The Makeup Man [cover feature]

  Makeup artist Anthony Gordon on creating things last minute, polyamorous relationships and heteronormative models. BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Grandson of actor/stuntman Jack Gordon and son of Emmy winner Stan Gordon, makeup artist Anthony Gordon, 54, grew up on the movie lots of Hollywood. Gordon began his career in the Los Angeles…

Aging Disgracefully

As the baby boomer generation reaches retirement age, it is clear that we are woefully unprepared to provide for the needs of older LGBT adults. BY ORLY LYONNE There are more than 2.7 million LGBT adults aged 50 or older—nearly one third of all LGBT adults, according to a recent report compiled by the Movement…

Changing The Face Of Pride

Ryan Cassata The DTLA Proud Festival takes place this month on August 26 and 27—once again at Pershing Square—from 12pm-10pm. BY ORLY LYNNE Last year a grassroots group of local residents, business owners, community leaders and queer nightlife producers came together to form DTL A Proud. “We were born from the idea that together we could…

Fighting for Visibility

Black gay men are more than what you see on television. BY TIM PULLIAM Recently, I traveled to Puerto Rico with a group of eight gay and bisexual men. Some of them I knew well, the others I had either just met or knew in passing. The trip was a celebration for a friend turning…

Get A Clue

See the 1985 cult classic Clue, outdoors at the iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Friday, August 11, benefiting the LA LGBT Center. BY ORLY LYONNE Lesley Ann Warren has never seen a movie in a cemetery before. That will change on Friday, August 11 when the Golden Globe Award-winning actress takes part in the screening of…

Kicking Balls

Will Hackner’s inclusive Varsity Gay League turns ten. BY LARRY BUHL  |  PHOTOS BY GILLIAN PERRY It was a balmy Wednesday evening when I dropped in on the Varsity Gay League’s (VGL) kickball scrimmage in Poinsettia Park in West Hollywood. The middle school memories were just flooding back—similar rules as baseball, a large ball that…

Paperback Writer

In addition to being forbidden fruit, these books also marked a period in time that was finite: the golden era of narrative porn.  BY VICTOR MELAMED In a recent profile in Rolling Stone publisher and film scholar Maitland McDonagh explained why she launched 120 Days Books, a press dedicated to republishing unjustly forgotten gay adults-only…

Senior Services

The L.A. LGBT Center’s Triangle Square offers affordable housing for LGBT seniors. BY ORLY LYONNE There are an estimated 65,000 LGBT people over the age of 64 who live in Los Angeles, 68% of whom live alone. More than others of their age, LGBT seniors struggle to afford housing because they’re four times less likely…

Ventura County Pride

Live entertainment with Lady Bunny as emcee, over 60 vendors, food trucks, beer, wine, and more! Ventura County Beachside Pride Festival, taking place Friday–Sunday, August 18-20, 2017, is a weekend-long event that celebrates the LGBT community, supporters, and allies in Ventura County. Friday–Sunday, August 18-20, a weekend-long event celebrating the LGBT community Friday, August 18:…

The Art

Screenprints, Performance Art, Zines LGBTQ art in Los Angeles. MeArt  Using online social media as source material, Morris Eaddy (MeArt) creates portraits that become graphics of the male form. Influenced by a street art aesthetic, MeArt illustrates glimpses of burly men in everyday life resulting in screen prints, stickers, stencils, wheat pastes and t-shirts. See more at: meart.tictail.com. TheMegoMan…

The Calendar

  SEE SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 TUESDAY, AUGUST 1 OVER THE RAINBOW  Praz-Delavallade, 6150 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Tues-Sat / 11am-6pm, through August 29. Over the Rainbow pays tribute to all the brave artists who defend the human rights of all people. FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 CUM TO ATTENTION Bullet Bar, 10522 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood,…

The City

Arriving at Gold Coast’s Red Dress Party in WeHo.  LOS ANGELES RESIST MARCH FOUNDER MAY RUN FOR OFFICE Brian Pendleton, the gay philanthropist who spearheaded LA Pride’s ResistMarch, may be considering a run for California State Treasurer, reports WEHOville’s gaylifela.com. Chad Goldman, Pendleton’s friend and former partner, has reached out to people asking if they…

The Epidemic

Take Your Statins Studies have shown that HIV-positive people are more likely to suffer a heart attack. BY VICTOR MELAMED A new report published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes shows a majority of HIV-positive people at high risk for heart disease are not on statins, a lipid-lowering medication that’s been found to reduce heart…

The Event

San Diego PRIDE Close to 300,000 people attended the parade and festival. This year’s Pride theme was “Allied in Action: United for Justice.” Last month’s San Diego Pride saw a significant increase in both parade and festival attendance this year. Over 230,000 people witnessed 253 contingents marching in celebration. The Festival amassed over 50,000 attendees. This…

The Final Fight

The Queer Insurrection First LGBT unit created to fight Daesh (ISIS) in Syria. BY VICTOR MELAMED LGBT supporters are fighting back against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) on the Syrian battlefield after three years of persecution in which their community suffered stoning and executions from rooftops, reports Newsweek’s Jack Moore. A group of international volunteers fighting…

The Music

Ti Amo Inspired by a “pre-Berlusconi” Italy in vibe and song titles, Phoenix’s 6th album is brimming with a very retro, Italo-disco flavor and an effervescent yacht rock vibe. BY PAUL V. VITAGLIANO Not only do the French have a handsome new president, they also have a band that scores super good vibes during summer…

The Profile

National Hardwood Flooring Four years ago we began advertising in LGBT magazines—and we were pleased to see our business flourished.  In 1975 Omer Katzir, the owner of National Hardwood Flooring, installed hardwood flooring. Then he moved into total home design and opened a retail showroom. In 1990 he saw that the industry was moving toward hardwood flooring and…