American Beauty

The #ResistMarch takes place on Sunday, June 11, 8am-1pm. It will start in Los Angeles, at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland.  It will end in West Hollywood. When any American’s rights are under threat, all our rights are threatened. We are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. We are people of color. We are people of…

Be The Storm

“Fighting for justice, and winning, is what we know how to do. It’s one of the things we do best.” Excerpts from a speech by Lorri L. Jean, CEO, Los Angeles LGBT Center at “An Evening With Women,” last month.  …When we gathered here last May, I began my remarks with a joke about Donald Trump.…

Cam4 Performers

Web cam performers have slowly become recognized as a force to be recognized in the adult entertainment industry. One of the largest live cam websites in the world, CAM4, offers many different types of performers and are dedicated to ensuring those performers get the support they need in order to succeed and grow. They are…

Celebrating PRIDE

The LA Pride Festival returns to West Hollywood park for two days of live entertainment and community programming on June 10th and 11th.   BY VICTOR MELAMED This year’s Main stage at the LA Pride Festival, renamed the Park Stage Presented by Blue Shield, will feature a collection of pop artists including established and emerging…

Downtown Proud

Redline’s Oliver Alpuche on DTLA Proud, diversity and expanding the festival’s footprint. BY MARK ARIEL DTLA Proud is committed to celebrating everyone’s story, to spreading optimism, to growing our community and to expanding our definition of diversity,” states California native and Redline bar owner Oliver Alpuche. Alpuche, along with other downtown bar owners and community members,…

Looks Like He Made It

Singer songwriter Barry Manilow on why he didn’t come out till now. BY ORLY LYONNE Veteran singer Barry Manilow said coming out publicly about being gay was a “beautiful experience,” as he was honored for his long-standing career in the music industry, reports Reuters. Manilow, 73, spoke about being gay for the first time last…

Maurice Release

Merchant Ivory’s classic gay period drama has been restored ahead of a rerelease in New York and Los Angeles. BY VICTOR MELAMED A new 4K restoration of Maurice—the 1987 romantic drama about gay love in early-20th-century England, based on E.M. Forster’s novel—will open theatrically in Los Angeles on June 2 reports Variety. Directed by James Ivory, featuring…

One City One Pride 2017

A sampling of West Hollywood City’s June Pride events. For a complete list visit: www.weho.org/pride.   FRIDAY, JUNE 2 LESBIANS TO WATCH OUT FOR: ‘90S L.A. ACTIVISM Plummer Park, Long Hall, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Opening reception June 2 from 7pm-9pm. Runs through June 30. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the National Dyke March…

OUTFEST Los Angeles

God’s Own Country Eleven days of not to be missed world-class films, panels, and parties. July 6–16, 2017. BY ORLY LYONNE Each summer Outfest Los Angeles screens more than 150 feature and short films to an audience more than 40,000 people. Outfest Los Angeles is the oldest film festival in Los Angeles and is considered…

United Equality: Resist Campaign

  PHOTOS BY JOSEPH DANIELS United Equality is an artistic social movement in which subjects bare their bodies with the exception of a single bandanna. The subjects, photographed by Joseph Daniels,  appear bare as a symbol of equality. The current campaign—#Resist—was created to “fight back against bigotry, sexism, racism, homophobia and xenophobia” in Trump’s America.…

The City

Solidarity March, Rally For Gay Chechens In an urgent effort to help stop the atrocities happening against LGBT people in the Russian republic of Chechnya—in which hundreds of gay men are reportedly being kidnapped and tortured in concentration camp-like facilities to “purge” the country of homosexuality—a solidarity march and rally—“Eyes On Chechnya”—was held downtown last…

The Epidemic

Eradicating HIV New treatment method might lead to the end of AIDS. BY VICTOR MELAMED Researchers believe they have found a new method to execute the “shock and kill” strategy aiming to eliminate HIV hiding in viral reservoirs inside our own T cells, reports David Artavia at hivplusmag.com. Even though an HIV-positive person on antiretroviral therapy…

The History

Back To The Future The first CSW Pride parade in L.A. was considered a protest march, as well as a celebration. Christopher Street West (CSW) is named after New York City’s famed Christopher Street, the June 1969 site of the Stonewall Rebellion. The CSW parade was started in June 1970 the year following the Stonewall Riot,…

The Music

Fake Sugar Beth Ditto succeeds in spades by serving up sweet but urgent songs with shades of funk, disco, indie rock, and country flourishes. BY PAUL V. VITAGLIANO As the founder and lead singer of queer indie stalwarts Gossip, Beth Ditto seemingly came out of nowhere with a voice that was able to blow the roof…

The Review

PUMP Restaurant A hidden oasis just a few feet away from the West Hollywood strip—that feels like a million miles away from the world. BY ROXIE PERKINS The lights. The music. The crowd. These things all could describe any great party yet they are also the predominant impression one gleans from an evening spent at…