The Spread

 IAN DEVOGLAER PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM AGE: 25 HOMETOWN: Austin, Texas. SELF IDENTIFY AS: I’ve always identified as a Bear Chaser and nail polish enthusiast. Also, Gay/Male/6ft/Can host. CURRENT AND PAST OCCUPATIONS: Stage Manager for The Boulet Brothers and Line Producer for “The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula.” CHILDHOOD CRUSH: Bowser, of Super Mario fame. He’s a total…

The Talk

Security Risk “I’m brown but that does NOT mean I’m a damn security risk!!!” —Queer Eye star Tan France, in a tweet last month, accusing the Transportation Security Authority (TSA) of racial profiling after being stopped at airport security three times in one week.  Are Left Alone “Accounts that feature similar levels of female nudity,…

The Transaction

Celebrating Trans Women “The Fantasy” calendar was created in response to Victoria’s Secret ban on transgender models. BY ORLY LYONNE Rain Valdez has produced a new calendar celebrating trans women, reports Gay Times. The Los Angeles based actress and filmmaker created the calendar after a Victoria’s Secret executive said that trans women shouldn’t be included…

The Art

Jack Foster GUN, the comic created by artist Jack Foster, follows Trevor Werner, the super villain known as Mr. Twist, as he makes his crooked way through the super criminal underworld. The comic is “hand painted, watercolor, very old school,” reveals Foster. “There aren’t a ton of artists working analog anymore in comics, but I think…

The Calendar

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 DIRTY LOOKS: HOLIDAY BAZAAR 8PM-12AM Faultline, 4216 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029. The annual festive gathering, a messy Holiday Bazaar to queer the necessary seasonal pull of late-stage capitalism. Ten vendors, a photo booth, the caroling shenanigans of Tammie Brown and Trap Girl will resound with joy throughout our ears and hearts. …

The City

LONG BEACH  Ricardo Lara Makes History California Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) made history last month—winning the race to become California’s next State Insurance Commissioner, making him the state’s first openly LGBTQ statewide elected official. “Ricardo has been a champion for California’s LGBTQ and immigrant communities throughout his career, working to tear down barriers, ensure…

The Event

APLA Health’s 23rd Annual TOY BOX Gift Party PHOTOS BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM The 23rd annual Toy Box Gift Party presented by APLA Health took place at West Hollywood’s Kimpton La Peer Hotel last month. This toy drive collects toys and gifts for Southern California families affected by HIV/AIDS. Toys will be distributed at APLA Health sites throughout…

The Nation

First Gay CA Democratic Party Leader Steps Down Eric Bauman, the leader of the California Democratic Party, the first gay person to lead the state’s party, has resigned following allegations of sexual misconduct—the latest politician forced to step down in the #MeToo era, reports Vox. Allegations that he had made sexually explicit comments and inappropriately…

The Share

Living In Gratitude With the holiday season upon us—we asked these three clean and sober individuals how they factor gratitude into their recovery.   ENJOY FRIENDSHIPS “Gratitude smashes my ego. It’s keeps me out of self. I can swim in self-pity. I can swim in ‘I want more’. For me, sobriety has to be enough.…

The Talk

Brothers and Sisters “I feel a huge responsibility to protect my brothers and sisters in the LGBTQIA+ community, to protect women, to protect black folks, to protect immigrants…” —Janelle Monáe in a speech at Glamour’s 2018 Women of the Year event. Fine With It “I’m sure there’s going to be some people out there who…

The Art

WILLIAM SCHULTZ A painter and illustrator currently living in Los Angeles, William Schultz studied painting in San Francisco and specializes in watercolor and colored pencil illustrations. Contact info: Instagram: williamfschultz. Etsy: etsy.com/shop/willfschultz

The Calendar

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 MEN OF STEEL 4TH ANNIVERSARY 9PM Casita Del Campo, 1920 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027. The Bearded Ladies Theater Troupe & Coffee Klatsch Presents. With Will Bethencourt, Nathan Carden, Mario Diaz, Aaron Elvis James, Chris Puckett, Ron Robbins and Chad Sanders. DESERT HEAT PALM SPRINGS PRIDE WEEKEND  The Saguaro Palm Springs, 1800…

The City

LOS ANGELES 10,000 Participate In AIDS Walk LA The 34th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles attracted approximately 10,000 participants last month in Downtown Los Angeles. The walk to end AIDS by raising money for AIDS research, is a 6.2-mile fundraising that began and ended at L.A. City Hall in Grand Park. Various celebrities attended the…

The Epidemic

Seeking Volunteers Study: treatment of abdominal obesity with daily injections of tesamorelin for six months to improve cognition in HIV+ individuals. BY VICTOR MELAMED Borrego Health has two Specialty Care clinics offering a number of primary services targeted toward those in the LGBTQ+ community, as well as those in treatment for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, PrEP…