Lutheran Church Elects FIRST Transgender Bishop

Rev. Megan Rohrer The Rev. Megan Rohrer has been elected as a bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, becoming the first openly transgender person in the U.S. to do so in a major Christian denomination, reports NPR. Rohrer will serve as bishop of the Sacramento-based Sierra Pacific synod, which encompasses close to 200 congregations in…

BREAKING: Biden REVERSES Trump Policy – Bans LGBTQ Discrimination in Healthcare

The Biden administration has reversed a Trump-era policy that allowed healthcare providers to discriminate against LGBTQ people if they claimed a religious exemption, reports LGBTQ Nation. The move will reinstate Obamacare guidance and expand them to include the recent Supreme Court ruling that sex discrimination includes sexual orientation and gender identity. The Trump administration claimed…

LA Leather Pride 2022: DARK ANGEL. New HOT Video. WATCH!

LALP Contestants. Photo By Dusti Cunningham The Los Angeles Leather Coalition is pleased to announce the long awaited Los Angeles Leather Pride 2022: Dark Angel! The scheduled dates of the event are March 20-27, 2022. They have an exciting week of events planned, including warm-up parties, socials, etc. all leading up to Dark Angel: The Mr.…

Legendary TRUNKS Bar in WeHo REOPENS!

Photo by Paulo Murillo, WEHO TIMES The beloved Trunks Bar in West Hollywood reopened yesterday, reports WEHO TIMES. The neighborhood watering hole located at 8809 Santa Monica Blvd has officially opened after been shut down for well over a year. “I feel excited,” Omar Duarte who owns the bar with his brother, told WEHO TIMES.…

BREAKING: LA Pride Makes HUGE Announcement Regarding Upcoming Event

Christopher Street West Association Inc (CSW), the 501(c)3 nonprofit that produces LA Pride, has just announced its June Pride events, which will include a free streaming concert presented by TikTok, the Thrive with Pride Celebration one-hour special on ABC7, and LA Pride Makes a Difference, a new, month-long calendar of events focused on volunteering and community…

Meet Me At The Abbey

David Cooley celebrates the 30th anniversary of West Hollywood landmark The Abbey Food & Bar BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM The Abbey Food & Bar in West Hollywood, opened in 1991, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month. Hailing from Ohio and armed with a degree in Hotel Management from the University…

At The Baths

Roman Holiday Spa locations close permanently after 52 years PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Roman Holiday Spa “Health Clubs” have been added to the list of gay spaces that are forever lost to COVID-19, reported  WEHO TIMES last month. Both gay men’s bathhouse locations, one at 12814 Venice Blvd in Mar Vista, and the other at…

Deleriously DeLaria

Film Festival honors Lea DeLaria for her contribution in helping to tell LGBTQ+ stories OUTshine Film Festival Miami honored actress, comedian, and jazz singer Lea DeLaria with their Vanguard Award at their opening night ceremony last month.  The Vanguard Award recognizes notable individuals in entertainment for their contributions in helping to tell LGBTQ+ stories, as…

Free Kick

This soccer team’s response to a fan asking for “straight pride” is everything The USL Championship soccer league is returning to action this month, and the Phoenix Rising are starting their season against the San Diego Loyal.  Last fall, when the two teams last faced each other, the Loyal walked off the field after a…

Get Your Flag On

Conservatives in a tizzy over Biden’s new rainbow flag directive The Biden administration will allow US embassies around the world to fly the gay Pride flag on the same flagpole as the American flag, reversing a Trump-era policy. In 2019, then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blocked embassy requests to fly the symbol of support for…

Making History

Drag Race Alum Honey Mahogany announces run for chair of San Francisco Democratic Party BY VICTOR MELAMED Honey Mahogany, who currently holds a vice-chair seat in her local County Central Committee, has announced that she will be seeking the role of Chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party when current Party Chair David Campos vacates the…

Men Having Babies

Interactive sessions with medical, legal and financial experts on everything gay men need to know when considering surrogacy May 15-16, 2021 will be the last opportunity for gay men around the world who are considering fatherhood to get comprehensive guidance on surrogacy in an online-version of MHB’s signature “bootcamp” weekend-long conference. Unique programs at this…

Taking Control

Queen Shannon on peer pressure, wanting to be the “cool kid” and how she eventually overcame tobacco use BY QUEEN SHANNON My name is Queen Shannon Gipson, I’m a black trans women and representative from the Unique Woman’s Coalition, a black trans led organization here in Los Angeles.  I want to share my own experience…

TOM OF FINLAND: THE DARKROOM

The exhibition consists of photographic portraits which served as reference images for his famed homoerotic drawings In celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth, Fotografiska, in collaboration with Tom of Finland Foundation, has produced The Darkroom, an exciting study in artist Tom of Finland’s (born Touko Laaksonen, 1920 – 1991) life and work process. …

The Art

LAUREN YS (they/them/儉) Lauren YS is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work is influenced by multiple stages of focus, both geographically and in practice. With dynamic bouts in academics, literature and writing, teaching, illustration, and animation leading up to their arrival in the urban art sphere, the influences of these phases of their own career…

The Calendar

MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS TRANSACTION 1PM–3PM  Trans Wellness Center. For more info: (323) 993-2900 or visit: www.mytranswellness.org. A social support group for transgender women at any stage of gender transition, many participants are in a marginal or transitional living situation. Facilitated by Friends Community Center.  EVERY TUESDAY BLUSH 2PM–4PM Trans Wellness Center. For more info: (323)…

The City

LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER CELEBRATES OPENING OF NEW YOUTH HOUSING Two years after opening its flagship Anita May Rosenstein Campus, the Los Angeles LGBT Center celebrated the grand opening of its newest building: the Michaeljohn Horne & Thomas Eugene Jones Youth Housing, last month. Located directly across the street from the revolutionary Campus and next…