• EASTSIDERS: THE LONG JOURNEY WITH THOM AND CAL

    EASTSIDERS: THE LONG JOURNEY WITH THOM AND CAL

    KIT WILLIAMSON AND VAN HANSIS SPEAK ~ by joel martens ~ The journey of Thom and Cal on EastSiders, is a unique one for episodic television to be sure, both as a web series and for how it broke ground in that genre. Though the ride may be more common these days, when Kit Williamson […]

  • OMAR SHARIF, JR.

    OMAR SHARIF, JR.

    A LEGACY OF LOVE AND ACTIVISM ~ by joel martens ~ Fame can be a truly fickle thing…And when you’re the relative and namesake of one of the world’s most well-known and beloved actors, it can be a difficult shadow from which to emerge. There are many beneath such canopies, who never quite manage to […]

  • FINDING YOURSELF AFTER YOU SAY "I DO"

    FINDING YOURSELF AFTER YOU SAY “I DO”

    “Study: Uttering Phrase, ‘Marriage Is Hard Work.’ Number One Predictor of Divorce.” by dr. greg cason That’s the headline I read as I was perusing Instagram for half-naked bodies and updates from friends…also showing their half-naked bodies. The title was from The Onion, a real, fake news outlet that presents newsy-type headlines that are generally […]

  • A FIRST LOOK: Melanie Griffith - Ready to Captivate and Entertain as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate

    A FIRST LOOK: Melanie Griffith – Ready to Captivate and Entertain as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate

    by bill biss –  There is a scene near the end of the classic romantic-comedy film Working Girl. The head of Trask Industries compliments Melanie Griffith’s character “Tess” by saying, “You’ve got a real fire in your belly.” She responds, “I think it’s just nervous knots.” Hence, when the opportunity came forth to interview one […]

  • KRISTIN CHENOWETH

    KRISTIN CHENOWETH

    BIG POWER IN A LITTLE PACKAGE by joel martens This gifted lady is one big dynamo to be sure. Though diminutive in stature she may be, her size belies the power of her pure, coloratura soprano, enchanting and catching the world’s ears and eyes and cementing her as one of the world’s great voices. It’s […]

National News

Britney Spears to Receive GLAAD's Vanguard Award

Britney Spears to Receive GLAAD’s Vanguard Award

[ 0 ] February 13, 2018

from edge media network –  The LGBTQ media advocacy group GLAAD will honor pop icon Britney Spears with its Vanguard Award during its 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on April 12. “An irrefutable icon, Britney Spears has entertained the world while also embodying the spirit of GLAAD’s Vanguard Award by speaking out […]

South African Couple Unwilling Stars of Video Made by Homophobic Cops

South African Couple Unwilling Stars of Video Made by Homophobic Cops

[ 0 ] February 7, 2018

from edge media network –  A humiliating video made by a pair of putative police officers in South Africa literally exposes two gay men who now have to face the fallout as the clip circulates online. The men in question were engaged in sexual activity in a car, News 24 reported. Ordinarily, whatever the gender combination of […]

Does the Chinese Government Have Access to Your Grindr Account?

Does the Chinese Government Have Access to Your Grindr Account?

[ 0 ] January 18, 2018

from edge media network –  It was reported this week that Grindr founder and CEO Joel Simkhai stepped down from his position after a Chinese gaming company acquired full stake in the gay dating app. But a new report from the Washington Post finds that China experts and intelligence officials are raising concerns about the purchase. The experts told […]

San Diego News

REVIVING WILDE: The Importance of Being Earnest Comes to The Old Globe

REVIVING WILDE: The Importance of Being Earnest Comes to The Old Globe

[ 0 ] February 13, 2018

by lisa lipsey –  Oscar Wilde’s best known comedy The Importance of Being Earnest is getting a moment in the spotlight at The Old Globe. If you haven’t seen this show, it is high time you got to know a playwright from our LBGT family tree. Wilde, one of the brilliants in a long line […]

Tantrums & Tiaras All Stars: Some of Your Favorite Contestants Are Back to Battle for The Crown

Tantrums & Tiaras All Stars: Some of Your Favorite Contestants Are Back to Battle for The Crown

[ 0 ] February 7, 2018

by tim parks –  For years, Tantrums & Tiaras has been entertaining San Diego audiences with its unique blend of campiness and competition as local bar employees, many their first time in drag, duke it out to see who will emerge triumphant. There is a twist to this year’s event however—no, the queens won’t be […]

THE CAKE: Baking, Conservatism, Love and Community

THE CAKE: Baking, Conservatism, Love and Community

[ 0 ] February 6, 2018

by lisa lipsey –  In this world premiere play from play-and-screen writer/producer Bekah Brunstetter (This Is Us), The Cake introduces audiences to Jen, who lives in New York, but has always dreamed of getting married in her small North Carolina hometown. She heads down south with her partner, asking her late mother’s best friend, Della, […]

Orange County News

A FIRST LOOK: Melanie Griffith - Ready to Captivate and Entertain as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate

A FIRST LOOK: Melanie Griffith – Ready to Captivate and Entertain as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate

