92 and breaking records – Harriette Thompson

Harriette Thompson does it again and this time she breaks another record. On Sunday, May 31, 2015 at San Diego’s Rock N Roll Marathon at the age of 92, she became the oldest woman to finish a Marathon. She also set the world record for fastest time by a woman over 90 at 7 hours, 7 minutes and 42 seconds. She is a two-time cancer survivor and has raised over 90,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She started running at the age of 76 and missed one race when she was undergoing cancer treatment. Her husband passed away in January from cancer and she is battling a staph infection in her legs. Her determination has made her an inspiration to many.



Passes to FilmOut San Diego

FilmOutSD_2015Festival_SDCNN-GaySDBannerAd_250x250pxWe’re proud to sponsor FilmOut San Diego’s 17th year.  We’re also happy to provide tickets to our fans for this wonderful event. The mission of FilmOut San Diego is to enlighten, educate, and entertain the communities of San Diego County & beyond through the exhibition of LGBT-themed films. FilmOut San Diego seeks to recognize, promote, celebrate and support the important diverse artistic contributions LGBT filmmakers make to our community.

How to enter: 

Like our Facebook page and make a comment on the Give-Away post why you think it’s important to have an LGBT Festival. Comments with the most likes will win a ticket package that includes 2 for each of the below movies. Can’t make all of them? Pass it on to your friends.

Saturday, May 30th 

11:00 am – Best of LGBT Shorts
3:00 pm – Game Face (Festival Spotlight)
5:15 pm – BFFS
7:30 pm – Paternity Leave (Boys Centerpiece)

Sunday, May 31st

1:00 pm – In The Turn (Girls Centerpiece)



Tercer Grado (Day Release) Interview with Director and Lead Actor

Interview with Tercer Grado (Day Release) actor Jesús Lloveras and director Geoffrey Cowper at the 22nd San Diego Film Festival. The festival goes from March 12-22nd showcasing top talent from around the world.

Tercer Grado Director and Lead Actor

Tercer Grado (Day Release) actor Jesús Lloveras and director Geoffrey Cowper at the 22nd San Diego Film Festival.

On his first weekend of parole after 5 years in prison, Mark Rodriguez witnesses the armed robbery of a security van. His brother’s critical situation and his own feelings of remorse will lead him to take desperate measures. His only help will be a young and sexy stripper he met the night before. This electric and grungy thriller paints a picture of desperation in a world devoid of hope.

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Monster Jam takes over Petco Park

Monster Jam takes over Petco Park

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush this weekend you don’t want to miss out on Monster Jam at Petco Park. This Saturday’s all-star line-up includes World Finals champion powerhouses Grave Digger®, El Toro Loco®, Captain’s Curse® and Metal Mulisha; plus the San Diego debut truck appearances of FOX Sports 1™ Cleatus, Scooby-Doo™, Dragon, Doomsday; Monster Mutt® Rottweiler; War Wagon and Incinerator.  Another special performance will take place on Saturday, Jan. 31 with the return appearance (after 7-year hiatus from San Diego) of four-time World Finals Champion and Grave Digger Icon Dennis Anderson!

Monster Jam Trucks

Anderson’s sons, Adam and Ryan are also Monster Truck drivers. We got to speak to Ryan Anderson who’s been in the business for only five years. “My dad’s been doing it for 32 years now so I was born into it, I’m only 25 years old so I was in my crib on the way to shows and stuff like that.”  He says there’s no other choice for him because it’s in his blood. “I do this for a living and I love it and so far I’ve done pretty good at it.”

Ryan Anderson

This is the first time that the trucks take over Petco Park. Being in a new place means a new track and potentially more daring tricks. “You never know what to expect but I can guarantee its gonna be insane” Anderson assured us. You don’t have to be a fan or mechanically inclined to appreciate the show. You just have to like the thought of seeing a 10,000lb truck fly up 60ft in the air and potentially lose a tire, crash or catch on fire.

Monster Jam Preparations

There’s always something new to experience so whether you’re a long time fan or a Monster Truck newbie you’ll be equally pleased. Could this be the show where San Diego sees one of these Monsters do a back flip?  “I’m pretty sure its going to be the first time there’s gonna be some back flips attempts here, not going to promise anything but they are building a ramp that I think I might be able to try it off of but not gonna guarantee nothing like I said, I might not make it that far but if I do I’ll hit it whether it backflips or crashes or whatever, I’ll do it and everyone is going to get a kick out of it” teases Anderson. One thing is for sure after talking with Anderson, it’s all about providing the fans a memorable show.

Monster Jam

The show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, but fans can get the celebration started early with the Pit Party at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $45. For more information, visit MonsterJam.com.





San Diego Comic-Con 2014

San Diego Comic-Con has come and gone. No more sleeping on the sidewalk to get into Hall H. Comic book Superhero’s will no longer be at your every turn. The long lines and aching feet will be forgotten as we reminisce and look through our photos and begin to anticipate Comic-Con 2015.

