Human Rights Watch Film Festival to picture a better world Feb. 1-4

What do you do when your brother with a mental illness gets shot 14 times by police, or when your husband ignores a domestic violence restraining order? How much power do you have over another’s life as a juror, and how much power does your government have over you? Independent filmmakers explore these moral questions […]

Gay men are rooting for the Eagles

Proving that the LGBTQ community really does follow sports, gay social network Hornet surveyed its users to gather their thoughts and expectations for one of the biggest sporting events of the year, the Super Bowl. In addition to the typical questions, Hornet had a bit of fun with the survey by polling users with questions […]

Fifth Annual Artie Awards celebrates local arts and culture influencers

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Thursday night at the fifth annual Artie Awards presented by Mission Federal ArtWalk at The Westgate Hotel, three leaders in the San Diego art community were honored for their dedication and passion for the arts. The Mission Federal Art Walk team also revealed the 2018 Mission Federal ArtWalk featured artists. The […]

Filming begins for ‘Relish,’ an authentic motion picture exploring transgender teen struggles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. —Filming began Jan. 18 on Relish, a ground-breaking motion picture backed by veteran producers, directors and authentic actors that will spotlight the struggles of today’s transgender teens. Relish is written and directed by the acclaimed Justin Ward, whose motion picture The Meanest Man in Texas garnered 13 official film festival selections, 30 […]

Dan Savage’s 13th annual HUMP! Film Festival is headed to Los Angeles with all new films

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Dan Savage, the prolific mind behind the Savage Love sex advice column, the popular Savage Lovecast podcast, and the It Gets Better Project, is bringing the HUMP! Film Festival, his one of kind adult film showcase, back to Los Angeles in late February through early March. HUMP! Film Festival is the […]

Laverne Cox becomes Cosmopolitan’s first transgender cover girl

Laverne Cox has made history as the first transgender woman ever to appear on the cover of Cosmopolitan, appearing on Cosmopolitan South Africa’s February issue in a sheer black leotard. Revealing the cover on her Instagram and Twitter, Cox wrote: “I am so honored and proud to cover the February issue of @cosmopolitansa.” The issue is […]

GLAAD announces nominees for 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards

PARK CITY, Utah — Today, GLAAD announced the nominees for the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards live from the Sundance Film Festival. The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to […]

RuPaul to star in ‘Drag Queens on a Plane’ and Drag Race Thailand announced

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Award-winning production company World of Wonder announces today it is in development on the upcoming scripted comedy feature “Drag Queens on a Plane,” executive produced by RuPaul Charles and World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Tom Campbell. From the producers of RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul stars in the most […]

The Dinah amps up the volume on women empowerment

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — For many, The Dinah is an annual tradition between friends; for others it is a bucket-list goal, a pilgrimage to our very own Mecca that every queer woman should make at least once in her life. No matter what the impetus for attending is, The Dinah is for all a unique […]

San Diego arts organizations announce 2018 scholarship program for emerging artists

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Mission Federal ArtWalk, San Diego Visual Arts Network and The Studio Door have announced a unique opportunity for local artists with this year’s The Business of Art scholarship in conjunction with the 34rd Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy held April 28 and 29. The Business of Art scholarship is […]

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