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…

The City

LOS ANGELES 35TH AIDS WALK LOS ANGELES RAISES NEARLY $1.6 MILLION AIDS Walk Los Angeles held its 35th annual walk last month raising vital funds that help to build support and awareness of the continuing need to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Ten thousand participants, volunteers and sponsors raised nearly $1.6 million. Individuals are able to…

The Event: Tom of Finland

TOM OF FINLAND ART AND CULTURE FESTIVAL The 24th annual Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival took place last month at TOM House in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Nearly 700 people came through the gates to view the works of over 40 artists throughout the weekend. This year’s theme was OUR…

The Event: Onyx Southwest

ONYX SOUTHWEST: BLACKOUT 2019 The Men of ONYX and Pearls celebrated Blackout 24, the Men of ONYX’s  twenty-four-year anniversary leather run from October 10–13 at the Hilton Glendale. ONYX men and women from all nine chapters (Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Cleveland/Detroit, San Francisco, Dallas and Fort Lauderdale) were in attendance for this…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

A straight Trump supporter accidentally spawned a gay meme. THE FACTS OF LIFE AND SILVER LININGS  Proctor & Gamble subsidiary, Always, will change its packaging on feminine hygiene products to embrace those transmen and non-binary people who menstruate and might use their pads and tampons. This means they will remove the Venus female sign, the…

The Share

Attitude Of Gratitude Three individuals with various lengths of sobriety on why gratitude is important in their recovery. THE CURE “Addiction is a disease of forgetfulness. If I forget that I had nothing and I was living on the street, then I forget to be grateful for having a home and a bed to sleep…

The Sport

WWE Signs Jake Atlas World Wrestling Entertainment gets its first openly gay wrestler. One of the most prolific out gay pro wrestlers going today, Jake Atlas, appears to be ready for the big time, reports outsports.com. According to multiple reports, the purveyor of the LGB-DDT has signed a developmental contract with WWE. Last Word On…

The Talk

My Hope “It is my hope that the facts will win the day.”  —Shepard Smith, Fox News’ only gay anchor, announcing he is leaving the network last month, saying he was looking forward to spending more time with his partner, Giovanni “Gio” Graziano, and their dog Lucia. An Excuse “The right to religious freedom ends…

The Art

XAVIER HAMEL Fascinated by the macabre, the avant-garde, the surreal & villainous, Xavier Hamel is an emergent film director from Montréal, Quebec. Meditative works of darkest symbolism & examined morality, questioned narrative & reconciled duality, his films explore anarchy & fear, lust & death, love & salvaged redemption, all in equal measure. His work has…

The Bay

SFPD ISSUES LGBTQ APOLOGY 53 years after the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots San Francisco Police Chief William Scott issued an apology for the SFPD’s history of harassment and brutality toward LGBTQ individuals—such as the indiscriminate assault of Gay men in the Castro and arresting Trans women for wearing feminine clothing. “Unless the wrongs of the past…

The Calendar

THROUGH OCTOBER 20 LIBERATE THE BAR!—QUEER NIGHTLIFE ACTIVISM, AND SPACEMAKING, 11AM–6PM ONE Archives Gallery & Museum, 626 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, 90069. A multimedia exhibition that sheds light on the intricate relationship between nightlife, activism, and creative expression across space and time.  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 MR REGIMENT 2020 CONTEST, 9PM Eagle LA, 4219 Santa…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD  ED BUCK ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH DEATH OF GEMMEL MOORE Former Democratic donor and West Hollywood resident Ed Buck, was arrested last month. It took a third overdose at his West Hollywood apartment for officials to finally slap him with overdue charges. The Los Angeles Times reports that the former LGBTQ political activist was…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

“Two women professed their love for one another on Bachelor in Paradise, a touching moment that those of us who have resisted this small screen genre sadly missed.” Hits Surge, Coverage Declines I was just reading an article in Real Clear Politics about how cable news coverage of LGBT issues has virtually vanished during the…

The Share

Van Ness Recovery House We asked three individuals what their experience was like getting sober at the Van Ness Recovery House, the oldest drug and alcohol treatment center in the country, serving the LGBTQ community for over 46 years. ROLLER COASTER “The Van Ness House was like a roller coaster ride. I got the opportunity…

The Talk

BE CLEAR “Just to be clear, LGBTQ media plays an increasingly important role, especially at a time like this.” —Gay Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg last month, retracting earlier remarks, where he said “I can’t even read the LGBT media anymore, because it’s all, ‘he’s too gay, not gay enough, wrong kind of gay.’” Buttigieg…