Two Country Music stars publicly come out as gay (VIDEO)

Billy Gilman and Ty Herndon

Country singers Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman both came out as gay yesterday. Herndon came out publicly yesterday in an interview with People Magazine. “I’m an out, proud and happy gay man,” the country music star said. Herndon came out to his family in his 20s. Now, at age 52, he has decided to share [...]

Iconic TV host Dr. Ana Maria Polo joins HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign (VIDEOS)

Dr Maria Polo

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), has released two web videos featuring Dr. Ana Maria Polo, host of the renowned Telemundo show “Caso Cerrado,” for the organization’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.  In the videos – one in English and one in Spanish – Dr. Polo speaks out in support of the right for committed gay and [...]

Book review: ‘A Cup of Water Under My Bed’

What’s inside? Good question – and once you learned that you can determine the answer by taking things apart, well, nothing was safe. The hidden parts, an object’s guts, were always more complicated and more interesting than what was on the outside. Isn’t life like that; what you don’t see is sometimes better than what [...]

Movie review: ‘Foxcatcher’

I remember first reading about the strange case of John du Pont, the extremely odd heir to the du Pont fortune who was murderously obsessed with Olympic wrestlers, in an article in a gay newspaper 20 years ago. The supposition at the time was that no one could be as obsessed with wrestling as to [...]

The Trevor Project announces ‘TrevorLIVE’ honorees and star-studded talent

Trevor Live

LOS ANGELES – Celebrating 16 years, The Trevor Project will host its annual “TrevorLIVE Los Angeles” (TrevorLIVE LA), a high-profile evening of music, comedy and entertainment Dec. 7 at the Hollywood Palladium, presented by Wells Fargo. The event will bring together top entertainers, advocates and corporate leaders to support the organization’s life-saving, life-affirming work for lesbian, [...]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

dvd of the week The sequel to the fantastic Planet of the Apes reboot, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a great science fiction action film, but despite what some fans are claiming, it’s hardly perfect. Dawn takes place ten years after the events in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, with [...]

Getting On

dvr this HBO, Sunday, Nov. 23, 10:30 p.m. For some reason, Getting On, the genius half-hour comedy about an enormously dysfunctional geriatric unit of a Long Beach hospital, is barely on anyone’s radar. Put it on yours. Nurse Dawn (Alex Borstein) is meek, desperately lonely, and competent; Nurse Didi (Reno 911’s Niecy Nash) is loud-mouthed [...]

Finnish textile company launches exclusive Tom of Finland collection in US

Finlayson

Finlayson, Finland’s leading textile manufacturer has expanded its operations into the U.S. by launching Tom of Finland X Finlayson, an unprecedented and exclusive collection designed in honor of Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen, 1920-1991).  The collection has been developed in close collaboration with the Tom of Finland Foundation based in Los Angeles. It will debut [...]

San Diego Dance Theater names new executive director

Matt Carney

The San Diego Dance Theater (SDDT) Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Matt Carney to the position of executive director.  Jean Isaacs will continue her role as artistic director. Carney has been a company dancer for five years and will step into the management role Dec. 1. According to Board President Margaret Marshall, [...]

The City: Top to Bottom

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thursday, nov. 20 Transgender Day of Remembrance Join the folks at The Center as they remember those lost due to anti-transgender violence. There will be a vigil march around Hillcrest at 6 p.m. followed by a program at The Center at 7 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. San Diego LGBT Community Center, [...]

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