‘Finding Life’ — Director Carlton Smith finds life among gay and lesbian couples looking to foster/adopt children

One of the less-publicized but equally important victories to come out of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 decision to legalize same-sex marriage was the now-new ability to adopt children. It would take exactly two years to the day for the court to strike down an Arkansas law that tried to uphold the ban but strike […]

Meet Michael Mizerany — San Diego’s go-to collaborator and choreographer

Michael Mizerany has been playing his career like a chess game and he’s just about at check mate. Most people who know him, or who might be familiar with his career, might assume that he started off as a dancer for a company called Malashock. However, you would be wrong. The dancing part did happen […]

‘Baby Steps’ – A comedy-drama that explores the complex world of international surrogacy for a gay Taiwanese-American family

Baby Steps Trailer from Barney Cheng on Vimeo. The topography of Asian LGBTQ cinema is as diverse and as uneven as any site-specific genre. The films of the 48 nations, six states and just over 4 billion people reflect various stages of cinematic self-actualization that range from lurid and sentimental to haunting and profound. For […]

Tim Manley: An openly bisexual man, writer, storyteller and educator wanting to tell his story

  In 1940, a teenage boy made what is arguably the most significant archeological discovery of the twentieth century: The Chauvet (Sho-vee) Cave. In it, artwork from Upper Paleolithic life can be gleaned from the show of horses, bison, hyenas, tigers and a range of other species, both predator and prey. Hands were sketched on […]

San Diego’s regional theater scene offers a treasure trove of talent and entertainment

The San Diego theater scene is one of the best in America. With heavy hitters like The Old Globe and La Jolla Playhouse racking up Tony Awards, our city has definitely found its place on the theater map, so to speak, giving San Diego a lot of attention. Aside from the aforementioned theaters, there are […]

International sensation, ‘The Book of Mormon’ returns to San Diego

At this point it’s probably pretty safe to say that the musical The Book of Mormon, written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone is a piece of musical theater that is globally recognized. The creators of South Park, yet another phenomenon for the writing duo, pushed the limits beyond that of the small screen by […]

Freedom to Marry board chair, Cal Western Law vice dean retires

Thom Senzee, author of this article, is a West Coast-based freelance journalist, and a regular contributor to San Diego LGBT Weekly. San Diego’s loss of Barbara Cox is Wisconsin’s gain Barbara Cox has seen the future. And while the mid-term outlook for marriage equality, one of the most consequential achievements of her professional lifetime, may […]

Anticipating En Vogue’s high-energy, high-fashion, high-class act

Thom Senzee, author of this article, is a West Coast-based freelance journalist, and a regular contributor to San Diego LGBT Weekly. At a notably young 53, Terry Ellis, founding member of En Vogue, is perhaps more energized for hers and her bandmates’ upcoming appearance in the headliner slot at 2017’s San Diego LGBT Pride Music […]

The force that is Cazwell

Cazwell is an American born rap artist who hails from the small town of Worcester, Mass. It’s a city in Massachusetts that is best known for being the “Heart of the Commonwealth”. It’s also known for being the city where the first Valentine was mass-produced and where the first ballpoint pen and first typewriter were […]

‘Spitfire Grill’ serves up a tasty down home dish

There are some musicals that no matter how many times you endure them, no matter how many friends tell you how good they are they just don’t do it for you. The musical version of the film The Spitfire Grill can fall into this category. The 1996 film bombed. The musical of the same name, […]

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