• SOCAL MUSEUM SCENE: ART THAT'S HOT

    SOCAL MUSEUM SCENE: ART THAT’S HOT

    ~ by joel martens ~ Los Angeles County Museum of Art What Are You Wearing? Reigning Men: Fashion In Menswear, 1715 To 2015 The lovely thing about artistic expression, is that it can take a multitude of unique and different forms; be it through painting or sculpture, a photograph or multimedia project, or any of […]

  • THE REAL O'NEALS NOAH GALVIN

    THE REAL O’NEALS NOAH GALVIN

    COMING OUT AS KENNY JUST A PART OF THE STORY ~ by joel martens ~ The times have definitely changed for the LGBT community. We can marry and there are many positive role models to show our young people the freedom that is possible…A freedom that 10 or 20 years ago, was difficult for many […]

  • LGBT HISTORY OF ARTS 101

    LGBT HISTORY OF ARTS 101

    THE THINGS THEY MISSED ~ by david rudenberg ~ We are fortunate to live in a time when there are more and more current, prominent LGBT artists. Whereas the list of “out” musicians, actors, writers and photographers in the past were often brief, now they are gleefully numerous…In fact, with the numbers of Tony Award-winners […]

  • ERIKA JAYNE AND WHITE PARTY 2016

    ERIKA JAYNE AND WHITE PARTY 2016

    Dance Music, “House” Work and the White Party ~ by bill biss ~ Devotees of dance music have been delighting in the glamour, glitz and fun of Erika Jayne since her first number one Billboard dance hit, “Rollercoaster” in 2007. Her instinct for a solid beat and her persona as a “pretty mess” princess of […]

  • OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

    OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

    HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU… ~ by joel martens ~ What music do you hear as the background setting for your teen/young adult years? For those of us who grew up during the ‘70s and ‘80s, the songs on the radio were offerings such as, “Midnight Blue” from Melissa Manchester, “Dancing Queen” from ABBA, “Bennie and […]

National News

WATCH SNEAK PEEK OF JAMES FRANCO'S GAY PORN DRAMA 'KING COBRA'

WATCH SNEAK PEEK OF JAMES FRANCO’S GAY PORN DRAMA ‘KING COBRA’

[ 0 ] April 19, 2016

From Edge Media Network –  Another film festival another gay-themed movie from James Franco. The “Spring Breakers” star’s upcoming film “King Cobra,” inspired by true events about gay porn star Brent Corrigan and the murder of an adult film producer, is scheduled to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival Saturday. Alongside Franco, the film also […]

COVER ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

COVER ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

[ 0 ] April 13, 2016

RD RICCOBONI: CAPTURING THE FIRE ~ by joel martens RD Riccoboni is one of those artists whose work offers the uncanny ability to communicate the essence of his subjects—capturing their fire—be it people or object. He manages to depict the light and dark of a flash in time, securing his subjects in a moment on […]

'AMERICAN IDOL' RUNNER-UP: I "DON'T REALLY AGREE WITH THE LGBT LIFESTYLE"

‘AMERICAN IDOL’ RUNNER-UP: I “DON’T REALLY AGREE WITH THE LGBT LIFESTYLE”

[ 0 ] April 11, 2016

From Edge Media Network –  Many fans who were disappointed to see La’Porsha Renae lose the final season of “American Idol” to Trent Harmon last week may want to reconsider their feelings. The Mississippi-born singer recently made comments to reporters regarding the state’s newly signed anti-LGBT law, which allows businesses to deny service to LGBT […]

San Diego News

KESHA COMING OUT TO SUPPORT SAN DIEGO PRIDE

KESHA COMING OUT TO SUPPORT SAN DIEGO PRIDE

[ 0 ] April 21, 2016

  San Diego Pride has announced that multiplatinum artist Kesha will be headlining Saturday night at San Diego’s Pride Music Festival. Kesha has used her international fame as a platform to educate others about the LGBT community, highlight inequality, and empower others to be themselves unapologetically. Her 2010 anthem “We R Who We R” was […]

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' - THE GOLDEN STATE AND THE SAN DIEGO GAY MEN’S CHORUS

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ – THE GOLDEN STATE AND THE SAN DIEGO GAY MEN’S CHORUS

[ 0 ] April 19, 2016

by bill biss –  There is nothing finer than our California lifestyle. The San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus takes this belief to a whole other musical level with their spring fling of a show called, California Dreamin’ at the Balboa Theatre. Here, Artistic Director RC Haus rides the waves of inspiration and hard work for […]

HUBBARD STREET DANCE

HUBBARD STREET DANCE

[ 0 ] April 8, 2016

ALEJANDRO CERRUDO AND THE ART OF MOVEMENT ~ by joel martens ~ The limitations of language make it difficult to put into words the experience of a dance performance. Erudite a writer as one might be, to explain the effect of the interplay between the fluidity of a dancer’s body in relation to how each […]

Orange County News

SAME-SEX LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT THE 2016 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL

SAME-SEX LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT THE 2016 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL

