• DEL SHORES

    DEL SHORES

    A VERY SORDID ENDING L.A. Premiere ~ by joel martens ~   Few can wear such a heavy mantle. Especially one hoarding so many creative endowments beneath including: Writer/director/producer/actor/stand-up comedian. Del Shores certainly is one of them and thankfully, he has graciously shared those proficiencies, making us laugh, cry and examine our place in society’s jigsaw […]

  • IRA GLASS

    IRA GLASS

    ON THE ROAD WITH THIS AMERICAN LIFE ~ by joel martens ~ If you haven’t heard of NPR’s This American Life, it’s high time for you to discover this wonderful gem. The weekly episodic radio show, hosted by the indomitable Ira Glass, is a jewel in the crown of American broadcasting. The show follows a […]

  • TODRICK HALL

    TODRICK HALL

    STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ Hold On To Your Broomsticks, Bitches! ~ by joel martens ~ “Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore…” That’s the indelible line Judy Garland made famous, as she landed amongst the Munchkins in the fabled, fairytale land of Oz. Rightly so, for many a gay man, she and the beloved musical […]

  • LEVI KREIS

    LEVI KREIS

    BACK WHERE HE BELONGS HELLO LEVI! ~ by shawn schikora ~ The out singer/songwriter and Tony-winning actor Levi Kreis (for his portrayal of Jerry Lee Lewis in the smash Million Dollar Quartet), has long openly shared his journey, never flinching from voicing his feelings—and experiences—regarding topics ranging from sexuality, spirituality, politics, religion, drug use and […]

  • THAILAND

    THAILAND

    A TROVE OF TREASURES ~ by joel martens ~ Nine plus hours on a plane heading west from L.A. to Bangkok, with a three-hour 40-minute layover in Shanghai and you end up arriving three days after you left. It seemingly makes no sense, right? Then the return trip, which is of course the same interval, […]

National News

Disney Introduces Groundbreaking Interracial Lesbian Couple

Disney Introduces Groundbreaking Interracial Lesbian Couple

[ 0 ] August 8, 2017

from our media partner EDGE MEDIA NETWORK – Disney has broken new ground by introducing a multiracial, two-mom family, with the characters voiced by lesbian actors. The Daily Dot reports that a recent episode of the Disney show “Doc McStuffins” features Wanda Sykes and Portia de Rossi as the voices of doll-like lesbian moms who […]

Radio Show Host for 'Breakfast Club' Apologizes for Transphobic Jokes

Radio Show Host for ‘Breakfast Club’ Apologizes for Transphobic Jokes

[ 0 ] August 7, 2017

from our media partner edge media network –  After a wave of backlash from Twitter and transgender activists like Janet Mock and Laverne Cox, a host of the popular radio show “The Breakfast Club” is apologizing for transphobic comments he made last month. On a recent episode of “The Breakfast Club” comedian Lil Duval joked about violence […]

First Trailer for Gay Drama 'Call Me By Your Name' Released

First Trailer for Gay Drama ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Released

[ 0 ] August 1, 2017

from edge media network –   The first official trailer for Luca Guadagnino’s new film, the gay drama “Call Me By Your Name” has hit the web. The highly anticipated film, which is in the Oscars’ conversation and is based on the novel of the same name by Andre Aciman, has received rave reviews after […]

San Diego News

THE RAINBOW TOUR: San Diego Repertory Theatre's "Evita"

THE RAINBOW TOUR: San Diego Repertory Theatre’s “Evita”

[ 0 ] August 14, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  The world has been fascinated by the short, but accomplished and ambitious life, of Eva Perón…And rightly so. Coming from a small town of working class poor, Perón made it to the big city of Buenos Aires at 15. She became a major radio and stage star by age 22, the […]

HRC’S RISE GALA: Making Strides and Recognizing Senator Toni Atkins

HRC’S RISE GALA: Making Strides and Recognizing Senator Toni Atkins

[ 0 ] August 8, 2017

by tim parks – During her political career, Senator Toni Atkins has made significant strides towards breaking down barriers. She has offered a powerful voice for the LGBT community, whether during her time in the San Diego City Council, or in her position as a member of the California State Senate. She is the third […]

The Time Has Come! The QUEENS OF SEASON 9 are Ready to Rock The Catwalk

The Time Has Come! The QUEENS OF SEASON 9 are Ready to Rock The Catwalk

[ 0 ] August 7, 2017

The queens from Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race are finished with the VH1 show and now they’re out and about and taking no hostages during their raucous, live stage show tour. Season 9 winner, Sasha Velour, as well as Shea Coulee, Aja, Alexis Michelle and Nina Bonina Brown, along with hostess with the mostess, […]

Orange County News

Immerse Yourself in Summer with Wine, Food, Cocktails and Chefs at PACIFIC WINE & FOOD CLASSIC

Immerse Yourself in Summer with Wine, Food, Cocktails and Chefs at PACIFIC WINE & FOOD CLASSIC

[ 0 ] August 7, 2017

by tony reverditto –  Pacific Wine and Food Classic is an extraordinary world-class culinary experience offering guests the chance to taste bites from 50 of Southern California’s top chefs as they explore over 100 food, premium wine and cocktail stations. The event also features a live cooking stage, with culinary demonstrations from an impressive lineup […]

