EXCLUSIVE! John Waters: Separating man from myth

John Waters

He’s known as the “Baron of Bad Taste” and the “Sultan of Sleaze”. His early films are cult classics and introduced the world to Divine’s outrageous character portrayals – who can forget the dog-feces-eating scene in Pink Flamingos? Of course, I’m talking about the legendary director, actor, screenwriter, stand-up comedian and author, John Waters. My [...]

What I did for prevention — on sex, love, condoms and PrEP

World AIDS Day Special Feature

For many years, the truth is, there has been no difference between saying “I am a sexually active gay man,” and “I am constantly afraid.” I came out to my mother at age 15, and she told me to make sure I did not get AIDS. I was born in 1989 and my father had [...]

A thrilling set up for an explosive finale

At the end of Catching Fire, the second film in The Hunger Games series, our hero Katniss Everdeen, played by Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, has managed to destroy the high-tech dome in which she and 23 other “tributes” from the 12 districts of the nation of Panem were fighting each other to death. The previous year, [...]

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever

dvr this Lifetime, Saturday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m. The “Internet sensation” known as Grumpy Cat – named so because it’s a cat that always looks grumpy – has been monetized into a Lifetime Christmas movie. This sounds awful and absurd, but it’s also potentially rather funny, since the cat is voiced by the hilariously deadpan [...]

Mmmm … mole!

Between 1784 and 1846, the Spanish and Mexican governments established large land grants, called ranchos, to encourage the settlement of the territory known as California. The ranchos, dedicated to raising cattle and sheep, established land-use patterns and boundaries recognizable today. The community of Rancho Bernardo is one such example. People living on ranchos grew their [...]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, nov. 27 Scott Carlson Thanksgiving Community Dinner Join the Imperial Court, City Council President Todd Gloria, Nicole Murray Ramirez and many volunteers, organizations and businesses for the annual Scott Carlson Thanksgiving Community Dinner. The San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre Street in San Diego, noon-2:30 p.m., free, for more information contact Michael Lochner [...]

World AIDS Day: Smithsonian Channel investigates true origins of a global epidemic- ‘Rise of the Killer Virus’ (Dec 1)

Rise of the Killer Virus

NEW YORK – In the early 1980s a mysterious virus appeared to emerge on the streets of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Its earliest victims were young gay men. What followed were years of fear, confusion and ignorance that only compounded the threat of HIV, which even today remains the biggest viral killer worldwide. Now, [...]

Subaru of America to launch expanded AIDS awareness initiative

Mondo Guerra

MIAMI – Subaru of America, Inc., in collaboration with HIV-positive designer Mondo Guerra will reveal a one-of-a-kind wrapped 2015 Legacy as part of its Love Responsiblytm campaign to commemorate the auto manufacturer’s 20th year of support in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The vehicle will be debuted at a private reception at The Annex, a pop-up space [...]

Are you ready to go ‘Home for the Holigays?’


Holiday time is fast approaching and New York based gay marketing agency Target 10 took a peek into the interesting family dynamics that occur at this time of the year and in particular the gay and lesbian experience of traveling home. Target 10 asked 150 gays and lesbians about their holiday travels and developed a [...]

Imperial Court de San Diego launches ‘Toys for Kids’ drive


Diving head first into its 39th year, The Imperial Court de San Diego has launched its Toys for Kids holiday drive. The drive encourages the community to donate an unwrapped toy or a monetary donation, which will benefit families across San Diego County and Tijuana. In a continued effort to support diverse family units, last [...]

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