• CHRIS LOWELL

    CHRIS LOWELL

    BESIDE STILL WATERS Undercurrents… And Letting Go ~ by joel martens ~ There are many things that one must learn to let go of in life. It’s like comfy old clothes, you have to know when it’s time to toss that much-loved, tattered T-shirt or pair of jeans. The same can be said of certain […]

  • JIMMY SOMERVILLE

    JIMMY SOMERVILLE

    A GRANDER SCALE OF THOUGHTS TO THE BEAT ~ by bill biss ~ The days of “It’s got a good beat and you can dance to it” are still here. Yet for Jimmy Somerville, his lyrics still must have to have some sort of personal meaning to make his songs speak for him. It began […]

  • TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE - Honoring the Memory of Those Lost in Acts of Anti-Transgender Violence

    TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE – Honoring the Memory of Those Lost in Acts of Anti-Transgender Violence

    by porter gilberg –  The LGBTQ community has really been on an upswing this last year. With marriage equality in 32 states and counting, we’re closer to the day in which everyone will be afforded the right to marry the one they love. The Obama Administration’s recent executive order now protects an additional 28 million […]

  • RAGE REVIEWS: Singlets Scene

    RAGE REVIEWS: Singlets Scene

    by chris carpenter – Though its dark true story may prove a turn off to some, Foxcatcher’s dream pairing of Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo as wrestling brothers in form-fitting gear will no doubt appeal to gay viewers and others.  This highly-touted new film by Capote and Moneyball director Bennett Miller opens in LA and […]

  • HAPPY HOLI-GAYS AT THE CINEPLEX!

    HAPPY HOLI-GAYS AT THE CINEPLEX!

    by chris carpenter There are still many shopping days ‘til Christmas, but Hollywood’s holiday season starts November 7th with the release of Disney’s animated Big Hero 6 and the sci-fi epic Interstellar. A number of end-of-year releases are of particular interest to LGBT moviegoers. The most prominent of these is The Imitation Game, which is […]

  • KRISTIN CHENOWETH - Coming Home

    KRISTIN CHENOWETH – Coming Home

    ~ by joel martens ~ I often frame my experiences with music and preparing for this interview I kept hearing “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…” I suppose it’s in reference to size for this particular story, though like many people who are shorter in stature (I can attest to this […]

National News

MODEL, MARC JACOBS' EX, TO SUE STARBUCKS FOR ALLEGED ANTI-GAY REMARK
[ 0 ] December 12, 2014

MODEL, MARC JACOBS’ EX, TO SUE STARBUCKS FOR ALLEGED ANTI-GAY REMARK

by Jason St. Amand National News Editor Edge Media Network –  Out Brazilian model Harry Louis, who happens to be fashion designer Marc Jacobs’ ex-boyfriend, said Wednesday he was discriminated against by a Starbucks barista who allegedly told him to “become a man.” He also said he plans to sue the coffee company, according to Gay Star […]

NICK JONAS OPENS UP ON PLAYING GAY CHARACTER IN 'KINGDOM'
[ 0 ] December 11, 2014

NICK JONAS OPENS UP ON PLAYING GAY CHARACTER IN ‘KINGDOM’

by Jason St. Amand National News Editor, Edge Media Network Former Jonas Brother member Nick Jonas has had a great big gay year while promoting his solo effort and new album “Nick Jonas.” If he’s not having an impromptu strip tease at a gay club, or grabbing his crotch in a photo shoot, then he’s checking out […]

ABC FAMILY ORDERS GROUNDBREAKING DOCU-SERIES 'MY TRANSPARENT LIFE' Produced by Ryan Seacrest
[ 0 ] December 11, 2014

ABC FAMILY ORDERS GROUNDBREAKING DOCU-SERIES ‘MY TRANSPARENT LIFE’ Produced by Ryan Seacrest

  As part of its expansion in the unscripted arena, ABC Family announced today that it has picked up a new docu-series “My Transparent Life” direct to series from Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP). The groundbreaking new reality series “My Transparent Life” centers on a teenager named Ben who learns his parents are not only getting […]

San Diego News

CYGNET THEATRE'S 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' Setting the Scene with Andrew Hull
[ 0 ] December 9, 2014

CYGNET THEATRE’S ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ Setting the Scene with Andrew Hull

by lisa lipsey –  Cygnet Theatre welcomes the return of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, though this year’s production is not the signature radio play you might have seen develop and flourish over the last few years. Artistic Director Sean Murray has opted for a full out, traditional production and it includes an original […]

CRACKIN’ NUTS WITH THE SECOND CITY
[ 0 ] December 8, 2014

CRACKIN’ NUTS WITH THE SECOND CITY

by chris carpenter –  Leave it to The Second City improv masters, to mine comedic gold from holiday horrors such as drunken relatives, inappropriate gifts and office parties gone wild. The troupe returns to the La Jolla Playhouse following their enormously successful run last summer, with an all-new The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue, currently […]

MUSIC OF THE HOLIDAYS featuring the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus and More
[ 0 ] December 5, 2014

MUSIC OF THE HOLIDAYS featuring the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus and More

by joel martens –  Christmas is a time for holiday traditions; moments with family (whosoever that definition might include), delicious food by the sleighful, oft’ more than is healthy, imbibed bits of nog, fun, fabulous gifts and of course, all of the ensuing festive holiday music. This December, enjoy some of that “family” connection and […]

