Have You Lived Before?

  Carol Bowman, past life therapist: “Reincarnation is not an abstract religious concept or a philosophy. It’s a natural phenomenon.” BY VICTOR MELAMED The Orlando vigil for victims of the mass shooting at the gay club Pulse was attended by thousands of people. A bell tolled for each of the 49 victims killed when a…

Managing Holiday Stress

Focus on the fact that after we get through these potentially volatile exchanges with family, we get to return to our amazing queer lives.   BY BRENT HEINZE During the holiday season we often share time with people that we may not get to see frequently.   For some, this is our biological families with extended…

The Power Of Print

For marketers who are struggling to advertise their content online, it might be time to consider the new potential of an old medium—and that medium is print, reports Media Update. PRINT HAS STAYING POWER One of print’s major advantages over digital is its staying power. An ad printed in a magazine will stay alive for…

The Good Fight

Croce LGBTQ students fight for acceptance at Azusa Pacific University, after board reinstates its ban on same-sex relationships. BY MARK ARIEL An effort to accommodate LGBTQ students on the evangelical Christian Azusa Pacific University (APU) campus was derailed last October when its board reversed an administration decision to lift the ban on LGBTQ relationships, reported the…

The Art

Jack Foster GUN, the comic created by artist Jack Foster, follows Trevor Werner, the super villain known as Mr. Twist, as he makes his crooked way through the super criminal underworld. The comic is “hand painted, watercolor, very old school,” reveals Foster. “There aren’t a ton of artists working analog anymore in comics, but I think…

The Calendar

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 DIRTY LOOKS: HOLIDAY BAZAAR 8PM-12AM Faultline, 4216 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029. The annual festive gathering, a messy Holiday Bazaar to queer the necessary seasonal pull of late-stage capitalism. Ten vendors, a photo booth, the caroling shenanigans of Tammie Brown and Trap Girl will resound with joy throughout our ears and hearts. …

The City

LONG BEACH  Ricardo Lara Makes History California Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) made history last month—winning the race to become California’s next State Insurance Commissioner, making him the state’s first openly LGBTQ statewide elected official. “Ricardo has been a champion for California’s LGBTQ and immigrant communities throughout his career, working to tear down barriers, ensure…

The Event

APLA Health’s 23rd Annual TOY BOX Gift Party PHOTOS BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM The 23rd annual Toy Box Gift Party presented by APLA Health took place at West Hollywood’s Kimpton La Peer Hotel last month. This toy drive collects toys and gifts for Southern California families affected by HIV/AIDS. Toys will be distributed at APLA Health sites throughout…

Miley Cyrus On Being Gender NEUTRAL

In a conversation with The Sun, Miley Cyrus said: “I really do feel kind of just gender neutral, so I hate to just get on this, like, kind of feminist rant because I’m also a humanitarian,” reports Gay Times. “I’d rather focus on human rights and men also feeling super comfortable with themselves, just everyone…

BREAKING: Trump May Face “Real Prospect Of Jail Time”

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Sunday said that President Trump might “face the real prospect of jail time” after prosecutors indicated last week that he directed illegal payments during his 2016 presidential campaign, reports The Hill. “There’s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him. That he may…

The Nation

First Gay CA Democratic Party Leader Steps Down Eric Bauman, the leader of the California Democratic Party, the first gay person to lead the state’s party, has resigned following allegations of sexual misconduct—the latest politician forced to step down in the #MeToo era, reports Vox. Allegations that he had made sexually explicit comments and inappropriately…

Gay California Cop SUES For Discrimination

(Photo: Jay Brome) A former California Highway Patrol officer says his coworkers made his life miserable on the job because he’s gay, and he’s now suing the CHP for discrimination, reports The Advocate. Jay Brome, who was a CHP officer from 1996 until 2015, when he took leave due to medical stress, told The Sacramento…