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  • Newport special meeting to address LGBT community's concerns after councilman's email

    In response to pushback from the LGBT community in Orange County over comments made last week by a councilman, the Newport Beach City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday evening to reaffirm support for a diverse community. Mayor Ed Selich called...
  • Newport council to consider second anchorage area in Turning Basin

    Sailors heading into Newport Beach this summer could soon have another temporary location to drop their boat's anchor in the harbor. The City Council on Tuesday will weigh a proposal made by the Harbor Commission to add an additional anchorage area in...
  • Commentary: I will not 'park my faith or convictions at the door'

    News flash: I am a Christian man who believes in traditional marriage. I won't shy away from my convictions because the politically correct are crying foul. Tolerance needs to be a two-way street. The LGBT community appears to be intolerant of my deeply...
  • Venezia: Peotter shouldn't use city seal in criticism of gay marriage

    *This column has been updated, as noted below. Newport Beach Councilman Scott Peotter is at it again with another email blast that many, including me, find offensive. This week he sent out something criticizing the Supreme Court's decision to allow...
  • Newport Councilman Peotter's opposition to gay unions draws criticism

    Newport Councilman Peotter's opposition to gay unions draws criticism
    Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter angered gay rights leaders Tuesday after circulating an email that criticized same-sex marriage and the LGBT movement's use of rainbow imagery to advance its cause. The message sent to constituents took...
  • Transgender woman's lawsuit accuses Barnes & Noble of discrimination, harassment

    Transgender woman's lawsuit accuses Barnes & Noble of discrimination, harassment
    A transgender woman who worked at Barnes & Noble stores in Huntington Beach and Irvine sued the bookseller last week, alleging that she was humiliated and then pushed out of her job when she began transitioning from male to female. Victoria Ramirez...
  • Commentary: Supporters of gay rights should avoid the GOP

    In 1854 residents of Ripon, Ill., helped form the Republican Party. They were abolitionists who stood squarely for civil rights in an era when many people lived in slavery. The Grand Old Party championed the rights of slaves and women. The Great...
  • Venezia: Concert pays tribute to heroes of gay men's chorus

    If you love the music of Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, Cher, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Pink, then this weekend you're in for a real treat. The Irvine Barclay Theatre will rock to the sounds of these great divas as MenAlive - Orange County's Gay Men's Chorus...
  • Mailbag: School board works for students of all ethnicities and backgrounds

    Re. "School board is not representative," (Oct. 4): I am stunned by letter writer Martie O'Meara's assertion that "there is no representation for Hispanic students" on the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board. She means that the board has no...
  • Apodaca: Teachers walk a blurry line in sharing opinions

    A former Newport Harbor High School English teacher has reportedly sued the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, alleging that administrators retaliated against her because she raised objections to cat dissections in science classes. While this case...
  • Vanguard U. pulls out of county tuition program after bias complaint

    Vanguard University ended its participation in a reduced-tuition program with the county after a complaint was filed alleging that the religious school's guiding principles violate the county's non-discrimination policy. Before withdrawing its...
  • 'Bent Broadway' bends gender

    'Bent Broadway' bends gender
    The director listened to the six women rehearse a song on the stage at the No Square Theatre and buried his face in his hands. "I'm hearing pretty singing that's lacking testosterone," said director Joe Lauderdale, who sits on the Laguna Beach theater's...