AIDS/LifeCycle: Thousands Of Cyclists To Cross Finish Line In Los Angeles Tomorrow During Pride

Beginning in Ventura and ending at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, more than 2,200 AIDS/LifeCycle cyclists and 650 volunteer “roadies” will cross the finish line on Saturday, June 8, to culminate their 7-day, 545-mile journey. This year’s participants, who departed from San Francisco on Sunday, raised more than $16.7 million—the highest fundraising amount in…

We Are Family

Transgender community members Gracie Cartier and Jacob Rostovsky on LGBTQ solidarity, the pros and cons of a separate Trans Pride celebration and living authentically. BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM First off—please tell us a little about yourselves. Gracie:I am Gracie Cartier aka Madame Jeuge (My IG is @madamejeuge). I’m a 40 year…

LA Pride 2019

The festival takes place on Saturday, June 8 through Sunday, June 9. 2019. The opening ceremony takes place on Friday, June 7. The parade is on Sunday. June 9. For last minute notifications or changes visit: www.lapride.org. Paula Abdul FRIDAY, JUNE 7 FREE OPENING CEREMONY  West Hollywood Park, (San Vicente Blvd. between Santa Monica and…

A Sense Of Belonging

As Pride Season begins, I would like to highlight the need for sincere and true connection between members of our community.  BY GABRIEL UHURU I recently completed the first season of Pose [the second season premieres on FX on June 11]. Thank you Netflix! (Praise dance!) I know I’m hella late, but, cable just happens not…

More Than Enough

Jack Thompson became the first trans man of color to win the title of International Mr Leather last month. BY VICTOR MELAMED Jack Thompson, the reigning Leatherman of Color 2019, beat out 67 other titleholders last month to win International Mr Leather (IML) 2019 on Sunday, reported out.com. The occasion, hosted in Chicago as it has…

Non-Binary Love

Ethan Alexander Patron (he/they), 29, transmasculine and Addison Rose Vincent (they/them), 26, transfeminine, on creating a completely new, beautiful vision.  We first met technically on the dating app Tinder in July 2016, but with Addison having just moved back to Detroit to live with their family and Ethan still living in Los Angeles, the conversation did…

2019 Outfest Los Angeles

  Nisha Ganatra The nation’s premiere LGBTQ festival, Outfest,taking place next month at various venues throughout the city, announces gala screenings. BY VICTOR MELAMED Outfest—the Los Angeles based non-profit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen—has announced its 2019 Achievement Award recipient, Nisha Ganatra, and its galas, including Opening…

Pink At Root 246

Chef Pink’s creations at Hotel Corque’s Root 246 in Solvang rival any Parisian, Italian, or even Deep South food experience one could have. BY SEAN GALUSZKA I’m a food snob and have enjoyed meals from Romanian cafes to an Alaskan base camp where I found the most perfect salmon, (and chocolate cake). Chef Pink’s creations…

Right Now

Matthew James’ single “Right Now” on suicide and victimization also elevates the message of brotherhood within the LGBTQ+ community.  Matthew James, a Los Angeles based Moroccan-American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and professional pianist has released his debut single, Right Now—just in time for Pride month.  The single sleeve for Right Now contains a strong dedication…

Trans Pride L.A. 2019 Events

Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story author Jacob Tobia Transparent cast member Alexandra Grey.  All events take place June 14-15, at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden PL. Los Angeles, and the Anita May Rosenstein Campus across the street at 1118 N. McCadden Pl, CA 90038.  FRIDAY, JUNE 14  7:30-9pm:…

Better Late Than Never: NYPD Apologizes For Stonewall Raid

Fifty years after the historic Stonewall riots, the New York Police Department apologized to the LGBT community for its role in the violence, reports CNN. “The actions taken by the NYPD [at Stonewall] were wrong, plain and simple,” police commissioner James O’Neill said Thursday during a Pride Month safety briefing.   He called the frequent…

What Makes A Man

No one has the right to dictate who someone is or identifies as. The only person who has permission to identify you is yourself. BY GABRIEL GREEN Jack Thompson, Mr Leatherman Of Color 2019, is the newly crowned International Mr. Leather 2019.  Jack Thompson is a proud bi-racial transman. In his IML speech Jack said…

The Art

IAN O’PHELAN Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Ian O’Phelan graduated from the University of Cincinnati, where he pursued a Frankenstein curriculum of fine art and graphic design classes. O’Phelan currently lives and works in Los Angeles.  Contact info: www.anophelan.com, IG @ianophelan, https://society6.com/ianophelan