Topics :: San Diego

A "Quartet" Not Only for Queens

By Brian Scott Lipton | Thursday Jul 31, 2014
Do you have to be a true opera queen to appreciate "Quartet"? Ronald Harwood's touching play, now being presented at the Old Globe Theatre is about a group of former opera singers who reunite at a retirement home to recreate a performance of "Rigoletto.

Sexual Harassment at Comic-Con in the Spotlight

By Sandy Cohen | Monday Jul 28, 2014
Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual comic book convention.

Threatening Letters to SD Gay Bars Mark Anniversary of Gay Marriage

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 1, 2014
Several San Diego gay bars in the Hillcrest neighborhood have filed police reports after receiving disturbing, rambling letters warning of impending accidents or death.

Oh Mary!: LCR Demand Apology Over Gay Slur

By EDGE | Tuesday May 6, 2014
Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) are calling on a Democratic congressman to remove and apologize for an opinion piece on his campaign website that used the term "Mary" in reference to his gay opponent, Republican Carl DeMaio.

NOM Leader Slams Out Republican Politician for Holding Hands With Partner

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Feb 21, 2014
The head of the National Organization for Marriage wrote a blog post, slamming openly gay San Diego Republican Carl DeMaio for holding his partner’s hand and for being a "homosexual activist."

San Diego Man Beaten with Baseball Bat in Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Dec 26, 2013
A man from the San Diego area says a group of men beat him with a baseball bat on Monday because he is gay.

San Diego Mayoral PAC Fined for Ethics Violations

Monday Oct 14, 2013
A political action committee formed by opponents of a former San Diego city councilman has been fined $7,500 for violating campaign disclosure laws.

San Diego Welcomes Interim Gay Mayor

By Sergio N. Candido | Monday Aug 26, 2013
No matter whether he stays in office for 90 days or longer, Todd Gloria, San Diego’s second-ever openly gay mayor, has vowed to resurrect the city’s reputation after Bob Filner’s fiasco.

West Coast Story: Old Globe to Present Buckley Styled ’Romeo and Juliet’

By EDGE | Thursday Aug 15, 2013
The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for "The Last Goodbye," a new musical fusing Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet" with the incendiary songs of the legendary singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley.

Claims Against Mayor Inflict Turmoil on San Diego

By Elliot Spagat | Thursday Jul 25, 2013
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has been mired in a scandal over allegations that he sexually harassed women. The lurid claims have become the talk of the town - plunging California’s second-largest city into political turmoil amid demands for him to resign.