Spectator or Star Player—We can all Help End Bullying in Sports

Featuring professional hockey’s first player to come out as a gay man, former OHL player,

Brock McGillis


Thursday, April 25, 2019 

6:30 – 9 p.m.

(meet & greet at 6:30 ~ panel at 7 p.m. ~ audience Q&A about 8 p.m.) 

Gossip Grill
1220 University Avenue
San Diego, California 92103
RSVP by email with your name and number of guests, plus any special needs to info@lgbtsinthenews.com


Featuring professional hockey’s only player to come out as a gay man, former OHLplayer, Brock McGillis, the forum will be streamed online in front of a live audience via Facebook Live at LGBTs In The News Facebook page, also here at lgbtsinthenews.com (stay tuned for streaming window) and at mosuniverse.com, as well as via Twitter @lgbtsinthenewsThe audience-interactive conversation will focus on ways to end anti-LGBTQ bullying and all other types of bullying in sports where it begins: on playgrounds, in parks, at middle school and high school locker rooms, on athletic fields, on ice rinks, on soccer fields, basketball courts and anywhere young athletes and could-be athletes gather.

Co-headlining this important live event will be pro-golf and human-rights phenom, Maya Reddy.Also featured at the Thursday-evening panel at Gossip Grill in San Diego’s fabulous Hillcrest neighborhood as a prelude to a special game night with the San Diego Seals professional lacrosse team the following Saturday when LGBTQ fans are especially encouraged to attend, is celebrated trans-rights advocate and gifted gymnasts, Sam Moehlig. Don’t miss this very special engagement of LGBTs In The News, America’s best known LGBTQ live-forum panel series, this time presented by You Can Play, the SAG-AFTRA LGBT Actors Committee, and Dr. Bronner’s.

Visibility Partners: SAG-AFTRA LGBTQ Committee, You Can Play, Dr. Bronner’s
San Diego Diplomacy Council, San Diego Press Club, San Diego Gulls, The Lafayette Hotel, Top of the Bay and Trans Family Support Services

Media Partners:The Rage Monthly, The Blunt Post and WEHO Times

Simply email your name , number of guests and any special needs to

To PrEP or not to PrEP?

Live Audience + Nationwide Q&A with Experts on PrEP, the HIV-Preventive Pill 

Saturday, September 22, 2018 – 2 p.m.  

Live from Urban Mo’s in the heart of Hillcrest, San Diego’s Famed LGBTQ Community ~ 308 University Ave, San Diego, 92103 


Highlights at WEHO TimesGay San Diego News and other media outlets.

Facebook Live Video and Selected Photos Below

(Photos by Vito Di Stefano)

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Ben Ryan

Headliner: Benjamin Ryan

Editor at Large, POZ Magazine

More people than ever are asking if, how and when they should take Gilead Sciences’ prescription-only prophylaxis, which is reportedly more than 99 percent effective at preventing new HIV infections.

That’s why LGBTs In The News has gathered a group of PrEP experts who are passionate, supremely informed, casually approachable—and eager to engage with you!

We’re proud to announce, from the worlds of journalism, sex-positivity, community organizing, medicine, HIV prevention and research—as well as peer advocacy, a lineup of panelists for the next engagement of America’s best-known, longest-touring LGBTQ live-discussion panel series… 

Just added: Timothy Ray Brown, “the Berlin Patient,” Lukas Volk, community organizer, Blossom Brown, transgender-health advocate and Los Angeles LGBT Center PrEP navigator, and Susan Little, M.D., professor of Medicine, Dept. of Medicine, Div. of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health at UCSD.


About our Headliner

Benjamin Ryan is editor at large at POZ magazine and its sister publication Hep. Ben covers the science of HIV and hepatitis C. His work has appeared in The New York TimesNew YorkThe NationThe AtlanticThe Marshall ProjectThe Village VoiceQuartz, Out and The Advocate.

For his reporting on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which protects against HIV, Ben Ryan received the 2015 Excellence in HIV/AIDS Coverage Award and a silver medal for health and fitness coverage in 2016 from the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. Ben has written about PrEP more than any other American journalist, having penned nearly 275 articles on the topic. 

Ben is a sought-after guest for HIV-related panels, has spoken about PrEP on NPR and Sirius Satellite Radio, and has lectured about PrEP at Columbia University. He’s also conducted HIV-related research and written educational campaigns about HIV for Kaiser Family Foundation.

