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Drag performer Dame Edna calls trans folk "rat-baggery"

Entertainer Dame Edna is not a supporter of transgender folks.

European drag performer and talk show host Barry Humphries, better known as Dame Edna Everage, caused a stir among trans activists and the LGBT community when he denounced trans people last week, calling them "rat-baggery": an Australian slang term for nonsense. 

Theater Review: “The Zoo Story"

“The Zoo Story” plays through July 29, 2018 at Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Boulevard, University Heights

Some days you just want to sit on a park bench and be alone with your thoughts. But playwright Edward Albee, some 60 years ago, saw much more sinister, even life-changing possibilities in that simple fact.

Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company presents Edward Albee’s first play, “The Zoo Story,” through July 29 at Diversionary Theatre. Rosina Reynolds directs.

Theater Review: “Xanadu”

“Xanadu” plays through August 18, 2018, at OnStage Playhouse, 291 Third Avenue (near F Street), Chula Vista.

Can a struggling (and not very good) artist find inspiration and love from a mythological figure and finally achieve his dream of opening a roller disco?

Come on, you know you’ve always wanted to know the answer to that burning question, and here’s your chance: OnStage Playhouse has a smashing version of “Xanadu” – the musical – on the boards through Aug. 18.

Theater Review: “Queens”

“Queens” plays through July 29, 2018, at La Jolla Playhouse’s Potiker Theatre, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive (on the UCSD campus).

The women in Martyna Majok’s new play “Queens” are immigrants who have left family, friends and homeland in search of a “better life” in the U.S. Majok knows this subject well: she is an immigrant from Poland who has not only found a better life but recently won a 2018 Pulitzer Prize for her play “Cost of Living.”

Gay single mid-lifers are focus of 'West 40s' comedy web series

Mark Sam Rosenthal and Brian Sloan have created a new web series about single gay men in New York and you can watch the first episode below. 

The duo say the characters have come to some realizations in the decade since their 30's 

Gain detergent spot has dad sniffing his jock strap

Detergent ad has some questioning whether it's in bad taste.

In an interesting campaign from Gain laundry detergent, they advertise just how well their product gets clothes clean, even a used jock strap. 

The spot, running for about a week, has pricked up the ears and keyboards of social media who are pretty divided about the ad.