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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The Taste Buds fall in love with Saiko Sake and Sushi Bar in North Park

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News has a regular dining-out column written by The Taste Buds, SDGLN's resident foodies. Today's review is by Sweet and Umami, whose identities are the best-kept secrets in San Diego.

Saiko Sake and Sushi Bar, 2884 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104

Call: 619-677-3907

Hours: Open daily from 4 pm to close. Industrial Night is on Mondays and Flight Night on Wednesdays. Happy Hour daily from 4 to 6:30 pm.

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RGOD2: The intersections of oppression and violence

The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women gathers at its midpoint on Friday, March 13 with a huge intergenerational dialogue between the older activists who attended the historic Global Women’s Conference in Beijing 20 years ago, and the new generations of women activists and male allies.

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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Lesbian couple overcome investor bias, succeed with Hip Chick Farms

It is no mystery that starting your own business can be difficult. Financial choices, planning and even legal hitches can make the difference between a successful business plan thriving or one that goes cold before it even gets started. These factors are also present in the LGBT community, but in some cases the struggle can be harder.

Business profile: Joey Kirkpatrick, Licensed Massage Therapist

SAN DIEGO, California -- There’s few things in life more relaxing than a professional massage. The dim lighting, peaceful environment, light music and gentle touch create a space for even the most stressed person forget their worries for an hour.

Joey Kirkpatrick, LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) strives to do just that for all of his clients through his massage therapy business. He says he has a passion for health and wellness, and for providing effective therapy to structural imbalances in the body, while decreasing stress and promoting relaxation.

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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.

Observing Presidents' Day

SAN DIEGO, California -- The staff members of Hale Media -- San Diego Gay & Lesbian News and SD PIX magazine -- are observing Presidents' Day (Washington's Birthday), a federal holiday.

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

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