• THE INTIMATE CONNECTION BETWEEN SLEEP AND SEX

    THE INTIMATE CONNECTION BETWEEN SLEEP AND SEX

      Sleep and sex share a wonderful reciprocal relationship in which each helps support the function of the other. It’s not surprising when you understand that sex and sleep both belong to the restorative system of the body, so it makes sense that they reinforce each other. ~ by dr. madeleine castellanos ~ HERE’S HOW […]

  • THE TANGLED WEB

    THE TANGLED WEB

    GETTING CAUGHT UP ~ by chris carpetner ~ Bruce L. Hart has made quite a splash in the relatively new genre of web series. The accomplished actor, writer and producer, who hails from Michigan but currently lives in Long Beach, chatted with us recently about the vast array of LGBT-oriented shows to watch on the […]

  • GETTING CARRIE’D AWAY

    GETTING CARRIE’D AWAY

    by tony reverditto –  Twenty-five years after the spellbinding premiere stunned critics and audiences from London to New York, Carrie: The Musical, with its infamous roots deep in the pantheon of terror, continues to shock audiences and this time, at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. You’ve never seen a musical quite like […]

  • JASON MRAZ

    JASON MRAZ

    JUST SAY “YES” ~ by joel martens ~ Musicians have such a unique perspective; not often does one person have the ability to shape the experiences of so many. Jason Mraz is one of those people. He takes that role very seriously and it shows in everything that he does, through his music and performances, […]

  • CLUB SKIRTS THE DINAH: 25 Years of Girls, Girls, Girls!

    CLUB SKIRTS THE DINAH: 25 Years of Girls, Girls, Girls!

    by joel martens –  “You have come a long way baby…To get where you’ve got to today.” Though the line has its beginnings in a time when “baby” was rooted in a world still dominated by chauvinistic and homophobic ideologies. It is no less relevant an idiom, when it comes to expressing a long, hard-won […]

National News

INDIANA GOV. MIKE PENCE SIGNs DISCRIMINATORY “RELIGIOUS FREEDOM” BILL INTO LAW

INDIANA GOV. MIKE PENCE SIGNs DISCRIMINATORY “RELIGIOUS FREEDOM” BILL INTO LAW

[ 0 ] March 26, 2015

Gov. Mike Pence today signed a bill into law that would allow anyone to use their religious beliefs to claim that they have a right to refuse to follow anti-discrimination protections and other laws. SB 101 is a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bill modeled off Arizona’s SB 1062 that Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed last year following […]

RAGE REVIEWS: Cinderella with a Wine Chaser

RAGE REVIEWS: Cinderella with a Wine Chaser

[ 0 ] March 20, 2015

by chris carpenter –  Cinderella is all over the place nowadays.  The kindhearted but neglected stepdaughter/stepsister who ultimately triumphs with a little help from her fairy godmother currently stars in the #1 movie in the US that bears her name, and she recently played a significant role in the hit movie version of the stage […]

ALL ANDY, ALL THE TIME: Andy Cohen To Create His Own SiriusXM Channel

ALL ANDY, ALL THE TIME: Andy Cohen To Create His Own SiriusXM Channel

[ 0 ] March 17, 2015

. All Andy, All The Time: new exclusive channel to be executive produced and personally curated by Cohen Radio Andy to feature weekly radio show hosted by the late night talk show host SiriusXM today announced that Andy Cohen, popular late night talk show host of “Watch What Happens Live” on Bravo, television producer, and bestselling […]

San Diego News

OUTSERVE-SLDN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: Features Big Goals, Top Speakers

OUTSERVE-SLDN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: Features Big Goals, Top Speakers

[ 0 ] March 11, 2015

by thom senzee –  What a difference four years makes. As OutServe-SLDN gears up for the 2015 edition of its yearly leadership conference, the nation’s leading LGBT service members advocacy organization gives us pause to recall the historic day in the autumn of 2011, when it was finally decided that lesbian, gay and bisexual members […]

CINE GAY: A Feast of International Film at 2015 The San Diego Latino Film Festival

CINE GAY: A Feast of International Film at 2015 The San Diego Latino Film Festival

[ 0 ] March 9, 2015

by chris carpenter – Like a tamale or burrito filled with tasty things, so Cine Gay is the sweet filling within the annual San Diego Latino Film Festival. This year’s special showcase of LGBT films from Mexico, Argentina and other Spanish-speaking countries will run Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 22 at the AMC Fashion […]

ALLISON SPRATT PEARCE AS ELIZA DOOLITTLE: Exploring 'My Fair Lady'

ALLISON SPRATT PEARCE AS ELIZA DOOLITTLE: Exploring ‘My Fair Lady’

[ 0 ] March 5, 2015

by lisa lipsey –  Based on George Bernard Shaw’s character play, Pygmalion, the musical My Fair Lady showcases the best of lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe’s work. This dynamic duo is also responsible for creating Camelot and Brigadoon. Show tune favorites include: “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “The […]

Orange County News

SHE GOT THE BEAT: MenAlive Pays Tribute To The Women Who Have Rocked Our World

SHE GOT THE BEAT: MenAlive Pays Tribute To The Women Who Have Rocked Our World

[ 0 ] March 11, 2015

. With their upcoming She Got the Beat concert, MenAlive focus a spotlight on the women whose music, gay men often turn to for support and inspiration. For MenAlive’s next show, the renowned Orange County-based choral group and its artistic leaders, have planned an evening devoted to the music of the women who have been […]

