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New Hillcrest gay bar Tin Room will bring everything from Texas that makes it "world famous"

New Hillcrest gay bar Tin Room will bring everything from Texas that makes them "world famous."

A little bit of the gay, crazy Texas nightlife is heading to Hillcrest as the World Famous Tin Room is taking up a permanent residence on Fifth Avenue this December. The news broke this week about the opening and the new owner, LGBT ally Lonzie Hershner and his wife, along with his staff took to social media in celebration of their cross-country journey. 

New gay bar coming to Hillcrest, a "world famous" Texas import

Dallas-based gay bar Tin Room is opening another location in Hillcrest.

There's a bit of Texas gay culture coming to Hillcrest this year. Just down the street from one of San Diego's oldest gay clubs, The Rail, a new gay bar is set to open this December.

Teacher says he's being fired for coming out, school district says otherwise

Teacher says he's being fired for coming out, school district says otherwise.

Josh Hamilton, 32, works at Grapevine High School and was put on administrative leave for reasons that are still unclear, but he thinks it is because he came out to a group of students. 

Hamilton, a communications teacher, says he talked to about seven pupils in order to give them encouragement about an upcoming public speaking tournament, he was trying to inspire them. 

The tower of Hillcrest is called Аврòрa, but don't call it a hotel

The tower of Hillcrest is called Аврòра.

The skyline in the heart of Hillcrest is pretty unremarkable and it has been that way for some time. In fact, there are a lot of people who wish to keep it as low-key as possible objecting to projects that go over a certain height of say, a palm tree.

Desmond is Amazing says he was attacked in NY subway

Desmond is Amazing was attacked by an angry critic in NY City subway station.

Tween drag superstar Desmond is Amazing took to social media and YouTube on Saturday to describe what it was like to be attacked on a New York subway.

The young entertainer was with his mother and says they had just got finished with a movie shoot and decided to take the subway home. As they made their way out of the station, things got very scary. 

San Diego's Marcia Villavicencio gets her superpower from the LGBT community

San Diego's Marcia Villavicencio gets her superpower from the LGBT community.

Marcia Villavicencio is getting prepared for the biggest day of her life so far. It's not a birthday milestone or a wedding or even the birth of a child. Marcia is getting commissioned as a Naval officer after 15 years of service and as a first-generation gay American Latina the journey from enlisted member to an officer spans countries and time zones. 

Thrift store opens in Hillcrest benefiting homeless programs

Hillcrest filled one of its empty storefronts on Thursday with a Father Joe's Villages thrift store, and a queue of shoppers eager to get their hands on some slightly used merchandise lined the sidewalk of University Avenue. 

The store will help the homeless population by raising funds for programs and services dedicated to that community.