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Trans funny-man Ian Harvie: The intimacies of laughter

Ian Harvie, a transgender comedian based in Los Angeles, is a lifetime comic, but he officially began his career at a small comedy club in Maine in 2002, worked his way around the country, and in 2006 he was handpicked by comedian Margaret Cho as her opening act. Over the past few years Harvie has been not only an activist but also a face for the transgender community. 

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"Wish Me Away" chronicles darker side of Chely Wright's quest for acceptance

By now, Chely Wright's coming out story is old news to most of us; however, a new film -- that hits the film festival circuit starting tonight in Los Angeles -- is about to blow the lid off of what you thought you knew about her journey through her very public coming out.

It was two full years before Wright graced Oprah's couch in the spring of 2010, that she made the initial decision to come out in such a public way. She realized that if she was going to make a difference, she needed to do it with a defined purpose and complete abandon.

Green Tip of the Week: Why it’s good to be hung out to dry!

What’s that lovely smell? The scent of fresh laundry has long been one of our favorite smells as we pass by an apartment building or house. Or remember our childhood, when few parents had clothes dryers.

Most clothes dryers are energy hogs, so line drying is an eco-friendly alternative. And drying clothes on the line actually smells better!

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Lifelong bisexual activist Kyle Schickner releases season two of web series "A Rose By Any Other Name"

LOS ANGELES -- A new online web series, about the normal ups and downs of relationships with the additional challenge of differing sexual orientations, launched its second season this last week.

"A Rose By Any Other Name" stars Stephanie Reibel as Rose (top, left), a very out and comfortable gal who unexpectedly captures the attention - and heart - of Anthony (Kyle Schickner), a nice, unassuming straight guy.

The trailer and other promos have fun with the idea. "It's about a lesbian. It's about a man. It's about to get confusing!"

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Legal Ease: Same-sex partnership equality - a slow but steady process

Editor's Note: SDGLN is pleased to welcome Rivka Israel to our team with a new legal column that will focus on LGBT Family Law. Feel free to suggest topics for future discussion.

As the recognition of the rights of same-sex partnerships have increased over the past seven years, we have also watched as changes have taken place in state and federal laws

At times, this piecemeal process has resulted in some strange scenarios.

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San Francisco's gay mayoral candidate Bevan Dufty to visit San Diego on June 5

SAN DIEGO -- Folks in the Castro in San Francisco are buzzing with the possibility of electing their first gay mayor.

Former San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty is considered a top candidate and many voters in the city believe November will be an historic election.

Dufty served two terms as supervisor in District 8, the same seat held by LGBT hero Harvey Milk, long considered the “Mayor of Castro Street.” Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated in November 1978.

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Becoming Chaz: A Bono of another name - and still advocating

Unless you have been living under a rock lately, you've seen publicity about Chaz Bono's gender transition - lots of it.

All the attention was organized to promote the premiere of "Becoming Chaz," a documentary by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato of World of Wonder productions, which debuted this month on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), as well as Chaz's new book, "Transition - The story of how I became a man," released by Dutton Books (Penguin) at the same time.

Green Tip of the Week: Do the splits!

Here’s a quick and easy way to reduce your impact while traveling: Split a taxi!

While you’re standing in the cab line at the airport, ask your fellow travelers if any of them are going to the same part of town as you. If they are, tell the driver you need to make two stops and off you go.

Carpooling saves gas and emissions and, in this case, will save you money too.

You should use your best judgment when deciding to share a cab -- safety first! -- but if the coast is clear, give it a whirl! All you’ve got to lose is a full cab fare.

Green Tip of the Week: How to rid yourself of uninvited guests

Tiny flies buzzing around the kitchen are annoying. You can buy sprays, traps and serums full of chemicals to help you rid yourself of the problem, but non-chemical traps are just as effective -- and free!

If the summer heat has turned your kitchen into a fruit-fly playground, help is here! Rid yourself of pesky kitchen flies with a homemade trap using natural ingredients.

How to make eco-friendly trap

TONIGHT: City College LGBT group to host fundraiser at Gossip Grill

SAN DIEGO -- All Out At City, San Diego City College's organization for LGBT students and their allies, will host a fundraiser tonight to celebrate the end of the semester and raise money for the group's programs and activities.

The event will take place from 7 to 9:30 pm at Gossip Grill, 1440 University Ave., and include Jell-o shots and a raffle.