• KARAMO BROWN

    KARAMO BROWN

      OWNing Your Life ~ by joel martens ~ It has been a long, long ride since The Real World launched the fledgling Karamo Brown from the nest of the show’s host city, Philadelphia back in 2004.  Fame was quick and hot for a time and somewhat fleeting for the 20-year-old once the cameras were […]

  • THE TRANSFORMATION OF JEFFREY TAMBOR IN 'TRANSPARENT'

    THE TRANSFORMATION OF JEFFREY TAMBOR IN ‘TRANSPARENT’

    by tim parks -  Usually when you hear the term “character actor” bandied about, it is often in the context of, “You know, it’s that one guy… What is his name? He was on that TV show.” That is not the case for Jeffrey Tambor, the actor who has left an indelible mark with his […]

  • LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER: BLAZING TRAILS TO BETTER LIVES FOR FOSTER YOUTH

    LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER: BLAZING TRAILS TO BETTER LIVES FOR FOSTER YOUTH

    by thom senzee -  The Los Angeles LGBT Center has long pioneered issues important to the LGBT community; frequently aiming its ever-growing toolkit specifically at the special challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bi, transgender and queer youth. One of The Center’s latest trailblazing excursions into addressing the needs of young LGBTs is a landmark new […]

  • JANE LYNCH - HOW LUCKY CAN YOU GET

    JANE LYNCH – HOW LUCKY CAN YOU GET

    ~ by joel martens ~ As the title of her book says, Jane Lynch’s life has been a series of Happy Accidents. Born in Dolton, Illinois on July 14, 1960, Lynch was like many other young Midwesterners, who upon seeing the lights of the big city, was enthralled and wanted more. Though perhaps in her […]

  • STEVE MARTIN AND EDIE BRICKELL’S 'BRIGHT STAR' SHINES WITH A.J. SHIVELY

    STEVE MARTIN AND EDIE BRICKELL’S ‘BRIGHT STAR’ SHINES WITH A.J. SHIVELY

    by lisa lipsey -  From award-winning actor, screenwriter and playwright Steve Martin (Roxanne, Father of the Bride and my personal favorite—the sadistic dentist in Little Shop of Horrors) and chart-topping, singer-songwriter Edie Brickell comes Bright Star; a world premiere American musical inspired by the duo’s 2013 Grammy Award-winning song “Love Has Come For You.” Set […]

  • MELISSSA ETHERIDGE

    MELISSSA ETHERIDGE

    THIS IS M.E. ~ by joel martens ~ Integrity. That’s the word that comes to mind after speaking with Melissa Etheridge. She is one of the most popular singer/songwriters of our generation, with millions in album sales and multiple Grammy nominations. If there ever was a musician that represented our LGBT community artistically and in […]

National News

CHRISTIAN MUSIC STAR COMES OUT, HELPS GAY YOUTH
[ 0 ] October 9, 2014

CHRISTIAN MUSIC STAR COMES OUT, HELPS GAY YOUTH

by Winnie McCroy,  EDGE Editor With the 26th anniversary of National Coming Out Day approaching on Saturday, October 11, it’s a good time to look at those adults who are helping our LGBT youth envision a healthy future. Among them is Jennifer Knapp, a former Christian music sensation who came out as lesbian, and formed Inside […]

SCIENTISTS SAY TEST-TUBE PENISES READY IN FIVE YEARS
[ 0 ] October 8, 2014

SCIENTISTS SAY TEST-TUBE PENISES READY IN FIVE YEARS

by Winnie McCroy EDGE Editor The folks who brought us lab-grown vaginas earlier this year now say it won’t be long before they can grow a dong. Scientists project that within five years, they will be able to test these test-tube penises on men “who have suffered a serious injury to the region, had surgery for […]

ACCLAIMED COUNTRY ARTIST AND GAY ACTIVIST CHELY WRIGHT ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW STUDIO ALBUM KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
[ 0 ] September 18, 2014

ACCLAIMED COUNTRY ARTIST AND GAY ACTIVIST CHELY WRIGHT ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW STUDIO ALBUM KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

. September 18, 2014  Chely Wright announced today that she is working on her first studio album since coming out; Wright has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the project. Fans who want to support the project will find a variety of Kickstarter backer benefits ranging from a pre-show meet and greet with Chely, to a […]

San Diego News

HAVING A HUNCH ON THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE
[ 0 ] October 13, 2014

HAVING A HUNCH ON THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

by chris carpenter –   Disney’s 1996 animated adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame may well be the storied studio’s most gay-relevant production to date. The movie was controversial in conservative Christian circles upon its release for that very reason, as well as for its inclusion of more adult than […]

SAN DIEGO'S TRILOGY OF TERROR: PEELING BACK THE SKIN
[ 0 ] October 10, 2014

SAN DIEGO’S TRILOGY OF TERROR: PEELING BACK THE SKIN

by tim parks – THE HAUNTED HOTEL, THE HAUNTED TRAIL & THE SCREAM ZONE It’s that time of year again, when our minds are focused on all things Halloween-related. Whether it’s deciding which costume will best show off your true inner personality, or buying a ticket to the latest horror flick or scarefest; it’s every adult’s […]

