Ruby Rose Slated To Play Lesbian Superhero Batwoman

The CW has cast its Batwoman, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Out actress Ruby Rose has been tapped to play the lesbian superhero for the network. Rose’s Batwoman will first appear in the December DC crossover event, with Arrow-verse mastermind Greg Berlanti plotting a stand-alone series revolving around the character. The Batwoman series centers on Kate Kane,…

West Hollywood Council: REMOVE Trump Walk Of Fame Star!

The West Hollywood City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night urging the removal of President Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, reports CBS Los Angeles. The resolution calls on the Los Angeles City Council and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to remove Trump’s star “due to his disturbing treatment of women and other actions that…

Armenian Villagers Attempt To Lynch LGBTQ Residents In Bloody Attack

(Photo: one  of the victims of the vicious attack.) Thirty Armenian villagers attacked nine LGBTI people yesterday night (3 August) leaving two of them seriously injured, reports Gay Star News. A person showed up in front of the house of Hayk Oprah Hakobyan, in Shurnukh. Hakobyan is an LGBTI activist and founder of Rainbow Armenia Initiative.…

Russian Police Arrest 30 Gay Rights Activists In St. Petersburg. WATCH!

Russian police arrested 30 LGBT activists in Saint Petersburg on Saturday during a Pride demonstration, a co-organiser told AFP after being taken into custody, reports Daily Mail. Around 60 people with placards calling for LGBT rights to be respected and waving rainbow-colored flags had gathered in the city center, said activist and co-organizer Aleksei Nazarov.…

ICE Releases 14 TRANSGENDER Detainees

Fourteen transgender women were released from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention at the Cibola County Correctional Center in New Mexico on July 27, reports Into. Their parole comes in the wake of a massive national advocacy campaign demanding the release of transgender asylum-seekers at Cibola, home to ICE’s only transgender pod. “We’re really…

Newport Beach Man Charged With Murdering Gay Student Faces Hate Crime Sentencing Enhancement. WATCH.

A 21-year-old Newport Beach man charged with murder in the stabbing death of former high school classmate Blaze Bernstein will also face a hate crime sentencing enhancement, the Orange County district attorney announced Thursday, reports Los Angeles Times. Orange County District Atty. Tony Rackauckas said prosecutors added the hate crime enhancement based on allegations that…

Community Pride

(L-R) SERGIO HERNANDEZ, NEW JALISCO; ROSA MARIA GARCIA, NEW JALISCO; ANDRES RIGAL, SUMMERTRAMP; BRIAN MCINTIRE, PRECINCT; OLIVER APUCHE, REDLINE; GARRETT MCKECHNIE, DUTCH COURAGE CONSULTING. DTLA Proud, the popular 3-day festival celebrating diversity, inclusiveness, and local talent, takes place this month, August 24-26. The business owners behind the successful venture reveal what it takes to create a true community based…

Protecting Queer Spaces

  While many revered figures in the Kink Community have been instrumental in bringing the Leather District into the world, there is one person whose contributions deserve special recognition: Stud Collective President Rachel Ryan. BY BRENDEN SHUCART  |  PHOTO BY STEVEN UNDERHILL It’s official: Members of the Leather community gathered on June 12 to cut…

Moving Forward

“LET ME SHOW YOU SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL.” MODEL: DEVIN GUTIERREZ. PHOTO: KIMBERLEE ACQUARO. SEE #1 10 things happening in LGBTQ California that give me hope. BY SYD PETERSON My fellow LGBTQ Californians, I’ve gotta be honest with you. I’m sad and fearful about what’s happening in our nation politically. I’ve been on edge for a long…

Palm Springs Leather Pride

The judges, the tally masters, the DJ and so much more. Coming this October.  BY RANDY CARMENATY, PALM SPRINGS LEATHER PRIDE CHAIRMAN Palm Springs Leather Pride is proud to announce this year’s panel of esteemed judges for the Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2019 contest at the Palm Springs Air Museum on Oct 27, 2018.  The…

Reliving Cuffs

For one night only, Dirty Looks reclaimed a queer space that helped define Silverlake. BY VICTOR MELAMED As part of Dirty Looks: On Location 2018 and curated by Bradford Nordeen, 7|07 Cuffs, a collaboration of Jonesy, Chris Cruse and Mr. Drummer ‘79—took place last month at Hyperion Tavern, the space that once was the gay leather…