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‘P.S. Burn This Letter Please’ Embarked on a Five-Year Journey to Reconstruct the Lives of its Protagonists

Before there was Pose, before Madonna showed us all how to Vogue, before Stonewall, there were courageous individuals in the ‘50s who busted gender norms, donning drag in a...

Matthew Richardson – Spinning a Message of Tolerance

Matthew Richardson’s journey has followed a circuitous path. For the former Cirque du Soleil performer, you might even say literally, having mastered the art of spinning on the...

This Broadway Baby is Having a Moment

Seth Sikes appears to be having a moment.  And by all accounts, the 36-year-old crooner appears poised to be in it for the long haul.  Having earned rave reviews from veteran...

Rufus Wainwright – Unfollowing the Rules Since 1998

Rufus Wainwright has been un-following the rules since the openly gay multi-hyphenate released his first studio album in ’98, a genre-bending debut album which earned a slew of...

Kandace Springs: A Jazz Singer with a Rock Star Vibe

7 Reasons Kandace Springs should be on your Gaydar By Steve Gottfried Kandace Springs is a soulful jazz singer who is one to watch. With two albums under her belt and a third...

9 LGBTQ Groups Guaranteed to Boost your LA Social Life

In the tech-centric, social media saturated basin of Los Angeles, it’s easier than ever to feel isolated and withdrawn. But thanks to the folks at Meetup.com, there are myriad...

LA’s Gay Past: This is LGBT History, Told in Six Landmarks

Los Angeles is full of landmarks from LGBT History — many of which paved the way but are no longer with us. Long after their doors were shuttered and replaced by a Starbucks or...

Loving Joni Mitchell: Andy Mientus Pays Tribute to “Ladies of the Canyon”

Joni Mitchell is experiencing a resurgence of appreciation these days without singing a single note. In the wake of her Grammy-nominated 75th birthday tribute concert, Andy...

Broadway Chanteuse Sara Bareilles Fills the Hollywood Bowl to the Brim

“Holy *&#@, we’re at the Hollywood Bowl!” That was the introductory s-bomb dropped by singer Sara Bareilles as her tour hit LA to promote her sixth studio album,...

When Andy Met Dolly: This is What Happened on “Heartstrings”

Andy Mientus is an out actor known for his work on stage (Spring Awakening) and screen (from Smash to The Flash). Now he’s set to make an even bigger splash — as a guest...

Feel Love? This Donna Summer Touring Musical is a Fitting Last Dance

The National Tour of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical arrived in Los Angeles at the Pantages Theater and runs through November 24th. Thanks in large part to its stellar cast, a...

“La Vie en Rose”: See This Singing Legend’s Master Class

Step back in time and experience what it might’ve felt like to live in Paris during the halcyon years of Hemingway, Picasso and Modigliani. This is what Grammy Award-winning...