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OutServe-SLDN and San Diego Pride partner for military leadership conference

SAN DIEGO, California -- OutServe-SLDN and San Diego Pride have partnered together for Outserve-SLDN’s fourth annual leadership conference that will be held in San Diego from March 26-28.

“We are delighted to partner with San Diego Pride” said Matt Thorn, interim executive director. “This partnership will help to continue our annual conference as a global fo­rum on creating an environment of respect in the military with regards to sexual orientation and gender identity. We couldn’t ask for a more collaborative partner in our host city.

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UPDATE: City Council panel votes to add gender identity and gender expression to policy

(Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect Wednesday morning's vote.)

SAN DIEGO, California – A City Council panel on Wednesday morning voted to amend the City of San Diego’s policies and practices to add gender identity and gender expression as types of unlawful discrimination.

City Councilmember Todd Gloria asked the Budget and Government Efficiency Committee to consider amending the City of San Diego’s Nondiscrimination in Contracting Ordinance.

Remembering John McCusker, 10 years later

SAN DIEGO – It's been 10 years since the death of John McCusker, a beloved local business owner and leader in the San Diego LGBT community, but his spirit lives on. McCusker died on March 13, 2005 – 10 years ago today.

McCusker, who owned Club Montage and ReBar, was well-connected and always lent his support to numerous organizations and causes.

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Opening night for Cine Gay and the Latino Film Festival

SAN DIEGO, California – Opening night is here for the 22nd annual Latino Film Festival, which runs March 12-22 at locations in Mission Valley and North Park.

The festival’s Cine Gay showcase has been popular with the LGBT community of San Diego since it debuted nine years ago.

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Bar knife-attack victim: Don't call me a hero!

SAN DIEGO, California – Timothy Caudill, who survived a vicious knife attack at San Diego Eagle, bristles when people call him a hero for saving his friend’s life that night.

The Marine Corps veteran said he instinctively stepped forward when the suspect unexpectedly pulled out a knife and lunged at the two men. In a flash, it was like Caudill was in hand-to-hand combat, only he didn't have a weapon to defend himself. Here he was, battling for his life in a darkened bar as other patrons froze in fear, fled for their safety or were paralyzed by shock.

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Groundbreaking report educates California policy makers on needs of LGBT community

California may lead the nation in taking significant steps to provide equal rights to its LGBT citizens, but the Golden State has a long way to go before providing full equality, finds a groundbreaking report titled Fair Share for Equality.

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FilmOut hit "Boy Meets Girl" returns to San Diego

(Editor's note: SDGLN is rerunning its Q&A interview with Eric Schaeffer, writer-director of "Boy Meets Girl," published on May 19, 2014, prior to the 16th annual FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival. Minor editing has deleted outdated information without changing the context. The opening night movie was a huge hit, and the soldout audience peppered Schaeffer and the cast with excellent questions at the Q&A session afterward.

Observing MLK Day

SAN DIEGO, California -- The staff members of Hale Media -- San Diego Gay & Lesbian News and SD PIX magazine -- are observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday in honor of the civil rights leader.

We will be publishing a limited number of stories today on our news website SDGLN.

Thank you for supporting us and making SDGLN the most-read LGBT news source in San Diego.

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The tragic death of Leelah Alcorn: How her mother is my mother, and maybe yours

Leelah’s mother Carla Alcorn is my mother.

Figuratively speaking.

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Abused, homeless and gay: Hurdles don't stop him from achieving success

SAN DIEGO, California -- Gabriel Bristol was born into a poor family, filled with neglect and abuse. Oftentimes his injuries were so bad that he was kept home from school. His life seemed destined to become tragic and misguided, and for a time it was. But Bristol is now the CEO and president of a company in San Diego that is changing the way employees are treated, and it is all because of the misfortunes that plagued him in his youth.