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Five LGBT horror shorts you don't want to miss

There is a whole untapped mainstream genre that goes virtually ignored in the LGBT community: horror movies.

I have spoken to many people who absolutely love them, but you would be hard-pressed to find a critic who says our LGBT brothers and sisters are being portrayed accurately if at all. 

Theater Review: “Loves And Hours”

Jake Rosko (Dan Jr.), DeNae Steele (Sara) in "Love And Hours."

Love (desired, experienced and abandoned) is explored in many age and gender configurations in Stephen Metcalfe’s “Loves And Hours,” playing through July 2 at Scripps Ranch Theatre.

The 50ish Dan Tilney (Francis Gercke) serves as a sort of commentator/Greek chorus/narrator for this amatory roller-coaster. (Gercke is also the show’s director.)

Trixie Mattel toys with her past in 'Ages 3+ Up'

Get to know Trixie Mattel at Martinis Above Fourth this month as she comes to San Diego in "Ages 3+ Up."

Trixie Mattel has something to tell you about her childhood and she’s going to let it all fly this month at Martinis Above Fourth.

The Season seven Drag Race contestant has a one-woman show she is bringing to San Diego called “Ages 3+ Up.”

I talked to Trixie about what she thinks of this season of Drag Race, and what she has been doing since her 2015 television debut.

McDonalds' Pride sleeves on fries angers web evangelist

The release of the rainbow colored containers has stricken a nerve with web-evangelist Joshua Feuerstein.

McDonalds, one of the biggest fast food chains in the world has given their famous French fries a Pride makeover in honor of National Equality March in Washington DC this month and one conservative social media blogger is salty over the project.

Theater Review: "The Spitfire Grill: A Musical"

Aurora Florence, Devlin & Meghan Andrews in “The Spitfire Grill."

I love surprises. I thought “The Spitfire Grill” would be just another yee-haw country/western musicale about life in a small town. I’m happy to report that it’s a lot more than that.

Based on the 1996 film starring Alison Elliott, Ellen Burstyn and Marcia Gay Harden and set to music by James Valcq and Fred Alley, this is a show about life, love and second chances.

Theater Review: “Damn Yankees”

Katie Sapper (Gloria Thorpe) and the ensemble of Damn Yankees.

Remember Faust, who sold his soul to the devil for knowledge and worldly pleasures? Well, wouldn’t you know, somebody saw a baseball story in that.

It’s called “Damn Yankees” (my feeling exactly, but I could say that equally about every sports team), and San Diego Musical Theatre presents the 1955 musical through June 18 at the Spreckels Theatre. 

It’s 2017: Where are the queer horror characters?

For one thing, we must be willing to accept being stereotyped to at least some degree, especially in the beginning.

[Editor's note: Waylon Jordan is an out gay horror movie fan, and writer who writes for iHorror.com. and his editorial below appears in its entirety with permission by the publisher of that website]

Pride Month is here again.

Theater Review: “Imaginary Invalid”

Paul L. Coffey appears as Béralde and Andy Grotelueschen as Argan.

It’s tough enough when the life you live is dependent on the opinion of someone else. It’s damn near revolting when those opinions are based on fantasy.

Theater Review: “Escape To Margaritaville”

Paul Alexander Nolan (on chair) and the cast of La Jolla Playhouse’s world-premiere musical “Escape To Margaritaville”

In a beachside bar somewhere in the Caribbean, there’s a sign that says “You can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning.”

That sums up the “change in latitude, change in attitude” vibe of Jimmy Buffett and his songs in the delightful world premiere of “Escape To Margaritaville” at La Jolla Playhouse.