This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.



FLOWERS? I love spring. When I was a kid, that first pop of green that asserted itself after the long cold winters in my home state of Wisconsin was beyond descrip-


tion. The winters were brutal back there and even as a resilient kid of the north who would play outside even when the temperature dropped below zero, the luscious green invitation of warmer weather to come was like—well like a breath of fresh air. Then there is the other part… April is my birthday month. I don’t celebrate

the passage of another year with the reckless abandon one does when the years seem endless, but I still love a good party with friends and celebrate that another cycle of 365 days has passed and as is say “I’m happy, everthing still works, life is good!” Speaking of cycles, we are about to start another set of rituals that earmark

the beginning of more things to come. The White Party in Palm Springs is com- ing up on April 6 through April 9 and has to me always started the cycle of spring/summer parties that symbolize us as a group… Pride parties. Long Beach in May, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York in June, and of course our very own in July. I love a good party and look forward to them every year. Check out our Fashion Section and Cover for a precursor to the annual Palm Springs ritual—man, I wish I looked that good in my swimsuit… There are so many other things to check out for April as well. Unfortunately,

two of them are clumped into one weekend, forcing me to make a decision to which I should attend. The GLAAD Media Awards take off on April 21 with what is a glam-fest in Los Angeles at the Westin Bonaventure. If last year’s event is any indication, it will be a show stopper—fun, fun, fun. We interviewed Wendie Malick inside these pages, who is set to appear at the event and you are sure to enjoy her wry wit. The very same day is another stand out event which has put me in to a co- nundrum—the 2nd Annual Block Party on Wisteria Lane is happening also on April 21. Last year, we had so much fun and met so many interesting people from Desperate Housewives which is of course, shot on the lane there in the Paramount Backlot. It was amazing to walk down the street and seeing the houses and realizing just how many shows and films were shot there. What to do, what to do, we should all have such problems, right?

HAPPY APRIL! Joel Martens, Editor

COPY EDITORS David C. Vera, Randy Hope DISTRIBUTION Dax Carlisle


619.255.0389/ ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Jared Cox

NATIONAL ADVERTISING REP Rivendell Media 212.242.6863


Martin Alonzo, Blake Beckcom John Bilow, Bill Biss, Michael Brennan, Chris Carpenter, Nuno Costa, Jared Cox, Jessica D’Nalga, Dar- ren Farnesi, Jacob Glass, Brad Hart, Jeffrey

Hartinger, Randy Hope, William Kelly, Lisa Lipsey, Stephanie Arwen Lynch, Paul Montero, Angela Osborne, Tony Reverditto, Marcellas Reynolds, Sylvia Rodemeyer, Jake London Sawa, Jizzona Straynger, David Vera, Chef Scotty Wagoner


Beth Biggs, Dennis Covey, Wander Aguiar, Jay Jones, Joel Martens, and Jonathan’s Photography

SUBSCRIPTIONS – One year (12 issues): $35.00

Direct all editorial and subscription orders to our office or website.

The Rage Monthly 3314 4th Avenue San Diego, CA 92103 Phone 619.255.0389 Fax 800.398.0962

Or contact us on the Web -


- -

Rage Magazine dba The Rage Monthly. The Rage

Monthly is a registered trademark. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of the publishers or staff.

Reproduction of any article, photo, listing or advertise- ment without the written permission of the publisher is strictly prohibited. The people, businesses and organi- zations appearing in The Rage Monthly are supportive of the gay community. Mentions or photographs of any person, business, or organization are not a reflec- tion of their sexual orientation. The Rage Monthly is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.


RAGE monthly | APRIL 2012

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76