Orange County News

HEART OF DIXIE
[ 0 ] December 8, 2014

HEART OF DIXIE

by ken knox –  TRAVELING TUPPERWARE LEGEND DIXIE LONGATE, TELLS THE RAGE MONTHLY ALL ABOUT LIFE ON THE ROAD, GROUPIES AND WHY TUPPERWARE IS “THE BEST CRAP ON THE PLANET.” If there’s one thing Dixie Longate knows about, it’s how to spin selling plastic storage containers into an art form. Having once fallen on hard times (and […]

CULTURE CRAWL: AN EVENT FOR THE OPEN-MINDED SOCIALITE
[ 0 ] November 11, 2014

CULTURE CRAWL: AN EVENT FOR THE OPEN-MINDED SOCIALITE

Ever wanted to get to know what the east end of Downtown Santa Ana is all about? Well folks, this is your chance! On Saturday, November 15, beginning at 6 p.m., the Orange County LGBT Center invites you to a free event, during which you will experience an evening of culture—though its definition of what […]

'JOLLY HOLLY FOLLIES' WITH THE ORANGE COUNTY GAY MEN'S CHORUS
[ 0 ] November 10, 2014

‘JOLLY HOLLY FOLLIES’ WITH THE ORANGE COUNTY GAY MEN’S CHORUS

MenAlive, the Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus, has a new attitude, a new Artistic Director and is ready to kick off a new season of musical fun. Join them for Jolly Holly Follies, a festive concert spectacular, which launches their 14th season. Celebrate the holidays with favorite classic tunes mixed in with new contemporary gems, […]

Long Beach News

JEWELS HOLIDAY GEMS
[ 0 ] December 5, 2014

JEWELS HOLIDAY GEMS

. AS THE TURKEY COMA WEARS OFF, OR IN THE CASE OF SOME OF MY FAVORITE HEALTH NUTS, THE “TOFURKEY,” DECEMBER PROMISES TO BE A SUPER-FABULOUS AND FESTIVE SEASON! Kicking off the holiday spirit in Long Beach, The Queen Mary has once again opened their winter dreamland, filled with festive activities during their CHILL event. […]

MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI AND DEBBIE GRAVITTE “BOND” IN TWO PARTS WITH THE LONG BEACH SYMPHONY
[ 0 ] November 10, 2014

MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI AND DEBBIE GRAVITTE “BOND” IN TWO PARTS WITH THE LONG BEACH SYMPHONY

by joshua ryan –  THE CONDUCTOR: Michael Krajewski spent a decade with Long Beach Symphony and has dedicated his career to developing entertaining programs infused with clever humor for symphonies in Houston, Atlanta and Philadelphia. Krajewski returns to Long Beach with Tony Award-winner, Debbie Gravitte, for Bond and Beyond, part of the successful Pops! Concert […]

LONG BEACH AIDS RIDE: ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR HIV/AIDS SERVICES
[ 0 ] November 7, 2014

LONG BEACH AIDS RIDE: ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR HIV/AIDS SERVICES

They say, “It’s better the second time around…” With nearly 100 riders participating in last year’s inaugural Long Beach AIDS Ride, the event took riders along a pristine California coastal route, raising over $20,000 for HIV/AIDS programs at both The Center and C.A.R.E. Program. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, November 15 and is […]

Los Angeles News

DECKED OUT AT DISNEY HALL
[ 0 ] December 8, 2014

DECKED OUT AT DISNEY HALL

by tony reverditto –  The incomparable Walt Disney Concert Hall and the LA Phil, once again seek to share the joys of the holiday season with their annual “Deck the Hall” series of concerts. The festive performances feature a diverse array of artists, who bring the joy of this special time of year to concert-goers […]

LA PHIL PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD
[ 0 ] November 14, 2014

LA PHIL PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD

Returning to Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar, Audra McDonald, kicks off her 2014-15 concert tour on Tuesday, December 2. With a record six Tony Awards, two Grammys and a long list of other accolades to her name, McDonald is among today’s most highly-regarded performers. Born into a musical family, McDonald […]

L.A. NIGHTS WITH SASHA
[ 0 ] November 7, 2014

L.A. NIGHTS WITH SASHA

by sasha scarlett –  THE ABBEY, 692 North Robertson Boulevard, is hosting their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, December 1 for World AIDS Day. It’s a WeHo tradition, so come celebrate! sbe.com/nightlife/brands/theabbyfoodandbar HERE LOUNGE at 696 Robertson “brings all the girls to the clubs,” for Truck Stop on Friday Nights—lovely ladies who “shake their groove […]

Palm Springs News

MIKE THOMPSON APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER
[ 0 ] April 11, 2014

MIKE THOMPSON APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER

  The LGBT Community Center of the Desert (The Center) announced that the Board has appointed Mike Thompson of Salt Lake City as its new Executive Director. Thompson arrives with a wealth of talent and experience as The Center is poised for growth.  A mission-oriented leader, he is committed to The Center’s mission of enriching […]

CONVERSING WITH COCO
[ 0 ] March 13, 2014

CONVERSING WITH COCO

by chris carpenter –  The indomitable drag legend Miss Coco Peru will be all over Southern California this month. She will be starting with a performance at San Diego’s Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage on Thursday, March 13 and culminating in the eighth installment of her ongoing Conversations With Coco on Thursday, March 20 […]

VIVA LES ORIGINALES!
[ 0 ] March 13, 2014

VIVA LES ORIGINALES!

  The incomparable Les Originales are bringing their special brand of drag entertainment to Palm Springs this month with Viva Les Originales! A Musical Tour Around the World, for a fundraising event for AIDS Assistance Program (AAP) on Sunday, March 30. The all-volunteer performance troupe was formed in 2003, with all funds raised at shows […]

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