The City

VICCKY GUTIERREZ,  RIP LOS ANGELES Suspect Arrested In The Murder Of Trans Woman Viccky Gutierrez 29-year old Kevyn Ramirez was arrested last month as a suspect in the murder of trans woman Victoria Ramos Gutierrez, who is believed to have been set on fire after she was killed. On Wednesday, Jan. 10, authorities responded to…

The Epidemic

New Spit Test More accurate than current tests, it is reportedly able to detect the HIV virus two weeks after exposure. Stanford University scientists are developing a new spit test for HIV, reports GayStarNews.com. The new test is between 1,000 and 10,000 more sensitive than current ones available. Scientists published a report in the Proceeding of the…

The Event

BEARRACUDA At PRECINCT DTLA After a long break from a Bearracuda dance night in LA, the party returned for a spectacular night last month at Precinct in DTLA, with DJ Paul Goodyear from Sydney and a Hairy Palm Reading by Christeene. PHOTOS BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM KESHA BALL At The FAULTLINE Kesha Ball, a glittery explosion…

The Final Fight

Matt Palazzolo Remembering Matt Family and friends mourn the death of local gay activist Matt Palazzolo. BY ORLY LYONNE Matt Palazzolo, an actor and writer who was a longtime member of West Hollywood’s Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board (LGAB), a member of the Christopher Street West board and very well known in the city’s gay community,…

The Share

My Heart Is In My Recovery In recognition of Valentine’s Day, we asked a few local sober folks with various lengths of continuous recovery time what they love most about being clean and sober.  BY PAULO MURILLO BEING MYSELF “What I love most about sobriety is just me being alive. Being present. And I love being…

The Talk

Somebody Like Me “I won’t go [to the White House] because I don’t think somebody like me would be welcome there.” —Gay figure skater Adam Rippon, heading to Pyeongchang, South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month. Traditionally athletes representing the United States at the Olympics visit the White House and president before the event. The…

The Transaction

Daniela Vega, “A Fantastic Woman” Trans Breakthrough Oscars make transgender history. BY ORLY LYONNE Oscar nods for women and minorities drew many of the headlines in last month’s nominations, but this year’s Academy Awards also mark a breakthrough for transgender filmmakers, reports ABC News. Yance Ford, the director of the documentary Strong Island and a trans…

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,…