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San Diego Women's Chorus hires assistant director

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Women's Chorus (SDWC) has hired Kathleen Hansen as its first-ever assistant artistic director. After an extensive search process, SDWC’s board of directors extended the offer to Hansen, who started in the position Oct. 19.

Hansen will work closely alongside longtime SDWC artistic director Christopher Allen to provide additional musical assistance and support to SDWC’s growing membership and will make her debut with the chorus at the chorus’ winter concert “Light Up the World” on Dec. 7 and 8.

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"Project Runway" alum Jack Mackenroth launches "HIV Equal" campaign

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

Angel Haze puts new spin on "Same Love" | AUDIO

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Angel Haze is a 22-year-old rapper who has already set the musical world and internet on fire with her poignant honesty and the electrifying rhythm in her remix of "Same Love" -- and her album hasn’t even been released yet.

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Lessons Learned: Freedom from domestic violence is short-lived, victim says

(Editor’s note: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Many people aren’t aware that domestic violence afflicts the LGBT community. This is the second of a two-part, first-person account by Jeff Gilson of San Diego, who tells of two relationships that turned abusive.

ADOPT ME! Take Martin home!

Martin is a tan-colored Shar Pei weighing 55.2 pounds. He is 6 years old and has been neutered.

Why I'd make a great companion

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Meet LGBT History Month icon Ma Rainey | 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.)

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Second arrest made in beating of transgender woman in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES -- A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the beating of a transgender woman in May on Hollywood Boulevard, police said Wednesday night.

The Los Angeles Police Department said that a male suspect had been taken into custody on suspicion of taking part in the early morning attack on May 31 near Vine Street.

Detectives have said four men were involved in the beating of the woman identified by authorities as Vivian.

The woman suffered broken bones and internal injuries and spent a week in the hospital, police said.

Liberty Tax Service will amend for free the tax returns of married same-gender couples

After the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of Treasury announced this summer that they will treat same-gender couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, as married for federal tax purposes, Liberty Tax Service has offered to amend 2010 and 2011 federal tax returns for same-gender, married couples for free.

As of Sept. 16, the ruling stands even for those couples who do not reside in the jurisdiction where they were married.

SDPIX presents Halloween Massive on Saturday at Rich's

SAN DIEGO -- MASSIVE is back at Rich's for a special Halloween edition, presented by San Diego Pix, on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Halloween weekend revelers are invited to head to Rich's after Nightmare on Normal Street for Hillcrest's spookiest party.

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