THE FIGHT Magazine’s Political Endorsements

MAGAZINE’S POLITICAL ENDORSEMENTS President: Hillary Clinton U.S. Senator: Kamala Harris U.S. Representative, 44th District: Isadore Hall L.A. County Supervisor District 4: Janice Hahn L.A. County Supervisor District 5: Darrell Park Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 11: Debra R. Archuleta Judge of the Superior Court Office No. 42:  Alicia Molina Judge of the Superior…

David Murdock Of PSLOD Has Passed Away

On behalf of Palm Springs Leather Order of the Desert, it is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the unexpected passing of David Murdock earlier today of natural causes. David has been one of our beloved leather club members for decades as well a leader and a longtime devotee to Palm Springs…

Love Story

The musical duo Branden and James, appearing at Palm Springs Pride in November, on relationships, being marginalized and finding your truth.  BY MARK ARIEL | PHOTO BY JUSTIN E. BAKER, FUZZY IMAGE MEDIA Two artists meet on a dating app, fall madly in love, create a musical duo and travel the world spreading joy and…

An Alternative To Prostate Pills

The UroLift® System is a minimally invasive procedure that does not require any cutting, heating or removal of prostate tissue BY LANCE PATRICK WALSH, MD, PH.D. Having to go all the time? You are not alone. Over 70% of men in their 60s have symptoms of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), a condition in which the…

Solidarity Through Pride

Shea Freedom The Palm Springs LGBTQ Pride Festival returns November 4-6, 2016 with expanded talent lineup. Palm Springs Pride will host a diverse group of artists including, dancers, singers, musicians, activists, and DJs gathering under the theme of Solidarity through Pride to celebrate diversity, equality, and solidarity. The November 4-6 Pride Celebration will take place…

Don’t Hurt Me

You don’t deserve to be the victim of violence. Your safety and wellbeing are not contingent on your perfection. BY DR. STEVE GANZELL You know that image you have in your head of the people who perpetrate domestic violence? It is wrong. They are not the rampaging monsters sitting at home in a torn athletic t-shirt…

End Of An Era

In its heyday Frontiers was a queer institution, and in many ways the beating heart of the Southland’s LGBTQ communities. BY BRENDEN SHUCART The staff of Frontiers magazine has been laid off, and its future remains in doubt as a loan deal secured by parent company Multimedia Platforms Worldwide (MMPW) over the summer has reportedly…

Living Out Loud

The Sisters’ new titleholder, David Sanford, on sobriety, kink and exploring possibilities.  BY MARK ARIEL | PHOTO BY ROBERT GREEN, MOTORBOOT PHOTOGRAPHY The results of The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence contest are in—David Sanford is the new Mr. Sister Leather 2017. The Sisters’ first titleholder—Robert Blackmon—received his patch as well (he graciously donated his sash to the ONE National Gay…

The City by Paulo Murillo

LA CENTER’S GALA VANGUARD AWARDS The Los Angeles LGBT Center held the 47th annual Gala Vanguard Awards at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood last month. Star of the show Modern Family, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and husband Justin Mikita were honored for their organizations, Tie the Knot, and Thread Experiment, which donates high-quality linens…

The Epidemic

PrEP EDUCATION Many health care providers don’t even discuss PrEP with high-risk patients. BY VICTOR MELAMED Only four in ten gay and bisexual men without HIV are aware that pre-exposure prophylaxis medication (PrEP) may significantly reduce their risk of contracting the virus, even those who had recently visited a doctor or been tested for a…

The Joystick

TO PRO OR NOT TO PRO  The Sony Playstation Pro—is it worth it?  BY JOSEPH ARELLANO Alright, so Sony unveiled their new plan for the next four years. It was surprising to see that they invested so much on a upgraded console of their pervious PS4. They believe the Sony Playstation Pro is the next…

The Profile

RESIDENZA SAN LORENZO The perfect place for a luxury short getaway or long term stay in Palm Springs. Luca Volpe, co-owner of the luxurious new condominium hotel Residenza San Lorenzo, also known as RSL, in Palm Springs, moved to the USA 6 years ago, after living 2 years in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Originally from…

The Share

Recover In The Trans Community Three local trans women, with various lengths of recovery, on their journey being clean and sober. OUR CHALLENGES “I don’t think trans women have a harder time staying sober. I think we have a harder time not sexualizing ourselves for money—because of society and the way we are treated. It’s harder for us…

The State

GOV SIGNS PrEP LEGISLATION Co-sponsored by the Los Angeles LGBT Center and APLA Health. Landmark legislation to boost awareness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) to prevent HIV infection was signed into law last month by California Gov. Jerry Brown, becoming the first statewide legislation of its kind. Co-sponsored by the Los Angeles LGBT…

The Talk

Her Truth “Alexis was a brilliant artist and painter, a singer, an entertainer and an actor… Her career was cut short, not by her passing, but by her decision to live her truth and her life as a transgender woman.” —The Arquette family in a joint statement on the passing of actress and transgender activist Alexis Arquette,…

The Transaction

CANDIS CAYNE QUEEN USA 2016 The 15th annual Queen USA national trans beauty pageant will take place at The Theatre at The Ace Hotel on October 22, 2016. COMPILED BY SABEL SAMORE-LORECA Queen USA will feature national contestants, notable musical talent, host, and judges, and awards honoring three contemporary trans pioneers and advocates. Queen USA celebrates the…