Better Sex

“I am happy I had the surgery, the results have been incredible. The implant is easy to use, not noticeable, and sex has been fantastic.” BY VICTOR MELAMED Joshua R Gonzalez, MD, an L.A. based fellowship-trained urologic surgeon specializing in men’s health, treats men dealing with erectile dysfunction (ED). “There are solutions for ED.  And…

The Good Fight

Dining Out For Life Returns to Los Angeles on Thursday, April 27. BY ORLY LYNNE APLA Health is excited to announce the return of Dining Out For Life to Los Angeles on Thursday, April 27. The fundraiser features a diverse roster of restaurants throughout the city, which will donate a portion of their day’s receipts…

Easter In The Desert

INNdulge kicks off spring with their annual Easter Bonnet Brunch. BY JAMES BOOTH Now through May is the high season in Palm Springs, with temperatures averaging in the 80s, but it’s not only the lovely blue skies that attracts gay visitors. The vintage resort town with its midcentury-modern architecture is more refined than Vegas, yet more…

Here. There. Everywhere.

  The Los Angeles LGBT Center presents CineArte, the 4th annual arts festival of the queer Latinx community. Curated by Ruben Esparza, the work presented in “Here. There. Everywhere.” varies from formal paintings and drawings, to photography, to experimental work, including soft sculpture, impromptu performance, and culture mash-ups, all from the Queer Latinx perspective. The…

Human Rights

Joe Kennedy, grandson of former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. “Bobby” Kennedy, to chair house transgender equality task force. BY ORLY LYONNE Congressman Joe Kennedy III  took over as Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus’s bipartisan Transgender Equality Task Force (TETF ) last month. The Task Force officially relaunched with a focus on restoring…

The Making Of A Community

You’re on the list… All you have to do is show up, and jump in. BY AARON STELLA On March 2nd 2017, The Huffington Post published an article titled The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness. It quickly went viral on social media and got everyone talking about gay loneliness as depicted by the article’s author, Michael…

A Place Called Home

Construction begins on LA LGBT Center’s multi-generational Anita May Rosenstein Campus. BY PAULO MURILLO The Los Angeles LGBT Center hosted a groundbreaking ceremony last month to start construction of The Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus—a comprehensive multi-generational services and affordable housing project. The ceremony was attended by LA Center officials, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti,…

RIP Walt Cessna

Walt Cessna, a queer artist, writer, and photographer who’s been active since the 90s, died last month at 53. The cause of death is not yet known. Cessna was was a vibrant force in New York City’s art scene for decades. In a Queerty profile from 2012, writer John Russell described him as: “a teenage…

Spin Control

Catch DJ Dan Slater at White Party Palm Springs next month. BY VICTOR MELAMED  |  PHOTO BY FERNANDO BARRAZA White Party headliner Australian born Dan Slater, 34, started his career path as a dancer and a model, however he was always drawn to the exciting life of playing recorded music at a club or party.…

Win From Within

My-King Johnson is the first-ever openly gay FBS scholarship player. BY VICTOR MELAMED My-King Johnson, a highly recruited defensive lineman from Tempe, Ariz., who has committed to play for the University of Arizona this fall, has come out publicly as gay. When he enrolls at the school in Tuscon, he will be the first openly…

The Calendar

SEE THURSDAY, APRIL 27 SATURDAY, APRIL 1 MR. LOS ANGELES LEATHER 2017 CONTEST /  LEGION LEATHER DANCE PARTY The Globe Theater, 740 S Broadway, Los Angeles. 7pm. More info: losangelesleatherpride.com. The class of 2017 assembled and ready to show you why they earned the titles they represent. Followed by Legion Leather Dance Party. THE UNCONVENTIONAL CANVASES…

The City

MAN ARRESTED FOR VANDALIZING CENTER Damario Brown, 23, from Leimert Park in South Los Angeles, was sentenced to 36 months probation and nine days in jail after pleading guilty to the hate speech graffiti he spray painted at one of the L.A. LGBT Centers facilities early February.On February 9, Brown wrote “Fuck Trannies” and other…

The Desert

Heaven Is A Place On Earth Belinda Carlisle to perform at Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs: the world’s hottest gay weekend of non-stop dance parties. BY PAULO MURILLO Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs heats up the desert valley May 5-8, 2017 bringing revelers innovative new parties, and extraordinary experiences, including totally redesigned Day Club…

The Epidemic

Lurking HIV Unique protein that gives away the presence of inactive HIV detected. BY VICTOR MELAMED Sniffing out hidden caches of the HIV virus is something researchers have been trying to do for decades. Now that we have a lead, the finding could speed up research on a cure, reports Science Alert. Thanks to modern antiretroviral…

The Event

Brokebear Mountain On St. Patrick’s Day Presented by Mr. LA Leather Bear 2015, Sir Frank Cavallo—BrokeBEAR Mountain “Save A Horse…Ride A Bear” took place at The Eagle LA last month with an incredible performance by Sean W Galuszka and the Country Bear Jamboree (David Eccles and Dennis James Willis). PHOTOS BY ROBERT GREEN, MOTORBOOT PHOTOGRAPHY

The Final Fight

We #RESIST  When any American’s rights are under threat, all our rights are threatened. This year, LA Pride is hosting a human rights march instead of a parade. The march is called the #ResistMarch and is in unity with sister marches taking place in New York, Austin, Seattle, Washington D.C. and other cities across the…

The History

James Baldwin By describing life as he knew it, James Baldwin created socially relevant, psychologically penetrating literature. BY ORLY LYONNE Writer and activist James Baldwin (Aug. 2, 1924–Dec. 1, 1987)  embraced his homosexuality and brought up the topic of sexual orientation in his writings during the mid 20th century, specifically in his novel Giovanni’s Room.…