesting. There's no way around that. And why we do it is painfully simple. It's in our nature to nurture.

So, we meet a girl we dig and the first thing we want to do is snuggle in and take care of her. It's pair-bonding at it's best -- and it's worst.

Memes that end the marriage equality debate for good

As the marriage equality debate is now before the Supreme Court, there are many who still believe that change is bad.

Sad and Useless has put together some sarcastically funny Memes on why gay marriage is bad, and how it would affect society.

Click HERE to get a good laugh on this historic day.

Some truly bizarre anti-gay arguments before the Supreme Court

I've rounded up the weirdest Supreme Court briefs that argue in favor of preventing gays and lesbians from marrying. Some are full of mistakes, others have baffling arguments. And at least one is incredibly sexist, and signed by a member of Congress.

Yes, homosexuality absolutely is a choice

Confession time.

To all of my Christian brothers and sisters who insist that homosexuality is a choice, I need to break down and finally admit something: I agree with you.

I believe that it absolutely is a choice too, only not in the way that you may have meant.

Michigan mechanic will turn LGBTQ customers away, and it's perfectly legal.

A Michigan car repair shop owner said he will refuse to serve openly gay customers -- and, yes, that is legal.

Brian Klawiter is the owner of Dieseltec in Grandville, Michigan. On Tuesday, he took to Facebook to announce in a verbose post that he has no problem refusing to serve gay customers on the basis of religious freedom. (Guns, however, are allowed and customers who bring in their firearms are eligible for a discount.)

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Religious Right screaming in a panic over gay marriage

With the U.S. Supreme Court taking up four gay marriage cases this month, the Religious Right has become downright hysterical apparently in anticipation of marriage equality becoming the law of the land in June.

Manchester's Gay Village "as vibrant as ever" but bars need to "up their game to survive"

Vibrancy was a running theme during discussions with Manchester’s LGBT community with regards to Canal Street.

For Misty Chance, a Manchester-based drag artist, it has provided an opportunity to branch out. For the first time since she moved to the city, Misty was invited to host a night in the Northern Quarter back in February.

A (grim) glimpse of the Seoul gay scene

My most recent trip took me to South Korea where I met some amazing people and got a first hand look at gay life in Seoul. South Korea is a conservative country!

I didn’t fully understand this at first, but think of the prejudice and stigma of the Reagan years in which many HIV+ gay men were ignored until they died, and you’ll get an idea of how it is there now.

Until very recently, being LGBT in Seoul meant not existing, as the government and society in general opted to simply ignore and pretend LGBT people didn’t exist.