San Diego Pride and Will Walters reach agreement on lawsuit

SAN DIEGO, California -- San Diego Pride announced this week that the organization is no longer a defendant in a lawsuit filed by Will X. Walters, which is currently under appeal before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Walters filed the lawsuit after he was arrested for nudity while wearing leather attire at the 2011 San Diego Pride Festival. San Diego Pride and Walters reached "an amicable agreement and recognize their common interest in advocating for equality, dignity and acceptance regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity," according to a news release.

SDGLN Poll: What do readers think of "Looking" on HBO?

SAN DIEGO, California – Readers of San Diego Gay & Lesbian News who took our poll last week reveal their thoughts about the gay drama "Looking" on HBO.

Our poll question was: What do you think of "Looking" on HBO?

The results, which are not scientific, show that 55% of readers say they really love "Looking," 30% say that the show is OK, and 16% say they are bored by it.

The new SDGLN Poll question asks readers: Do you support SANDAG bike plan for University Avenue?

Watch "The Wizard Of Oz" on a big outdoor screen in the Egyptian Quarter

SAN DIEGO, California -- Catch Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man on an outdoor screen Friday night as Hillcrest Community Movie Night presents an all-time classic, "The Wizard Of Oz."

The memorable 1939 film stars Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton in memorable roles.

"The Wizard Of Oz" was nominated for six Oscars but lost out as Best Picture to another immortal movie, "Gone With The Wind." It did win Best Original Song for "Over The Rainbow" and Best Music (Original Score).

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UPDATE: City Council panel votes to add gender identity and gender expression to policy

(Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect Wednesday morning's vote.)

SAN DIEGO, California – A City Council panel on Wednesday morning voted to amend the City of San Diego’s policies and practices to add gender identity and gender expression as types of unlawful discrimination.

City Councilmember Todd Gloria asked the Budget and Government Efficiency Committee to consider amending the City of San Diego’s Nondiscrimination in Contracting Ordinance.

FilmOut San Diego pays tribute to Karen Black with double feature

SAN DIEGO, California -- FilmOut San Diego will be presenting two classic Karen Black movies -- both films celebrating milestone anniversaries -- on Wednesday, March 18 at the Hillcrest Landmark Cinema.

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This underappreciated movie by legendary filmmaker Robert Altman (“Nashville” and “Three Women”) has been fully restored after 30 years and finally being screened in San Diego after decades of unavailability. After directing a celebrated New York stage production of

SDGLN Poll: Readers reveal where they watch movies the most

SAN DIEGO, California – Readers of San Diego Gay & Lesbian News who took our poll last week reveal where they watch movies the most.

Our poll question was: Where do you watch movies the most?

The results, which are not scientific, show that 85% of readers watch movies the most at home, 8% at the cinema and 8% at the drive-in theater.

The new SDGLN Poll question asks readers: What do you think of "Looking" on HBO?

Park & Rec is the new concept for former Bourbon Street and Lei Lounge

SAN DIEGO, California -- The old Bourbon Street and Lei Lounge complex in University Heights will become Park & Rec, the new ownership said Friday, with a opening planned in May.

Located at 4612 Park Blvd. in University Heights, one of San Diego's oldest neighborhoods dating to the first land boom in the late 1880s, the complex has been home to watering holes for more than 50 years.

Son was attacked at local school because of his sexuality, father says

SAN DIEGO, California -- The father of a teenager who was beat up while another student recorded it on his cellphone said his son was targeted because of the boy's sexuality.

A claim was filed against the San Diego Unified School District by the family saying they knew about the harassment and did not do enough to protect Jason Willmert Jr., who identifies as bisexual.

A district spokeswoman said they are fully investigating what she called an extremely upsetting incident.

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Opening night for Cine Gay and the Latino Film Festival

SAN DIEGO, California – Opening night is here for the 22nd annual Latino Film Festival, which runs March 12-22 at locations in Mission Valley and North Park.

The festival’s Cine Gay showcase has been popular with the LGBT community of San Diego since it debuted nine years ago.

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Bar knife-attack victim: Don't call me a hero!

SAN DIEGO, California – Timothy Caudill, who survived a vicious knife attack at San Diego Eagle, bristles when people call him a hero for saving his friend’s life that night.

The Marine Corps veteran said he instinctively stepped forward when the suspect unexpectedly pulled out a knife and lunged at the two men. In a flash, it was like Caudill was in hand-to-hand combat, only he didn't have a weapon to defend himself. Here he was, battling for his life in a darkened bar as other patrons froze in fear, fled for their safety or were paralyzed by shock.