RGOD2: The Irish Rebellion against Mother Church

When history and justice rhyme

As the Republic of Ireland holds the first national referendum on LGBTI equality around the issue of marriage, it is a bitter/sweet moment for me. As a religious leader, ordained in the Irish Anglican Church at a time when it was still illegal to be gay, it is both astounding how far Europe and North America has come in my lifetime, and how tragically off-message the Christian churches there now find themselves.

Lambda Archives of San Diego hires new archivist

SAN DIEGO, California -- After a months’ long search, Ken Selnick has joined the staff of Lambda Archives of San Diego as their new digitization archivist.

Back Out With Benny: Sunday Fundays and more

Around Hillcrest, my favorite day of the week is Sunday (known by many as “Sunday Funday”). In the afternoon, a lot of people are out and about enjoying the many restaurants and bars in the area without the expectations of a Friday or Saturday night out. It’s just a fun, casual time to socialize, meet up with friends, and enjoy an afternoon out.

My 35th birthday — which fell on a Sunday this year — has come and gone, but we certainly enjoyed the day, visiting many of my favorite Sunday Funday spots, including Cheers, Babycakes and #1 Fifth Avenue.

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RGOD2: LGBTI People are not mentioned in the proposed Sustainable Development Goals –who else are they leaving behind?

The United Nations is an overwhelming and some would say, an unsustainable attempt to bring humanity to consensus on the key issues of our day.
It is, many would agree, a very broken system. Some parts of the UN system, like UNESCO, have historically created amazingly transformative programs in education, heritage and cross-cultural understanding, mainly because this UN offspring does not have to deal with the overwhelmingly nasty business of international politics 24/7 of the central UN.

HOUSE FOR SALE: Magnificent Cape Cod home with breathtaking ocean views


FOR SALE: 5050 Cliff Place, Normal Heights, San Diego 92116

Magnificent traditional Cape Cod home with sweeping canyon & valley views to the ocean!

Located north of Adams Avenue on a cul-de-sac street. Features include: Open floor plan with main level living area and private deck.

Master suite upstairs with walk in shower, soaking tub & large closets, plus den/office with built-in bookshelves.

Who will headline this year's San Diego Pride Music Festival?

SAN DIEGO, California -- The San Diego Pride Music Festival today unveiled the full artist lineup for its five electronic and live stages settled amid the palms of San Diego’s Balboa Park this July 18-19.

The list includes current dance, pop, hip-hop, Latin and other acts including Emma Hewitt, Late Night Alumni, Mary Lambert, Ruby Rose, Pierce Fulton, Taryn Manning, Big Freedia, Rocio Banquells and dozens more.

Carmen Electra will host the Main Stage on Day 1.

Salt N Pepa, Patti LaBelle to headline Long Beach Pride this weekend

LONG BEACH, California -- The season of LGBT pride celebrations in Southern California kicks-off this weekend with Long Beach Pride, May 16-17.

This year's theme is "Color Our World With Pride."

The weekend long celebration includes a two-day festival jam-packed with live performances; the annual Pride Parade; and a special Teen Pride event.

Headline performers at the festival this year include Salt N Pepa from 8:45-9:30 pm on Saturday, May 16; and Patti LaBelle from 8:45-9:30 pm on Sunday, May 17.

Free legal consultations available at The Center on Tuesday

SAN DIEGO, California -- The Access to Law Initiative, a project of California Western School of Law sponsored by City Councilmember Todd Gloria, holds legal clinics on the second Tuesday of each month from 9-11am at The Center.

At these clinics, attorneys are available for free, 30-minute consultations to help evaluate legal issues.

To make an appointment or for more information, contact Joshua Bruser at 858-342-0551 or

The Center is located at 3909 Centre St. in Hillcrest.

Councilmember Todd Gloria to address Hillcrest Town Council

SAN DIEGO, California -- The Hillcrest Town Council's (HTC) next community meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 pm, with a presentation by San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria.

The meeting will begin with updates from community and elected official representatives, followed by time for attendees to share concerns in the public comment section of the meeting.

The remainder of the meeting will be devoted to hearing from Councilmember Gloria, who will share information about what is new in District 3 and give meeting attendees an opportunity to ask questions.

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Blue Diamond Society, Nepal, bravely faces its greatest challenge

Editor's note: This article was originally meant to run on 05/01. But the message still remains abundantly clear even a week later.

Earthquakes do not discriminate. A building that simply pancakes draws no distinction between men, women, third gender persons, children or the aged when it falls. This week (Apr. 25), the world watched images of apartments, shops, hotels and historic religious centers entombing tragic numbers of people from all walks of life estimated to be 10-15,000 souls.