• KRISTIN CHENOWETH

    KRISTIN CHENOWETH

    BIG POWER IN A LITTLE PACKAGE by joel martens This gifted lady is one big dynamo to be sure. Though diminutive in stature she may be, her size belies the power of her pure, coloratura soprano, enchanting and catching the world’s ears and eyes and cementing her as one of the world’s great voices. It’s […]

  • SATURDAY CHURCH

    SATURDAY CHURCH

    TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE… Discovering Your Place by joel martens   Take the story of a shy 14-year-old boy named Ulysses, who is struggling with the death of his father, gender identity and relentless bullying because he’s “different.” Then throw in a strict, religious and judgmental aunt, homelessness and a spat of painful […]

  • QUEER WELLNESS

    QUEER WELLNESS

    Wellness: (well·ness weln s/ noun) the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal. by joel martens   Mind, Body and Spirit: In the holistic healing world, they are the three essential pillars of well-being. When someone is ill, it isn’t necessarily just the body that needs healing, it may be […]

  • MARTHA GRAHAM CRACKER

    MARTHA GRAHAM CRACKER

    A MAN, A WOMAN AND A SONG Dito van Reigersberg’s Wild Ride by joel martens Martha, Martha, Martha… She’s outrageous, she pushes the boundaries of convention, is funny as hell, can sing a power ballad, kill a mad rock tune and serenade you exceedingly well with a love song—maybe even challenge your comfort levels a […]

  • A YEAR IN REVIEW: The 10 Best Episodes of TV of 2017

    A YEAR IN REVIEW: The 10 Best Episodes of TV of 2017

    from edge media network –  With more and more new TV series hitting airways (and the Internet), the quality of shows continues to be impressive. Narrowing down a list of just the 10 best episodes of the year is no easy task. Putting together a small list like this feels more like an omission than […]

National News

Does the Chinese Government Have Access to Your Grindr Account?

Does the Chinese Government Have Access to Your Grindr Account?

[ 0 ] January 18, 2018

from edge media network –  It was reported this week that Grindr founder and CEO Joel Simkhai stepped down from his position after a Chinese gaming company acquired full stake in the gay dating app. But a new report from the Washington Post finds that China experts and intelligence officials are raising concerns about the purchase. The experts told […]

Parents of Killed Gay College Student, Blaze Bernstein, Not Focused on Motive

Parents of Killed Gay College Student, Blaze Bernstein, Not Focused on Motive

[ 0 ] January 18, 2018

from edge media network –  The parents of a University of Pennsylvania student found stabbed and buried in a California park say they’re not focused on potential motives for the killing or any suggestions their son was attacked because he was gay. A former high school classmate is charged with murder in the death of […]

Watch: Russian Cadets Post NSFW Parody Vid That Leaves Superiors Seeing Red

Watch: Russian Cadets Post NSFW Parody Vid That Leaves Superiors Seeing Red

[ 0 ] January 18, 2018

from edge media network –  As if the ongoing anti-gay propaganda law in Russia wasn’t enough of a buzzkillski, comrades in the land of the nofunsniks shot down a sexy, twerky, BDSM-inspired video that was reportedly made by a group of aviation cadets in a burst of youthful high spirits. The bawdy post, which went […]

San Diego News

WHO CAN PLAY? LGBTQ Participation in Professional, Amateur and School Sports

WHO CAN PLAY? LGBTQ Participation in Professional, Amateur and School Sports

[ 0 ] January 15, 2018

A live-discussion panel engagement and audience Q&A in San Diego’s historically LGBTQ Hillcrest Neighborhood Live, in-person at Gossip Grill Thursday, January 18, LGBTs In The News with Thom Senzee, in partnership with the You Can Play Project, invite members of the public to a free, groundbreaking conversation about LGBTQ participation in sports and athletics at […]

PARTNERING UP AND BUILDING OUT: San Diego Pride & Habitat For Humanity

PARTNERING UP AND BUILDING OUT: San Diego Pride & Habitat For Humanity

[ 0 ] January 9, 2018

by joel martens –  Part longtime vision and part lucky accident, the partnership between San Diego Pride and Habitat for Humanity was actually a dream of one of Pride’s board emeritus, Judi Schaim, for more than two decades. Flash forward to March 2017 and a Humanity at a Qualcomm LGBT ERG mixer where San Diego […]

CARDBOARD PIANO: Politics, Religion and Consequence

CARDBOARD PIANO: Politics, Religion and Consequence

[ 0 ] January 8, 2018

by lisa lipsey –  The relationship between a theatre and its audience can be therapeutic and cathartic. The theatre amplifies voices by telling stories and being vulnerable.We the audience, sit in the dark and witness by laughing, sharing, hurting, supporting and encouraging. To shake up that relationship, Diversionary Theatre’s Artistic Director Matt Morrow tosses a […]

Orange County News

CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION: Honoring Sarah Kasman and Shanti’s 30th Birthday Bash

CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION: Honoring Sarah Kasman and Shanti’s 30th Birthday Bash

