The Talk

VOLUNTEER MYSELF “I will volunteer myself second to be executed according to Brunei’s new anti-LGBT law on the condition that the Sultan’s son is first, and that the Sultan himself cast the first and last stones.” —Actor and activist Omar Sharif Jr. issuing a stunning challenge on Twitter last month to the Sultan of Brunei…

The Art

GREG NASCA Originally from Boston, MA where he earned bachelor degrees in Global Studies and Graphic Design, Greg Nasca lives in Los Angeles. While living on the east coast he focused on ceramics and digital media. Since moving to LA, Greg has begun working in mixed media. His work is inspired by human behavior, the…

The Calendar

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 ANITA MAY ROSENSTEIN CAMPUS GRAND OPENING COMMUNITY CELEBRATION 11AM–5PM 1118 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Info: lalgbtcenter.org/opening. JOEY ARIAS & SHERRY VINE IN “GARDEN OF SHE-DEN” 7:30PM–9:30PM Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 90028. A sexy, over-the-top spectacle featuring original material, reinterpretations of classics, Joey’s infamous Billie…

The City

LOS ANGELES LA LGBT CENTER CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF ANITA MAY ROSENSTEIN CAMPUS Two years after breaking ground in Hollywood—and just in time for its 50th anniversary—the Los Angeles LGBT Center celebrates the grand opening of the unprecedented Anita May Rosenstein Campus on Sunday, April 7, from 11am-5pm, to which the public is invited.  The…

The Epidemic

Long-Acting Injectable  Researchers say that GS-6207, Gilead’s first-in-class capside inhibitor, can remain in our body’s system for up to 24 weeks.  According to results from an early clinical trial presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2019) last month, a new long-lasting injectable appeared safe when administered to humans, reports David Artavia…

The Event

Off Sunset Fair PHOTOS BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Los Angeles Leather Pride 2019 took place last month at various venues throughout the city—culminating with Off Sunset Fair. A plethora of vendors, entertainers and local celebs—as well as the amazing attendees – made it, once again, one of the most popular kink events in SoCal. Congratulations the…

The Music

TAKE ME NOW Onicks releases his new single Take Me Now, Find it on iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify. Onicks represents the voice within the body of a broken heart.  His music can be found somewhere between a glass of wine in a room full of lovers, and the empty hands of someone longing for affection.…

The Nation

Trump Admin Declines To Directly Condemn Brunei For “STONE GAYS TO DEATH” Law On April 3, Brunei legalized the stoning to death of LGBT people. The Daily Beast asked the State Department for their response to this horrific new law. After nearly 24 hours of declining to clarify its position, the State Department finally sent…

The Share

Sobriety Checkpoint We asked these sober individuals with different lengths of sobriety time to check in and share where they currently are in their recovery.  HELP YOUTH “Before I got sober my life revolved around not getting sick. I was physically dependent on alcohol and on benzos and those give you a physical withdrawal. I…

The Spread

Max Adonis PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM AGE: 25 HOMETOWN: Tucson. SELF IDENTIFY AS: Gay and proud! CURRENT AND PAST OCCUPATIONS: Currently an adult entertainer, previously lifeguard and barista. CHILDHOOD CRUSH: Matt Dallas or the Red Power Ranger. RELATIONSHIP STATUS: SINGLE Pringle! PET PEEVE: I hate when someone’s self projecting their insecurities onto others. HOBBIES: I…

The Talk

CRYSTAL CLEAR “To be crystal clear, there is no situation or circumstance where it is OK for the innocence of children to be taken advantage of by anyone.” —Barbra Streisand, clarifying a statement she made earlier last month in an interview with the Times in the U.K., minimizing the Michael Jackson children molestation allegations, saying they were…

The Transaction

Engage In Activism PLATform: A Transgender Policy, Leadership & Advocacy Training Program Christopher Street West (CSW)—the  non-profit that produces the annual LA Pride Festival and Parade—in partnership with the Trans Wellness Center have announced the creation of PLATform: Policy, Leadership, and Advocacy Training program to support and educate the transgender and non-binary communities on how…

The Art

DAVID MARVEL A self-taught painter from the east coast, Palm Springs artist David Marvel focuses on exploring new and empowered representations of trans and gender non-conforming people in his life, creating visually inclusive portrayals outside of the borders of traditional social convention. His work celebrates the subject’s strength and raw beauty, as well as their vulnerability…

The Big Dill

FINDING HOME Pickle chats with comedian, writer, actor, Solomon Georgio about breaking into stand-up comedy, Spongebob Squarepants and sad white people. Solomon Georgio drew his own pornography. That is to say, he is quite creative. He was obsessed with comic books as a child and wanted to be a cartoonist. Then, “puberty happened,” and he…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD SHOCK, DISBELIEF OVER DEATH OF CHARLES KINSLEY The West Hollywood community was in shock last month after learning of the death of Charles Kinsley, a man widely known for his lengthy bartending gig at Mother Lode in the heart of WeHo’s Boystown. Kinsley has been a fixture in the city of West Hollywood…

The Nation

CHEADLE STANDS UP FOR TRANS CHILDREN Don Cheadle used his time in the Saturday Night Live spotlight last month to offer support to transgender children—and a dig at President Donald Trump.The Oscar-nominated actor, 54, hosted the long-running comedy show this weekend and wore a shirt with the words “Protect Trans Kids” emblazoned across the front…