Boi/Butch: Portraits of Masculine of Center Identity

Show & Tell Concept Shop most recent collaboration, “Queery,” will run from June 25 to August 31, 2014. “Queery” opens with “Boi/Butch: Portraits of Masculine of Center Identity” on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 5 PM.  This exhibition showcases the latest portraits from Miki Vargas’ “For The Love Of Bois Project,” capturing and celebrating the beauty of masculine of center individuals while recognizing the breadth and depth of identity for lesbian/queer/ womyn who tilt toward the masculine side of the gender scale.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/ShowAndTellConceptShop

“Boi/Butch: Portraits of Masculine of Center Identity” will also showcase Meg Allen’s, “Butch” – a collection most recently featured on Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and Policy Mic. “Butch” is an environmental portraiture project and exploration of the butch aesthetic, identity, and presentation of female masculinity. It is a celebration of those who dwell outside of the stringent social binary that separates the sexes and a glimpse into the private and often unseen spaces of people who exude their authentic sense of self. For more information and RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1492373314309239/

Running concurrently to “Boi/Butch” is “Beaus & Belles Pop Up.”  “Beaus & Belles” is a 9-week Qwear Style Experience bringing together the best in queer fashion from the Bay Area and beyond.  To RSVP and check out updated Qwear brands: https://www.facebook.com/events/247926865392723/

Other “Queery” events you’ll want to add to your calendar:

Culture Fuck Queer Open Mic
July 18th

The Style Social
Featuring Cultured Members of Society
June 19th
Culture Fuck Queer Open Mic- Femme Edition 
August 15th

Oakland Pride Closing Celebration
Hosted by MTV Real World Ex-Plosion’s Ari Fitz
August 28th

“Out on the Mountain” LGBT Night Returns

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s annual “Out on the Mountain” LGBT Night returns this year on Friday, September 20, 2013. The entire park is closed to the general public for this private LGBT party from 6pm-1am. Over 6,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event.

“This is an exciting event to put on each year, where LGBT of all ages can enjoy an evening together with music, rides, and great fun,” says DJ Ray Rhodes.  “While I’ve been a DJ all over North America as well as a club promoter for many years, this event still holds a special place in my heart because of how it helps also so many worthwhile LGBT organizations and charities.”

Attendees will enjoy the Magic Mountain park with thrill rides including Six Flags Magic Mountain’s new ride Full Throttle, along with Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom, Green Lantern: First Flight, Superman: Escape from Krypton, Batman the Ride, Tatsu, Apocalypse, The Riddler’s Revenge, and X2.



Natalia Kills is a British pop provocateur with a sophomore album “Trouble” just released by Cherrytree Records. Since her critically acclaimed debut album “Perfectionist” in the summer of 2011, Natalia Kills has toured the world with Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, and Black Eyed Peas, that eventually included headlining her own jaunt in Europe. Two tracks from her debut album, “Free” feat. will.i.am and “Mirrors,” went Top 10 in Europe and sold over 750,000 copies. Natalia released her video for “Problem” in June to rave reviews and views surpassing 1 million on VEVO.


Shangela is a multi-talented artist that has performed all over the world, including being featured as one of OUT Magazine’s Most Compelling People of 2011 and the inaugural winner of the California Entertainer of the Year pageant in 2010.  She has been on multiple seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race seasons, as well as 2 Broke Girls, Community, Dance Moms, Detroit 1-8-7, The Mentalist, Toddlers and Tiaras, and Lady Gaga’s “Applause” lyrics music video, among others.  Her comedy act as LaQuifa has been seen on LOGO and at comedy events nationwide.


Jessica Sanchez, the runner up American Idol season 11, first started out on Showtime at the Apollo at age 10 and America’s Got Talent at age 11.  Her debut album from 19 Recordings/Interscope Records, “Me, You & The Music”, features songs including “Tonight” (featuring Ne-Yo) and “No One Compares” (featuring Prince Royce).  Earlier this year, she was a guest star on GLEE.


DJ Ray Rhodes has DJed at a number of high-profile events including TigerHeat (the largest weekly gay event in the Western US), Out on the Mountain, AIDS Project Los Angeles/APLA Summer Parties, West Hollywood Halloween Carnivale, Gay Days Anaheim, and The White Party. He has DJ’ed at events throughout North America.  He is a prior winner of the West Hollywood “Outstanding DJ” award and has been a top six finalist for the “Best Resident VJ” award by Club World Awards.


Kwanza Jones is a four-time Billboard charting indie artist.  Her album, “Supercharged”, has been described as a “feverish mix of high-energy dance music”. More than a singer and songwriter, Kwanza Jones is an outspoken advocate of equality and empowerment causes. Her song “#StopHate” has been called “a powerful anti-discrimination anthem.” It serves as a compelling call-to-action to promote human rights and acceptance for all.


In addition, AJ Stacy from RuPaul’s Drag U will be one of the featured comedians.  Special guest hosts include models/activists Colby Melvin and Brandon Brown of COLBRA Entertainment.


Tickets purchased in advanced re $39 and $50 at the gate. They include free parking.

You can also purchase tickets that include an all-you-eat-dinner buffet in the picnic area from 7-9pm for $52.

VIP tickets are available for $150 and include front-of-line ride access, all-you-can-eat dinner, beer/wine drink tickets for those 21+, $10 in Bugs Bunny bucks, and premium parking.


This year’s host hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Valencia, stay for $99/night rate single/double occupancy also includes a hot breakfast buffet.


A portion of the proceeds from OutontheMountain.com sales are benefiting local gay charities and organizations, including It Gets Better, The Center Long Beach, The Center Orange County, USC LGBT Resource Center, UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center, Santa Monica College GSA, and API Equality LA.  $39 advanced tickets are available for on-site purchase at LASC (8592 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood) and The Center Long Beach (2017 East 4th Street, Long Beach).

Media sponsors representing readership of over 200,000 include Adelante, Odyssey, Rage Monthly, and The Fight Magazine.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.OutontheMountain.com.