Come To PAPA [cover feature]

White Party’s Eliad Cohen on growing up gay in Israel, his modeling breakthrough and parties with masculine vibes and music. BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY BRUNO OLVEZ Eliad Cohen, 27, the host of White Party’s “PAPA,” in Palm Springs this month, is “the extreme embodiment of the contemporary Israeli gay man: He lives freely…

And The Winner Is…

  Mr. Christopher St. West Leather Jeffrey Erdman wins the title of Mr. L.A. Leather 2016.  BY PAULO MURILLO  |  PHOTO BY MOTORBOOT PHOTOGRAPHY Jeffrey Erdman made history at Los Angeles Leather Pride this month for being the very first Mr. Christopher St. West Leather man to win the Mr. L.A. Leather 2016 title. First…

BLACK / LASHED

Michael Sam on confronting racism from within the gay community and how a frenzy of media interest changed his life. BY VICTOR MELAMED Michael Sam might have faced a backlash from middle America when he came out to a frenzy of media interest in 2014, but in the latest issue of  the U.K based magazine Attitude the…

Reaching Higher Risk Men

KENNY NEAL SHULTS “Like to Party” PrEP campaign creator Kenny Neal Shults responds to AHF complaint. BY BRENDEN SHUCART In the most recent salvo in their campaign against the HIV prevention strategy PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has filed a formal complaint against Gilead Sciences—makers of the only medication currently approved for use…

Mississippi Burning

Kit Williamson (R), John Haibach Mad Men actor Kit Williamson marries longtime partner John Haibach and speaks out against Mississippi passing new anti-LGBT bill. BY VICTOR MELAMED Actor and filmmaker Kit Williamson is overjoyed to announce his wedding to longtime partner John Halbach, but has expressed disappointment in the antigay “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from…

Exxx-cellent…

‘Simpsons’ Smithers, personal assistant to Mr. Burns, gay reveal this month was inspired by the writer’s son. BY ORLY LYONNE When Waylon Smithers Jr. finally officially came out this month, after 27 years in the closet on “The Simpsons,” he wasn’t the only one celebrating, reports Eric Hegedus at The New York Post. Longtime show…

It Takes A Village

AIDS Assistance Program—Food Samaritans holds its annual gala “Evening Under the Stars.” BY ORLY LYONNE Each year AIDS Assistance Program—Food Samaritans (AAP) hosts a popular end-of-season gala that helps raise critical funds and honors the people and organizations in the community that allow the organization to accomplish its mission. Called “Evening Under the Stars,” the…

Laundry Baskets

With White Party season upon us it’s time to spring for a good pair of underwear. Here are a few offerings from some of the best brands around. Photos by: Dusti Cunningham Photo Shoot Models: Robert Craig Welch, Gavin Rumancek, Jonathan Reinhart, Quinn Knox Wardrobe Stylist: Sinan Shihabi Models are wearing: LOCKWOOD51 (www.lockwood51.com) ANDREW CHRISTIAN…

When To Leave The Party

Manny Rodriguez, Executive Director and Founder of La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center, on how to enjoy White Party Palm Springs in the best possible way. BY MANNY RODRIGUEZ The world famous and legendary White Party Palm Springs descends upon us yearly with major glitz, glamour and top-tier talent. Lucky for me—I have a front row…

The Calendar | 04.2016

  SATURDAY, APRIL 9 SPLASH! WET N WILD WHITE PARTY PALM SPRINGS Wet n Wild Water Park, 500 S Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, 11am – 6pm. Visit jeffreysanker.com for more information. A 21-acre water park oasis, filled with the hottest guys, 18 intense water rides and attractions, plus a stellar line up of DJ’s…

The Epidemic | 04.2016

Getting Closer Is a cure for HIV and AIDS just a few years away? Researchers at Temple University hope so. BY VICTOR MELAMED Scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Pennsylvania say clinical trials for a technique that wipes away the HIV virus from cells’ DNA could begin within three…

The Event | 04.2016

Mr. L.A. Leather Contest 2016    Mr. Christopher St. West Leather Jeffrey Erdman has won the title of Mr. L.A. Leather 2016. The contest took place this month at The Globe theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The first runner is Mr. SoCal Leather Eric Slayton. The second runner up Mr. Sister Leather Joe Gregory. Congratulations…

The Final Fight | 04.2016

Why I Give TMZ’s Harvey Levin on why he supports the LA LGBT Center, first published in the Center’s “Vanguard Now” site at vanguardnow.org. The reason I give to the Los Angeles LGBT Center is very personal and relates to a story that resonates with me today as much as it did many decades ago. When I…

The Joystick | 04.2016

Uncharted  Territory With it’s sleek and slick cover and shoot system, adventure gameplay, deep story, and amazing graphics Uncharted is finally releasing on the PS4 in May. BY JOSEPH ARELLANO On November 16th, 2007 Naughty Dog released a game that became a sleeper hit among Playstation fans all across the world. It was a launch…

The Rostow Report | 04.2016 by Ann Rostow

“Religious Freedom” Bills Since last we spoke, a “religious freedom” bill has reached the Georgia governor’s desk, and the North Carolina legislature has passed a law that both bans transgender men and women from their normal bathrooms and prevents local entities and universities from protecting GLBT citizens (and others) against bias. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal…