The City

Sparro (L), Lennox YUCCA VALLEY SINGER SAM SPARRO, DJ ZION LENNOX GET HITCHED Australian singer-songwriter Sam Sparro best known for his 2008 single Black and Gold, married partner Zion Lennox last month in a California desert ceremony, reports NewNowNext. Lennox, a DJ, shared an photo on Instagram writing, “So excited to be marrying the love…

The Home

COIT Clean The best cleaning services backed by the industry’s strongest 100%-satisfaction guarantee. Since 1950, COIT has been trusted by homeowners and business managers to care for all of their specialized cleaning needs. Known for being the first to offer a full satisfaction guarantee, they have held this founding principle to this day.  Serving more…

The Talk

I Miss “What’d I miss?” —Disney star Josie Totah making a humorous reference to her recent absence from social media, upon sharing her first Instagram photo since coming out as transgender in August. The Day “I can’t wait for the day we all can live without feeling like we’re different and excluded. A time where…

The Transaction

Karl Cruz It’s About Time  A high school in California elects its first trans homecoming queen. A school district in Chula Vista, California has named its first ever transgender homecoming queen, reported NewNowNext. Sweetwater Union High School students voted for Karl Cruz, 18, to wear the crown, and then roared with applause when her name was…

The Calendar

WOMEN IN CONCERT. SEE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 RUSH—TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION 9PM–2AM Tom of Finland Foundation, 1421 Laveta Ter, Los Angeles, 90026. Tickets & Info: www.labandofbrothers.com/rush-2018. A play party for men presented by the Los Angeles Band of Brothers. Discover the depths of fraternity. Pledging is only the beginning! MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 STANDUP…

The City

SACRAMENTO New Bill Approved Supporting  LGBTQ Seniors California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a new bill into law that will support the inclusion of LGBTQ seniors in state-administered programs and services for the elderly, reports NewNowNext. AB 2719, authored by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin and co-sponsored by SAGE and Equality California, adds sexual orientation, gender identity,…

The Epidemic

Undetectable—Untransmittable Confidence in the protective power of an undetectable viral load is strengthened by receiving consistent test results, study reports. BY VICTOR MELAMED Having a relationship based on trust, commitment and familiarity helps gay men rely on undetectable viral load as a means of HIV prevention, according to interviews with HIV-positive and HIV-negative members of…

The Music

Master Showman Full of campy, glitzy, queer swagger and some deeply personal lyrics, lead Scissor Jake Shears has just dropped his first official solo album. BY PAUL V. VITAGLIANO For those of you (like myself) who were beyond forlorn when our beloved Scissor Sisters announced they were on an indefinite hiatus in 2012, I have…

The Talk

Ruby Rose Never Felt “This is a childhood dream. This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on TV and felt alone and different.” —Actress Ruby Rose on being cast as Batwoman for Greg Berlanti’s series of Arrowverse…

The Transaction

Todd Gloria Support For Trans Foster Kids Groundbreaking state bill approved ensuring hormone access for transgender youth in foster care. BY VICTOR MELAMED California lawmakers have passed a historic bill ensuring that trans youth in foster care can access proper medical care, reports Gay Star News. The bill, AB-2119, introduced by gay Assemblymember Todd Gloria, mandates…

The Art

Andrew Danielsen Self-taught with a variety of skills—including mural painting, illustration, sculpture, and landscape design—Danielsen grew up in rural south east Pennsylvania, where the wild lands fueled his desire to create more art. His love of nature led to new art and eventually to college where he studied Environmental Studies, at The University of Vermont. …

The Calendar

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8  NO NONSENSE, 10PM–2AM Precinct DTLA, 357 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Sindri Galvan, Mike ETC and Stacy Christine welcome you to August’s installment of No Nonsense. Expect all the same great sounds in a bigger space with a bigger bar and  smoking patio. FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER OUT UNDER…