• LOS ANGELES PRIDE 2019

    LOS ANGELES PRIDE 2019

    #JUSTUNITE & COME TOGETHER ~ by joel martens ~ There’s a lot of talk about the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots this year, what a unifying moment it was when queer people fought back, and what it means to the LGBTQ community. New York is often made the epicenter of the gay rights movement […]

  • Cameron Hawthorn: Boy Discovered

    Cameron Hawthorn: Boy Discovered

    ~ by joel martens ~ The world can sometimes seem to change in a flash and then conversely, at an impossibly slow pace. One thing is for sure, our great social experiment is a never-ending process of transformation, reaction to the alteration… and then even more change. As LGBTQ people, we have seen our share […]

  • A Million Reasons To Be Proud: Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride 2019

    A Million Reasons To Be Proud: Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride 2019

    by tim parks The 36th Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride theme of “A Million Moments of Pride” is in line with celebrating those milestones, both as individuals and a community as a whole, that have propelled us forward in our quest for true equality. The other part of the focus for this year’s Pride […]

  • KARINA SAMALA:            LONG BEACH PRIDE'S

    KARINA SAMALA: LONG BEACH PRIDE’S

    COMMUNITY GRAND MARSHAL Standing On The Shoulders Of Others by tim parks The Rage Monthly spoke with trans activist and Judith Doyle Community Grand Marshal, Karina Samala, about the shoulders she stands on, given the fact that transgender pioneer Marsha P. Johnson was one of the key figures at the forefront of the Stonewall Riots. […]

  • 50 Years of Queer: The L.A. LGBT Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus - Mapping The Future with Lorri L. Jean

    50 Years of Queer: The L.A. LGBT Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus – Mapping The Future with Lorri L. Jean

    by joel martens – The journey towards equality has been a long one for the LGBTQ community some might say. A seemingly endless fight to at times simply be seen, then recognized and acknowledged and finally to be guaranteed a semblance of equal rights. It was at times, a literal fight for our lives during […]

SAN DIEGO

Actor and Comedian Rob Riggle Appointed New Mayor of Funner, California

Actor and Comedian Rob Riggle Appointed New Mayor of Funner, California

[ 0 ] May 16, 2019

 Harrah’s Resort Southern California today formally inaugurated acclaimed actor and comedian Rob Riggle, the second official mayor of Funner, California, in an over-the-top ceremony complete with a VIP purple carpet entrance, golden eagle statues and a harpist that took place at Dive, the resort’s pool paradise.  “Rob Riggle is ‘funner’ personified,” said Darrell Pilant, senior vice […]

How Sweet! Willy Wonka’s Chocolate  Factory is Opening in SoCal.

How Sweet! Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory is Opening in SoCal.

[ 0 ] May 9, 2019

by lisa lipsey – Have you heard? About the five children from around the world who won a golden ticket entry to Mr. Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and a lifetime supply of chocolate? This is the premise of Roald Dahl’s popular children’s book, turned movie (twice-over), turned musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  My brother […]

Getting the Choir in Shape: Miriam Dance Does Deloris in 'Sister Act'

Getting the Choir in Shape: Miriam Dance Does Deloris in ‘Sister Act’

[ 0 ] May 7, 2019

by lisa lipsey – Nominated for five Tony Awards including best musical, San Diego Musical Theatre’s (SDMT) Sister Act is raising the roof at downtown’s Horton Grand Theatre.  Known first as the 1992 blockbuster hit film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister Act continues to make audiences feel good, but of course it all begins with a […]

LOS ANGELES

Daniel’s Husband: Is Love Enough?

Daniel’s Husband: Is Love Enough?

[ 0 ] May 13, 2019

by tom andrew – . Written by Michael McKeever, Daniel’s Husband gets its Southern California premiere at Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles. The show is described as “a bold commentary on love, commitment and family in our perilous new world,” where anything different or not the norm is finally being given recognition and acceptance… well […]

50 Years of Queer: The L.A. LGBT Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus - Mapping The Future with Lorri L. Jean

50 Years of Queer: The L.A. LGBT Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus – Mapping The Future with Lorri L. Jean

[ 0 ] May 10, 2019

by joel martens – The journey towards equality has been a long one for the LGBTQ community some might say. A seemingly endless fight to at times simply be seen, then recognized and acknowledged and finally to be guaranteed a semblance of equal rights. It was at times, a literal fight for our lives during […]

Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles: Embracing Tradition and Breaking Down Boundaries

Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles: Embracing Tradition and Breaking Down Boundaries

[ 0 ] May 6, 2019

by joel martens – The roots of mariachi began in the 18th century when the local indigenous, small-town musicians would perform for the weddings of the hacienda owners. They used traditional and modified versions of violins, guitars, harps, brass instruments and woodwinds, blending the European and those indigenous rhythms, creating the unique sounds, rhythms and […]

ORANGE COUNTY

How Sweet! Willy Wonka’s Chocolate  Factory is Opening in SoCal.

How Sweet! Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory is Opening in SoCal.

