The Calendar

SUNDAY, MAY 5 LOS ANGELES GAY DAY AT THE ZOO 12PM–5PM Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, 90027. Gay Day at the Zoo takes place on the first Sunday of May, which is also International Family Equality Day.  HIR BY TAYLOR MAC 8PM Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, 2055 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, 90025.…

The Spread

Ian Utterback & Josue Oliva PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM NAME: Ian Utterback AGE: 27 HOMETOWN: Omaha, NE SELF IDENTIFY AS: Gay CURRENT AND PAST OCCUPATIONS: Used to be a hairstylist and go-go dancer. CHILDHOOD CRUSH: SEAN William Scott RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single PET PEEVE: I hate it when someone uses the one squat rack in the…

The City

LONG BEACH GRAND MARSHALS CHOSEN FOR LONG BEACH PRIDE The Long Beach LGBTQ Pride Festival and Parade, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, will take place May 18 and 19 at Marina Green Park and Rainbow Lagoon along Shoreline Drive, reports www.Qvoicenews.com.  The Long Beach Pride Parade grand marshals are actress Kate Linder,…

The Epidemic

Once-A-Month HIV Treatment  Progress made in developing a monthly injectable to treat HIV. BY ORLY LYONNE GlaxoSmithKline’s ViiV Healthcare has continued to lead the way when it comes to simplifying drug treatment regimens for those living with HIV, and now they are closer than ever to releasing a once-a-month injectable treatment in the United States,…

The Event

Invisible Men’s First Year Anniversary The trans group Invisible Men celebrated their first year anniversary at THE FIGHT’s April issue launch party at The Abbey in West Hollywood. For more info on Invisible Men please visit: www.invisibletmen.com, FB: @invisibletmen. PHOTOS BY MELANIE CHAPMAN

The Nation

Pastor Warns: Buttigieg Will Turn Country Into A “Homocracy” Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who served as an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve and deployed for the war in Afghanistan in 2014, found himself in the crosshairs of a firebrand pastor last month, who claimed the openly-gay politician would crack down on Christianity…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

In happier news, lesbian Jane Castor was elected Mayor of Tampa, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hung out with the drag queens at a gay bar in Des Moines, exchanging fashion tips and trading outfits. Okay. I like it, Kirsten! But I still don’t forgive you for rousting Al Franken. Brace For A Devastating Answer There’s…

The Share

Overcoming Triggers  With summer fast approaching, we asked these clean and sober folks with various lengths of recovery time how they deal with triggers ortemptations during the warm weather party season. SUPPORT GROUP “The summer was always a little triggering for me. The smell of chemicals trigger me (laughs). Anything that smells like a chemical,…

The Talk

VOLUNTEER MYSELF “I will volunteer myself second to be executed according to Brunei’s new anti-LGBT law on the condition that the Sultan’s son is first, and that the Sultan himself cast the first and last stones.” —Actor and activist Omar Sharif Jr. issuing a stunning challenge on Twitter last month to the Sultan of Brunei…