• 87th ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW: Going For The Gold

    87th ACADEMY AWARDS PREVIEW: Going For The Gold

    by chris carpenter –  The announcement of the 87th Academy Award nominations on January 15th, featured now-traditional snubs (notably Jennifer Aniston, who gives a truly transformative performance in Cake that every other major awards group recognized) and flubs (the Academy’s president initially mispronounced the name of acclaimed cinematographer Dick Pope as “Dick Poop”). Such surprises […]

  • MARRIAGE FOR SOME?

    MARRIAGE FOR SOME?

    ~ by christopher donaghue, phd, lcsw, cst ~ The non-heterosexual community, all those identities and sexualities that fall outside of the traditional opposite-sexed heterosexual model, were by their nature, historically forced to create their own relational-sexual norms and rituals. Although feeling marginalized and oppressed, this exclusion allowed for the LGBT community to operate from non-dominant […]

  • WE'RE GETTIN' MARRIED IN THE MORNIN'

    WE’RE GETTIN’ MARRIED IN THE MORNIN’

    HOW TO MAKE YOUR CEREMONY SHINE ~ by jason mitchell kahn ~ As a wedding planner, a typical wedding day for me is filled with many emotional highs, several minor heart attacks and an undercurrent of gratitude for being able to do what I love. Most recently, I planned the wedding of a very special […]

  • MOLLY RINGWALD

    MOLLY RINGWALD

    SO MUCH MORE THAN PRETTY ~ by joel martens ~ When fame comes early, where do you go from there? It’s something that gets asked often in regard to young actors. The truth is, for some… It can be a quick ride up and an even faster ride down. Molly Ringwald was one of those […]

  • TOP O’THE  MOUNTAIN TO YOU!

    TOP O’THE MOUNTAIN TO YOU!

    AND TAHOE MAKES THREE… ~ by joel martens ~ The trio of mountain experiences Tom Whitman and his team have created are all about the art of elevation… whether literally, on a mountain with a pair of skis or a snowboard, or the emotional peak one gets when socializing and having one hell of a […]

National News

L.A. COUNTY FINALLY ACKNOWLEDGES MENINGITIS THREAT—TWO YEARS LATE

L.A. COUNTY FINALLY ACKNOWLEDGES MENINGITIS THREAT—TWO YEARS LATE

[ 0 ] February 19, 2015

  Two years after a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis killed two Los Angeles gay men and a San Diego student, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials acknowledge the threat gay men may face from invasive meningococcal disease. County health officials are currently surveying area medical providers asking if they knew the Department […]

OPENLY GAY MAN APPOINTED AS CHIEF OF STAFF FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

OPENLY GAY MAN APPOINTED AS CHIEF OF STAFF FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

[ 0 ] February 18, 2015

The nation’s largest organization of LGBT military families applauds the appointment of Eric Fanning as the Secretary’s Chief of Staff The American Military Partner Association (AMPA), the nation’s largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) military families, released the following statement today in response to Eric Fanning’s appointment as the Chief of Staff […]

‘THE WALKING DEAD' INTRODUCES NEW GAY CHARACTER

‘THE WALKING DEAD’ INTRODUCES NEW GAY CHARACTER

[ 0 ] February 17, 2015

by Jason St. Amand National News Editor, Edge Media Network Fans of “The Walking Dead” often wondered when the hit AMC show would introduce an openly gay male character (one of the current characters, Tara Chambler, is a lesbian). But at the end Sunday night’s episode, a mysterious, handsome and clean-cut (at least for a zombie apocalypse) […]

San Diego News

SING A SONG OF OSCAR...

SING A SONG OF OSCAR…

[ 0 ] February 18, 2015

AT THE SDGMC RED CARPET VIEWING PARTY! Will it be Julianne or Reese? Benedict or Bradley? Emma, Keira or Meryl? Only Neil Patrick Harris knows… Choose your favorites and win, at San Diego’s biggest Red Carpet Party!! Walk the Red Carpet at Wang’s in North Park and enjoy the Academy Awards with a fabulous crowd […]

SAN DIEGO MUSICAL THEATRE: Heading West

SAN DIEGO MUSICAL THEATRE: Heading West

[ 0 ] February 9, 2015

by lisa lipsey –  The telling of West Side Story has been in the hands of some amazing and prolific LGBT people. From William Shakespeare’s original story concept—Romeo & Juliet to the creation of the musical by Broadway’s “dream team;” with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and iconic […]

NOTHING BEATS THE ORIGINAL: Hillcrest Fat Tuesday Comes Home

NOTHING BEATS THE ORIGINAL: Hillcrest Fat Tuesday Comes Home

[ 0 ] February 9, 2015

by ken knox –  They say you can never go home again. Yet, don’t tell that to the planning committee behind Hillcrest’s annual Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras street fair and celebration. After holding the shindig in the east end last year, the committee is bringing the party back to where it all began. “Last year, […]

Orange County News

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 […]

