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THEATER REVIEW: “Sunset Park”

Years ago, a new housing development in San Diego was briefly named Climax Park. I wanted to scrawl “Newlyweds Only” beneath the sign.
Apologies if that’s TMI, but I was reminded of it when I heard that “Sunset Park” is about getting old. Aha, said I to myself, a metaphor.
Sure enough. Scripps Ranch Theatre presents Marley Sims and Elliot Shoenman’s meditation on aging, guilt and survival, “Sunset Park,” through April 19. Eric Poppick directs.

“Sunset Park” plays through April 19 at Scripps Ranch Theatre, 9783 Avenue of Nations, off Pomerado Road in Scripps Ranch (on the campus of Alliant International University).

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American Veterans for Equal Rights to launch San Diego chapter

SAN DIEGO, California — The American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) will host an open house and luncheon at 1 pm on Sunday, March 29 to kick off the start up of its new chapter in San Diego.
The luncheon, themed “Share the Pride,” is open to all LGBT armed forces veterans and service members, and will be held at T Lounge (formerly Bamboo Lounge), located at 1475 University Ave. in Hillcrest.

The American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) will host an open house and luncheon at 1 pm on Sunday, March 29 to kick off the start up of its new chapter in San Diego.

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Idaho Rep. Paul Shepherd’s Campaign Site Becomes Resource Page For LGBT Youth

Idaho Rep. Paul Shepherd (R-Riggins) got a big surprise this week when a college student reportedly purchased his former website and turned it into a resource page for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.
Shepherd’s former site, paulshepherdusa.com, is now emblazoned with a portrait of the congressman set against a rainbow flag. The site was subsequently posted to Reddit with a call for suggestions.
“His staff forgot to renew the domain this week, so we’ve done that for him and due to his recent attempts to discriminate against the LGBT community we’re countering it with this site,” the new owner, identified by Vice as Dylan Hailey, a 21-year-old college junior, writes on the site. “Yes, we do need to take a stand, against bigots who discriminate against people they disagree with or don’t like, just like what Paul Shepherd is doing to the LGBT community.”
Shepherd has backed a non-binding resolution urging Congress to impeach federal judges who violate the Constitution, and has argued that legal rulings that overturn same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutional, the Associated Press reported.
In response to the website takeover, Shepherd is quoted as telling Idaho Public TV’s Melissa Davlin, “Slave owners were very good Christians and good people. …[Slave owners] weren’t terrible rotten horrible people, and that’s how I see gay people.”
Meanwhile, Hailey told Vice he’d eventually return to the site to Shepherd if the congressman made a donation to an LGBT advocacy group.
“If he did that I’d gladly give him his domain back right away,” he is quoted as saying. “If he refuses but wants to buy it back anyway then all the proceeds would go to an LGBT group, likely a local one in his area.”H/T Out Front

GSDBA seeks nominations for annual awards

SAN DIEGO, California — The Greater San Diego Business Association (GSDBA) is requesting nominations from the community to recognize business and community leaders at its annual business awards dinner and silent auction, which will take place in June.
Submissions, which are due by April 5, are requested in the following categories: business of the year; nonprofit of the year; community leadership award; emerging business of the year; and corporate partner of the year.

Brief narratives along with the name of the community leader or business and the reason for the nomination, including any outstanding personal achievements or civic involvements should be considered part of the nomination as well as ways in which the nominee “assisted, advised, motivated and inspired others.”

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Jim Winsor’s Out & About: Official White Party Kickoff at Rich’s

This Saturday, SDPIX‬ in partnership with Jeffrey Sanker will be presenting the Official White Party Kickoff party at Rich’s, featuring DJ Roland Belmares and DJ Nikno.

This Saturday, SDPIX‬ in partnership with Jeffrey Sanker will be presenting the Official White Party Kickoff party at Rich’s, featuring DJ Roland Belmares and DJ Nikno.

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