Alexander Rodriguez Author

Pose’s Michaela Jae Has Something to Say

Michaela Jae (“MJ”) Rodriguez has earned a place in our hearts and in television history with her portrayal of Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista in FX’s Pose, featuring...

Karl Schmid – Beyond the Red Carpet

You may recognize on-camera journalist Karl Schmid from his coverage of the Oscars on ABC’s On the Red Carpet, or you may recognize him from the 1st ever televised broadcast of...

From Los Angeles to Cairo to The History Channel, Nicholas Brown Makes Archeology Sexy

If you have been watching the History Channel over the years, you may have noticed a fresh crop of historians, scientists, and archeologists keeping things exciting. The History...

BETTY is Back!

If Pop Queer trio BETTY had a crystal ball in 1986 at their first show at DC’s 9:30 Club, they still couldn’t have predicted the craziness that has been this year, this past...

Yes I Am – The Ric Weiland Story

Shows like FX’s Pose and HBO’s It’s A Sin have brought the stories from the AIDS epidemic era to a new generation.  The dramatization of that time has inspired new...

Queer CHROMA Faces are this Artist’s Pride

There is a certain messy beauty to photographer Matt Monath’s CHROMA series. Queer faces covered in rainbow dust, textures, and extreme close-ups fill the shot. There’s a...

Suzanne Guacci: The Cinematic Voice for LGBTQ with Disabilities

During this Pride month, many different factions within our community are celebrating their identity and showing their Pride. While some members are fighting to add their color to...

Retiring While Inspiring: Lorri L. Jean’s Labor of Love at the Los Angeles LGBT Center

In September of 2020, it was announced that the Los Angeles LGBT Center would begin its search for a successor to CEO Lorri L. Jean who, at the time of retirement in July of 2022,...

Carson Kressley, The Queen of Reality TV is Authentically Increasing Gay Representation

It’s hard to remember a time that Carson Kressley hasn’t been a fixture on TV. 2003 marked the premiere of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy on the (then) small cable network...

The World-Famous Abbey in West Hollywood Celebrates 30 Years

When talking about the “World-Famous” Abbey, it is hard to imagine it as a 1,100 square foot coffee shop, across the street from its current location and run by an ex-banker...

Quinton Peron Talks LGBTQ Acceptance in Sports and Leading the Cheer in Pride

Picture it – Atlanta 2019, Super Bowl LIII, the Los Angeles Rams are about to take on the New England Patriots. The stakes are high – the last time the Rams were in the Super...

Gigi Gorgeous is Building Bridges Between the Gay and Transgender Communities Through Visibility

Getting your first 100 million views on YouTube makes you a star, surpassing 500 million views and using that stardom for activism makes you a gorgeous queen. What we’ve learned...