10 Must-Sees as QFilm Fest Starts TONIGHT

While 10 is a nice, Lettermanesque number for a listicle, it's really criminal to impose such a cap on the many fine offerings at the 2015 Long Beach QFilm Festival, which opens Thursday night and continues through Sunday night. So after breezing through this nice, Lettermanesque, illegal listicle, click on the link at the end to feed your head with many more worthy QFilm Fest titles (and cool parties).

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Savage Love: The Boyfriend Experience

Special Dan note to OC Weekly readers on account of its 20th anniversary: OC Weekly is a good paper that used to be great. What would the editors have to do to make this paper great again? Start running my column--and not just one week in some special "anniversary" issue that readers don't care about. (Adults don't care about their parents' birthdays, Gustavo; what makes you think they give a shit about their newspapers' birthdays?) They'll have to run it every damn week! XO --Dan

My boyfriend of six months tied me up for the first time a month ago. He didn't know what he was doing, and I didn't get turned on because it hurt. I got him two sessions with a professional bondage top as a gift. I was the "model," and I was very turned on as the instructor walked my boyfriend through safe bondage techniques and positions. The guy was attractive, but not as attractive as my boyfriend. At one point, I shuddered, and my boyfriend is convinced I had an orgasm. He says I cheated right in front of him, and now he wants to dump me. What do I do?
Helplessly Explaining My Predicament

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Here Are OC's Most Cheating-est Cities, According to Ashley Madison Document-Dump Data

Mike Carona approves of all the cheatin'

All last week, hackers have revealed user data from Ashley Madison, the website that has long encouraged couples to cheat on their spouses, significant others, and even mistresses. No comprehensive, easily accessible database of users has yet to emerge, although some websites do claim to offer a search option in which you can find users by email (let's just say some of the local names found through this method are, um, surprising). But a Spanish website named Malfideleco ("Infidelity" in Esperanto) has pulled addresses from the Ashley Madison data dump, and, while incomplete, can still allow us to make some observations about OC's cheating scene.

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DeColores Queer OC Looks to Revolutionize "Pride" During Weekend Conference

Photo by Denise Rodriguez
Ballet folklorico DeColores style!
OC Pride week wrapped up earlier this month with an all-day celebration in downtown SanTana, but not everyone is feeling too festive. A conference organized by DeColores Queer Orange County, a grassroots LGBT people of color group, is looking to reshape the very notion of pride, or better yet orgullo, this Saturday. Issues near and dear to DeColores remain invisible, something the group wants to directly address.

"We're at the end of pride season for the LGBT community," says DeColores organizer Javier Saucedo. "We're looking at what pride means for us."

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Scott Peotter Survives Threats by Newport Beach City Council Wussies: Update

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They keep the Newport Beach city seal under glass so Councilman Scott Peotter can't get to it.
UPDATE, AUG. 12, 12:26 P.M.: After all that holler, the Newport Beach City Council decided not to censure Councilman Scott Peotter for his homophobic hate speech nor seek an investigations of his misuse of the city seal.

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Greg Louganis Film Back on Board Exposes Pride of UCI and OC High Schools TONIGHT

The Fight
The four-time Olympic gold medal-winning diver describes Back on Board: Greg Louganis as "a raw look at my life."
A documentary on the pride of UC Irvine--and before that Santa Ana and Mission Viejo high schools--premieres at 10 tonight on HBO.

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Behold These Nominees for Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter's New Logo

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Councilman Peotter, prepare to be blown ... away.
UPDATE, JULY 17, 6:30 A.M.: So far, talent has exceeded volume when it comes to submissions to our contest aimed at finding a new logo for Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter, who agreed to take the City of Newport Beach seal down from his newsletter after some cutting observations about same-sex marriage and the LGBT community.

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Newport Beach Councilman Scott Peotter Now a "Victim" After Whipping Up LGBT Shitstorm

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Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter, still defiant.
UPDATE, JULY 9, 9:03 A.M.: Newport Beach City Councilman Scott Peotter is doubling down on his divisive public comments about same-sex marriage and the perceived theft of rainbows from God, making himself out to be the victim of having his First Amendment free speech rights infringed.

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Jack'd: Dating App Lands Laguna Niguel Gay Man In Trouble With Horny, Underage Teen

Given increasing potency of the Internet in everyday lives, alleged criminal activity isn't what it used to be in your grandfather's era.

Just ask Laguna Niguel's Matthew Ryan Mitchell.

In September 2013, Jack'd--a popular iPhone app created to enhance same sex dating connections--innocently brought together 26-year-old Mitchell and an equally horny Dana Point teenage boy who'd just turned 17.

What happened next is now a criminal issue in Superior Court Judge David A. Hoffer's ninth floor Santa Ana courtroom.

For those of you have been vacationing on Mars, sexual intercourse between adults and non-adults in California is against the law even when consensual.

Deputies at the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) claim the teenager contacted Mitchell through his online Jack'd personal ad, won access to the adult's private penis photo and the two eventually met for an intense, consensual sexual rendezvous.

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Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage Ruling Rallies in Santa Ana and Long Beach TONIGHT

Rainbow Mickey Mouse Ears
UPDATE, JUNE 26, 2:12 P.M.: In the wake of today's historic same sex marriage ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, rallies will be held in Santa Ana and Long Beach. The LGBT Center OC presents the Orange County rally at 7 p.m. in Plaza de Santa Ana, which is at the corner of Fourth and French streets in Santa Ana. Meanwhile, the LGBTQ Center Long Beach has a gathering set for 5:30 p.m. at the Civic Plaza, where Robert Garcia, the city's first
openly gay mayor, was to have held a midday ceremony where he'd raise a Rainbow Pride Flag in response to the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

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