• FOSTERING A HOME

    FOSTERING A HOME

    HEY DADDY! ~ by gaetano jones ~ I can’t believe it’s now going on five and a half years since people started calling me “Daddy!” In our community, it isn’t a name I would normally have been happy to hear… and definitely not one I would have embraced. In April 2013 however, all of that […]

  • COLETTE & WASH WESTMORELAND

    COLETTE & WASH WESTMORELAND

    HOME IS WHERE THE TRUTH LIVES ~ by joel martens ~ Oppression can take many forms when you’re naive to its power. Coming to terms with that fact can be difficult and rising above can happen at great cost, though many of us are willing to pay it. Breaking the bonds of convention is something […]

  • TROYE SIVAN

    TROYE SIVAN

    HIS LIFE IN BLOOM Oh My My My ~by joel martens ~ What where you doing when you were 23? If you were like the rest of us, you were probably still trying to figure out what it is that you wanted to do with your life. Maybe close to finishing college, looking to get […]

  • BOBBY BERK

    BOBBY BERK

    Queer Eye for Design Building A Better World ~ by joel martens ~ He’s got his Queer Eye trained squarely on building a better world both inside and out. Changing the perspective of what defines a home for those he and his five compatriots work with: one person at a time, one room at a […]

  • LIZZIE

    LIZZIE

    WAS IT AN ACT OF LOVE? Screenwriter Bryce Kass And Director Craig Macneill ~ by timparks ~ Lizzie Borden has always been a fascinating figure in American folklore. The did-she-or-didn’t-she-do-it aspect of whether she literally “got away with murder” in the 1892 death of her father and stepmother, Andrew and Abby Borden in their Fall […]

SAN DIEGO

FUN HOME: This Lesbian Life

FUN HOME: This Lesbian Life

[ 0 ] September 12, 2018

by lisa lipsey –  I came out cautiously; my closet had an observation deck. Shortly after, two older, wiser lesbians (my OWLS), gave me boxes of books: piles ranging from trashy romance novels, to classics like Rita Mae Brown’s Rubyfruit Jungle. My lifeline turned out to be the smart-ass guide to lesbian history, dating, sexual […]

Supporting LGBTQ Youth As They Head Back to School

Supporting LGBTQ Youth As They Head Back to School

[ 0 ] September 10, 2018

by san diego lgbt center ceo caroline (cara) dessert, esq. Right now, many San Diego youth are heading back to school. While this can be an exciting time, for some LGBTQ youth there can be an added level of stress and anxiety – and The San Diego LGBT Community Center is here to help. While […]

MICHELLE VISAGE: Confessions of A Drag Hag

MICHELLE VISAGE: Confessions of A Drag Hag

[ 0 ] September 5, 2018

by tim parks –  Michelle Visage and RuPaul have been like peanut butter and jelly since the‘80s. A friendship that blossomed into working together during the ’90s on the VH1 talk show The RuPaul Show and as cohost for RuPaul’s WTKU radio show from 1996 through 2002. She came on board as a judge for […]

LOS ANGELES

VANGUARD AWARDS: Honoring Community Superheroes

VANGUARD AWARDS: Honoring Community Superheroes

[ 0 ] September 19, 2018

by chris carpenter –  Four real-life superheroes will be honored at this year’s Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 49th Annual Vanguard Awards gala at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, September 22. The members of this extraordinary quartet are Grammy-winning singer, philanthropist and actor Ricky Martin; film and television producer, writer and director Greg Berlanti; Robbie Rogers, […]

CONEJO VALLEY PRIDE: Creating Community Through Visibility

CONEJO VALLEY PRIDE: Creating Community Through Visibility

[ 0 ] September 12, 2018

by cutter slagle –  Fall is rapidly approaching… Though autumn will find queens trading in open-toed sandals for leather stilettos and bright and bold lipsticks for more neutral-colored tones, there is one accessory that stays in style all year long, despite the change in season: Pride. You may have joyously celebrated the bigger, well-known Prides […]

MICHELLE VISAGE: Confessions of A Drag Hag

MICHELLE VISAGE: Confessions of A Drag Hag

[ 0 ] September 5, 2018

by tim parks –  Michelle Visage and RuPaul have been like peanut butter and jelly since the‘80s. A friendship that blossomed into working together during the ’90s on the VH1 talk show The RuPaul Show and as cohost for RuPaul’s WTKU radio show from 1996 through 2002. She came on board as a judge for […]

ORANGE COUNTY

GAY DAYS ANAHEIM: Three Days of Red Hot Fun at Disneyland Resort

GAY DAYS ANAHEIM: Three Days of Red Hot Fun at Disneyland Resort

[ 0 ] September 17, 2018

It’s time once again to don those gay mouse ears and get in the mood for another star-studded lineup during Gay Days Anaheim 2018, taking place Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7! “We’ll have fun, we’ll meet new faces. We’ll do things and we’ll go places. All around the world we’re marching. Who’s the […]

GOLDEN FOODIES 2018: Food Unites Us All...

