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Pride and Confederate flags flown in Maine High Schools causes stir

The Pride flag at this high school in Maine drew media attention and the attention of another high school.

The Gay Straight Trans Alliance committee at Kennebunk High School in Maine was trying to send a message of inclusion when they got permission to fly a rainbow flag on the pole at the school’s entrance.

Less than a week later the flag was taken down because a trans student was uncomfortable with the media attention the school was getting for flying it in the first place.

California Assemblymen audit DMV: disabled placard abuse

California Assemblymen Eric Linder and Mike Gatto want some answers to the alleged abuse of disabled parking placards.

They have requested an audit of the Department of Motor Vehicles, saying the problem starts with them.

New Hillcrest eatery will donate all profits to local charities

Libertad – Tacos a la Brasa in Hillcrest will be a unique eatery, one that will give back to the community.

Hillcrest will be the site of another San Diego first, a non-profit restaurant that will give 100-percent of its profits to a different local charity every month.

Libertad – Tacos a la Brasa is a fast serve eatery that is moving into the spot formerly occupied by 100 Wines on University Avenue.

Three days of wet weather starting Tuesday

Wind and rain are in the forecast this week as San Diego prepares for its first spring storm starting on Tuesday, March 21. 

Heavy showers will increase on Wednesday and dwindle by Thursday, while heavy winds will persist in the mountain and desert areas, reports the National Weather Service.  

Comic-Con Center gets permanent residence in Balboa Park

A year-round tribute to Comic-Con will open in Balboa Park.

For San Diegans who want more Comic-Con than just the once-a-year pilgrimage to the Convention Center will get permanent installation which celebrates one of the biggest tributes to pop culture in the world.

Trump billboard in Phoenix has people talking

Owner of anti-Trump Billboard in Phoenix says it will remain raised as long as the president is in office.

The LGBT community is not beyond purchasing Billboard space and posting timely and thought-provoking messages about the community, especially during the 2016 election cycle, but one Phoenix lady may have created the most provocative anti-Trump billboard to date.

First trans man elected to office in Japan

Tomoya Hasoda,25, has made history in the Land of the Rising Sun. He is the first trans man to be elected to public office in Japan, taking a seat at the Iruma City Council.

Community grieves passing of Michael "Giggles" Calles

Michael Calles (1982 - 2017)

[UPDATE: A GoFundMe page has been set up to help raise funds for Michael's memorial services]

The San Diego LGBT community is suffering from grief as community member and friend to many, Michael Calles, 35, has been reported to have passed in his sleep on Friday night.