• MANSPLAINING SEXISM: A GUIDE FOR GAYS

    MANSPLAINING SEXISM: A GUIDE FOR GAYS

    by dr. greg cason – Q: HOW MANY FEMINISTS DOES IT TAKE TO SCREW IN A LIGHT BULB? A: That’s Not Funny! A JOKE OR A FACT TO YOU? Those who see the answer as a joke, are viewed as callous chauvinists who need to be launched into deep space. Those who see the answer […]

  • BELINDA CARLISLE

    BELINDA CARLISLE

    Vacation? Please…She’s a Woman on a Mission ~ by joel martens ~ Ah, the ‘80s: Oversized clothes, huge shoulder pads, Benetton’s pastels and neon colors, lycra and all that big, big hair. Reagan was in the White House, cell phones weren’t, the Internet was, though relegated to underground military bunkers and computers were still the […]

  • COMING OUT COUNTRY: TY HERNDON AND CODY ALAN

    COMING OUT COUNTRY: TY HERNDON AND CODY ALAN

    KICKING IN DOORS BREAKING DOWN WALLS ~ by joel martens ~ Opening the closet door is something that we all must face at some point. Easy for some of us who enjoy a more accepting environment perhaps and more difficult for those who live in a world that can exact a dear price for being […]

  • RON AMATO

    RON AMATO

    SEEKING THE SOUL: THE BOX SERIES ~ by joel martens ~ Ron Amato was born and raised in Brooklyn and still lives there. He has become one of the rarities of that world of imports. Another rarity? His photographs are powerful and really speak for themselves, he is one of those rare artists, who needs […]

  • TOM ATWOOD

    TOM ATWOOD

    KINGS & QUEENS IN THEIR CASTLES LGBT AMERICANS AT HOME ~ by joel martens ~ At HomeEvery once in a while, an artist comes along with a concept that challenges preconceptions and allows you to see the world from a new perspective. Tom Atwood is one of those artists. His photography takes you inside the […]

National News

#ProtectTransKids - Why Team Trump is Threatened by Trans Youth

#ProtectTransKids – Why Team Trump is Threatened by Trans Youth

[ 0 ] April 19, 2017

by joel gemino, youth services manager, the lgbtq center of long beach –   The Obama-era guidance, regarding Title IX civil right protections for transgender students, which allowed them their identities at school and to have access to programs and facilities that affirm their gender identity, was rescinded in late February by President Trump, the […]

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Stars Slated for Gay Porn Biopic 'Joey Stefano'

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Stars Slated for Gay Porn Biopic ‘Joey Stefano’

[ 0 ] April 18, 2017

from edge media network –  A porn legend like Joey Stefano never really sashays away. After years of fundraising and false starts, it seems as though the late porn legend will finally make a return to the screen. Dazed reports the life of the famed power bottom from the early 90s will be the subject […]

In New Memoir, Caitlyn Jenner Says Robert Kardashian Knew O.J. was Guilty

In New Memoir, Caitlyn Jenner Says Robert Kardashian Knew O.J. was Guilty

[ 0 ] April 12, 2017

from edge media network –  In her upcoming memoir, “The Secrets of My Life,” Caitlyn Jenner claims late attorney Robert Kardashian knew his friend and client O.J. Simpson was guilty of the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, according to excerpts from the book obtained by Radar Online. Jenner reportedly writes Kardashian, […]

San Diego News

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY:  High-Speed Comedy at Cygnet Theatre

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: High-Speed Comedy at Cygnet Theatre

[ 0 ] April 20, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  “All aboard!” Enjoy a night of old Hollywood, paired with one train and a double dose of a Tony Award-winning musical (1978 winner for best book and best original score), as On the Twentieth Century departs from Old Town’s Cygnet Theatre all month long. It’s a show that has deep roots: […]

San Diego Human Dignity Foundation’s Aston Brooks Awards Gala: Richard Geyser Community Leadership Award Recipient Bill Kelly

San Diego Human Dignity Foundation’s Aston Brooks Awards Gala: Richard Geyser Community Leadership Award Recipient Bill Kelly

[ 0 ] April 12, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  About 14 years ago, I first met William “Bill” Kelly: A friendly, talkative, artsy guy with a passion for making the world a better place, who radiated love for his hubbie Bob and their dog, Jack. We served on the Board of PAWS San Diego (Pets Are Wonderful Support) and our […]

OUT WITH DOROTHY AND THE GANG! It's LGBT Night at San Diego Symphony

OUT WITH DOROTHY AND THE GANG! It’s LGBT Night at San Diego Symphony

[ 0 ] April 5, 2017

Join the San Diego Symphony on Saturday, April 15 for an evening of live music, dancing, cocktails and a fun pre-concert costume contest, featuring the beloved 1939 American musical,   produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  Based on L. Frank Baum’s 1900 era novel, the film won the Academy Award for Best Original Score […]

Orange County News

2017 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL: Taking it to The Beach

