• CHEYENNE JACKSON

    CHEYENNE JACKSON

    Mad Man No More ~ by joel martens ~ “Smitten” is the word that comes to mind when I think of Cheyenne Jackson. With his striking baby-blues, handsome face and smoldering good looks, I mean really, who wouldn’t be?  Top that off with a kind heart and genuine sense of humanity and you have a […]

  • DJS VERDE & REDANT

    DJS VERDE & REDANT

    WHITE PARTY 25 GETS “BENT” ~ by thom senzee As if Carmen Electra as White Party Queen were not electrifying enough, Jeffrey Sanker is giving party-goers a full-throated performance of dynamic DJ duo, Bent Collective at the White Party’s 25th anniversary edition. Bent Collective is made up of international master dance DJs, Danny Verde and […]

  • WHITE PARTY 25: ICON

    WHITE PARTY 25: ICON

    “A PARTY BY WHICH ALL OTHERS WILL BE JUDGED” The White Party is 25—even if you’re not anymore. ~ by thom senzee ~ The Rage Monthly posed some fairly tough questions to White Party founder and producer, Jeffrey Sanker about his seminal event, which in some circles could be called a gay-male rite of passage. […]

  • 25TH ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS: VISIBLE AND UNDERSTOOD

    25TH ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS: VISIBLE AND UNDERSTOOD

    by chris carpenter -  For a quarter of a century, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has recognized and honored each year’s media achievements in presenting fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that effect our lives. Having grown to 20 English-language categories and nine Spanish-language categories, the […]

  • RAGE REVIEWS: HUMP! Day

    RAGE REVIEWS: HUMP! Day

     by chris carpenter -  Spring has sprung and, in the greater L.A. area, film festivals are in full bloom.  Not only will this weekend bring both the 5th edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival and the 12th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) to Hollywood, but Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival spotlighting amateur pornographic […]

  • ANDREW SALGADO

    ANDREW SALGADO

    A MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES ~ by joel martens ~ Our cover this month reflects the work of a fascinating artist—images both compelling and at times a bit unnerving due to the subject’s intensity. It’s as if they are reaching out from the canvass with everything that they are in that moment.  They are […]

National News

SCOTT LOVELY ASSUMES THE MANTLE: ’AMERICA’S BIGGEST HOMOPHOBE’
[ 0 ] April 16, 2014

SCOTT LOVELY ASSUMES THE MANTLE: ’AMERICA’S BIGGEST HOMOPHOBE’

From Our Media Partner       Last month brought the death of the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, who infamously coined the phrase ’God Hates Fags’ and was considered by many to be ’the most homophobic man in America.’ But that doesn’t mean there’s not someone eagerly waiting to take his […]

‘GAYS CAUSED THAT FLOOD!’ CONSERVATIVE WRITER ANGERED OVER ’NOAH’ INACCURACIES
[ 0 ] April 15, 2014

‘GAYS CAUSED THAT FLOOD!’ CONSERVATIVE WRITER ANGERED OVER ’NOAH’ INACCURACIES

  Once again, Christians blame bad weather on the gays. The uproar over the film “Noah” continued last week when conservative Christian writer Don Feder blasted the Russell Crowe pre-summer biblical era blockbuster for what he considers pro-environmental politics and for not placing the blame on the flood on gays. In an article titled “’Noah’ […]

UMASS GUARD DERRICK GORDON COMES OUT AS FIRST OPENLY GAY NCAA DIVISION I BASKETBALL PLAYER
[ 0 ] April 9, 2014

UMASS GUARD DERRICK GORDON COMES OUT AS FIRST OPENLY GAY NCAA DIVISION I BASKETBALL PLAYER

  GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, and the You Can Play Project, one of North America’s leading organizations dedicated to ensuring equality in sports, today hailed Derrick Gordon’s coming out as the first openly gay National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I basketball player. “The tidal wave of […]

San Diego News

DINING OUT FOR LIFE: SERVING UP LIFE SAVING
[ 0 ] April 7, 2014

DINING OUT FOR LIFE: SERVING UP LIFE SAVING

by caleb rainey -  It’s the time of year again when great food and a great cause combine for one incredible event. Dining Out for Life is back and it’s going to be tastier than ever! Dining Out for Life is an incredible event in which restaurants come together and donate a portion or all of their proceeds […]

 CORONADO PLAYHOUSE presents SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE
[ 0 ] April 6, 2014

CORONADO PLAYHOUSE presents SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE

Like any good obsession, what it is focused upon lingers like a pervasive stench that never dissipates, it can’t be cleaned away and the desire to bring it to an end motivates all of the decisions made to be rid of it. “We are two men who share a shadow; our every move betrays us…” […]

14TH ANNUAL TASTE OF HILLCREST
[ 0 ] April 4, 2014

14TH ANNUAL TASTE OF HILLCREST

  Nom, nom, nom… We all love to eat and this is the perfect chance for you to engage your inner Homer. Well, maybe you could take a teensy bit classier route and avoid mowing down other participants in your frenzy to get at all the remarkable Hillcrest foodie offerings during the 14th Annual Taste […]

