The Art

Danyol Leon  Exploring intersectional identity and the inconsistencies in our social fabric. A San Francisco-based multidisciplinary Latinx artist Danyol Leon has been active in the Bay Area arts community for over 14 years. His saccharine, pop-influenced mixed media art utilizes bright colors and cartoon-like figures to explore intersectional identity and the inconsistencies in our social fabric. Leon has hosted over 30 solo exhibitions at venues…

The City

LOS ANGELES Death Penalty For Man Who Killed 8-Year Boy He Believed Was Gay A man in Los Angeles faces the death penalty after being convicted for killing an 8-year-old boy because he believed the boy was gay. A jury recommended the death penalty after deliberating for seven hours. Isauro Aguirre was found guilty of first…

The Event

Daddy Issues At The Lash Since Daddy Issues touched down in LA in June, the party has been giving you life every month downtown at The Lash. Last month, at “Daddy Issues Sausage Fest,” music from the awesome Chris Bowen and David Oh kept everyone dancing till closing time. Daddy Issues is back at The…

The Final Fight

In God’s Hands Masturbation will make you gay, according to leaked Mormon handbook. BY VICTOR MELAMED Masturbation should be strictly banned because it can turn young people into homosexuals and criminals, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes, according to a leaked guidebook issued to members, reports Newsweek at newsweek.com. The 1981 guidebook,…

The Home

Winter Home Tips As winter approaches, now is the best time to make sure your home is well protected, especially due to the extreme climate elements we are experiencing. Here are a few home safety tips. 1. The most important part of life is to have a roof over your head, so the first tip is…

The Share

First Year Sober Happy New Year! These men recently celebrated one year of continuous clean and sober time. We asked what that first year of recovery was like for them. The Reality “My first year sober has been about self-discovery and self-study. I learned to look at things that I was not willing to look at before,…

The State

Glass Ceilings Equality California congratulates first LGBTQ and first female Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León announced last month that Senator Toni Atkins is the consensus pick of the Senate Democratic Caucus to succeed him as leader. The formal vote will be held early this month and the…

The Talk

Exceeding Any Dream “Still recovering from the most emotional beautiful day, exceeding any dream I ever had. To marry the man I love in front of all of my loved one’s was not something I grew up thinking would ever happen.” —Former Los Angeles Galaxy player Robbie Rogers on his marriage to producer Greg Berlanti,…

The Theater

The Gentlemen  A special one night only event at The Lyric Hyperion Theatre in Silverlake.  BY ORLY LYONNE An original comedic play—The Gentlemen explores the infidelity that occurs when a beautifully-handsome online “star” decides to break-up a seemingly perfect gay marriage. Hilarity ensues when the scandalous affair causes calamity amongst a close-knit community of friends. Meant…

The Art

Blake Armstrong Specializing in 2D mixed media. Originally from Texas, Blake Armstrong is a multi disciplined artist specializing in 2D mixed media as well as makeup and makeup fx. Armstrong currently resides in Los Angeles, translating his different disciplines in galleries and Editorial/TV/Film.” Link: Instagram.com/blkarmstron.

The City

LOS ANGELES Efforts To Stop The Spread Of Hepatitis A  California health officials have stepped up their hepatitis A prevention efforts in recent days as new fronts emerge in the battle against the state’s massive outbreak, reports Los Angeles Times. L.A. County has seen 15 reported cases among those who are homeless or use recreational…

The Epidemic

Two-Drug Regimen The FDA approves Juluca, the first complete treatment regimen to treat those who are virologically suppressed. BY VICTOR MELAMED The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Juluca, the first complete treatment regimen containing only two drugs to treat certain adults with HIV instead of three or more drugs included in standard HIV…

The Final Fight

Kevin Spacey The Hollywood Closet  Excerpts from Michelangelo Signorile’s excellent Huffington Post op-ed on how the media’s “anti-outing” policies causes harm. BY MICHELANGELO SIGNORILE [Last month’s] death of 94-year-old Liz Smith, the queen of gossip columnists, brought some frank assessments of her complicated relationship with the closet, including in the New York Times, Vanity Fair and…

The Music

BLUE LIPS [Lady Wood Phase II] Tove Lo’s indulgent, hedonistic and idiosyncratic mix of sweet and tender yet explicit is always matter of fact, and never borders on patronizing. BY PAUL V. VITAGLIANO One look at the cover image for Tove Lo’s new album, and you get the idea this girl ain’t f#cking around! Or…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

WES GOODMAN Ohio state representative Wes Goodman, a 33-year-old Family Values Come to Jesus type who worked for the Conservative Action Project was caught having gay sex in his office… He resigned. Great Victories At The Ballot Box I was watching Jeff Sessions testify before the House the other day, and I couldn’t help but…

The Share

Recreational Cannabis Local professionals in the recovering field on the legalization of recreational cannabis use in California, effective January 2018. IT’S HEALTHIER “I think legalizing it will eliminate some of the sneakiness. Anytime you can take away the sneakiness around drugs or alcohol use—drug use in this case—it’s better. When you take guilt and shame from…