The Share

Galvanizing The Community Robert Gamboa, one of the producers of the sober #SIZZLE at the LA Pride Festival, on staying on track, the #ResistMarch and “Take a Sober Stand.” The way I stay sober during Pride season is I am of service. I get to be of service at a multitude of capacities. Being of service…

The Spread

Cody Evan Silver      PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM AGE: 25 HOMETOWN: Orange SELF IDENTIFY AS: A gay dude. CURRENT AND PAST OCCUPATIONS: Currently working at Precinct in DTLA and doing freelance illustration, previously worked in tech. CHILDHOOD CRUSH: Trunks from Dragon Ball Z. RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Excruciatingly single. PET PEEVE: People who ask “what are…

The Talk

Holy Hell “I don’t think about it. It’s not a thing. I go to work. I manage a lot of people. I cover the news. I deal with holy hell around me. I go home to the man I’m in love with.” —Fox News anchor Shepard Smith speaking at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School…

The Transaction

Trans Pride L.A. June 16-17 at The Village. With special guest trans activist and fitness model Aydian Dowling. BY ORLY LYONNE The 19th annual Trans Pride L.A. festival, one of the oldest and largest trans celebrations in the country, take places on Friday and Saturday, June 16-17, at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza in…

The Calendar

WEDNESDAY MAY 3 OUTFEST—90 MILES West Hollywood Library, 625 N San Vicente Blvd. 7:30pm. Juan Carlos Zaldivar’s 90 Miles (2001) tells the personal tale of the filmmaker’s journey at age 13 from a small town in Cuba to Miami. Zaldivar will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. GIRL POWER! A DRAGALICIOUS SPICE GIRLS TRIBUTE Redline…

The City

POLICE SEEK LEADS TO MISSING GAY MAN IN SAN DIEGO The search continues for missing gay man David Issac Bernal-Medina who was last heard from on March 21. San Diego police found Medina’s vehicle, a 2016 GMC Terrain SUV, on  I-8 near I-805. According to reports, the car appears to have been involved in an…

The Epidemic

TSRI Senior Staff Scientist Jia Xie.  Resistant Cells A new generation of cells is able to block HIV.  BY VICTOR MELAMED Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to stick HIV-fighting antibodies to immune cells, which may foster a cell population resistant to the virus. The experiments under lab conditions show resistant…

The Event

Off Sunset Festival 2017 The official wrap up of LA Leather Pride Week last month—the Off Sunset Street Party brought all the boys to the yard—in all their beautiful, kinky, fetishy glory! The event featured live music, gourmet food trucks and dozens of hand-picked merchandise, art and novelty vendors. PHOTOS BY ROBERT GREEN, MOTORBOOT PHOTOGRAPHY

The Final Fight

The Fathers Project  Imagine a world where AIDS never happened and our heroes lived. Who would they be? Who would we be? BY BRENDEN SHUCART AIDS has been the defining feature of gay culture and politics for more than 30 years. It decimated us, changed the course of our history, and robbed us of almost an entire generation…

The History

Ellen Degeneres  Twenty years ago last month Ellen Degeneres came out of the closet on the April 14, 1997 cover of TIME magazine—and the uproar it caused would seem almost inconceivable today. BY BRENDEN SHUCART It’s hard to remember a time before Ellen was the reigning queen of daytime talk shows, a time before she…

The Joystick

Persona 5: Rebel With A Cause Breaks the mold, pushes it into the meat grinder and gives you something you haven’t played before.  BY JOSEPH ARELLANO Remember your high school days?  Those long dreary, boring days in class waiting for the clock to strike 3 or 4 to live your life. The angst of people…

The Music

SILVER EYE Goldfrapp’s new album satiates everything we’ve always loved about this fabulous band. BY PAUL V. VITAGLIANO All is good in the universe when Goldfrapp blesses us with new music! Throughout their 18-year career, this dynamic UK duo (vocalist Alison Goldfrapp and programmer Will Gregory) have tickled our collective consciousness with each passing effort.…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

The juxtaposition of terror afar and security at home doesn’t diminish our concerns. If we didn’t compartmentalize we’d lapse into a paralytic depression.  VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR There’s a lot of hot legal news this month, but first, I couldn’t help noticing that Bibb County Alabama just passed a LGBT rights ordinance by a…

The Share by Paulo Murillo

Returnees In Recovery  We asked a few local clean and sober guys what it was like to get sober again and stand up as returnees in recovery after their last relapse.   WALK THROUGH SHAME I had eleven months before I relapsed. Coming back wasn’t hard for me because I knew I wanted to get sober and…

The Talk

PERSON OF CONSCIENCE “I am disgusted and appalled by reports from both the Russian media and non-governmental organizations that authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya have rounded up, tortured, and even murdered individuals who are believed to be gay. When faced with such crimes of hate and inhumanity, it is the responsibility of every…

The Calendar

SEE THURSDAY, APRIL 27 SATURDAY, APRIL 1 MR. LOS ANGELES LEATHER 2017 CONTEST /  LEGION LEATHER DANCE PARTY The Globe Theater, 740 S Broadway, Los Angeles. 7pm. More info: losangelesleatherpride.com. The class of 2017 assembled and ready to show you why they earned the titles they represent. Followed by Legion Leather Dance Party. THE UNCONVENTIONAL CANVASES…