Crushing Stereotypes

From Hawai’i Five-O to Monsters Of Man. An interview with Conrad K. Pratt on gay Hollywood, the stigma surrounding masculinity and how Ricky Martin changed everything BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOYO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Mark Toia’s Monsters of Man has been crushing the online streaming service game, sitting on AppleTV’s Top Movies, Top Rentals, Highlights,…

Three Dads And A Baby

A tale of patience, love, and persistence that broke new legal ground and changed the way California law defines family. BY VICTOR MELAMED Meet Ian Jenkins—he’s a doctor, living in San Diego, a specialist in hospital medicine and a professor at a major university. He’s been with his partner, Alan, for seventeen years. And they’ve…

Queer Faces & Spaces

Carlos Anthony Lopez has designed, collaborated on, or produced pieces for many of Los Angeles’ top local establishments including Bar Calo, Cafe Stella, Hotel Covell, Atrium Los Feliz, Dinette, Ostrich Farms, The Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, Gjelina Group, Laurel Hardware Group, Sawyer and Kettle Black. Winston Studios—www.Winston-studios.com—is his creative agency for interior/exterior space design,…

Private Recovery

An interview with Dr. Alexander Mason on a virtual confidential telemedicine addiction recovery program geared towards executives. BY MARK ARIEL Specialist TeleMed’s TORVAE is a completely virtual opioid addiction recovery program geared for the working professional. The program allow patients to recover from the privacy of their own homes or offices and on their schedules.…

New, Again

How can we create new hope when our world is in chaos? BY JAMES GUAY, LMFT As we enter a New Year in the midst of a worsening pandemic, how do we hold space for hope and possibilities? Our lives have been upended in 2020 and we’re still in the midst of increasing infections, deaths and…

It’s About Time

Pete Buttigieg makes history as first gay cabinet nominee Nearly a year ago in Des Moines, Pete Buttigieg hugged his husband onstage after his win in the Iowa caucuses made him the first openly LGBTQ candidate to earn delegates toward a major political party’s presidential nomination. Last month, reported USA Today, he made history again…

Dirty Movies

Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival—the “Sundance of amateur porn”—online January 30th through March 6th 2021. BY ALEJANDRO CERVANTES If you’ve ever wanted to be a porn star without the internet presence, consider submitting to the HUMP! Film Festival—it’s the Sundance of amateur porn. Multi-hyphenate media pundit, co-founder of the It Gets Better Project and creator…

And The Winner Is

Tom of Finland Foundation Awards 2020: Bruce LaBruce, Annie Sprinkle and Dan Savage. Last month Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) proudly presented awards to stellar individuals who have demonstrated their vast commitment to our community. These awards were given on the final day of ToFF’s 25th Art & Culture Festival: Plugged In, which marked both…

The Art

GLEN HANSON Whatever the medium, Glen Hanson brings his unique talent, passion  and enthusiasm to everything he creates… writing comics and TV shows, conceptualizing visual merchandise and campaigns for entertainment or corporate clients, or just capturing the likenesses of the famous and the fabulous with his signature style. www.glenhanson.com, IG @instaglenhanson

The Calendar

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10 TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION DRAWING SESSION ONLINE, 10AM www.tomoffinland.org/events-2/ With models: Eric @cometevans and Don @donhfit. Link to Zoom meeting will be sent ahead of time. TUESDAY, JANUARY 12 IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES www.filmmaudit.org Curated by Dakota Noon and Christopher Velasco, a virtual exhibition that’s part of the multitude of…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD SEPI SHYNE FIRST LGBTQ IRANIAN WOMAN ELECTED TO OFFICE Sepi Shyne and John M. Erickson were sworn in to the city council of West Hollywood during a teleconference council meeting last month, in adherence to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Councilmember Sepi Shyne made history when she was elected to the West Hollywood…

The Final Fight

Rainbow Railroad Support LGBTQI individuals living in fear and isolation due to government and police supported persecution and violence. Can you imagine living in fear of persecution, torture or murder?  Can you imagine going to jail for who you are or who you love?  That is a reality for so many LGBTQI individuals around the…

Dawn Wells, Mary Ann On “Gilligan’s Island” Dies Of Covid-19. RIP

Dawn Wells, the girl-next-door actress and former beauty queen who played the sweet Mary Ann Summers on the iconic CBS sitcom Gilligan’s Island, died Wednesday morning, reports The Hollywood Reporter. She was 82. Wells died in Los Angeles of causes related to COVID-19, her publicist announced. Other than Tina Louise, Wells was the last surviving member of the…

Tom of Finland Foundation Awards 2020

(Bruce LaBruce. Photo by Raul Hidalgo)   On Sunday, December 13, 2020, Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) proudly presented awards to stellar individuals who have demonstrated their vast commitment to our community.   These awards were given on the final day of ToFF’s 25th Art & Culture Festival: Plugged In, which marked both the 36th…

Bisexual Former CA Congresswoman Katie Hill SUES Over Nude Photos

Former Congresswoman Katie Hill has filed suit against her ex-husband and media outlets that published revealing photos of her and reported on her relationship with a campaign staffer, reports The Advocate.  Hill, a Democrat and one of the highest-profile bisexual politicians in the nation, resigned last year as the representative from California’s 25th Congressional District after the…

INNDulge Palm Springs, Gay Clothing-Optional Resort UP FOR SALE

INNdulge, Palm Springs’ long-running clothing optional gay resort in the Warm Sands neighborhood, can be yours for a cool $10.8 million, reports Towleroad. The Bay Area Reporter reports that owners Jon Jackson and his partner, Sandy Miller, have “stipulated that whoever buys it keeps the property as a gay resort.” READ MORE HERE:   https://www.towleroad.com/2020/12/gay-inndulge/