• WHEN WE RISE

    WHEN WE RISE

    Dustin Lance Black Foundations In LGBT History ~ by joel martens ~ Question: How many of you have seen an accurate representation of what the early days of the LGBT movement looked like? If your answer is something like “Very few,” you wouldn’t be alone in that assessment. Precious little is available to illustrating the […]

  • HEARTS ON FIRE

    HEARTS ON FIRE

    Is Your Valentine Mr. Right or Mr. Wrong? ~ by dr. greg cason ~ He’s hot, he’s hung and he’s hooked on you. Finally, it seems the stars have aligned and you’ve landed a great guy just in time for Valentine’s Day. But you’re wondering, is this just a convenient infatuation or is he really […]

  • DEKKOO

    DEKKOO

    STREAMING GAY CULTURE Creating Content With Brian Sokel ~ by joel martens ~ The media universe is one that has changed quite dramatically in recent years. The act of producing a film or television series, once only the purview of large studios, has evolved far beyond the giants who once controlled what we saw, who […]

  • Love LGBTQ-Style on The Silver Screen

    Love LGBTQ-Style on The Silver Screen

    by chris carpenter –   Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Cupid’s bow and arrows are at the ready. Some hope to be love-struck, while others may do everything they can to dodge his amorous arsenal. Either way, there is little doubt that love will be in the air for the next few […]

  • THE BEST OF THE BEST IN FILM AND TELEVISION: A GAY PERSPECTIVE

    THE BEST OF THE BEST IN FILM AND TELEVISION: A GAY PERSPECTIVE

    . GALECA Announces 2017 Nominees: And The Dorian Goes To… The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA.org) comprised of over 170 reputable film/TV critics and entertainment journalists across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., today revealed its nominees for the best in film and television of 2016. The selections come across 24 categories, from […]

National News

Rachel Lindsay Named ABC's First Black 'Bachelorette'

Rachel Lindsay Named ABC’s First Black ‘Bachelorette’

[ 0 ] February 14, 2017

from edge media network –  ABC has named a black woman as its “Bachelorette” for the first time in the show’s history. Rachel Lindsay will lead the 13th season of “The Bachelor” spinoff. The announcement came Monday night on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The news is somewhat of a spoiler for fans of the ongoing […]

Grammys Add 1st Man, Transgender Woman as Trophy Presenters

Grammys Add 1st Man, Transgender Woman as Trophy Presenters

[ 0 ] February 10, 2017

from edge media network –  At Sunday’s Grammys, a man and a transgender woman will join the so-called trophy girls who bring music’s top honors onstage. It’s a change that puts the Grammys in the front ranks of awards diversity. “To be honest, the idea of a ‘trophy girl’ has felt antiquated for some time […]

Watch: 'Orange is the New Black' Season 5 Gets Trailer, Release Date

Watch: ‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 5 Gets Trailer, Release Date

[ 0 ] February 8, 2017

from edge media network –  Netflix dropped the first trailer for the fifth season of “Orange is the New Black” Wednesday, as EW notes. The streaming service also revealed the release date for the upcoming season: You can tune into the ladies of Litchfield on Friday, June 9. A number of stars are returning to the […]

San Diego News

MARDI GRAS 2017: The Return of Hillcrest’s Original Fat Tuesday

MARDI GRAS 2017: The Return of Hillcrest’s Original Fat Tuesday

[ 0 ] February 15, 2017

by tim parks – When February’s page is turned on the calendar, most people associate the second month of the year with the hearts and flowers of Valentine’s Day. However, there’s another reason to enjoy the shortest month of the year—Mardi Gras—with its offerings of boys, masks, beads and booze! The root of Mardi Gras, […]

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL - "What a Way to Make a Living"

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL – “What a Way to Make a Living”

[ 0 ] February 6, 2017

by lisa lipsey – Get ready for a wild romp as San Diego Musical Theatre presents the regional premiere of 9 to 5: The Musical. Based on the film that starred three living legends: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton, 9 to 5: The Musical features music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner Parton, with […]

The Recovery Ride Returns to San Diego

The Recovery Ride Returns to San Diego

[ 0 ] January 25, 2017

The Recovery Ride is excited to announce that its second annual charity bike event will take place on Sunday, January 29, 2017. This year’s event, whose beneficiary partners will be Stepping Stone of San Diego and The San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative, is intended to kick off 2017 with a healthy activity, fulfill New Year’s […]