Benjamin Ryan’s personal investment in the HIV field began in 1995 with extensive volunteer work in the public policy department at the Northwest AIDS Foundation in Seattle. He has also volunteered as an HIV test counselor at Columbia University Health Services

He graduated cum laude from Columbia University in 2001, with departmental honors in English and an honors creative writing certificate. 

RSVP to this FREE event by emailing your name and number of guests to info@lgbtsinthenews.com. RSVP now. Seating is limited. Return to lgbtsinthenews.com for links, hashtags, live-streaming, and more information. Questions submitted from around the country via social media will be answered live during the event Sept. 22.

“I take something of an agnostic view, looking for data-driven facts over any kind of an activist agenda. It is not my job to promote PrEP, but to advance an up-to-date understanding of the science behind PrEP. That’s not just the science about how it works for the individual, but research about how it is winding its way into the health care system and how it works on a public-health level. People often ask me, simplistically, if I’m, “pro- or anti-PrEP.” I tell them they’re asking the wrong question.”

Benjamin Ryan

Made possible by the following LGBTs In The News visibility partners…



The SAG-AFTRA National LGBT Actors Committee has supported LGBTs In The News since 2014.   
Engagement Partner: Mo’s Universe Group
Community Partners:
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Email info@lgbtsinthenews.com to join our family of visibility partners who support equality and make vital dialogue happen in the LGBTQ community and beyond.

Friday, May 19 at Urban Mo’s in San Diego ~ Featuring DALILA ALI RAJAH! Plus Dr. Heather Corliss, Ariel Vegosen and Blake Mitchell…

LGBTs In The News is a live-discussion panel series coming soon to a city near you.

With an accomplished panel of experts and equality advocates from the worlds entertainment, journalism, education and public health, the next engagement asks the provocative question: 

What if 80 Percent of the World is “Secretly Choosing” to be Straight?

To RSVP: Email the following information to info@lgbtsinthenews.com :

  1. Your name,
  2. Number of guests including yourself
  3. Any special needs (space for a wheelchair, ASL interpreter, etc.).

That’s it! We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your guests the evening of Friday, May 19 from 6-8 p.m.


If you can’t make it in person, here’s a link to watch via livestream (special thanks to Lukas, of Mo’s Universe / Urban Mo’s, one of our sponsors for the link):


Thanks to the following sponsors: drbronners.com | all4uapparel.com | rage monthly.com | sag-aftra.org | genderillumination.org | mosuniverse.com

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and The San Diego Press Club present…

Transcending Stereotypes: 

What it means to be transgender

in America today

Thursday, July 7, 2016 7 p.m.

at Urban Mo’s in the Heart of Hillcrest

308 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Join journalist, Thom Senzee, the San Diego Press Club, SAG-AFTRA (formerly the Screen Actors Guild), Mo’s Universe, Fabulous Hillcrest, Dr. Bronners, Gender Illumination and a host of other sponsors who invite you to the return of LGBTs In The News with Thom Senzee to San Diego—the hometown city where this nationwide live-discussion panel series launched in 2013.

Members of the media, local activists and members of the public will gather for the first-ever LGBTs In The News engagement featuring a panel comprised entirely of newsmakers from the transgender community.

Kristin Beck
Kristin Beck

Kristin Beck—PANEL HEADLINER, former U.S. Navy SEAL, suicide-prevention advocate and subject of the multiple award-winning 2014 film, Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story

Connor Maddocks–Trans-rights activist, director of the San Diego LGBT Community Center’s “Project Trans”

Vicki Estrada—Award-winning urban planner, trans-rights activist

Sam Moehlig—Transgender youth. The San Diego Union-Tribune recently published a landmark feature story about Sam’s life as a transgender boy, and his transition to realize his true gender identity.

Terrance K. Miller—Trans-rights activist, Black Lives Matter youth leader

Ariel Vegosen—Gender liberation activist, performer, and founder of education and advocacy organization Gender Illumination genderillumination.com

Following what is sure to be an explosive, exciting and engaging discussion and audience Q&A about some of the seminal civil rights issues of our time, all attendees will be invited mingle with the panelists and local media for a private party in Urban Mo’s new Upper Deck bar.

RSPV and learn more at lgtsinthenews.com or sdpressclub.org (RSVPs not required, but are appreciated.)

Visit engagement sponsors at urbanmos.com | drbronner.com | sagaftra.org | sagaftra.org | fabuloushillcrest.com | genderillumination.com