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THE OFFICIAL CSW LA PRIDE GUIDE

2015 LA PRIDE ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 5pm-12am Lex Tosh Nvida Tamar Braxton  Trans Party, 7pm-12am Dina Nina Martinez Jazzman Jakob G. Aubrey Lunden Reign Reki Sissy Debut Angel Bonilla Jason Taylorson  SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 12pm-1am Beauty In The Breakdown Michael Mercury Wilson Phillips Tinashe Wrabel Kesha Latino Carnivale Carmen Rios Sonora Tropicana Thea…

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One City One Pride

West Hollywood’s annual LGBTQ Arts Festival, Transpride, Rainbow Key Awards and more. Each year, the City of West Hollywood celebrates Pride month through the artistic contributions of our community with the One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. For 2015, One City One Pride will run through the end of June. In celebration of West…

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Bringing Home The Title

By Paulo Murillo Mr. LA Leather Patrick Smith wins International Mr. Leather 2015. “I believe title holders should do something for their community. For me—it’s the opportunity to have my voice heard on an international stage.” Patrick Smith, Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2015, was named International Mr. Leather 2015 at the 37th annual IML Competition…

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A Presidential Proclamation

President Barack Obama has, again, declared the month of June to be LGBT Pride Month. From the moment our Nation first came together to declare the fundamental truth that all men are created equal, courageous and dedicated patriots have fought to refine our founding promise and broaden democracy’s reach.  Over the course of more than…

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Tom’s Bar

The 24th annual commemoration of the artist Tom of Finland. This year’s TOM’s Bar will be held Sunday, June 21st, from 2pm to 7 pm at the Faultline bar in Los Angeles. The event will be the Foundation’s 24th annual commemoration of the artist Tom of Finland, whose real name was Touko Laaksonen; he died…

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The Body | 06.15

STEALTH FOR MEN For anyone who could use some extra confidence. BY MICHAEL BISHOP When the guys at THE FIGHT office decided to give “Stealth For Men” a shot I was kind of hesitant because I don’t necessarily have any endowment issues but I thought to myself, what the heck, I’ll give it a go…

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The City | 06.15

LONG BEACH CHURCH HELPS ASYLUM SEEKERS St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Long Beach is reaching out to the public for help in resettling five Ugandan LGBT asylum seekers who have fled Christian-inspired hate resulting in the imprisonment of LGBT folks for being gay. These refugees are in need of housing, funds and employment opportunities. According…

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The Epidemic | 06.15

INJECTABLE PrEP An injectable long-acting form of PrEP “takes the challenge of daily or near daily adherence off the table.” “The goal [for HIV prevention] is more choices,” said Raphael Landovitz, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Medicine at the UCLA Center for Clinical AIDS Research and Education. “Injectable PrEP is the next order of the…

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Alternatives Addiction Treatment One Size Never Fits All Alternatives Addiction Treatment offers Non-12-Step based addiction treatment that utilizes the latest evidence-based approaches. Alternative’s non-traditional approach allows clients to play an active role in their own treatment, which includes having a voice in setting their treatment goals: whether that be abstinence or moderation. Alternatives stands by the belief…

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The Talk | 06.15

VALID SEXUAL “Bisexuality gets really glossed over. There’s this suspicion within the LGBT community that we’re not actually permanent members and that bisexuality isn’t a valid sexual identity… For some reason we don’t get the same respect or attention as the rest of the LGBT community… For me it’s a way of life and it…