Orange County News

February Theatre Briefs - Orange & Los Angeles Counties

February Theatre Briefs – Orange & Los Angeles Counties

[ 0 ] February 7, 2017

AIDA Experience Verdi’s impeccable musical genius at its most voluptuous, when Pacific Symphony delivers the concert opera, Aida. The opera recounts the doomed, love triangle of an Egyptian princess, a young, Nubian slave girl and the soldier they both love. Set amid the chaos and political upheaval of ancient Egypt, Aida unfolds its edge-of-your-seat story […]

FORTUNE FEIMSTER: It's All About Sips & Giggles

FORTUNE FEIMSTER: It’s All About Sips & Giggles

[ 0 ] February 7, 2017

by tim parks – Openly gay comedian Fortune Feimster has crafted a successful career out of a whim, mining her sense of humor into treasured comedy gold. Okay, now that we have gotten all of the Fortune puns out of the way, let’s get down to the brass tacks about this very talented lady. The […]

Segerstrom Center’s Annual Off Center Festival Returns in January

Segerstrom Center’s Annual Off Center Festival Returns in January

[ 0 ] January 11, 2017

Featuring an All-New Lineup of Creative, Contemporary and Sometimes Controversial Artists and shows. Segerstrom Center’s annual Off Center Festival returns January 12 – 28, 2017 with an acclaimed line-up of creative, contemporary and sometimes controversial artists and shows. The festival will present Keith A. Wallace in The Bitter Game, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Marga Gomez […]

Long Beach News

The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach Denounces Trump Administration Rescission of Title IX Protections for Transgender Students

The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach Denounces Trump Administration Rescission of Title IX Protections for Transgender Students

[ 0 ] February 22, 2017

  Today President Donald Trump’s Administration, including newly confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, rescinded Title IX guidance that protects transgender and gender nonconforming students’ equal access to educational opportunities across the nation. The rollback of these protections will allow many states and school districts to discriminate against transgender and […]

Jazz Vocalist Denzal Sinclaire Brings the Nat King Cole Songbook to Life with Long Beach Symphony

Jazz Vocalist Denzal Sinclaire Brings the Nat King Cole Songbook to Life with Long Beach Symphony

[ 0 ] February 14, 2017

Romance will be in the air when the Long Beach Symphony POPS! orchestra and vocalist Denzal Sinclaire pay tribute to the love songs of American music legend, Nat King Cole, at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18 in the Long Beach Arena (300 E. Ocean Blvd.). Featuring ten of the biggest hits made famous by Nat, […]

Los Angeles County LGBT Community Events in February

Los Angeles County LGBT Community Events in February

[ 0 ] February 6, 2017

DIE KRÄNKEN: SPRAYED WITH TEARS ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries at 909 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles is the world’s largest repositories of LGBTQ materials. The unique collection includes: Books and periodicals, audiovisuals, art and photography, posters, textiles and objects, as well as subject files, a broad digital library […]

Los Angeles News

TWO IN THE BUSCH: "Die, Mommie, Die’s" Drew Droege and Ryan Bergmann

TWO IN THE BUSCH: “Die, Mommie, Die’s” Drew Droege and Ryan Bergmann

[ 0 ] February 8, 2017

by tim parks –  What do you have, when you combine a washed-up Hollywood maven wanting to resurrect her career, her distant husband, a well-endowed on-the-side lover and two horrible children? Well, if you add a splash of film noir, a dash of camp and a big heaping teaspoon of strong female lead, then you […]

February Theatre Briefs - Orange & Los Angeles Counties

February Theatre Briefs – Orange & Los Angeles Counties

[ 0 ] February 7, 2017

AIDA Experience Verdi’s impeccable musical genius at its most voluptuous, when Pacific Symphony delivers the concert opera, Aida. The opera recounts the doomed, love triangle of an Egyptian princess, a young, Nubian slave girl and the soldier they both love. Set amid the chaos and political upheaval of ancient Egypt, Aida unfolds its edge-of-your-seat story […]

Los Angeles County LGBT Community Events in February

Los Angeles County LGBT Community Events in February

[ 0 ] February 6, 2017

DIE KRÄNKEN: SPRAYED WITH TEARS ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries at 909 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles is the world’s largest repositories of LGBTQ materials. The unique collection includes: Books and periodicals, audiovisuals, art and photography, posters, textiles and objects, as well as subject files, a broad digital library […]

Palm Springs News

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 […]

DESERT RAGE

DESERT RAGE

[ 0 ] November 10, 2016

SASHA SCARLETT RECOMMENDS: Wondering what else is happening in the Desert? Other than I’m returning to my home there?  (Have I really become a snowbird?) Come visit Palm Springs at the peak of “The Season,” gorgeous November. If you followed October’s column, you know that Palm Springs Pride is here and there is much to […]

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 […]

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