A Young American

James Duke Mason (son of “The Go-Go’s” Belinda Carlisle) to run for West Hollywood City Council. Coming out, Arnold Schwarzenegger movies and developing a passion for politics.   BY JAMES MILLS | PHOTO BY SCOTT HOOVER At the age of 22 James Duke Mason has garnered more political experience than many aspiring politicians twice his…

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

The reverse side of anorexia: muscle heads who see a scrawny underweight weakling when they look in the mirror. BY PAULO MURILLO Most in recovery recognize that the addiction to drugs and alcohol can easily turn into an addiction to working out and building muscles, but it turns out that bigger isn’t always better—at least…

Coming Clean

My name is Jeremy and I’m an alcoholic, a drug addict and I have bipolar Disorder. I should feel shame about these things but I don’t. I should keep these things secret but I can’t. To hide in the shadows means I’m still a victim and I refuse to be that. This is my confession.…

Gay At The Museum

Reel to real: portrayals and perceptions of gays in Hollywood at The Hollywood Museum. BT ORLY LYONNE Due to popular demand, The Hollywood Museum is pleased to announce that its LGBT exhibit “Reel to Real: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood” has been extended to September 28. Launched in June to coincide with LGBT…

Honoring Latino Role Models

MARLON MORALES, MR. LA LEATHER 2012 “Honor 41” promotes awareness and positive images of the Latino LGBTQ Community. BY ORLY LYONNE “Honor 41” is proud to announce the 2014 edition of “The 41 List” honoring and celebrating 41 Latina/o LGBTQ role models. This year’s list includes activists, actors, community leaders, activists, and artists, elected officials, students and…

A Magical Evening

Back Row L-R: Alex Butler, Kevin Casey, Jon Wright, Esteban Jimenez, Rod Wood, Robert Blackmon, Riley Black, Will Hildreth. Front Row (Inducted Officers) L-R: Rex Bailey, Diego Galtieri, Jeffrey Schoonover, Leonardo Iriarte, Marlon Morales. The Regiment of the Black and Tans celebrate “40 Years of Service in Uniform.” BY ROBERT E. BLACKMON One of the country’s…

Pop tArt

LA-based artist and model Trevor Wayne on the art of male frontal nudity, dark comedy, and hate mail. BY PAULO MURILLO Tattooed pin-up model and pop artist Trevor Wayne injects humor into horror with brightly colored prints where bananas replace threatening objects in classic horror films, classic Hollywood sex symbols hold a hotdog, and iconic…

PrEP School

Eric Paul Leue, HIV/AIDS activist and Eagle Mr. LA Leather 2014, on the side effects and side benefits of the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drug Truvada. BY PAULO MURILLO | PHOTO BY ERIC SCHWABEL Eagle Mr. LA Leather 2014 and community leader Eric Paul Leue has worked for HIV awareness and fought against HIV-related stigma and…

The City | 08.2014

Missing WEHO Man Found In coma At Hospital Mystery surrounding the disappearance of West Hollywood resident Ramon Estrada led investigators to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was found in a coma as a “John Doe.” Police believe Estrada’s broken shoulder, head trauma, pneumonia and heart issues are injuries caused by a severe beating. Estrada vanished…

The Event | 08.2014

1Life Festival Thousands gathered at the NOS Event Center in Southern California last month for 1Life Festival—America’s First Gay Massive. The historical 14-hour main event, produced in association with White Party founder Jeffrey Sanker, was the first-ever EDM festival designed for the LGBT community and their friends and  featured more than 30 internationally acclaimed DJs…

The Epidemic | 08.2014

“Deleting” HIV From Cells Researchers have found a combination of cells that can radically change the path of finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. BY VICTOR MELAMED A research team at Temple University School of Medicine effectively deleted the HIV virus from human cells in the lab, reports hivplusmag.com. “The research findings we are now reporting…

The Final Fight | 08.2014

Passing for Straight I recently dated someone who would definitely be considered a “fem” guy. The experience opened my eyes to a lot of different things I hadn’t experienced before. BY ROB SMITH There are few things in modern gay life that are more prized than masculinity. Politically we may desire to create the illusion…

The Law | 08.2014

Entrapment: What You Need To Know It is a well accepted practice for police to use deception to catch those who break the law. BY DAVID HAKIMFAR Whether watching the movie “Blow,” or Season 2, Episode 8 of “Breaking Bad” (Episode: “Better Call Saul”), you will have heard discussed the legal defense of “entrapment.” If…

The Money | 08.2014

Preventing financial infidelity 35% of adults with combined finances admit to having hidden a purchase, bank account, statement, bill, or cash from their significant other. BY GRANT GOCHIN Has your spouse cheated on you?  No, I am not asking about emotionally or sexually—I mean financially! A January 2014 online survey by the National Endowment for…

The Profile | 08.2014

The Center For Reproductive Health & Gynecology With over 20 years of experience Dr. Sam Najmabadi has created a nurturing, hands-on approach in dealing with his clients. When you walk into the Center for Reproductive Health & Gynecology (CRH&G) you encounter a sense of calm that you might not expect when you’re trying to start…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow | 08.2014

President Obama has added sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of groups that have been protected against discrimination by federal contractors since the Nixon years. Federal contractors employ about a fifth of the nation’s workforce, some 28 million people, so the move is significant.   Mainstream Media, Sidestream Media And A Slew Of Positive…

The State | 08.2014

      MODERN FAMILY With same-sex marriage legalized in California last year, the Senate is considering Assemblyman Tom Ammiano’s “Modern Family Act.” BY VICTOR MELAMED California lawmakers will consider updating family law and parental rights to keep up with the evolving nature of families when they return from summer break, reports The Associated Press.…