The Art

Screenprints, Performance Art, Zines LGBTQ art in Los Angeles. MeArt  Using online social media as source material, Morris Eaddy (MeArt) creates portraits that become graphics of the male form. Influenced by a street art aesthetic, MeArt illustrates glimpses of burly men in everyday life resulting in screen prints, stickers, stencils, wheat pastes and t-shirts. See more at: meart.tictail.com. TheMegoMan…

The Calendar

  SEE SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 TUESDAY, AUGUST 1 OVER THE RAINBOW  Praz-Delavallade, 6150 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Tues-Sat / 11am-6pm, through August 29. Over the Rainbow pays tribute to all the brave artists who defend the human rights of all people. FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 CUM TO ATTENTION Bullet Bar, 10522 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood,…

The City

Arriving at Gold Coast’s Red Dress Party in WeHo.  LOS ANGELES RESIST MARCH FOUNDER MAY RUN FOR OFFICE Brian Pendleton, the gay philanthropist who spearheaded LA Pride’s ResistMarch, may be considering a run for California State Treasurer, reports WEHOville’s gaylifela.com. Chad Goldman, Pendleton’s friend and former partner, has reached out to people asking if they…

The Epidemic

Take Your Statins Studies have shown that HIV-positive people are more likely to suffer a heart attack. BY VICTOR MELAMED A new report published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes shows a majority of HIV-positive people at high risk for heart disease are not on statins, a lipid-lowering medication that’s been found to reduce heart…

The Event

San Diego PRIDE Close to 300,000 people attended the parade and festival. This year’s Pride theme was “Allied in Action: United for Justice.” Last month’s San Diego Pride saw a significant increase in both parade and festival attendance this year. Over 230,000 people witnessed 253 contingents marching in celebration. The Festival amassed over 50,000 attendees. This…

The Final Fight

The Queer Insurrection First LGBT unit created to fight Daesh (ISIS) in Syria. BY VICTOR MELAMED LGBT supporters are fighting back against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) on the Syrian battlefield after three years of persecution in which their community suffered stoning and executions from rooftops, reports Newsweek’s Jack Moore. A group of international volunteers fighting…

The Music

Ti Amo Inspired by a “pre-Berlusconi” Italy in vibe and song titles, Phoenix’s 6th album is brimming with a very retro, Italo-disco flavor and an effervescent yacht rock vibe. BY PAUL V. VITAGLIANO Not only do the French have a handsome new president, they also have a band that scores super good vibes during summer…

The Profile

National Hardwood Flooring Four years ago we began advertising in LGBT magazines—and we were pleased to see our business flourished.  In 1975 Omer Katzir, the owner of National Hardwood Flooring, installed hardwood flooring. Then he moved into total home design and opened a retail showroom. In 1990 he saw that the industry was moving toward hardwood flooring and…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

Architect Ashley Smith, a transwoman, cleverly convinced the Texas governor to pose for a selfie with her, asking online how the bathroom police could recognize her as a male by birth if the governor could not. Good question! BAD NEWS BEARS Hello my dear FIGHT readers! When it rains, it pours as they say, and…

The Spread

Corey Saucier    PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM AGE: 40 HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, Ensenada, and Bay St. Louise, Mississippi (we moved a lot). SELF IDENTIFY AS: Cis, queer, bottom. CURRENT AND PAST OCCUPATIONS: I don’t believe in work. CHILDHOOD CRUSH: River Phoenix RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single PET PEEVE: The continued destruction and subjugation of black bodies, and…

The State

Role Model Equality California endorses Robert Garcia in Long Beach mayor reelection bid. BY VICTOR MELAMED Equality California has endorsed Robert Garcia in his campaign for reelection as mayor of Long Beach. “Robert Garcia is one of the most prominent and respected LGBTQ elected officials in the country,” said Rick Zbur, executive director of Equality California.…

The Talk

I Thank Him “My sexual orientation once again came into question this week when a prominent gay man used an awards acceptance speech to ‘out’ me. While he did not mention me by name, the explicit details of his reference made it easy for the public and media to connect the dots. While it is…

The Transaction

Career Opportunities Los Angeles holds training session to help trans youth find employment. BY PAULO MURILLO Over 100 caseworkers from L.A., county agencies, and local nonprofit groups attended a training session last month to focus on expanding career opportunities for transgender youth. Attendees learned about issues facing trans youth when seeking employment. There was a discussion…

The Calendar

SATURDAY, JULY 1 GLOW ME Bullet Bar, 10522 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA. 9pm–2am. Celebrate your independence at Glow Me at the Bullet Bar! It’s going to be a hot and steamy summer night for this body paint blacklight underwear party! Come get glown by their professional make up artist! $6 cover. #glowme #glowparty #noho #northhollywood…

The City

THE FIGHT at OC Pride, last month. LOS ANGELES Center Hosts Trans Pride LA 2017 The Los Angeles LGBT Center hosted Trans Pride LA last month at The Village in Hollywood. Trans Pride LA is one of the oldest and largest trans celebrations in the country. The event offered more than 30 organizations – part of…

The Epidemic

Generic Truvada A generic version of the drug has been approved by the FDA. BY VICTOR MELAMED The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic version of Truvada, the drug used as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), aimed at preventing HIV-negative people from becoming infected with the virus, reports The Advocate. Truvada, also used in HIV treatment in…