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Diversionary Theatre "Flash Sale" offers huge ticket savings until Nov. 30

If you’re in the mood to get out and go somewhere other than the mall during this holiday season, why not head to the theatre?

San Diego’s own Diversionary Theatre has announced a huge savings on their latest stage performances of “A Civil War Christmas.”

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Paula Vogel penned this musical tale of yule tide which takes place during one of the most tumultuous times in U.S. history.

The Center's Young Professionals Council to host November mixer at Gossip Grill

The Center's Young Professionals Council will host their next 1st Tuesday Series event on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 6:30-8 pm at Gossip Grill.

Everyone is welcome to attend the event which will include a mixer and a special presentation on "privilege" by Carolina Ramos, The Center's Director of Training/Chief Diversity Officer. The presentation will be interactive and informative.

Gossip Grill offers $3 well drink specials all night on Tuesdays, and the full menu will also be available.

Job openings at San Diego Pride

San Diego LGBT Pride released the descriptions of two new job openings with the local nonprofit, which will allow them to not only improve their events but increase their financial support of the local LGBT community. The two positions include Director of Entertainment and an Office Manager.

The Center's Young Professionals Council to host evening at Lambda Archives

SAN DIEGO, California -- The Center's Young Professionals Council will host its next 1st Tuesday Series event on Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 6:30-8 pm at the Lambda Archives of San Diego. This month’s series will focus on San Diego’s vibrant LGBT history, and participants will get a first-hand look at the organization that has been collecting this history since 1987.

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Historic Bud Kearns pool re-opens in Balboa Park

The Bud Kearns Memorial swimming pool is once again open in Balboa Park. The historic community gathering has been closed since February to repair an 83-year-old drainage system, but on Monday swimmers were able to dive in once again.

The busy social landmark has been cooling down San Diego residents since 1933, and unfortunately has been closed throughout the summer.

The Center's Young Professionals Council to host 1st Tuesday Series on networking

SAN DIEGO, California -- The Young Professionals Council (YPC) of the San Diego LGBT Community Center will host their next 1st Tuesday Series event on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at Uptown Tavern.

On the first Tuesday of each month, all YPC members, friends, and those interested in learning more about YPC are welcome to attend for brief updates, followed by a program focusing on helpful skills for young leaders and professionals.

Back Out With Benny: #TalkingSex

I talk about sex. A lot. Much of that is because of my job at the San Diego LGBT Community Center, working with our #BeTheGeneration [to end new transmissions of HIV] campaign. Through the campaign, which I discussed several months ago in this column, we are working hard to end much of the stigma that has surrounded HIV/AIDS since the disease first came to light in the early 1980s. The heart of the campaign is to simply help people get to a place where they can live out, live long, live healthy, and live unafraid.

Back out With Benny: A very wet but very memorable Pride

Rain is not something we think of when we think about the annual San Diego LGBT Pride celebration. In fact, Pride organizers moved San Diego’s Pride events to July many years ago to ensure good weather (among other reasons).

In the 19 years I’ve participated in Pride here, never have I seen anything like we witnessed last weekend — a parade drenched by a rainstorm accompanied by thunder and lightning, followed by grey skies and showers all weekend. It was bizarre, it was uncomfortable, it was wet, but the party sure went on!

Sarah Merk-Benitez takes on volunteer coordinator role at The Center

SAN DIEGO, California -- The San Diego LGBT Community Center has announced that Sarah Merk-Benitez has taken the position as the organization’s Coordinator of Volunteer Resources.

Merk-Benitez replaces Jerry Tomaszewicz, Jr. who has joined The Center’s accounting team. In her new role, Merk-Benitez is responsible for recruiting, training and coordinating The Center’s more than 1,000 volunteers.

North County bus to San Diego Pride will be available

OCEANSIDE, California -- The North County LGBTQ Resource Center has announced a bus service to San Diego Pride’s parade and festival, July 18.

The round-trip service will be only $10 and riders may choose their departure and return times when they purchase their tickets. Morning trips are scheduled for 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. and will leave from the Resource Center, located at 510 N. Coast Hwy, Suite C. Riders are asked to park on the street, not in the Center’s parking lot.

Those riding are also invited to march along with the NC Resource Center in the parade.