San Diego

Gay For Good seeking volunteers for August community service project

SAN DIEGO, California -- The local chapter of Gay for Good is seeking volunteers to assist at a water station during the America's Finest City Marathon and 5K on Sunday, Aug. 17.

Volunteers will need to be available to participate starting at 6:45 am, and will help set-up, pass out water, gather discarded cups, and cheer on runners. Gay for Good is teaming up with Front Runners & Walkers San Diego for this project.

Everyone who volunteers will receive an event t-shirt, coffee and snacks.

North Park residents asked to look out for each other after recent attacks

SAN DIEGO, California -- Residents of San Diego's neighborhoods of eastern North Park, western City Heights and southern Normal Heights are being asked by police and city officials to "Be Safe. Be Vigilant. Be a Good Neighbor" after a rash of late-night attacks on women.

At least five women have been attacked, and three of those crimes have occurred on Lincoln Street just west of 30th Street in North Park, a trendy neighborhood that has received national attention for its "hip" nightlife and restaurant scene.

San Diego Gay Men's Chorus reaches out to area youth

SAN DIEGO, California -- Outside of the Hillcrest Youth Center (HYC) across the asphalt parking lot, San Diego Gay Men's Chorus (SDGMC) president Bob Lehman is greeted with cheers of “Madonna, Madonna!” Two teen boys shout their approval as Lehman carries in one hand the telltale hot-pink poster announcing SDGMC's "LUV Madonna" show and, in the other, a stack of free tickets.

“I guess that answered the question of whether kids still love Madonna,” Lehman said, laughing. “Obviously, Madonna has entered into that rare stratosphere of a gay icon.”

2 women report assaults in North Park

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Police are warning women not to walk alone after two victims reported being assaulted in North Park in the last week.

The most recent case happened Saturday around 9:40 pm as a lone woman was walking on the 2700 block of Lincoln Avenue.

She told police she was hit from behind by two suspects and was knocked to the ground. One suspect grabbed her clothes and tried to pull them off, police say, but the woman fought back.

Harvey Milk Day celebration in San Diego ends with a toast | VIDEO

SAN DIEGO -- To close out a day full of events and activities in honor of slain gay rights hero Harvey Milk, about 30 community members last night gathered on the steps of The San Diego LGBT Community Center for the second annual Toast to Harvey Milk.

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Gay Men's Sober Retreat 2014 mixes recovery and ropes courses

SAN DIEGO -- Gay Men’s Spiritual Retreat, a group founded in 1991, helps gay men reclaim their lives from the grips of alcoholism and addiction. Started by two men with similar interests in the outdoors and spirituality, GMSR’s welcoming, non-sectarian approach to recovery has been a cornerstone of countless men’s growth and well-being.

Harvey Milk's American Diner makes list of "coolest small businesses in San Diego"

SAN DIEGO -- With its mild climate, seaside location, and diverse neighborhoods, San Diego's small businesses never lack for influence or inspiration.
In celebration of the upcoming San Diego Entrepreneur Day (September 27-28), we found the 24 coolest small businesses in San Diego.

There's a sandwich shop that fills its sandwiches with local fish found in San Diego waters, a candy store that draws on flavors from south of the border, and a hair salon named for the newly proposed city streetcar system.

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Election 2014: Susan Guinn vows to defeat anti-gay County Clerk

SAN DIEGO -- Susan Guinn is determined to unseat Ernest Dronenburg as San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk. As early voting begins today, Guinn speaks with San Diego Gay & Lesbian News about why she thinks she is the best choice for the job.

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DJ Will Z makes "Out at the Fair" official

SAN DIEGO -- The last time Will Zakrajshek was featured by San Diego Gay & Lesbian News, he was discussing his performances as DJ Will Z at local hot spots around town. Yet spinning top 40s and electronic dance music is just one aspect of Will’s fascinating résumé. He is also, along with his partner, the founder of “Out at the Fair” which will take place Saturday, June 14 at Del Mar Fairgrounds.

San Diego Opera puts general director Ian Campbell on leave

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Opera has placed its longtime general and artistic director Ian Campbell on paid leave after a three-decade tenure that has been rocked in recent weeks by public and internal criticism over his role in the decision to close the company.