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FRONTIERS Newsmagazine - Website is a counterpart to the print edition serving California, includes news, arts and entertainment, an events calendar, and guides to LA, Palm Springs and San Francisco nightlife.
Edge Los Angeles: includes gay community news, dining, entertainment, style, night life and event information for the greater Los Angeles Area.
The Advocate - breaking news, news analysis, and developing arts & entertainment stories that involve gay and lesbian people or are of direct interest to a national readership of gay and lesbian readers.
The Data Lounge - This site includes news, gossip, topics, surveys and forums on subjects of interest to the gay community.
In The Life, America's only nationally televised, award-winning gay and lesbian newsmagazine, is dedicated to chronicle the history and contemporary experiences of the gay and lesbian community. For airdates and times check their national broadcast schedule:
365gay - The daily gay newspaper online, offers the latest in news, entertainment, travel destinations, sports scores and coverage, business, and health news for the gay & lesbian community.

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San Diego Leather Pride San Diego Leather Pride March tba, San Diego. Annual leather event includes reception, dinner, San Diego Mr. Leather contest and dances.
LA Leather Weekend LA Fetish Pride March 16-25, 2012, Los Angeles area. Annual leather event features meet and greet party, seminars, awards dinner, Mr. Los Angeles Leather contest, street fair and entertainment.
Tom of Finland Tom of Finland / LA Fetish Pride End of the Road Street Fair March 25, 2012, North Hollywood. Art & artists, vendors, food, drink, smut, demos, DJ Candy, Indoor & Outdoor Fun, plus a Fashion Show and presentation @ 4 PM.
hot rodeo Hot Rodeo May 5-6, 2012, A C Dysart Equestrian Park, Banning, CA. Weekend will feature IGRA sanctioned rodeo competition events, sponsored by the Golden State Gay Rodeo Association - Greater Palm Springs Chapter.
phoenix pride Phoenix Pride April 21-22, 2012, Phoenix Pride celebrates and promotes the history, diversity and future prosperity of the metropolitan Phoenix LGBTQ community
long beach pride Long Beach Pride May 19-20, 2012, Marina Green & Rainbow Lagoon, Long Beach. The yearly celebration includes four entertainment stages, dancing and food. A parade highlights Sunday morning.
IML International Mr Leather May 25-28, 2012, Chicago, IL. International contest draws leather men representing organizations, communities and business from throughout the world. Includes reception, contests events, leather marketplace, victory celebration, and black and blue ball.
CMG Spring California Men's Gathering May 25-28, 2012, Malibu, CA. Provides a place where men can explore different ways of looking at life and expand concepts of self while having fun.
LA Pride Los Angeles Pride June 8-10, 2012, sponsored by Christopher Street West, features a parade Sunday and festival Saturday and Sunday which includes entertainment stages, vendor booths, dancing and food in West Hollywood.
Portland Pride Portland Pride, "Make It Happen" June 15-17, 2012, Waterfront Park, Portland ORE. The Parade, The Festival, The Music, The People,
LA Rodeo Los Angeles Rodeo TBA. Weekend will feature IGRA sanctioned rodeo competition events and other activities.
sf pride San Francisco Pride June 23-24, 2012, features a colorful parade, festival, dancing, food, music, entertainment stages and other events.
outfest Outfest Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 12-22, 2012, showcase for diverse, international gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered film and video, features more than 200 feature and short films, at nine venues.
sd pride San Diego Gay Pride Festival July 21-22, 2012 Balboa Park, includes entertainment stages, several dance floors, food, and vendor booths. Parade along University Ave, July 16.
Up Your Alley Up Your Alley July 29, 2012 (Sunday), 11-6, Dore Alley, San Francisco, leather and fetish event which features vendor booths and entertainment.
Sunset Junction Street Fair Sunset Junction Street Fair August TBA, Sunset Junction, Silverlake. Street fair celebrates diversity, promotes understanding and acceptance in the local community, features entertainment, food and vendor booths.
Summer California Men's Gathering Summer California Men's Gathering August 31 - September 2, 2012, Santa Rosa, CA. Provides a place where men can explore different ways of looking at life and expand concepts of self while having fun.
SD Rodeo San Diego Rodeo TBA, Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, Lakeside. Weekend will feature rodeo performance events, dancing, entertainment and the "famous San Diego Parties". Las Vegas Pride Sept 7 - 8, 2012, Weekend will feature a night-time parade route downtown on Friday (Fourth Street) and a festival at the Clark County Government Center Sunset Blvd and Las Vegas Blvd.
Folsom Street Fair Folsom Street Fair September 23, 2012 (Sunday), San Francisco. annual leather event which features demonstrations, vendor booths and entertainment.
Castro Street Fair Castro Street Fair October 7, 2012 (Sunday), Castro and Market Streets, San Francisco, features vendor booths, food, music, dancing and entertainment.
National Coming Out Day National Coming Out Day October 11, Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered people and friends hold workshops, speak-outs, rallies and other events aimed at showing the public that GLBT people are everywhere.
Aids Walk AIDS Walk Los Angeles October 14, 2012, This 10-kilometer (6.2 miles) AIDS Walk begins and ends in West Hollywood and aims to raise urgently needed funds to help prevent the spread of HIV and provide life-saving services for those living with and affected by HIV and AIDS
City of West Hollywood West Hollywood Halloween Carnival October 31, Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood. This night of tricks and treats, the Halloween & Costume Carnival draws over 400,000 participants to The Boulevard for food, merriment and costume contests
PS Pride Greater Palm Springs Pride Festival November 3-4, 2012, Palm Springs, CA. Includes entertainment, dancing, food, and vendor booths. Palm Springs Stadium. Parade on Sunday, November 4.
Palm Springs Leather Pride Palm Springs Leather Pride November 8-11, 2012, Palm Springs, CA. Includes reception, dinner, Afternoon Cruise Party & Vendor Market, Palm Springs Mr. Leather contest, dances, and clothing optional pool party, presented by Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert.
Gay American Smokeout Gay American Smokeout November 18, The Gay American Smoke Out is an opportunity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) individuals to challenge themselves to quit smoking. It is also an opportunity for LGBT organizations to provide resources for quitting and host fun events to raise awareness about tobacco use.
CMG Fall California Men's Gathering November TBA. Provides a place where men can explore different ways of looking at life and expand concepts of self while having fun.

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