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Equality California, Courage Campaign renew calls for Manchester Hotel Boycott

The Courage Campaign and Equality California today renewed calls for the ongoing boycott against San Diego hotel magnate Doug Manchester, a major donor to Proposition 8. The 18-month boycott has already cost Manchester more than $7 million in lost convention revenue.

Courage Campaign petitions to televise the Prop 8 trial

Courage Campaign is encouraging people to help them keep the pressure on the court. The public comment period will be open through Friday, January 8. Courage Campaign has set a goal of 100,000 signatures by tomorrow at 9 a.m.

The wild, wild west of polling

The Military Times' online survey is wildly unscientific, self-selective, and not representative of the military as a whole. Instead, it reflects the views of the paper’s subscribers — and nothing more.

San Diego Pride's Milk Money program raises $6,000

In the spirit of Harvey Milk's philanthropic legacy, San Diego Pride established the "Milk Money" drive to bestow monies to three reputable San Diego charities throughout the holiday season. Over $6,000 was raised by community members and members of the Ambassador of Pride Program.

HIV travel and immigration ban lifted

The U.S. government today lifted the HIV travel ban, which had prohibited HIV positive visitors and immigrants from entering the country.

Commentary: The end of the road for the HIV travel ban

How about starting off the first Monday of 2010 with some good news? Scratch that. Make that awesome news. Because today marks the end of a 22-year-old policy that was not only discriminatory and homophobic, but detrimental to public health.

New year, unwavering resolution

I'm waiting eagerly for the start of a new year. 2010 is not just any year for me; it's the 20th anniversary of my first role with the board of an organization working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.