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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.

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On 25th anniversary, "Longtime Companion" returns to the silver screen

SAN DIEGO, California – FilmOut San Diego will celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Longtime Companion” with a special screening tomorrow, co-sponsored by Being Alive.

“Longtime Companion” will be shown at 7 pm Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Landmark Hillcrest.

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On a main drag in San Diego, Lips turns 15

SAN DIEGO, California -- The neon kiss that lights up historic El Cajon Boulevard at night is a monument to a drag entertainment institution that is 15 years in the making. Lips San Diego has an affectionate presence on the outside and the inside, and that is what makes its history and creation so important.

Lips, which also has locations in New York, Fort Lauderdale and Atlanta, is not only an essential destination for San Diego drag entertainment, but its existence has improved the quality of life in North Park and the lives of the people who work there.

Seventh Circuit mandates gay marriage for Indiana

CHICAGO, Illinois -- The day after the U.S. Supreme Court let stand the gay-marriage ruling by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the appellate court today issued the Baskin mandate ordering Indiana to legalize same-sex marriage. This is a mere formality, but a necessary legal move to ensure that the red state follows the law.

The mandate can be viewed below, courtesy of Lambda Legal, a litigant for plaintiffs in the Baskin case.

Homophobes stir up trouble against Russian documentary about gay teens

Homophobes in Vladivostok, Russia have stirred up trouble against a Russian documentary called "Children 404," which shows how the nation's "gay propaganda" law is putting LGBT teens in harm's way.

And the homophobes are trying to use the "gay propaganda" law to silence the filmmakers.

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The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle leaving California after 32 years of ministry

SAN DIEGO, California – The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, a distinguished man of the cloth who has an international pulpit in his quest to further LGBT rights on a global scale and a pastor who is as comfortable caring for people with HIV in remote parts of Africa as hobnobbing with former President Bill Clinton, is leaving his post at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral for a new calling on the East Coast.

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