• NOBODY'S PRISON BITCH: A SPOILER-FILLED CONVERSATION WITH LEA DELARIA

    NOBODY’S PRISON BITCH: A SPOILER-FILLED CONVERSATION WITH LEA DELARIA

    by Winnie McCroy EDGE on the Net Editor Season Two of the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black was offered in its glorious entirety on June 6, and by now, most fans have devoured all 13 episodes. Weeds creator Jenji Kohan has outdone herself again, with the addictive tale of fresh-faced blonde Piper Chapman […]

  • SAN DIEGO PRIDE 2014

    SAN DIEGO PRIDE 2014

    40 YEARS: SAN DIEGO PRIDE It’s All About Rainbow Fever ~ by chris carpenter ~ The orange in our community’s rainbow flag will take on greater prominence this month, as trans actress Laverne Cox helps to jump-start San Diego’s annual Pride celebration. The award-winning breakout star of Netflix’s prison-set story Orange is the New Black […]

  • ALEX NEWELL: GLEEFUL AND PROUD

    ALEX NEWELL: GLEEFUL AND PROUD

      ~ by chris carpenter ~ 21-year-old Alex Newell has already conquered the world of TV, thanks to his recurring role as transgender student Wade “Unique” Adams on Glee. He won the role as a result of competing on The Glee Project in 2011, while he was still in high school. Newell’s initial reward was […]

  • DJ DAN SLATER

    DJ DAN SLATER

      “DAZED” BUT NOT CONFUSED ~ by joel martens ~ Featured DJ Dan Slater is headlining at Circuit Daze, the Saturday evening Bill Hardt event, which is returning to the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park after many years in other venues throughout the city. The Rage Monthly spoke to this hot Aussie about coming […]

  • PLEASANTLY PUMP’d IN WEST HOLLYWOOD

    PLEASANTLY PUMP’d IN WEST HOLLYWOOD

    by tony reverditto -  During the drive to PUMP, I anticipated it would be yet another touch of class designed by Ken Todd and Lisa Vanderpump, gently sprinkled onto a long neglected corner in West Hollywood. I was right. These two entrepreneurs are the real deal; genuine, personable and I couldn’t be more impressed with […]

  • SYMPHONY CLASSICS AND SUMMERTIME FUN WITH PACIFIC SYMPHONY

    SYMPHONY CLASSICS AND SUMMERTIME FUN WITH PACIFIC SYMPHONY

    by joel martens -  Pacific Symphony has been making great music for a very long time. The organization celebrates 35 years this season, the last 24 of which, have been under the masterful guidance of Musical Director Carl St. Clair. Each season, the symphony endeavors to offer the broadest possible selection of music, ranging from […]

National News

OBAMA GIVES PROTECTION TO GAY, TRANSGENDER WORKERS
[ 0 ] July 21, 2014

OBAMA GIVES PROTECTION TO GAY, TRANSGENDER WORKERS

by Nedra Pickler Associated Press President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees working for the federal government and for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.” “America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,” Obama declared at a White […]

DOCTORS: SNIFF POPPERS AND YOU COULD GO BLIND
[ 0 ] July 9, 2014

DOCTORS: SNIFF POPPERS AND YOU COULD GO BLIND

by Winnie McCroy EDGE Editor Researchers in the United Kingdom say inhaling the 70s club drug “poppers,” or isopropyl nitrate, can seriously damage your eyes, thanks to its new formula. Reuters reports of a case study of a 30-year-old white man who lost vision in both eyes after inhaling poppers. Although researchers are unclear how this is […]

LABARBERA: MICHAEL SAM IS A ’BAD ROLE MODEL,’ SHOULD BECOME AN ’EX-GAY’
[ 0 ] July 9, 2014

LABARBERA: MICHAEL SAM IS A ’BAD ROLE MODEL,’ SHOULD BECOME AN ’EX-GAY’

by Bobby McGuire Contributor, Edge on the Net Peter LaBarbera, head of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) designated anti-gay hate group Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality (ATFAH) once again lifted his voice to the chorus of anti-gay conservatives that include Bryan Fischer and the Texas GOP who are advocating conversion therapy for openly gay […]

San Diego News

CROSSING THE LINE with DANA GOLDBERG at MARTINIS ABOVE FOURTH
[ 0 ] July 22, 2014

CROSSING THE LINE with DANA GOLDBERG at MARTINIS ABOVE FOURTH

Comedian Dana Goldberg comes to Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage with her new show and comedy tour “Crossing The Line.” With appearances on TBS, HBO and her own comedy special on LOGO, Dana is a force of nature on stage. With her “Crossing the Line” tour she continues to blow away her loyal […]

COMES BACK TO CYGNET THEATRE - DAVID MCBEAN RESURRECTING THE CROWN
[ 0 ] July 17, 2014

COMES BACK TO CYGNET THEATRE – DAVID MCBEAN RESURRECTING THE CROWN

by lisa lipsey -  “Clang, clang, clang went the Old Town trolley…” Its caboose painted with the charming, pageant-perfect smile of Miss Deep South (David McBean). Cygnet Theatre’s 12th season kicks off with the Bill Russell, Frank Kelly and Albert Evans musical comedy smash, Pageant!  Just in time for Pride’s season of fun, James Vasquez […]

