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A Young American

James Duke Mason (son of “The Go-Go’s” Belinda Carlisle) to run for West Hollywood City Council. Coming out, Arnold Schwarzenegger movies and developing a passion for politics.   BY JAMES MILLS | PHOTO BY SCOTT HOOVER At the age of 22 James Duke Mason has garnered more political experience than many aspiring politicians twice his…

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Bigger Isn’t Always Better

The reverse side of anorexia: muscle heads who see a scrawny underweight weakling when they look in the mirror. BY PAULO MURILLO Most in recovery recognize that the addiction to drugs and alcohol can easily turn into an addiction to working out and building muscles, but it turns out that bigger isn’t always better—at least…

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Coming Clean

My name is Jeremy and I’m an alcoholic, a drug addict and I have bipolar Disorder. I should feel shame about these things but I don’t. I should keep these things secret but I can’t. To hide in the shadows means I’m still a victim and I refuse to be that. This is my confession.…

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Gay At The Museum

Reel to real: portrayals and perceptions of gays in Hollywood at The Hollywood Museum. BT ORLY LYONNE Due to popular demand, The Hollywood Museum is pleased to announce that its LGBT exhibit “Reel to Real: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood” has been extended to September 28. Launched in June to coincide with LGBT…

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Honoring Latino Role Models

MARLON MORALES, MR. LA LEATHER 2012 “Honor 41” promotes awareness and positive images of the Latino LGBTQ Community. BY ORLY LYONNE “Honor 41” is proud to announce the 2014 edition of “The 41 List” honoring and celebrating 41 Latina/o LGBTQ role models. This year’s list includes activists, actors, community leaders, activists, and artists, elected officials, students and…

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A Magical Evening

Back Row L-R: Alex Butler, Kevin Casey, Jon Wright, Esteban Jimenez, Rod Wood, Robert Blackmon, Riley Black, Will Hildreth. Front Row (Inducted Officers) L-R: Rex Bailey, Diego Galtieri, Jeffrey Schoonover, Leonardo Iriarte, Marlon Morales. The Regiment of the Black and Tans celebrate “40 Years of Service in Uniform.” BY ROBERT E. BLACKMON One of the country’s…

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Pop tArt

LA-based artist and model Trevor Wayne on the art of male frontal nudity, dark comedy, and hate mail. BY PAULO MURILLO Tattooed pin-up model and pop artist Trevor Wayne injects humor into horror with brightly colored prints where bananas replace threatening objects in classic horror films, classic Hollywood sex symbols hold a hotdog, and iconic…

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PrEP School

Eric Paul Leue, HIV/AIDS activist and Eagle Mr. LA Leather 2014, on the side effects and side benefits of the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drug Truvada. BY PAULO MURILLO | PHOTO BY ERIC SCHWABEL Eagle Mr. LA Leather 2014 and community leader Eric Paul Leue has worked for HIV awareness and fought against HIV-related stigma and…

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The City | 08.2014

Missing WEHO Man Found In coma At Hospital Mystery surrounding the disappearance of West Hollywood resident Ramon Estrada led investigators to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was found in a coma as a “John Doe.” Police believe Estrada’s broken shoulder, head trauma, pneumonia and heart issues are injuries caused by a severe beating. Estrada vanished…

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The Event | 08.2014

1Life Festival Thousands gathered at the NOS Event Center in Southern California last month for 1Life Festival—America’s First Gay Massive. The historical 14-hour main event, produced in association with White Party founder Jeffrey Sanker, was the first-ever EDM festival designed for the LGBT community and their friends and  featured more than 30 internationally acclaimed DJs…