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No Apologies

>> COVER FEATURE << White Party Ambassador Jai Rodriguez on life after “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” learning to be true to yourself and pushing through doors that were not open. BY PAULO MURILLO | PHOTO BY ADAM BOUSKA | STYLIST: RACHELLE BLANCO IT’S BEEN SEVEN YEARS since he filmed the last episode of the groundbreaking…

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Leading With A Capital “T”

Christopher Street West to spotlight transgender community at LA Pride: The TLBG (Transgender, Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual) Celebration. BY ORLY LYONNE CHRISTOPHER STREET WEST (CSW), the non-profit producers of the LA Pride celebration, unveiled last month what it called “an important educational initiative” as it gears up for the 44th annual event taking place June…

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Coming Of Age

Throwback to White Party Weekend, 1990’s style. Hot guys, mesh tank tops and glorified jockstraps. BY PAULO MURILLO I WANT TO SAY THE YEAR WAS 1992, but it could’ve been ‘93. I was under 21 and still living with my parents in Inglewood when I first hit up Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party weekend in Palm…

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Finding Purpose

Aiden Leslie’s newest track, “Nobody Said,” continues his journey in search of life’s ideal. BY ORLY LYONNE “MY FANS ARE ALWAYS MY PRIORITY and meeting them makes it all worth it,” says out gay pop artist Aiden Leslie, after performing to enthusiastic crowds at various venues throughout Los Angeles last month. Leslie’s newest track, “Nobody…

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No Ordinary Love

After a very public Instagram courtship and an intimate wedding in West Hollywood, Mr. and Mr. Austin-Paglialoga use their social media powers for a good cause—raising money for AIDS/LifeCycle. BY PAULO MURILLO THIS IS THE STORY of how Luke Austin—a male fashion and portraiture photographer from Sydney, Australia, and Marcus Paglialoga—a fashion designer based in…

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The Problem With Party Drugs

Just because Miley Cyrus and Kanye West are seemingly okay after partying with Molly and other drugs, (depending on your personal definition of what “okay” is), it doesn’t mean that you will be. BY JOEL EDWARDS WITH THE WAKE OF DAYLIGHT SAVINGS and warmer temperatures every year comes not just spring, but a deluge of…

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Project Tech Support

An innovative new text messaging intervention tailored specifically for meth users. METHAMPHETAMINE (METH) is a powerful stimulant often used by men who have sex with men (MSM) to intensify sexual interactions. Meth use among MSM has been associated with HIV infection and other STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), largely as a result of high-risk sexual behaviors…

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Smooth Operator

After a recent murder-for-hire scare, it’s business as usual for WeHo’s skincare guru Gabriel Suarez, owner of “Smooth Cheeks.” BY VICTOR MELAMED WEST HOLLYWOOD’s GABRIEL SUAREZ, the owner of the local skincare salon “Smooth Cheeks,” was thrown into the headlines last month after a competing salon owner allegedly tried to hire a former NFL player…