Friday, November 28, 2014

COMING OUT TO PLAY by Robbie Rogers

Openly gay soccer player Robbie Rogers has released his memoir, Coming Out To Play, written with Eric Marcus and now available at Amazon.

It is difficult to overstate what a trailblazer Robbie is as the first openly gay man playing in Major League Soccer–or in any major league sport in the United States.

In his book, Robbie discusses the emotional and physical turmoil he endured in the closet, as well as how his personal life and career have transformed now that he lives as an openly gay man.

The MLS Insider produced this video about Robbie retiring from soccer, coming out of the closet and soon thereafter signing to play with the L.A. Galaxy.

When you jump to this post on the blog, you can watch an excellent interview Robbie did with The Trevor Project.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

"Hearts Would Rhyme" by Bright Smoke

Singer and artist Bright Smoke released the music video for her song, "Hearts Would Rhyme."

I love her voice and songs so much. When you jump to this post on the blog, you can read my interview with Bright Smoke.

Monday, November 10, 2014

HBO's THE COMEBACK Season 2: Episode 1 – “Valerie Makes A Pilot” Full Episode

Today on YouTube, HBO released in its entirety Season 2: Episode 1 of The Comeback.

I love Lisa Kudrow's cringe-worthy Valerie Cherish and can't wait to see more of this season nine years in the making.

UPDATED November 30, 2014: HBO has made private the Season 2: Episode 1 video on YouTube, so here's another trailer to The Comeback.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

LOOKING Season 2 Teaser

HBO's Looking dropped this teaser trailer today. Season 2 begins January 11, 2015.

In the teaser, I suspect the gang is pharmaceutically altered at a gay club in San Francisco, California.

As I recently discussed on Twitter with series writer Tanya Saracho, I've not lost hope Jonathan Groff's character, Patrick, is caught naked up a tree this season.

When you jump to this post on the blog, you can read about the world premiere of Looking I attended earlier this year at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

"Time" and "Bennie and the Jets" by Steve Grand

As I mention in this post on the blog, openly gay singer/songwriter Steve Grand's Kickstarter campaign broke records as Grand raised funds to produce his first album.

Today, he released his original song "Time" and his cover of Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets" co-composed with Bernie Taupin.

You can purchase these songs on iTunes and listen to them on YouTube.

This is a clip Grand made while waiting for his mics to be set up at his recording studio in San Diego, California.

Grand's first album is due out January, 2015.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Interview with Armistead Maupin at the San Francisco Public Library

On October 23, 2014, KM Soehnlein interviewed Armistead Maupin at the San Francisco Public Library.

Maupin talked about how his Tales of the City books first ran as a newspaper serial, what San Francisco was like in the 1970's, his adventures at Burning Man, and much more.

I like to purchase his books directly from his website - He signs each one for you!