• TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE - Honoring the Memory of Those Lost in Acts of Anti-Transgender Violence

    TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE – Honoring the Memory of Those Lost in Acts of Anti-Transgender Violence

    by porter gilberg –  The LGBTQ community has really been on an upswing this last year. With marriage equality in 32 states and counting, we’re closer to the day in which everyone will be afforded the right to marry the one they love. The Obama Administration’s recent executive order now protects an additional 28 million […]

  • RAGE REVIEWS: Singlets Scene

    RAGE REVIEWS: Singlets Scene

    by chris carpenter – Though its dark true story may prove a turn off to some, Foxcatcher’s dream pairing of Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo as wrestling brothers in form-fitting gear will no doubt appeal to gay viewers and others.  This highly-touted new film by Capote and Moneyball director Bennett Miller opens in LA and […]

  • HAPPY HOLI-GAYS AT THE CINEPLEX!

    HAPPY HOLI-GAYS AT THE CINEPLEX!

    by chris carpenter There are still many shopping days ‘til Christmas, but Hollywood’s holiday season starts November 7th with the release of Disney’s animated Big Hero 6 and the sci-fi epic Interstellar. A number of end-of-year releases are of particular interest to LGBT moviegoers. The most prominent of these is The Imitation Game, which is […]

  • KRISTIN CHENOWETH - Coming Home

    KRISTIN CHENOWETH – Coming Home

    ~ by joel martens ~ I often frame my experiences with music and preparing for this interview I kept hearing “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…” I suppose it’s in reference to size for this particular story, though like many people who are shorter in stature (I can attest to this […]

  • ANNIE LENNOX - Waxing Nostalgic

    ANNIE LENNOX – Waxing Nostalgic

    ~ by joel martens I don’t think I will ever get the lilt of her lovely Scottish brogue out of my head; its tone and timbre carries with it a sense of timelessness and history that captivated me. Alluring, that’s the word. Music, of another sort, to entice the ear. Nostalgia, is the title of […]

  • TAKING THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD - Touring with Wicked's Nick Adams

    TAKING THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD – Touring with Wicked’s Nick Adams

    ~ by marisa finetti ~ When Broadway actor Nick Adams landed the male romantic lead of Fiyero for the first national tour of Wicked, he embraced the idea of taking a break from Manhattan. The 31-year-old already had six Broadway credits under his belt and 10 successful years in New York City. Plus, the tour […]

National News

STATE OF LGBT EQUALITY IN CALIFORNIA-BASED COMPANIES - Detailed in HRC’s New Corporate Equality Index
[ 0 ] November 19, 2014

STATE OF LGBT EQUALITY IN CALIFORNIA-BASED COMPANIES – Detailed in HRC’s New Corporate Equality Index

California-based companies scored in annual nationwide report on LGBT equality in the workplace The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, today released the 2015 Corporate Equality Index, an annual report assessing LGBT inclusion in major companies and law firms across the nation, including 93 in […]

MICHAEL SAM NAMED ONE OF GQ's MEN OF THE YEAR
[ 0 ] November 17, 2014

MICHAEL SAM NAMED ONE OF GQ’s MEN OF THE YEAR

by Jason St. Amand National News Editor, Edge Media Network Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player in North America, was named one of GQ’s men (and woman!) of the year, it was revealed Monday. As Today.com points out, each year the men’s lifestyle magazine names a handful of celebrities who’ve had a big year […]

U.S. PANEL PARTIALLY LIFTS BAN ON GAY MEN DONATING BLOOD
[ 0 ] November 14, 2014

U.S. PANEL PARTIALLY LIFTS BAN ON GAY MEN DONATING BLOOD

by Winnie McCroy EDGE Editor On Thursday, November 13, a panel from the Department of Health and Human Service voted to partially lift the longstanding ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood. “The advisory panel recommended for the first time that the 31-year ban preventing gay and bisexual men from donating blood should be partially […]

