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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 Minor editing has deleted outdated information without changing the context.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.

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ACLU to fight "religious freedom" movement

NEW YORK -- ACLU officials say the civil-rights group is tweaking and relaunching its #Out4Freedom campaign to fight "religious freedom" bills that are designed as licenses to discriminate.

The #Out4Freedom campaign has been used to build support for marriage equality nationwide, but will now be expanded to spread awareness of the discriminatory nature of the so-called "religious freedom" bills.

Laugh fest as Neil Simon's "Murder By Death" returns to big screen in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, California -- FilmOut San Diego and Diversionary Theatre this week will co-present Robert Moore’s hilarious film adaptation of Neil Simon’s “Murder By Death” (1976).

The comedic spoof of the world's best-known murder mysteries will be shown at 7 pm Wednesday at the Hillcrest Landmark Cinema.

Happy Thanksgiving!

SAN DIEGO -- The staff members of Hale Media -- San Diego Gay & Lesbian News and SD PIX -- wish you a very happy Thanksgiving weekend.

We will not be publishing Thanksgiving Day through Sunday to allow our staff members to spend quality time with their families and loved ones.

We give thanks to you for supporting us and making our media organization the most-read LGBT news source in San Diego and beyond -- with a global readership reaching 200 countries and territories.











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Holiday Yard Sale benefits Stepping Stone of San Diego

SAN DIEGO, California – Who doesn’t love a yard sale? It can’t get any more fabulous unless it is one run by the LGBT community.

The annual Holiday Yard Sale, hosted by Mahogany Run Delivery and benefiting Stepping Stone of San Diego, will offer bargains galore on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22 and 23, in the South Park neighborhood of San Diego.

Items are priced 75% off their retail value. But more importantly, the Holiday Yard Sale gives everyone a chance to understand why this event is so crucial to San Diego’s LGBT community.

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Tom Reise, unsung hero of San Diego's LGBT community

SAN DIEGO, California -- Some LGBT San Diegans might not know about Tom Reise, but after learning what he does for the community, one might wonder why they don’t.

Reise is a local philanthropist who as co-trustee of the estate of Dr. Fritz Klein helps fund many important LGBT programs in San Diego. From the arts to drug treatment, Reise's largesse benefits the community, but he seems happy to fly under the radar.