The Spread

JC Mounduix PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM AGE: 25. HOMETOWN: Miami. SELF IDENTIFY AS: Gay. CURRENT AND PAST OCCUPATIONS: Event production, dancer, some modeling gigs. CHILDHOOD CRUSH: I was never sexual at all while I was a child. (I know, weird). RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single. PET PEEVE: People who aren’t humble. HOBBIES: Different things. Always something new.…

The State

Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur Pushing Forward Legislators and advocates meet at Equality California’s Fair Share for Equality event. BY VICTOR MELAMED Equality California held its fourth annual Fair Share for Equality event last month at the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood. The program, with close to 400 attendees, included TED-style presentations from LGBTQ community…

The Talk

Most Trusted “From now on, HIV status data will be isolated from the rest of the information that we have, so that it’s inaccessible to even our most trusted partners who we work with every day.”  —Jack Harrison-Quintana, vice president of Social Impact at Grindr, in a video on Grindr.com last month, after BuzzFeed reported…

The Transaction

(L-R) April Saravia, Leslie Monroy, Marianna Marroquin, Lori L Jean. Photo by Paulo Murillo. Trans Wellness Center  Providing hormone therapy, transition resources, occupational training, housing and legal services and more. BY PAULO MURILLO Transgender and non-binary people will now get comprehensive services and support under one roof at the nation’s first-of-its-kind Trans Wellness Center (TWC),…

The Art

Franco Americano Exaggerated forms posed within a dark and dreamy realm, translating each person’s inner landscape. Los Angeles based artist Franco Americano  a self-taught artist, has exhibited in the US and abroad including shows in Barcelona, Spain and Paris, France. United States exhibitions include New York, Colorado, San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles.  His work…

The City

LOS ANGELES Supporting March For Our Lives  Tens of thousands of people gathered in Downtown Los Angeles for the March for Our Lives demonstration to call to action an end to gun violence. Among the thousands in attendance were members from the LGBT community who let their presence known with rainbow flags and sassy gay…

The Epidemic

DISRUPTING HIV The goal is to force the virus to be expressed so it is visible to the immune system. BY ORLY LYONNE New research published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation suggests that an epigenetic mechanism that controls gene expression may draw HIV out of hiding and make it vulnerable to antiretroviral therapy (ART), reports…

The Event

CUB SCOUT At The Eagle Cub Scout celebrated last month the “Queens of the Jungle” at The Eagle LA with special guests Meatball, Tony Berrow & Cassandra joining Lady Bear & Sarah Problem. Music by: Chris Bowen and Victor Rodriguez.

The State

Consumer Fraud Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) has authored a bill that would brand so-called gay conversion therapy as fraud under the state’s consumer protection laws. A bill has been introduced in California which would see practitioners of debunked gay “cure” therapies prosecuted for fraud, reports Pink News. Performing gay cure therapy on minors is already is…

The Talk

The Numbers “Think about how many black people there are in Hollywood. It’s a nice little number, especially, we’re growing now… Think about how many out gay black people there are in Hollywood. You can count them on one or two hands. The numbers don’t add up.”  —Writer and actress Lena Waithe, last month on…

The Transaction

New Trans Troop Ban Rep. Ted Lieu, D-California: “No evidence a trans sniper is less accurate or a trans pilot is less effective.” BY ORLY LYONNE President Trump released an order last month banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under “limited circumstances,” following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from…

The City

PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM   LOS ANGELES Precinct Co-Owner Thor Stephens Passes Away Thor Stephens, Precinct DTLA bar co-owner and co-producer of DTLA PROUD Fest, passed away last month. “The cause of his death is not yet known, but if there is any solace to be taken, it is that he at least appears to…

The Event

Best Claw Ever Dozens of parties, kink, fetish, BDSM and much more. Expect your life to change.   Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend (CLAW), the national leather charity, takes place next month, April 26-29, 2018. This year, states President and Executive Director Bob Miller, will be the “best CLAW ever, with more than 225 events and exhibitors included with…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

Naughty pastor caught with naked man in car tied up   with a nylon rope: “I was counseling a young man with a drug problem.” Bottom’s Up Two headlines caught my eye as I was researching important LGBT legal and political news for your benefit, dear FIGHT readers. First, from Newsweek: “Drinking Alcohol Tied to…

The Share

ONE DAY At A TIME We asked a few local clean and sober folks, with various lengths of continuous sobriety, what inspires them to stay the course of recovery today.   THROUGH THEIR EYES “What keeps me sober today is finally having self-worth and being able to self-sustain, which I never had before I got…