GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS
“The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. They also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories from the LGBTQ community that build support for equality.” This year marks the 28th annual ceremony for the organization and nominees run the gamut in the media world, from films such as Moonlight and Star Trek Beyond to television’s Transparent, The Real O’Neals, Grey’s Anatomy, Black-ish, Grace and Frankie as well as Modern Family, along with many other categories, including news media, artists and programming. ““For nearly 30 years, the GLAAD Media Awards have set the bar for media representations of LGBTQ people,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “At a time when progress is at a critical juncture, it is imperative that Hollywood tell more LGBTQ stories that reflect the community’s rich diversity.” The GLAAD Media Awards takes place at the Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills on Saturday, April 1.
For tickets and more information, go to: glaad.org/mediaawards/losangeles.
“All four elements were happening in equal measure—the cuisine, the wine, the service, and the overall ambience. It taught me that dining could happen at a spiritual level.” —Charlie Trotter. A wonderful quote by an outstanding man, proving once again that the alchemy of good wine, food and wonderful company are always an inspiring combination. On Saturday, March 25, challenge your senses as you sample extraordinary foods from 40 plus partners, including celebrity chefs from some of L.A.’s favorite restaurants, along with great wines, spirits, juices and coffees…It will all be at Simply DiVine. What a better way to connect the LGBTQ community, build and grow relationships, while at the same time, help raise much needed funds in support of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center? Get exclusive access with a Club VIP Lounge ticket: Private bartenders from The Abbey, rare, high-end wine tasting and savory bites prepared by celebrity chefs Susan Feniger (Border Grill, The Blue Window), Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill Restaurants & Truck), Kajsa Alger (The Blue Window), J. Scot Jones (Crossroads) and more!
For tickets and more information, go to: simplydivinela.org.
GMCLA HE HAD IT COMING
“He had it coming, he had it coming. He only had himself to blame. If you’d have been there, if you’d have seen it, I betcha you would have done the same…” Leaves the door pretty wide open, now doesn’t it? The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) invites you to discover the answer, as they walk down one very famous lane and probe the Great White Way’s biggest hits and hidden gems. “From classics of the Golden Age to today’s Tony award-winners, experience the dazzle, flair and savoir faire that only a group of over 250 gay men can deliver!” “He Had It Coming” is one of said classic tunes, taken from the Tony Award-winning show Chicago and the chosen title GMCLA has proffered to represent their raucous romp through timeless classics you know and love (and probably some you don’t…Know, that is). The show takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2 at the beautiful Alex Theatre in Glendale. The added bonus? During the evening’s fun Broadway, television and film star, Alan Cumming, will be on hand to share his extraordinary talents live on stage with the men of GMCLA (Look for our February 2016 interview with him online at ragemonthly.com)!
For tickets and more information, go to: gmcla.org.