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October 14, 2014

Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson return to Coronado where town pulls out all the stops

Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson had a wedding to remember over the weekend - and this time for all the right reasons.

The Arizona couple returned to Coronado Island near San Diego where they had a lavish wedding hosted by a town that wanted to erase the memory of an August ceremony marred by anti-gay hecklers.

'This has been a bit of a roller coaster ride as you can well imagine and the outpouring of love and support after what happened I think shows that this touches something,' Jackson told the crowd at Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

October 11, 2014

Carl DeMaio, who could become the first openly gay Republican ever elected to the United States Congress, denies groping, harassing and masturbating in front of his former aide

Carl DeMaio, a candidate from San Diego, California, has been accused of sexually harassing, sexually accosting, and then attempting to bribe into silence, his former campaign policy director, Todd Bosnich.

DeMaio is a candidate for California's 52nd congressional district in the November 4, 2014 election, and is challenging one-term incumbent Scott Peters. 

At a press conference on Wednesday, DeMaio, 40, called the allegations 'absolutely untrue' and a 'complete lie.'

October 3, 2014

Residents and merchants of Coronado have banded together for event with mayor officiating

Arizona couple Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson are returning to the resort town of Coronado in California to get married - again.

But this time, they don't that expect any anonymous anti-gay hecklers will try and disrupt things.

That's because residents, merchants and leaders of the San Diego-area tourist destination have banded together for the 11 October event and they are footing the bill $15,000 - 20,000 bill.

August 16, 2014

Mariah MacCarthy talks to GSN about her real-life performance tale, Baby Mama: One Woman’s Quest to Give Her Child to Gay People

Most women will reflect on the day that they gave birth to their first child as one of the best and most amazing of their lives. Playwright and performer Mariah MacCarthy experienced more mixed feelings when she was taken into hospital to have her labor induced: primarily because she wasn’t planning on taking her baby home with her.

‘I knew right away that I was going to choose adoption’, she says of the day in January 2012 when she discovered, unexpectedly, that she was pregnant.

July 30, 2014

Arrow star posts photo on Instagram: 'Much needed fam time with my bro, his hubby and my lil niece'

After the madness of the Comic-Con International event in San Diego last weekend, Colton Haynes needed a calmer scene.

So the actor, one of the stars of The CW series The Arrow, headed to the great outdoors for a hike with his gay brother, Joshua, and his family.

He posted a shot of Instagram of the group with the caption: 'Much needed fam time with my bro @joshuahaynes, his hubby @scottculley, and my lil niece Wren who needs a nap.'

Haynes, 26, plays Roy Harper on Arrow and previously was one of the stars of the MTV hit Teen Wolf.

July 29, 2014

Compliments 'really cute' man filming his interview for his 'nice curly hair' and 'good guns'

After causing international waves for kissing a man during opening ceremonies for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, John Barrowman headed to the US to spread his charm at ComicCon International.

The one-time Torchwood star was at the annual fan convention in San Diego over the weekend to talk up Arrow, the hit series on The CW on which he has been made a regular.

January 22, 2014

Toni Atkins succeeds John Perez who was the first openly gay man in the powerful leadership role

The leadership of the California Assembly will be handed off from a gay man to a lesbian at the end of 2014.

Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego who is currently Assembly Majority Leader, has been chosen by her colleagues to succeed current speaker John Perez who has been termed out.

I am humbled, grateful, and ready to get to work,' Atkins said in a statement Wednesday (22 January).

January 22, 2014

Toni Atkins succeeds John Perez who was the first openly gay man in the powerful leadership role

The leadership of the California Assembly will be handed off from a gay man to a lesbian at the end of 2014.

Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego who is currently Assembly Majority Leader, has been chosen by her colleagues to succeed current speaker John Perez who has been termed out.

I am humbled, grateful, and ready to get to work,' Atkins said in a statement Wednesday (22 January).

December 27, 2013

'I literally thought I was going to die ... they were beating me that bad'

Dwayne Wynn feels lucky to be alive.

The San Diego man was beaten with a baseball bat by a group of men who he says randomly attacked him because he is gay.

The attack on Sunday (22 December) occurred in the city's gay neighborhood of Hillcrest and left Wynn with a broken eye socket, three cracked ribs and fractured fingers.

December 27, 2013

'I literally thought I was going to die ... they were beating me that bad'

Dwayne Wynn feels lucky to be alive.

The San Diego man was beaten with a baseball bat by a group of men who he says randomly attacked him because he is gay.

The attack on Sunday (22 December) occurred in the city's gay neighborhood of Hillcrest and left Wynn with a broken eye socket, three cracked ribs and fractured fingers.

December 25, 2013

Security footage showed men fondling each other and involving their victim in their sex acts – she was unable to communicate but fully aware

Two male nurses are accused of performing sex acts with each beside a 98-year-old female patient’s bed – and even involving her.

Security camera video from the patient’s home in San Diego shows the men masturbating and fondling each other. In one, one of the men puts the patient’s hand on his crotch. He also leans over to kiss the woman, XETV reported.

The 98-year-old victim who was unable to speak or move her hands after a stroke. However, she was fully aware of what is happening.

October 8, 2013

Lawsuit alleges gays were considered too expensive to insure

Just last month, a Home Depot store in Salt Lake City got all kinds of attention when a video of a man proposing to his boyfriend in the lumber section amid a flash mob went viral.

Now the world's larget home improvement retailer is getting attention of a different sort.

A former employee is suing the company for $100,000 alleging he was fired from his job at a San Diego, California, store because he is gay.

