Gay wedding in Coronado interrupted by hateful neighbor

(Editor’s Note: Oscar De las salas and Gary Jackson travelled from their home state of Arizona to San Diego recently, to have the wedding they had been dreaming of and to celebrate their union with their closest and most cherished friends. But what should have been a special day of love and commitment was instead marred by hateful speech and threats of violence. This is their story).

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Heart & Soul: Keeping our agreements

Even if you have never watched a professional football game, you’ve probably at least heard about the recent controversy around several National Football League (NFL) players being accused of domestic violence, and the team owners’ responses. The penalty to the first accused player started with a one- or two-game suspension, but with so much negative publicity, has increased dramatically.

My husband and I will celebrate our 29th anniversary on Sept. 29. And while we have had our peaks and valley, thankfully spousal abuse is one thing we have never had to deal with.

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RGOD2: In praise of our straight allies who are walking in our shoes

Last year, Washington National Cathedral held a stunning service in praise of straight allies. One of the local schools who shares the campus with the cathedral on Mount Saint Albans, celebrated the occasion and reinforced the need for more straight allies in the school’s Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) chapter.

Duke University admissions application allows students to self-disclose sexual orientation and gender identity

DURHAM, North Carolina -- "Real people are reading your application, and we want to do our best to understand and appreciate the real people applying to Duke," reads a new voluntary question added to the prestigious university's admissions application, reports GLAAD.

San Diego Leadership Alliance to host informational session at The Center

SAN DIEGO, California -- The San Diego Leadership Alliance (SDLA) will host an information session on Monday, Sept. 22 from 6-7 pm at The Center for those interested in applying for the upcoming 2015 SDLA Institute.

SDLA works to develop the next gen­er­a­tion of pro­gres­sive lead­ers by pro­vid­ing the skills, rela­tion­ships and oppor­tu­ni­ties to build a sus­tain­able pro­gres­sive infra­struc­ture in the San Diego region. The organization’s bench­mark pro­gram is its lead­er­ship insti­tute held each spring.

Surprise! Gay teen and mom come out to each other

Are you ready for this one?

This video is certainly a welcome experience, especially considering some of the horrific coming out stories we've seen as of late. Though this video isn't new, it's recently making the rounds on the Internet and generating a lot of attention for a very clear reason: after this gay teen comes out to his mother... she comes out to him as well.

Tiny Target store coming to South Park

SAN DIEGO, California -- Mega-retailer Target is hopping on the small-store bandwagon, and Monday announced plans to open its sixth TargetExpress store in South Park next July.

The store will be on the property currently occupied by the Gala Foods supermarket at Fern and Grape streets.

For years, retailers took pride in ever-bigger stores, but now with the rise of Internet shopping and showrooming, the trend is reversing.

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South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival is Saturday

CHULA VISTA, California -- Pride season in San Diego County isn’t over yet! The South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival is tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 13 from noon to 10 pm and organizers say this will be the biggest one yet.

While the main San Diego Pride celebration in July is long behind us (in fact, the organization that produces San Diego Pride is already hard at work on the 2015 festivities), there are two more Pride celebrations ahead of us -- South Bay Pride happening tomorrow and North County Pride by the Beach scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11.

Hillcrest groups to host forum on alternatives to University Avenue bike plan

SAN DIEGO, California -- The Hillcrest Business Association (HBA), Hillcrest Town Council (HTC), and Uptown Community Parking District (UCPD) have joined together to support alternatives to the San Diego Association of Governments’ (SANDAG) planned Uptown Bike Corridor Project.

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"Grateful" returns to Burning Man and lets his freak fly

(Editor's note: San Diego residents JP Conly and Jeff Olson returned to Burning Man 2014 and write this account especially for San Diego Gay & Lesbian News. Facebook friends of Conly's know that he signs most his messages with "Grateful." Some people's surnames were not used at their request.)

What was once a small counterculture gathering of pranksters and punks “lost” in the wilds of northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, the Burning Man festival has continued to grow while firmly established itself in the zeitgeist of mainstream culture.

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