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The Gay Agenda

The Gay Agenda

Monday, October 13: Proud Marys should shimmy over to the Staples Center in Los Angeles tonight to savor the official queen of rock 'n' roll. Tina Turners latest show promises to be a grand adrenaline rush sure to kick-start your week. Head to Tinas official website to get your tickets (there are only a few seats left!). The show starts at 7:30 PM PST.

Tuesday, October 14: Pick up a copy of Ottavio Cappellanis new novel, Sicilian Tragedee. This delicious mysterycumgangster story pits the gay theater mafia against the actual mafia as two pairs of star-crossed lovers come to blows over a contemporary production of Romeo and Juliet. It's the latest from Italys favorite postmodern crime novelist, a must-read that hits shelves today. Check out details at Amazon.

Wednesday, October 15: It's your last chance to catch the two presidential nominees in verbal fisticuffs as they take the stage at Hofstra University for the final Presidential Debate. We suggest watching the debate on MSNBC to catch Rachel Maddows spot-on, no-nonsense political commentary. (Shes our favorite out and proud media darling.) Better yet, you could attend a debate party in your area by checking out this page on Barack Obamas website. The debate airs at 9:00 PM EST.

Thursday, October 16: Art aficionados in New York City should head to New York Citys Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, currently hosting The Line of Fashion." Curated by Robert W. Richards (whose art is present all over the fashion world), the exhibition spans more than five decades of fashion illustration and features the work of Kenneth Paul Block, Joe Eula, Antonio, Christian Berard, George Stavrinos, Vertes, and Mel Odom, among others. Check out the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation site for more information and times. The show runs through November 1.

Friday, October 17: Tonight marks the release of TruLoved , the family- and teen-friendly movie that tells the story of Tru, a 16-year-old girl uprooted by her lesbian moms from San Francisco to a conservative community in Southern California. The movie heats up when Tru charters her schools first gay-straight alliance, putting her at odds with her only friend, a closeted football player. TruLoved opens in New York City and Chicago and stars Najarra Townshend (Me and You and Everyone We Know), Jake Abel (Flash of Genius), Alec Mapa (Ugly Betty), Bruce Vilanch (Hairspray), Nichelle Nichols (Heroes and Star Trek), and Jasmine Guy (A Different World).

Saturday, October 18: Tune in to Saturday Night Live tonight for two reasons: First, to catch a comedic replay of the Presidential Debate, which if you followed the rules, you already watched on Wednesday. Side note: Let's hope Tina Fey recreates VP nominee Sarah Palins hockey-puck photo op in Philadelphia last weekend. Reason number two: Rugged heartthrob Josh Brolin hosts the show. Brolin stars in the movie W, directed by Oliver Stone, which chronicles the life and presidency of George W. Bush (this should be good) and opened nationwide Friday. Saturday Night Live airs at 11:30 PM EST on NBC.

Sunday, October 19: End your weekend by participating in AIDS Walk Los Angeles. The event benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles and other AIDS service organizations throughout Los Angeles County. Take part in an inspiring day that begins and ends in West Hollywood Park to remember those lost to the epidemic, and to assist Angelinos living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Get more information and register through the official AIDS Walk Los Angeles website.

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