• CENTER SQUARE SPOTLIGHT: An Interview With Michael Airington

    CENTER SQUARE SPOTLIGHT: An Interview With Michael Airington

    by tim parks When most of us hear the name Paul Lynde, certain uproarious images jump immediately to mind. Whether it’s his barrage of hilarious one-liners during his time in the center box on Hollywood Squares, his screen time shared with Ann-Margret in Bye Bye Birdie or Lynde yucking it up as Uncle Arthur on […]

  • 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 […]

  • KEEP YOUR SKIN YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL

    KEEP YOUR SKIN YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL

    HAVE YOU HAD A MASSAGE RECENTLY? ~ by allison goodlin ~ The popularity of massage has surged in recent years. In July 2013, more than a quarter of American adults had received a massage in the last five years, according to the American Massage Therapy Association. Why are the masses flocking to massage? It certainly […]

  • DAME EDNA

    DAME EDNA

    AND THE MAN BENEATH THE LEGEND—MR. BARRY HUMPHRIES ~ by joel martens ~ I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when this interview opportunity came across my desk. The truth is, in fact, that I was just short of frightened. After doing much research, my fear level grew exponentially. One never knows with whom one […]

  • WORK OUT. MAKE THE COMMITMENT. BUT LET’S BE SMART ABOUT IT, PEOPLE!

    WORK OUT. MAKE THE COMMITMENT. BUT LET’S BE SMART ABOUT IT, PEOPLE!

    FITNESS AND WELLNESS EXPERT DON SALADINO TALKS ~ by joel martens ~ Passion is defined as “a strong and barely contained emotion.” If there is a more perfect description about Don Saladino feelings about fitness, I can’t think of it. We spent the better part of an hour chatting about his ideas on nutrition, fitness […]

  • AVENUE Q! STREET-WISE ON CORONADO ISLAND

    AVENUE Q! STREET-WISE ON CORONADO ISLAND

    by lisa lipsey –  There are two times in our lives, when we must rapidly learn to navigate the world—the first five years of life—and the five years just after high school, when we enter the “real world.” Wouldn’t it be nice to have your safe, warm, fuzzy, Sesame Street monster pals to teach you […]

National News

U.S. SUPREME COURT AGREES TO DECIDE ON FREEDOM TO MARRY
[ 0 ] January 16, 2015

U.S. SUPREME COURT AGREES TO DECIDE ON FREEDOM TO MARRY

Court to bring national resolution on marriage equality for all Americans The U.S. Supreme Court granted review of a federal appeals court ruling that upheld bans in four states on the freedom to marry and recognition of marriages of same-sex couples legally performed in other states. The Court granted review of petitions from all four […]

ANTI-LGBT PASTOR SAYS TAYLOR SWIFT IS TURNING YOUR KIDS GAY
[ 0 ] January 12, 2015

ANTI-LGBT PASTOR SAYS TAYLOR SWIFT IS TURNING YOUR KIDS GAY

by Jason St. Amand National News Editor, Edge on the Net –  Taylor Swift has another hater to shake off: Anti-gay pastor Larry Tomczak. According to Gay Star News, Tomczak suggests Swift is being used as a pawn in the gay agenda to “turn” kids gay. He claims that by appearing on TV shows like “The Ellen […]

NEW TIFFANY'S AD FEATURES COMPANY'S 1ST GAY COUPLE
[ 0 ] January 12, 2015

NEW TIFFANY’S AD FEATURES COMPANY’S 1ST GAY COUPLE

by Jason St. Amand National News Editor, Edge on the Net –  Jeweler Tiffany & Co. is making headlines Monday after making a step towards inclusiveness and equality by featuring a real-life same-sex couple in its ad for the first time, CNN reports. The two handsome and hunky fellas in the campaign, called “Will You?” are […]

San Diego News

CENTER SQUARE SPOTLIGHT: An Interview With Michael Airington
[ 0 ] January 23, 2015

CENTER SQUARE SPOTLIGHT: An Interview With Michael Airington

by tim parks When most of us hear the name Paul Lynde, certain uproarious images jump immediately to mind. Whether it’s his barrage of hilarious one-liners during his time in the center box on Hollywood Squares, his screen time shared with Ann-Margret in Bye Bye Birdie or Lynde yucking it up as Uncle Arthur on […]

AVENUE Q! STREET-WISE ON CORONADO ISLAND
[ 0 ] January 12, 2015

AVENUE Q! STREET-WISE ON CORONADO ISLAND

by lisa lipsey –  There are two times in our lives, when we must rapidly learn to navigate the world—the first five years of life—and the five years just after high school, when we enter the “real world.” Wouldn’t it be nice to have your safe, warm, fuzzy, Sesame Street monster pals to teach you […]

