• MARY LAMBERT

    MARY LAMBERT

    TELLING STORIES AND SHARING SECRETS ~ by joel martens ~ People are endlessly fascinating… Especially if you listen carefully when they speak. When you do, if your lucky enough, the opportunity is there to learn about who they are through the anecdotes and narrative they share. Gorgeous stories, offering insights in to who they are, […]

  • SAN DIEGO PRIDE

    SAN DIEGO PRIDE

    LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL… NO REALLY! ~ by joel martens ~ As we stand on the other side of the historic Supreme Court ruling regarding same-sex marriage, it is not without significance that it is during San Diego Pride, that we have even more cause to celebrate. Now that the momentous decision has landed […]

  • TARYN MANNING

    TARYN MANNING

    SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST ORANGE ~ by joel martens ~ Orange Is The New Black (OITNB) is a phenomenon, for sure. The cast of women, made of up-and-coming and veteran actors, could easily be each considered a marvel in their own right. One of the standouts amongst the talented women, is Taryn Manning, the […]

  • The Pride of Hillcrest Block Party!

    The Pride of Hillcrest Block Party!

    SOLID GOLD AT THE START OF THE RAINBOW ~ by joel martens ~ block par·ty – noun – A crowded party in which many members of a single community congregate, either to observe an event of some importance, or simply for mutual enjoyment. Sounds like fun, now doesn’t it…and fabulous way to connect with fellow […]

  • JES

    JES

    UNLEASHING THE BEAT ~ by joel martens ~ Electronic Dance Music, more commonly known as EDM, is something that most in the LGBT community have a pretty familiar relationship with. If you’ve been to a nightclub in the last 20 or so years, at pretty much any Pride event, rave or festival, you’ve heard its […]

  • MIKA

    MIKA

    A MAN AND HIS MUSIC ~ by bill biss ~ Talk about making a gay man’s Pride dreams come true. On the morning of Friday, June 26, The Supreme Court ruled for the legalization of gay marriage across the United States. Then… the long-awaited interview (will it happen or will it not?) with pop iconoclast […]

National News

Calvin Harris Shows Off Bod for 2nd Armani Underwear Campaign

Calvin Harris Shows Off Bod for 2nd Armani Underwear Campaign

[ 0 ] July 28, 2015

by Jason St. Amand National News Editor, Edge Media Network . Remember earlier this year when Taylor Swift’s boyfriend showed the world he was more than just a DJ and pop music producer? Well, Calvin Harris is back again for the second wave of Armani’s underwear campaign, showing off his six-pack washboard abs and big bulge. […]

Social Experiment in Kiev Ends With Gay Couple Pepper-Sprayed by Neo-Nazis

Social Experiment in Kiev Ends With Gay Couple Pepper-Sprayed by Neo-Nazis

[ 0 ] July 28, 2015

via Edge Media Network Inspired by the video of two Russian bloggers who walked hand-in-hand through Moscow streets last month to gauge attitudes towards gays, a Ukrainian gay couple replicated the experiment in Kiev with unsurprising, yet unfortunate results.HuffPo UK reports. Zoryan Kis and Tymur Levchuk were seeking to test how tolerant Ukrainians were towards […]

World Champion Bodybuilder Comes Out as Trans

World Champion Bodybuilder Comes Out as Trans

[ 0 ] July 28, 2015

via Edge Media Network A world champion, record-holding bodybuilder came out as a transgender woman this week. Jane Marie Krock, 42, calls herself a “transgender/genderfluid Alpha male/girly girl Lesbian in a male body” on her Instagram account, OutSports reports. Though she’s been posting selfies for the past year, she recently confirmed her transition to fans […]

San Diego News

RAGE RECOMMENDS: San Diego Theatre Events

RAGE RECOMMENDS: San Diego Theatre Events

[ 0 ] July 9, 2015

  ETERNALLY BAD How much do you remember about your studies in ancient mythology? Now, even more pointed… how much do you know about the powerful women, who made up such a large portion of those myths and legends? Returning to the Moxie Theatre stage from Friday, July 10 through Sunday, August 2 is the […]

