The ARTIST Way

Painting by Miguel Angel Reyes Local gay artists discuss their work, inspiration and accomplishments in the art world. BY PAULO MURILLO Miguel Angel Reyes INTIMATE SITUATIONS Mexican born artist Miguel Angel Reyes is a Los Angeles-based portrait and figurative painter, muralist, printmaker and illustrator. He graduated from Otis Parson School of Design in 1987 with a…

Queer Artists WIN Big At The Grammys

(Photo: Brandi Carlile) LGBTQ artists dominated Sunday night’s 61st Grammy awards with history-making wins and a number of memorable performances, reports NBC News. Pop icon Lady Gaga and country singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile both broke records after becoming the first out winners in their categories. Gaga, who identifies as bisexual, took home three awards on Sunday. …

Life Is A Highway

Van Hansis (L), Kit Williamson, EastSiders EastSiders’ Kit Williamson and John Halbach on working together and being in a relationship, spending time on the road and sexual health. BY MARK ARIEL Kit Williamson’s acclaimed LGBT series EastSiders has returned for a six-episode third season after two Daytime Emmy nominations and overwhelming crowdfunding support, with special…

Artists To Watch

  Local artists to look out for in 2017. The first in an ongoing series promoting local queer art. DAVIS MALLORY Singer-Songwriter, DJ, Actor Davis Mallory from MTV’s The Real World is gearing up to get Loud this spring with the release of the title track from his upcoming album. Cowritten with Mitchell Rose and…

Project NUNWAY LA

Charity fashion event with The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. BY VICTOR MELAMED The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are hosting an extraordinary fashion experience of the wildest imagination. A blasphemous queer fashion show like no other, this annual event invites designers and creative artists to stretch the absolute limits of creativity, beauty and…

PERFORMANCE ARTIST JUSTIN BOND FIRES BACK AFTER TRANNYSHACK NAME CHANGE

  SF-based drag queen Heklina (a.k.a. Stefan Grygelko) recently announced that she will be removing the word “tranny” from drag club Trannyshack, after operating under the name for 18-years, and taking the event on the road around the country and around the globe. Trannyshack has been “rebranded’ to the new name T-Shack–some say–to appease trans activists who have…

Broadway’s Greatest Hits

The amazing Susan Egan belts it out for one night only at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. TONY-AWARD WINNING CONDUCTOR, Todd Ellison welcomes Susan Egan to the stage for a night of Broadway’s best, on May 3 at 8pm at Long Beach Performing Arts Center—Arena. Susan Egan has received both Tony Award and Drama…

Decoding Jesus

Amazing his audience with his stunning size and hypnotized by the filthiness of his electronic symphonies. PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Musical artist Decoding Jesus exploded on to the scene in 2009 with his internationally acclaimed collaboration with Superstar DJ Keoki.  Additional collaborations in 2010 with artists like Rabbit in the Moon, Soundsex, Evan Gamble Lewis…

Doing The Work

Musical artist Ken X Y on honesty, creating change and his first album Escapism BY MARK ARIEL | PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM “As a young person, there is no shortage of people who tell you ‘you don’t know what you’re doing,’” says multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and dancer Ken X Y. “As an ‘artist who…

A Love To Die For

Trent Park releases new single and music video. BY VICTOR MELAMED Trent Park is out now with “Scare Me Most,” the first of his new singles and music videos that he will be releasing this summer. Written and produced by the artist in collaboration with his creative partner Bodes, the haunting Pop/hip-hop track paints love…

Casita Del Campo, The Cavern Club, Fight To Survive. You Can Help

Brant Cox with The Infatuation has written about Casita Del Campo, LA’s iconic queer space, fight for survival. “To fully understand Casita Del Campo is to recognize it as much more than just an all-pink bungalow on Hyperion with sizzling fajitas, super-strong margaritas, and a bubbling fountain in the courtyard. It’s a community center, a performance venue,…

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…

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…

Louder, Prouder, Gayer

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star Ongina on her drag mother, advocating for HIV and AIDS and dealing with pressures and expectations BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM When did you become interested in drag? I became interested in dressing up back when I first moved to NYC and started to make friends with…

Virtual Trans Pride

The two-day celebration takes place Friday and Saturday, June 19–20. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Trans Pride L.A. will be streamed live for the first time in the festivity’s history on Friday and Saturday, June 19–20. The two-day event remains as one of the nation’s oldest and largest celebrations of the vibrant Trans/Gender Non-Conforming/Non-Binary…

SAYING GOODBYE

Out singer Wils on his new album, homosexuality in Asia and the ability to love freely BY MICK SANDOVAL Los Angeles based Singaporean pop singing sensation Wils—who revealed he was gay last year with the hit single, “Open Up Babe”—is back with a new album, Don’t Leave Too Soon. It features twelve original tracks that…