Bipartisan [cover feature]

Finding common ground with the most commonly misunderstood letter in LGBT. Labels, misconceptions and why Handy Dan “sometimes feels like a faggot in a straight man’s sexuality.” BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Last month, on September 23, “Bi Visibility Day,” was celebrated—a worldwide holiday to “accelerate acceptance of the bi+ (bisexual, pansexual, fluid,…

Decoding Jesus

Amazing his audience with his stunning size and hypnotized by the filthiness of his electronic symphonies. PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Musical artist Decoding Jesus exploded on to the scene in 2009 with his internationally acclaimed collaboration with Superstar DJ Keoki.  Additional collaborations in 2010 with artists like Rabbit in the Moon, Soundsex, Evan Gamble Lewis…

An Anti-Equality Court

As SCOTUS threatens an extreme rightward tilt, HRC President calls out Thomas, Alito for renewed war on marriage equality BY LUCAS ACOSTA As confirmation hearings near for Amy Coney Barrett, a far-right social conservative who has publicly opposed SCOTUS marriage equality decisions, the Human Rights Campaign sharply called out Justices Thomas and Alito for paving…

Radicalism Exemplified

LA LGBT Center and others respond to Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett In response to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the United States Supreme Court, the Los Angeles LGBT Center issued the following statement:  “The Center calls on all U.S. Senators to reject the radicalism exemplified by President…

Back To The Future

One man’s quest to document unknown and untold stories about LGBTQ liberation and civil rights BY MARK ARIEL The QueerCore Podcast, hosted by August Bernadicou, elucidates radical, LGBTQ activists’ histories. It is a spotlight on the catalysts who fought in the front-lines, in the back-lines and in the trenches of civil rights. The QueerCore Podcast is an opportunity for…

Our Voice

Getting the vote out. My 12 Step Store’s owner and founder, RJ Holguin on the importance of civic duty BY PAULO MURILLO My 12 Step Store, the recovery gift and bookstore that specializes in 12-step literature, meeting Pride chips and medallions, racy clothing, 12-step jewelry including the Surrender collection, along with prayer bookmarks, and other self-improvement gift…

The Art

CALEB BOYLES Cutedirtydog, also known as Caleb Boyles, is a queer illustrator based out of Los Angeles. As a full-time freelance artist he spends his days working out of his apartment alongside his boyfriend and their bichon poodle named Milk. His work embodies his own personal experiences of queerness and the emotions that come with…

The Calendar

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 OUT UNDER THE STARS DRIVE—IN: BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER 5PM-8PM Parking Garage @1400 Ivar Ave. Behind The Cinerama Dome. The Los Angeles LGBT Center and Lionsgate host the ultimate socially distanced outdoor movie night benefitting the Center’s vital programs and services provided during the COVID-19 pandemic. TUESDAY, OCTOBER  13 TRANSLOUNGE: REDEFINING MASCULINITIES—EXPLORINGMASCULINITY…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD GOLD COAST BAR CLOSES AFTER 39 YEARS One of the oldest gay bars in West Hollywood, The Gold Coast bar, located on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and North La Jolla Avenue, on 8246 Santa Monica Blvd., becomes the fourth gay bar to close on Santa Monica Boulevard. After much speculation and…

The Profile

Brian Atchley Being Matter by Brian Atchley is currently on view at Matter Studio Gallery in Los Angeles PHOTOS BY GIL CORTES Artist Brian Atchley fell into painting when he discovered an abandoned canvas in a Chicago dumpster. He is an autodidact by choice, because he loves the process of learning through doing, rather than…

The Share

Sobriety Checkpoint We asked a few folks with various lengths of recovery time how they are handling not being to attend in-person meetings as COVID restrictions continue BY PAULO MURILLO More Present “There is not a better time for me to get sober than now during COVID. I’m taking advantage of the situation to focus…

The Transaction

Protecting Trans Inmates California to house transgender inmates by gender identity Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on last month requiring California to house transgender inmates in prisons based on their gender identity—but only if the state does not have “management or security concerns,” reports NBC News. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation houses…