• RON AMATO

    RON AMATO

    SEEKING THE SOUL: THE BOX SERIES ~ by joel martens ~ Ron Amato was born and raised in Brooklyn and still lives there. He has become one of the rarities of that world of imports. Another rarity? His photographs are powerful and really speak for themselves, he is one of those rare artists, who needs […]

  • TOM ATWOOD

    TOM ATWOOD

    KINGS & QUEENS IN THEIR CASTLES LGBT AMERICANS AT HOME ~ by joel martens ~ At HomeEvery once in a while, an artist comes along with a concept that challenges preconceptions and allows you to see the world from a new perspective. Tom Atwood is one of those artists. His photography takes you inside the […]

  • RON REYES

    RON REYES

    FINDING THE HERO WITHIN ~ by joel martens ~ Based out of Orange County, Ron Reyes specializes in photos of men, unapologetic images that celebrate the male form…And in particular, the gay male form. Though he doesn’t photograph them exclusively, it is his preferred medium. His style is broad and runs the gamut: From modeling […]

  • RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, SEASON NINE

    RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, SEASON NINE

    QUEEN’S ON PARADE AND WE HAVE ‘EM ALL! ~ by joel martens ~ “We’re born naked, and the rest is drag.” That’s the indelible trademark quote from the creator and reigning queen of Logo’s remarkable RuPaul’s Drag Race. Indeed, the drag phenome has been working her magic on America’s consciousness since she came to the […]

  • An Early Easter Surprise: LADY BUNNY Hot on the Trail

    An Early Easter Surprise: LADY BUNNY Hot on the Trail

    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 […]

National News

LAMBDA LITERARY 2017

LAMBDA LITERARY 2017

[ 0 ] March 20, 2017

29th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists ~ by joel martens ~ The Lambda Literary Foundation’s mission is “to celebrate LGBT literature and provide resources for writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, and librarians – the whole literary community.” Further stating that, “Lambda Literary believes Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of […]

New 'Power Rangers' Movie Features First Queer Superhero

New ‘Power Rangers’ Movie Features First Queer Superhero

[ 0 ] March 20, 2017

from edge media network –  [Editor’s note: This story contains minor spoilers about the upcoming film “Power Rangers.” Read at your own risk.] Move over, “Beauty and the Beast.” There’s a new gay controversy in town! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming film “Power Rangers,” a reboot of the classic 90s kids’ show, features […]

Logo Announces Premiere Date for Reality Show 'Fire Island'

Logo Announces Premiere Date for Reality Show ‘Fire Island’

[ 0 ] March 15, 2017

from edge media network –   “Fire Island,” the upcoming reality series that sparked thinkpieces and a “Saturday Night Life” parody, finally has a premiere date. In a press release, Logo announced the show will debut on Thursday, April 27 at 8 p.m EST. “Fire Island,” which basically looks like “The Real World” but cast […]

San Diego News

FINDING NEVERLAND - Tom Hewitt Soars into California

FINDING NEVERLAND – Tom Hewitt Soars into California

[ 0 ] March 17, 2017

~ by lisa lipsey ~ It is October 1911 and Scottish born playwright J.M. Barrie has just completed his newest play, Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. A story he based on the imaginative antics of four neighboring children near his London home. He met them while out walking his Saint Bernard and […]

BLACK GRACE

BLACK GRACE

[ 0 ] March 14, 2017

DANCE UNBOUND ~ by joel martens ~ They say that music is the universal language. It’s inherent to all human conditions and a language that shares stunning commonalities, no matter what place you inhabit on the globe. Another expression we share as  humans? We dance. Drop yourself anywhere on this diverse planet, no matter how […]

CHARLES  BUSCH:  The Lady At The Mic

CHARLES BUSCH: The Lady At The Mic

[ 0 ] March 8, 2017

by tony reverditto –  Charles Busch authored and stared in The Divine Sister, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Tribute Artist and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, the latter of which, ran for 777 performances on Broadway, receiving a Tony nomination for best play. He also wrote and starred in the film versions of Psycho […]

Orange County News

FINDING NEVERLAND - Tom Hewitt Soars into California

FINDING NEVERLAND – Tom Hewitt Soars into California

[ 0 ] March 17, 2017

~ by lisa lipsey ~ It is October 1911 and Scottish born playwright J.M. Barrie has just completed his newest play, Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. A story he based on the imaginative antics of four neighboring children near his London home. He met them while out walking his Saint Bernard and […]

MENALIVE’S SWING OUT! Gettin’ Jazzy with SwingSet this Spring!