[ 0 ] January 5, 2018

by tony reverditto –  The word Shanti, meaning “inner peace” in Sanskrit, was first used in 1974 by San Francisco’s Dr. Charles Garfield, to describe The Shanti Project’s model of volunteerism, designed to enhance quality of life by providing emotional support and assistance to people living with life-threatening illnesses. It’s a mantle and ideology that […]

Rising From The Ashes: ANAHEIM WHITE HOUSE

Rising From The Ashes: ANAHEIM WHITE HOUSE

[ 0 ] December 15, 2017

by bill biss –  Bruno Serato, the owner of the revered dining establishment known for three decades as Anaheim White House, is a remarkable humanitarian in his charity work and a chef supremo, putting his passion, talent and heart into every detail. In February of this year, Serato, his family and staff watched as their […]

Celebrate the HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD with Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Celebrate the HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD with Segerstrom Center for the Arts

[ 0 ] December 6, 2017

by tony reverditto –  ‘Twas a long time coming…but it was absolutely worth the wait. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is celebrating their latest addition, the new beautiful Argyros Plaza and Center for Dance and Innovation (CDI), which has transformed the center’s campus. This brilliant use of space was designed by Michael Maltzan and has […]

Long Beach News

RAGE REVIEWS:  Magic from the Big Apple

RAGE REVIEWS: Magic from the Big Apple

[ 0 ] January 16, 2018

by chris carpenter –  Aladdin has proven to be Disney’s latest cash cow on Broadway, at least until Frozen begins previews next month.  It is now making its Los Angeles premiere at the fabled Hollywood Pantages through March 31.  After attending opening night last week, I have no doubt this eager-to-please musical will likely be […]

Night On Broadway & DTLA Proud Block Party: Taking Back Downtown's Core

Night On Broadway & DTLA Proud Block Party: Taking Back Downtown’s Core

[ 0 ] January 8, 2018

by tony reverditto –  Night on Broadway is a free arts and music festival in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) on Saturday, January 27, produced in celebration of Councilmember José Huizar’s “Bringing Back Broadway” economic development initiative. It’s a free to the public event, designed to awaken Angelinos to the beautiful historic theatres and Broadway corridor […]

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY POPS! Presents an Evening with “Duke, Ella & All That Jazz”

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY POPS! Presents an Evening with “Duke, Ella & All That Jazz”

[ 0 ] November 8, 2017

On Saturday, November 18 at 8 p.m. in the Long Beach Arena (300 E. Ocean Blvd.), the Long Beach Symphony will present an evening of music inspired by the legendary 1930s Harlem jazz clubs featuring greatest hits by Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Ethel Waters and more! Veteran conductor and trumpeter Byron […]

Los Angeles News

RAGE REVIEWS:  Magic from the Big Apple

RAGE REVIEWS: Magic from the Big Apple

[ 0 ] January 16, 2018

by chris carpenter –  Aladdin has proven to be Disney’s latest cash cow on Broadway, at least until Frozen begins previews next month.  It is now making its Los Angeles premiere at the fabled Hollywood Pantages through March 31.  After attending opening night last week, I have no doubt this eager-to-please musical will likely be […]

Night On Broadway & DTLA Proud Block Party: Taking Back Downtown's Core

Night On Broadway & DTLA Proud Block Party: Taking Back Downtown’s Core

[ 0 ] January 8, 2018

by tony reverditto –  Night on Broadway is a free arts and music festival in Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) on Saturday, January 27, produced in celebration of Councilmember José Huizar’s “Bringing Back Broadway” economic development initiative. It’s a free to the public event, designed to awaken Angelinos to the beautiful historic theatres and Broadway corridor […]

ENGENDER: The Subjectivity of Male and Female

ENGENDER: The Subjectivity of Male and Female

[ 0 ] December 7, 2017

by joel martens –  The construct of what makes us male and female is perhaps one of the most obdurate that we as a society face. More often than not, in our need to make comfortable our understanding of things not simply defined, we seek to classify in extremes, simplifying what should be a delightful […]

Palm Springs News

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

[ 0 ] January 2, 2018

GLOBAL LGBT REPRESENTATION A CONVERSATION WITH DAVID ANSEN by tim parks Since its inception in 1990, the Palm Springs International Film Festival has grown by leaps and bounds, becoming one of the most pre-eminent film festivals in the world. The five-day affair was originally spearheaded by the late Sonny Bono, mayor of the desert city […]

SoCal Leather Productions presents California Drummer Contest

SoCal Leather Productions presents California Drummer Contest

[ 0 ] June 9, 2017

  On June 30, 2017 SoCal Leather Productions will hold the next California Drummer Contest weekend in Cathedral City, California at the Barracks Bar. California Drummer is a regional event of Drummer North America. California Drummer is a fetish weekend which begins Friday, June 30th concluding Sunday, July 2nd. The weekend will start off with […]

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 […]

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David Beckham Launches L'Oreal Men's Grooming Product

David Beckham Launches L’Oreal Men’s Grooming Product

[ 0 ] January 9, 2018

from edge media network –  David Beckham is following his wife into the beauty market with a label of his own for L’Oreal. The soccer star married to fashion mogul Victoria Beckham will launch 21 men’s grooming products under the name House 99 on Feb. 1 in the United Kingdom, exclusively at Harvey Nichols stores. […]