'BIG GAY LOVE' COMES TO SAN DIEGO JUST IN TIME FOR PRIDE
[ 0 ] July 15, 2014

‘BIG GAY LOVE’ COMES TO SAN DIEGO JUST IN TIME FOR PRIDE

FilmOut San Diego (San Diego’s only LGBT film festival) will continue its Monthly Screening Series on July 16, 7 p.m., at the Landmark Theatres Hillcrest Cinemas, with the San Diego Premiere and official Pride screening of Big Gay Love, co-presented by San Diego Pride In Big Gay Love, Bob (Jonathan Lisecki of “Gayby”) appears to have it […]

Orange County News

SYMPHONY CLASSICS AND SUMMERTIME FUN WITH PACIFIC SYMPHONY
[ 0 ] July 11, 2014

SYMPHONY CLASSICS AND SUMMERTIME FUN WITH PACIFIC SYMPHONY

by joel martens -  Pacific Symphony has been making great music for a very long time. The organization celebrates 35 years this season, the last 24 of which, have been under the masterful guidance of Musical Director Carl St. Clair. Each season, the symphony endeavors to offer the broadest possible selection of music, ranging from […]

GAYS GO TO 'GHOST': A SASSY DAY OF BRUNCH, BOOZE & BROADWAY
[ 0 ] July 9, 2014

GAYS GO TO ‘GHOST’: A SASSY DAY OF BRUNCH, BOOZE & BROADWAY

. A drag show, a gourmet meal, bottomless mimosas and/or Bloody Mary’s, along with a romantic musical and a meet-and-greet with the stars… really dear gays, need we say more? Join your fellow musical devotees, for, as they say, a little “brunch, booze and Broadway” on Saturday, August 2, beginning at 11 a.m. After a […]

 FREE FOR ALL MOVIE MONDAYS
[ 0 ] July 7, 2014

 FREE FOR ALL MOVIE MONDAYS

Movie fans in Orange County can look forward to another great summer of free and fun film screenings at Segerstrom Center for the Arts as Movie Mondays returns for its eighth season. The annual alfresco Movie Mondays is held on the Center’s inviting 46,000-square-foot Arts Plaza. During the last seven summers, Movie Mondays has grown […]

Long Beach News

 THE 2014 LONG BEACH QFILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MAJOR FEATURES LINEUP
[ 0 ] July 21, 2014

THE 2014 LONG BEACH QFILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES MAJOR FEATURES LINEUP

. The 2014 Long Beach Qfilm Festival will take place Friday, September 12 through Sunday, 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.” Submissions for this year’s fest are now closed but will be accepted beginning in October for […]

RAGE REVIEWS: Keeping It in the Family
[ 0 ] June 18, 2014

RAGE REVIEWS: Keeping It in the Family

by chris carpenter -  Every family has its little secrets, and this fact has provided fodder for dramatists since Sophocles wrote Oedipus Rex, at least.  One of the most acclaimed plays of recent years, Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities, is a current example and is having a superior production at International City Theatre (ICT) […]

'OTHER DESERT CITIES' COMES TO LONG BEACH
[ 0 ] June 6, 2014

‘OTHER DESERT CITIES’ COMES TO LONG BEACH

  International City Theatre (ICT) is bringing Jon Robin Baitz’s 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist and five-time Tony Award-nominated play Other Desert Cities to the Long Beach Performing Arts Center stage from Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 29. About the Show: The manicured life of an actor-turned-politician and his impeccable wife is upset when relatives […]

Los Angeles News

GMCLA’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
[ 0 ] July 14, 2014

GMCLA’S 35TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles’ (GMCLA) mission is “to change hearts and minds through the power of music” and they are gearing up to do so in a really, really big way for their 35th season. The two-act 35th Anniversary Concert is taking place on Saturday, July 19, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, […]

PLEASANTLY PUMP’d IN WEST HOLLYWOOD
[ 1 ] July 11, 2014

PLEASANTLY PUMP’d IN WEST HOLLYWOOD

by tony reverditto -  During the drive to PUMP, I anticipated it would be yet another touch of class designed by Ken Todd and Lisa Vanderpump, gently sprinkled onto a long neglected corner in West Hollywood. I was right. These two entrepreneurs are the real deal; genuine, personable and I couldn’t be more impressed with […]

DEAD AND LOVING IT AT OUTFEST 2014
[ 0 ] July 10, 2014

DEAD AND LOVING IT AT OUTFEST 2014

by chris carpenter -  THE UNDEAD HAVE RISEN ALL OVER LARGE AND SMALL SCREENS NOWADAYS. ONE NEW MOVIE ABOUT A RESTLESS GHOST/ZOMBIE, JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD, CAUSED A HOMOEROTIC STIR AT JANUARY’S SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL. IT WILL BE MAKING ITS L.A. PREMIERE ON FRIDAY, JULY 11 AS PART OF OUTFEST, WHICH RUNS THURSDAY, JULY 10 […]

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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