The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY MOURNS DEATH OF ENTERTAINER AND HIV ADVOCATE IRENE SODERBERG The West Hollywood community is mourning the loss of entertainer, HIV Advocate, Fairy Godmother of Fundraising, and WeHo resident, Irene Soderberg, who passed away last month. Soderberg has been entertaining for over 30 years. Wherever there was a piano in West Hollywood, she…

The Final Fight

More Naturally “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”  —Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013.…

The City

NORTH HOLLYWOOD GAY LATINO BAR CLUB COBRA WILL NOT REOPEN Club Cobra—the North Hollywood gay Latino bar—will not reopen after COVID-19, reports Phillip Zonkel at qvoicenews.com. The property owner is selling the building, according to a post on Club Cobra’s Instagram last month. Julio Licon, who owns Club Cobra with his business partner Marty Sokol,…

The Music

THE HAM AND CHEESE LA-based queer, hip hop artist Big Dipper releases video for “Like This” single, and spankin’ new “The Ham and Cheese EP” In his first release of the new decade Big Dipper follows his 2018 album release LATE BLOOMER with an ep project: THE HAM AND CHEESE EP. The five unique tracks…

The City

LOS ANGELES GARRY BOWIE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF BEING ALIVE, DIES OF COVID-19 COMPLICATIONS. RIP We are very saddened to report that Garry Bowie, the executive director of Being Alive Los Angeles, died last month due to lung complications after testing positive for COVID-19. Being Alive is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the mental health…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

“ … Can I confess, as a loyal me-too feminist, that I can’t stand Tara Reade, the Russia-phile Biden accuser who has switched up the details of her story more often than a fifteen-year-old caught sneaking in the house at three am.” PUG POSITIVE! Hello FIGHT readers. Would you like to know what I’ve accomplished…

The Screen

SIMON SAYS The show Love, Victor based on the 2018 film Love, Simon, launches next month. BY ORLY LYONNE Hulu’s upcoming Love, Simon follow-up series, Love, Victor is set to premiere on June 19. The series, inspired by the praised 2018 film, centers on Victor (Michael Cimino), a new student at Creekwood High School, the…

The Art

JEROMY VELASCO An illustrator born and raised in LA, Jeromy Velasco is inspired by queer nightlife, 90’s cartoon nostalgia, and gaudy fashion. His mediums range from drawing and painting to animation and silkscreen printing. Notable projects include: a spread in a LGBTQ+ children’s book Our Rainbow, The Worl  d Mural Project for NYC World Pride,…

The City

SAN DIEGO TODD GLORIA FIRST OPENLY GAY CANDIDATE IN SD MAYORAL PRIMARY Todd Gloria, a 41-year-old Democratic assemblyman, recently won the most votes in the mayoral primary in San Diego with nearly 79,000 votes, or 40,2% of the total vote, possibly making him the first openly gay male mayor in San Diego, California’s second largest…

The Final Fight

In the entrance hallway of that sumptuous home there was an enormous mirror, very old; acquired at least eighty years ago. A strikingly beautiful boy, a tailor’s assistant, (on Sunday afternoons, an amateur athlete), was standing with a package. He handed it to one of the household, who then went back inside to fetch a…