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Watch this sweet animated short about a gay schoolboy crush

This sweet short is an adorable gay love story.

Get ready to have your “aw” reflex stimulated in the new animated short called “In a Heartbeat.”

San Diego Gay and Lesbian News first told you about this project back in May of this year when its creators were trying to raise $3,000 to complete it.

Retro arcade exhibit opens in San Diego, no quarters needed

The Fleet Science Center is located at 1875 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101

Remember when video arcades dominated the globe and children and adults everywhere ditched their responsibilities to spend their quarters in strip malls playing “Donkey Kong” “Asteroids” or “Centipede?”

Stop telling women to stay out of gay bars says writer

Writer says women don't need "permission" to go to gay clubs.

There are many opinions in the LGBT community about whether or not gay men’s clubs should be safe spaces for men only.

But Rose Dommu says that keeping females out of gay clubs is nothing more than misogyny and people shouldn’t exclude them.

She writes, “Dear gay men, stop telling women they can't be in gay bars.”

Radio hosts not apologizing for comic's transphobic remarks

The hosts of morning radio show “The Breakfast Club” are currently immersed in a controversy over one of their guests saying he would kill a woman if he found out later she was trans after sleeping with her and they aren’t apologizing for it.

Hillcrest retailer has to change its name or face lawsuit

Hilcrest retailer says it has to change its name or face lawsuit from jeans company.

San Diego men’s retailer Mankind may have to change the name of their outlet after jean company “7 for All Mankind” has threatened to sue for trademark infringement.

In a social media post on Monday, Mankind reached out to their followers asking for suggestions on a new name.

Comedian makes violent transphobic remarks on radio show

Comedian Lil Duval makes scary transphobic remarks and causes social media outrage.

Part-time actor and comedian Lil Duval is probably going to have a rough week on social media. He was a guest on New York’s popular radio show “The Breakfast Club” on Friday and said he would kill a trans woman if he slept with her and didn’t know.

Free lipstick from MAC this weekend

Get a free lipstick at MAC ob Saturday.

MAC Cosmetics is celebrating National Lipstick Day on Saturday, July 29, with a free tube at U.S. stores.

Makeup lovers will be able to choose from a limited amount of colors which may differ from store to store.

Theater Review: "Disney’s The Little Mermaid"

Chassey Bennett (Ariel) and David Burnham (Prince Eric).

Some people (and creatures) are never happy. Take Ariel, Disney’s little mermaid, for example. The daughter of King Triton, she is supposed to stick to the watery world like her better-behaved sisters. But no, Ariel keeps running away to the human world (where she thinks she belongs), much to her father’s annoyance.

Watch this Ursula slay Comic-Con and the internet

His Ursula at Comic-Con was cosplay genius.

Los Angeles' Jose Davalos is no stranger to dressing up as Disney villains but at this year's Comic-Con he may have set the cosplay bar so high anyone coming after him is in for a formidable task. 

Theater Review: "At The Old Place"

Marcel Spears, Heidi Armbruster and Brenna Coates in La Jolla Playhouse’s world-premiere production of "At The Old Place."

An aging magnolia tree overlooking the “old place” seems as weary, deserted, and perhaps even haunted as the 40ish woman who exhaustedly drags a suitcase up the walk and disappears inside in Rachel Bonds’ new play “At The Old Place,” in its world premiere through July 30 at La Jolla Playhouse.

The woman is Angie (Heidi Armbruster), who teaches poetry at a small northeastern college.