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Mix Vapes is opening an e-cig store and lounge in North Park

SAN DIEGO -- Mix Vapes, an electronic-cigarette store, will celebrate its grand opening in North Park on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 11 am to 10 pm.

Community members are invited to stop by to check out the space, which includes an e-liquid tasting bar and lounge.

The grand opening will include food, music, raffles and product giveaways. Entertainment will be showcased all day, with Ross May playing the guitar and singing from 1-3 pm, and DJ Tre from 6-8 pm. The Jammin' Z90 promo team will also be on site from 6-9 pm playing music and giving away promotional items.

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Speak Up With Jimmy: "Project Runway's" Bradon McDonald on getting married and marriage equality | VIDEO

In this episode of Speak Up With Jimmy, I speak with "Project Runway" finalist Bradon McDonald about getting married. After winning a challenge with guest judge Jesse Tyler Ferguson (who launched the Tie the Knot organization to support marriage equality), Bradon was inspired to propose on the show to his longtime boyfriend Josh.

Bradon talks about plans for the wedding, changing people's minds about same-sex marriage, and the power of expressing love.

Man guilty in hate crime that nearly killed a transgender woman | VIDEO

TAMPA, Fla. - Tavares Spencer, a Tampa man accused of nearly killing a transgend woman, was convicted on all charges Thursday, including attempted first-degree murder.

The trial began Monday and included the testimony of the victim, Terrience McDonald, who goes by Coko.

“As I was still lying on the ground, he walked around me, and he pointed the gun, and then he shot me,” McDonald testified earlier this week.

To read the full story, click HERE.

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Anti-gay rant earns Aussie footballer a big social media backlash

For comparing homosexuality to alcoholism and labeling the alternative lifestyle as equal to spiritual disease and demonic, Newcastle Knights NRL footballer Ryan Stig is harvesting a social media backlash.

He initially uploaded a letter on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as a rant about homosexuality and gay marriage. It was in response to the approval last week by the legislature of the Australian Capital Territory of the same-sex marriage law.

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: More Halloweening in Hillcrest

Halloween night is tonight!

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Meet LGBT History Month icons John Lawrence and Tyron Garner | VIDEO

(Editor's note: October is LGBT History Month, celebrated annually to recognize the notable achievements of LGBT people throughout time. Each day this month, Equality Forum will feature one LGBT icon who has made notable contributions to society and SDGLN will publish the story here in the Causes section. View previous LGBT History Month icons HERE.)

GLAAD's What To Watch on TV on Halloween

(Editor's note: This post was originally published by SDGLN content partner GLAAD.)

ADOPT ME! Take Alberta home!

Alberta is a brown Tabby cat. She is 2 months old and has been spayed.

Why I'd make a great companion

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Palm Springs Pride is this weekend!

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- Before the holiday season gets into full swing, the LGBT community has one last chance to celebrate at Palm Springs Pride taking place this weekend.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in several different events over the three day celebration, including the annual Pride Festival, Parade, and multiple block parties. Palm Springs Pride has witnessed a tremendous amount of growth and change over the last few years and is certainly worth checking out.

Historically Black College and University LGBT Student Leadership Summit set

WASHINGTON –The Human Rights Campaign Foundation will hold its Historically Black College and University (HBCU) LGBT Leadership and Career Summit from Nov. 2 to Nov. 4.

The summit, sponsored by PepsiCo, is designed to foster an effective group of LGBT HBCU student leaders committed to developing their personal leadership and career skills, and to develop student leaders to advocate for LGBT equality and social justice.