Stirring Dragons

One trans man’s journey in recovery. “All heroes go through turmoil or hell in order to emerge changed on the other side.” BY SIFU MATHEW CARVER  |  ILLUSTRATION BY ZOHAR LAZAR We are all heroes, though dormant some times. Waiting, many of us, for something or someone to rouse us from our slumber, to give…

Yes SIR

YES SIR Fischerspooner’s Casey Spooner on gay sexuality, his relationship with Michael Stipe and the erotic potential of anonymity. BY PAUL V. VITAGLIANO  |  PHOTO BY JEREMY AYERS New York duo Fischerspooner (musician Warren Fischer and video-artist and theater performer Casey Spooner) emerged on the music scene in 2001 with their debut album #1 and soon became…

The City

PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM   LOS ANGELES Precinct Co-Owner Thor Stephens Passes Away Thor Stephens, Precinct DTLA bar co-owner and co-producer of DTLA PROUD Fest, passed away last month. “The cause of his death is not yet known, but if there is any solace to be taken, it is that he at least appears to…

The Event

Best Claw Ever Dozens of parties, kink, fetish, BDSM and much more. Expect your life to change.   Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend (CLAW), the national leather charity, takes place next month, April 26-29, 2018. This year, states President and Executive Director Bob Miller, will be the “best CLAW ever, with more than 225 events and exhibitors included with…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

Naughty pastor caught with naked man in car tied up   with a nylon rope: “I was counseling a young man with a drug problem.” Bottom’s Up Two headlines caught my eye as I was researching important LGBT legal and political news for your benefit, dear FIGHT readers. First, from Newsweek: “Drinking Alcohol Tied to…

The Share

ONE DAY At A TIME We asked a few local clean and sober folks, with various lengths of continuous sobriety, what inspires them to stay the course of recovery today.   THROUGH THEIR EYES “What keeps me sober today is finally having self-worth and being able to self-sustain, which I never had before I got…

The Talk

Right Now “I remember avoiding questions about the gay rights in Russia… Not because I was embarrassed, I was just not ready. Now I’m totally fine and happy with the person I am right now.” —Gay Olympic figure skater Jorik Hendrickx from Belgium in an interview with outsports.com. The 25-year-old told Outsports he has been…

The Transaction

She’ll Be Back Local transgender activist Ashlee Marie Preston drops campaign bid. BY ORLY LYONNE Ashlee Marie Preston, the transgender activist who announced a bid for elected office in California, has decided to pull out of the race for state assembly. “Being that the incumbent in my district resigned—I was running in a special election race,”…