• ALONE IN THE GAME

    ALONE IN THE GAME

    BREAKING OUT IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS Three Stories: Layana White, Haley Videckis and Ryan O’Callaghan ~ by joel martens ~ Professional sports are not known for being the most welcoming place for LGBTQ athletes…Or at least it hasn’t been. Things are changing to be sure, but we’ve still got a long, long way to go when […]

  • FX's POSE & DIRECTOR STEVEN CANALS

    FX’s POSE & DIRECTOR STEVEN CANALS

    HAVING A BALL & Serving Realness ~ by joel martens ~ “Strike a pose…” Everyone who had any awareness of the ‘90s pop world knows the iconic song “Vogue “ from Madonna’s album, I’m Breathless. But, most probably don’t know that “The Material Girl” took her inspiration for the song from Harlem’s ‘80s “House Ball” […]

  • SAN DIEGO PRIDE 2018 & Community Grand Marshal Alberto Cortés

    SAN DIEGO PRIDE 2018 & Community Grand Marshal Alberto Cortés

    PERSIST WITH PRIDE ~ by joel martens ~ San Diego LGBT Pride’s mission is “fostering pride, equality, and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities locally, nationally, and globally.” That work has been continuous since its inception and is as relevant and vitally needed in 2018 as it was back in the early […]

  • TLC - TIONNE "T-BOZ" & JOJO

    TLC – TIONNE “T-BOZ” & JOJO

    2018 SAN DIEGO PRIDE HEADLINERS Bringing San Diego Together for Pride JOJO Shares Her Mad Love ~ by joel martens ~ When you share a common struggle or a personal challenge, no matter what it looks like, a bond is often forged. Fighting your way out from under an oppressor or oppression by society is […]

  • MenAlive's "Heroes" and the Orange County Premiere of "I Am Harvey Milk"

    MenAlive’s “Heroes” and the Orange County Premiere of “I Am Harvey Milk”

    by tim parks – Andrew Lippa must have been born with a song in his heart, as is illustrated by his vast Broadway resume. He wrote the Tony-nominated words and music for The Addams Family, starring Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia, adapted the fanciful film Big Fish into a musical, and […]

SAN DIEGO

SPAMALOT: Rediscovering The Lady of The Lake with Christine Hewitt

SPAMALOT: Rediscovering The Lady of The Lake with Christine Hewitt

[ 0 ] July 10, 2018

by tom andrew –  This summer the Cygnet Theatre in Old Town will be presenting Monty Python’s hilarious spoof, Spamalot. The musical became a smash hit on Broadway in 2005, was nominated for 14 Tony Awards and won three, Best Director Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Postcards From The Edge), Best Actress in a Musical, Sara […]

Celebrating Community: A Conversation with Dr. Lillian Faderman

Celebrating Community: A Conversation with Dr. Lillian Faderman

[ 0 ] July 9, 2018

by cutter slagle – The Rage Monthly recently had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Lillian Faderman, curator of LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories of Struggles and Triumphs, a new exhibition at the San Diego History Center. How appropriate that the exhibition—the very first in Balboa Park—will open not only at a time when Pride celebrations […]

JUMPER MAYBACH: Activist, Artist, Clown

JUMPER MAYBACH: Activist, Artist, Clown

[ 0 ] July 5, 2018

by lisa lipsey – San Diego welcomes LGBT artist and philanthropist, Jumper Maybach and his new series of work titled The Pride Collection: Introspection will be exhibited for the month of July at Meyer Fine Art in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. In case this memorable name is new to you, Maybach is one of […]

LOS ANGELES

DESIREE AKHAVAN: 'Appropriate Behavior' and 'Miseducation' at Outfest

DESIREE AKHAVAN: ‘Appropriate Behavior’ and ‘Miseducation’ at Outfest

[ 0 ] July 12, 2018

by chris carpenter –  Desiree Akhavan made a splash at Outfest in 2014 with her feature film debut, Appropriate Behavior. She returns this year with The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which will serve as the Closing Night Gala screening on Sunday, July 22. An adaptation of Emily M. Danforth’s celebrated YA novel, it was awarded […]

COMING OUT TO OUTFEST 2018: Protecting and Promoting The LGBT Community

COMING OUT TO OUTFEST 2018: Protecting and Promoting The LGBT Community

[ 0 ] July 9, 2018

by chris carpenter –  Trans bodybuilders, controversial photographer Robert Map- plethorpe, teenagers sent to a gay aversion therapy camp and New York’s legendary Studio 54 are just a few of the subjects that will be on view during the 36th Annual Outfest, Los Angeles’LGBTQ Film Festival, presented by HBO. Outfest Los Angeles is an internationally-renown, […]

A Conversation with Craig Hella Johnson on Considering Matthew Shepard

A Conversation with Craig Hella Johnson on Considering Matthew Shepard

[ 0 ] June 7, 2018

by lisa lipsey –  In October of 1998, our community was sucker-punched with the news of 22-year-old Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a cattle fence in freezing weather and left to die. Five days later, when Matt passed away, the world […]

ORANGE COUNTY

MenAlive's "Heroes" and the Orange County Premiere of "I Am Harvey Milk"

MenAlive’s “Heroes” and the Orange County Premiere of “I Am Harvey Milk”

[ 0 ] July 5, 2018

by tim parks – Andrew Lippa must have been born with a song in his heart, as is illustrated by his vast Broadway resume. He wrote the Tony-nominated words and music for The Addams Family, starring Nathan Lane as Gomez and Bebe Neuwirth as Morticia, adapted the fanciful film Big Fish into a musical, and […]

