• RANDY RAINBOW: Mastering Musical Mockery

    RANDY RAINBOW: Mastering Musical Mockery

    by tim parks –  With a song in his heart and a wicked sense of humor up his sleeve, Randy Rainbow has made quite a name for himself in the world of parody…And yes, that is his real surname. The New York-based comedian, writer and YouTube sensation has been called “The best thing about the […]

  • CAMP NO COUNSELORS

    CAMP NO COUNSELORS

    GAYS AND LESBIANS AND QUEERS, OH MY! It’s Not Just Child’s Play ~by joel martens ~ How many who are reading this, didn’t have a great camping experience when they were a kid? Being gay for many of was already like being lost in a proverbial forest of the straight and narrow, so it stands […]

  • KELLY CLARKSON

    KELLY CLARKSON

    MEANING OF LIFE The Girl Next Door All Grown Up ~ by joel martens ~ She hasn’t stopped singing, writing and perfecting her sound over the course of that 15 years. Even if you based success solely on her latest musical effort, Meaning of Life, it would still be resoundingly true. She is in her […]

  • BEATS PER MINUTE (BPM)

    BEATS PER MINUTE (BPM)

    FRANCE’S AIDS BIOPIC This Oscar Contender is Already a Winner ~ by chris carpenter ~ A number of powerful films depicting the early years of the HIV/AIDS crisis are rightly considered classics. Parting Glances, And The Band Played On, Longtime Companion and Philadelphia helped to open the world’s eyes and hearts before there were any […]

  • SAN DIEGO OPERA: AS ONE

    SAN DIEGO OPERA: AS ONE

    TRANSFORMING THE FACE OF SELF-DISCOVERY Blythe Gaissert Kelly Markgraf Every once in a while, you get to bear witness to something that changes not only your view on the world but alters the course for everyone who comes in contact with it. A powerful book, film, work of art, a breathtaking natural setting or a […]

National News

November 14 Kicks Off Trans Awareness Week

November 14 Kicks Off Trans Awareness Week

[ 0 ] November 13, 2017

During the week of November 14-20, individuals and organizations around the country will participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues the community faces. Individuals and organizations around the country will participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender […]

Study Reveals More LGBTQ Characters on TV Series, Fewer Women

Study Reveals More LGBTQ Characters on TV Series, Fewer Women

[ 0 ] November 10, 2017

from our media partner: edge media network –  TV series are including more LGBTQ characters and adding gender-nonconforming ones, but there’s a need for richer, more complex stories about them, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD. LGBTQ depictions increased in the current season across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, the group’s annual Where We Are […]

Our Future: Why Do We Need Gay Tribes Anyways?

Our Future: Why Do We Need Gay Tribes Anyways?

[ 0 ] November 7, 2017

from our media partner: edge media network – by Kyle Mangione-Smith  Anyone who’s gay and living in the age of the Internet has probably at some point or another considered: what gay-subgenre do I fit into? It’s become so ubiquitously ingrained across the whole span of gay culture that it’s nearly impossible to avoid. When signing […]

San Diego News

THE MOORS: Juxtaposing The Old and The New at Diversionary

THE MOORS: Juxtaposing The Old and The New at Diversionary

[ 0 ] November 7, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  Is it true that everything old is new? Perhaps everything is just old? Maybe just timeless? The issues, relationships, the story of humankind? Playwright Jen Silverman investigates this concept in her play The Moors, the recipient of a 2015 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. By set and costume, the show […]

SAN DIEGO WOMEN’S CHORUS Presents an Evening of Elemental Connections

SAN DIEGO WOMEN’S CHORUS Presents an Evening of Elemental Connections

[ 0 ] November 6, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  In wrapping up their thirtieth anniversary season, the San Diego Women’s Chorus is delighting in the opportunity to celebrate and connect with Mother Nature, bringing sunny San Diego a sampling of all things elemental. Kathleen Hansen, Artistic Director, notes, “Elements is an exploration of the interplay between nature and humanity. Earth, […]

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE: Discovering Elvis...And High Heels

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE: Discovering Elvis…And High Heels

[ 0 ] October 11, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  Cygnet Theatre is now in rehearsals for the San Diego premiere of the witty, sequin-filled musical comedy The Legend of Georgia McBride. Written by Obie award-winning playwright Matthew Lopez (The Whipping Man), the show brings both sass and meaningful storytelling. “The real center of the story is about people finding their […]

