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Poppy Champlin on the Importance of Making People Laugh

Poppy Champlin on the Importance of Making People Laugh

Poppy Champlin started her career in stand-up comedy in the early 1980s but she didn’t come out as lesbian until the year 2000. A native of Rhode Island, she was once crowned America’s Funniest Real Woman on The Joan Rivers Show and made a name for herself through appearances on Showtime, Comedy Central and LOGO.

Save the Dates: End of Summer Brings Autumn Events

Save the Dates: End of Summer Brings Autumn Events

The end of summer marks the beginning of fundraising season for organizations in San Antonio’s LGBT community. While events are held year-round, the fall and winter are when many local nonprofits schedule fundraisers and signature events. The first weekend of autumn will feature the BEAT AIDS Annual Banquet marking its 30th anniversary on September 22

‘Drag Race’ Stars to Share the Fiesta Texas Stage with Local Queens at Out in the Park

‘Drag Race’ Stars to Share the Fiesta Texas Stage with Local Queens at Out in the Park

Based on the success of the first two years of Out in the Park, nightlife empresario Rey Lopez has struck a local chord with his wild and wonderful combination of thrill rides and drag queens. Serving up something in the vein of Orlando’s Gay Days at Walt Disney World (which annually attracts an estimated 50,000

R&B Singer Deborah Cox Stars in ‘The Bodyguard’ at the Majestic

R&B Singer Deborah Cox Stars in ‘The Bodyguard’ at the Majestic

It’s a case of life imitating art. In the 2000 single Same Script, Different Cast by Whitney Houston and Deborah Cox, the two women sing about a philandering partner who has led their relationship awry. “I was his star for many nights,” Houston tells Cox. “Now the roles have changed and you’re the leading lady in his

Luis Fonsi will Bring ‘Love and Dance’ Tour to Majestic

Luis Fonsi will Bring ‘Love and Dance’ Tour to Majestic

While the Trump administration was busy enacting its anti-immigrant policies, the biggest song of the summer was Luis Fonsi’s Despacito. Featuring reggaeton star Daddy Yankee, Despacito is now the most streamed song in the history of the internet and the first Spanish language single to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart since the Macarena

Janet Jackson Brings Revamped ‘State Of The World’ Tour to AT&T Center

Janet Jackson Brings Revamped ‘State Of The World’ Tour to AT&T Center

In 2015, it seemed Janet Jackson was poised for a major comeback. After debuting atop the Billboard 200 albums chart with her tenth studio album Unbreakable, Jackson embarked on her Unbreakable world tour. However, that tour was postponed just four months in due to health issues and Jackson’s pregnancy at age 50. The singer promised

Bonham Exchange Celebrates 36th Anniversary

Bonham Exchange Celebrates 36th Anniversary

The Bonham Exchange, the popular LGBT dance club located in the heart of downtown San Antonio just two blocks east of the Alamo, is marking its 36th anniversary this weekend with a special celebration on July 29. The Bonham Exchange is one of San Antonio’s most successful dance clubs. Its interior spaces are large and

Local Theatres to Broadcast Live Production of ‘Angels in America’

Local Theatres to Broadcast Live Production of ‘Angels in America’

For those of us who can’t cross the globe to catch the London revival of Tony Kushner’s landmark play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, it comes as a pleasant surprise that the National Theatre plans to broadcast its production to cinemas worldwide this summer. Starring Andrew Garfield (Spiderman), Nathan Lane (Birdcage), and Russell Tovey

Rey Lopez Birthday Bash Returns for Sixth Year

Rey Lopez Birthday Bash Returns for Sixth Year

Since its 2012 premiere at the Bonham Exchange, the annual Rey Lopez Birthday Bash has featured appearances by some of the top performers from RuPaul’s Drag Race. With the reality show’s increasing popularity and its recent jump to VH1, there seems to be no end in sight for these gender-bending, boundary-pushing queens. Before last year’s bash

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