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San Diego Gay and Lesbian News is following suit with many respected news publications by disabling the comments section on our website. There are a few reasons why we chose to make this difficult decision.

Should the sins of our spouses fall on us?

Many are asking, myself included, is it fair to hold Rosenberg responsible for the actions of his spouse? 

Democratic Senate President Stanley C.  Rosenberg, 68, looked heartbroken, shocked and devastated during an impromptu press conference outside of his office at the State House where he publicly addressed allegations that his spouse, Bryon Hefner, 38, groped and assaulted four men who do business before the Senate.

My black lesbian body is a target for police brutality

Every day when my spouse and I leave home I pray we return to each other.

The reality of unarmed African American women- LBTQ, gender nonconforming and straight-  being beaten, profiled, sexually violated and murdered by law enforcement officials with alarming regularity is too often ignored – especially with the focus of police brutality on our males.

Donna Brazile’s revenge with “Hacks”

Brazile, an LGBTQ ally, is the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

Since the election of Donald Trump, most Americans on both sides of the political aisle feel American democracy is under siege.

California State Board of Education approves LGBTQ inclusive textbooks

“Approval of these textbooks means that California schools will now have access to approved materials that accurately represent LGBTQ people..."

Yesterday, the California State Board of Education adopted ten LGBTQ-inclusive history and social studies textbooks for K-8 classrooms and rejected two which failed to include LGBTQ people. The state's subject matter frameworks require LGBTQ inclusion following the 2011 passage of the FAIR Education Act, authored by Senator Mark Leno.

John Kelly needs a queer history lesson on the Civil War

 White House chief of staff John Kelly.

Boston-born White House chief of staff John Kelly’s recent remark on Laura Ingraham’s new Fox News show reopened a divide so deep in this country about slavery that I am reminded of American novelist William Faulkner’s quote “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

The Matthew Shepard murder revisited

New book about Matthew Shepard has a controversial view.

With October being LGBTQ History Month it allows the LGBTQ community to look back at historical events.  And Matthew Shepard’s murder is one of them. 

This October marks nineteen years since the death of Matthew Shepard. In October 1998, Shepard, then 21, was a first-year college student at University of Wyoming.