SHOCKER! Couple Who Pointed Guns at BLM Protesters Tried To Exclude Gays From Neighborhood

Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis personal injury attorneys who infamously pointed guns at peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters outside their mansion last month, once allegedly fought to exclude gays from their ritzy neighborhood, Portland Place, reports Towleroad. The McCloskeys sued Portland Place’s trustees, demanding that they enforce neighborhood rules known as the Trust…

San Francisco Lawmaker Introduces “CAREN” Act to Outlaw False Racially Motivated 911 Calls

(Photo: Shamann Walton) Shamann Walton, a San Francisco supervisor,  has introduced legislation that would outlaw racially-motivated 911 calls such as those made by various “Karens” around the country, reports Towleroad. The legislation is appropriately named: The CAREN Act, which stands for Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies. The bill would charge people who make false racially-biased emergency…

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…

Standing In Your TRUTH

Lauran Winnett on making it in Hollywood, the thick clouds of nepotism and blurring the lines between rigid gender categorizations BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Lauran Winnett (aka PuzziNiggrr) stumbled onto the Los Angeles Drag Scene in the Spring of 2014. She’s an actress, vocalist, songwriter and storyteller who has been fortunate…

A PART OF HIM

Australian born songwriter and pop artist Yanni Burton’s new single focuses on moving on from past relationships BY VICTOR MELAMED Yanni Burton turns the spotlight on his own struggles of letting go and moving on from past relationships in his new single and music video, A Part of Me. “I have a history of getting lost…

Workplace Protections

Los Angeles LGBT Center celebrates Supreme Court landmark decision to protect LGBT employees BY ORLY LYONNE In response to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision last month in three employment discrimination cases that employees cannot be fired because of sexual orientation and gender identity, the Los Angeles LGBT Center issued the following…

The Tipping Point

How Little Things Got Us Here “Everyday I leave my house there’s a realization that today could be the day some local cop takes their insecurities and lack of training out on me. Making me the honoree of America’s next big protests and riots.” BY SULLIVAN LEWIS You want to know the most ridiculous thing…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY MOURNS DEATH OF ENTERTAINER AND HIV ADVOCATE IRENE SODERBERG The West Hollywood community is mourning the loss of entertainer, HIV Advocate, Fairy Godmother of Fundraising, and WeHo resident, Irene Soderberg, who passed away last month. Soderberg has been entertaining for over 30 years. Wherever there was a piano in West Hollywood, she…

The Final Fight

More Naturally “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”  —Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013.…

BREAKING: Kanye West Is Running For President

(Photo: Kanye West. Photo By David Shankbone) The possibility of a future with President Kanye West and first lady Kim Kardashian inched closer to reality on Saturday as the rapper tweeted he is running for president, apparently this year, reports The Hill. In an Independence Day tweet, the 43-year-old musician and fashion designer said he is running for…