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Facebook adds rainbow flag emoji for Pride month

Facebook has released a rainbow flag emoji for Pride month.

In addition to Facebook allowing people to show their appreciation for an outstanding status with a thumbs-up or smilie face, today they added a new emoji to their emoticon ribbon to celebrate Pride month: a rainbow flag.

The company in a post says they, “believe in building a platform that supports all communities.”

Ricky Rebel back in San Diego for two shows

If anything can be said about Ricky Rebel it’s that he doesn’t discriminate when it comes to 80’s pop royalty and that can be easily heard  in his new release “If You Were My Baby.”

Equal parts Prince, Michael Jackson, and David Bowie, this track invokes those late artists while adding that familiar dance-synth vibe that is purely Rebel.

Kathy Kosins is a modern day legend of jazz

Kathy Kosins will perform at Martinis Above Fourth on June 13 at Martinis Above Fourth.

Kathy Kosins is no stranger to music. She has a fanbase which extends around the globe, and once you listen to her perform you will see why The Chicago Tribune called her “One of the most alluring voices in jazz.”

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.