OUTFEST FUSION: LGBT People of Color Film Festival

Outfest Fusion, a film festival dedicated to LGBT people of color, takes place this weekend, with workshops continuing through March 16th. The line up includes The Watermelon Woman, the iconic 1996 film by Cheryl Dunye, newer LGBT films such as Orientation by Jake Witzenfeld, which follows three gay Palestinians living in Tel-Aviv as they seek sexual freedom in a place that embraces…

CLOTHES IN MOTION – Designer Juan Chavez on his upcoming collaboration with Naomi Smalls for Rupaul’s Drag Race, hate mail, and sidewalk gum.

BY JOE FARAGHER Photos of Chavez by Jon Wells Sitting in Juan Chavez’s home in Highland Park, overlooking Northeast Los Angeles, an enormous flurry of bees races past the open window. Chavez, 31, from Palm Springs, California, floats over and shuts the glass. He takes a moment to look out at the insects vanishing into…

PUSHING LIMITS – COURTNEY ACT explores gender fluidity in new EP, “Kaleidoscope.”

  PUSHING LIMITS Courtney Act explores gender fluidity in new EP, “Kaleidoscope” BY JOE FARAGHER Ever since Australian Idol rejected  vocalist Shane Jenek and he, undeterred by the judges’ decision, re-auditioned and made it on as the glamazon Courtney Act, the Australian pop-star turned international drag sensation has been pushing the gender envelope and bringing…

MADONNA ON GRINDR?

  By Paulo Murillo It’s time for new dirty selfies. Madonna will be talking to fans on Grindr! The hookup app reported today that Madonna and Grindr have teamed up to launch a new contest that will give five lucky users the chance to chat with the Queen of Pop via the hookup site. To…