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Holiday Gift Guide: 2019 Edition

Holiday Gift Guide: 2019 Edition

Holiday Gift Guide: 2019 Edition By Ethan Thorpe If you are like most people you haven’t given the holidays much thought. Granted the reminders have been in the stores since before Halloween, pumpkin carving kits right next to Christmas tree ornaments. Although it may not feel like it, but the holiday season is upon us...
The Holidays…From a Queens Point of View

The Holidays…From a Queens Point of View

It may not feel like it but, like it or not the holidays are just around the corner. With that in mind we wanted to bring you a bit of holiday fabulousity, fierceness, & fun and what better way to do that but by hearing from a few members of Palm Springs Drag Royalty and...
Millions of Moments of Pride

Millions of Moments of Pride

By Ron deHarte Welcome to Greater Palm Springs Pride! We are thrilled to kick off this Pride season under the worldwide theme of Millions of Moments of Pride. We will gather in Palm Springs to educate, inspire, and commemorate our diverse community. Together, we honor the past and empower each other to live our authentic,...
Albin Ekdal

Albin Ekdal

Straight Footballer Blasts Homophobia In Soccer By Dawn Ennis Sweden’s Albin Ekdal is straight and says it’s time to change soccer so closeted gay players feel comfortable coming out. Albin Ekdal might not be a household name outside Europe, but the midfielder for Sweden’s national team and Italy’s Sampdoria has a message he wants soccer...
Justin Utley’s “Survivors”

Justin Utley’s “Survivors”

Justin Utley’s “Survivors” Overcoming the Trauma of Conversion Therapy Conversion Therapy: the disproven pseudoscientific practice of attempting to change an individual’s sexual orientation using psychological and spiritual interventions. OUTMusic Award winning singer/songwriter Justin Utley releases “Survivors” Recorded in Salt Lake City, “Survivors” is an anthemic pop track, written by Swedish songwriting duo Linda & Ylva,...
Summer Beat Box

Summer Beat Box

By Jimmy Newsum You know that summer is in full force when all the biggest artists are releasing their hottest jams… so which will go down as 2019’s Song of the Summer? We know the mainstream contenders.  Jonas Brothers “Sucker”, Sam Smith’s “Dancing with a Stranger” and Ariana Grande’s “Bloodline” are all dominating the airwaves. ...
Art Redefined

Art Redefined

One may define art as the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. We have gathered a small group of artists who have expressed their own definition of what art means to them; what inspires them, what projects they currently are working...
Leaving an Indelible Mark

Leaving an Indelible Mark

Leaving an Indelible Mark By Chris Astrala LGBT artists have continually challenged mainstream understandings of gender and sexuality. The impact of this on our society is immeasurable. For example, artists of the 1980s who worked tirelessly to bring attention to HIV/AIDS in America, artists today maintain their roles as leading figures striving for change and...
Stonewall

Stonewall

Stonewall: “Where Pride Began” By Justin Tiller We remember the uprising at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, as what sparked the modern LGBT rights movement in the U.S. In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York...
Stoli® Vodka Introduces "Spirit of Stonewall" Limited Edition Bottle

Stoli® Vodka Introduces “Spirit of Stonewall” Limited Edition Bottle

Coinciding with World Pride and designed by Lisa Marie Thalhammer, an award-winning visual artist and member of the LGBTQ community, who is best known for her iconic 13-color rainbow “LOVE” mural located on Blagden Alley in Washington, D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood, the bottle is a limited edition specifically for the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall. For the...
LGBTQ Travel in 2019

LGBTQ Travel in 2019

LGBTQ Travel in 2019 2019 might just be the queerest year ever in travel. How come? One word: Stonewall. The New York City bar uprising that kicked off the modern LGBTQ-rights movement turns 50 in June and you better believe nearly every Pride event worldwide will be celebrating, big time. Not that Pride events are...
Madame X

Madame X

Madonna’s Highly Anticipated Album Madame X Drops Globally On June 14th By Ryan Turrin Madonna’s 14th studio album Madame X to be released on June 14th. “Medellín,” co-produced by Mirwais, is the critically acclaimed first track of five songs to be released before Madame X comes out across the world on June 14th. NPR says,...