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After Orlando | 07.2016

If you are white and cisgendered, and living in a big city or on the coasts, it has become easy to forget how hated we clearly still are, and the madness that infects the world. BY BRENDEN SHUCART The evening of the deadliest incident of violence against LGBTQ people in U.S. history took place I…

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Health Alert | 07.2016

Health Department warns of meningitis outbreak in Los Angeles and Orange County. BY PAULO MURILLO The California Department of Public Health reports that nine men have fallen ill to meningococcal infections in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas since last May. Most of them are gay or bisexual and one man has died from…

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Heartless | 07.2016

City commissioner Patty Sheehan calls out GOP politicians for their hypocrisy after Orlando tragedy. BY ORLY LYONNE Orlando city commissioner Patty Sheehan spoke to Michelangelo Signorile on SiriusXM Progress about the Orlando shooting last month, criticizing the inaction of GOP politicians like Marco Rubio and Florida governor Rick Scott, reports www.lgbtqnation.com. Sheehan called out the politicians for their…

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Me Tarzan | 07.2016

Alexander Skarsgard on strong gay role models. BY VICTOR MELAMED The Legend of Tarzan’s Alexander Skarsgard wants you to know that he is flattered to have the support of LGBT fans. In an interview with Pride Source last month Skarsgard reveals that he grew up with strong gay role models, reports www.towleroad.com. “It’s always been…

Mingle Away | 07.2016

California judge rules ChristianMingle must allow same-sex matches. BY ORLY LYONNE LGBTQ singles looking for love will soon have another online dating site to rustle through. Thanks to a recent lawsuit, Los Angeles-based Spark Networks Inc. must now open its many sites, including ChristianMingle.com, to those looking for same-sex connections, reports lgbtqnation.com. Back in 2013, two…

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Queer Film | 07.2016

HBO’s The Trans List The 2016 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival returns to the Ford Theatres. BY ORLY LYONNE With 162 films from 19 different countries, Outfest Los Angeles once again brings together the highest quality of LGBTQ film in the world along with highlighting efforts in the mainstream media to tell those stories.…

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RIP Jorge Ilich | 07.2016

Model, actor has died in an apparent suicide. BY VICTOR MELAMED 26-year-old Andrew Christian model and actor Jorge Ilich died last month after jumping from a Miami Beach high rise apartment building, reports towleroad.com. According to NBC, police arrived at the Flamingo Apartments off Bay Road following reports that someone was pushed off a balcony…

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Sweetie, Darling! | 07.2016

They’re back! Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, opens nationwide on July 22. Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to: shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. But when they accidentally push Kate Moss into the River Thames at an über-fashionable launch party, Eddy…

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The Calendar | 07.2016

THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 17 OUTFEST: LOS ANGELES Queer Film Festival. Tickets & Info: outfest.org. SUNDAY, JULY 10 ONYX SOUTHWEST PRESENTS: CAGED HEAT Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, 4pm-8pm. Info: www.EagleLA.com. Turn up the heat with the Men of Onyx Southwest for their first beer bust of the summer. Door prizes, Raffles and Hot…

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The City | 07.2016

Photo by Paulo Murillo ORLANDO CANDLELIGHT VIGIL IN L.A. Over 2,000 gathered for a candlelight vigil last month at the footsteps of the Los Angeles City Hall to protest and mourn the 49 people that were killed in the Orlando mass shooting. Lorri L. Jean, the CEO of L.A. LGBT Center spoke out against anti…

The Epidemic | 07.2016

SUPPRESSING THE VIRUS New therapy keeps HIV at bay without daily drug regimen. BY VICTOR MELAMED The hunt for an HIV treatment that roots the virus out of its hiding places and kills it just got more interesting, reports the LA Times. A human antibody that already has shown promise in protecting people against HIV…

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The Event | 07.2016

BULLET BAR PULSE FUNDRAISING EVENT The Bullet Bar in North Hollywood held a raffle / fundraising event last month with all bar sales benefiting the Pulse victims in Orlando. Gear Worxxx (Gearworxxx.com) and Magnolia Grille (themagnoliagrille.com) put together gift baskets and other raffle prizes. Other sponsors included Young’s Market Company, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Jack…

The Final Fight | 07.2016

HELLO FROM THE OTHER SIDE Excerpts from a series of online chats with Zayed, a gay Muslim man, living in Saudi Arabia. BY MARK ARIEL I wake up every morning and think to myself today will be my last day on this earth. I think to myself there is absolutely no way I can live another…

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The Joystick | 07.2016

EDGAR’S WORLD “World 8” owner Edgar Garcia on androgyny, gender fluidity and Cody from Street Fighter.  BY JOSEPH ARELLANO Founded and led by Edgar Garcia “World 8” is a quirky, charming video game boutique making waves and headlines for being the center for hardcore video-gamers. In an interview with THE FIGHT Garcia, a gay man, …

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The Spread | 07.2016

VICTOR MORRIS PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM STAGE NAME: Holly Wood AGE: 27 HOMETOWN: Riverside, CA SELF IDENTIFY AS: A Gay Man CURRENT, PAST OCCUPATIONS: Currently a Drag Queen and Personal Trainer, past occupation—Retail Manager. CHILDHOOD CRUSH: Brad Pitt, though I did go through a Justin Timberlake phase. RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Taken. PET PEEVE: Personal hygiene: rinse, scrub,…