Tag Archives: Gay Culture

Homeless LGBTQ Youth – How To Help!

Every once in a while I like to turn the focus and attention toward serious matters affecting our amazing community of brothers and sisters in need. I received a wonderful email from a sweet girl names Janessa Dayan who works with a truly giving group called Goodshop and Goodsearch. Their company motto is “You Shop. You Save. We Give.” I’ve placed the entire press release here for you to read through. I hope you take the time to check these organizations out. Happy Gay Pride Month! …

Heading to Mr. Gay USofA ’15 Nationals

If you follow me here or on social media then you know I’ve been preparing hard for my preliminary contest to take me back to Mr. Gay USofA nationals in San Antonio this November. I got my ticket! I’M EXCITED! I wanted to win desperately but it wasn’t in the cards this round. However I did get my qualifying ticket as first alternate to place my two dancing feet back on that stage at The Saint November 4-6. Here’s what went down in Bakersfield at the first ever Mr. Gay California USofA contest… …

Queen of the Desert Drag Pageant

I was sitting on the couch here at home when I got a message from Brett Klein at the D.A.P. about the upcoming Queen of the Desert lip-sync drag competition that we just had 5/27 at Renaissance Hotel in Palm Springs. I had attended the previous year which was the premiere year for the pageant. Brett knew my background in the pageant circuit with the girls could be an asset to the show. My filter was off so I told him what I thought of the previous year and how I thought it could be better, encouraging but honest in my opinions. The next thing I know I am sitting across from a true soldier for the Desert Aids Project… …

Beyond the Lights – Movie Review

You know the star. She is beautiful Gugu Mbatha-Raw, the girl at the center of the E! scandal with Giuliana Rancic and her deemed racist comments about Gugu’s red carpet hair and appearance recently. And what has contributed to as a possible demise of E!’s Fashion Police. The film is called Beyond the Lights and is about a career-driven overbearing mother played to the bitchy hilt by Minnie Driver, both ruthless and shameless about getting her daughter Noni Jean (Mbatha-Raw) to a successful career…

Two Tickets to Nashville, Please!

I’m trying to pull things together this morning so when I get off this evening I don’t rush around like a chicken with my head cut off. See, my southern vocabulary is starting to find its way back in. Tomorrow we head to Nashville for a few days. And yes, I said “we.” My husband will be getting on with me as I board the silver bird that flies the people across the lands in the wee a.m. hours from PSP towards BNA. I’m thrilled he’s joining me for a meat-and-three and some good southern BBQ. He has never been to Tennessee and seeing my French man in such a simple land will be one true ki-ki. …

Today’s Happenings – Gay Culture Now

OMG! Zayn Malik has left One Direction! OMG! I really, really couldn’t care any less. And yes, it’s the beginning of the end. Hello! Goodbye. Boy bands come and go then come back together and break up again. A few solos efforts will ensue. Not sure if any of them would be strong enough to carry on solo. Harry Styles could because he is the face of the band from what I can tell and his voice is decent. But it is what it is. May the future tribute bands start auditioning for gigs. Boy, bye. And in other news… …

Daylight Savings Times Brings Change

I just finished a day full of updating this web domain and giving it a fresher look. Between deciding what theme to choose and then tweaking it up, I am finally very happy with it all. It should be mobile-friendly and ready for micro formats more so than ever before. It had been over 4 years with the older theme so it was definitely time to do such. This one is easier on the eyes and I tied up broken links, updated content and all that jazz. Since Daylight Savings Time is now upon us…

Into Another New Year We Grow

Happy New Year! I just came to the realization that I hadn’t posted anything for the new year and I’m seriously shamed about the entire ordeal. Kidding, totes! But I did feel like popping one out on the quick-quick just to catch up for hot minute. Because it has been just that – a hot minute since I’ve been on here! What’s happening in today’s gay culture, primarily mine?! Here goes… …

Top Trends 2014 – My Year Rewind

With the increasing flow of news media today there’s many places you can find statistically speaking official charts of top stories of 2014. I love that reflection we take of the year past and hopeful optimism of the one to come. Here at my domain I chose to remember those moments in my own gay pop culture lexicon and personal life to chart as the top moments that gave me life in 2014. …

It’s A Man’s World – Competing for Mr. Gay USofA

It’s been almost a week since we have all returned from Texas. Well, of course I’m speaking of my fellow contestants from the Mr. Gay USofA contest this past week in San Antonio. 24 amazing men, proud and strong, stood among their peers and gave it their all in categories of Interview, Talent and the wide wild world of Clubwear. I was among these hungry men coming to claim what was ours always giving it one hell of a shot in the process! In the end there were 23 winners and 1 Ultimate Grand Supreme. Here’s the entire tale… …