No Shame: Love Your Body. WATCH!

NYC-based indie singer/songwriter Kyle Motsinger has released the music video to his newest disco-flavored single, “No Shame,” directed by Tyler William Milliron of Milliron Studios. This is the fourth single from his upcoming Sophomore album, “Any Way I Want it To,” releasing digitally on all platforms August 28th. It is currently available for pre-order on…

A Hint OF Myint

Part-time Palm Springs resident Chef Arnold Myint—aka Suzy Wong—on the hospitality industry, neighborhood boys and Barbie dolls BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Renowned chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur, Food Network Star season 11 and Top Chef D.C. Arnold Myint (aka Suzy Wong—more on that later) didn’t initially intend to conquer the culinary world. “I was…

A Love To Die For

Trent Park releases new single and music video. BY VICTOR MELAMED Trent Park is out now with “Scare Me Most,” the first of his new singles and music videos that he will be releasing this summer. Written and produced by the artist in collaboration with his creative partner Bodes, the haunting Pop/hip-hop track paints love…

The Fear Of A Nation

“Snowflake”—a new fictional film dramatizes modern day political divides in the LGBTQ community. BY ORLY LYONNE “Snowflake,” a new film that evokes the sense of panic half of America experienced in 2016 when the presidential election was called for Donald Trump, began streaming on Vimeo this month, the ten-year anniversary of the historic overturn of…

In Memoriam

LADY RED COUTURE Members of the West Hollywood community and the Greater Los Angeles area are mourning the loss of Lady Red Couture, a trans activists, trans drag performer and the co-hostess of the gay talk show Hey Qween, reports WeHoTimes. Lady Red (also known as Mother Couture) passed away last month from complications related…

Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography

A newly reopened and extended exhibition at the Barbican in London through Aug. 23—“Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography”—features over 300 works by more than 50 international photographers, artists and filmmakers exploring how masculinity has been coded, performed, and socially constructed from the 1960s to the present day. The exhibition will travel to Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau from October until January…

Radiant Health Centers

An interview with Philip Yaeger, the Executive Director & CEO of the largest provider of LGBTQ+ healthcare in Orange County. BY MARK ARIEL Radiant Health Centers (RHC) in Orange County offers a full range of social services to clients who require assistance with the most basic of needs such as food, housing and transportation. They…

We Are Marilyn

Honoring Marilyn Monroe Cazares and transgender lives everywhere. The “I Am Marilyn” march and vigil was held at the beginning of the month in honor and remembrance of 22-year-old Brawley, CA resident, Marilyn Monroe Cazares.  The vigil honored Marilyn’s life, and transgender lives everywhere, by showcasing transgender voices and bringing awareness to the ongoing violence…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD LA PRIDE IS LEAVING WEST HOLLYWOOD Christopher Street West (CSW) the non-profit organization that produces and organizes the LA Pride parade and festival in the City of West Hollywood sent a letter of intent to move the LA Pride events out of the City of West Hollywood. The CSW Board of Directors cites…

The Final Fight

THE COST OF BEING QUEER AND ARAB Remembering Sarah Hegazi Sarah Hegazi raised a rainbow flag at a concert in Egypt. The Egyptian government imprisoned and tortured Ms. Hegazi for her perceived sexual orientation. Last month, two years after seeking asylum in Canada, Ms. Hegazi took her own life—leaving behind this note: “To my siblings:…

The Share

Sober No Matter What We checked in with these three clean and sober individuals with different lengths of recovery time to see how they continue to maintain their sobriety as the pandemic continues to shut down in-person recovery meetings and fellowship. A MIRACLE Some people might think that it’s made things more difficult. Not for…

The Tipping Point

THE POWER OF OTHERING We are all truly at the tipping point of losing our fundamental constitutional freedoms. BY SULLIVAN LEWIS Let’s get straight to the (tipping) point.  Black Americans are disproportionately targeted by our justice system, stripping us of our constitutional rights. People of color are negatively affected by socioeconomic factors resulting in fewer…