[ 0 ] February 6, 2018

by bill biss –  There is a scene near the end of the classic romantic-comedy film Working Girl. The head of Trask Industries compliments Melanie Griffith’s character “Tess” by saying, “You’ve got a real fire in your belly.” She responds, “I think it’s just nervous knots.” Hence, when the opportunity came forth to interview one […]

CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION: Honoring Sarah Kasman and Shanti’s 30th Birthday Bash

CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION: Honoring Sarah Kasman and Shanti’s 30th Birthday Bash

[ 0 ] January 5, 2018

by tony reverditto –  The word Shanti, meaning “inner peace” in Sanskrit, was first used in 1974 by San Francisco’s Dr. Charles Garfield, to describe The Shanti Project’s model of volunteerism, designed to enhance quality of life by providing emotional support and assistance to people living with life-threatening illnesses. It’s a mantle and ideology that […]

Rising From The Ashes: ANAHEIM WHITE HOUSE

Rising From The Ashes: ANAHEIM WHITE HOUSE

[ 0 ] December 15, 2017

by bill biss –  Bruno Serato, the owner of the revered dining establishment known for three decades as Anaheim White House, is a remarkable humanitarian in his charity work and a chef supremo, putting his passion, talent and heart into every detail. In February of this year, Serato, his family and staff watched as their […]

Long Beach News

BACK IN BLACK & WHITE: Celebrating with The Long Beach LGBTQ Center

BACK IN BLACK & WHITE: Celebrating with The Long Beach LGBTQ Center

[ 0 ] February 6, 2018

by chris carpenter –  Despite the mostly monochromatic fashions that will undoubtedly be on display, Long Beach’s annual Black and White Ball will be a colorful celebration of the local LGBTQ community’s great diversity. From somewhat small-scale beginnings, the gala has grown to become The LGBTQ Center Long Beach’s biggest fundraiser of the year. “The […]

RAGE REVIEWS:  Magic from the Big Apple

RAGE REVIEWS: Magic from the Big Apple

[ 0 ] January 16, 2018

by chris carpenter –  Aladdin has proven to be Disney’s latest cash cow on Broadway, at least until Frozen begins previews next month.  It is now making its Los Angeles premiere at the fabled Hollywood Pantages through March 31.  After attending opening night last week, I have no doubt this eager-to-please musical will likely be […]

Night On Broadway & DTLA Proud Block Party: Taking Back Downtown's Core

Night On Broadway & DTLA Proud Block Party: Taking Back Downtown’s Core

[ 0 ] January 8, 2018

by tony reverditto –  Night on Broadway is a free arts and music festival in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) on Saturday, January 27, produced in celebration of Councilmember José Huizar’s “Bringing Back Broadway” economic development initiative. It’s a free to the public event, designed to awaken Angelinos to the beautiful historic theatres and Broadway corridor […]

Los Angeles News

Britney Spears to Receive GLAAD's Vanguard Award

Britney Spears to Receive GLAAD’s Vanguard Award

[ 0 ] February 13, 2018

from edge media network –  The LGBTQ media advocacy group GLAAD will honor pop icon Britney Spears with its Vanguard Award during its 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on April 12. “An irrefutable icon, Britney Spears has entertained the world while also embodying the spirit of GLAAD’s Vanguard Award by speaking out […]

Journey to The Heart of Fabulous with Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Journey to The Heart of Fabulous with Priscilla Queen of the Desert

[ 0 ] February 6, 2018

by tony reverditto –  In 1993, a low-budget, feature film crew drove from Sydney to Alice Springs with a truckload of sensational costumes donned by three brilliant actors traveling in a signature pink and lavender bus. The film they returned with, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, would land them in Australian cinematic […]

RAGE REVIEWS:  Magic from the Big Apple

RAGE REVIEWS: Magic from the Big Apple

[ 0 ] January 16, 2018

by chris carpenter –  Aladdin has proven to be Disney’s latest cash cow on Broadway, at least until Frozen begins previews next month.  It is now making its Los Angeles premiere at the fabled Hollywood Pantages through March 31.  After attending opening night last week, I have no doubt this eager-to-please musical will likely be […]

Palm Springs News

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

[ 0 ] January 2, 2018

GLOBAL LGBT REPRESENTATION A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID ANSEN by tim parks Since its inception in 1990, the Palm Springs International Film Festival has grown by leaps and bounds, becoming one of the most pre-eminent film festivals in the world. The five-day affair was originally spearheaded by the late Sonny Bono, mayor of the desert city […]

SoCal Leather Productions presents California Drummer Contest

SoCal Leather Productions presents California Drummer Contest

[ 0 ] June 9, 2017

  On June 30, 2017 SoCal Leather Productions will hold the next California Drummer Contest weekend in Cathedral City, California at the Barracks Bar. California Drummer is a regional event of Drummer North America. California Drummer is a fetish weekend which begins Friday, June 30th concluding Sunday, July 2nd. The weekend will start off with […]

An Early Easter Surprise: LADY BUNNY Hot on the Trail

An Early Easter Surprise: LADY BUNNY Hot on the Trail

[ 0 ] March 13, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  Lady Bunny is back in town and she’s got a little “somethin’-somethin’” to fill your basket…And there’s nothing PC about her bunny tales! As she said during this interview, “We’ve gone so overboard with the ‘word police’ that they’re trying to make Dick Van Dyke change his name to Penis Van […]

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