GOLDEN FOODIES 2018: Food Unites Us All…

[ 0 ] September 12, 2018

by tony reverditto –  The Golden Foodies are the People’s Choice Food Awards and were created to honor extraordinary culinary talent through- out Orange County. The event offers attendees access to a glorious world of food and drinks prepared by some of O.C.’s best restaurants, chefs and mixologists overlooking the Marriott Newport Beach Resort and […]

THE ANNUAL PACIFIC WINE AND FOOD CLASSIC

THE ANNUAL PACIFIC WINE AND FOOD CLASSIC

[ 0 ] August 10, 2018

COASTAL FUN IN THE SUN ~ by tony reverditto ~   Celebrate the summer with inspired culinary bites, wine pairings and refreshing libations in the picturesque atmosphere provided by Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort during The Pacific Wine and Food Classic (PWFC). This incomparable event made the top 10 list of food and wine festivals in […]

LONG BEACH

25 Years of Cinematic Firsts: Finding Friends at QFilms 2018

25 Years of Cinematic Firsts: Finding Friends at QFilms 2018

[ 0 ] August 13, 2018

by chris carpenter –  A friendship that lasts 25 years or more is a treasure, and so in turn is a treasured 25-year old LGBTQ film festival. Long Beach’s QFilms Festival has been drawing friends new and old to its tantalizing annual lineup of great LGBTQ movies since 1993. For 2018, the 25th anniversary film […]

CELEBRATING COMMUNITY at Ventura County Pride

CELEBRATING COMMUNITY at Ventura County Pride

[ 0 ] August 7, 2018

by tom andrew –  Ventura County Beachside Pride Festival has been celebrating LGBT Pride since 1999. Now in its 19th year, the Diversity Collective Ventura County has presented the Pride event for the last five. The organization’s mission statement “to educate, advocate and celebrate the LGBTQ community” remains as relevant today as it did when […]

COMING OUT TO OUTFEST 2018: Protecting and Promoting The LGBT Community

COMING OUT TO OUTFEST 2018: Protecting and Promoting The LGBT Community

[ 0 ] July 9, 2018

by chris carpenter –  Trans bodybuilders, controversial photographer Robert Map- plethorpe, teenagers sent to a gay aversion therapy camp and New York’s legendary Studio 54 are just a few of the subjects that will be on view during the 36th Annual Outfest, Los Angeles’LGBTQ Film Festival, presented by HBO. Outfest Los Angeles is an internationally-renown, […]

PALM SPRINGS

BIG BEAR PRIDE - Oh, My! It's a Monster Mash

BIG BEAR PRIDE – Oh, My! It’s a Monster Mash

[ 0 ] September 5, 2018

by cutter slagle –  Okay, so you’ve been celebrating Pride season for months now… but don’t put that rainbow flag away just yet! The soles of that favorite pair of stilettos may even be worn, torn and completely“marched out”and you may finally think you’re ready to give up those rock-hard abs you’ve been killing yourself […]

Stonewall Gardens to Host LGBT Pride Event on Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising

Stonewall Gardens to Host LGBT Pride Event on Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising

[ 0 ] June 11, 2018

Stonewall Gardens, Palm Springs’ first senior assisted living village for the LGBT community and friends, will host its annual LGBT Pride Community Open House on Thursday, June 28, at 2 p.m. Brian Wanzek (“Bella da Ball”), a long- time Palm Springs resident and drag performer will be the featured speaker. Brian has been the heart and […]

PALM SPRINGS STAYCATION

PALM SPRINGS STAYCATION

[ 0 ] June 7, 2018

INSIDE THE COACHELLA VALLEY A Beautiful Oasis ~ by joel martens ~   One of the things you hear about Palm Springs is its spectacular geography. The Coachella Valley is a thing of beauty and the topography of the valley and surrounding mountains is remarkable to say the least. “Purple mountains majesty…” finally makes sense […]

NATIONAL

Robyn Sets Release Date For New Album

Robyn Sets Release Date For New Album

[ 0 ] September 19, 2018

  In 2012, during the first season of her popular television series “Girls,” show creator and Robyn super-fan Lena Dunham featured “Dancing On My Own” in a crucial point in the storyline.  The song placement re-ignited interest in the track which had been released two years earlier.  In late 2016, Lena contacted Robyn and asked […]

Supporting LGBTQ Youth As They Head Back to School

Supporting LGBTQ Youth As They Head Back to School

[ 0 ] September 10, 2018

by san diego lgbt center ceo caroline (cara) dessert, esq. Right now, many San Diego youth are heading back to school. While this can be an exciting time, for some LGBTQ youth there can be an added level of stress and anxiety – and The San Diego LGBT Community Center is here to help. While […]

BIG BEAR PRIDE - Oh, My! It's a Monster Mash

BIG BEAR PRIDE – Oh, My! It’s a Monster Mash

[ 0 ] September 5, 2018

by cutter slagle –  Okay, so you’ve been celebrating Pride season for months now… but don’t put that rainbow flag away just yet! The soles of that favorite pair of stilettos may even be worn, torn and completely“marched out”and you may finally think you’re ready to give up those rock-hard abs you’ve been killing yourself […]

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