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Camille Ora-Nicole

Singer-Songwriter and ‘The 26 LGBTQ’ Creator Camille Ora-Nicole Seamlessly Blends Talents

Camille Ora-Nicole is a southern California-based singer-songwriter who has been writing creatively since the age of six. She creates songs that she loves and that is true to herself and finds the space to seamlessly blend her love for music with her love of crafting pieces of art and graphic design. When she is not creating music or making art, Camille works on managing a digital publication called The 26 LGBTQ that celebrates queer intersectionality and creativity. Continue reading “Singer-Songwriter and ‘The 26 LGBTQ’ Creator Camille Ora-Nicole Seamlessly Blends Talents”

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A Long Road To Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years

Indie Film Review: “A Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years”

As Published on The 26 LGBTQ.

A Long Road To Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years is a moving documentary directed by William Clift that gives the audience firsthand accounts and never-before-seen archival footage and imagery of watershed moments in LGBTQ history. The film covers everything from the Black Cat Riots, Stonewall, the disco sexual revolution, the AIDS crisis, marriage equality, and the trans movement to the present day. Continue reading “Indie Film Review: “A Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years””

Faces - Arts District Los Angeles by Joey Zanotti

What Was The Arts District of Los Angeles And What’s To Come

There’s a neighborhood on the eastern edge of Downtown Los Angeles. It’s boundaries stretch from Alameda Street on the west, which blends into Little Tokyo, First Street on the north, the Los Angeles River to the east, and Violet Street on the south. It was a gritty area that has given new life to old industrial buildings whose history dates back to the early 20th century. Art galleries have opened in the area that was once just factories and over time the area has come to be known as LA’s Arts District. But have you ever wondered how or why Los Angeles’ Arts District came to be? Continue reading “What Was The Arts District of Los Angeles And What’s To Come”

Grosse Misconduct

Not So Artful Productions’ Grosse Misconduct Offers Refreshing Take On LGBTQ Representation

Meet The Cast of Grosse MisconductPublished on The 26 LGBTQ.

20Gayteen has seen a stream of content in mainstream media with LGBTQ representation. The characters and content have been rich, strong characters, but not every piece of content with representation has done what the digital series, Grosse Misconduct, has done.

Grosse Misconduct follows a group of characters working in human resources who end up navigating personal and professional struggles in their everyday lives under the leadership of their high-maintenance director, Mitch Grosse, played by actor Colby Ryan. The group of characters just so happens to feature LGBTQ leads. Continue reading “Not So Artful Productions’ Grosse Misconduct Offers Refreshing Take On LGBTQ Representation”

Photo of the Balboa Park Gardens by ArthurDeCosta

Art Museums To Visit In The San Diego & Imperial Counties

Balboa Park is known as the Smithsonian of the West. It houses a rich history of the arts and offers cultural offerings that includes 17 museums and performing arts venues. It’s a 1,200-acre urban cultural park in San Diego with so much to offer. The park’s site is one of the oldest in the United States dedicated to public recreational use and was named after the Spanish maritime explorer, Vasco Núñez de Balboa. The Panama-California International Exposition, held in Balboa Park during 1915–1916 celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal, promoted San Diego as a seaport, and also showcased San Diego as a growing cultural center. Today, Balboa Park and the surrounding areas in San Diego and the Imperial County offers amazing opportunities to engage in and celebrate the arts. You can check out some of them below. Continue reading “Art Museums To Visit In The San Diego & Imperial Counties”

Indie Rock Band Kittenhead

Kittenhead Uses The Power Of Rock To Spark Social Change

There’s something deeper behind the rock and roll lyrics of California-based indie band, Kittenhead, than a passion for music and self-expression. There lies a sense of responsibility to use the platform of the musical stage to be advocates for the disenfranchised and a voice in the movement for more social justice. Continue reading “Kittenhead Uses The Power Of Rock To Spark Social Change”