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Free Will

Will Walters One proud gay man finally gets his day in court. Will Walters vs. the city of San Diego. BY PAULO MURILLO Will Walters had the worst gay pride ever in 2011. He was allegedly cited, manhandled, detained, humiliated, and arrested for public nudity inside the San Diego Pride festival grounds after he stepped…

Life Skills

Foundations Los Angeles at Encino, The Canyon at Peace Park in Malibu and Michael’s House in Palm Springs.   Located just northwest of the bustling heart of Los Angeles, Foundations Los Angeles at Encino caters to the unique needs of our fast-paced community with its convenient and comprehensive outpatient center. The foundation of their program…

Loving An Addict

Every time you enable someone else’s drug abuse or alcoholism by cleaning up their mess, you help them avoid the consequences that might just motivate them to change. BY DR. STEVE GANZELL If you are not an alcoholic or drug abuser but you are in a relationship with someone who is—or who is recovering from…

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Westwind Recovery Residences

A sober living residence to call home, for those who seek to maintain their newfound recovery. BY PAULO MURILLO The greater Los Angeles area has a long list of sober living facilities to choose from, but the Westwind Recovery Residences are on the short list of sober living homes that are client-centered, with each house…

The Other Side Of Grief

Grief requires work, time, and forgiveness. Forgive them for leaving.Forgive yourself for surviving. Forgive yourself and others for not taking the best actions. BY SEAN GALUSZKA Humans should have developed iron clad coping skills for grief by now. We’ve had centuries of practice singing, writing, and now creating countless, idiotic television shows about it. Yet…

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The Calendar

ANITA BRYANT’S PLAYBOY INTERVIEW. SEE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER LISTING. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 ONYX-ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY Eagle LA, 4219 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029. 4pm-8pm. Info: www.eaglela.com. The Brotherhood of Onyx Southwest celebrate their one year anniversary, the beginning of many more great years to come.   THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 HAWTROCK The Bullet Bar, 10522 Burbank Blvd, North…

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The City

SANTA MONICA BACKS GAY GAMES BID  City of Santa Monica Mayor Tony Vazquez and Councilmember Pam O’Connor proposed a resolution that would back Los Angeles’ bid to host a Gay Games event. The Los Angeles Volleyball Association is spearheading the campaign, with the help of the website ggla2022.com, which is helping to promote the bid.…

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The Desert

PALM SPRINGS LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival, is dedicated to advancing and further strengthening our diverse gay community through the establishment of a world-class forum that presents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender cinema from around the world. The festival, taking place September 22-25, 2016, brings together film artists, film…

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The Epidemic

GSK CEO ANDREW WITTY A SIMPLER HIV TREATMENT Getting the three-drug cocktail regimen down to just two different drugs. BY VICTOR MELAMED GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is seeking to lop off one-third of the HIV drugs most patients are required to take, reports fortune.com. GSK CEO Andrew Witty says that the firm is aiming to get the…

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The Event

DTLA PROUD FESTIVAL Silverlake hipsters, WeHo boys, drag queens, cos players, lumbersexuals, and others all crammed into Pershing Square for the first ever DTLA Proud Festival in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles last month. The masters of ceremonies were the dynamic duo, the Boulet Brothers, with performances by Cazwell, Hi Fashion, Jackie Beat, Big Dipper,…

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The Final Fight

The BRAVE, The BEAUTIFUL Last month, Jen Anderson Shattuck posted a photo of her 3-year-old son Roo wearing a tutu on Facebook. In the caption, she told the story of a distressing encounter that had occurred the day before. My three-and-a-half-year-old son likes to play trucks. He likes to do jigsaw puzzles. He likes to eat plums.…

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The Profile

  Compassionate High-Quality Dentistry Dr. Jay S. Grossman, DDS, specializes in correcting dental damage related to substance and drug abuse. BY MARK ARIEL With more than 25 years of experience treating patients with substance abuse, Dr. Jay S. Grossman, DDS, has seen thousands of patients struggle with addiction. “I understand the psychological aspects of recovery, as well…

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The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

JUDGE REED O’CONNOR A conservative federal judge in Texas—Reed O’Connor—has ruled that the Obama administration may not dictate how individual states choose to interpret Title IX’s ban on sex discrimination in public schools. MEA GULPA I’d like to apologize to my readers for the nonchalant attitude I brought to this assignment last month. I always…

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Helping Others THE SHARE David Neuendorff

HELPING OTHERS David Neuendorff Videographer David Neuendorff, has been sober since August 16, 2002. Helping others has helped him maintain his sobriety. Helping others also helped him direct his life from delivering food to building his own video editing business “1 Minute Reel” (1minutereel.com), where he recently created the training educational video called “Meth: Insight…

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The Talk

VP JOE BIDEN, BRIAN MOSTELLER, JOE MASHIE GREAT GUYS “Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn’t be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys.” —Vice president Joe Biden, in a congratulatory tweet, last month. Biden officiated the wedding of Brian Mosteller, director of Oval Office operations, and Joe Mashie, a…

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The Transaction

”STRUT” OXYGEN’S TRANS REALITY SHOW Premieres September 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Oxygen. A reality show featuring transgender models trying to make it big in the fashion industry. DRAG FOR A CAUSE: TRANSGENDER LAW CENTER BENEFIT Saturday, September 24th, 2016, 9:30pm. Club Shine @The Oxwoood Inn, 13713 Oxnard St., Van Nuys CA, 91401. The concept of this event…