I Love The Nightlife

Kiki Xtravaganza on drawing inspiration from gender-bending performance artists, the ballroom and voguing scene and finding a support network BY VICTOR MELAMED | PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Kiki Xtravaganza is an icon in LA nightlife. As with other club fixtures and performance artists, however, her history is shrouded in a fair degree of mystery.  Behind…

Standing In Your TRUTH

Lauran Winnett on making it in Hollywood, the thick clouds of nepotism and blurring the lines between rigid gender categorizations BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Lauran Winnett (aka PuzziNiggrr) stumbled onto the Los Angeles Drag Scene in the Spring of 2014. She’s an actress, vocalist, songwriter and storyteller who has been fortunate…

A PART OF HIM

Australian born songwriter and pop artist Yanni Burton’s new single focuses on moving on from past relationships BY VICTOR MELAMED Yanni Burton turns the spotlight on his own struggles of letting go and moving on from past relationships in his new single and music video, A Part of Me. “I have a history of getting lost…

Workplace Protections

Los Angeles LGBT Center celebrates Supreme Court landmark decision to protect LGBT employees BY ORLY LYONNE In response to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision last month in three employment discrimination cases that employees cannot be fired because of sexual orientation and gender identity, the Los Angeles LGBT Center issued the following…

The Tipping Point

How Little Things Got Us Here “Everyday I leave my house there’s a realization that today could be the day some local cop takes their insecurities and lack of training out on me. Making me the honoree of America’s next big protests and riots.” BY SULLIVAN LEWIS You want to know the most ridiculous thing…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY MOURNS DEATH OF ENTERTAINER AND HIV ADVOCATE IRENE SODERBERG The West Hollywood community is mourning the loss of entertainer, HIV Advocate, Fairy Godmother of Fundraising, and WeHo resident, Irene Soderberg, who passed away last month. Soderberg has been entertaining for over 30 years. Wherever there was a piano in West Hollywood, she…

The Final Fight

More Naturally “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”  —Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013.…

Bakersfield Trans Teen Brutally Attacked. WATCH!

(Photo: Kristian Rouse) Police are investigating a brutal attack on a transgender teen that nearly killed him, reports KGET. The teen, Kristian Rouse, 18, was found laying on the floor of his apartment, barely alive, by his mother, Eurydice Darrington. “He could barely speak, barely breathe. He had marks around his neck, his face was swollen,…

Here TV, In Partnership With The FIGHT Magazine And WEHOville.com, Celebrates LGBTQ Pride 2020

(Photo L-R: Margaret Cho, Gina Yashere, Ian Harvie) Here TV, America’s first and largest LGBTQ+ video channel, is partnering with The Fight Magazine and WEHOville.com for OUR PRIDE, a two day, 12-hour virtual Pride event featuring discussions with activists, political leaders, drag queens and comedians in addition to live entertainment from a rainbow-wide stripe of…

Another KAREN: Market Director Attacks Vendor For Gay Flags. WATCH!

Gail Hayden, director of the California Farmers’ Market Association, was captured on video last week at the Livermore Farmers’ Market berating Dan Floyd, owner of Dan Good Cookies, for handing out Pride flags at his booth, reports Towleroad. “I don’t even care what the flags are for,” Hayden claimed. “This person may have an issue…

LA LGBT Center Joins Lawsuit to Block HHS’s Anti-LGBTQ Health Care Rule

Today the Los Angeles LGBT Center joins a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal and Steptoe & Johnson LLP challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) recently published health care discrimination rule that purports to carve out LGBTQ people and other vulnerable populations from the protections of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care…