STEVE MARTIN AND EDIE BRICKELL’S 'BRIGHT STAR' SHINES WITH A.J. SHIVELY
[ 0 ] October 7, 2014

STEVE MARTIN AND EDIE BRICKELL’S ‘BRIGHT STAR’ SHINES WITH A.J. SHIVELY

by lisa lipsey -  From award-winning actor, screenwriter and playwright Steve Martin (Roxanne, Father of the Bride and my personal favorite—the sadistic dentist in Little Shop of Horrors) and chart-topping, singer-songwriter Edie Brickell comes Bright Star; a world premiere American musical inspired by the duo’s 2013 Grammy Award-winning song “Love Has Come For You.” Set […]

Orange County News

 RIDE FOR A RESON AT ORANGE COUNTY RIDE FOR AIDS
[ 0 ] October 13, 2014

 RIDE FOR A RESON AT ORANGE COUNTY RIDE FOR AIDS

Okay, boys and girls, it’s time to grease up that chain and get your bike on! AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County is gearing up once again on Saturday, October 25 to present their annual one day bike-a-thon fundraising event, touring some of Orange County’s most beautiful scenery. Begun in 2010, this multi-level, multi-race resulted […]

 BOOBOWL: A FUNDRAISER FOR THE CENTER O.C.
[ 0 ] October 9, 2014

 BOOBOWL: A FUNDRAISER FOR THE CENTER O.C.

  This is the “party formerly known as” Homobowl—except this one—unlike the artist formerly known as “you-know-who” has a new name… The BooBowl! The Center Orange County is throwing down the gauntlet to you and your closest dearly departed, to raise them from the dead and turn them into a fundraising machine in support of […]

BARCLAY THEATRE PRESENTS STORM LARGE
[ 0 ] October 6, 2014

BARCLAY THEATRE PRESENTS STORM LARGE

by joshua ryan -  Like her namesake, Storm Large is a force of nature. She first rocketed to fame as a finalist in the moribund TV reality series Rock Star, where she finished as the highest placing female vocalist in an army of men. She then continued her trajectory of success as the penultimate female […]

Long Beach News

JEWELS HALLOWEEN GEMS
[ 0 ] October 11, 2014

JEWELS HALLOWEEN GEMS

by jewels -  HEY THERE SPOOKY FRIENDS! ARE YOU READY FOR HALLOWEEN? October brings cooler weather, fun-filled parties and the most frightening thing of all…. new drag queens! In honor of the day that hatches more queens than any other, let’s go over some of Halloween’s greatest thrills! I hope you’ve all put those new heels […]

'SYMPHONIC SURFIN’ SAFARI' KICKS OFF LONG BEACH SYMPHONY NEW POPS! SEASON
[ 0 ] October 10, 2014

‘SYMPHONIC SURFIN’ SAFARI’ KICKS OFF LONG BEACH SYMPHONY NEW POPS! SEASON

Long Beach Symphony Orchestra invites you to join them for some “good vibrations” at Symphonic Surfin’ Safari, the kickoff celebration to their 2014-2015 POPS! Season on Saturday, October 18. Symphonic Surfin’ Safari will feature Grammy-nominated conductor David Benoit and California beach party band, Papa Doo Run Run. Their high energy, highly interactive shows, highlight classic rock […]

DARK HARBOR: FEAR THE QUEEN
[ 0 ] October 9, 2014

DARK HARBOR: FEAR THE QUEEN

by ken knox -  As they get ready to take to the seas for yet another ghastly fright fest, the producers behind the annual Dark Harbor cruise experience reveal why this is one trip on the Queen Mary that’ll scare you senseless.  Built in the United Kingdom in the 1930s, the Queen Mary’s rich history […]

Los Angeles News

IS HALLOWEEN REALLY A NATIONAL HOLIDAY?
[ 0 ] October 13, 2014

IS HALLOWEEN REALLY A NATIONAL HOLIDAY?

by angelica osborne -  Or, is it just a day for “straights” to experience the joys of being in drag without the stigma? Perhaps, it’s a time for all of us to work out our issues with our alter-egos? A time when you can be a super hero, your long lost dream-career as a sexy […]

NUN... OF THE ABOVE - A LESSON FROM MARIPAT DONOVAN
[ 0 ] October 11, 2014

NUN… OF THE ABOVE – A LESSON FROM MARIPAT DONOVAN

by tony reverditto -  Introducing, the one, the only, Maripat Donovan. This “sister” is a transplant from Chicago, where she attended Catholic school, from grammar to high, on Chicago’s South Side. She found her “wings” working in her high school theatre department and then later, at Loyola University on the city’s North Side. Maripat developed […]

LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER: BLAZING TRAILS TO BETTER LIVES FOR FOSTER YOUTH
[ 0 ] October 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER: BLAZING TRAILS TO BETTER LIVES FOR FOSTER YOUTH

by thom senzee -  The Los Angeles LGBT Center has long pioneered issues important to the LGBT community; frequently aiming its ever-growing toolkit specifically at the special challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bi, transgender and queer youth. One of The Center’s latest trailblazing excursions into addressing the needs of young LGBTs is a landmark new […]

Palm Springs News

MIKE THOMPSON APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER
[ 0 ] April 11, 2014

MIKE THOMPSON APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER

  The LGBT Community Center of the Desert (The Center) announced that the Board has appointed Mike Thompson of Salt Lake City as its new Executive Director. Thompson arrives with a wealth of talent and experience as The Center is poised for growth.  A mission-oriented leader, he is committed to The Center’s mission of enriching […]

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 […]

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