• THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS

    THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS

    THE STORY BEHIND CHARLES DICKENS AND THE WORLD’S MOST BELOVED TALE ~ by joel martens ~ Utter the phrase “Bah Humbug!” and there isn’t a person on the planet or at least very few, who won’t be transported to the dark, inhospitable world that surrounds the old crank, Ebenezer Scrooge. There are few books that […]

  • CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

    CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

    A VOYAGE TROUGHT DISCOVERY AND DESIRE ~ by joel martens ~   Who among us doesn’t remember those disconcerting first twinges of sexual attraction? How about the rush of discovery when the attraction was reciprocated? Then, the breathless, heady intensity that followed during the pursuit of, or the chase by, the object of that attraction…those […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

National News

HRC Releases 2018 Buyer's Guide Just In Time for Holiday Shopping Season

HRC Releases 2018 Buyer’s Guide Just In Time for Holiday Shopping Season

[ 0 ] December 7, 2017

from edge media network –  As the holiday shopping season kicks off, equality-minded shoppers can stand with companies who stand with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community by using the new Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s popular consumer guide to hundreds of American companies to choose brands and retail outlets committed to […]

Russia Rejects Warwick Rowers Nude Calendar Likely Due to 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Russia Rejects Warwick Rowers Nude Calendar Likely Due to ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law

[ 0 ] December 6, 2017

from edge media network –  The annual Warwick Rowers nude calendar won’t be available in Russia, likely due to the country’s controversy “gay propaganda” law, The Independent reports. The 2018 edition of the naughty calendar, which has been published over the last nine years and features nearly-naked students from the University of Warwick in England, was […]

Bruno Mars Led the Night With Most Wins at the 2017 American Music Awards

Bruno Mars Led the Night With Most Wins at the 2017 American Music Awards

[ 0 ] November 20, 2017

The “2017 American Music Awards,” the world’s largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene, celebrated 45 years of music live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 8:00pm […]

San Diego News

THE HILLCREST WIND ENSEMBLE: Making the Season Bright with Music and More

THE HILLCREST WIND ENSEMBLE: Making the Season Bright with Music and More

[ 0 ] December 6, 2017

by tim parks –  The Hillcrest Wind Ensemble brings over 30 years of experience and history with them, when they take the Parq West stage for their Holiday Revue on Saturday, December 16. The 45-piece group, along with The Hillcrest Holiday Singers, will perform classic American standards from days gone by, sure to elicit feelings […]

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, […]

Orange County News

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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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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 […]