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT: Comes to Orange County

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT: Comes to Orange County

[ 0 ] March 10, 2015

Get ready for this 1920s-era feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers and glittering costumes, in this unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger. On stage at Segerstrom Center for the Arts from Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 22, this lighthearted crowd pleaser is set against the […]

2015 ORANGE COUNTY RESTAURANT WEEK: Food, Romance and a Big Slice of Heaven

2015 ORANGE COUNTY RESTAURANT WEEK: Food, Romance and a Big Slice of Heaven

[ 0 ] February 13, 2015

by tony reverditto –  Orange County Restaurant Week (OCRW) is celebrating its seventh year and is taking place from Sunday, March 1 through Saturday, March 7. Festivities for the week include diverse, specialized cuisines served at over 100 restaurants, featuring everything from casual to family-friendly establishments and the finest, upscale fine-dining destinations. This culinary extravaganza […]

Long Beach News

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY’S MARCH 28 POPS! Honors Port of Long Beach's Support of Music Education

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY’S MARCH 28 POPS! Honors Port of Long Beach’s Support of Music Education

[ 0 ] March 19, 2015

  Long Beach Mayor Garcia to Present Proclamation to Celebrate Symphony’s 80th Season On Saturday, March 28, lovers of the Long Beach Symphony POPS! will groove to rhythms from around the world featuring the music of Jobim, Tito Puente and Sergio Mendes, among others, at a one-night-only concert at the Long Beach Arena honoring the […]

ADONIS LOUNGE: New York, Las Vegas and LA’s #1 male4male Experience Adds a Fourth Location

ADONIS LOUNGE: New York, Las Vegas and LA’s #1 male4male Experience Adds a Fourth Location

[ 0 ] March 5, 2015

ADONIS LOUNGE LONG BEACH GRAND OPENING THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH AT RIPPLES NIGHTCLUB Adonis Lounge, which in five well-hung years has become the go-to nightspot for beautiful men and their admirers in New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, will open its second West Coast venue, at Ripples Nightclub, 5101 East Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach. Beginning on Thursday, […]

BLACK  & WHITE BALL: Celebrating the Many Contributions of the Long Beach LGBTQ Community.

BLACK & WHITE BALL: Celebrating the Many Contributions of the Long Beach LGBTQ Community.

[ 0 ] March 2, 2015

by ken knox –  If last year’s Black and White Ball was for the gay community, what prom is to heterosexual kids in high school, then this year marks a decided step forward in the scope of the event. “Last year was maybe more about the novelty of dressing up,” says Ron Sylvester, president and […]

Los Angeles News

THE SING-OFF LIVE! Stars of the Hit NBC A Cappella Competition Will Bring Fans Across America the Ultimate Evening of A Cappella

THE SING-OFF LIVE! Stars of the Hit NBC A Cappella Competition Will Bring Fans Across America the Ultimate Evening of A Cappella

[ 0 ] March 16, 2015

  During its special one night, 2-hour television event, NBC’s hit a cappella music competition The Sing-Off crowned Nashville-based Melodores the winners of Season 5. The Vanderbilt University a cappella group was the only collegiate group to be selected to compete this season on the show which launched a cappella sensations Pentatonix and Home Free […]

GETTING CARRIE’D AWAY

GETTING CARRIE’D AWAY

[ 0 ] March 10, 2015

by tony reverditto –  Twenty-five years after the spellbinding premiere stunned critics and audiences from London to New York, Carrie: The Musical, with its infamous roots deep in the pantheon of terror, continues to shock audiences and this time, at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. You’ve never seen a musical quite like […]

OUTFEST FUSION: LGBT People of Color Film Festival

OUTFEST FUSION: LGBT People of Color Film Festival

[ 0 ] March 8, 2015

Acceptance of LGBT persons, has been a challenging road for all of us. Though progress has occurred, it continues to be a challenge in the Black, Latino and Asian cultures. The process of acceptance is partially accomplished, through positive depictions of LGBT experiences from the broadest range of ethnicities possible. Playing its part in the […]

Palm Springs News

99 BUCKS TAKES IT!

99 BUCKS TAKES IT!

[ 0 ] March 20, 2015

BUY ART, FUND A MUSEUM The Artists Council of Palm Springs Art Museum will hold its annual 99 bucks fundraiser on Saturday, April 11 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the historic Riviera Palm Springs Resort & Spa, the event’s sponsor hotel. This major fundraiser, which benefits the Education Department at […]

CLUB SKIRTS THE DINAH: 25 Years of Girls, Girls, Girls!

CLUB SKIRTS THE DINAH: 25 Years of Girls, Girls, Girls!

[ 0 ] March 8, 2015

by joel martens –  “You have come a long way baby…To get where you’ve got to today.” Though the line has its beginnings in a time when “baby” was rooted in a world still dominated by chauvinistic and homophobic ideologies. It is no less relevant an idiom, when it comes to expressing a long, hard-won […]

JONATHAN KARRANT

JONATHAN KARRANT

[ 0 ] January 20, 2015

ON AND ON AT THE PURPLE ROOM Renowned vocalist Jonathan Karrant performs songs from his album “On and On”, which hit #4 in jazz charts and the album was named album of the month on New York radio station WHLU. Jonathan will also perform some of his favorite jazz standards from the American songbook. Jonathan […]

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STAR WARS: Gets Its First Gay Character

STAR WARS: Gets Its First Gay Character

[ 0 ] March 12, 2015

by Bobby McGuire, Edge Media Network The Force is about to get faaabuulous! NPR reports that the Star Wars universe is getting its first LGBT character in the form of a “capable but flawed Imperial official named Moff Mors who also happens to be a lesbian.” More will be making her debut on the page rather […]