American Dream [cover feature]

Actor and fitness guru Craig Ramsay on moving to the United States, his unique approach to fitness and running towards the fire. BY MARK ARIEL | PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Fitness expert Craig Ramsay’s first foray into television was Bravo’s “Thintervention” where he co-hosted with Jackie Warner. Then again as the stand out gay couple…

The Bonds Of Brotherhood

LA Leather Pride postponed to 2022, LALC CAReS provides community assistance  BY MARK ARIEL The Board of The Los Angeles Leather Coalition (LALC) recently made the decision to postpone LA Leather Pride (LALP), originally rescheduled for this month, until March 2022. Exact dates will be published as the time becomes closer (assuming resumption of events…

Brenda, Call Me!

New podcast about all things drag with Courtney Act and Vanity BY ORLY LYONNE In their new podcast, “Brenda, Call Me!,” best friends, drag superstars and sisters in crime, Courtney Act and Vanity chat about all things drag.  From the political to the downright silly, no topic is off limits. They’ll even call up a…

Heart Of Gold

Ari Gold, trailblazing gay musician and DJ, dead at 47. RIP BY VICTOR MELAMED Groundbreaking queer dance artist Ari Gold died last month at age 47, reports out.com.  Having just celebrated his birthday earlier last month, the death comes after a long battle with cancer. Many have posted their condolences online. Gold released seven albums…

Love Without Fear

Excerpts from President Biden’s memorandum on advancing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex persons around the world, released last month. This memorandum reaffirms and supplements the principles established in the Presidential Memorandum of December 6, 2011 (International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons). That…

The Envelope, Please

Pop culture aficionado and trivia show heart-throb Louis Virtel’s Oscar predictions BY ALEJANDRO CERVANTES There’s a reliable pattern to Hollywood’s movie calendar—Oscar picks start trotting out in August, the fall months inundated with award show hopefuls, the front runners clear by December. Yet 2020 was…anything but reliable. If we learned anything, when in doubt turn…

The Care Center

Dignity Health—St. Mary Medical Center continues to expand service offerings to the local communities. While the early days of 2021 have reflected the continued challenges that the year prior brought with it, there is a sense of hope growing that the worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic are behind us. Just before the start of…

The TS Madison Experience

The first black, transgender woman to host a mainstream talk show BY VICTOR MELAMED  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM WE tv today has announced a new series “THE TS MADISON EXPERIENCE,” starring the social media sensation, TS Madison, premiering the month.  Produced by World of Wonder (“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “Million Dollar Listing” franchise), the six, one-hour…

The Art

RAJAB ALI SAYED A visual artist who lives and works in Los Angeles Rajab Ali Sayed received his BFA from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan in 2013, and his MFA from the University of Houston, TX in 2017. He is now also a part of the performing arts faculty at Bridges Academy,…

The Calendar

SATURDAY, MARCH 13 SKYLIT: HOME IS WHERE YOU QUEER YOUR HEART GROUP READING 5PM https://www.crowdcast.io/e/skylit-home-is-where. Anthologizes contemporary queer writers and artists creatively thinking through the complex and fluid realities in the U.S. and abroad.  LGBT HOMELESS DROP-IN 8AM–1PM Lower Sweetland Hall, 504 N Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Volunteer to help All Saints’ host a brunch…

The City

LOS ANGELES  LGBT Activist Ivy Bottini Dies At 94 Legendary LGBT Activist Ivy Bottini passed away on last month at her home in Florida surrounded by her daughters.  Bottini was a woman who was at the forefront of the National Organization for Women (NOW) movement and the second wave of feminism. She helped found the…

The Final Fight

FREE GHANA The west African country condemned for its stance on gay rights. Various celebrities of Ghanaian heritage have joined together to condemn their former homeland for its stance on gay rights in what will be seen as an extraordinary show of diaspora power, reports The Guardian. The influential names in fashion, film and media,…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

As Americans grow more comfortable with the gay, lesbian and bisexual cohorts within their midst, the Christian right has zeroed in with a vengeance on transgender and non-binary civil rights. JUST US CHICKENS Should transwomen and girls be allowed to compete against cisgender sportswomen? The answer is simpler than it might seem. Most athletic organizations…

The Share

BEING OF SERVICE We asked these clean and sober individuals with various lengths of sobriety time what being of service means to them and how helping others helps them in their program of recovery. BY PAULO MURILLO CONSTANT REMINDER “I get to see myself when I’m of service. It’s a constant reminder. The last Saturday…