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COMMENTARY: Student editor of hate tabloid runs for ASI president at Cal State San Marcos

Nitwits run for office at every level in the United States. They’re almost a form of entertainment here, except that some of them manage to get elected and then the manure spreader goes full throttle. Thankfully, a lot of them tend to trip up on the campaign trail.

LETTER TO EDITOR: What cultural war?

Your recent poll listed online alludes to the GOP's "war on women" stated as though it is fact.

It is this level of unsubstantiated, absurd hyperbole that dramatically weakens our political credibility. It makes the gay community seem woefully ill-informed, hysterically latching onto the most extreme left-wing propaganda.

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Commentary: Marriage equality promotes equality, prosperity

In the month since we launched Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, a bipartisan, national coalition of mayors from across the nation who have come together to support the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry, a lot has happened.

COMMENTARY: HRC website showcases Mitt Romney’s constantly changing positions on LGBT issues

WASHINGTON – Showcasing Mitt Romney’s constantly changing positions on issues important to LGBT Americans, the Human Rights Campaign today launched a new website to educate voters about the former Massachusetts Governor’s record.

“Mitt ‘N Match” cleverly allows users to see his various stances on open military service, workplace non-discrimination and relationship recognition.

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COMMENTARY: The war on women still rages

March is National Women’s History Month, and this year’s theme is “Women’s Education — Women’s Empowerment.” It’s a nice mom-and-apple-pie theme.

COMMENTARY: Father of gay soldier killed in Afghanistan campaigns for Minnesota legislature

(Editor’s note: Melanie Nathan is a frequent contributor to San Diego Gay & Lesbian News. This opinion piece first ran at LGBTQ Nation, a content-sharing partner with SDGLN.com.)

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LETTER TO COMMUNITY: Demand government include us in Census

At the Task Force we insist that systemic racism is an LGBT issue – as is immigration, housing, health care, fair wages, Social Security and sexism. That's why our work every day of the year reflects our deep and central commitment to racial justice.

As Black History Month comes to a close, we're reminded of the determination and tirelessness with which those who have come before us have worked to create a more just and equal society.

COMMENTARY: Your anti-birth-control voter guide for 2012

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Please report on LGBT mayoral issues fairly and accurately

Letter to the Publishers and Editors of City Beat, Gay San Diego, LGBT Weekly, San Diego Gay & Lesbian News:

As a progressive I believe San Diego is on the cusp of one of the most important civil-rights moments ever to occur in San Diego, the election of a gay mayor.

As an individual who is personally dedicated to the cause of equality, I cannot help but be overwhelmed at the possibility that San Diego could become a leader in the nation for a standard of quality that can be set in city government regardless of a mayor's sexual orientation.

COMMENTARY: Homophobic Tennessee lawmakers can eat my grits!

Ever been to Tennessee, the Volunteer State? Tap your toes in Nashville, the heart of country music? Hike through the majestic Smoky Mountains? Traipse through Elvis’ Graceland mansion in Memphis? Or visit Ruby Falls and Rock City in Chattanooga?

Lots of wonderful people are from Tennessee: historical figures like Davy Crockett and Sequoia; singers such as Dolly Parton, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and Isaac Kaye; celebrities like Dinah Shore, Cybil Shepherd and Morgan Freeman. Some of my ancestors are from there, too.

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