Johnathan Hale

Commentary: Who's telling the truth at LGBT Weekly?

SAN DIEGO, California -- A casual reader of LGBT Weekly this week would get two starkly contrasting views on congressional candidate Carl DeMaio.

Publisher Stampp Corbin portends to climb into "DeMaio's political mind" and concocts a fantasy of a candidate who would do anything to "win at any cost." Corbin makes some outrageous allegations against DeMaio, none of which are sourced or referenced or proven by the facts.

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Peters vs. DeMaio: "One of the biggest slugfests of all time"

In less than three months, voters will decide whether Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) will continue to represent the 52nd congressional district or whether former San Diego Councilman and Republican candidate Carl DeMaio should replace him.

The most recent poll numbers show the freshman congressman is trailing his opponent by 7%, kicking off the mudslinging portion of the electoral process.

Nicole Murray Ramirez blasts Scott Peters and Susan Atkins

(Editor's note: Stampp Corbin, publisher of San Diego LGBT Weekly, a misnamed publication that hasn't published weekly in a long time, sent a threatening email to Johnathan Hale, publisher of SDGLN, because SDGLN shared five paragraphs from a recent column by Nicole Murray Ramirez.

SDPIX celebrates 12 years, with party planned Saturday at Rich's

SAN DIEGO, California -- As the story goes, it all started with a man and his camera.

Johnathan Hale, publisher of Hale Media, started his company with San Diego Pix (SDPIX) 12 years ago - with just a digital camera and a big idea.

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Carl DeMaio ad breaks ground, as first to feature gay partner | VIDEO

SAN DIEGO -- Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio continues to push the envelope within a Republican Party divided over gay rights and marriage equality, and today his campaign debuts a slick new ad that includes a controversial shot of him holding hands with his partner as they march in the San Diego Gay Pride Parade in 2012.

Mardi Gras celebration in Hillcrest to continue this year

SAN DIEGO – The popular Mardi Gras celebration in Hillcrest will continue this year, following much confusion last year about the fate of the event.

The Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) will produce the event with proceeds being split between neighborhood beautification projects and the GSDBA Chartiable Foundation's student scholarship fund.

A tradition that dates back 12 years, HBA said it hopes to bring new and exciting elements to this year's Mardi Gras celebration.

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What's going on with the Hillcrest Pride Flag?

SAN DIEGO -- Several community members on Monday night wondered why the rainbow flag on the Hillcrest Pride Flag pole did not look right. The rainbow flag, which had been taken down yesterday so the American flag could be flown in honor of Veterans Day, was inadvertently placed on the pole upside down when replaced last night.

While there is said to be no "right side up" to the rainbow flag, traditionally most organizations fly the flag with the red stripe on top.

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SDGLN celebrates 4 years and launches GLBTNN

SAN DIEGO -- Four years ago, SDGLN Publisher Johnathan Hale brought together a small team to help him create a new publication that would change the local LGBT media landscape. The group dreamed, brainstormed and then executed their vision to create what is now known as San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, or SDGLN.

SDPIX presents Battle of the DJs at NUMB3RS on Saturday

SAN DIEGO -- Three of San Diego's most popular DJs will battle it out this Saturday night at NUMB3RS as SDPIX presents the Battle of the DJs.

DJs John Joseph, Marcel and dirtyKURTY will each show off their skills on the turntables throughout the night as patrons dance to their beats and cheer them on. All of three of these DJs are favorites in the local gay club scene, and will certainly keep the dance floor moving all night long.

"I know Summer's over, but I'm bringing the heat back this Saturday," DJ Marcel Hetu said.

COMMENTARY: Sen. Ben Hueso, "gay-baiting" restroom stalker and character assassin

(Editor's note: This story was updated to include information provided by Todd Gloria, who becomes Acting Mayor late Friday afternoon.)

California state Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) needs to ‘fess up about why he politically slimed Carl DeMaio late last week, and explain why he believes it is fair game to “gay bait” LGBT candidates in the 21st century.

This week, Hueso has been ducking the media and hiding behind his press person. Quite the coward, it would appear. Hueso wants to play dirty politics, but not to stand in front of the media to defend his unethical actions.

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