• DJ JOE GAUTHREAUX

    DJ JOE GAUTHREAUX

    CIRCUIT DAZE ~ by tim parks ~ When DJ Joe Gauthreaux gets the party started on Saturday, July 16 at the San Diego Hall of Champions for the Bill Hardt’s Circuit Daze event, he will not only bring with him his equipment and remixes of popular artists, but some of his own original songs, as […]

  • PRIDE UNITES THE WORLD

    PRIDE UNITES THE WORLD

    SAN DIEGO CELEBRATES 2016 ~ by joel martens ~ We in the LGBT community, have a long history of finding unique ways to come together in the face of adversity. To socialize, connect and to find a sense of community as a way to fight the isolation of the closet. Fear and violence often made […]

  • ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

    ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

    PATSY AND EDINA: WE’RE BACK SWEETIE, DARLING! ~ by joel martens ~ If you were conscious during the ‘90s—rather unlike our two misanthropic heroines—you had to be aware of the British phenome Absolutely Fabulous, the long-running series featuring PR mavin Edina Monsoon and fashion tastemaker Patsy Stone. Oozing glitz and glamour and living the high […]

  • WELL-STRUNG

    WELL-STRUNG

    AN UNEXPECTED QUARTET ~ by joel martens ~ What do two violins, a viola and a cello have in common… besides the obvious strings attached? In this case, the thread that binds this group together consists of four gifted men, intuitively drawing bows across their respective “well-strung” instruments, as they create a unique range of […]

  • STEVE GRAND

    STEVE GRAND

    LOVING THAT ALL AMERICAN BOY ~ by joel martens ~ What you see is what you get…It’s a line we’ve all heard. Typically, it’s an indication of seeing something and making a judgment call based on its surface value. How often in life has that particular trick backfired? The web’s modus operandi, is a fine-tuned […]

National News

AHEAD OF 'ALL STARS,' 'RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE' RENEWED FOR SEASON 9

AHEAD OF ‘ALL STARS,’ ‘RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE’ RENEWED FOR SEASON 9

[ 0 ] July 20, 2016

edge media network –  It’s a good time to be a “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fan! Logo revealed Wednesday that the popular drag queen competition show will return for a ninth season, Variety reports. The announcement comes weeks before the second season of “RuPaul’s All Star Drag Race” debuts and just days after the series picked up […]

LANCE BASS TO HOST LOGO'S GAY 'BACHELOR' SHOW, 'FINDING PRINCE CHARMING'

LANCE BASS TO HOST LOGO’S GAY ‘BACHELOR’ SHOW, ‘FINDING PRINCE CHARMING’

[ 0 ] July 12, 2016

Edge Media Network It’s been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter that Logo is indeed developing “Bachelor”-style series with a gay twist: “Finding Prince Charming” is a gay dating show where 13 “charming and gorgeous” men will live together in a mansion in Los Angeles. They’re all vying for “the nation’s most eligible gay heartthrob, who […]

TRANSGENDER AD TO AIR DURING GOP CONVENTION

TRANSGENDER AD TO AIR DURING GOP CONVENTION

[ 0 ] July 11, 2016

Edge Media Network –  A national television ad during the Republican National Convention will aim to educate viewers about discrimination against transgender people. A coalition of LGBT advocacy groups called Fairness USA will air the 60-second ad on FOX News Channel on July 21, the final night of the convention. Ineke Mushovic, executive director of […]

San Diego News

H2O SUSHI & IZAKAYA RESTAURANT DEBUTS IN SAN DIEGO

H2O SUSHI & IZAKAYA RESTAURANT DEBUTS IN SAN DIEGO

[ 0 ] July 26, 2016

Japanese Gastropub Makes Big Splash in Hillcrest The Octopus Restaurant Group of Los Angeles, with over 20 restaurants in their inspired award winning collection, is formally debuting its newest sushi restaurant, H2O Sushi & Izakaya in San Diego on Fifth Avenue in Hillcrest. The Japanese gastropub will be located in the space formerly occupied by […]

DJ BARRY HARRIS: PRODUCING “THUNDER” OF HIS OWN SPECIAL KIND!

DJ BARRY HARRIS: PRODUCING “THUNDER” OF HIS OWN SPECIAL KIND!

