• STUART MILK - TAKING ON GLOBAL LGBT RIGHTS

    STUART MILK – TAKING ON GLOBAL LGBT RIGHTS

    by thom senzee -  IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING that the Harvey Milk Foundation’s founding asset is the ever-deepening reservoir of goodwill toward the legacy of its namesake, slain LGBT human rights leader and late San Francisco City and County Supervisor Harvey Milk. Building on that legacy with tireless efforts to improve the plights of lesbian, […]

  • 'ONCE' - DeANGELIS SPEAKS

    ‘ONCE’ – DeANGELIS SPEAKS

    by joel martens -  Every so often, a show comes along that changes the game… Angels in America and Next to Normal were two, American Idiot was another, Into The Woods and Sunday In The Park With George, were others. Examples of small shows that came along and took Broadway by storm, each filled with […]

  • 'LOVE IS STRANGE' WITH ALFRED MOLINA

    ‘LOVE IS STRANGE’ WITH ALFRED MOLINA

      Co-Star’s With John Lithgow In The Acclaimed Drama ~ by chris carpenter ~ Award-winning actor Alfred Molina may be most recognized for the heavies he has played on screen: the treacherous Satipo during the opening sequence of Raiders of the Lost Ark (which marked Molina’s film debut); Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 2; and Snidely Whiplash […]

  • VANESSA WILLIAMS - A SOLID FOUNDATION

    VANESSA WILLIAMS – A SOLID FOUNDATION

    ~ by joel martens ~ “There she is, Miss America…”  it was a defining moment for Vanessa Williams.  She was the first African-American to be crowned in the pageant’s history and then also to lose that crown after nude photos surfaced.  Something much more commonplace these days and even dare we say “accepted,” as a […]

  • ANA GASTEYER: I’M HIP!

    ANA GASTEYER: I’M HIP!

     by chris carpenter -  Don’t expect her to appear as a topless Martha Stewart, as she occasionally did during six seasons on Saturday Night Live, but Ana Gasteyer is promising a sure-to-be memorable mix of comedy and music when she performs at Orange County Pride on Saturday, August 9. This free event will take place […]

  • INTO THE WOODS

    INTO THE WOODS

      FIASCO THEATRE REINVENTS SONDHEIM’S CLASSIC AT THE OLD GLOBE THEATRE ~ by lisa lipsey ~ Now playing at The Old Globe is Fiasco Theatre’s production of Into the Woods. Fiasco has been dubbed a fearless theatre company. Based out of New York, but born out of a theatre program at Brown University, they are known […]

National News

ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS LINEMAN TELLS MAGAZINE HE'S GAY
[ 0 ] August 14, 2014

ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS LINEMAN TELLS MAGAZINE HE’S GAY

by John Marshall, Associated Press Arizona State offensive lineman Edward Sarafin has told a local magazine he is gay, making him the first active Division I football player to come out. A fifth-year senior, Sarafin told Phoenix-based Compete, a magazine for gay sports, that he began telling teammates about his sexual orientation last spring. “It was […]

SHERIFF OFFICIAL: ROBIN WILLIAMS HANGED HIMSELF
[ 0 ] August 12, 2014

SHERIFF OFFICIAL: ROBIN WILLIAMS HANGED HIMSELF

by Jason St. Amand, Associated Press Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt at his San Francisco Bay Area home, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday. Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd said Williams was found in a bedroom by his personal assistant on Monday at his Tiburon home. Boyd said toxicology tests will be […]

RAP STAR DRAKE THINKS RIHANNA IS THE DEVIL?
[ 0 ] August 7, 2014

RAP STAR DRAKE THINKS RIHANNA IS THE DEVIL?

by Jason St. Amand National News Editor, Edge on the Net I guess Drake isn’t obsessed with his ex- Rihanna as much as we thought. The Canadian rap star was playing his OVO Fest in Toronto Monday night and called out his on-again-off-again ex-girlfriend Rihanna by subtly (sorta) calling her the devil. Drake played his hit […]

San Diego News

ALL HAIL THE QUEEN
[ 0 ] August 20, 2014

ALL HAIL THE QUEEN

Photographer Kelly Fitzgerald Honors Drag  ~ by lisa lipsey ~ Kelly Fitzgerald is a 30-year fine art photographer, who has spent years traveling the world with his backpack, a 35mm camera and rolls of black-and-white film. His dedication to the traditions of the craft have paid off. Fitzgerald’s photographs have been in numerous exhibits throughout […]

“AND THE WINNER IS...” THE 39TH ANNUAL NICKY AWARDS
[ 0 ] August 15, 2014

“AND THE WINNER IS…” THE 39TH ANNUAL NICKY AWARDS

by tim parks For 39 years, The Nicky Awards have been considered the “Gay” Academy Awards of San Diego and were established by activist and City Commissioner Nicole Murray-Ramirez in 1975. The annual event taking place on Sunday, August 24, celebrates outstanding achievements within the community, ranging in categories from Outstanding Community Organization to Outstanding […]

FEEL THE THUNDER AT FREEWILLUSA’S HOT SUMMER FUN-DER
[ 0 ] August 13, 2014

FEEL THE THUNDER AT FREEWILLUSA’S HOT SUMMER FUN-DER

  Justice, Equality and Having a Great Time are on the Menu, as are Delicious Free Hors D’Oeuvres, Amazing Opportunity Drawings and Local Celebrities Will Walters, founder and president of San Diego-based civil rights education organization, FreeWillUSA invites San Diegans and visitors alike to join him for an evening of food, friends, fun and a […]

