The Art

ERIN BURRELL Born in Salt Lake City, Utah—Erin Burrell currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where he studied fine art at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Burrell’s work is influenced and affected by music, film, and the queer community that surrounds him in Los Angeles. He focuses on the discovery of new…

The Big Dill

by Pickle Navigating Bodies Pickle interviews activist Bella Bathory on the fight to decriminalize sex work, the nature of kink and her love for Jayne Mansfield. I meet a lot of fabulous people in my line of work. I am, after all, in the business of being fabulous. I thought it would be keen to interview…

The Calendar

THROUGH JANUARY 27 MICHAEL CHILDERS: DISTORTIONS ONE Gallery, West Hollywood, 626 North Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069. Guest curated by Joseph Daniel Valencia. The exhibition is organized by the ONE Archives Foundation, Inc. THROUGH MARCH 17 OUTLIERS AND AMERICAN VANGUARD ART LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036. The first major exhibition to explore key…

The City

PASADENA ROSE PARADE’S FIRST LESBIAN ROSE QUEEN Louise Deser Siskel made history this month during the Rose Parade as the first Rose Queen to publicly identify as a lesbian, reports www.qvoicenews.com. Siskel, the 101st Rose Queen, held court over the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1. Candy Carlson, a spokeswoman with the Tournament…

The Event

BEARRACUDA HOLIDAY PARTY AT PRECINCT DTLA Bearracuda was back on December 8th for the final party of 2018. The “Drunk Holiday Party” with non-denominational excitement all around, included a drunk Santa who roamed around the dance floor, Mrs. Claus, Krampus and elves, with DJ Ryan Jones on the decks.

The Nation

GAY AMTRAK VICTIM: “I DID NOT JUMP FROM THE TRAIN” Aaron Salazar, the young man who was found in May critically injured along train tracks outside of Truckee, Calif., continues to improve and is speaking, reports ThisisReno. A video shared by his family with ThisisReno shows Salazar saying that he did not jump from the…

The Spread

 IAN DEVOGLAER PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM AGE: 25 HOMETOWN: Austin, Texas. SELF IDENTIFY AS: I’ve always identified as a Bear Chaser and nail polish enthusiast. Also, Gay/Male/6ft/Can host. CURRENT AND PAST OCCUPATIONS: Stage Manager for The Boulet Brothers and Line Producer for “The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula.” CHILDHOOD CRUSH: Bowser, of Super Mario fame. He’s a total…

The Talk

Security Risk “I’m brown but that does NOT mean I’m a damn security risk!!!” —Queer Eye star Tan France, in a tweet last month, accusing the Transportation Security Authority (TSA) of racial profiling after being stopped at airport security three times in one week.  Are Left Alone “Accounts that feature similar levels of female nudity,…

The Transaction

Celebrating Trans Women “The Fantasy” calendar was created in response to Victoria’s Secret ban on transgender models. BY ORLY LYONNE Rain Valdez has produced a new calendar celebrating trans women, reports Gay Times. The Los Angeles based actress and filmmaker created the calendar after a Victoria’s Secret executive said that trans women shouldn’t be included…

The Art

Jack Foster GUN, the comic created by artist Jack Foster, follows Trevor Werner, the super villain known as Mr. Twist, as he makes his crooked way through the super criminal underworld. The comic is “hand painted, watercolor, very old school,” reveals Foster. “There aren’t a ton of artists working analog anymore in comics, but I think…

The Calendar

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 DIRTY LOOKS: HOLIDAY BAZAAR 8PM-12AM Faultline, 4216 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029. The annual festive gathering, a messy Holiday Bazaar to queer the necessary seasonal pull of late-stage capitalism. Ten vendors, a photo booth, the caroling shenanigans of Tammie Brown and Trap Girl will resound with joy throughout our ears and hearts. …

The City

LONG BEACH  Ricardo Lara Makes History California Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) made history last month—winning the race to become California’s next State Insurance Commissioner, making him the state’s first openly LGBTQ statewide elected official. “Ricardo has been a champion for California’s LGBTQ and immigrant communities throughout his career, working to tear down barriers, ensure…

The Event

APLA Health’s 23rd Annual TOY BOX Gift Party PHOTOS BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM The 23rd annual Toy Box Gift Party presented by APLA Health took place at West Hollywood’s Kimpton La Peer Hotel last month. This toy drive collects toys and gifts for Southern California families affected by HIV/AIDS. Toys will be distributed at APLA Health sites throughout…

The Nation

First Gay CA Democratic Party Leader Steps Down Eric Bauman, the leader of the California Democratic Party, the first gay person to lead the state’s party, has resigned following allegations of sexual misconduct—the latest politician forced to step down in the #MeToo era, reports Vox. Allegations that he had made sexually explicit comments and inappropriately…