Rainbows abound at second Cedar Valley Pride Fest (WCF Courier)
The Kinsey Sicks
A capella, satire, comedy, and drag are combined with hilarious success in the quartet the Kinsey Sicks. Discovered at a Bette Midler concert dressed as the Andrews sisters, the Kinsey Sicks have twenty years of performance as America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet. Their performances include their Off-Broadway hit “DRAGAPELLA! Starring the Kinsey Sicks” at Studio 54, and an extended run at the Las Vegas Hilton. They have recorded six CDs and have been featured in two feature films. In addition to making people laugh until their faces hurt the Kinsey Sicks challenge audience members to think about a range of cultural and political trends deeply and critically.
Transportraits: Lorenzo Triburgo Captures Powerful Images Of Transgender Men (PHOTOS) (Huffington Post)
Lorenzo Triburgo combines oil painted landscapes and modern photography to create portraits of transgender individuals to bring attention to social constructs and gender identities.
Power Gays: Eli Lieb, a new kind of pop star (Gay Star News)
The music industry is changing. Their are musicians being true to themselves, breaking the mold, and singing about what is really in their hearts. Even if that is gay love, like in Eli Lieb's music.
Janeane Garofalo to perform April 5, 2013 at the Englert in Iowa City. Interview by Arthur Breur.
Before interviewing Janeane Garofalo, everybody I mentioned her name to said, “Oh, I love her!” Most, as I did, recalled her parts in movies, such as Mystery Men, The Truth About Cats and Dogs, or Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. Which presents a problem, because while she is known for playing deadpan, cynical characters, Janeane Garofalo is quite a different (and far deeper) person than those she has played—read that “been cast as”—in movies.
In advance of her Mission Creek Festival comedy performance with Tig Notaro at The Englert Theatre on April 5, I had the pleasure of chatting with her about what she has done, what she would like to do… and beading.
Chris Kluwe Tells Stephen Colbert: Gay People Deserve Equal Treatment (OnTop)
Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe explained his support for gay marriage by saying he believes “people are people and deserve to be treated the same as everyone else.”
Oscars snub Iowa film 'Bully' in Best Documentary category (DesMoinesRegister)
The unflinching documentary “Bully,” much of which was filmed in Iowa school buses and hallways, was not among five films nominated this morning for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
The five films that will compete in the category are “5 Broken Cameras,” “The Gatekeepers,” “How to Survive a Plague,” “The Invisible War” and “Searching for Sugar Man.”
Riverside Theatre & Working Group Theatre announce Iowa City reading of Dustin Lance Black’s 8, Nov 15
Riverside Theatre in Collaboration with Working Group Theatre Joins Nationwide Productions of Landmark Marriage Equality Play by Academy Award-Winning Screenwriter of MILK and J. EDGAR.
Iowa City, Iowa – On Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 PM, Riverside Theatre in collaboration with Working Group Theatre, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, is proud to announce a one-night-only staged reading of “8,” a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and AFER Founding Board Member Dustin Lance Black. Twenty-one area actors and community members will participate in the reading. After the show there will be a talk-back for audience members with State Representative Vicki Lensing and Molly Tafoya of OneIowa (the state's largest LGBT advocacy organization) about the landscape of marriage equality in Iowa and nationally. Following the talk-back, ticket holders will be invited to a lobby reception sponsored by Devotay.
Dates & Times: Thursday, November 15, 7:30PM, Riverside Theatre, 213 N Gilbert Street, Iowa City
Tickets: $15 and can be reserved by calling the Riverside Theatre Box Office at (319) 338-7672. A portion of the ticket proceeds goes to American Foundation for Equal Rights. All ticket holders are invited to attend the post-show talk-back and reception.
Staged reading of 8 the Play, Nov 15 at Riverside Theatre in Iowa
Riverside Theatre, in collaboration with Working Group Theatre, is honored to present a staged reading of “8”, a new documentary play by Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) about the federal case for marriage equality.
“8″ candidly illustrates the historic trial using court transcripts and personal reflections from the 2010 case known as Prop 8, a constitutional amendment that barred same-sex marriage in California. There will be a post-performance talkback to discuss the issues.
Tickets are $15 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Foundation for Equal Rights. To reserve your tickets, call the box office at 319-338-7672.
Performances of "8" next Sunday and Monday (Oct 28-29, 2012) in Des Moines, Iowa
One Iowa and independent director and producer Ron Gilbert, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, is proud to announce a reading of 8, a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8. Written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and AFER Founding Board Member Dustin Lance Black, 8 had its much-heralded Broadway world premiere in September 2011, and its star-studded Los Angeles premiere in March 2012.
'Modern Family' Is Ann Romney's Favorite TV Show, But Creator Steve Levitan Pushes Back On Gay Marriage (VIDEO) (HuffingtonPost)
Ann Romney's favorite TV show may be "Modern Family," which features committed gay couple Cam and Mitch. But the show's co-creator isn't a fan of the Romneys' position on marriage equality.
- Warren's Words
- Happy Sharon Needles Day! (LezGetReal)
- 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner America's Next Drag Superstar speaks out: 'We figured possibly that RuPaul would keep the crown for herself'(EW)
- Zach Wahls, Gay Rights Activist, Appears On 'The Daily Show' To Talk New Book (VIDEO) (HuffingtonPost)
- Zach Wahl's "My Two Moms" book released April 26 (Examiner)
- Zach Wahls On David Letterman: 'My Two Moms' Author Talks Homophobia, Gay Marriage And Bullying (VIDEO) (HuffingtonPost)
- Biz Buzz: Singer makes a Splash, heads to China (DesMoinesRegister)
- Local group leads rise in drag king culture (DailyIowan)
- UNI Proud hosts first-ever ‘Queer Monologues’ (NorthernIowan)
- MPAA Reverses Course, 'Bully' Will Have No Rating (OnTop)
- Paula Poundstone 2009 interview redux
- Facebook Removes Gay Kiss Photo, Ironically an Advertisement for a Cultural Project Against Homophobia (Towelroad)
- Des Moines Gay Men's Chorus performs Cabaret!
- Paula Poundstone to be at The Hoy Sherman Place Des Moines
- SiriusXM OutQ and Greater Than AIDS Empower Gay Community to “SpeakOUT”
- here! TV’s For & Against Examines HIV Criminalization
- Katy Butler To Be Recognized At GLAAD Media Awards (OnTop)
- Queens from Previous Seasons of "RuPaul's Drag Race" Compete in New Series for the Franchise
- One Million Moms Threatens Toys 'R' Us With Boycott Over Archie Comics' Gay Wedding Issue (HuffingtonPost)
- “The Real Boy”
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