Diversionary Theatre begins rehearsals for the Broadway political satire ‘Regrets Only’

Rachel Van Wormer, Kerry McCue, and Andrew Oswald

SAN DIEGO — Diversionary Theatre has begun rehearsals for an all-star convivial new production: Paul Rudnick’s Regrets Only featuring Diversionary Theatre’s directorial debut of savvy local favorite Jessica John.  The piece is a marvelous political satire based right smack in the middle of the tumultuous George W. Bush era.  It’s an outlandish farce and a comedy [...]

Commonwealth Club presents ‘The LGBT Journey’

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SAN FRANCISCO — The LGBT Journey – from the Mattachine Society to Harvey Milk and the White Night Riots to federal marriage equality and beyond, the LGBT journey has built on the lessons of the earlier civil rights movement with great success. In recent years, it has reached milestones with remarkable speed. But the journey [...]

Hillcrest ‘Cityfest’ turns 30, Aug. 10

CityFest 2014

Cityfest began 30 years ago in the summer of 1984, when the Hillcrest community gathered on University and Fifth to celebrate the relighting of the Hillcrest sign for the first ever Cityfest. Today Hillcrest Cityfest is a huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts, and food. This event attracts 150,000+ attendees each year [...]

Diane Warren to be honored by Point Foundation

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LOS ANGELES – Point Foundation (Point) will present its Leadership Award to songwriter Diane Warren, whose work has been recognized with Grammy® and Golden Globe® awards and multiple Academy Award® nominations. The Point Leadership Award is given to an individual who has achieved prominence in their professional career and unequivocally supported the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and [...]

TakePart Live: NBA star Jason Collins responds to NFL coach Tony Dungy’s recent comments about Michael Sam (VIDEO)

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Jason Collins loves a challenge and overcoming the media storm after coming out as the first gay athlete currently playing in the NBA is a big one. Collins breaks down NFL coach Tony Dungy’s offensive comments about not wanting to coach openly gay football player Michael Sam, and dangerous code words the athletic community uses [...]

National Review online editor endorses ‘ex-gay’ therapy

Kathryn Jean Lopez

National Review Online (NRO) editor-at-large Kathryn Jean Lopez praised an organization that practices discredited “ex-gay” therapy techniques, urging gay men and lesbians to choose the path of “conversion and renewal,” reports Media Matters for America in their latest post. In a July 22 review for NRO, Lopez lauded Desire of the Everlasting Hills, a documentary about three Roman Catholics [...]

HRC outraged over Giants’ hiring of David Tyree

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With news that the New York Giants have hired the team’s former wide receiver David Tyree as their director of player development, the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) went into overdrive today to lambast the decision. The player made a name for himself on and off the field as much for his athletic prowess [...]

LGBTQ history app celebrates one year with new feature

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BERWYN HEIGHTS, Md.  July 24, the Quist app will have another type of LGBTQ history to share with users: On this day in 2013, the Quist app was released. Quist is a free mobile app that teaches users about what happened today in LGBTQ history. It was released for Apple and Android on July 24, 2013, making [...]

GLAAD releases ’2014 Studio Responsibility Index’ and Hollywood fails again for LGBT-friendly representation

GLAAD Studio Responsibility Index

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) released their second annual Studio Responsibility Index and found a wholesale rejection of fleshed-out, complex representations of the LGBT community in film. Again. In a press release today, the gay rights organization sharply noted, “Despite consistent conservative labeling of Hollywood as a liberal propaganda machine, GLAAD found [...]

Susan Sarandon joins HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released a video ad featuring legendary actress Susan Sarandon for HRC’s Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.  In the video, the Oscar winner states, “While marriage might not be my thing, if it’s your thing you damn well ought to be able to have it equally and unequivocally.”  The video [...]

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