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Leadership Roles | 08.2016

“I am proud to show that 41 can look good and that Daddy is the new black, or in my case silver is the new black.” PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Menswear designer and founder of sheehanandcompany.com Daniel Sheehan, 41, confides in an interview with THE FIGHT that “Daddy has been my nickname for a LONG…

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Life Lessons | 08.2016

“Being a ‘daddy’ is about teaching the younger generations what little I have learned along the way.” PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM DJ, promoter and landscape designer Victor Rodriguez, 49, tells THE FIGHT that his understanding of the term “daddy” “is about being of a certain age teaching the younger generations what little I have learned…

Forging New Norms | 08.2016

A new study suggests that open relationships among gay couples could bring a couple closer together. BY VICTOR MELAMED While open relationships are much more prevalent among gay couples compared to heterosexual couples, there is often still stigma attached to such relationships. And some continue to wonder whether sex and love can ever be separated, reports…

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Summer Prides | 08.2016

Raja Gemini DTLA Proud Festival, Sunday, August 7. Ventura County Pride, Saturday, August 20, 2016. BY ORLY LYONNE The DTLA Proud Festival takes place this month on August 7 at Pershing Square Park in downtown Los Angeles. According to the event organizers the festival “will showcase the best that downtown has to offer through 40…

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The Calendar | 08.2016

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 DTLA PROUD FESTIVAL 2016  Pershing Square, 532 S Olive St, Los Angeles. 12pm-10pm. Tickets & Info: DTLAProudFestival.org. Through community partners, the festival will showcase the best that downtown has to offer through 40 community booths (10 local restaurants, 15 local retail shops and 15 LGBT community groups), a main stage programmed by the…

The City | 08.2016

HEALTH OFFICIALS: GET MENINGITIS VACCINE Los Angeles and Orange County health officials are calling for all gay and bisexual men who have sex with men (MSM) to get meningitis vaccinations, amid an outbreak of the potentially fatal disease in Southern California areas. The vaccine was previously recommended for people with HIV and others who were…

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The Epidemic | 08.2016

Promising Early Results Interim results for HVTN 100, a HIV-vaccine trail, have already outperformed those of previous vaccine trials. BY VICTOR MELAMED Last month researchers at the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, revealed that the interim results for HVTN 100, a HIV-vaccine trail that began January 2015, have already outperformed those of previous vaccine…

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The Event | 08.2018

Mr. CSW Leather Contest The Mr. CSW Christopher Street West Leather Contest 2017 took place at the Tom of Finland Foundation last month. The new Mr. CSW is Chris Ryan from Glendale. Ryan has worked in the healthcare industry for over 10 years, currently working in patient care for Molina Healthcare. He is a volunteer…

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The Joystick | 08.2016

TOP 5 Game Daddies  I love me some hot daddies. Hell, I am partnered to one and I couldn’t be happier. Check out  gaming’s most popular mature heroes.  BY JOSEPH ARELLANO 5. RYU—STREET FIGHTER Taking the scene long ago in the fighting genre, RYU was always been a force to be reckoned with in the street…

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The Scene | 08.2016

The Warehouse Creativity, flexibility and simplicity is what makes The Warehouse unique. Hip, chic and beautifully designed The Warehouse is a relatively new event destination in Los Angeles. With a capacity to host up to 300 people, The Warehouse is the perfect place for weddings,commitment ceremonies, birthdays, corporate events, holiday parties, cultural shows, themed parties,…

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The Spread | 08.2016

TOM PARDOE,  JOE ARELLANO PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM AGES: Tom: 52, Joe: 29. HOMETOWN: Tom: Cedar Falls, Iowa. Joe: Bedford, Indiana. BEEN TOGETHER: Three and a half years. OCCUPATIONS:  Tom: Director/Teacher/Dancer. Joe: Actor/Account Representative/Dancer. GOOD RELATIONSHIP TIPS: Tom: communication, respect, transparency, surprise. Joe: He is always right. Lol. Be open, honest, and leave no secrets.…

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The Talk | 08.2016

Don’t Pretend “I am proud to be gay; I am proud to be a Republican; but most of all, I’m proud to be an American… I don’t pretend to agree with every plank in our party’s platform.” —PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel at the GOP convention last month. The Republican party has adopted  the most anti-LGBT…

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The Transaction | 08.2016

Making History Sarah McBride: first transgender American to address a major party convention. BY ORLY LYONNE Last month, Human Rights Campaign national press secretary Sarah McBride became the first transgender American to address a major party convention—and moved delegates to their feet by recounting how her late husband had fought for LGBT rights even as he was…

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LE BAL Returns to the ACE THEATRE JULY 29th!

The fabulous Le Bal returns to the Ace Theatre, hosted by the legendary Candis Cayne this Friday July 29th! Seeking to celebrate the art of drag and revues of the ages, the last two installments brought earth-shatterning entertainment and revelry. Included in the line up this go round are Jackie Beat, Thorgy Thor and Manila Luzon!…