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Senator Toni Atkins makes California history once again

The swearing-in ceremony will be held at 1 pm, Wednesday, March 21 in the Senate Chambers, State Capitol, Sacramento, Calif.

San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) is making history this Wednesday when she is sworn in as the California Senate’s 48th President pro Tempore, the first woman and first lesbian to hold the top seat in the Senate.

Senator Atkins is the second senator from San Diego County to serve as President pro Tem (Senator Jim Mills of Coronado served as pro Tem from 1970 to 1980).

Texas paper erases gay man's spouse on mom's obit citing "religious conviction"

A Texas newspaper has taken it upon itself to alter an obituary which mentions a gay man’s spouse because of the publisher’s religious reasons.

The couple, Barry Giles and John Gambill have been together for three decades. Giles mother passed away and as is customary he sent an obituary to the local paper.

TLC to headline San Diego LGBT Pride festival 2018

San Diego's Pride Festival will take place on July 14-15, 2018 in Balboa Park.

Four-time Grammy-winning group TLC has been booked to headline the San Diego Pride music festival, they will perform on Sunday, July 15, 2018.

"We are so looking forward to performing at San Diego Pride!” said Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins. “There is so much power in expressing yourself without fear. We hope all LGBTQ people will stand proud and be exactly who they are. Persist with Pride!”

The Center selects its next CEO

The Center selects Caroline (Cara) Dessert as its next Chief Executive Officer.

The San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center) has selected their next Chief Executive Officer.

That role will go to longtime San Diego LGBT community member Caroline (Cara) Dessert who has been the organization’s Chief Development and Community Engagement Officer since 2016.

Family dog dies after United flight attendants force it to travel in overhead bin

United Airlines flight crew forced a dog to ride for three hours in overhead bin, killing it.

A United Airlines flight from Houston to New York ended in tragedy when a family dog died after being forced to stay in the overhead bin at the behest of the flight attendant. 

In a Facebook post, Passenger June Lara says she was on the flight and the dog belonged to a mother and her two children; one being a toddler.