The Art

MANUEL PAUL Santee Alley Trade, created by Los Angeles based artist, Manuel Paul (M.P.), is a digital art Instagram account, named after a swap meet located in an actual alley in Downtown Los Angeles. Paul uses this center to localize the subject of his artwork that celebrates the classic Chicano male form and down-low, lifestyle.…

The Calendar

FRIDAYS THROUGH JANUARY 31 PINCHE QUEEN PRESENTS: softBUTCH 10PM-2AM 131 E 6th St, Los Angeles, 90014. Pinche Queen Present. He/Him She/Her They/Them. Hosted By DTLA’s, Pinche Queen, Beats By DJ FOXYLECTRO, SHOWS BY Rubella Spreads (BIRTHDAY HENNY)& Rify Royalty. EVITA 10:30PM-2AM Nightingale, 643 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles. Presented by the producers of Daddy…

The City

LOS ANGELES BIG ASS GAY KISS BILLBOARD FOR “SCHITT’S CREEK” FINAL SEASON A billboard with a giant gay kiss was put up in Los Angeles to advertise the show Schitt’s Creek. The billboard shows gay actor Dan Levy, who plays David Rose, kissing Noah Reid, who plays David’s fiance Patrick Brewer. “F*ck yes we did.…

The State

LGBTQ SENIORS FACE CHALLENGES ACCESSING AGING SERVICES A groundbreaking new report by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) on the area’s growing LGBTQ senior population found that that one in five don’t use aging services because they feel unsafe or unwelcome. “These findings validate the need for us to listen to LGBTQ seniors as…

The Talk

THE MOMENT “What women wear. What men wear. For me it’s not a question of that. If I see a nice shirt and get told, ‘But it’s for ladies.’ I think: ‘Okaaaay? Doesn’t make me want to wear it less though.’ I think the moment you feel more comfortable with yourself, it all becomes a…

The Art

QueerMaps From the makers of Spotlight comes a new online resource to track down the queer spaces, politically-significant sites, and secret spots that have helped shape Los Angeles into the culturally-rich city we know today. Queer Maps is an interactive, online map of active LGBTQ organizations, bars, nightclubs, etc. in Los Angeles from 1871 to…

The City

LOS ANGELES JUSTIN WELLS, WESTWIND RECOVERY TREATMENT CENTER CEO, FOUND DEAD. RIP  Justin Wells, the co-founder and CEO of Westwind Recovery Treatment Centers and Sober Livings in Los Angeles was found dead in his home last month by his husband Zack Ament, who is Chief Operating Officer at Westwind Recovery. No official report has been…

The Share

SOBER FOR THE HOLIDAYS We asked these clean and sober individuals with various lengths of recovery time, how they plan to maintain their sobriety during the upcoming holidays THE REALITY “I was born and raised here, so my holidays will all be spent local. We have lots of annual traditions. The way I navigate trough…

The State

Attorney General Joins Brief Defending Trans Students California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced last month that the state is joining a coalition of 23 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of the rights of transgender students in Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board, reported Sierra Sun Times. The case stems from a…

The Talk

STAND FOR “My wife and I stand for inclusion and acceptance, and we’ve done work with refugees, people that come from, you know, the ‘shithole countries.’” —Pitcher Sean Doolittle with the Washington Nationals refusing to visit the White House last month after his team won the World Series, in part because he wants to be…

The Transaction

Casa De Zulma The First Ever Housing Project For Trans Women in Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, along with Councilmen Herb Wesson and Mitch O’Farrell, announced the grand opening of Casa de Zulma last month, the first publicly funded bridge housing project for transgender women in LA County, reported Hayley Smith at USC Annenberg Media.…

The Art

CRYSTAL VIELULA A queer San Francisco based artist and art educator Crystal Vielula as selected as a MUNI artist in 2019. Vielula has been involved as a muralist with Clarion Alley Mural Project for over 10 years and her current LGBTQ Pride mural is one of the most photographed in the city. Recently her work…

The Bay

IMPEACH TRUMP BILLBOARD IN SAN FRANCISCO A billboard with the word “impeach” in all capital letters next to a picture of President Trump went up in the Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco. The billboard, which was paid for by the  Courage Campaign, was on display through Oct. 21. The billboard features a link to…

The Calendar

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 PALM SPRINGS PRIDE Arenas Rd and Palm Canyon Drive, Though Sunday, November 3. The wildly popular festival returns with a multitude of performers and events. For more info visit: www.pspride.org. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4  QUEER BOOK CLUB WITH CB LEE 7:30PM–9PM The Last Bookstore, 453 S Springs St, Los Angeles, CA. Led by…