MIKE MCGOWAN: Commanding The Old Globe Stage in 'Kiss Me, Kate'

MIKE MCGOWAN: Commanding The Old Globe Stage in ‘Kiss Me, Kate’

[ 0 ] July 6, 2015

by bill biss –  All the elements align to a fine degree with the latest revival of Kiss Me, Kate at The Old Globe theatre. There is the glorious, witty and enchanting music and lyrics from Cole Porter mated perfectly with the world of Shakespeare’s The Taming of The Shrew. Match this with the backstage […]

SUMMERTIME FUN... WITH A PURPOSE: San Diego Human Dignity Foundation's 'Cherry at The Del'

SUMMERTIME FUN… WITH A PURPOSE: San Diego Human Dignity Foundation’s ‘Cherry at The Del’

[ 0 ] July 3, 2015

by ian morton – If you are seeking fun, summer parties for a good cause, look no further than the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation’s (SDHDF) summer offerings. From poolside to bayside and all throughout San Diego, SDHDF events keep you partying for a purpose! On Sunday, July 12, you can kick off San Diego […]

Orange County News

ORANGE COUNTY PRIDE: Expanding Their Horizons… And Their Reach

ORANGE COUNTY PRIDE: Expanding Their Horizons… And Their Reach

[ 0 ] July 9, 2015

by chris carpenter –  Orange County Pride is back and poised for a major expansion, thanks to its new president, Zackery Glass. The festival, themed “Color Our World With Pride,” will take place for the fourth consecutive year in downtown Santa Ana on Saturday, August 1. For the first time, official O.C. Pride-related events will […]

TARZAN: THE STAGE MUSICAL Swings into Southern California

TARZAN: THE STAGE MUSICAL Swings into Southern California

[ 0 ] July 6, 2015

by tony reverditto –  Familiar to families over several generations, Tarzan tells the classic tale of a shipwreck that leaves an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. He is taken in and raised by a band of gorillas; in particular, by an ape who is grieving the loss of her baby. As […]

Musical Summer Nights Under The Stars with Pacific Symphony

Musical Summer Nights Under The Stars with Pacific Symphony

[ 0 ] July 3, 2015

by brad hart –  Pack a picnic, chill some wine and enjoy five great summer nights under the stars with Pacific Symphony at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre (formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheater). The 2015 Summer Festival kicks off on Saturday, July 4 with a rollicking, high-energy July 4th Spectacular, featuring the classic tunes of one of […]

Long Beach News

Making the "T" In LGBT Visible - What Will It Take?

Making the “T” In LGBT Visible – What Will It Take?

[ 0 ] June 8, 2015

by porter gilberg –  Bruce Jenner’s* recent announcement that he is transgender, during an April 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer, has quite probably made Jenner the most visible transgender person in America. Many are hailing this interview as the trans community’s “Ellen” moment, a critical time in LGBTQ history nearly 20 years ago, when Ellen […]

JEWELS GORGEOUS GEMS: Long Beach Pride and More in May

JEWELS GORGEOUS GEMS: Long Beach Pride and More in May

[ 0 ] May 4, 2015

COME ON PRIDE! The summer is heating up in Southern California. The month of May is just bursting at the seams with thrilling parties and events! First, let’s start out with some vital “Survival Tips” to help you through Long Beach Pride, Southern California’s first LGBT Pride event of the season on Saturday and Sunday, […]

MAY THEATRE BRIEFS - Orange & Los Angeles Counties

MAY THEATRE BRIEFS – Orange & Los Angeles Counties

[ 0 ] May 3, 2015

. AND ALL THE DEAD, LIE DOWN Harrison David River‘s new play, And All The Dead, Lie Down is described as “a portrait of a couple at a crossroads, a couple pondering the questions, ‘Is love enough to sustain us… and is it worth the risk?’” The Los Angeles and world premiere, starring Colton Ford, […]

