Category: Long Beach

17TH ANNUAL EASTER WALK: FUNDRAISER FOR THE AIDS C.A.R.E PROGRAM

17TH ANNUAL EASTER WALK: FUNDRAISER FOR THE AIDS C.A.R.E PROGRAM

[ 0 ] April 14, 2014

  Each year a group of drag queens, kings, sisters, fairies, leather folks, city officials, bunnies and just plain fun-loving people, gather to raise much needed funds for the C.A.R.E. Program at St. Mary’s Hospital in Long Beach. 100 percent of the funds raised are given directly to the cause, with local businesses and supporting sponsors providing free […]

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY: 80 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY: 80 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

[ 0 ] April 8, 2014

by joshua ryan -  The Long Beach Symphony, like many others, has been challenged by the recession that devastated arts organizations throughout almost every community. However, a strong board, strategic planning and the consistent leadership of Executive Director Kelly Ruggirello, has moved the venerable institution forward and ushered in a new era of financial health. […]

JEWELS' GORGEOUS GEMS: APRIL EDITION

JEWELS’ GORGEOUS GEMS: APRIL EDITION

[ 0 ] April 5, 2014

by jewels -  SPRING INTO IT HONEY! IT’S EASTER WALK SEASON!  This year the 17th Annual Easter Walk will be happening on Easter Sunday, April 20! A fundraiser for the C.A.R.E. Program at St. Mary Medical Center. One of our best drag events of the year, we’re hoping it will be the largest one yet! On […]

AIDS FOOD STORE OF LONG BEACH TO UNVEIL NEW GIANT PRIDE FLAG

AIDS FOOD STORE OF LONG BEACH TO UNVEIL NEW GIANT PRIDE FLAG

[ 0 ] March 25, 2014

Agency Launches New Raise The Flag Fundraising Program For the past 15 years, the AIDS Food Store’s giant pride flag has been a very visual part of the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade and is one the agencies signature fundraising efforts each year.   After many year of service that flag was retired last […]

RETURN TO THE BALL

RETURN TO THE BALL

[ 0 ] March 10, 2014

by ken knox -  LONG BEACH’S LGBTQ CENTER CELEBRATES RECENT VICTORIES IN THE GAY COMMUNITY—AND INSIDE ITS OWN DOORS—BY HONORING A TRIO OF GAY HEROES AT ITS FIRST BLACK AND WHITE BALL IN SIX YEARS. The economic downturn that began in 2008 and still has lasting consequences today took many once-thriving organizations with it. From […]

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY PRESENTS RONAN TYNAN OF THE IRISH TENORS

LONG BEACH SYMPHONY PRESENTS RONAN TYNAN OF THE IRISH TENORS

[ 0 ] March 8, 2014

  Lloyd Butler to Conduct St. Patrick’s Concert In the words of Barbara Walters on ABC’s 20/20, “We have told you about a lot of incredible people but we have never profiled anyone with the accomplishments of [Ronan Tynan].” On Saturday, March 15 at 8 p.m., the Long Beach Symphony welcomes this incredible man, founding […]

JEWELS’ GORGEOUS GEMS: MARCH EDITION

JEWELS’ GORGEOUS GEMS: MARCH EDITION

[ 0 ] March 2, 2014

by jewels -  HEY THERE KITTENS, IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! Welcome to spring in sunny Southern California, thought it totally feels like summer already! The birds are chirping away… and so are the bejeweled queens as they celebrate the hot new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and our amazing California girl contributions to the show. […]

THE CENTER LONG BEACH TO PRESENT A MIXER FOR LGBT OLDER WOMEN

THE CENTER LONG BEACH TO PRESENT A MIXER FOR LGBT OLDER WOMEN

[ 0 ] February 13, 2014

  Sometimes you just need a night out… with other “women of a certain age” and without all the incessant noise found in the club world or at bars…and quite frankly all the young’uns. We’ve got just the ticket for a night out and far away from the maddening crowds: a Mixer for LGBT Older […]

EVERLASTING LOVE

EVERLASTING LOVE

[ 0 ] February 10, 2014

by sylvia rodemeyer – I have a healthy dose of sarcastic cynicism baked into my personality, so Hallmark holidays often receive an eye roll or two from me. While traditional Valentine’s celebrations feel a little forced, I use the day to celebrate my relationship and reflect on how to keep it the best it can be. 5 […]

JEWELS’ GORGEOUS GEMS

JEWELS’ GORGEOUS GEMS

[ 0 ] February 4, 2014

by jewels -  HI KIDS! WELL, THE SEASON OF LOVERS IS UPON US. OF COURSE, ONLY IF ONE IS THAT LUCKY… The beautiful Southern California summer, oops… winter weather is ushering in a month of romantic dinners and fabulous activities. Having just returned from the frozen tundra that is Minnesota, during which the high temperature […]

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