'FUMBLING TOWARDS ECSTASY' - On Point in Honor of Sarah Mclachlan
[ 0 ] January 9, 2015

‘FUMBLING TOWARDS ECSTASY’ – On Point in Honor of Sarah Mclachlan

Calling all Lilith Fair lovers! Singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan’s melodious music is back in Southern California and it has been paired with exquisite dance from the Alberta Ballet. Here for one night only, her music, pulled from a mix of her popular albums, is the inspiration for and soundtrack to Alberta Ballet’s Fumbling Towards […]

Orange County News

LGBTs IN THE NEWS: Nationwide Panel Series Comes to Los Angeles Press Club
[ 0 ] January 8, 2015

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

  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: […]

HEART OF DIXIE
[ 0 ] December 8, 2014

HEART OF DIXIE

by ken knox –  TRAVELING TUPPERWARE LEGEND DIXIE LONGATE, TELLS THE RAGE MONTHLY ALL ABOUT LIFE ON THE ROAD, GROUPIES AND WHY TUPPERWARE IS “THE BEST CRAP ON THE PLANET.” If there’s one thing Dixie Longate knows about, it’s how to spin selling plastic storage containers into an art form. Having once fallen on hard times (and […]

CULTURE CRAWL: AN EVENT FOR THE OPEN-MINDED SOCIALITE
[ 0 ] November 11, 2014

CULTURE CRAWL: AN EVENT FOR THE OPEN-MINDED SOCIALITE

Ever wanted to get to know what the east end of Downtown Santa Ana is all about? Well folks, this is your chance! On Saturday, November 15, beginning at 6 p.m., the Orange County LGBT Center invites you to a free event, during which you will experience an evening of culture—though its definition of what […]

Long Beach News

IF LAB: TRANSGENDER BRINGS FORUM FOR COMMUNITY DISCUSSION
[ 0 ] January 12, 2015

IF LAB: TRANSGENDER BRINGS FORUM FOR COMMUNITY DISCUSSION

. 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 […]

'NEW WORLD SYMPHONY' Comes to Long Beach in The New Year
[ 0 ] January 9, 2015

‘NEW WORLD SYMPHONY’ Comes to Long Beach in The New Year

Pasadena Symphony Assistant Conductor Bruce Kiesling joins Long Beach Symphony for the next in their Classical Series on Saturday, January 31. The concert will open with Mendelssohn’s overture, Fingal’s Cave, which was inspired by the composer’s visit to Scotland’s Hebrides Archipelago, evoking sounds of the sea and rolling waves. Edward Elgar’s celebrated Cello Concerto follows, […]

THE PENIS TALK SHOW: A Whole Different Kind of Discussion at The Center Long Beach
[ 0 ] January 6, 2015

THE PENIS TALK SHOW: A Whole Different Kind of Discussion at The Center Long Beach

Taking place again at The Center Long Beach, are two “must see” events that will have you hearing and/or discussing your most personal stories about the most private of parts possible. The Vagina Talk Show and The Penis Talk Show, are taking place on Saturdays: January 10, February 7 and March 7 and as is […]

Los Angeles News

SEX ED GOES HOLLYWOOD WITH SEXUAL HEALTH EXPO
[ 0 ] January 15, 2015

SEX ED GOES HOLLYWOOD WITH SEXUAL HEALTH EXPO

Groundbreaking event will combine sex education with Hollywood glam to showcase the best in sexual health information A groundbreaking upscale consumer expo, Sexual Health Expo (SHE), presented by Jimmyjane, is set to debut January 17 – 18, 2015 at the stylish Sofitel Hotel in West Hollywood. The premiere event will combine sex education with Hollywood […]

BILLY ELLIOT - 'Dancing Through Air' at the La Mirada Theatre
[ 0 ] January 8, 2015

BILLY ELLIOT – ‘Dancing Through Air’ at the La Mirada Theatre

by ken knox –  AS BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL PREPARES TO TAKE FLIGHT IN ITS FIRST WEST COAST REGIONAL PRODUCTION AT THE LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, ITS CREATIVE TEAM PONDERS ITS POWERFUL STATEMENTS ABOUT INDIVIDUALITY AND A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY. During the course of its 36 years, the La Mirada Theatre for the […]

LGBTs IN THE NEWS: Nationwide Panel Series Comes to Los Angeles Press Club
[ 0 ] January 8, 2015

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

  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: […]

Palm Springs News

JONATHAN KARRANT
[ 0 ] January 20, 2015

JONATHAN KARRANT

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
[ 0 ] April 11, 2014

MIKE THOMPSON APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER

  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
[ 0 ] March 13, 2014

CONVERSING WITH COCO

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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