Orange County Panel Takes on Health Care, Prison Rape

Orange County Panel Takes on Health Care, Prison Rape

[ 0 ] June 27, 2018

by thom senzee –  A range of issues important to LGBTQ people and those who value equality were front-and-center during an in-depth conversation that brought expert panelists and an audience together to find ways to stand up against attacks on our community. Leading national and international experts on a range of topics — from LGBTQ […]

JUST "BE YOU" - ORANGE COUNTY PRIDE & C.J. DURON

JUST “BE YOU” – ORANGE COUNTY PRIDE & C.J. DURON

[ 1 ] June 12, 2018

O.C. PRIDE 2018 Look How Far We’ve Come ~ by joel martens ~ Orange County Pride has had somewhat of a nomadic history. The first Pride event took place in 1989 in Santa Ana and ended up inciting a clash between attendees and anti-LGBTQ protestors, forcing law enforcement to order organizers to lock the festival […]

LONG BEACH

COMING OUT TO OUTFEST 2018: Protecting and Promoting The LGBT Community

COMING OUT TO OUTFEST 2018: Protecting and Promoting The LGBT Community

[ 0 ] July 9, 2018

by chris carpenter –  Trans bodybuilders, controversial photographer Robert Map- plethorpe, teenagers sent to a gay aversion therapy camp and New York’s legendary Studio 54 are just a few of the subjects that will be on view during the 36th Annual Outfest, Los Angeles’LGBTQ Film Festival, presented by HBO. Outfest Los Angeles is an internationally-renown, […]

On Stage This Month in Orange & Los Angeles Counties

On Stage This Month in Orange & Los Angeles Counties

[ 0 ] June 6, 2018

. NEWSIES Extra! Extra! Read all about it: La Mirada Theatre for The Performing Arts invites you to“Seize the Day”as they present the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for best score and best choreography, Newsies is an all singing, all dancing, high-energy show based on the 1992 film starring […]

What makes you QUEER?

What makes you QUEER?

[ 0 ] June 5, 2018

by korie houston –  Creating narrative through art is a way that the LGBTQ community has expressed itself for generations. In that tradition, the ACE/121 gallery, in direct partnership with Abril Bookstore & Roslin Art Gallery, has gathered artists to create narratives in navigating the undefined relationship to queer identities. QUEER is a multi venue, […]

PALM SPRINGS

Stonewall Gardens to Host LGBT Pride Event on Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising

Stonewall Gardens to Host LGBT Pride Event on Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising

[ 0 ] June 11, 2018

Stonewall Gardens, Palm Springs’ first senior assisted living village for the LGBT community and friends, will host its annual LGBT Pride Community Open House on Thursday, June 28, at 2 p.m. Brian Wanzek (“Bella da Ball”), a long- time Palm Springs resident and drag performer will be the featured speaker. Brian has been the heart and […]

PALM SPRINGS STAYCATION

PALM SPRINGS STAYCATION

[ 0 ] June 7, 2018

INSIDE THE COACHELLA VALLEY A Beautiful Oasis ~ by joel martens ~   One of the things you hear about Palm Springs is its spectacular geography. The Coachella Valley is a thing of beauty and the topography of the valley and surrounding mountains is remarkable to say the least. “Purple mountains majesty…” finally makes sense […]

Jones And Carter To Be Recognized At 2018 Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast

Jones And Carter To Be Recognized At 2018 Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast

[ 0 ] April 25, 2018

The Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast Committee announces that Cleve Jones, Human Rights Activist, author, and founder of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, will be the recipient of the 2018 Harvey B. Milk Leadership Award at the 7th Annual Coachella Valley Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Palm Springs Convention […]

NATIONAL

Crunch Fitness Gym Sued for Refusing to Let Transgender Woman Use Women’s Locker Room

Crunch Fitness Gym Sued for Refusing to Let Transgender Woman Use Women’s Locker Room

[ 0 ] May 1, 2018

SAN DIEGO – The ACLU Foundation of Southern California; ACLU Foundation of San Diego and Imperial Counties; and law firm Nixon Peabody LLP today moved to join a state lawsuit on behalf of Christynne Wood, a transgender woman denied use of women’s bathrooms and locker rooms at a Crunch Fitness gym in El Cajon. The California Department of Fair […]

Ryan Murphy Dishes Details on 'American Horror Story' Season 8

Ryan Murphy Dishes Details on ‘American Horror Story’ Season 8

[ 0 ] April 11, 2018

from edge media network – The news season of “American Horror Story” won’t debut until the fall, but the anthology series’ co-creator Ryan Murphy is offering new details about the upcoming season, rumored to be subtitled “Radioactive.” Murphy said Season 8 will start shooting in June and confirmed that “AHS” vets Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters […]

UNIVERSAL LOVE: MGM Resorts Presents a Collection of Reimagined Wedding Songs for LGBTQ Community

UNIVERSAL LOVE: MGM Resorts Presents a Collection of Reimagined Wedding Songs for LGBTQ Community

[ 0 ] April 9, 2018

MGM Resorts International announced the release of UNIVERSAL LOVE, a collection of reimagined wedding songs for the LGBTQ community, celebrating the enduring and overwhelming power of love and music to unite. MGM Resorts is a global entertainment company with a deep-seated belief that entertainment is fundamental to human fulfillment. The company’s passion for the UNIVERSAL LOVE project reflects its profound […]

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