He Said ‘approved’ San Diego events in and around the gayborhood during San Diego Pride month. And, please people, read and heed: sunscreen is your friend.
This month leaves little room for downtime. We’ve got 4th of July, Comic Con and San Diego Pride on the brain. And, throw into the mix a host of other activities and events to partake in and you’ve got one full plate of FUN. Many of you sun goddesses will be spending ample time outdoors at the beach, in the pool or at the park bronzing those bods. Tanlines are sexy, melanoma scars…not so much. Do yourself a favor and use an SPF. Your skin will thank you for it, I promise. Read More
Yes, I’m biased. But, trust me, there’s good reason. I mean, Rich is the shit! If there’s one thing I can say about Chef extraordinaire Rich Sweeney it’s that, when it comes to the kitchen, he doesn’t dick around. Sure, he may be a relatively young chef and, ya, perhaps his stint on season 5 of Bravo TV‘s Emmy-winning Top Chef didn’t see him make it past round four of eliminations. But he isn’t letting that define who he is as a person…or what he puts out on a plate. Rich is a die-hard and dedicated culinarian who’s just as much a pupil of his craft as he is a master. No Foo Fighter or s’mores were ever going to get the best of him and what he’s accomplished in the almost two years since the show aired is proof that this wunderkind has style and staying power – one only need partake in the R Gang Eatery experience to appreciate that. Read More
We couldn’t have picked a more perfect season to launch this here little web site. School’s out, it’s just before Pride, days are longer, weather’s turning from gray to YAY and everyone’s ready to hit the beaches and pools for summer fun. There’s so much ‘gay’ going on in America’s Finest City that, often, I’m so overwhelmed with the sheer volume of new places to go to, parties to check out and fundraisers to attend that, inevitably, I forget some things that are truly He Said-worthy. But when I do remember all that ‘stuff’ I want to share with you, I’ve got quick fingers (and a blog) so you’ll be informed and up-to-date, AHizz-style, in between our weekly webcasts.
You know, I’ve lived in Southern California for almost 20 years and have been to my share of Pride celebrations: WeHo, Long Beach, Palm Springs and San Diego. Come Pride season, I’d hit the circuit, going from one festival to the next…to the next. It was an annual tradition my first few years living in Los Angeles. After a while though, they all started to ‘blend together.’ The same $15 t-shirts, the same food, the same parties, the same DJs and the same vendors hawkin’ the same big ole gay schwag in each city. I always enjoyed and appreciated the meaning behind Pride and the fun and frivolity of the celebration itself. It’s just that the retail aspect of the festivals had become, to me, less ‘community market’ and too ‘CostCo.’ That aside, I’d keep going back, year after year, for one thing – the entertainment. And, I’ve seen some great Pride performances: Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis, Chaka Kahn, Cyndi Lauper and CeeCee Peniston to name just a few. Read More
Want to know what’s hip, haute & happening in Gay San Diego? Each month, @AHizz (that’s me) will give you the inside deets on all things ‘attendance worthy’ both in and out of the gayborhood.
There’s so much to enjoy, do, see and be seen at in San Diego during the summer and June marks the kick-off for all that fun in the sun. Whether you’re a native, local or just visiting San Diego, here’s the June ‘Haute Lot’ of San Diego events and activities that have the He Said seal of approval. Go ahead, get your gay awn! Read More