The Calendar

946: The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips Artistic director Emma Rice and Michael Morpurgo have adapted Morpurgo’s The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, about a botched rehearsal for the D-day landings that ended in a catastrophe, concealed for years. This family show mixes carnival and tragedy in a series of mash-ups, both merry and sad.…

The City by Paulo Murillo

Solidarity With Women’s March An estimated 750,000 people packed the streets of downtown Los Angeles  last month in solidarity with all women for the Women’s March Los Angeles. The march was designed to unify communities, taking a stand for justice and equality for all – regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, or religion. Singer…

The Desert

Bears Converge On Palm Springs It’s finally here! The International Bear Convergence (IBC) for bears and their admirers takes place this month in Palm Springs on February 9-15, 2017. The four-day event will come to life with DJs, live entertainment and thousands of bears from around the globe. The last two years were hugely successful and the…

The Epidemic

HIV & Diabetes People infected with HIV may be more susceptible to developing diabetes. BY VICTOR MELAMED The prevalence of diabetes is higher among HIV-infected individuals living in the United States compared with the general adult US population, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. “Nationally representative estimates of…

The Event

MR. LA LEATHER BEAR CONTEST Congrats to Daniel Soto—Mr LA Leather Bear 2017. The contest, which took place last month at Eagle LA, celebrated the amazing title year of Mr. L.A. Leather Bear 2016, David Cosio and included raffles, entertainment, hot bear studs strutting the stage and more! PHOTOS BY ROBERT GREEN. MOTORBOOT PHOTOGRAPHY

The Final Fight

Sexual RACISM Cecilio Asuncion, the star of Strut, Oxygen’s reality show about transgendered fashion models, on stereotypes about masculinity. BY JOHN STEIN At the start of a new year, the gay community still faces discrimination and marginalization by mainstream society. So it may come as a surprise to learn that within a community fighting for equality,…

The History

Harvey Milk  “Rights are not won on paper; they are won only by those who make their voices heard.” BY ORLY LYONNE Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930—November 27, 1978)—a politician, gay rights activist, and  cultural icon—became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when he won the seat on San Francisco Board of…

The Joystick

Oh No—NIOH? I have been blindsided by an absolute gem of a game that has a samurai with supernatural allies to help fight against malicious demons in feudal Japan.  BY JOSEPH ARELLANO I didn’t intend to play Nioh. I didn’t intend to dive in as much as I have during the first 5 – 6 hours…but…

The State

Protecting SENIORS New bill introduced to protect the aging LGBT community. BY VICTOR MELAMED LGBT seniors and HIV-positive people living in long-term care facilities throughout California would be protected from discrimination under a bill gay state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced this month, reports The Bay Area Reporter at ebar.com. His bill is modeled after…

The Talk

Saving Lives “To those who do come out and make that brave act, you’re saving lives… There are a lot more gay kids out there who love football and want to play football and could be stars in football, but they’re afraid.” —Screenwriter, director, film and television producer Dustin Lance Black urging closeted queer sports…

The Transaction

Gender Recognition California introduces bill to create non-binary gender marker. BY ORLY LYONNE A bill that would create a third, non-binary gender designation and simplify the process to change one’s gender marker was introduced by California lawmakers last month. Senators Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) said that the Gender Recognition…

The Calendar

The Mismatch Game Returns To The LGBT Center A new edition of Dennis Hensley’s The Mismatch Game returns to the LA LGBT Center for two nights on Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theater. The show is a parody of the popular 70’s show. Creator, producer, and host Dennis…

The City

Center Joins Call For Sanctuary Campuses Together with more than 120 community, education, health, faith, labor, student, and parent organizations in California, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has released an open letter calling on California’s educational leaders to address the growing fear around deportation and the troubling spike in hate crimes, incidents, and bullying in K-12 schools and…

The Desert

International Bear Convergence 2017 Bears are coming out of hibernation and are heading to the International Bear Convergence (IBC) ,the premier winter event for Bears & admirers in Palm Springs, that will take place on February 9-13, 2017. This desert oasis opens its arms and welcomes you back to the hip Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs…

The Epidemic

Pumping PrEP Coming soon: a tiny drug pump implanted underneath the skin to prevent HIV infections. BY VICTOR MELAMED As the world celebrates a brand new year and a bevy of medical breakthroughs in 2016, the international scientific community could be one step closer toward discovering a cure for HIV and AIDS—in part thanks to billionaire…