DG took me to my first gay bar. I'd known him since our freshman year of college. One afternoon, he'd walked across the quad wearing white sunglasses and I had hollered at him, "Where did you get those and why aren't we friends yet?" Read more

At the Intersection


Photo by John R. Lamb

I’ve been told, ‘Don’t talk to anyone at CityBeat.’” Derrick Roach smiles when he says this, giving his glass of Diet Coke a quick jiggle. “But if you talk,” he continued, “at least you develop a relationship, and you might have something t... Read more

Spin Cycle

Dear Mr. Peter ["Letters," Aug. 14]: You seem to have no idea that you are living in a secular democratic republic where your unalienable rights are assumed at birth (not conferred by law). Read more

Letters to the Editor

The LGBT community is celebrating monumental victories this year. The U.S. Supreme Court rulings on Prop. 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) are landmark wins for civil rights and cause for major celebration. Read more

Short List Event Picks

I am disappointed that  CityBeat  could not write a story about transgender people without messing up a person's preferred gender pronoun.  CityBeat  owes Lyn Gwizdak an apology. Read more

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Homophobes in the 76th state Assembly District won't have many choices at the ballot box. The Democratic nominee is former San Diego City Councilmember Toni Atkins, a lesbian. The Republican nominee is Ralph Denney, a gay accountant. Read more

News & Opinion

Photographer Andrew Printer's exhibition challenges the gay community to fight for the right not to marry Read more


Ronny Green knows all about taking risks early on in a relationship. On the way home from his first date with Brian Terczynski at the 1998 LGBT Pride Parade, Green confessed that he was an HIV-positive patient who'd lost his kidneys. Read more

Seen Local

Nicole Ramirez has it down. He (yes, he) will put on the hair and makeup, don one of those fabulous gowns and throw a fundraising bash that no rational local politico would pass up. He, in fact, organized the only drag ball in the history o... Read more