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Concerns about the afterlife in this life with Trump

A pall hangs over many Americans since Trump has taken office. One sign of this dark cloud has been an uptick in dystopian novels. Classics like George Orwell’s “1984”, Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World,” Sinclair Lewis’s “It Can’t Happen Here,” and my favorite, Margaret Atwood’s “Handmaid’s Tale,” a drama web television hit on “Hulu” are now all horrifyingly prescient.

A message of hope from San Diego Pride on the anniversary of the Stonewall riots

Our community is bigger and stronger than we were when this all started.

Dear Pride Family,

I know that times seem bleak. Every day brings about more and more attacks on civil liberties all across this country. It’s too much to even keep track of at times, and it’s leaving many feeling exhausted and hopeless, but know that our community can survive this. We’ve been through these fights before. We’ve seen this before.

Jeff Session uses scripture as a text of terror

Jess Sessions' church charges him with offenses of child abuse, immorality, and racial discrimination.

Christians like U. S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions like to smugly recite biblical scripture to promulgate their self-righteous acts of discrimination. In defending Trump’s indefensible policy of separating children from their families-even a child while being breastfed - Sessions cited a passage from Apostle Paul’s epistle to the Romans: 

GSDBA under fire for appropriating similar name for the LGBT Business Alliance

Local non-profit business owner says a competitor appropriated his organization's name and knew about it.

Eddie Reynoso is well known in the San Diego LGBT community, he’s the CEO of the award-winning San Diego LGBT Visitor's Center funded by the Southern California Equality Business Alliance (SCEBA) a coalition of “businesses and pro-business organizations” that launched in 2015. This non-profit helps LGBT friendly businesses in San Diego reach LGBT travelers, a $1.2 billion annual market.

Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling doesn’t crumple our opponents

s a black lesbian in this Trump administration, I now feel like I am unquestionably moving into a new Jim Crow era reestablishing discriminatory laws targeting LGBTQ Americans.

The Supreme Court ruled in "Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission” in favor of Jack Phillips, the baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple-Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig-on the grounds of religious freedom. In a 7-2 decision, the Justices argued that the commission had exhibited hostility toward religion in its treatment of Phillips’s case.

What’s happening to Pride?

I like to say there was something in the air why Pride 2017- here and abroad- was one of the most contentious events in its history. Many, however, in our LGBTQ communities say the tension was always present. 

Can the LGBTQ community trust Pope Francis?

“God made you like this and loves you like this and I don’t care."

Once again Pope Francis is rocking the world. 

“God made you like this and loves you like this and I don’t care. The pope loves you like this. You have to be happy with who you are.”

San Diego keeps Harvey Milk's legacy alive in many ways

San Diego has been at the forefront of many memorials to Harvey Milk.

As the country celebrates Harvey Milk Day today, the San Diego LGBT community can be proud to live in a city where he is celebrated and remembered, perhaps more than other place on the map.