SDGLN Contributors

Aunt Johnny

Aunt Johnny is a humor columnist. For years now, Aunt Johnny has been doling out advice to celebrity friends and family - bringing a little dose of wisdom wrapped in wit, sprinkled with satire and sautéed in drama, to those who can't seem to get their act together. He's helped to prevent fashion catastrophes, stupid career choices and petty romantic theatrics to some of the most famous names in show business and politics ... all from the comfort of his martini glass. Now, he's bringing his celebrity and pop culture buzz to San Diego Gay & Lesbian News. With tongue in cheek, he's taking pop culture shaken and stirred. Then he's shaking it some more.

Barb Hamp Weicksel

Barb Hamp Weicksel was born in 1952 in Pennsylvania and moved to California in the early 1980s, where she met her partner Susan. They've been together some 30 years and share the love of Susan's four children, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Her blog, Barb's Gift of Gab," can be found HERE.

Bo Bortner

Realtor Bo Bortner writes The Real e-State, a column for SDGLN. He offers his sound advice and personal knowledge of the industry as a successful agent with Team Metro Real Estate. He is well-versed in Hillcrest, North Park, University Heights, Golden Hill and downtown, but his clients come from all over. He gives back to the local community through his involvement with Mama's Kitchen, The Trevor Project and University Christian Church. He can be reached at (619) 840-2981 or online at his website,

Christian Baez

Christian Baez is an aspiring stylist, born and raised in San Diego, and now living in New York City. His column, Fashionably Out, appears regularly on SDGLN.

For business inquiries, he can be reached at or via Twitter @mrchristianbaez.

Darren A. Farnesi

Darren A. Farnesi, M.D., APC, writes the monthly column Look Better Naked for SDGLN, where he gives readers up-to-date advice about how to look their best. He offers his personal knowledge of the industry as a successful doctor with Medical Age Management Inc. He can be reached at (619) 299-0700 or online at

David Muscat

David Muscat writes the monthly column Musings with Muscat for SDGLN. A State Farm agent (License No. 0E85160), Muscat offers expert advice on all forms of insurance and financial planning. In his personal time, he is extremely involved with the community and non-profits, serving on the board of Mama’s Kitchen, The Center’s MARYAH group supporting the Youth Housing Project, and as president of North Park Main Street. Contact him by phone (619) 795-3853, via email at, or visit his website,

Hedy Goldman

Hedy Goldman has lots of knowledgeable information to share. She has been practicing real estate since 1996 and is a 2010 gold award winner at Windermere Real Estate SoCal. Hedy sells all over San Diego, but specializes in North County Coastal. She can be reached at (858) 504-2334 or San Diego Realtor.

Jean Lowerison

Jean Lowerison is the Theater Critic for SDGLN. She has written extensively about theater in San Diego and the region for various publications. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.

Jennine Estes

Jennine Estes writes the In the Raw support column for SDGLN. She has a private therapy practice in Mission Valley that focuses on helping couples deal with all aspects of conflict, sexual addiction issues, and/or increasing intimacy. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC#47653) with a private practice in the Mission Valley area of San Diego. She also provides relationship advice on her blog, Relationships In The Raw. She can be reached at (619) 471-7104 or at her website,

Jim Winsor

Jim Winsor is a longtime partner of Hale Media, Inc., most often seen out and about catching the community’s activities on film. Best known for his work with SDPIX, Jim looks forward to sharing his experiences both in and outside of the social scene with his SDGLN nightclub column, Jim Winsor's Out & About.

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