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ERIC FANNING BECOMES FIRST OPENLY GAY MAN TO BE CONFIRMED ARMY SECRETARY

ERIC FANNING BECOMES FIRST OPENLY GAY MAN TO BE CONFIRMED ARMY SECRETARY

[ 0 ] May 17, 2016

  The U.S. Senate has confirmed Eric Fanning to be the next U.S. Secretary of the Army, making him the first openly LGBT leader of a U.S. military service. Matt Thorn, Executive Director of OutServe-SLDN has issued the following statement: “Eight months ago our Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama nominated a man who has a resume […]

LAVERNE COX TO STAR IN UPCOMING CBS LAW DRAMA 'DOUBT'

LAVERNE COX TO STAR IN UPCOMING CBS LAW DRAMA ‘DOUBT’

[ 0 ] May 16, 2016

from edge media network –  From “Orange is the New Black” to Fox’s broadcast of “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Laverne Cox has landed another major role: Deadline reports Cox will co-star in the CBS law drama “Doubt.” The series will also star Katherine Heigl. The show is being produced by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, who […]

FILMOUT COMES OF AGE

FILMOUT COMES OF AGE

[ 0 ] May 12, 2016

by ken knox –  As it enters its 18th year, San Diego’s FilmOut Film Festival continues to put the focus back on quality LGBT filmmaking. For many, turning 18 is a monumental experience in one’s life. It is typically the year when people are considered to have reached the age of adult maturity. That’s certainly […]

ARE WE CAPABLE OF PRESERVING FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY?

ARE WE CAPABLE OF PRESERVING FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY?

[ 0 ] May 11, 2016

Think About It – by william e kelly Mindful of the impact that the 2012 presidential elections would have for decades to come, in that year’s December issue I wrote, “…there are no magical wands or miracle elixirs to make every man, woman and child of the same mind, race, color, religion, political ideology, social, […]

WHY WE STILL MARCH: JUSTICE AND PRIDE FOR ALL

WHY WE STILL MARCH: JUSTICE AND PRIDE FOR ALL

[ 0 ] May 10, 2016

gender 101 by porter gilberg –  As Long Beach gears up for the 33rd Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival and Parade taking place Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22 this year, I’m thinking about our community’s collective history. Pride parades have their roots in commemorating the historic Stonewall Riots. The first Long Beach Pride […]

NEWSIES: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS!

NEWSIES: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS!

[ 0 ] May 10, 2016

by joel martens –  Like many theatrical tales, Newsies is based on a true story pulled from history’s pages. In this case, it’s a story directly associated with the pages of New York’s two most powerful news sources The New York World and The New York Journal, owned by tycoons Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph […]

THE RIPPLE EFFECT: A STAPLE FOR THE LGBT COMMUNITY TAKES ITS FINAL BOW

THE RIPPLE EFFECT: A STAPLE FOR THE LGBT COMMUNITY TAKES ITS FINAL BOW

[ 1 ] May 9, 2016

by tony reverditto –  The backstory of Ripples at Belmont Shore in Long Beach, has a history that dates back to the 1950s. The space was an “under the radar” bar called Oceania and was a haven for the repressed gay scene in those days. Closed in 1968, the location was next purchased by actor John […]

MAY THEATRE BRIEFS

MAY THEATRE BRIEFS

[ 0 ] May 7, 2016

  CHRIS BOTTI WITH PACIFIC SYMPHONY Back by popular demand for an all-new show, the world’s most popular trumpeter, Chris Botti returns to Pacific Symphony for a concert overflowing with his astute mastery, as he effortlessly crosses the boundaries of jazz, classical, rock and pop. Botti makes his fourth Pacific Symphony appearance for a night […]

RAINBOW REEL FILM FEST: CELEBRATING LONG BEACH PRIDE

RAINBOW REEL FILM FEST: CELEBRATING LONG BEACH PRIDE

[ 0 ] May 6, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Although it is located a good 30 miles from the glitz and glamor of Hollywood, the Filmmakers’ Gallery of Long Beach is rapidly becoming known within the movie industry. The intimate screening room is located at 2238 E. Broadway, just down from Hot Java and other popular LGBTQ establishments. It recently […]

KESHA COMING OUT TO SUPPORT SAN DIEGO PRIDE

KESHA COMING OUT TO SUPPORT SAN DIEGO PRIDE

[ 0 ] April 21, 2016

  San Diego Pride has announced that multiplatinum artist Kesha will be headlining Saturday night at San Diego’s Pride Music Festival. Kesha has used her international fame as a platform to educate others about the LGBT community, highlight inequality, and empower others to be themselves unapologetically. Her 2010 anthem “We R Who We R” was […]

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