MENALIVE’S SWING OUT! Gettin’ Jazzy with SwingSet this Spring!

[ 0 ] March 10, 2017

by tony reverditto –    MenAlive, the Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus was founded with just 13 singers, in September 2001 by Rich Cook. “I made an agreement with myself, ‘If you have 12 guys, go ahead,’” Cook recalled. Today, the chorus numbers more than 130 singers and 180 overall members and is one of […]

CHARLES  BUSCH:  The Lady At The Mic

CHARLES BUSCH: The Lady At The Mic

[ 0 ] March 8, 2017

by tony reverditto –  Charles Busch authored and stared in The Divine Sister, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Tribute Artist and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, the latter of which, ran for 777 performances on Broadway, receiving a Tony nomination for best play. He also wrote and starred in the film versions of Psycho […]

Long Beach News

An Artful Guide to SEXTING

An Artful Guide to SEXTING

[ 0 ] March 13, 2017

by cutter slagle –  They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words. However, with today’s smartphone choices, apps and selfie sticks (yes, you look like a douche when using the tool), it may be safer to say a picture is worth a lot less. And in some instances…Just downright gross! Everyone sexts. If you […]

The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach Denounces Trump Administration Rescission of Title IX Protections for Transgender Students

The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach Denounces Trump Administration Rescission of Title IX Protections for Transgender Students

[ 0 ] February 22, 2017

  Today President Donald Trump’s Administration, including newly confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, rescinded Title IX guidance that protects transgender and gender nonconforming students’ equal access to educational opportunities across the nation. The rollback of these protections will allow many states and school districts to discriminate against transgender and […]

Jazz Vocalist Denzal Sinclaire Brings the Nat King Cole Songbook to Life with Long Beach Symphony

Jazz Vocalist Denzal Sinclaire Brings the Nat King Cole Songbook to Life with Long Beach Symphony

[ 0 ] February 14, 2017

Romance will be in the air when the Long Beach Symphony POPS! orchestra and vocalist Denzal Sinclaire pay tribute to the love songs of American music legend, Nat King Cole, at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18 in the Long Beach Arena (300 E. Ocean Blvd.). Featuring ten of the biggest hits made famous by Nat, […]

Los Angeles News

Los Angeles LGBT Community Events

Los Angeles LGBT Community Events

[ 0 ] March 14, 2017

  GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS “The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. They also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories from the LGBTQ community that build support for equality.” This year marks the 28th annual ceremony for […]

THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER: Celebrating the Better Brothers Los Angeles Truth Awards

THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER: Celebrating the Better Brothers Los Angeles Truth Awards

[ 0 ] March 10, 2017

by tim parks – The Truth Awards honor excellence in the Black LGBTQ community, as well as its allies, who have raised the bar with their contributions in making a positive impact. The ceremony recognizes people in the following categories: the Ally Award, Business Leadership Award, History Maker Award, Beauty and Fashion Award, Passing the […]

TWO IN THE BUSCH: "Die, Mommie, Die’s" Drew Droege and Ryan Bergmann

TWO IN THE BUSCH: “Die, Mommie, Die’s” Drew Droege and Ryan Bergmann

[ 0 ] February 8, 2017

by tim parks –  What do you have, when you combine a washed-up Hollywood maven wanting to resurrect her career, her distant husband, a well-endowed on-the-side lover and two horrible children? Well, if you add a splash of film noir, a dash of camp and a big heaping teaspoon of strong female lead, then you […]

Palm Springs News

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 […]

DESERT RAGE

DESERT RAGE

[ 0 ] November 10, 2016

SASHA SCARLETT RECOMMENDS: Wondering what else is happening in the Desert? Other than I’m returning to my home there?  (Have I really become a snowbird?) Come visit Palm Springs at the peak of “The Season,” gorgeous November. If you followed October’s column, you know that Palm Springs Pride is here and there is much to […]

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HIV Transmission Declining in U.S., But Southern States Still Have Higher Rates

HIV Transmission Declining in U.S., But Southern States Still Have Higher Rates

[ 0 ] March 14, 2017

from edge media network –  The annual number of new HIV infections in the U.S. decreased 18 percent from about 45,700 infections in 2008 to about 37,600 infections during 2014, according to the latest estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, the CDC’s analysis shows that progress in reducing HIV infections […]