The stigmas and shame often attached to our own admissions we are gay are just as prevalent (if not moreso) as those regarding mental illness. Our Nested Lez thinks it is time to help ourselves and each other, and stop feeding those stigmas by owning who we are.
Last weekend 30 organizations and 500 attendees converged upon San Diego to talk about one of the most important matters of our time -- the treatment and support of LGBTQIA students in our schools. The seeds planted are already reverberating across the nation.
Not all organizations offering treatment to victims of domestic violence may be experienced in providing care or service to the LGBT population, but The Center's Relationship Violence Treatment and Intervention Program is specifically designed to address these barriers to care and provide a safe and healing environment for victims of abuse in our community.
The annual Fall tournament has already reached its 100 team capacity and is the largest softball tournament on the West Coast and the 3rd largest gay sporting event in the world, according to organizers. For the first time ever, shuttle buses will be used to enhance the out-of-town athletes' enjoyment of San Diego's LGBT community.
A popular local arts and culture event shares the same anniversary weekend with the worst terror event ever to happen on U.S. soil, but organizers are not deterred and will march forward, just as they did 10 years ago as tragedy loomed.
I am not alone in choosing North Park as my community, and like so many, I have also made North Park my main stomping grounds for great restaurants, art galleries, craft brewers, gyms, health services, our farmers market, and more.