2017 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL: Taking it to The Beach

[ 0 ] April 17, 2017

by chris carpenter –  It may not be summer just yet but it isn’t too early to head to the beach. At least that’s true when it comes to the 18th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival. The event will run Thursday, April 20 through Thursday, April 27 at multiple venues in and around its coastal […]

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS: Sara Esty as “Lise”

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS: Sara Esty as “Lise”

[ 0 ] April 13, 2017

by bill biss –  A little girl from Maine, U.S.A. dreams of being a professional dancer. Over many years and with a lot of hard work, she trains, devoting her time and talent to the art. Sara Esty has her dream come alive as a ballet dancer. This is where the Broadway musical An American […]

SMASHING BROADWAY with Megan Hilty & Brian Stokes Mitchell

SMASHING BROADWAY with Megan Hilty & Brian Stokes Mitchell

[ 0 ] April 12, 2017

Award-winning Broadway stars Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell will join Pacific Symphony’s Pops season, to deliver an evening of soaring, feel-good music led by guest conductor Albert-George Schram on Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22 in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. Together, the talented performers bring fresh insight […]

Long Beach News

#ProtectTransKids - Why Team Trump is Threatened by Trans Youth

#ProtectTransKids – Why Team Trump is Threatened by Trans Youth

[ 0 ] April 19, 2017

by joel gemino, youth services manager, the lgbtq center of long beach –   The Obama-era guidance, regarding Title IX civil right protections for transgender students, which allowed them their identities at school and to have access to programs and facilities that affirm their gender identity, was rescinded in late February by President Trump, the […]

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY presents 'An Evening of Mozart'

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY presents ‘An Evening of Mozart’

[ 0 ] April 18, 2017

On Saturday, April 29 at 8 p.m., 4 professional soloists, 80 voices from Long Beach Camerata Singers and 62 musicians from the Long Beach Symphony combine forces to bring Mozart’s iconic Requiem mass to life at the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center (300 E. Ocean Blvd). The Symphony welcomes Robert Istad […]

Lisa Vanderpump Announced as Celebrity Grand Marshal of Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Parade

Lisa Vanderpump Announced as Celebrity Grand Marshal of Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Parade

[ 0 ] April 4, 2017

The City of Long Beach is about to get PUMPED! Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride is proud to announce that LGBTQ advocate and TV personality, Lisa Vanderpump, will be participating as the Celebrity Parade Grand Marshal in the 34th Annual Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Parade on May 21, 2017. Businesswoman, TV personality, […]

Los Angeles News

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE: Putting it Together

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE: Putting it Together

[ 0 ] April 13, 2017

by joel martens Matthew Lopez’s The Legend of Georgia McBride, now playing at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse through Sunday, May 14, is a wonderful celebration of drag as performance art. Not only that, it’s an insightful tale about recognizing the specialness in oneself and finding family among people who are different than you…A topic which […]

CINEARTE LATINX QUEER FESTIVAL: A Focus on Diversity

CINEARTE LATINX QUEER FESTIVAL: A Focus on Diversity

[ 0 ] April 11, 2017

by tim parks –  The 4th Annual CineArte Latinx Queer Festival will once again offer a sharp focus onto the wealth of Latino artists, through the mediums of film, digital media, art and music. The three-day festival, which is being held from Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23 at The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s […]

Los Angeles LGBT Community Events

Los Angeles LGBT Community Events

[ 0 ] March 14, 2017

  GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS “The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. They also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories from the LGBTQ community that build support for equality.” This year marks the 28th annual ceremony for […]

Palm Springs News

An Early Easter Surprise: LADY BUNNY Hot on the Trail

An Early Easter Surprise: LADY BUNNY Hot on the Trail

[ 0 ] March 13, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  Lady Bunny is back in town and she’s got a little “somethin’-somethin’” to fill your basket…And there’s nothing PC about her bunny tales! As she said during this interview, “We’ve gone so overboard with the ‘word police’ that they’re trying to make Dick Van Dyke change his name to Penis Van […]

Leading On-Demand Massage Provider Soothe Arrives in Palm Springs & Inland Empire

Leading On-Demand Massage Provider Soothe Arrives in Palm Springs & Inland Empire

[ 0 ] November 15, 2016

  Soothe, the world’s largest and fastest-growing on-demand massage service, will arrive in Palm Springs and Inland Empire on November 17, 2016.  On that date, Soothe will be in 48 cities across the United States, Canada, and the U.K., Soothe brings vetted, certified massage therapists to customers’ home, office, or hotel in as little as one hour. The company plans to expand […]

DESERT RAGE

DESERT RAGE

[ 0 ] November 10, 2016

SASHA SCARLETT RECOMMENDS: Wondering what else is happening in the Desert? Other than I’m returning to my home there?  (Have I really become a snowbird?) Come visit Palm Springs at the peak of “The Season,” gorgeous November. If you followed October’s column, you know that Palm Springs Pride is here and there is much to […]

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