Remembering Ugandan equality advocate David Kato

Today is the one-year anniversary of the murder of David Kato, a trailblazing Ugandan LGBT advocate.

Pepperdine University denies application for campus LGBT club

MALIBU, Calif. -- Thriving LGBT clubs are almost a given at California's public universities. (And even private, stick-up-its-arse USC has embraced a new age of sexual equality with open-minded institutionals like a new "Queer Worldmaking" exhibit at the school library.)

North County LGBTQ Resource Center seeking volunteers

OCEANSIDE -- The North County LGBTQ Resource Center is seeking volunteers to support the programs and services of the facility, which opened just over a month ago.

Volunteers are being sought to help in a number of areas, including administrative support; community ambassadors; and event volunteers. Besides being open as a community resource space, the North County LGBTQ Resource Center hosts a number of workshops, support groups, classes, and social activities in its space.

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Elementary schools and bullying: What students really face

(This article was originally posted on the GLAAD Blog).

San Diego Pride to form Community Advisory Council

SAN DIEGO -- To ensure that the community has a voice in San Diego LGBT Pride, the organization is creating a Community Advisory Council.

An information session will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, where those interested in participating will learn about the requirements for the selection process and commitment involved with serving on the council.

Imperial Court de San Diego to celebrate 40 years

SAN DIEGO -- Assemblymember Toni Atkins and San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria will join the Imperial Court de San Diego for its 40th anniversary celebrations, taking place Friday, Feb. 10, through Sunday, Feb. 12.

Over the weekend, reigning emperor of the San Diego court Allan Spyere will be joined by Empress Erika Odessa to crown the organization's 40th set of monarchs.

The weekend will also serve as a celebration of the court's 39th reign, which is coming to a close.

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Anti-gay groups protest SPLC with claims of hate and intolerance

About a dozen African American pastors joined anti-gay extremists today in condemning the Southern Poverty Law Center for using its “hate group” label to describe faith-based organizations that demonize the LGBT community, characterizing it as part of an orchestrated liberal plot.

Uptown parking board seeks members from Bankers Hill/Park West neighborhoods

SAN DIEGO -- To round out the recently reorganized Uptown Parking Advisory Board, residents and business owners from the Bankers Hill/Park West neighborhoods are being sought for seats on the board, which makes recommendations for parking improvements in the Uptown area.

Candidates who are interested in vying for one of the five seats are invited to introduce themselves at a meeting of the Bankers Hill Residents Group on Monday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 pm.

The Center to offer new support group for LGBT military families

SAN DIEGO -- To provide a support network for LGBT service members and their families, a new group meeting will be held each month at The Center, starting Tuesday, Jan. 24.

The support group will be sponsored by the San Diego LGBT Community Center's Family Matters program and Fleet and Family Support Services.

TONIGHT: Young professionals invited to mixer to learn about community service opportunities

SAN DIEGO -- Future Leaders of Our Community (FLOC) San Diego chapter will host its first awareness event of the year tonight, giving guests the opportunity to learn about volunteer opportunities with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Those who attend the 6:30 pm event, which will be held at Bamboo Lounge in Hillcrest, will have the opportunity to meet and network with other like-minded individuals who are looking to volunteer and get involved with a worthy cause.