Brendan Fraser To Play Morbidly Obese Gay Man in “The Whale”

(Photo: Brendan Fraser) Darren Aronofsky will direct Brendan Fraser in “The Whale,” an adaptation of Samuel D. Hunter’s play about a morbidly obese recluse, reports Variety. A24 has global rights to the film. “The Whale” was critically acclaimed when it debuted Off-Broadway in 2012, winning both the Drama Desk Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding play.…

Calls From Elected Officials In Both Parties For Trump To Be Removed From Office

Presumptive Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office and a group of House Democrats began circulating articles of impeachment in response to Trump’s incitement of a crowd of supporters that violently stormed the U.S. Capitol, reports NBC News. Those efforts joined a growing chorus of…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD SEPI SHYNE FIRST LGBTQ IRANIAN WOMAN ELECTED TO OFFICE Sepi Shyne and John M. Erickson were sworn in to the city council of West Hollywood during a teleconference council meeting last month, in adherence to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Councilmember Sepi Shyne made history when she was elected to the West Hollywood…

The Final Fight

Rainbow Railroad Support LGBTQI individuals living in fear and isolation due to government and police supported persecution and violence. Can you imagine living in fear of persecution, torture or murder?  Can you imagine going to jail for who you are or who you love?  That is a reality for so many LGBTQI individuals around the…

Dawn Wells, Mary Ann On “Gilligan’s Island” Dies Of Covid-19. RIP

Dawn Wells, the girl-next-door actress and former beauty queen who played the sweet Mary Ann Summers on the iconic CBS sitcom Gilligan’s Island, died Wednesday morning, reports The Hollywood Reporter. She was 82. Wells died in Los Angeles of causes related to COVID-19, her publicist announced. Other than Tina Louise, Wells was the last surviving member of the…

Tom of Finland Foundation Awards 2020

(Bruce LaBruce. Photo by Raul Hidalgo)   On Sunday, December 13, 2020, Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) proudly presented awards to stellar individuals who have demonstrated their vast commitment to our community.   These awards were given on the final day of ToFF’s 25th Art & Culture Festival: Plugged In, which marked both the 36th…

Bisexual Former CA Congresswoman Katie Hill SUES Over Nude Photos

Former Congresswoman Katie Hill has filed suit against her ex-husband and media outlets that published revealing photos of her and reported on her relationship with a campaign staffer, reports The Advocate.  Hill, a Democrat and one of the highest-profile bisexual politicians in the nation, resigned last year as the representative from California’s 25th Congressional District after the…

INNDulge Palm Springs, Gay Clothing-Optional Resort UP FOR SALE

INNdulge, Palm Springs’ long-running clothing optional gay resort in the Warm Sands neighborhood, can be yours for a cool $10.8 million, reports Towleroad. The Bay Area Reporter reports that owners Jon Jackson and his partner, Sandy Miller, have “stipulated that whoever buys it keeps the property as a gay resort.” READ MORE HERE:   https://www.towleroad.com/2020/12/gay-inndulge/

Kirk Cameron Organizes MASKLESS Protests In CA Amid Covid-19 Surge

(Kirk Cameron. Photo: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons) Actor Kirk Cameron is facing criticism for organizing at least two events in Southern California in recent weeks, where dozens of mask-less people stood shoulder-to-shoulder to sing Christmas carols in protest of state and local stay-at-home mandates, reports CNN. “I’m getting ready to go out…

New UCLA Center To Focus On Health, Safety And Well-Being Of LGBTQ Community

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has launched a new center to promote the health of sexual and gender minorities through research and partnerships with the LGBTQ community, community-based organizations, public health officials and policymakers in Los Angeles and beyond. The UCLA Center for LGBTQ Advocacy, Research & Health, or C-LARAH, will develop and implement evidence-based strategies that…

CA Gov Gavin Newsom in Quarantine (Again) After COVID Exposure

California Governor Gavin Newsom has re-entered quarantine after a staffer tested positive for COVID-10, reports Towleroad. The L.A. Times reports: “Newsom tested negative but will enter quarantine as a precaution, in accordance with state public health guidelines. Other staffers in the governor’s office who were exposed to the infected individual also tested negative. They will begin 10-day…

Rock the Runoff: Broadway performs “Georgia On My Mind.” WATCH!

(Photo: Billy Porter) Dozens of celebrities who started their careers in musical theater have come out to sing in support Democrats Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the upcoming Georgia special elections, reports LGBTQ Nation. They’ve released a charity single, “Georgia On My Mind,” to support Stacey Abrams’ voting rights organization, FAIR FIGHT. The races…

Campaign Launched to Save Akbar

By Alejandro Cervantes There are some bars that ascend beyond being merely a place to get a drink. For many in LA, Akbar has been a space to build a community and a home. Monday night, December 14th, they launched a GoFundMe campaign, asking your support to keep the landmark bar from permanently closing. The…

BREAKING: Pete Buttigieg Top Contender For Transportation Secretary

Pete Buttigieg is emerging as a leading contender to be Joe Biden’s Transportation secretary, multiple sources familiar with the transition’s deliberations tell CNN. The possible nomination would vault the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate into the federal government, getting the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor what many Democrats see as needed experience should he want to…