The Art

Steve MacIsaac An expat Canadian living in Los Angeles after several years in Japan, Steve MacIsaac’s comics explore contemporary gay culture, identity, and sexuality.  MacIsaac has released five issues of his solo series Shirtlifter, with the sixth due for release later in 2018.  His wordless collaboration with Dale Lazarov, Sticky, was recently re-released in a…

The City

SAN PEDRO Man Who Threatened To Kill Rep. Maxine Waters Pleads Guilty A 45-year-old San Pedro man pleaded guilty last month to threatening to kill Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, over her opposition to President Donald Trump, reports Los Angeles Daily News. Anthony Scott Lloyd faces sentencing July 16 on the single count of threatening a…

The Epidemic

STUDY AUTHOR GIOVANNI TRAVERSO Once A Week Pill Replacing daily pills with a weekly regimen could help patients stick to their dosing schedule. Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a capsule that can deliver a week’s worth of HIV drugs in a single dose.  This advancement could make it much easier…

The Event

Queen Kong  At Precinct DTLA Last month at Precinct—with Mistresses of Ceremonies The BOULET BROTHERS featuring stage shows by: YUHUA HAMASAKI (RPDR S10), HOLLOW EVE (San Francisco), ROXY-COTTEN CANDY and MILITIA TOWERS (San Francisco). DJ: Mateo Segade. KING DONG DANCERS: Aram & Teddy Bear. QUEER POP UP SHOP BY GAYPIN’ GUYS. PHOTOS BY JEREMY LUCIDO

The Final Fight

Zelim Bakaev Never Again (Again) Over a year later—and still no justice for gay and bisexual men murdered in Chechnya. BY MATT BEARD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ALLOUT.ORG One year ago last month, news broke of a wave of terrifying, state-sponsored violence in Chechnya against men perceived to be gay or bisexual.  In scenes that would not…

The Music

A Happy Accident New York-based duo Sofi Tukker releases Treehouse, an outstanding debut album. BY PAUL V. VITAGLIANO You might not know Sofi Tukker by name yet, but I bet you know their music Apple Watch featured their debut single “Drinkee” (that went on to rack up over 40 million Spotify streams) which received a…

The Spread

JC Mounduix PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM AGE: 25. HOMETOWN: Miami. SELF IDENTIFY AS: Gay. CURRENT AND PAST OCCUPATIONS: Event production, dancer, some modeling gigs. CHILDHOOD CRUSH: I was never sexual at all while I was a child. (I know, weird). RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single. PET PEEVE: People who aren’t humble. HOBBIES: Different things. Always something new.…

The State

Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur Pushing Forward Legislators and advocates meet at Equality California’s Fair Share for Equality event. BY VICTOR MELAMED Equality California held its fourth annual Fair Share for Equality event last month at the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood. The program, with close to 400 attendees, included TED-style presentations from LGBTQ community…

The Talk

Most Trusted “From now on, HIV status data will be isolated from the rest of the information that we have, so that it’s inaccessible to even our most trusted partners who we work with every day.”  —Jack Harrison-Quintana, vice president of Social Impact at Grindr, in a video on Grindr.com last month, after BuzzFeed reported…

The Transaction

(L-R) April Saravia, Leslie Monroy, Marianna Marroquin, Lori L Jean. Photo by Paulo Murillo. Trans Wellness Center  Providing hormone therapy, transition resources, occupational training, housing and legal services and more. BY PAULO MURILLO Transgender and non-binary people will now get comprehensive services and support under one roof at the nation’s first-of-its-kind Trans Wellness Center (TWC),…

The Art

Franco Americano Exaggerated forms posed within a dark and dreamy realm, translating each person’s inner landscape. Los Angeles based artist Franco Americano  a self-taught artist, has exhibited in the US and abroad including shows in Barcelona, Spain and Paris, France. United States exhibitions include New York, Colorado, San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles.  His work…

The City

LOS ANGELES Supporting March For Our Lives  Tens of thousands of people gathered in Downtown Los Angeles for the March for Our Lives demonstration to call to action an end to gun violence. Among the thousands in attendance were members from the LGBT community who let their presence known with rainbow flags and sassy gay…

The Epidemic

DISRUPTING HIV The goal is to force the virus to be expressed so it is visible to the immune system. BY ORLY LYONNE New research published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation suggests that an epigenetic mechanism that controls gene expression may draw HIV out of hiding and make it vulnerable to antiretroviral therapy (ART), reports…

The Event

CUB SCOUT At The Eagle Cub Scout celebrated last month the “Queens of the Jungle” at The Eagle LA with special guests Meatball, Tony Berrow & Cassandra joining Lady Bear & Sarah Problem. Music by: Chris Bowen and Victor Rodriguez.