Band Of Sisters

Joe Gregory, Mr. Sister Leather 2016, on “family” values, community outreach and true bonds. BY MARK ARIEL   |   PHOTO BY ROBERT GREEN Joe Gregory won the title of Mr. Sister Leather last month. Hosted by The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Gregory is the group’s second title brother. He will compete in the Mr.…

Living Your Truth

Each year on October 11, National Coming Out Day continues to promote a safe world for LGBT individuals to live truthfully and openly. On Oct. 11, 1987, half a million people participated in the March on Washington for lesbian and gay rights. It was the second such demonstration in our nation’s capital and resulted in…

Following Your Passion

Clifton Tatum, Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2015, on hyper masculinity, intimacy and pushing your boundaries. BY TOM PARDOE  |  PHOTO BY CHRIS GREEN With six candidates competing this month for the title of Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2016, THE FIGHT spoke to the outgoing titleholder, Clifton Tatum, Mr. Palm Springs Leather 2015, about community activism,…

Palm Springs Pride 2015

“Color Our World With Pride,” the theme of this year’s Greater Palm Springs Pride Celebration, was selected to show support for all LGBTQ people in communities across the globe. BY ORLY LYONNE The 29th annual Pride celebration, held November 6-8, 2015 in downtown Palm Springs, will be the largest demonstration of equality and diversity ever…

Party In Pasadena

Save the date: SGV Pride, at Pasadena’s Memorial Park on Saturday, October 17th from 11am to 6pm. BY ORLY LYONNE SGV’s annual Pride event—“Fall In Love With Pride”—will be held in Pasadena’s Memorial Park on Saturday, October 17th from 11am to 6pm. It is free to the public. This year’s attractions include: a dance area…

Stand By Me

LGBT veterans are invited to the VA benefits fair, “Stand Down,” at The Village, Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10am to 3pm. BY VICTOR MELAMED The LA LGBT Center is inviting LGBT veterans to learn and sign up for the benefits they earned while serving our country. The VA benefits fair—“Stand Down”—will take place at…

The Calendar | 10.2015

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 AIDS WALK LOS ANGELES West Hollywood, for more info visit: la.aidswalk.net. The 31st annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles (AWLA), which starts and ends in West Hollywood, is expected to  draw a crowd of more than 25,000 and raise millions of dollars in support of the tens of thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS in Los…

The City | 10.2015

LA LGBT CENTER OPENS NEW FACILITIES  The Los Angeles LGBT Center-WEHO opens this month just above Gym Bar and the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Santa Monica Blvd in the heart of WeHo’s Boystown. The new 2,600-square-foot facility was designed specifically to provide sexual health related services in a sex-positive environment. It offers free…

The Epidemic | 10.2015

HIV Cancer Risk Most notably: anal, colorectal and liver cancers. Antiretroviral therapy has extended the lives of people with HIV, but living longer may increase these patients’ risk for certain cancers, reports HealthDay News. A study of nearly 90,000 HIV patients revealed a rise in three types of cancer as the AIDS-causing virus has evolved from…

The Event | 10.2015

Sissy That Rock THE FIGHT Magazine and La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center sponsored the “Sissy That Rock” rock climbing competition last month at LA Boulders, with proceeds from ticket sales benefiting The McIntyre House.  Maebe A. Girl won a 3-month membership to LA Boulders. For more info about LA Boulders visit: touchstoneclimbing.com/la-boulders

The Final Fight | 10.2015

Being Gay In The Islamic State Subhi Nahas on his life as a gay Syrian refugee. “I was sure I’d be raped or killed. I was terrified.” BY SUBHI NAHAS Growing up in my small city Idlib, Syria, I always knew I was different. I didn’t know what the difference was or what it was called,…

The Joystick | 10.2015

Resident Evil The remake scared its player’s pants off and has been hailed as one of the scariest games ever made. BY JOSEPH ARELLANO The moon is full… the house is dark… you are slowly walking down the corridor, listening to the howling wind, and shutters slamming against the windows. You hear footsteps… you stop… then…

The Spotlight | 10.2015

Candis Cayne Hosts “Le Bal”  Friday, October 23: A One-Night Drag Extravaganza. Starring Raja, Willam Belli, Courtney Act and Other Queens From RuPaul’s Drag Race, at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles. BY PICKLE Drag has always been an amazing artform but as it floats (sorry, parades with reckless abandon and wholesale jewelry),…

The Spread | 10.2015

  Name: Joel Michael Anderson Age: 30 Relationship status: Single Hometown: Fishers, Indiana Occupation(s): Personal trainer, screenwriter, actor, go-go boy. When and why did you start gogo-ing? I’ve been go-go dancing since December 2014, shortly after I moved to LA. I started, of course, for the income. After leaving a stable career and moving here to pursue a dream,…