Orange County News

THEATRE OUT’S 'BEIRUT' - A GENDER-NEUTRAL INTERPRETATION
[ 0 ] August 12, 2014

THEATRE OUT’S ‘BEIRUT’ – A GENDER-NEUTRAL INTERPRETATION

by tony reverditto -  Alan Bowne’s intense drama Beirut, starring Sam Irving and Jade Paris, takes place during a time when a new deadly virus has made its way into mainstream America. Those infected are literally branded with the letter “P” for positive and quarantined in Lower Manhattan. The story revolves around Torch, a young […]

TWO OF THE BEST IN ORANGE COUNTY’S FOOD SCENE
[ 0 ] August 11, 2014

TWO OF THE BEST IN ORANGE COUNTY’S FOOD SCENE

Eating Out with Tony Reverditto -  One of the most exciting aspects for a culinary writer is the experience of new, up and coming restaurants. For this edition, I have chosen the two that have garnered the most accolades over the past year, both of which have been nominated for Best New Restaurant for the […]

LIPSTICK & LASHES… AND LUCKY. VELVET LOUNGE HITS IT BIG!
[ 0 ] August 7, 2014

LIPSTICK & LASHES… AND LUCKY. VELVET LOUNGE HITS IT BIG!

by joshua ryan -  Zach Moos knows when he has a hit on his hands. The entrepreneur is an award-winning deejay, originally from Minnesota, who helped launch other successful events like Club Lucky at the House of Blues and Dollhouse. Today, Moos presides over Lipstick & Lashes, a dinner and drag extravaganza, based in his […]

Long Beach News

2014 LONG BEACH QFILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES COMPLETE LINEUP & SCHEDULE
[ 0 ] August 12, 2014

2014 LONG BEACH QFILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES COMPLETE LINEUP & SCHEDULE

The 2014 Long Beach Qfilm Festival will take place Friday, September 12 through Sunday, September 14 at the historic Art Theatre located at 2025 East 4th St. and the neighboring LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, both on Long Beach’s renowned “Retro Row.” Long Beach’s longest-running film festival since 1993, the Qfilm Festival annually presents narrative features, documentaries […]

 5TH ANNUAL RED HIGH HEEL PARTY
[ 0 ] August 10, 2014

 5TH ANNUAL RED HIGH HEEL PARTY

Back again, though this year at MADhaus in Long Beach, party-goers are again donning those stilettos for another fabulous fundraiser for The Alliance for Our Healthy Community (AHC) and the AIDS & Cancer Life Emergency Fund (ACLEF). MASQUERADE: A Twisted Evening of Fantasy & Beyond, taking place on Saturday, August 16, was born out of […]

JEWELS' GEMS - AUGUST EDITION
[ 0 ] August 6, 2014

JEWELS’ GEMS – AUGUST EDITION

by jewels -   FUN IN THE SUN!  I just returned from San Diego Pride and goodness, was it a blast! Another amazing parade and festival thrown for thousands of fabulous people. The Festival in San Diego is a hard one to beat, held in Balboa Park under beautiful large trees and laid out brilliantly—definitely a […]

Los Angeles News

TWO-STEPPIN’ IN TO EMPOWERMENT
[ 0 ] August 20, 2014

TWO-STEPPIN’ IN TO EMPOWERMENT

  Looking to become more confident in your community? Why not “do-si-do” on over to this year’s Wrangler Weekend in Los Angeles? ~ by ken knox ~ For the third year of their annual country and western dance-fest, the Wrangler Weekend Los Angeles (WWLA) organizers want participants to get something more than fun and exercise […]

 LGBT NIGHT OUT AT DODGER STADIUM
[ 0 ] August 14, 2014

 LGBT NIGHT OUT AT DODGER STADIUM

  Come out to the ballpark on Friday, August 22 as thousands, including more than 2,000 LGBT fans, gather to watch the “Boys in Blue” take on the New York Mets. Arrive early for special Los Angeles Dodgers LGBT Night Out pre-game activities, including a performance of the National Anthem by Mary Lambert and a ceremonial […]

FLOATING MAN: THE SKETCHBOOKS OF DAVID RINEHART AT PALOS VERDES ART CENTER
[ 0 ] August 13, 2014

FLOATING MAN: THE SKETCHBOOKS OF DAVID RINEHART AT PALOS VERDES ART CENTER

by joel martens -  DAVID RINEHART is an artist and architect. There are properties scattered throughout the Southwest that stand as testimony to his ability to create, visualize and articulate unique, beautiful and multifaceted structures. His ability to break down his brilliant concepts of structure and light, then communicate their complexities into a buildable edifice, […]

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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RAGE REVIEWS: The Confounding & the Courageous

RAGE REVIEWS: The Confounding & the Courageous

[ 0 ] August 15, 2014

by chris carpenter -   I’m a little embarrassed to admit I am late to the work of gay Mexican filmmaker Julian Hernandez.  Over the last decade, Hernandez wrote and directed the widely acclaimed Broken Sky, A Thousand Clouds of Peace and Raging Sun, Raging Sky. The latter two both won the Berlin Film Festival’s Teddy […]