TEATRO ALLA SCALA BALLET COMPANY Makes Rare West Coast Visit with the Ballet Classic Giselle at Segerstrom Center

TEATRO ALLA SCALA BALLET COMPANY Makes Rare West Coast Visit with the Ballet Classic Giselle at Segerstrom Center

[ 0 ] July 20, 2017

Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company in an exclusive West Coast engagement performing Giselle, Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30. One of the finest examples of romantic ballet, Giselle is the tale of love, betrayal and redemption between the peasant girl Giselle and Prince Albrecht. It was a triumph […]

Come to the FUN HOME with Robert Petkoff

Come to the FUN HOME with Robert Petkoff

[ 0 ] July 18, 2017

by bill biss –  An innovative musical hit the “Great White Way” in 2015, called Fun Home, a show that was nominated for twelve Tony Awards and won five of the highest honors for a musical, capturing the Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, Best Direction and Best Leading Actor in a […]

Long Beach News

SOUTH BAY LGBT CENTER - Celebrating Pride, Unity and Equality One Step at a Time

SOUTH BAY LGBT CENTER – Celebrating Pride, Unity and Equality One Step at a Time

[ 0 ] August 7, 2017

by tony reverditto –   Formerly known as the South Bay Lesbian and Gay Community Organization (SBLGCO), The South Bay LGBT Center came into existence in 1989, when ten women met and talked about the possibility of creating an organized lesbian and gay presence in the South Bay/Redondo Beach area. A survey was conducted to […]

SILENT SKY - Los Angeles Premiere Comes to International City Theatre in Long Beach

SILENT SKY – Los Angeles Premiere Comes to International City Theatre in Long Beach

[ 0 ] August 6, 2017

Decades before Hidden Figures the Academy Award-nominated film made them famous, astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921) and her female colleagues at the Harvard Observatory acted as “human computers,” using math and measurement to chart the skies. Without ever being allowed to touch a telescope—a task prohibited to women at the turn of the 20th century—Leavitt […]

TY HERNDON

TY HERNDON

[ 0 ] May 12, 2017

HOUSE ON FIRE ~ by joel martens ~ Opening the closet door is something that we all must face at some point. Easy for some of us who enjoy a more accepting environment perhaps and more difficult for those who live in a world that can exact a dear price for being “outside the norm.” […]

Los Angeles News

RAGE Reviews: Opening Nights

RAGE Reviews: Opening Nights

[ 0 ] August 15, 2017

  by chris carpenter Health and family issues conspired, sadly, to prevent me from attending an opening night at Los Angeles’ storied Ahmanson Theatre since the end of last year.  Thankfully, I was able to break out of this vicious cycle last week in time for the L.A. premiere of The Curious Incident of the […]

DTLA PROUD FESTIVAL - Back and Bigger in 2017

DTLA PROUD FESTIVAL – Back and Bigger in 2017

[ 0 ] August 7, 2017

Celebrating its second year in Downtown Los Angeles and in honor of the growing LGBT community that has taken residence there, the DTLA Proud Festival is expanding its reach. Last year’s one-day festival now becomes two and it’s all taking place on Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27 in downtown’s famed Pershing Square Park […]

SOUTH BAY LGBT CENTER - Celebrating Pride, Unity and Equality One Step at a Time

SOUTH BAY LGBT CENTER – Celebrating Pride, Unity and Equality One Step at a Time

[ 0 ] August 7, 2017

by tony reverditto –   Formerly known as the South Bay Lesbian and Gay Community Organization (SBLGCO), The South Bay LGBT Center came into existence in 1989, when ten women met and talked about the possibility of creating an organized lesbian and gay presence in the South Bay/Redondo Beach area. A survey was conducted to […]

Palm Springs News

SoCal Leather Productions presents California Drummer Contest

SoCal Leather Productions presents California Drummer Contest

[ 0 ] June 9, 2017

  On June 30, 2017 SoCal Leather Productions will hold the next California Drummer Contest weekend in Cathedral City, California at the Barracks Bar. California Drummer is a regional event of Drummer North America. California Drummer is a fetish weekend which begins Friday, June 30th concluding Sunday, July 2nd. The weekend will start off with […]

An Early Easter Surprise: LADY BUNNY Hot on the Trail

An Early Easter Surprise: LADY BUNNY Hot on the Trail

[ 0 ] March 13, 2017

by lisa lipsey –  Lady Bunny is back in town and she’s got a little “somethin’-somethin’” to fill your basket…And there’s nothing PC about her bunny tales! As she said during this interview, “We’ve gone so overboard with the ‘word police’ that they’re trying to make Dick Van Dyke change his name to Penis Van […]

Leading On-Demand Massage Provider Soothe Arrives in Palm Springs & Inland Empire

Leading On-Demand Massage Provider Soothe Arrives in Palm Springs & Inland Empire

[ 0 ] November 15, 2016

  Soothe, the world’s largest and fastest-growing on-demand massage service, will arrive in Palm Springs and Inland Empire on November 17, 2016.  On that date, Soothe will be in 48 cities across the United States, Canada, and the U.K., Soothe brings vetted, certified massage therapists to customers’ home, office, or hotel in as little as one hour. The company plans to expand […]

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