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…

The City

MAN ARRESTED FOR VANDALIZING CENTER Damario Brown, 23, from Leimert Park in South Los Angeles, was sentenced to 36 months probation and nine days in jail after pleading guilty to the hate speech graffiti he spray painted at one of the L.A. LGBT Centers facilities early February.On February 9, Brown wrote “Fuck Trannies” and other…

The Desert

Heaven Is A Place On Earth Belinda Carlisle to perform at Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs: the world’s hottest gay weekend of non-stop dance parties. BY PAULO MURILLO Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs heats up the desert valley May 5-8, 2017 bringing revelers innovative new parties, and extraordinary experiences, including totally redesigned Day Club…

The Epidemic

Lurking HIV Unique protein that gives away the presence of inactive HIV detected. BY VICTOR MELAMED Sniffing out hidden caches of the HIV virus is something researchers have been trying to do for decades. Now that we have a lead, the finding could speed up research on a cure, reports Science Alert. Thanks to modern antiretroviral…

The Event

Brokebear Mountain On St. Patrick’s Day Presented by Mr. LA Leather Bear 2015, Sir Frank Cavallo—BrokeBEAR Mountain “Save A Horse…Ride A Bear” took place at The Eagle LA last month with an incredible performance by Sean W Galuszka and the Country Bear Jamboree (David Eccles and Dennis James Willis). PHOTOS BY ROBERT GREEN, MOTORBOOT PHOTOGRAPHY

The Final Fight

We #RESIST  When any American’s rights are under threat, all our rights are threatened. This year, LA Pride is hosting a human rights march instead of a parade. The march is called the #ResistMarch and is in unity with sister marches taking place in New York, Austin, Seattle, Washington D.C. and other cities across the…

The History

James Baldwin By describing life as he knew it, James Baldwin created socially relevant, psychologically penetrating literature. BY ORLY LYONNE Writer and activist James Baldwin (Aug. 2, 1924–Dec. 1, 1987)  embraced his homosexuality and brought up the topic of sexual orientation in his writings during the mid 20th century, specifically in his novel Giovanni’s Room.…

The Share

Crystal Clear We asked a few local clean and sober folks with various lengths of clean time to share about their experiences with crystal meth. ULTIMATE FREEDOM Crystal meth became my everything really quickly. I put the drug in front of my family and everything I loved about myself went completely by the wayside. I just…

The State

Opposing Gorsuch Equality California sends letter urging senators to oppose Gorsuch nomination. BY VICTOR MELAMED As confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch get underway, Equality California has sent a letter to members of the United States Senate urging them to oppose his confirmation. In the letter, Equality California refutes Trump Administration claims…

The Talk

GAY CHARACTER “It’s just like, he’s a gay character. It’s 2017, for fuck’s sake!” —Actor Ewan McGregor on the gay character in the remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. THAT GREYNESS “The whole issue of sexuality is so grey. I’m just trying to acknowledge that fluidity, that…

The City

VANDALS DEFACE LA LGBT CENTER The Los Angeles LGBT Center was vandalized with anti-LGBT graffiti on the side of a wall of the Center’s The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, near Santa Monica Blvd. and Highland Ave. last month. The words “Fuck trannies” and “Fuck all yall” were spray painted on the building. A security…