Mormon church backs LGBT rights — with conditions

LDS Church leaders

Convening a rare press conference on Tuesday at church headquarters in Salt Lake City, Mormon leaders pledged to support anti-discrimination laws for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, as long the laws also protect the rights of religious groups, reports CNN. In exchange, the Mormon church wants gay rights advocates — and the government — [...]

Grammy award-winning Musicians Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer to partner with HRC

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer

WASHINGTON –  Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation announced a partnership with award-winning children’s musicians Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, who will dedicate a portion of proceeds from their new album to the HRC Foundation’s unique Welcoming Schools program. The duo will also debut its latest CD, “Dancin’ In The Kitchen,” which celebrates diverse [...]

All-female ‘Ghostbusters’ cast revealed


Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and “SNL” stars Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are negotiating to star in the new Ghostbusters movie which will be direted by Paul Feig, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Negotiations are ongoing, but the quartet are expected to sign on as the specter-seeking, poltergeist-punishing, phantom-phollowing foursome in the reboot, which is scheduled [...]

San Diego Mariachi Opera returns with ‘El Pasado Nunca Se Termina’


SAN DIEGO – San Diego Opera has announced that it will  present the second ever mariachi opera, El Pasado Nunca Se Termina (The Past is Never Finished), featuring the world famous Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán and composed by the same team from 2013’s wildly popular mariachi opera Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross [...]

WATCH: TYTs Cenk and Ana take on controversial Pastor Manning (VIDEO)


Pastor James David Manning of ATLAH World Missionary Church has gone back and forth with Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and The Young Turks (TYT), and today they attempt to set the record straight. What did Pastor Manning mean when he said he wanted to stone gay men and wants Harlem to be a homo-free zone? [...]

MUSIC: Eddie Van Halen’s 60 today!

Van Halen

Happy birthday to the Guitar God, reports VEVO. Hard to believe Eddie’s 60 today. He’s still got the chops! Can you believe one of the greatest solos ever wasn’t even on a VH song? Check it out above!

MUSIC: Mark Knopfler set to tour North America + new album Tracker out March 17


Legendary musician and songwriter Mark Knopfler will celebrate the release of his new record, Tracker, due March 17 on Verve Records, with a 36-city North American tour that kicks off in Vancouver on September 10 and continues through the end of October. Fans that purchase tickets to ‘An Evening with Mark Knopfler and Band’ online [...]

SAG Awards: The winners list

SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES — SAG-AFTRA presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2014 at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held last night at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. Honored with individual awards were Patricia Arquette, Julianne [...]

Watch: Dr. Richard Dawkins reads his anti-gay ‘fan mail’ (VIDEO)

Dr Richard Dawkins

In a candid moment, filmmaker Eric Preston, founder and producer at Fusion Films, rolls his camera as Dr. Richard Dawkins – author, professor and evolutionary biologist – again reads “fan mail” he has received from some of his not-so-great admirers. In this new video from Dawkins, titled “Love Letter to Richard Dawkins,” the biologist reads [...]

Paws FUR Pink Dog Run/Walk benefitting Susan G. Komen San Diego: Feb. 15


SAN DIEGO — The second annual San Diego Paws FUR Pink® 5K and 1 mile run/walk will be held Sunday, Feb. 15 at NTC Park at Liberty Station in San Diego. This dog-friendly event partially benefits Susan G. Komen San Diego to support local breast health services and celebrates the unconditional love we share with [...]

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