Isaiah Washington of Grey's Anatomy COULD NOT Attend His Gay-Friendly Film Screening

UPDATE, Sept. 15, 7:27 A.M.: Actor-producer Isaiah Washington's schedule changed, preventing him from attending the Long Beach QFilm Festival screening of his film Blackbird, according to the movie's publicist Tim Yates.

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Isaiah Washington (left) produced and stars in Blackbird, the first picture Mo'Nique shot after winning an Oscar for Precious. A gay teen struggles with his sexuality in Blackbird.

The red carpet at the QFilm Festival just got more interesting. Scheduled to make appearances Saturday evening at Long Beach's longest-running LGBTQ-themed film festival is actor Isaiah Washington, who famously joked on the Golden Globes red carpet in 2007, "I love gay. I wanted to be gay. Please let me be gay" in response to reporters asking whether he'd called a fellow Grey's Anatomy cast member a faggot.

Needless to say, the joke did not go over well.

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Scott Steiner, OC Judge, Censured for Having Sex in Courthouse

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Steiner: Stiffed?

Remember back in March 2013, when Moxley broke the story that Orange County Superior Court Judge Scott Steiner had to recuse himself from a case for having sex with a former student from his days teaching at Chapman University? And that Steiner had sex with ANOTHER former student, then allegedly hooked her up with a spot at the Orange County District Attorney's office? Well, Steiner's overseers at the Commission on Judicial Performance weren't happy with that and just censured Steiner today for his actions.

But they stopped short of booting him off the bench, because it's not technically illegal to schtup former students in the court chambers--just embarrassing as hell.


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Azul y no Tan Rosa, Gay Dad/Straight Son Drama, Rolls at 2014 Long Beach Qfilm Fest

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Like father, not like son ...

A Venezuelan drama about a gay photographer adapting to his closed-minded teenage son (and vice versa) will make its Southern California premiere at next month's 2014 Long Beach Qfilm Festival presented by the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach.

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Neel Kashkari Lets His Rainbow Flag Fly

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Neel Kashkari waves to the crowd at the 40th San Diego LGBT Pride Parade in Hillcrest July 19.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pete Wilson and perhaps even George Deukmejian didn't really care if same-sex couples won the right to marry, not that they'd let their Republican base in on that before their first elections as California governors. So give Irvine's Neel Kashkari, the GOP nominee squaring off against Jerry Brown in November, credit for freely flying his rainbow flag.

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Freddie Goes to Hollywood: Film on Fred Karger's Openly Gay GOP Presidential Bid Nears

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"He is the gay bogeyman of the GOP presidential race," one pundit says of Fred Karger in the flick.

A documentary about a Laguna Beach man's historic campaign as the first openly gay candidate to ever run for president from either major political party gets its Hollywood closeup soon.

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This is the Best Defense of the Really Real Orange County You'll Ever Read

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Many right-minded Orange Countians are routinely confronted with the region's reputation as a bastion for conservatism, intolerance and gawdawful reality show cast members.

While we here at the Weekly do our part to expose the freaks, we should also make it a practice to honor those working to dispel the stereotypes slapped on all the people who live, work and love here.

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Addie Vincent, Transgender Entrant in Pageant at Chapman University, is Miss Congeniality

Addie Vincent not only made history as the first transgender contestant in an all-female pageant at Chapman University, she walked away with a title.

No, she was not named Delta Tau Delta fraternity's Miss Delta Queen, but the 21-year-old senior was named Miss Congeniality.

In yer face, Sandra Bullock!

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Joe Gregorio, Husband of One of the New Real Housewives of OC, Announces He's Not Gay

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Joe Gregorio is not one of the new MILFs on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange County, and his wife Danielle Gregorio does not make her debut as a Real Housewife until the new season premieres on April 24. And yet, the Villa Park husband and father of three felt compelled to announce he's not gay.

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Right-Wing Hysteria Over How Transgender Students Go Pee-Pee Fails to Spread

When a progressive media watchdog wanted to counter the hysteria of conservative pundits alarmed that transgender public school students in California can use the restroom facilities that correspond to their gender identity, it turned to the largest school districts in the state. Among them was the Garden Grove Unified School District, whose response corresponded with that of officials in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and Riverside.

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Alain A. Dang, UCI Queer/Asian-Pacific Islander/Student-Government Activist, Dies

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Like Alain A. Dang's family, friends and fellow human-rights activists, folks at UC Irvine are mourning the loss of the fierce fighter for student, worker, LGBT and Asian-Pacific Islander rights.

The 37-year-old went to El Camino Hospital in Mountain View with flu-like symptoms on Feb. 3.

Six hours later, he was dead.

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