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San Diego’s Hillcrest Neighborhood Gets a Rainbow Crosswalk

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True Colors in Hillcrest: First Special Crosswalk Has Rainbow Connection

SAN DIEGO (Times of San Diego) — Honorary Mayor of Hillcrest Nicole Murray-Ramirez and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer lead the way across the new rainbow crosswalk in Hillcrest. Photo by Chris Stone State Sen. Toni Atkins quoted RuPaul . Assemblyman Todd Gloria spoke of a safe space. Councilman Chris Ward said the day signaled a blow against hate.

At least five gay or lesbian officials — including Nicole Murray-Ramirez, the honorary mayor of Hillcrest — were among hundreds Saturday celebrating a crosswalk in that LGBT-friendly community.

But the newly painted multicolored walk across Normal Street at University Avenue was anything but pedestrian, said Atkins, who like Gloria once represented the community as District 3 council members.

“Head to toe, let your whole body talk,” Atkins said, echoing famed TV drag queen RuPaul. “It’s a […]

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WeHo Dodgeball Team to Compete at Vegas LGBTQ + Sports Festival

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (The Pride LA) — Hosted annually by The Greater Los Angeles Softball Association (GLASA), Sin City Classic brings together the United State’s finest athletes for a weekend of fun, competition and camaraderie.

This weekend, our own local WeHo Dodgeball will be in Las Vegas competing. The Pride LA spoke with USA Dodgeball President Jake Mason to get the inside scoop. Check it out:

Can you introduce yourself?

My name is Jake Mason and I am the president of USA Dodgeball.

In one sentence, what is Sin City Classic?

Sin city Classic is the most amazing gathering of LGBTQ+ athletes in the world! Can you elaborate more? This is one of, if not the, biggest LGBTQ+ sports festival and […]

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Woman Dies in Stabbing at Catch One, Female Suspect in Custody

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Woman dies after stabbing at Catch One nightclub in Mid City area of Los Angeles, suspect in custody

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A woman died after being stabbed at a nightclub in Los Angeles early Sunday morning.

The victim is described as being in her early 20s. The incident happened at the Catch One nightclub in the 4000 block of West Pico Boulevard in the Mid City area shortly after midnight.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

A woman was taken into custody […]

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Icons & Activists at Launch of Sepi Shyne’s Weho City Council Campaign

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ICONS & ACTIVISTS CAME OUT FOR THE LAUNCH OF SEPI SHYNE’S WEHO CITY COUNCIL CAMPAIGN

By Vic Gerami for the Blunt Post

WEST HOLLYWOOD — Attorney Sepi Shyne ’s campaign launch for the West Hollywood City Council was a smashing success on Sunday at WeHo’s Palihouse.

Sepi’s campaign manager Keely Field , who is a renowned feminist and political advocate introduced another notable guest and supporter, Robin Tyler . Tyler, who is also on Sepi’s planning committee, is a well-known pioneering lesbian comedian and activist.

‘I am so grateful to the close to 100 West Hollywood residents, elected and appointed officials, supporters and community leaders who contributed to and came out to support our history-making people-powered campaign launch for West Hollywood City Council’ Sepi told GoWeHo.

‘I am excited about the endorsement from Feminist and Lesbian ICON Robin Tyler who spoke […]

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