San Diego News

AHF LAUNCHES SAN DIEGO WELLNESS CENTER
[ 0 ] November 13, 2014

AHF LAUNCHES SAN DIEGO WELLNESS CENTER

  AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to expand access to sexual health services at San Diego AHF Healthcare Center in Hillcrest SAN DIEGO (November 13, 2014) — AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest AIDS organization in the United States, opened its newest Wellness Center last month in San Diego. The AHF San Diego Wellness Center is located […]

PILOBOLUS: DANCE REDEFINED
[ 0 ] November 10, 2014

PILOBOLUS: DANCE REDEFINED

by joel martens –  POWER sometimes comes in small packages and as is often the case, what is on the surface belies what lies beneath. Both are perfect metaphors for the dance phenom, Pilobolus. Much like its namesake, a tiny phototropic fungus that grows in barnyard organic matter, which can propel itself with extraordinary strength, […]

SECOND ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL LGBT LITERARY FOUNDATION GALA
[ 0 ] November 7, 2014

SECOND ANNUAL MULTICULTURAL LGBT LITERARY FOUNDATION GALA

by caleb rainey – This month I get to write about the Multicultural LGBT Literary Foundation and on a subject very close to me—literature. To get a better idea of what the foundation is and does, Director of Development, Andrew Brandon and Chief Financial Officer, Katrina Young, discuss the organization. Young stated, “The Foundation started […]

Orange County News

CULTURE CRAWL: AN EVENT FOR THE OPEN-MINDED SOCIALITE
[ 0 ] November 11, 2014

CULTURE CRAWL: AN EVENT FOR THE OPEN-MINDED SOCIALITE

Ever wanted to get to know what the east end of Downtown Santa Ana is all about? Well folks, this is your chance! On Saturday, November 15, beginning at 6 p.m., the Orange County LGBT Center invites you to a free event, during which you will experience an evening of culture—though its definition of what […]

'JOLLY HOLLY FOLLIES' WITH THE ORANGE COUNTY GAY MEN'S CHORUS
[ 0 ] November 10, 2014

‘JOLLY HOLLY FOLLIES’ WITH THE ORANGE COUNTY GAY MEN’S CHORUS

MenAlive, the Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus, has a new attitude, a new Artistic Director and is ready to kick off a new season of musical fun. Join them for Jolly Holly Follies, a festive concert spectacular, which launches their 14th season. Celebrate the holidays with favorite classic tunes mixed in with new contemporary gems, […]

“LUCIE” IN THE SKY WITH THE NATIONAL TOUR OF 'PIPPIN'
[ 0 ] November 6, 2014

“LUCIE” IN THE SKY WITH THE NATIONAL TOUR OF ‘PIPPIN’

by tony reverditto –  The new, circus-inspired production of Pippin, directed by Diane Paulus, features Lucie Arnaz with an acrobatic troupe of performers. Pippin, a young prince, longs to find passion and adventure in his life. To prove his loyalty to his father, King Charles, Pippin goes to war. But when Leading Player convinces the […]

Long Beach News

MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI AND DEBBIE GRAVITTE “BOND” IN TWO PARTS WITH THE LONG BEACH SYMPHONY
[ 0 ] November 10, 2014

MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI AND DEBBIE GRAVITTE “BOND” IN TWO PARTS WITH THE LONG BEACH SYMPHONY

by joshua ryan –  THE CONDUCTOR: Michael Krajewski spent a decade with Long Beach Symphony and has dedicated his career to developing entertaining programs infused with clever humor for symphonies in Houston, Atlanta and Philadelphia. Krajewski returns to Long Beach with Tony Award-winner, Debbie Gravitte, for Bond and Beyond, part of the successful Pops! Concert […]

LONG BEACH AIDS RIDE: ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR HIV/AIDS SERVICES
[ 0 ] November 7, 2014

LONG BEACH AIDS RIDE: ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR HIV/AIDS SERVICES

