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…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD Gay Couple Mugged At Gun Point Boyfriends Jorge Muñoz and John Gavegnano, were mugged at gun point in West Hollywood on Saturday, July 21. The incident occurred at the intersection of Huntley and Sherwood, between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue at around 1:45am. The assailants walked away with the couple’s wallets and…

The Epidemic

Dangerous COMPLACENCY Urgent change in approach is needed, researchers warn. The HIV pandemic is not on track to end by 2030 and current approaches to HIV control are not enough to control it, according to a new Lancet Commission led by the International AIDS Society, reports Science Daily. Changes to the HIV response are needed…

The Event

SUMMERTRAMP AT THE ESCONDITE (DTLA) Last month in Downtown Los Angeles. Legendary poolside action, celebrity guests, special performances and so much more. Check out their upcoming events at facebook.com/SUMMERTRAMP. PHOTOS BY JEREMY LUCIDO  

The Share

Helping Others We asked a few local clean and sober folks how helping others through service helps them stay sober. SIMPLE COMMITMENTS “Service for me is based on action. Service also keeps me accountable. During my addiction I used to think about being of service and think about helping other people. It was a fantasy. It…

The Talk

Cathartic Moment “Making people cry is my favorite thing to do. That was my one goal during Queer Eye. I understand the importance of having a cathartic moment.” —Queer Eye For The Straight Guy’s Karamo Brown, in an interview with The Guardian. Entire World “My goal is to be a spokesperson for a message of inclusion,…

The Art

JOE NIVENS A mix-media artist from Tuscola, Illinois, Joe Nivens is a graduate of the Experimental Animation department at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) with a focus in Stop Motion Animation as well as an MA recipient from Eastern Illinois University. In addition to his studies he has worked on productions for Stoopid Buddy,…

The Calendar

TLC (Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, left, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas) will perform at San Diego Pride. More info at www.sdpride.org. TUESDAY, JULY 03 SHEETS EXHIBITION 11AM-6PM Kohn Gallery, 1227 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, 90038. Sheets, a solo exhibition of new work by Philadelphia-based artist Jonathan Lyndon Chase. His powerful figurative paintings highlight the daily lives of…

The City

LOS ANGELES Over 150 LGBTQ Films Throughout The City Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival—eleven days of not to be missed world-class films, panels, and parties—takes place this month, July 12–22, at state-of-the-art venues around the city of Los Angeles. Screening more than 150 feature and short films to an audience of more than 40,000…

The Epidemic

Breakthrough Vaccine We may be one giant step closer to solving HIV thanks to a new vaccine set to start human trials next year. A new experimental vaccine regimen, tailor made to fit of the structure of a vulnerable region on HIV, generated antibodies in mice, guinea pigs and monkeys, and it neutralized dozens of HIV strains.…

The Event

BEARRACUDA AT PRECINCT DTLA Bearracuda LA, taking place the 2nd Saturday of every month, celebrated LA PRIDE at Precinct DTLA. Hosted by Big Dipper, Shawn Morales, Jeremy Lucido and Matt Bearracuda, with music by DJ Mateo Segade & Pure Noise. PHOTOS BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM

The Nation

CA ATTORNEY GENERAL XAVIER BECERRA TRAVEL BAN California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced that as a result of “discriminatory legislation” that became Oklahoma law last month, the western state will prohibit travel to its midwestern counterpart. A 2017 California law requires that its attorney general keeps a list of states subject to a state travel…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

Winston Godwin (L) and Greg DeRoche (R), a Bermudian-Canadian couple, challenged the Bermuda Supreme Court and won the right to marry on the island in May 2017, before the new legislation repealed same-sex marriage. Bermuda’s Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last month in the British island territory again—overturning a ban that was signed into law…

The Talk

Absolutely Blocked “There’s tons of roles that I haven’t got for lots of different reasons, some of them probably for not being a good enough actor, actually, or doing a lousy audition… But there were three or four big films, when I was successful, that I was absolutely blocked from, when the director and the…