[ 0 ] July 8, 2016

by bill biss –  It’s been since 2002, don’t ya know… Since I first was enthralled with the dance remixes from Barry Harris and Chris Cox of Thunderpuss. This dynamic duo has branched out into their own lucrative careers as a force field of individual creations, now. Hearing that DJ Barry Harris is manning the […]

SAN DIEGO PRIDE EVENTS SPONSORED BY THE RAGE MONTHLY

SAN DIEGO PRIDE EVENTS SPONSORED BY THE RAGE MONTHLY

[ 0 ] July 7, 2016

LAUNCH The Rob Benzon Foundation celebrates 17 years of giving with their annual San Diego Pride Kickoff Party. Starting out as a small, back yard celebration, Launch has grown to be one of San Diego’s premier and most popular Pride events over its 17 year history. Launch is the “Party with a Purpose,” returning 100 […]

Orange County News

THE HILLS ARE..."REVIVED" WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC

THE HILLS ARE…”REVIVED” WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC

[ 0 ] July 12, 2016

by tony reverditto – The Sound of Music is a staple of musical theatre and there’s a brand new version touring America. But, just in case you don’t know the story, the true story is based on Austria’s von Trapp Family Singers. The celebrated film adaptation starred Julie Andrews as Maria, a young nun who […]

ALIVE AT FIFTEEN

ALIVE AT FIFTEEN

[ 0 ] July 11, 2016

by ken knox –  Orange County’s Gay Men’s Chorus, MenAlive, Celebrates Its Fifteenth Birthday (And The “New Millennium”) With A Tribute To Musicals Of The 21st Century. There is something unique about seeing live performances, especially when done by community groups,” says Bob Gunn, the artistic director of MenAlive, the Orange County Gay Men’s Chorus. “There’s just […]

HELLO DOLLY “IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK WHERE YOU BELONG!”

HELLO DOLLY “IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK WHERE YOU BELONG!”

[ 0 ] July 9, 2016

by tony reverditto –  Most remember the 1969 film version starring Barbra Streisand, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, or the ten-time, Tony Award-winning musical version based on Thornton Wilder’s play The Matchmaker, both featuring music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (Mame and La Cage aux Folles). It’s the turn of the century and […]

Long Beach News

RAGE REVIEWS:  BOUVIERS & CON MEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT

RAGE REVIEWS: BOUVIERS & CON MEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT

[ 0 ] July 20, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Popular movies have been serving as inspiration for Broadway musicals for at least the past two decades.  The Producers, Hairspray, The Lion King and Kinky Boots all originated on the silver screen.  The much-admired 1975 documentary Grey Gardens and 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels are additional, somewhat more surprising picks for musicalization […]

AN EVENING OF REMEMBRANCE AND HEALING: COMMUNITY GATHERING IN RESPONSE TO EVENTS IN ORLANDO

AN EVENING OF REMEMBRANCE AND HEALING: COMMUNITY GATHERING IN RESPONSE TO EVENTS IN ORLANDO

[ 0 ] June 16, 2016

Several community groups and leaders will convene a gathering of remembrance and healing in response to the recent mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. The gathering will be held on Thursday, June 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Temple Israel (269 Loma Avenue in Long Beach). The developing list of sponsors for the evening includes: The LGBTQ Center […]

JEWELS’ GEMS: JUNE EDITION

JEWELS’ GEMS: JUNE EDITION

[ 0 ] June 7, 2016

  Pride Season is in full swing! After an action-packed Long Beach Pride weekend full of fabulous pool parties, parades, and festival action, the season continues in West Hollywood with LA Pride from Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12. The bevy of celebrations leading up to the large festival days are somewhat overwhelming, but […]

Los Angeles News

RAGE REVIEWS:  BOUVIERS & CON MEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT

RAGE REVIEWS: BOUVIERS & CON MEN IN THE SPOTLIGHT

[ 0 ] July 20, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Popular movies have been serving as inspiration for Broadway musicals for at least the past two decades.  The Producers, Hairspray, The Lion King and Kinky Boots all originated on the silver screen.  The much-admired 1975 documentary Grey Gardens and 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels are additional, somewhat more surprising picks for musicalization […]

HELLO DOLLY “IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK WHERE YOU BELONG!”

HELLO DOLLY “IT’S SO NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK WHERE YOU BELONG!”

[ 0 ] July 9, 2016

by tony reverditto –  Most remember the 1969 film version starring Barbra Streisand, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, or the ten-time, Tony Award-winning musical version based on Thornton Wilder’s play The Matchmaker, both featuring music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (Mame and La Cage aux Folles). It’s the turn of the century and […]

LGBTQ MOVIES... WHO YA GONNA CALL? OUTFEST 2016!

LGBTQ MOVIES… WHO YA GONNA CALL? OUTFEST 2016!

[ 0 ] July 7, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Lesbian lawmakers, real-life gay porn stars, the world’s first lady ghostbusters and sexually-searching Asian Americans will headline some of the most anxiously anticipated movies at Outfest 2016 this month. The 34th annual Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival runs Thursday, July 7 through Sunday, July 17 at multiple venues in the L.A./Hollywood […]

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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