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Benny Cartwright

Happy Birthday to Benny Cartwright!

Benny Cartwright celebrates a birthday and you can help him at Babycakes on Friday.

Anyone who lives in San Diego, especially the Hillcrest area has probably met Ben (Benny) Cartwright, and for good reason. He as an activist, columnist and overall nice guy.

As Director of Community Outreach at the San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center), Benny has helped countless people with support, encouragement or just a comforting shoulder to lean on.

SD Pride's Fernando Lopez to be honored with prestigious award

Fernando Zweifach Lopez Jr

Those of you who know San Diego Pride’s Director of Operations Fernando Zweifach Lopez Jr., understand how far he has come in the last 16 years.

Those who don't may not understand his boundless efforts to bring an entire community together. 

Hillcrest Town Council to host Summer Social on Friday

The Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) invites everyone for a fun summer afternoon at Babycakes San Diego on Friday, July 8 from 5-7 pm. Since the organization will not host a Communty Meeting in July, they have opted to host this mixer to bring together friends and neighbors in a more casual environment.

Back Out With Benny: Writing from the heart

I’ve been writing columns for local LGBT publications for more than a decade and sometimes it’s just really hard to think of topics to write about.

Sometimes, I’m fired up or excited about something and my fingers work magic and whip something out in minutes. Other times I sit for hours trying to think of something that will resonate with readers and get people talking.

Hillcrest Town Council seats new board

The newly seated Hillcrest Town Council board members are Benny Cartwright, vice chair; Kath Rogers, chair; Rich Grousset, member-at-large; Mary McKenzie, secretary; David Coben, treasurer.

The new board of the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC), led by chair Kath Rogers, presided over its first meeting on Tuesday, April 12. While Rogers and the board members are slowly making some tweaks to the meeting format and structure, this meeting was fairly similar to those of past months and, as usual, was packed with great information and discussion.

Back Out With Benny: It's ok to age

Age is a funny thing. Many people make such a big deal about growing older, when really it’s something that should be celebrated. By the time next month’s column is printed, I will have aged another year, turning 36 and hitting the second half of my 30s.

The Center's YPC Academy: Building leaders of the future

Smiles and laughs were exchanged as bowling pins were knocked over, or in some cases, missed, during a Young Professionals Council (YPC) social event on March 19 at Kearny Mesa Bowl, which coincided with a YPC Academy class.

Guys, Games & Grub at The Center is Wednesday night!

Guys, Games & Grub (GGG), The Center's popular monthly social event for men, will be held on Wednesday, April 6 from 6-8:30 pm.

Host Benny Cartwright, presenting sponsor Hillcrest Social, and the team at The Center welcome all men (and friends) 21 years and older to the event, which is a great place for guys to connect, meet and socialize.