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Benny Cartwright

Back Out With Benny: To be 'young and gay'

I remember every time I met a new, attractive guy my age, there were instant butterflies in my stomach as we went on dates and explored this “new” gay world together. I remember going to movies with dates and the nerves filled my body as I decided whether or not to hold their hand and our hands kept “bumping” into each other.

Kick-off 2016 with Guys, Games, & Grub at The Center!

This free event also includes pizza, snacks, beer and beverages for all attendees while enjoying fun games, conversation and friends. Be sure to check-out the popular Live Trivia game, too, which will be guest-hosted by Walter Meyer this month.

Back Out With Benny: Mixing the holidays with community

Sometimes the number of events taking place within our community gets tiring — even for the most seasoned of socialites — but I remind myself how fortunate I am to live in a place and be part of a community (since I was 16 years old, nearly 20 years now) that offers me such a wide variety of options to mix, connect, meet new people, and to raise funds and support for great causes.

Hillcrest Town Council update - Nov. 20, 2015

At HTC's Nov. 10 meeting, there was much discussion about two of Hillcrest’s hottest topics: homelessness and parking. Along with that, there was also a visit by state Sen. Marty Block.

Guys, Games & Grub is Wednesday night at The Center

Host Benny Cartwright and the team at The Center welcome all men (and friends) 21 years and older to the event, which is a great place for guys to connect, meet and socialize.

Hillcrest Town Council update - Oct. 23, 2015

Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and Elizabeth Hannon of the Uptown Community Parking District made important presentations at the monthly meeting of the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) on Oct. 13.

Back Out With Benny: We are family

We are a family and despite our many differences (many of those differences are what make this family so beautiful), we are there for each other on our best days and our worst days.

Hillcrest Town Council update – Sept. 25, 2015

The Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) exists to share and discuss with our neighbors a variety of topics of interest throughout the year. Our September meeting focused on health, and gave participants the opportunity to learn more about the two major hospitals in Hillcrest, UCSD Health and Scripps Mercy.