Next Hillcrest Town Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9

The next meeting of the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) is Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 pm. All Hillcrest residents - owners or renters - are encouraged to attend to make their voice be heard and learn more about neighborhood happenings.

The meeting's agenda is below.

6:30 pm: Community Representatives & Public Comment

Community Representatives:
• Jessica Mier for Congresswoman Susan Davis
• Toni Duran for Speaker Toni Atkins
• Katelyn Hailey for Senator Marty Block
• Nerea Urtasun for County Supervisor Ron Roberts
• Adriana Martinez for Councilmember Todd Gloria

The Center's Young Professionals Council's next 1st Tuesday Series event is tomorrow

The Center's Young Professionals Council will host its next monthly 1st Tuesday Series event tomorrow, Tuesday Feb. 2, with a focus on the programs and services of the San Diego LGBT Community Center.

The event will begin at The Center's Hillcrest Youth Center (HYC) with a fun and informative presentation on all of the agency's services, with a focus on the youth programs. Participants will get a look inside the HYC, which is a drop-in space for 14-18 year old LGBTQ youth (the space is closed on Tuesday nights so there will be no youth present).

Hillcrest Town Council update – Jan. 29, 2016

The Hillcrest Town Council kicked off the new year with a lively set of discussions at the Jan. 12 meeting. There were several interesting updates from our community representatives, a discussion about a controversial project slated for Mission Valley, and an open forum on what community members would like to see from the town council in 2016.

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San Diego's LGBT sailing club is cheap, fun and very engaging

Cooper Anderson loves to sail. He also wants to share that passion with others in the San Diego LGBT community.

Anderson is the organizer of the Silver Strand Boating Club, a group event that invites new LGBT members in San Diego to join him and others on the sea for a day of yachting.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, the club is an opportunity for people in the community who share the same passion or curiosity.

Hillcrest Business Association presents check to The Center

The Hillcrest Business Association presented a check to the San Diego LGBT Community Center at its Jan. 13 board meeting. Benny Cartwright, The Center’s director of outreach, accepted the $12,459.50 check on The Center’s behalf. The funds were raised during the most recent Nightmare on Normal Street, a Halloween-themed block party held on the streets of Hillcrest in late October.

Tony Young among honorees for 2016 Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Honors

In recognition of Black History Month, the San Diego LGBT Community Center will host the third presentation of the Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Honors on Friday, Feb. 19 at 6 pm. This event honoring local LGBT African-Americans and allies was founded by City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez, national chair of the Bayard Rustin U.S. Postage Stamp Campaign.

The Hillcrest Town Council wants to hear resident's neighborhood priorities for 2016

The Hillcrest Town Council's (HTC) first meeting of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 6:30-8 pm, and all residents (renters and owners alike) are encouraged to attend to share their thoughts on what the organization should focus on in 2016.

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'Unite!' Music Fest won't focus on the 'male body' or be VIP exclusive

The new year is barely under way and organizers are already hard at work planning San Diego Gay Pride weekend 2016.

Artificial People and DJ Tristan Jaxx Productions have announced the “Unite!” Music Festival to take place on July 15 to July 17, 2016.

But this festival is not like any other you may be used to.

SDGLN talked to Tristan Jaxx about the scheduled event and he wants to emphasize that the music fest is truly a party for everyone.

Applications for The Center's 2016 Young Professionals Council Academy due Thursday

The Center’s YPC Academy exists to help expend the ranks of young LGBT leaders who are ready to further equality for our community through board service for a variety of agencies, not-for-profit organizations and government commissions.

The 2016 class will consist of 20 candidates ages 21-40 who will be selected through the application process, open through Dec. 31.

The application requires submission of a resume and short essay.

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Top 10 moments of San Diego Pride 2015

There were some fantastic events that happened nationwide in the LGBT community this year, and one in particular happened right in our own back yard.

I’m speaking of course about San Diego Pride and the trailing rain bands of Hurricane Delores that reached into Hillcrest on that July afternoon, causing downpours and thunderclaps.

But, never to be deterred, the community came out anyway in celebration of not only the San Diego LGBT community, but the country as a whole because of the Supreme Court’s decision to allow marriage equality.