• DOLLY PARTON

    DOLLY PARTON

    PURE… ABSOLUTE LOVE SIMPLE… ANYTHING BUT ~ by joel martens ~ When you think of Dolly Parton, several key things come to mind. There’s the over-processed Dolly; sportin’ big blond hair, long lashes, red lips, a host of well-placed sequins on her oft discussed and oh-so predominant, other “assets.” There’s the sweet-voiced Dolly; singing songs […]

  • FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

    FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

    FINDING HER KEY…IN THREE CONVERSATIONS Take, I, II, III by joel martens Some definitions relating to family: A group of objects united by a significant shared characteristic. A person or people related to one and so to be treated with a special loyalty or intimacy. A group of people related to one another by blood […]

  • KATHY GRIFFIN

    KATHY GRIFFIN

    LOOK OUT AMERICA, SHE’S ON THE ROAD AGAIN! ~ by lisa lipsey ~ Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning stand-up comedian, actress and author Kathy Griffin has hit the road again, making stops across the U.S…And lucky for us, a few here in California. No doubt, she will be searching for “her gays” as part of […]

  • MARILYN MONROE: A DAY IN THE LIFE

    MARILYN MONROE: A DAY IN THE LIFE

     A BOOK BY APRIL VEVEA by bill biss Where was Marilyn Monroe on October 19, 1953? Or, for that matter… Any day of the years of her too short but truly astonishing life? April VeVea takes to task an extensive and totally factual look at the iconic legend in Marilyn Monroe: A Day in the […]

  • "WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED" AN INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR GILLIAN ARMSTRONG

    “WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED” AN INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR GILLIAN ARMSTRONG

    by bill biss – Acclaimed Australian director Gillian Armstrong’s latest documentary Women He’s Undressed honors the work and life of another Aussie; film fashion designer Orry-Kelly. His name might not ring any immediate bells, but any admirer of classic Hollywood movies has surely seen his costume designs over the years. His output was remarkable to […]

National News

National LGBTQ Task Force Celebrates Bisexual Awareness Week 2016

National LGBTQ Task Force Celebrates Bisexual Awareness Week 2016

[ 0 ] September 20, 2016

from edge media network –  The National LGBTQ Task Force is celebrating Bisexual Awareness Week from September 19-26, and Bisexuality Day Friday, September 23, by urging everyone to educate themselves more about the realities of bi+ people’s lives. “This week we urge everyone in the LGBTQ community and the general public to educate themselves more […]

New TV Series About Homeless LGBTQ Youth Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

New TV Series About Homeless LGBTQ Youth Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

[ 0 ] September 14, 2016

from edge media network –  “House of Mayhem,” a new episodic series about homeless LGBTQ Youth, is launching a major crowdfunding campaign on September 12. Based on the GLAAD Award-nominated play “Auntie Mayhem” by David Pumo, “House of Mayhem” is a raw, unflinching look at bullied, abandoned gay and transgender kids, and the unique and alternative […]

New Study Shows Gay Men on PrEP Are 45 Times More Likely to Contract Syphilis; 25 Times More Likely to be Infected With Gonorrhea

New Study Shows Gay Men on PrEP Are 45 Times More Likely to Contract Syphilis; 25 Times More Likely to be Infected With Gonorrhea

[ 0 ] September 12, 2016

. Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) issued a damning new report this week showing a dangerous link between the usage of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) by men who have sex with men (MSMs) and an astronomical increase in sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In a research letter by Noah Kojima, Dvora Joseph Davey, […]

San Diego News

41st Annual San Diego Nicky Awards to Take Place on November 13

41st Annual San Diego Nicky Awards to Take Place on November 13

[ 0 ] September 22, 2016

ABC News has called the Nicky Awards “the Gay Academy Awards of San Diego.” Former Governor Gray Davis has stated that “The Nicky Awards celebration is a tribute to the men and women of San Diego’s LGBT community. For now over four decades, the Nicky Awards has honored outstanding achievements in the LGBT community. The […]

Project Gala: A Night Out For Trevor

Project Gala: A Night Out For Trevor

[ 0 ] September 16, 2016

~ by ken knox ~ It may seem hard to believe, but another year has come and gone and it’s time to suit up for 2016’s Trevor Project fundraising gala. Organizers say they are doing their best to keep things interesting for those with tickets, even if they aren’t straying far from their usual, successful […]

San Diego Restaurant Week: How Will You Celebrate Local?

San Diego Restaurant Week: How Will You Celebrate Local?

[ 0 ] September 15, 2016

by billy nordmeier –  Restaurant week has always been a San Diegan’s best opportunity to “Celebrate Local!” But, you certainly don’t need just this one week to visit any of the over 200 restaurants on the list…Though it’s a darn good excuse to do so. Lunch options range from $10, $15, $20 and dinner options from […]

Orange County News

19th Annual Gay Days Anaheim: Three Days of fun at Disneyland Resort

19th Annual Gay Days Anaheim: Three Days of fun at Disneyland Resort

[ 0 ] September 14, 2016

“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 leader of the club, That’s made for you and me? M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!” I can never resist the call of Mickey, the happiest mouse on earth, now can you? Returning once again this year, […]

Taste - Sip - Learn – Celebrate at the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

Taste – Sip – Learn – Celebrate at the Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

