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SDGLN exclusive: Accuser in HIV-infection case speaks out for the first time

SAN DIEGO, California — In an exclusive interview with San Diego Gay and Lesbian News (SDGLN.com), the original accuser in a case alleging that Thomas Guerra intentionally infected him with HIV has come forward for his first on-the-record interview. In it, he sheds light on the facts of the case and gives media covering the story a much-deserved reprimand.

When the accuser isn’t the accuser

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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Kristin Beck truly is "Lady Valor" and a transgender heroine

SAN DIEGO, California – A former Navy SEAL who spent many years based in San Diego, and who came out as a transgender woman two years after retiring from the military in 2011, is the subject of a compelling documentary, “Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story.”

The CNN documentary has been playing the film festival circuit and will be shown Wednesday night, Aug. 20, at the Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas as part of FilmOut San Diego’s monthly screenings. The documentary will have its television premiere on CNN in September.

Woman attacked, mugged in University Heights

SAN DIEGO, California -- Police are searching for a man who violently mugged a woman in University Heights early Tuesday morning.

The attack occurred before 2:15 am in the 4300 block of Mississippi Street. San Diego police say the suspect struck the woman and took her property before fleeing.

She was treated at the scene by paramedics, but did not require hospitalization.

Read the full story on 10News HERE.





Gay For Good seeking volunteers for August community service project

SAN DIEGO, California -- The local chapter of Gay for Good is seeking volunteers to assist at a water station during the America's Finest City Marathon and 5K on Sunday, Aug. 17.

Volunteers will need to be available to participate starting at 6:45 am, and will help set-up, pass out water, gather discarded cups, and cheer on runners. Gay for Good is teaming up with Front Runners & Walkers San Diego for this project.

Everyone who volunteers will receive an event t-shirt, coffee and snacks.

North Park residents asked to look out for each other after recent attacks

SAN DIEGO, California -- Residents of San Diego's neighborhoods of eastern North Park, western City Heights and southern Normal Heights are being asked by police and city officials to "Be Safe. Be Vigilant. Be a Good Neighbor" after a rash of late-night attacks on women.

At least five women have been attacked, and three of those crimes have occurred on Lincoln Street just west of 30th Street in North Park, a trendy neighborhood that has received national attention for its "hip" nightlife and restaurant scene.

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus reaches out to area youth

SAN DIEGO, California -- Outside of the Hillcrest Youth Center (HYC) across the asphalt parking lot, San Diego Gay Men's Chorus (SDGMC) president Bob Lehman is greeted with cheers of “Madonna, Madonna!” Two teen boys shout their approval as Lehman carries in one hand the telltale hot-pink poster announcing SDGMC's "LUV Madonna" show and, in the other, a stack of free tickets.

“I guess that answered the question of whether kids still love Madonna,” Lehman said, laughing. “Obviously, Madonna has entered into that rare stratosphere of a gay icon.”

2 women report assaults in North Park

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Police are warning women not to walk alone after two victims reported being assaulted in North Park in the last week.

The most recent case happened Saturday around 9:40 pm as a lone woman was walking on the 2700 block of Lincoln Avenue.

She told police she was hit from behind by two suspects and was knocked to the ground. One suspect grabbed her clothes and tried to pull them off, police say, but the woman fought back.

Harvey Milk Day celebration in San Diego ends with a toast | VIDEO

SAN DIEGO -- To close out a day full of events and activities in honor of slain gay rights hero Harvey Milk, about 30 community members last night gathered on the steps of The San Diego LGBT Community Center for the second annual Toast to Harvey Milk.

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Gay Men's Sober Retreat 2014 mixes recovery and ropes courses

SAN DIEGO -- Gay Men’s Spiritual Retreat, a group founded in 1991, helps gay men reclaim their lives from the grips of alcoholism and addiction. Started by two men with similar interests in the outdoors and spirituality, GMSR’s welcoming, non-sectarian approach to recovery has been a cornerstone of countless men’s growth and well-being.