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Long Beach Pride

The 2015 Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Celebration takes place this month on May 16 & 17 from 11am–10pm along Shoreline Drive. Over the past several years, the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Celebration has become one of the premiere Pride events nationwide now attracting over 80,000 participants over two days. The Festival…

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Body Politic

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia welcomes you to Pride.  BY VICTOR MELAMED It has been almost a year since you have been in office—how would you sum up your first 12 months? “It’s been great. I’m extremely grateful to be able to represent the city I love, and we’ve been seeing a lot of positive…

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Plastic Jesus For APLA

Art Project Los Angeles announces Plastic Jesus as featured artist of fifth annual AIDS fundraiser taking place June 6 at Bonhams in Hollywood.  BY ORLY LYONNE Art Project Los Angeles is excited to announce Plastic Jesus as the featured artist of the fifth annual fundraiser for AIDS Project Los Angeles, which takes place June 6…

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Proudly Yours

Long Beach residents talk about their professions, their love for their city and what Pride means to them. PHOTOS BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM PORTER GILBERG Executive Director, The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach “I have lived in Long Beach for 12 years. I grew up near Temecula, CA and was itching for a bigger city with…

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Fashion Forward

“Saint Laurent,” a bio-drama film on the famed designer, opens this month at select theaters in Los Angeles. BY ORLY LYONNE “Saint Laurent” a French biography drama film co-written and directed by Bertrand Bonello, and starring Gaspard Ulliel as Yves Saint Laurent, opens this month at select theatres in Los Angeles and New York. The…

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SCAR LOVER

It’s the stomach scar that remains the greatest reminder of my life of addiction, the most profound physical memento of a life lived selfishly, a life not worth living at all. BY ANDY NICASTRO Ugly inside of me Taught me of beauty I wouldn’t trade that work of art for all the silk of perfect…

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Sexual Healing

First annual WeHo Gay Men’s Health Fair promotes new campaign of “Getting to Zero.” BY VICTOR MELAMED The Men’s Health Foundation, a new non-profit based in West Hollywood, dedicated to the health & wellness of gay men, with focus on young gay men of color, has partnered with the City of West Hollywood to host…

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The Calendar | 05.15

  SATURDAY, MAY 9 DOWN-N-DIRTY Tom of Finland Foundation, 1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles, 3pm-8pm. Celebrate Tom’s Birthday with DJ sets by Maricón Collective, Go-Go boys, photo booth, new Maricón merch y mucho mas. DRAG QUEEN WORLD SERIES Glendale Sports Complex, 2200 Fern Ln, Glendale, 12:30pm-4pm. For tickets, visit dragqueenworldseries.com. It’s the LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence vs. The…

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The City | 05.15

MAYOR LINDSEY P. HORVATH SWORN-IN The City of West Hollywood held its annual City Council Reorganization and Installation meeting last month. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti attended the ceremony to swear in Councilmember Lindsey P. Horvath as the City’s new Mayor. Screenwriter, producer and director Dustin Lance Black, swore in Councilmember Lauren Meister as the…