ECCE HOMO (Behold The Man)

“Some may call me a narcissist, and I’m inclined to agree with them. But is all of my mirror-gazing truly narcissism if I hate what I see there?” BY ANDY NICASTRO “I wish that confidence was all you could see in my eyes Like those interviews in locker rooms with talented sports guys I wish…

Farm Chic Getaway

Find out what makes the Santa Ynez Valley the best undiscovered LGBTQ vacation destination. BY SEAN GALUSZKA  Before “hand crafted,” “small batch,” and “farm to table” became hipster mantra, the Santa Ynez Valley employed these practices for decades. They continue these traditions unabated, but not boastful. These aren’t selling points here, they’re a time proven,…

Heatwave

Addicted Celebrates Ten Steamy Years With “Heatwave” Swim Collection Founded by Eduardo Suner in 2009, Addicted has dedicated itself to the design, manufacturing and sale of men’s underwear, swimwear & sportswear. The Addicted brand emphasizes comfort, fun and excitement for the male form in its fashions.  It is always setting trends and pushing the envelope…

Maybe Baby

“It may seem counterintuitive, but having children has actually increased our social life by quite a bit.”  BY VICTOR MELAMED Brian and Toby Rubin-Sowers, a gay couple with two children, talk to THE FIGHT about their surrogacy journey. How long have you been together? We’ve been together for seven years (since January 2012), and married…

Protector Of LGBTQ Youth

The community mourns the passing of activist Virginia Uribe. In response to the passing of Virginia (Gina) Uribe, Ph.D., 85, who died last month, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: “The entire Center community mourns the loss of Dr. Gina Uribe. As an educator, advocate, and activist, she devoted…

Simply Divine

The 14th annual tasting event benefiting the Los Angeles LGBT Center is a celebration of delicious food, wine, spirits, craft beers, and more! Following its successful inaugural run at Hollywood Forever last year, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 14th annual Simply diVine will return to the fascinating landmark—best known as the final resting place to more…

Support Our Troops

House passes resolution opposing Trump’s transgender military ban. The House of Representatives passed a resolution last month expressing opposition to the Trump administration’s ban on transgender service members in the military, reports CNN. The resolution “strongly opposes President (Donald) Trump’s discriminatory ban on transgender members of the Armed Forces,” and “rejects the flawed scientific and…

Tenacity

As a Black, queer, trans, half-generation immigrant from Kenya, my American experience has been quite oxymoronic. Safe yet toxic, free yet hunted, expected to be at peace yet danger lurks at seemingly every turn. BY GABRIEL UHURU I just came back home after spending four days in New Orleans celebrating my thirtieth birthday. To be honest,…

White Party Palm Springs

RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Shangela will perform at the Circus T-Dance. The largest gay dance party in the world with DJs, live performances, pool parties and more—White Party Palm Springs—is taking place this month April 26-29. This year White Party Palm Springs will be celebrating its 30th anniversary, so expect something bigger than ever before.…

The Art

GREG NASCA Originally from Boston, MA where he earned bachelor degrees in Global Studies and Graphic Design, Greg Nasca lives in Los Angeles. While living on the east coast he focused on ceramics and digital media. Since moving to LA, Greg has begun working in mixed media. His work is inspired by human behavior, the…

The Calendar

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 ANITA MAY ROSENSTEIN CAMPUS GRAND OPENING COMMUNITY CELEBRATION 11AM–5PM 1118 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Info: lalgbtcenter.org/opening. JOEY ARIAS & SHERRY VINE IN “GARDEN OF SHE-DEN” 7:30PM–9:30PM Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 90028. A sexy, over-the-top spectacle featuring original material, reinterpretations of classics, Joey’s infamous Billie…

The City

LOS ANGELES LA LGBT CENTER CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF ANITA MAY ROSENSTEIN CAMPUS Two years after breaking ground in Hollywood—and just in time for its 50th anniversary—the Los Angeles LGBT Center celebrates the grand opening of the unprecedented Anita May Rosenstein Campus on Sunday, April 7, from 11am-5pm, to which the public is invited.  The…