[ 0 ] May 9, 2019

by lisa lipsey – Have you heard? About the five children from around the world who won a golden ticket entry to Mr. Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory and a lifetime supply of chocolate? This is the premise of Roald Dahl’s popular children’s book, turned movie (twice-over), turned musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  My brother […]

AIDS Walk Orange County Heads OUT On The Boardwalk

AIDS Walk Orange County Heads OUT On The Boardwalk

[ 0 ] May 7, 2019

by tony reverditto – Orange County is once again about to lace up its collective walking shoes for the 33rd Annual AIDS Walk O.C. on Saturday, June 1 hosted by Radiant Health Centers. For 2019, however, they’re improving the shine on all those walkers’ feet, by taking the stroll along Huntington Beach’s Boardwalk.  One of […]

Newport Beach Film Fest:  Celebrating “The Big 20” and Queer Shorts Galore

Newport Beach Film Fest: Celebrating “The Big 20” and Queer Shorts Galore

[ 0 ] April 11, 2019

by chris carpenter – Smile for the camera Newport Beach Film Festival, it’s your birthday! Begun as a small-scale event initially, NBFF will be celebrating 20 years of stellar growth in local repute and international recognition from Thursday, April 25 through Thursday, May 2. Each year, the festival strives to bring to Orange County the […]

LONG BEACH

Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Announces 'Orange is the New Black' Actor Brad William Henke in the 36th Annual Pride Parade

Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Announces ‘Orange is the New Black’ Actor Brad William Henke in the 36th Annual Pride Parade

[ 0 ] May 10, 2019

Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride is proud to  announce their partnership with Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce to bring actor Brad William Henke to the 36th Annual Long Beach Pride Parade. The parade will be held on Sunday, May 19, with a 9:30 a.m. Pre-Parade Show at the Parade Grandstand located on […]

Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles: Embracing Tradition and Breaking Down Boundaries

Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles: Embracing Tradition and Breaking Down Boundaries

[ 0 ] May 6, 2019

by joel martens – The roots of mariachi began in the 18th century when the local indigenous, small-town musicians would perform for the weddings of the hacienda owners. They used traditional and modified versions of violins, guitars, harps, brass instruments and woodwinds, blending the European and those indigenous rhythms, creating the unique sounds, rhythms and […]

The Commons Collective Los Angeles: Amplifying Our Community

The Commons Collective Los Angeles: Amplifying Our Community

[ 0 ] April 12, 2019

by lisa lipsey – Every once in a while, we learn about something new, something interesting that sparks our imagination and draws us back into the arts. The new can be risky and the new can be necessary. Perhaps now is the right time for a new theatre company that showcases our community, and our […]

PALM SPRINGS

Greater Palm Springs  Restaurant Week is a “Bon appéTREAT!”

Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week is a “Bon appéTREAT!”

[ 0 ] May 5, 2019

by tony reverditto – Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week’s “Grab a Bit to Treat” or DINEGPS for short, returns to the Coachella Valley to offer diners a chance to test new restaurants or return to their favorites for special tasting menus. Foodie enthusiasts can plan a self-guided culinary tour with family and friends, getting a […]

Take It Like A Man! Coachella Valley Men’s Chorus Presents 'Believe: The Music of Cher'

Take It Like A Man! Coachella Valley Men’s Chorus Presents ‘Believe: The Music of Cher’

[ 0 ] April 16, 2019

by tony reverditto – The fourth independent community chorus in the Coachella Valley, Modern Men, welcomes all men in the region to share their voices. As they say on their website, “Emerging out of the gay choral movement of the last thirty years, they are an inclusive chorus, that reflect our changing culture, where making […]

Memories of The Dinah

Memories of The Dinah

[ 0 ] April 8, 2019

the “L” effect by morgan m. hurley – I am both excited and honored to have been asked to write a column for The Rage Monthly. Be sure to watch this space every quarter for my musings.For this inaugural April issue, I’d be remiss not to muse on what is without a doubt the busiest […]

NATIONAL

RAGE Reviews: Sexual Politics

RAGE Reviews: Sexual Politics

[ 0 ] May 13, 2019

by chris carpenter “Is sex political?,” a reporter asks the openly gay, real-life filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini in a newly-released biopic.  “Of course,” Pasolini replies, “There’s nothing that isn’t political.”  This query opens Pasolini, Abel Ferrara’s 2014 movie that is only now being released in the US thanks to Kino Lorber.  It opens this weekend in […]

50 Years of Queer: The L.A. LGBT Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus - Mapping The Future with Lorri L. Jean

50 Years of Queer: The L.A. LGBT Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus – Mapping The Future with Lorri L. Jean

[ 0 ] May 10, 2019

by joel martens – The journey towards equality has been a long one for the LGBTQ community some might say. A seemingly endless fight to at times simply be seen, then recognized and acknowledged and finally to be guaranteed a semblance of equal rights. It was at times, a literal fight for our lives during […]

A YEAR IN REVIEW: The 10 Best Episodes of TV of 2017

A YEAR IN REVIEW: The 10 Best Episodes of TV of 2017

[ 0 ] December 26, 2017

from edge media network –  With more and more new TV series hitting airways (and the Internet), the quality of shows continues to be impressive. Narrowing down a list of just the 10 best episodes of the year is no easy task. Putting together a small list like this feels more like an omission than […]

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Queer Series Online - How to Stream Like a Queen

Queer Series Online – How to Stream Like a Queen

[ 0 ] May 10, 2019

by chris carpenter – Let’s take a time machine trip back to the groovy 1970s… on second thought let’s not. In terms of home entertainment, it was a primitive time when only three national television networks plus a handful of public TV and cable access stations were available. The 1980s introduced several dozen pay cable […]