Orange County News

NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL: FROM 'ROCKY HORROR' TO 'DRAGULA'
[ 0 ] April 17, 2014

NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL: FROM ‘ROCKY HORROR’ TO ‘DRAGULA’

 by chris carpenter –  Barry Bostwick’s 45-year career has spanned theatre, film and television. He was the first to play T-Bird Danny Zuko in Broadway’s Grease and earned a Tony Award nomination in the process. He next starred in the 1975 big screen cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show as Brad Majors, a naïve […]

'CATS' - THE LEGENDARY MUSICAL COMES TO LA MIRADA THEATRE
[ 0 ] April 14, 2014

‘CATS’ – THE LEGENDARY MUSICAL COMES TO LA MIRADA THEATRE

  The fourth production of La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts’ current season is one of the most popular theatrical events of all-time. CATS, the Tony Award-winning musical, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber runs from Friday, April 18 through Sunday, May 11. Based on the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot, CATS tells […]

BRINGING INDIGO BACK: FLYING HIGH WITH THE CENTER ORANGE COUNTY
[ 0 ] April 7, 2014

BRINGING INDIGO BACK: FLYING HIGH WITH THE CENTER ORANGE COUNTY

by ken knox -  The Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center of Orange County prepares for the return of its annual Indigo Ball. According to Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center of Orange County Executive Director Kevin O’Grady, an old “husband’s tale” about the origins of the Indigo Ball indicates that rainbow flag creator Gilbert […]

Long Beach News

17TH ANNUAL EASTER WALK: FUNDRAISER FOR THE AIDS C.A.R.E PROGRAM
[ 0 ] April 14, 2014

17TH ANNUAL EASTER WALK: FUNDRAISER FOR THE AIDS C.A.R.E PROGRAM

  Each year a group of drag queens, kings, sisters, fairies, leather folks, city officials, bunnies and just plain fun-loving people, gather to raise much needed funds for the C.A.R.E. Program at St. Mary’s Hospital in Long Beach. 100 percent of the funds raised are given directly to the cause, with local businesses and supporting sponsors providing free […]

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY: 80 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE
[ 0 ] April 8, 2014

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY: 80 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

by joshua ryan -  The Long Beach Symphony, like many others, has been challenged by the recession that devastated arts organizations throughout almost every community. However, a strong board, strategic planning and the consistent leadership of Executive Director Kelly Ruggirello, has moved the venerable institution forward and ushered in a new era of financial health. […]

JEWELS' GORGEOUS GEMS: APRIL EDITION
[ 0 ] April 5, 2014

JEWELS’ GORGEOUS GEMS: APRIL EDITION

by jewels -  SPRING INTO IT HONEY! IT’S EASTER WALK SEASON!  This year the 17th Annual Easter Walk will be happening on Easter Sunday, April 20! A fundraiser for the C.A.R.E. Program at St. Mary Medical Center. One of our best drag events of the year, we’re hoping it will be the largest one yet! On […]

Los Angeles News

CELEBRATION THEATRE’S VIBRANT VOICE AWARDS
[ 0 ] April 17, 2014

CELEBRATION THEATRE’S VIBRANT VOICE AWARDS

  An appearance by the original ‘Golden Girl‘ Betty White, will highlight Celebration Theatre’s annual Vibrant Voice Awards benefit event taking place on Saturday, April 26 at Sound Stage 19, CBS Studio Center in Studio City. White along with her current co-stars from Hot in Cleveland, Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick will be […]

RAGE REPORT/REVIEWS: Godzilla, Gatsby & Greatness at TCM FEST 2014
[ 0 ] April 15, 2014

RAGE REPORT/REVIEWS: Godzilla, Gatsby & Greatness at TCM FEST 2014

by chris carpenter -  The 5th annual TCM Classic Film Festival, which just concluded April 13th in Hollywood, also marked the 20th anniversary of cineastes’ cable channel of choice. True to form, the four-day event celebrated blockbusters and little-seen treasures as well as actors and filmmakers from the silent era through the 1960’s. Increasingly, though, […]

25TH ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS: VISIBLE AND UNDERSTOOD
[ 0 ] April 8, 2014

25TH ANNUAL GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS: VISIBLE AND UNDERSTOOD

by chris carpenter -  For a quarter of a century, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has recognized and honored each year’s media achievements in presenting fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that effect our lives. Having grown to 20 English-language categories and nine Spanish-language categories, the […]

Palm Springs News

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 […]

NOT SO INNOCENT HITS ALL THE NOTES
[ 0 ] March 12, 2014

NOT SO INNOCENT HITS ALL THE NOTES

by thom senzee -  BRIGHT, FUN, HARDCORE AND EVEN A LITTLE VANILLA We caught up with Bill Freyer, co-owner of the desert’s newest adult boutique, Not So Innocent (NSI) on Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, to ask him a few questions about what makes NSI not so innocent after all. Freyer was co-owner of San […]

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