The Calendar

WOMEN IN CONCERT. SEE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 RUSH—TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION 9PM–2AM Tom of Finland Foundation, 1421 Laveta Ter, Los Angeles, 90026. Tickets & Info: www.labandofbrothers.com/rush-2018. A play party for men presented by the Los Angeles Band of Brothers. Discover the depths of fraternity. Pledging is only the beginning! MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 STANDUP…

The City

SACRAMENTO New Bill Approved Supporting  LGBTQ Seniors California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a new bill into law that will support the inclusion of LGBTQ seniors in state-administered programs and services for the elderly, reports NewNowNext. AB 2719, authored by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin and co-sponsored by SAGE and Equality California, adds sexual orientation, gender identity,…

The Epidemic

Undetectable—Untransmittable Confidence in the protective power of an undetectable viral load is strengthened by receiving consistent test results, study reports. BY VICTOR MELAMED Having a relationship based on trust, commitment and familiarity helps gay men rely on undetectable viral load as a means of HIV prevention, according to interviews with HIV-positive and HIV-negative members of…

The Music

Master Showman Full of campy, glitzy, queer swagger and some deeply personal lyrics, lead Scissor Jake Shears has just dropped his first official solo album. BY PAUL V. VITAGLIANO For those of you (like myself) who were beyond forlorn when our beloved Scissor Sisters announced they were on an indefinite hiatus in 2012, I have…

The Talk

Ruby Rose Never Felt “This is a childhood dream. This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on TV and felt alone and different.” —Actress Ruby Rose on being cast as Batwoman for Greg Berlanti’s series of Arrowverse…

The Transaction

Todd Gloria Support For Trans Foster Kids Groundbreaking state bill approved ensuring hormone access for transgender youth in foster care. BY VICTOR MELAMED California lawmakers have passed a historic bill ensuring that trans youth in foster care can access proper medical care, reports Gay Star News. The bill, AB-2119, introduced by gay Assemblymember Todd Gloria, mandates…

The Art

Andrew Danielsen Self-taught with a variety of skills—including mural painting, illustration, sculpture, and landscape design—Danielsen grew up in rural south east Pennsylvania, where the wild lands fueled his desire to create more art. His love of nature led to new art and eventually to college where he studied Environmental Studies, at The University of Vermont. …

The Calendar

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8  NO NONSENSE, 10PM–2AM Precinct DTLA, 357 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Sindri Galvan, Mike ETC and Stacy Christine welcome you to August’s installment of No Nonsense. Expect all the same great sounds in a bigger space with a bigger bar and  smoking patio. FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER OUT UNDER…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD Gay Couple Mugged At Gun Point Boyfriends Jorge Muñoz and John Gavegnano, were mugged at gun point in West Hollywood on Saturday, July 21. The incident occurred at the intersection of Huntley and Sherwood, between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue at around 1:45am. The assailants walked away with the couple’s wallets and…

The Epidemic

Dangerous COMPLACENCY Urgent change in approach is needed, researchers warn. The HIV pandemic is not on track to end by 2030 and current approaches to HIV control are not enough to control it, according to a new Lancet Commission led by the International AIDS Society, reports Science Daily. Changes to the HIV response are needed…

The Event

SUMMERTRAMP AT THE ESCONDITE (DTLA) Last month in Downtown Los Angeles. Legendary poolside action, celebrity guests, special performances and so much more. Check out their upcoming events at facebook.com/SUMMERTRAMP. PHOTOS BY JEREMY LUCIDO  

The Share

Helping Others We asked a few local clean and sober folks how helping others through service helps them stay sober. SIMPLE COMMITMENTS “Service for me is based on action. Service also keeps me accountable. During my addiction I used to think about being of service and think about helping other people. It was a fantasy. It…

The Talk

Cathartic Moment “Making people cry is my favorite thing to do. That was my one goal during Queer Eye. I understand the importance of having a cathartic moment.” —Queer Eye For The Straight Guy’s Karamo Brown, in an interview with The Guardian. Entire World “My goal is to be a spokesperson for a message of inclusion,…