Family Equality Council launches ‘Allies for Adoption’ campaign (VIDEO)

Allies for Adoption

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Family Equality Council has announced its 2014 “Allies for Adoption” Campaign to coincide with National Adoption Month in November. The initiative will draw attention to the obstacles LGBTQ people confront when trying to secure legal ties for their families. In the majority of states across the country, LGBTQ people encounter barriers when [...]

Who’s the huggiest bear of all? You decide at HuggyBear 2015, Nov. 16

Mark Newsome

Bears San Diego have announced that HuggyBear 2014, Mark Newsome is stepping aside to allow a new HuggyBear to take his place. Contestants are being sought to run for HuggyBear 2015. The winner will get a medal, a prize basket, this very cool title and the knowledge that they have made a difference in the [...]

Bisexual characters fare poorly on America’s cultural grid

Matt Ryan as John Constantine

Last Friday, NBC debuted Constantine, an American television series based on the characters appearing in the comic series Hellblazer published by DC Comics under their Vertigo imprint. The series will focus on John Constantine, a dark exorcist, occult detective and con man who is struggling with his past sins as he tries to protect humanity [...]

Something ‘Wicked’ this way comes

Many might say that if you haven’t heard of the Tony Award winning musical Wicked, that you must have been living under a rock for the last 11 years. But if for some reason a house has unexpectedly dropped on you and you don’t know about Wicked the musical, here’s a brief rundown of the [...]

The Haunting of Miss Jean Brodie

Jack-o-lanterns leering from the porch. Arch-backed black cats hissing in the shadows. Goblins and ghouls trick-or-treating door to door scurried along by the scuttle of dry leaves. Overhead, a beat-up quarter-moon bandaged by ragged clouds. Halloween. The time of year when the shiver running down your spine might be attributed to something other than the [...]

Gilroy pulls out Gyllenhaal’s greatest performance

Sites like Gawker, papers like the National Enquirer and stations like HLN give it some serious competition, but local television news is still arguably the crassest, most cynical and often least ethical news medium in the United States. This has been the case for decades, and “if it bleeds, it leads” has become a cliché [...]

Maleficent

dvd of the week Maleficent was sold to us as Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of the villain, with Angelina Jolie vamping about and camping it up. It’s not: It’s a complete rewrite of the fairy tale. The story is structured by two neighboring kingdoms, one human and ruled by a nasty king, the other [...]

Saturday Night Live

dvr this NBC, Saturday, Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m. – 1 a.m. Chris Rock hosts and Prince is the musical guest. Rock can be a comic genius, and his presence will hopefully inspire the erratic SNL writers to give us one of those now rare great shows. Prince is on a roll, putting out two critically [...]

Of tricks and treats

Halloween and sweets go together like witches and brooms. When I was younger, I anticipated the excitement of trick-or-treating with friends and filling a plastic jack-o-lantern with candy. As a rambunctious teenager, I often participated in unwelcome tricks – mostly of the soaped window and toilet-paper-festooning variety. Today, I still get my fill of treats, [...]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, oct. 30 Fool for Love Through searing truth and dark humor, Fool for Love shows the story of two people who just can’t live without each other whether they like it or not. May is hiding out at an old motel in the Mojave Desert. Eddie, an old flame and childhood friend, finds her [...]

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