ALIEN SHE: Pioneering A Movement at the Orange County Museum of Art

ALIEN SHE: Pioneering A Movement at the Orange County Museum of Art

[ 0 ] February 11, 2015

by dan cameron –  Dan Cameron, Orange County Museum of Art’s Chief Curator, sheds light on issues of identity raised in Alien She; the first exhibition highlighting the lasting impact of the pioneering punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl on today’s artists and cultural producers. As most readers of The Rage Monthly know, the struggle for full equality is not something that ever […]

LGBTs IN THE NEWS: Nationwide Panel Series Comes to Los Angeles Press Club

LGBTs IN THE NEWS: Nationwide Panel Series Comes to Los Angeles Press Club

[ 0 ] January 8, 2015

  LGBT Allies: We Couldn’t Do It Without You! LGBTs In The News with Thom Senzee returns The Los Angeles Press Club’s, Steve Allen Theater the evening of Thursday, January 22, welcoming once again a panel of leading LGBT journalists, activists and allies for a night of engaging conversation and audience participation. Themed LGBT Allies: […]

Long Beach News

END OF THE RAINBOW: Olivier Award-Nominated Play About the Life and Music of Judy Garland

END OF THE RAINBOW: Olivier Award-Nominated Play About the Life and Music of Judy Garland

[ 0 ] February 17, 2015

by tony reverditto –  International City Theatre kicks off its 30th Anniversary Season with a riveting musical drama about the final days of Judy Garland. End of the Rainbow premiered at the Sydney Opera House in 2005. Subsequent productions in London’s West End and on Broadway were the recipients of four Olivier and three Tony […]

BRIDGING THE LGBTQ GENERATION GAPS - at The LGBTQ Center Long Beach

BRIDGING THE LGBTQ GENERATION GAPS – at The LGBTQ Center Long Beach

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015

A panel and community discussion on youth and aging in the LGBTQ community. Often we take for granted the breadth of our larger community, tending to stay within the comfortable world each known generation offers. There is so much to learn from both, those younger with a fresh perspective and those older, with their broad […]

IF LAB: TRANSGENDER BRINGS FORUM FOR COMMUNITY DISCUSSION

IF LAB: TRANSGENDER BRINGS FORUM FOR COMMUNITY DISCUSSION

[ 0 ] January 12, 2015

. Leadership Long Beach Presents First-of-its-Kind Event  On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Leadership Long Beach will present IF LAB: TRANSGENDER, an interactive forum that includes community discussion and a moderated panel. Following the panel there will be live music. The Aquarium of the Pacific will host the free event from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. In partnership with The LGBTQ Center […]

Los Angeles News

L.A. COUNTY FINALLY ACKNOWLEDGES MENINGITIS THREAT—TWO YEARS LATE

L.A. COUNTY FINALLY ACKNOWLEDGES MENINGITIS THREAT—TWO YEARS LATE

[ 0 ] February 19, 2015

  Two years after a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis killed two Los Angeles gay men and a San Diego student, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials acknowledge the threat gay men may face from invasive meningococcal disease. County health officials are currently surveying area medical providers asking if they knew the Department […]

FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL: 11th Annual Los Angeles Awards Dinner:

FAMILY EQUALITY COUNCIL: 11th Annual Los Angeles Awards Dinner:

[ 0 ] February 16, 2015

The Family Equality Council is the organization there to represent and connect the over three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer in the United States and their six million children. As they say, “We are changing attitudes and policies to ensure that all families are respected, loved and celebrated—including families with […]

HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2015 SUMMER SEASON: Ed Sheeran, Harry Connick Jr., Sheryl Crow, Grace Jones and More

HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2015 SUMMER SEASON: Ed Sheeran, Harry Connick Jr., Sheryl Crow, Grace Jones and More

[ 0 ] February 13, 2015

The Hollywood Bowl has announced its 2015 lineup of concerts and special events and as always, includes a little something for everyone. Some of the highlights: Ed Sheeran, Back to the Future in Concert, Harry Connick Jr., Monty Python’s Spamalot, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony – 25th Anniversary, 2001: A Space Odyssey, E.T. The Extraterrestrial with John Williams’ complete score, Grace Jones, […]

Palm Springs News

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 […]

MIKE THOMPSON APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER

MIKE THOMPSON APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER

[ 0 ] April 11, 2014

  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

CONVERSING WITH COCO

[ 0 ] March 13, 2014

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 […]

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JASON COLLINS ENCOURAGES CLOSETED ATHLETES TO COME OUT

JASON COLLINS ENCOURAGES CLOSETED ATHLETES TO COME OUT

[ 0 ] February 17, 2015

by Jason St. Amand National News Editor, Edge Media Network It’s been nearly two years since Jason Collins made history by coming out as gay, making him the first out active male athlete from one of the four major North American professional team sports, and now he’s encouraging other athletes who are in the closet to be […]

RAGE REVIEWS: The Music of Love

RAGE REVIEWS: The Music of Love

[ 0 ] February 14, 2015

by chris carpenter –  ‘Tis the weekend for love on stage and screen, although I’m not sure whether the big movie release Fifty Shades of Grey qualifies since I haven’t yet seen it or read the BDSM-infused book on which it is based. Opera lovers throughout Southern California have the opportunity to quench their ardor via […]