Crowdfunding campaign launched for 2017 World OutGames Miami

World Out Games

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.– World OutGames Miami has launched a global crowdfunding campaign in anticipation of the sports, human rights and cultural event taking place in Miami and Miami Beach May 26 to June 4, 2017. “The goal of the crowdfunding campaign is $200,000,” said Bruce Townsend, chair of the World OutGames host committee, the Miami Beach-Miami [...]

Gravitas Ventures acquires Marina Rice Bader’s lesbian-themed drama ‘Anatomy of a Love Seen’ for natiowide distribution

Anatomy of a Love Seen --

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Distribution powerhouse Gravitas Ventures has acquired the North American distribution rights to Anatomy of a Love Seen, the hugely popular lesbian-themed drama directed by Marina Rice Bader. The film will be available nation-wide on multiple VOD platforms as of Nov. 4. The film is already available for pre-sale on iTunes – [...]

Jason Collins: ‘Common ground and conversation’

Jason Collins

Originally published on the Huffington Post Blog, Jason Collins discusses how sports can be used as a vehicle to bring people together and deal with adversity, in a safe environment.  He also discusses the importance of volunteering and giving back to those that are less fortunate. The post follows: I feel that we can all [...]

Watch: Transgender star, Jaila Simms, releases debut music video

Jaila Simms

LOS ANGELES – Transgender musician Jaila Simms, also known as Jaila With An “I” today released a music video for her debut single “Loving Ya’.” “Loving Ya’” is the first single off her upcoming EP Best of Both Worlds It was produced by Titus “TJ” Hooker (Keri Hilson), with additional guitar by Alex Kramer(Jason Derulo). [...]

Despite same-sex marriage rulings some Las Vegas chapels turning gay couples away

Fabulous Las Vegas

After a federal appeals court overturned the prohibition of same-sex marriage in Nevada earlier this month, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVC&VA) has been actively promoting the city as one of the top destinations for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender visitors. At the time of the ruling the LVC&VA said, “This is a [...]

Appalachian Queer Film Festival, a first, debuts Oct. 23 in Lewisburg, W.Va.

AQFF

Hoping to both quash stereotypes and introduce the public to the pulse and talent of local queer artists, the Appalachian Queer Film Festival is set to premiere Wednesday, Oct. 23 and conclude three days later. The event, which will be hosted in the self-described artistic colony of Lewisburg, W. Va., will screen 12 films of [...]

Tijuana Hace Teatro’s ‘Audience School’ begins theater chapter in San Diego

Tijuana Hace Teatro  | Photo: Miguel Franco

2014 marks the fifth consecutive year that Tijuana based theater company Tijuana Hace Teatro (Tijuana Does Theatre) conducts the project Escuela de Espectadores (Audience School) where a group of people is invited to see theater throughout one year in Tijuana. Once a month a meeting takes place in order to discuss the plays seen during [...]

Diversionary Theatre presents ‘The Big Gay Improv Show’ Oct. 20

Liz Jardine and Big Mike Phillips

SAN DIEGO – Diversionary Theatre has teamed up with local improv legend Peggy Walkush for the premiere of The Big Gay Improv Show this upcoming Monday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.  Audience attendees of the event will be wowed by an incredibly skilled team of San Diego improvisers as they present a montage of hilarious [...]

WATCH NOW: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have just released the studio video for ‘But Beautiful’

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have just released the studio video for “But Beautiful” from their #1 album, Cheek To Cheek. Watch it now, above. From Great Performances “Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!” Premieres Oct. 24th on PBS.

Different Strokes Swim Team present $1,700 check to Christie’s Place

The Different Strokes Swim Team presenting the check to the operations manager of Christie's Place, Elizabeth Woodhouse. | Photo: DSST

  San Diego’s only LGBT swim team, the Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST) presented a $1,700 check to Christie’s Place Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Mission Valley YMCA Pool. The check was from money raised from DSST’s Bart Hopple Memorial Swim, which the club has run every year since 1991. The Bart Hopple Memorial Swim [...]

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