September 17, 2013

95-year-old World War II veteran John Banvard has married 67-year-old Vietnam veteran Gerard Nadeau - his partner of 20 years - at a San Diego seniors home

A Chula Vista, San Diego military seniors home saw its first ever same-sex marriage on Thursday when residents John Banvard and Gerard Nadeau tied the knot.

Banvard, 95, and Nadeau, 67, decided to get married after 20 years of living together after the US Supreme Court upheld the striking down of California’s Prop 8 ban on same-sex couples getting married.

‘We were waiting on the Supreme Court to make that decision,’ Banvard told Fox5 San Diego.

September 10, 2013

During a New York City performance of Cinderella, a heart-warming video shows dreams coming true

A gay couple found out dreams really do come true as they got engaged at a Broadway show.

Taking to the stage of Tony award-nominated Cinderella, Jason thought he had won a contest allowing him to make his musical debut.

His boyfriend Kunal had an ulterior motive, and announced the 'whole contest was actually a pretence' as he took the mic.

‘We’ve been together for two years, and that’s been the best time of my life,' the San Diego groom-to-be started in his heartfelt monologue.

‘As they say: “love only comes once in a life".'

September 3, 2013

Says he needs to focus on problems at city hall rather than an election

Todd Gloria, who has been San Diego's interim mayor for less than a week, announced today that he will not be seeking the job on a permanent basis.

The openly gay Gloria is filling in for the scandal-plagued Bob Filner who resigned last month as part of the settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit.

September 3, 2013

Says he needs to focus on problems at city hall rather than an election

Todd Gloria, who has been San Diego's interim mayor for less than a week, announced today that he will not be seeking the job on a permanent basis.

The openly gay Gloria is filling in for the scandal-plagued Bob Filner who resigned last month as part of the settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit.

August 26, 2013

Todd Gloria will replace the resigning Bob Filner until an election can be held

San Diego's incoming acting mayor, the openly gay Todd Gloria, wants a scandal-free city government when he takes over on Friday (30 August).

As City Council president, Gloria will step in for the scandal-plagued Bob Filner who is resigning as part of the settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit.

'Our objective is to provide our citizens with a fully functioning city government with ethics, integrity and transparency,' Gloria said at a news conference.

August 26, 2013

Todd Gloria will replace the resigning Bob Filner until an election can be held

San Diego's incoming acting mayor, the openly gay Todd Gloria, wants a scandal-free city government when he takes over on Friday (30 August).

As City Council president, Gloria will step in for the scandal-plagued Bob Filner who is resigning as part of the settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit.

'Our objective is to provide our citizens with a fully functioning city government with ethics, integrity and transparency,' Gloria said at a news conference.

August 22, 2013

City Council President Todd Gloria will act as mayor once scandal-plagued Bob Filner steps down

San Diego's mayor Bob Filner is expected to resign any time now due to an ever-growing sexual harassment scandal that has dominated politics in the California city this summer.

Once Filner steps down, the city charter calls for City Council President Todd Gloria to become mayor until a special election can be held.

Gloria is 35, openly gay, and was among those calling for Filner to resign.

August 22, 2013

City Council President Todd Gloria will act as mayor once scandal-plagued Bob Filner steps down

San Diego's mayor Bob Filner is expected to resign any time now due to an ever-growing sexual harassment scandal that has dominated politics in the California city this summer.

Once Filner steps down, the city charter calls for City Council President Todd Gloria to become mayor until a special election can be held.

Gloria is 35, openly gay, and was among those calling for Filner to resign.

August 5, 2013

 Ernest Dronenburg had insisted that the marriages were still illegal

The clerk of San Diego County has abandoned his effort to get the California Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages in the state.

Clerk Ernest Dronenburg Jr. is dropping his case because it is similar to one filed first by Dennis Hollingsworth and others who backed Proposition 8, the ballot initiative in 2008 passed by voters to outlaw gay marriage in California.

'Because I am dropping my action, the California Supreme Court can start tomorrow in making a decision in the lead case of Hollingsworth v. O’Connell and Brown,' Dronenburg stated.

July 24, 2013

San Diego County Clerk says he filed to stop marriages in order to obtain legal clarity

The California Supreme Court has denied a request by the clerk of San Diego County to immediately halt same-sex marriages in the state.

The denial on Tuesday (23 July) comes eight days after the same court denied a similar request made by backers of Proposition 8, the ballot initiative in 2008 passed by voters to outlaw gay marriage in California.

Clerk Ernest Dronenburg Jr. had argued that county clerks in the state were not legally bound by Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris orders last month that they marry gay couples.

July 22, 2013

Marvel hero actor said his comment was 'tongue in cheek' when he said he and Michael B Jordan should get together in the third Amazing Spiderman series

British actor Andrew Garfield has backtracked on his call for a gay Spiderman at San Diego Comic Con, calling it ‘illogical’.

The new Marvel hero actor caused a stir when he suggested bringing in a new love interest for Peter Parker.

He said there was no reason MJ, played by Kirsten Dunst in the Tobey Maguire Spiderman movies, shouldn’t be played by Michael B Jordan, famous for appearing in The Wire.

July 20, 2013

Court has already denied separate request by backers of Proposition 8

The clerk of San Diego County is asking the California Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages in the state insisting that they are still illegal.

Clerk Ernest Dronenburg Jr. filed a petition Friday (19 July) arguing that county clerks in the state are not legally bound by Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris orders that they marry gay couples.

On Monday, the state Supreme Court turned down a similar request made by backers of Proposition 8, the ballot initiative in 2008 passed by voters to outlaw gay marriage in California.