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Holiday schedule for City of San Diego offices and services

Administrative offices will be closed on New Year's Day.

As San Diego ushers out 2018, many of its administrative offices and public services will be closed. 

Here is a list of those closures and some details on parking, garbage collection, and public safety during the holiday:

Hart’s heartless apology

It’s not easy for any person of African descent to be LGBTQ in our black communities...

While I will continue to argue that the African American community doesn’t have a patent on homophobia, it does, however, have a problem with it. 

And comedian Kevin Hart is another glaring example of the malady.

Message from San Diego Pride ahead of World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1

Dear Pride Family, 

In the 80’s, I remember some of the very first bullying that came my way was from kids at recess calling me gay and telling me that I was going to “get AIDS, die, and burn in hell for all eternity.” Many of us know all too well what this shame, fear, and stigma feels like. It’s something we all work to combat to

this day.

An evening with Michelle

First Lady Michelle Obama swept into Beantown Saturday as part of the national book tour promoting her memoir “Becoming” that was held at the TD Garden. The evening before the event, my spouse and I were gifted front row seats. 

OMG! the event was simply magical. And, the audience was wildly excited. 

National AIDS Memorial to observe World AIDS Day with events honoring Voices of Hope

As people from around the world come together on December 1 to commemorate World AIDS Day, the National AIDS Memorial will bring together more than 1,600 supporters, friends and loved ones for two-days of events to pay tribute to the lives lost, inspire remembrance, healing and convey an important message of hope for the future.

Thanksgiving: The original hate crime

America’s legacy of hate crimes today is the consequence since the genocide of Native Americans.

America’s origin of hate crimes can be traced with the treatment of Native Americans and how America celebrates Thanksgiving. For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is not a cause of celebration, but rather a National Day of Mourning. 

A queer look at Jonestown at 40

Oddly, Jones’s and Harvey Milk’s death were nine days apart in November 1978.

This November 18th marks the 40th anniversary of the Jonestown massacre.  The mass murder-suicide was the largest casualty of American citizens before 9/11.

With forty years since the Jonestown massacre, a more disturbing image of the Revered Jim Jones’s treatment toward his LGBTQ parishioners emerges.