Back in the day, as they say, 12th Air Command nightclub used to play host to a legendary weekly drag cabaret, called USO. In the 1990s, this cabaret featured such recognizable names as Salotta Tee — a 12th Air DJ who currently spins for ICandy — and it was hosted by Sandy Beach, a longtime 12th Air bartender who currently mixes for Stir.

Lunafest, the traveling film festival spotlighting the short films of diverse women filmmakers, comes to Philadelphia 2 p.m March 13 at William Penn Charter School. 
One of the films being screened is "Raising Ryland," a documentary short by filmmaker Sarah Feeley that explores the journey of a 6-year-old transgender boy and his loving parents, Jeff and Hillary Whittington, who struggle to accept and affirm him while figuring out how to make his home, school and community life a safer place for him to grow.
Feeley talked to PGN about the film project that she hopes to develop into a full-length documentary. 

Joel Grey’s memoir, “Master of Ceremonies,” nimbly chronicles the out actor’s family life, career in show business and his acceptance of his sexual orientation. It’s a breezy read, full of heart and insight, most notably about the face Grey puts on to perform and the real, often internal, conflicts the actor has about the same-sex desires he is afraid to disclose.

Almost three years ago, out singer-songwriter Steve Grand broke out when his song and video “All-American Boy” went viral. After the wild success of the song, Grand began a Kickstarter campaign to produce his 2015 CD “All-American Boy.”

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