Bienvenido a La Habana: Exploring gay life in Cuba’s capital

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Cuba is changing. But to understand the many crosscurrents, one need only observe gay life in this island capital. To understand the Cuban people, you first need to understand the Cuban Revolution; not just the one still roiling a nation under the dictats of a deceased Fidel Castro, but the ongoing revolution on the Cuban […]

The 89th Academy Awards: Has the academy finally moved on from the #OscarsSoWhite years?

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It’s Oscar time 2017 but … Once upon a time in a Hollywoodland not so far away, Academy Awards were first presented for outstanding film achievement. That was 1929. All the political leaders were white, segregation reigned, and some people had to ride in the back of busses. And all the Oscar nominees and recipients […]

Asia Kate Dillon

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Meet one of the first non-binary gender identifying actors to be cast on mainstream TV Billions, a Showtime original program is based loosely on the prosecution of Steve Cohen – played here as Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Showtime’s Damian Lewis from Homeland) – by zealous financial crimes prosecutor Preet Bhahara – Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades, […]

Gay(ish) Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your special someone

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There’s a growing sect of society raining on everybody’s Valentine’s Day parade by crying foul on consumerism. It’s a Hallmark holiday, they shout. The candy companies just want your money, they howl. You know what we say? So what. Embrace it. Candy is frickin’ delicious, and who doesn’t like a thoughtful card every now and […]

Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda the Musical’

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TIME Magazine’s No. 1 Show of the Year is coming to San Diego’s Civic Theatre There have been many children’s books that have been made into movies and Broadway musicals. Most notably, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women and Charles Dickens’ Oliver. Joining the ranks of […]

Benjamin O’Keefe: The young social activist is making his mark

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Social activist, writer, public speaker and a host of other possible epithets barely begin to do justice to Benjamin O’Keefe. At 22, this Orlando native is making his ascent at a clip few others will experience in their lifetimes. O’Keefe has already become the youngest senior producer in the history of MoveOn.org and the social […]

Rent 20th Anniversary Tour

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The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical is coming to San Diego In 1993 the musical RENT premiered Off Broadway. The show was written by the late Jonathan Larson and is about a group of young struggling artists living in the East Village neighborhood of Alphabet City during the height of the AIDS crisis. […]

Thank You, President Obama

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  Obama’s Legacy: Changing LGBT Lives Worldwide As the Barack Obama administration comes to an end, the LGBT community owes our president a huge debt of gratitude. I was the National Co-Chair of the Obama LGBT Leadership Council for the 2008 campaign. Many in the LGBT political glitterati were shocked I was not supporting Sen. […]

BACKLASH: 2016 Year in Review

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2016 has been a year of progress for the LGBT community, but unfortunately the entire year is best characterized as the year of backlash. Whether it is the election of the Trump/Pence ticket, that attack on the trans community with respect to bathroom access or the deadly massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, 2016 […]

DESTINATION: PUERTO RICO Part 2

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A gay old time in sultry San Juan: Part Two Our entourage of dynamic correspondents disembarked at La Concha, an au courant Renaissance seaside resort. Mellow club music thumped in the background. Long low sofas lounged in the airy modern lobby. Think hip and chic. The itinerary for the day included lazing by the adults […]

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