Q&A with Jose Llana about “Here Lies Love” the Concert on Monday, November 25th to Aid in Philippines Relief

David Byrne’s critically acclaimed musical that was extended four times, “Here Lies Love” will reconvene for a one-night only concert on Monday, November 25th at Terminal 5 to help raise money for relief efforts in the Philippines, post Typhoon Haiyan. The concert proceeds will go to Doctors Without Borders. “Here Lies Love” is about Ferdinand […] Click to read more »

The Outfest Legacy Awards at the Orpheum Theater in L.A. on Thursday, November 21st will Help to Preserve LGBT Film

The Outfest UCLA Legacy Project, a partnership with the UCLA Film & Television Archive, is the only program in the world dedicated to saving and protecting LGBT moving images. It is the largest publicly accessible and comprehensive collection of LGBT moving images in the world with more than 30,000 items and growing. The 9th annual […] Click to read more »

The Documentary, “God Loves Uganda” Reveals the Current Influence of Evangelical Christianity on Uganda Resulting in Anti-Gay Legislation and Hate Crimes By: Steve V. Rodriguez

With so much attention on Russia’s anti-gay laws and legislation, including bans on Russian Vodka, it has naturally drawn attention away from the looming anti-gay laws, imprisonment,  and hate crimes ending in death,  that are occurring in Uganda, and all over Africa for that matter. Much of this hatred, and this anti-gay agenda has been […] Click to read more »

“Making Exact Sense of the Supreme Court Ruling of DOMA and Prop. 8” By Frank D. Pond

Prop 8:  The appellants had no standing to appeal since they didn’t represent the people of the State of CA since Gov Brown and AG Harris determined not to appeal.  This was a way out for those Justices that could not cobble together a full denial of marital equality and for those that support marriage […] Click to read more »

Brazilian Spring – What Really is Going on with the Brazilian Protests; A Brazilian Citizen’s Perspective Editorial & Photos by Patrick K. Sister

You might have read somewhere (or watched on TV) about the protests in Brazil. I’m here to tell you a little bit about it. Not as a journalist but as a Brazilian citizen who’s been caught in the middle of this. A bit of geography: Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world with […] Click to read more »

Spring is in the Air: Setting a June Date for Marriage (Equality). By Frank D. Pond

As we wait for the United States Supreme Court to bless the vows of gay persons -either in 50 states or in 1 (California), or make some other pronouncement-the rest of the world continues to move with even more speed in its evolution on marriage.  And lest we in the US feel left behind, several […] Click to read more »

The election is over, it't time to reflect

The Election is Over, Its Time to Reflect. By Frank D. Pond

It has been about a week since the election returns surprised many in the press with a solid, if not magnificent, win by President Obama and the Democrats in the Senate.  The House, too, presented the Dems with net additions and would have likely led to a Democratic House if the Dems hadn’t squandered 2010 […] Click to read more »

Election Update: November 6, 2012 is Upon Us

Election Update: November 6, 2012 is Upon Us By Frank D. Pond

Some of the pundit class, mostly from the right, claim without evidence that America is generally a conservative nation.  I don’t buy it one bit.  Any student of history, anecdotal as well as factually intensive, would understand that America is a cautiously progressive nation.  By this, I mean, we don’t move backwards and we are […] Click to read more »

Martin Luther King, III, Arndrea Waters King, Kimberly Hayes

Martin Luther King, III attends the 42nd Annual Legislative Conference in D.C. and talks about spirituality & politics

Down the beltway, I headed to the nation’s capital for the Annual Legislative Conference hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus of congress.  This event is always lively for the panel discussions, dinners receptions, networking and partying, all in the name of supporting this segment of congress necessary to ensure diversity in all areas of the […] Click to read more »

What to expect from the road to Charlotte and the upcoming DNC By Frank D. Pond

I have the honor of being selected as an At-Large Delegate for President Obama at this years Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.  I will be sitting with the largest delegation, from California, made up of a diverse group of people proudly representing our wonderfully diverse and progressive State.  The action takes place from […] Click to read more »