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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.

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Community Profile: HRC is needed more than ever, local activists say

SAN DIEGO – As a local branch of the nation's largest LGBT civil-rights organization, HRC San Diego is a diverse congregation of volunteers who dedicate their time to amplify the presence of Human Rights Campaign and drive change in our community.

They are a force for positive action – working toward a society wherein LGBT Americans are able to secure equality and find a welcoming embrace at home and in the community.

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Community Profile: Paintings and perspectives of Clarione Gutierrez | VIDEO

SAN DIEGO -- Versatile, multi-medium artist Clarione Gutierrez impresses audiences and buyers alike, showing prowess in graphic design, caricatures, fashion and his Launch Live Art, a local booking and contracting agency.

Born and raised in sunny San Diego, Gutierrez has a seemingly inherent knack for the visual arts, part of which he jokingly attributes to a trip to the renowned San Diego Zoo. But his versatility transcends the title of “artist,” as his talent is as engaging live as it is in a studio.

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Community Profile: Women's chorus president giddy about Indigo Girls collaboration

SAN DIEGO -- Carin Scheinin, the president of the San Diego Women’s Chorus (SDWC), isn’t joking when she says the group has a BIG show coming up.

The SDWC will perform alongside the Indigo Girls next month in the "Songs of Protest, Songs of Peace" concert, and they plan to raise money for a great cause: the Lesbian Health Initiative Fund of the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation.

San Diego bids for 2024 Summer Olympics

SAN DIEGO -- America’s Finest City submitted an 80-page bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, and is now waiting to hear back from the U. S. Olympic Committee (USOC).

The USOC will wade through the many submissions and narrow them down to three, which will be announced next month.

The Center, SDSU celebrating local transgender community

SAN DIEGO -- The Transgender Day of Empowerment is held every spring to celebrate the diverse individuals within the transgender community. This year, two pillars of San Diego's LGBT community will help observe the holiday, with The Center hosting Transgender Day of Empowerment today, and SDSU hosting its first-ever Trans Week of Empowerment.

Transgender Day of Empowerment

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