Trump Administration Takes Aim at LGBTQs

Despite the protestations of organizations like GOProud, the Log Cabin Republicans, and (*sigh*) “Twinks for Trump,” and that one time the now-President said kind-of-nice things about LGBTQs on the campaign trail, the Trump Administration’s hostility toward the queer communities has been irrefutable for some time now. Two new key decisions by the Administration that serve to…

#ResistMarch to Replace L.A. Pride Parade

There will be no L.A. Pride Parade this year. Instead, Christopher Street West, the organization responsible for organizing the Parade, is teaming up with #ResistMarch to organize a protest march June 11, from Hollywood and Highland into West Hollywood.

Community Service [cover feature]

Ms. LA Leather 2016, Goddess Moon, and Mr. LA Leather 2016, Jeffrey Erdman on their year as titleholders. BY VICTOR MELAMED  |  PHOTOS BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM How would you describe your past year as Mr / Miss LA Leather? Goddess Moon: It has been an overwhelming joy. I am humbly thankful for those who choose…

Attacking Our Community’s Youth

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s statement on President Trump’s rollback of protections for transgender students. BY ORLY LYONNE In response to the Trump administration’s rollback of Title IX protections for transgender students, Los Angeles LGBT Center Director of Public Policy & Community Building Dave Garcia issued the following statement: “… The Trump administration levied an attack…

Let’s Talk About Sex

“I think the most common misconception about erectile dysfunction (ED) is that it’s all in your head and that’s just totally untrue.” An interview with urologic surgeon Joshua R Gonzalez, MD. BY JOE FARAGHER Joshua R Gonzalez, MD, is an L.A. based fellowship-trained urologic surgeon specializing in men’s health, erectile dysfunction, hormonal management, and female…

Live Your Truth

Apparent HRC ad on Grindr targets CPAC attendees. BY ORLY LYNNE Men using Grindr at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last month may have seen a geo-specific ad purchased by HRC, reports Alex Bollinger at lgbtqnation.com The CPAC is a large annual conference for conservatives held in the Washington, DC, suburb of Oxon Hill,…

The Uncomfortable Truth Of Milo Yiannopoulos

  Milo’s acknowledgment of sexual encounters with adult men when he was a teenager was a bridge too far for his friends and foes alike. BY BRENDEN SHUCART I come not to praise Milo Yiannopoulos but to bury him. After a violent clash with protestors at Berkeley, the self-proclaimed “free speech advocate” and darling of the…

San Diego Leather Pride

New producers promise: harder, deeper, longer. San Diego Leather Pride Weekend is ready to blow your mind! New owners and producers AJ Turner and Buster Adams invite you to five event-filled days March 15-19, 2017 in San Diego. We’re not sure you can take it all, but want to see you try!! Friday after Opening Ceremonies and the…

Win From Within

My-King Johnson is the first-ever openly gay FBS scholarship player. BY VICTOR MELAMED My-King Johnson, a highly recruited defensive lineman from Tempe, Ariz., who has committed to play for the University of Arizona this fall, has come out publicly as gay. When he enrolls at the school in Tuscon, he will be the first openly…

LALP Guide 2017: Letter From The Chairman

Welcome To LA Leather Pride Letter From the Chairman: Marlon Morales Welcome to LA Leather Pride 2017, our annual week-long celebration. In a couple of years we will celebrate 20 years of Mr. L.A. Leather as produced by the Los Angeles Leather Coalition since 1999. In advance of that milestone, we present to you a…

LALP Guide 2017: Contestants [Centerfold]

L.A. Leather Pride 2017 Contestants PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: CHRIS RYAN, MR. CHRISTOPHER STREET WEST LEATHER 2017; DANIEL SOTO, MR. LA LEATHER BEAR 2017;    KEN BRADLEY, MR. SOCAL LEATHER 2017; MARCO.A.VALADEZ, MR. REGIMENT 2017; DAVID SANFORD, MR SISTER LEATHER 2017;  JEFF WILCOX, EAGLE LA MR. LEATHER 2017; AJ CHIER, MISTER…

LALP Guide 2017: The Contestants

The 18th Annual Mr. L.A. Leather Contest will take place on Saturday April 1, 2017 at the historic Globe Theater in Downtown LA’s Broadway Theater District.  Ten men will compete to succeed Mr. L.A. Leather 2016 Jeffrey Erdman. For more info visit losangelesleatherpride.com. PHOTOS BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM FIFI LAFILLE Mr. Precinct Leather 2017 FiFi was…

LALP Guide 2017: Events

L.A. Leather Pride Week Events For more details on these events please visit losangelesleatherpride.com   FRIDAY, MARCH 24 CODE: SPEAKEASY | LALP 2017  Gala, Kick-off & Number Draw.vSanctuary Studios LAX, South La Cienega Boulevard, Lennox. 9pm -21:59pm. The week-long Los Angeles Leather Pride Week festival begins with a community-wide gala celebration. Included this year is the number…

LALP Guide 2017: The Judges

Your judges for the Mr. L.A. Leather 2017 contest. For more detailed bios on each judge visit losangelesleatherpride.com. JEFFREY ERDMAN Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2016 Jeffrey Erdman is Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2016, and placed in the Top 20 at IML this last year. Jeffrey has been a proud and prominent member of the LGBT community…