Los Angeles News

RAGE Reviews: Gays vs. Nazis vs. Crypto-Nazis

RAGE Reviews: Gays vs. Nazis vs. Crypto-Nazis

[ 0 ] July 31, 2015

by chris carpenter –  First performed in 1979, Martin Sherman’s play Bent has become regarded as a watershed theatrical expose of the persecution of homosexuals under the Nazis prior to and during World War II. Given that, it seems odd that despite successful original productions in London and on Broadway in 1982 plus a star-studded […]

OUTFEST LOS ANGELES 2015: Creating Change, One Story At A Time

OUTFEST LOS ANGELES 2015: Creating Change, One Story At A Time

[ 0 ] July 6, 2015

by chris carpenter –  Despite the resignations this past year of two prominent leaders (Executive Director Kirsten Schaffer and Director of Programming Kristin Pepe) as well as the temporary loss of the Ford Theatre, which is undergoing a long-overdue renovation, Outfest is still going strong. The 33rd Annual Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival runs Thursday, […]

RAGE Reviews: Girls Gone Wild

RAGE Reviews: Girls Gone Wild

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015

by chris carpenter –  Novelist Roald Dahl’s books are rife with precocious children, many of them depicted in a less than favorable light.  Think of the greedy brats in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie withstanding, or Danny the Champion of the World’s schoolyard bullies. Of course, Dahl was perceptive enough to lay the blame for children’s misbehavior […]

Palm Springs News

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

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

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015

Open House is First in a Series with Fascinating Guest Speaker Stonewall Gardens, Palm Springs’ first senior assisted living village for the LGBT community and friends, will host a community Open House on the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Saturday, June 28, at 10:00 AM. Guest speaker Richard Pass will relay his first-hand experience as […]

WET, WILD & WONDERFUL! White Party Palms Springs 2015 Preview

WET, WILD & WONDERFUL! White Party Palms Springs 2015 Preview

[ 0 ] April 18, 2015

by chris carpenter – Ahh…The sights and sounds of Spring are in the air, which means it is once again time for Jeffrey Sanker’s celebrated White Party Palm Springs. Rightly billed as the largest dance music festival in the world, with no less than nine huge parties in three days, this year’s event will run […]

LEANN RIMES: Singing From The Heart

LEANN RIMES: Singing From The Heart

[ 0 ] April 17, 2015

by chris carpenter –  There aren’t many performers, who are a household name at 13 and have won two Grammy Awards before their 15th birthday. In fact, LeAnn Rimes became the youngest country music star in 1996, since Tanya Tucker 24 years earlier. She has long since crossed over to other musical genres, has appeared […]

Other Recent Articles

Gender Identity and Trauma Response

Gender Identity and Trauma Response

[ 0 ] July 9, 2015

by chris donaghue, phd, lcsw, cst –  We are living in a post identity epoch and the labels and identities of the past have all been problematized. Words like “man,” “lesbian” and “gay” no longer explain the complexity of gender or sex and neologisms abound to communicate how people now want to be referenced or […]

Firefighter Investigated After Leaving Anti-Gay Comments on Viral Gay Teen Pic

Firefighter Investigated After Leaving Anti-Gay Comments on Viral Gay Teen Pic

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015

by Jason St. Amand National News Editor, Edge Media Network A firefighter from Cleveland, Ohio is drawing heat after leaving hateful comments on a Facebook photo of a crying gay teen, which came from the popular photography blog Humans of New York, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The photo went viral last weekend, which showed a […]

Chicago Radio Host Suggests Seahawks' QB Russell Wilson Might be Gay

Chicago Radio Host Suggests Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson Might be Gay

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015

via Edge Media Network –  An outspoken Chicago sports radio host is making headlines Wednesday after suggesting Tuesday that the Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson might be gay, saying he doesn’t “have to live a lie,” according to Yahoo Sports. Dan Bernstein’s comments, which were made on WSCR 670 The Score’s “Bores & Bernstein” show, […]