Out-ober and National Coming Out Day

Today is National Coming Out Day! I came out to close friends and family in high school. I was blessed with good friends and family but honestly I still lived a pretty closeted life. I joined the Marine Corps, served in silence and then I was outed. Forced from the …

Club Committees Survey

Democrats for Equality, I have been struggling to get this email out to you. First I started to write a letter about Las Vegas a tragedy so horrible it reminded me of the suffering of pulse and the country’s need for a reform in how we deal with guns and …

#TogetherWeCan: The Campa Campaign

Democrats for Equality, Thursday we had a great meeting! We endorsed Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas, Assemblywoman Dr. Shirley Weber, and Congressman Scott Peters for re-election. We also endorsed Ammar Campa-Najjar for Congress in the 50th Congressional District. Ammar, is in a tough election against one of the worst of …

Club Meeting This Thursday at 7pm!

Democrats for Equality, Yesterday, I joined LGBT activists in taking a stand against the Morris Cerullo Legacy International Center being built in Mission Valley. This project has been less than transparent, threatens to further congest an already heavily trafficked area, violates several codes and could worsen the environmental health of …

Remembering Edith “Edie” Windsor

Democrats for Equality, This afternoon, we learned that Edith Windsor passed away. She was 88. Edith’s landmark case before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) in one of the seminal moments for LGBT rights in history. Marriage equality became the law of the land. President …

In Solidarity w/ Labor and Dreamers

Democrats for Equality, This Labor Day weekend, many of our local labor leaders (and several club members) decorated the Cardiff Kook to remind passersby about the history and importance of our American Labor movement. Like so many under assault from the Trump Administration, workers’ rights, labor rights, and wages are …

Houston Strong.

Democrats for Equality, This week, my heart broke. Houston — the city I grew up in… the city I lived in for the better part of 18 years… was completely devastated by historic flooding from Hurricane Harvey. I’ve lived through my fair share of tropical storms and hurricanes, but nothing …