[ 0 ] September 12, 2016

by tony reverditto –  The Newport Beach Wine And Food Festival, Southern California’s premiere epicurean fete, is celebrating its third year from Thursday, September 29 through Sunday, October 2. In a new twist for 2016, organizers are pleased to introduce Taste Around Town, with celebrity chefs such as Rick Moonen, Hubert Keller, Pascal Olhats and […]

5TH ANNUAL GOLDEN FOODIE AWARDS: THE ULTIMATE ORANGE COUNTY CULINARY CELEBRATION

5TH ANNUAL GOLDEN FOODIE AWARDS: THE ULTIMATE ORANGE COUNTY CULINARY CELEBRATION

[ 0 ] August 10, 2016

by tony reverditto – The Golden Foodie Awards (GFA’s) is the ultimate Orange County culinary celebration of the year. It’s an exciting black tie, red carpet experience, with scrumptious pre-ceremony eats from the counties best restaurants, featuring a sumptuous selection of wine and the best signature cocktails you’ll taste. The spectacular culinary awards show follows […]

Long Beach News

Long Beach Symphony Opens 82nd Season with New Music Director Announced

Long Beach Symphony Opens 82nd Season with New Music Director Announced

[ 0 ] September 20, 2016

Long Beach Symphony opens its 82nd season on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center Terrace Theater with excitement and a new vision for the arts and music scene in the City of Long Beach. The Symphony announced the appointment of its new Music Director, Eckart Preu this past August, whose […]

Celebrating Cinematic Diversity at QFilms

Celebrating Cinematic Diversity at QFilms

[ 0 ] September 6, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Palm Springs’ Cinema Diverse may have a bigger reputation and budget, but each September also brings the Long Beach Q Film Festival. Now in its 23rd year, Qfilms (as it is colloquially known, locally) remains the longest-running film festival in the ocean side “International City.” The 2016 edition will run Thursday, […]

BIG BEAR ROMP AND MORE HIGHLIGHT AUGUST LGBT EVENTS

BIG BEAR ROMP AND MORE HIGHLIGHT AUGUST LGBT EVENTS

[ 0 ] August 6, 2016

  BIG BEAR ROMP rômp / verb – 1. To play or run about wildly, boisterously, or joyfully. Go BIG this summer with the return of the latest, greatest and now favorite opportunity to “ROMP,” all set in the grandeur of the San Bernardino Mountains. Specially catered to bears, cubs and a diverse group of […]

Los Angeles News

The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Breaking The Sound Barrier with John McGinty

The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Breaking The Sound Barrier with John McGinty

[ 0 ] September 14, 2016

by tony reverditto –  The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a musical that depicts a dramatic retelling of the epic but tragic Victor Hugo novel. Two masterful icons of American musical theatre, composer Alan Menken of Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast and Stephen Schwartz of Wicked and Pippin have fashioned a […]

Bianca Del Rio: Satan With a Halo or An Angel With Horns?

Bianca Del Rio: Satan With a Halo or An Angel With Horns?

[ 0 ] September 12, 2016

by tony reverditto –  Hands down, Bianca Del Rio is one of the funniest queens (drag or otherwise) in the biz. A fact she proved with her early stand-up act, Rolodex of Hate. In which, she toured the world with sold-out shows for over a year, revisited the “monumental” events, people and places that impacted […]

Tyler Glenn, Chad Michaels, and New Virtual Reality Rollercoaster Highlight Out on the Mountain 2016

Tyler Glenn, Chad Michaels, and New Virtual Reality Rollercoaster Highlight Out on the Mountain 2016

[ 0 ] September 8, 2016

  Six Flags Magic Mountain’s annual “Out on the Mountain” Gay Night returns this year on Friday, September 16, 2016 with a fun night of stellar live performances including Neon Trees’ front man Tyler Glenn, Chad Michaels (RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race winner), thrill rides, and multiple dance parties.  The entire park goes gay for […]

Palm Springs News

ERIKA JAYNE AND WHITE PARTY 2016

ERIKA JAYNE AND WHITE PARTY 2016

[ 0 ] April 6, 2016

Dance Music, “House” Work and the White Party ~ by bill biss ~ Devotees of dance music have been delighting in the glamour, glitz and fun of Erika Jayne since her first number one Billboard dance hit, “Rollercoaster” in 2007. Her instinct for a solid beat and her persona as a “pretty mess” princess of […]

PALM SPRING

PALM SPRING

[ 1 ] March 9, 2016

JUST OVER THE HILL ~ by joel martens ~ “It’s the place people go to die…” a friend blurted when I said I was spending six days in Coachella Valley’s Palm Springs. A harsh critique that started me thinking about perceptions and how easy it is to dismiss something out-of-hand because of an assumption. My […]

Know Your Rights Town Hall Meeting

Know Your Rights Town Hall Meeting

[ 0 ] September 23, 2015

Know Your Rights Initiative/California to Hold Local Town Hall About Social Security Benefits Now Available Less than three months after the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare Foundation (NCF) in partnership with The LGBT Community Center of the Desert and the […]

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Lady Gaga Announces Release of New Album ‘Joanne’ for October 21

Lady Gaga Announces Release of New Album ‘Joanne’ for October 21

[ 0 ] September 15, 2016

  Six time Grammy award winner Lady Gaga will release her much anticipated fifth studio album, ‘Joanne’ on Friday, October 21st. The first single, “Perfect Illusion” recently debuted at #1 on iTunes in 60 countries. Just a week after its release, “Perfect Illusion” has soared on radio, becoming the #1 most added song on Pop […]