Key West installs permanent rainbow crosswalks

Key West | Photo: Rob O'Neal

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — The City of Key West installed four permanent rainbow crosswalks Thursday at the intersection of Duval and Petronia streets, in the heart of the island’s LGBT entertainment district. It’s the first time in Florida that all four corners of an intersection have been connected with rainbow crosswalks. Spanning all four [...]

Special edition of ‘The Gay Groom’s Guide’ is now available!

Gay Grooms Guide

LOS ANGELES — A special edition of the best-seller The Gay Groom’s Guide by Robert E. Blackmon has been released and is available through Amazon and Blackmon’s new special edition of his headline-making book features never before seen photos, step-by-step examples and information that will assist any engaged couple in planning their perfect wedding, [...]

Sofia Boust: Using her music as a platform for promoting social change


What do Itzhak Perlman, Kenny G, Cher, Lady Gaga and Toni Braxton all have in common besides being famous musicians? They all suffer from a disability or debilitating disease, but that hasn’t stopped them. Many up-and-coming musicians share those same struggles but are not quite as well known as those just mentioned. One of those [...]

Homophobia in sports


The first worldwide study shows homophobia in sports is still a major issue but San Diego continues to offer welcoming sporting leagues for the LGBT community For anyone who has played a team sport, it should come as no surprise that sports are not always welcoming to the LGBT community. However, although it’s widely known [...]

This dream team disappoints with ‘Tomorrowland’


I think I am supposed to be perturbed that Tomorrowland only exists because Disney realized that the theme park attraction of the same name had even greater profit potential as a feature film. But bashing Disney for synergistic money mongering is lazy, mostly because that’s what Disney has always done. Most of the time, they [...]

Not quite the tell-all memoir you might expect


According to what you read in the check-out line at the grocery store this week, another celebrity has released a tell-all. The thing is, you’re sure nothing in it will be surprising, nor are you scandalized. Really, is anything private anymore? Can anyone keep a secret for long? Read Frank by author and former Congressman [...]

Jupiter Ascending

dvd of the week It’s hard to claim that the Wachowskis’ sci-fi epic Jupiter Ascending is “good” but it’s certainly entertaining. Mila Kunis plays Jupiter Jones, a Russian immigrant housekeeper who is actually the genetic reincarnation of one of the richest people in the universe. After her death, her children Balem (Eddie Redmayne), Titus (Douglas [...]


dvr this Starz, Saturday, May 30, 6 p.m. The finale of the first season of Outlander airs May 30. The show is about British World War II nurse Claire Beauchamp (Caitriona Balfe) who is transported two centuries in the past to 18th century Scotland. How this happens is somewhat irrelevant, but the proto-feminist fish out [...]

California ‘Soul Food’


A trusted friend raved about Circa, a University Heights restaurant which recently celebrated their first anniversary, and I eagerly anticipated being seated one memorable evening. Sometimes a food column’s word count limit can be frustrating, and this is one of those occasions. Because there isn’t enough space to describe how the experience met and exceeded [...]

The City: Top to Bottom


thursday, may 28 Far From the Madding Crowd Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan, An Education), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy [...]

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