They say, “It’s better the second time around…” With nearly 100 riders participating in last year’s inaugural Long Beach AIDS Ride, the event took riders along a pristine California coastal route, raising over $20,000 for HIV/AIDS programs at both The Center and C.A.R.E. Program. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, November 15 and is […]

JEWELS GORGEOUS GEMS - NOVEMBER EDITION
[ 0 ] November 4, 2014

JEWELS GORGEOUS GEMS – NOVEMBER EDITION

by jewels – NOW THAT THE SPOOKS HAVE CALMED DOWN TO A SOMEWHAT NORMAL LEVEL… CAN WE PLEASE HAVE SOME FALL WEATHER UP IN HERE? Though Halloween just concluded and Christmas seems to have started in late July, at least, according to many large retailers. Is it just me, or has everyone collectively decided to […]

Los Angeles News

LA PHIL PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD
[ 0 ] November 14, 2014

LA PHIL PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD

Returning to Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar, Audra McDonald, kicks off her 2014-15 concert tour on Tuesday, December 2. With a record six Tony Awards, two Grammys and a long list of other accolades to her name, McDonald is among today’s most highly-regarded performers. Born into a musical family, McDonald […]

L.A. NIGHTS WITH SASHA
[ 0 ] November 7, 2014

L.A. NIGHTS WITH SASHA

by sasha scarlett –  THE ABBEY, 692 North Robertson Boulevard, is hosting their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, December 1 for World AIDS Day. It’s a WeHo tradition, so come celebrate! sbe.com/nightlife/brands/theabbyfoodandbar HERE LOUNGE at 696 Robertson “brings all the girls to the clubs,” for Truck Stop on Friday Nights—lovely ladies who “shake their groove […]

IS HALLOWEEN REALLY A NATIONAL HOLIDAY?
[ 0 ] October 13, 2014

IS HALLOWEEN REALLY A NATIONAL HOLIDAY?

by angelica osborne –  Or, is it just a day for “straights” to experience the joys of being in drag without the stigma? Perhaps, it’s a time for all of us to work out our issues with our alter-egos? A time when you can be a super hero, your long lost dream-career as a sexy […]

Palm Springs News

MIKE THOMPSON APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER
[ 0 ] April 11, 2014

MIKE THOMPSON APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER

  The LGBT Community Center of the Desert (The Center) announced that the Board has appointed Mike Thompson of Salt Lake City as its new Executive Director. Thompson arrives with a wealth of talent and experience as The Center is poised for growth.  A mission-oriented leader, he is committed to The Center’s mission of enriching […]

CONVERSING WITH COCO
[ 0 ] March 13, 2014

CONVERSING WITH COCO

by chris carpenter –  The indomitable drag legend Miss Coco Peru will be all over Southern California this month. She will be starting with a performance at San Diego’s Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage on Thursday, March 13 and culminating in the eighth installment of her ongoing Conversations With Coco on Thursday, March 20 […]

VIVA LES ORIGINALES!
[ 0 ] March 13, 2014

VIVA LES ORIGINALES!

  The incomparable Les Originales are bringing their special brand of drag entertainment to Palm Springs this month with Viva Les Originales! A Musical Tour Around the World, for a fundraising event for AIDS Assistance Program (AAP) on Sunday, March 30. The all-volunteer performance troupe was formed in 2003, with all funds raised at shows […]

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GAY 'SURVIVOR' CONTESTANT IS CLAY AIKEN'S EX

GAY ‘SURVIVOR’ CONTESTANT IS CLAY AIKEN’S EX

[ 0 ] November 13, 2014

. One thing that gay cast member of CBS’s “Survivor” Reed Kelly can never be accused of is name-dropping. Even when that name happens to be his former boyfriend “American Idol” season two runner-up, Clay Aiken. On Reed Kelly’s bio page for “Survivor,” you’ll learn many things about the 31-year-old Broadway chorus boy, from his […]