The Final Fight

How Very Dare You! From the celebration of eros to the celebration of victimhood. Excerpts from Professor Cynthia Belmont’s salon.com article. CYNTHIA BELMONT Queer culture. Is it endangered? Gasping its last? Just sad? Consider the following… … Students returning from an undergraduate queer studies conference tell me that they were deeply disturbed by a drag…

The Music

Full Circle Oliver’s debut album, Full Circle, bends the rules of space and time with music that fuses genres, eras, and production styles. BY PAUL V. VITAGLIANO The cacophony of the digital age has swelled to a fever pitch as humans spend much of their lives in front of screens with the ability to thrill,…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

…Sugar Rush… is an age-old story of unrequited love; a classic tale of lust and yearning transposed into a queer, lipgloss-sticky register.” Butt Massage For Naked Newswoman Hello dear FIGHT readers. I’m writing from vacation in Scotland, and somehow my computer is aware of my location. In searching for interesting GLBT news tidbits, one of…

The State

No Benefits For You People California lesbian couple file suit against company for its refusal to provide them spousal health insurance coverage. BY ORLY LYONNE A Los Angeles County lesbian couple filed suit in federal court last month against a Colorado-based company and its health insurance administrator for its refusal to provide them spousal health insurance coverage on…

The Talk

Like Lifted “This doesn’t bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off me.” —Singer Aaron Carter acknowledging his bisexuality in a tweet last month.  My Heroes “… Trans people are my heroes. I can’t imagine the nerve it takes to ignore…

The Transaction

ANDREW FITZIMONS (above)  |  Photo by Paulo Murillo Beauty Within LA LGBT Center launches Trans Cosmetic Donation Program. BY PAULO MURILLO Celebrity hairstylist Andrew Fitzimons celebrated his 30th birthday last month with a good cause. Fitzimons partnered with the LA LGBT Center to launch the Trans Cosmetic Donation Program—a program that collects donations of unused personal…