CELEBRATING YOUR SEXUALITY

While sexual energy can be powerful—it is also fragile. It has to be nurtured and it has to be protected.  BY DR. STEVE GANZELL There are some guys who look forward for years to crossing some imaginary threshold and entering their first leather bar. They are a bit afraid it will be dark, dank, a…

PrEP’s First Fail

A PreP-adherent gay male tested positive for HIV after being exposed to an extremely rare strain of that virus. BY BRENDEN SHUCART HIV activists, advocates, and healthcare professionals gathered in Boston last month for the annual CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections ) where they received some unwelcome news—the first documented case of a…

ROPE BONDAGE ART

PHOTOS BY DOMASAN “Art is an expression of human creation. It can be in all forms and thoughts,” states L.A. based rope artist and photographer Domasan. “Through rope art I try to bring out a person’s energy, peace and beauty. If it is good art, it becomes a part of me.”   For more info…

TOM HOUSE: TOM OF FINLAND IN LOS ANGELES

A glimpse into the private world of an unabashedly gay artist and his eclectic taste for both high art and camp.  Tucked behind a monumental hedge on a street of LA’s Echo Park is one of the gay world’s most idiosyncratic and authentic historical sites. Known officially as Tom House, 1421 Laveta Terrace was where…

THE WOLFF PACK

VIP Dental Spas in West Hollywood joins forces with THE FIGHT to help one gay man regain his confidence.  BY ANDY NICASTRO Four years into his recovery from crystal meth addiction, Wolffgang Scott’s life has done a complete turnaround. There is plenty for him to be happy about. And yet, until recently, “Wolff” rarely smiled. Make no…

The Epidemic | 03.2016

HIV Prevention Outreach APLA Health & Wellness unveils “It Feels Good” PrEP ad campaign. BY VICTOR MELAMED APLA Health & Wellness (APLAHW) announced the launch of their new “It Feels Good” Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) advertising campaign last month. The new ads educate the public about the HIV prevention tool and how to get more information. They…