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THEATER REVIEW: “Sons Of The Prophet”

Chekhov put it this way: “Happiness does not await us all. One needn’t be a prophet to say that there will be more grief and pain than serenity and money. That is why we must hang on to one another.”
Playwright Stephen Karam opens “Sons Of The Prophet” with a shocking car crash that will send a Lebanese-American man to the hospital. He will die a few weeks later of a heart attack, which may or may not have been precipitated by the crash. The crash was caused by a teenager’s prank: He had placed a dummy deer in the road, and the driver swerved to avoid it.

“Sons Of The Prophet” plays through Feb. 15 at Cygnet Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St. in Old Town San Diego.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham asks AG nominee: Why is gay marriage OK, but polygamy isn’t?

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During Loretta Lynch’s confirmation hearing Wednesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tried to take the attorney general nominee down the slippery-slope argument often made against the marriage equality movement by inquiring what the legal difference is between marriage of same-sex couples and that of three or more people.

Lindsey Graham: “What is the legal difference between a state — a ban on same-sex marriage being unconstitutional but a ban on polygamy being constitutional?”

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SPLC files ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over pledge to defy federal law and enforce same-sex marriage ban

The SPLC today filed a judicial ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over his public statements urging the governor and Alabama judges to defy federal law and enforce Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriages.

The SPLC files a judicial ethics complaint against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore over his public statements urging the governor and Alabama judges to defy federal law and enforce Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriages.

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Yahoo Style looks at 2015’s Hottest Male Models

PARIS, France — You know the names of the great female models, from Kate Moss to Naomi Campbell, from Cara Delevingne to Kendall Jenner. They command our attention from runways to reality TV, but what about the “absolute hunks” and real life Zoolanders who stand behind them on billboards?
Men’s fashion week just wrapped up in Paris and with it, a reminder of just how much the world of men’s modeling differs from traditional womenswear. Yahoo Style compiles their list of 2015’s Hottest Male Models. They are:

David Gandy
Chad White
Jon Kortajarena

Yahoo Style compiles their list of 2015’s Hottest Male Models.

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Alabama: Judge clarifies that her marriage ruling applies to entire state

MOBILE, Alabama — In no uncertain terms, federal District Judge Callie V.S. “Ginny” Granade on Wednesday clarified that her ruling in favor of same-sex marriage applies to all of Alabama despite the blustering of state officials and the Chief Justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court.
Judge Granade also said this: “If no action is taken by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to extend or lift the stay within that time period, this court’s stay will be lifted on February 9, 2015.”

In no uncertain terms, federal District Judge Callie V.S. “Ginny” Granade on Wednesday clarified that her ruling in favor of same-sex marriage applies to all of Alabama despite the blustering of state officials and the Chief Justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court.

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South Carolina: Lawmaker’s judge questions violates ethical rules

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — A Republican South Carolina House member wants to know about the “personal relationship” that would-be state judges have with the “Supreme Being,” whether they would perform a gay marriage and how they would rule if a woman sued for equal pay.
“Those things … would give an indication of how … they see the world, and how you see the world is going to have everything to do with how you see law, and how a judge should treat law,” said state Rep. Jonathon Hill, who issued the 30-question survey.
State staffers quickly squelched the survey as improper.

The Republican lawmaker’s survey is called improper by state staffers and a law school ethics expert.

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Tantrums and Tiaras contestant profile: Santio Chico Cupon of Urban Mo’s

(Editor’s note: “Tantrums and Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens 2015″ returns on Sunday, Feb. 15 at Observatory North Park – formerly known as the North Park Theatre. The show is an over-the-top drag competition where representatives from some of the LGBT community’s bars with little or no drag experience compete for the crown. The event benefits The San Diego LGBT Community Center. Leading up to the event, we will profile the five contestants, but you’ll have to buy tickets and go the show to find out their drag name and see them in full make-up!

SDGLN is profiling the contestants of the upcoming “Tantrums and Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens 2015″ fundraiser competition, today featuring Santio Chico Cupon of Urban Mo’s Bar & Grill.

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Lambda Legal agrees with motion to stay Georgia gay marriage case until after high court rules

ATLANTA, Georgia — Lambda Legal late Tuesday filed a response saying it does not oppose the state’s motion to stay a ruling in Georgia’s same-sex marriage case until after the Supreme Court makes it ruling on marriage bans this summer. Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens on Jan. 20 filed a motion to stay the Georgia case until after the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage to come likely in late June.

Because the state will also mandate at least four months of discovery, and likely longer, Lambda Legal notes that the Georgia case would not be decided before the Supreme Court case rules.

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North Carolina: Charlotte business groups cooperate on protections for LGBT workers

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — The Charlotte Business Guild unveiled a three-part plan Tuesday night to work with mainstream business organizations to improve workplace protections for employees who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
Elements of the plan include:
• Publicizing businesses that voluntarily provide protections.
• Trying to get state lawmakers to change the law to require job protections for LGBT workers.
• Offering training to businesses on how to avoid workplace discrimination.

The Charlotte Business Guild unveiled a three-part plan Tuesday night to work with mainstream business organizations to improve workplace protections for employees who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

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County of San Diego to offer Valentine’s Day weddings

Interested couples should make a reservation early

SAN DIEGO, California — The San Diego County Clerk’s office will be open on Feb. 14, a Saturday, specifically to service those wishing to “tie the knot” or renew their wedding vows on Valentine’s Day.
Weddings will be performed at the new Waterfront Park, located next to the County Administration Building along Pacific Highway and overlooking San Diego Bay.
“We recognize the significance that this date has to many couples and are pleased to be able to offer marriage services on a Saturday,” said County Clerk Ernie Dronenburg Jr., in a press release.

Weddings will be performed at the new Waterfront Park, located next to the County Administration Building along Pacific Highway and overlooking San Diego Bay.

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“Penis Talk Show” and “Vagina Talk Show” are coming to Long Beach

(Editor’s note: “The Penis Talk Show” will be staged at 8:15 pm Feb. 7 and “The Vagina Talk Show” at the same time on March 7 at The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach. The show contains nudity, and nobody under the age of 18 will be admitted. For more information or to buy tickets costing $20, click HERE.)

Eye-popping, honest, and funny, “The Vagina Talk Show” and “The Penis Talk Show” are an unprecedented look at human sexuality that titillates the senses and satisfies lifelong curiosities, as three exposed (yet anonymous) individuals recline onstage and let their genitalia do the talking … answering questions from the audience and sharing their personal stories.

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Whistleblowers: CEO spins elaborate tales to lure investors to San Diego startup company

Investor: “He belongs in an orange jumpsuit”

SAN DIEGO, California — A San Diego CEO is coming under fire for claiming that prominent billionaires Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett and Carlos Slim would be making huge investments in his high-tech startup — tales that a small group of investors say were spun to lure them into writing big checks.

A. Latham Staples, president and CEO of Positive Mobile Health, is in hot water after promising investments from billionaires Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffet and Carlos Slim.

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#AllLivesMatter Twitter “town hall” meeting today on transgender violence

CINCINNATI, Ohio — The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission wants a discussion on social media about ending violence against transgender people.
The Twitter “Town Hall” is set for 11 am to noon ET Wednesday, which is 8 am PT.
The commission wants to raise awareness of violence against transgender people and have conversations about ways to end it.

The Twitter “Town Hall” is set for 11 am to noon ET Wednesday, which is 8 am PT.

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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: RiverCrest Golf Club, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

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