Los Angeles LGBT Center Urges Opposition to U.S. Senate’s Devastating Graham-Cassidy Bill

“Like earlier proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Senate’s new Graham-Cassidy bill would deprive millions of healthcare and gut Medicaid—the health care program for seniors, people with disabilities, and those earning below a living wage—by approximately $1 trillion,” stated Los Angeles LGBT Center Chief of Staff Darrel Cummings in a press release.…

PROUD Movie Night. September 23, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 10:00pm. Grand Park, 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012. FREE!

Grand Park continues its series of intimate events that invite the Los Angeles LGBTQ and ally community to celebrate and connect with each other with Grand Park + Outfest Present PROUD Movie Night. Developed in collaboration with a coalition of partners and partner organizations to reflect the diverse interests and experiences of the LGBTQ Angeleno…

SoCal Hepatitis Outbreak Alert

Health officials in San Diego have scrambled for months to contain an outbreak of hepatitis A — vaccinating more than 19,000 people, putting up posters at bus stations and distributing hand sanitizer and cleansing wipes, reports the Los Angeles Times latimes.com. Despite those efforts, 16 people have died of the highly contagious virus in San…

Facebook Censors Non-Sexual Folsom Street Fair Ad

Seriously – what is their problem? Facebook has rejected the GLBT Historical Society‘s http://www.glbthistory.org ad – shown here – to solicit volunteers for the upcoming 34th annual Folsom Street Fair, due to “suggestive content.” Here is The GLBT Historical Society post about the incident: Censored by Facebook: When we tried to purchase a Facebook ad…

Equality California to Honor LGBTQ Heroes and Allies at Los Angeles Equality Awards

(Photo: Sharon Stone) Los Angeles—Equality California announced today that it will honor actors Sharon Stone and Conrad Ricamora together with longtime LGBTQ allies and community advocates Laurie Hasencamp and Mike Lurey at its Los Angeles Equality Awards, Saturday, September 16, at the J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live. U.S. Representative Adam Schiff will deliver the keynote…

District considers disciplining Fresno Unified school board president Brooke Ashjian for derisive LGBT remarks.

The Fresno Unified school board will discuss next month whether to demote, censure or otherwise discipline president Brooke Ashjian after he made controversial comments about the LGBT community, reports FresnoBee.com. Following pressure from gay rights groups and local faith leaders, the district said in a statement that the issue will be on the agenda for…

Yoga For Life [cover interview]

Thomas Harris on moments of clarity, windows of opportunity and how yoga became an integral part of his recovery. BY AUGUSTUS BRITTON  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Thomas Harris, a yoga teacher hailing from Laguna Beach, California. is a rare breed. A seeker. A man with an abundant curiosity. He traveled to the birthplace of yoga, in Rishikesh,…

The Color Of Kink

Take a minority (say, for instance, gay blacks in San Francisco) and cross section it with another (alternative sex scene people) and well—you get an even bigger minority. BY BRONTEZ PURNELL PHOTO BY ROBERT DIVERS HERRICK My first Folsom Street Fair happened about 15 years ago. I arrived at the Golden State plucky, wide eyed,…

Exhibit Aa

Aaron Valenzuela’s personal, intimate and revealing visual essay. Spanning over 10 years of work, Exhibit Aa: A Visual/Essay is an artist book created and written by Aaron Valenzuela featuring art, writing, poetry and self-portraiture. Included are never-before-seen images and personal anecdotes which turn this creative endeavor into an intimate experience that is both celebratory and…

Find Your PASSION

  Contemplating a career change? Check out this workshop in Palm Springs. BY JAY ZALTZMAN I’ve always felt lucky that I get to do what I love, but over the years, I’ve met a lot of people who aren’t completely satisfied with their lives or aren’t sure what they want to do.  Sometimes it’s young…