[ 0 ] April 18, 2016

by chris carpenter – The 17th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) will take place Thursday, April 21 through Thursday, April 28 at multiple venues in and around its seaside setting. While not an exclusively LGBTQ fest, its programmers strive each year to incorporate at least a few films of appeal for our community. This […]

FULL THROTTLE MONTY - GET READY TO DROP EVERYTHING

FULL THROTTLE MONTY – GET READY TO DROP EVERYTHING

[ 0 ] April 8, 2016

by tony reverditto – Six unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo, New York are at a stalemate in their unproductive lives. They’re all broke, with no work prospects in sight. During their down time,. A “lightbulb” moment takes place when they catch their wives amongst a crowd of crazed women at a male strip club. The unlikely […]

AN UNPREDICTABLE AND UNDENIABLY FUN NIGHT WITH MARTIN SHORT

AN UNPREDICTABLE AND UNDENIABLY FUN NIGHT WITH MARTIN SHORT

[ 0 ] April 5, 2016

It’s an unpredictable and undeniably fun night, when multitalented and multifaceted comedy legend Martin Short joins Pacific Symphony for a hilarious evening of song, dance and laughter. Short has won fans and accolades in television, film and theater since his breakout season on Saturday Night Live nearly 30 years ago. The Emmy and Tony award-winning […]

Long Beach News

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY PRESENTS HANDEL HARP CONCERTO, MOZART AND BEETHOVEN ‘EROICA’

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY PRESENTS HANDEL HARP CONCERTO, MOZART AND BEETHOVEN ‘EROICA’

[ 0 ] April 19, 2016

  When Maestro Lucas Richman steps to the podium of the Terrace Theater (300 E. Ocean Blvd.) on Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m., it will have been almost precisely one year since he previously did so in a performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D minor that garnered top headlines: “Long Beach Symphony […]

LGBTQ CENTER DENOUNCES ANTI-TRANSGENDER BIAS IN LONG BEACH

LGBTQ CENTER DENOUNCES ANTI-TRANSGENDER BIAS IN LONG BEACH

[ 0 ] April 15, 2016

The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach has learned of two incidents impacting the public safety, security, and dignity of the transgender community in Long Beach. On March 20, 2016 a transgender woman was attacked, including being stabbed, by at least two assailants. The victim has survived and two assailants were quickly arrested and charged with […]

JEWELS' JEMS: APRIL EDITION

JEWELS’ JEMS: APRIL EDITION

[ 0 ] April 6, 2016

by jewels –  It seems as though, just a few days ago was the official start of Spring, but here in Southern California it feels like summer is in full swing. The challenge of painting your face and donning full drag in 90-degree heat, is that makeup heading south becomes the norm. I am officially […]

Los Angeles News

FROM OZ TO CALIFORNIA - THE ESSENCE OF PETER ALLEN

FROM OZ TO CALIFORNIA – THE ESSENCE OF PETER ALLEN

[ 0 ] April 11, 2016

  by ken knox –  For the West Coast premiere of the Tony-winning musical The Boy from Oz, the Celebration Theatre is trying something very different. The director of Celebration Theatre’s production, Michael Shepperd, discusses the show’s SoCal debut, the lasting legacy of its hero, Peter Allen and scaling it for a smaller space. The […]

FULL THROTTLE MONTY - GET READY TO DROP EVERYTHING

FULL THROTTLE MONTY – GET READY TO DROP EVERYTHING

[ 0 ] April 8, 2016

by tony reverditto – Six unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo, New York are at a stalemate in their unproductive lives. They’re all broke, with no work prospects in sight. During their down time,. A “lightbulb” moment takes place when they catch their wives amongst a crowd of crazed women at a male strip club. The unlikely […]

BETTE, BABS & BEYONCÉ

BETTE, BABS & BEYONCÉ

[ 0 ] April 5, 2016

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) is taking “diva,” to a whole ‘nother level… As they themselves say, “Why settle for one diva when you can have them all?” Bette, Babs & Beyonce not only promises a packed concert with songs audience members will know and love, but stunning renditions of music from […]

Palm Springs News

ERIKA JAYNE AND WHITE PARTY 2016

ERIKA JAYNE AND WHITE PARTY 2016

[ 0 ] April 6, 2016

Dance Music, “House” Work and the White Party ~ by bill biss ~ Devotees of dance music have been delighting in the glamour, glitz and fun of Erika Jayne since her first number one Billboard dance hit, “Rollercoaster” in 2007. Her instinct for a solid beat and her persona as a “pretty mess” princess of […]

PALM SPRING

PALM SPRING

[ 1 ] March 9, 2016

JUST OVER THE HILL ~ by joel martens ~ “It’s the place people go to die…” a friend blurted when I said I was spending six days in Coachella Valley’s Palm Springs. A harsh critique that started me thinking about perceptions and how easy it is to dismiss something out-of-hand because of an assumption. My […]

Know Your Rights Town Hall Meeting

Know Your Rights Town Hall Meeting

[ 0 ] September 23, 2015

Know Your Rights Initiative/California to Hold Local Town Hall About Social Security Benefits Now Available Less than three months after the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare Foundation (NCF) in partnership with The LGBT Community Center of the Desert and the […]

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