The most gay-friendly retirement cities in the U.S.

Let's face it, when we try to figure out the best place for our retirement, we usually want to find people of like minds. If you are a liberal Democrat who has frequently donated to the ACLU, you probably aren't going to want to retire in Reagan Country. Or, if you have a Fox News coffee mug on your desk, you probably won't want to retire in Berkeley, California. Whoever we are, we want to live in a place where we can connect with our neighbors.

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RGOD2: Where is God when needed most?

I stood alone Wednesday night in my back yard, heart thumping in my chest, watching 100-foot flames leap and dance in the illumined spray of water. It was both frightening and spectacular as the winds gusted through the trees.

With Pride behind us, it's almost time for Hillcrest CityFest

SAN DIEGO, California -- With San Diego LGBT Pride behind us, the next big event in Hillcrest is CityFest, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 10. And this year, the popular street celebration will mark its 30th year.

Hillcrest CityFest is a day-long street fair that takes place in the heart of neighborhood and includes music, entertainment, vendors, and much more. It all began 30 years ago in the summer of 1984 when the Hillcrest community gathered on University and Fifth to celebrate the relighting of the iconic Hillcrest sign.

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Muscle bear hunk Chris Miklos dies at age 40

DALLAS, Texas -- Chris Miklos, known across the world as a muscle bear hunk and calendar model, died in his sleep over the weekend. He was 40.

Miklos reportedly died of a heart attack, but an autopsy report will take weeks to confirm the cause of death.

He was working on Bear World magazine's 2015 calendar at the time of his death.

Arnold Wayne Jones wrote this in the Dallas Voice:

Gay For Good seeking volunteers for Coronado beach clean-up on Saturday

CORONADO, California -- This Saturday, Gay For Good San Diego will host its July service project as beach clean-up in Coronado.

Volunteers will work with the Surfrider Foundation to help pick up litter along the beach during the busy summer season. Volunteers are needed for just two hours of work.'s queering Comic-Con: LGBT highlights at San Diego Comic-Con has posted a day by day guide to some of the LGBT highlights at this week's San Diego Comic-Con and helpful tips for first time convention goers. Matt Kane, GLAAD's Director of Entertainment Media, will be speaking as part of Thursday's "LGBT Geek Year in Review" panel covering the latest trends in LGBT pop culture and what we can look forward to in Room 28DE at 6:00pm.

Hedy's Hints: How to keep your summer utility bills down

As the temperature begins to rise, so do the numbers on your electric bill. Even in the beautiful city of San Diego, where the average temperature is right around 70 degrees all year, air conditioning can become necessary in the heat of the summer. The more you use your appliances and air conditioning units, the more money you’re spending on your utility bill. With the longer days and summer fun come bigger bills. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to keep your utility bills down in the summer months.

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RGOD2: Getting ready for San Diego Pride

There are many traditions that have developed in the San Diego community over the years to add spice and flavor to one of the nation’s most celebrated events. I must have attended at least 10 Pride parades, half of which I was a cheering spectator and the other half have been marching or riding with someone in the actual parade.

Outspoken Dan Savage talks about things that make him uncomfortable

NEW YORK CITY -- Advice columnist, author, advocate and founder of the “It Gets Better” campaign, Dan Savage writes openly and frankly about sex and sexuality, but what’s the one thing he hates talking about? Money.

In the latest episode of WNYC’s "Death, Sex & Money," Savage sat down with host Anna Sale to discuss the challenges of raising a teenager, difficulties relating to his own father, and of course how he and his husband Terry Miller deal with their finances.

Excerpts from the interview:

On the money being a point of tension in his marriage to his husband Terry:

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Report outlines workplace barriers for LGBT youth

WASHINGTON, DC — This generation of LGBT youth is unlike any previous generation. While individual experiences vary, many are coming out earlier and expressing their gender identity and sexual orientation. Unfortunately, unemployment for young people under age 25 has been more than twice the national average for years, and the challenges facing young people generally are exacerbated in the LGBT community.

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