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SAN DIEGO FRINGE FESTIVAL

SAN DIEGO FRINGE FESTIVAL

[ 0 ] June 14, 2016

A Performance Smörgåsbord ~ by joel martens ~ What do you think of when you hear the word “fringe?”  Those dangly bits at the end of your mother’s old tablecloth, the sparkly Mylar trim at the edge of a Pride float, or maybe the jiggly bits from a 1920s flapper’s beaded dress?  The possibilities are […]

STEVE GRAND

STEVE GRAND

[ 0 ] June 9, 2016

LOVING THAT ALL AMERICAN BOY ~ by joel martens ~ What you see is what you get…It’s a line we’ve all heard. Typically, it’s an indication of seeing something and making a judgment call based on its surface value. How often in life has that particular trick backfired? The web’s modus operandi, is a fine-tuned […]

PUTTING THE “FUN” BACK INTO DYSFUNCTION… SORDID LIVES

PUTTING THE “FUN” BACK INTO DYSFUNCTION… SORDID LIVES

[ 0 ] June 8, 2016

by lisa lipsey –  Dubbed a black comedy about white trash, Sordid Lives by Del Shores, has everything—Texans, an affair, a funeral, a psychiatrist, a gay boy who loves to dress up as country western stars, unconditional love, eccentricities, redemption and a singer named Bitsy Mae. The show was nominated for over 30 awards during […]

TEGAN & SARA

TEGAN & SARA

[ 0 ] June 7, 2016

SYNTHETIC PLEASURES ~by lawrence ferber ~ Are Canadian synthpop wonders Tegan and Sara trying to tell us something with their catchy new single, “Boyfriend?” Has one of the openly queer, identical Quin twins switched teams since their multiple award-winning 2013 record, Heartthrob? Tegan, older by eight minutes, assures that the answer is “No” and that […]

JASON STUART

JASON STUART

[ 0 ] June 4, 2016

MEGA-STARDOM STALKING ~ by thom senzee ~ If you’ve never had the experience of catching a rising star up-close-and-personal when they’re right at the cusp of mega-stardom, seeing Jason Stuart this month in his one-man show at the Purple Room in Palm Springs may be just the chance you’ve been looking for. Stuart’s certainly not […]

HIV AND PrEP STIGMA

HIV AND PrEP STIGMA

[ 0 ] June 2, 2016

IMPACT LGBT HEALTH CARE Recent anti-LGBT bills such as the bathroom bill in North Carolina and religious freedom bills across the U.S. have highlighted the continuing need to address discrimination towards LGBT individuals. While these laws have captured the attention of the general public, stigma and discrimination within the healthcare system continue to go over […]

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 […]

MORRO BAY

MORRO BAY

[ 0 ] May 17, 2016

ALL THE GOLD IN CALIFORNIA ~ by joel martens ~ They don’t call it the gold coast without reason. Aside from the state’s past as a land rich in the 24-karat nuggets and the glinting flakes filling its rivers and streams, inspiring the fevered rush to the region of the mid 1800s. It’s a title […]

LIFE, DEATH AND THE THINGS IN BETWEEN

LIFE, DEATH AND THE THINGS IN BETWEEN

[ 0 ] May 16, 2016

LOVE IN THE HERE AND THE HEREAFTER  ~ by joel martens ~  Ever had an experience that you couldn’t explain—the sense that someone is in the room with you—or watching over you? A “sixth sense,” which sometimes makes you feel that you are not alone? For some it’s all just “gobbledygook” and silliness, but for […]

THELMA HOUSTON

THELMA HOUSTON

[ 0 ] May 11, 2016

SHE’S NEVER LEFT US ~ by joel martens ~ “Don’t Leave Me This Way” began its life on Thelma Houston’s third album Any Way You Like It back in 1976, hitting both the Billboard and Club Play Singles charts in 1977 and winning her the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the Grammys that same […]

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