Orange County News

A Holiday Adventure with The Merry Men of MENALIVE

A Holiday Adventure with The Merry Men of MENALIVE

[ 0 ] November 8, 2017

by tony reverditto –  It may seem a little early for a Christmas anecdote, but MenAlive, Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus holiday concert takes place Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2, so we didn’t want you to miss it! A little history: MenAlive, the brainchild of founder Rich Cook, began with 13 singers back […]

ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE with Something Rotten's Adam Pascal

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE with Something Rotten’s Adam Pascal

[ 0 ] November 6, 2017

by tim parks –  Shakespeare once wrote in the play As You Like It that “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” The tried-and-true adage is something actor Adam Pascal can certainly relate to, as he has spent much of his life under the stage’s spotlight. The singer/actor made […]

END OF THE RAINBOW: Judy Garland's Swan Song Tribute

END OF THE RAINBOW: Judy Garland’s Swan Song Tribute

[ 0 ] October 12, 2017

by tony reverditto –  Since her endearing role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz back in 1939, Judy Garland won the hearts of millions, cementing her as a much-beloved icon throughout her entire career. An image marred only, by her ongoing struggle with an addiction to drugs and alcohol throughout that storied calling. End […]

Long Beach News

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 […]

A TASTEFUL AFFAIR: An Event to Remember

A TASTEFUL AFFAIR: An Event to Remember

[ 0 ] November 7, 2017

by tony reverditto –  The AIDS Food Store is Southern California’s longest serving HIV/AIDS food provider. Started in 1985 through Christ Chapel Long Beach, when a group came together to address the issue of hunger in a community where many social service agencies were unable or unwilling to help. Consequently, the AIDS Food Store Long […]

OCTOBER COMMUNITY EVENTS: Orange & Los Angeles Counties

OCTOBER COMMUNITY EVENTS: Orange & Los Angeles Counties

[ 0 ] October 5, 2017

  Come celebrate all things LatinX and LGBTQ at the 2nd Annual Calavera LGBTQ Community Celebration on Saturday, October 28 at Mi Centro in Boyle Heights. Designed to honor the cultural Day of the Dead and to remember family and community members who have passed: Particularly those lost to gun violence, such as those at […]

Los Angeles News

TREVOR LIVE: An Evening of Entertainment, Comedy, Special Performances and Fundraising

TREVOR LIVE: An Evening of Entertainment, Comedy, Special Performances and Fundraising

[ 0 ] November 9, 2017

“The mission of The Trevor Project is to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.” Inspired by the Academy Award-winning short film Trevor, The Trevor Project, founded in 1998, is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13 to 24. Their […]

ROTTERDAM: Living and Loving Authentically

ROTTERDAM: Living and Loving Authentically

[ 0 ] November 6, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  This holiday season Skylight Theatre Company asks audiences to join them as they examine transformation, humor, complex relationships and authenticity. Welcome to Rotterdam, an Olivier Award-winning show by Jon Brittain, that is making its West Coast Premiere. Since 2011, Skylight has focused on discovering, developing and producing new plays and Rotterdam […]

END OF THE RAINBOW: Judy Garland's Swan Song Tribute

END OF THE RAINBOW: Judy Garland’s Swan Song Tribute

[ 0 ] October 12, 2017

by tony reverditto –  Since her endearing role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz back in 1939, Judy Garland won the hearts of millions, cementing her as a much-beloved icon throughout her entire career. An image marred only, by her ongoing struggle with an addiction to drugs and alcohol throughout that storied calling. End […]

Palm Springs News

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 […]

Leading On-Demand Massage Provider Soothe Arrives in Palm Springs & Inland Empire

Leading On-Demand Massage Provider Soothe Arrives in Palm Springs & Inland Empire

[ 0 ] November 15, 2016

  Soothe, the world’s largest and fastest-growing on-demand massage service, will arrive in Palm Springs and Inland Empire on November 17, 2016.  On that date, Soothe will be in 48 cities across the United States, Canada, and the U.K., Soothe brings vetted, certified massage therapists to customers’ home, office, or hotel in as little as one hour. The company plans to expand […]

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