The City

LONG BEACH CITY NAMES NEW LIBRARY AFTER BILLY JEAN KING The City of Long Beach named its new main library after Long Beach native and tennis icon Billie Jean King. The new Billie Jean King Library is a 93,000 square foot building located downtown at the southwest corner of the intersection of Broadway and Pacific…

The Epidemic

New Implant On The Horizon The device could eventually offer a novel approach to HIV suppression. A matchstick-sized implant could revolutionize HIV prevention regimes after early trials suggested the device could stop at-risk people contracting the virus for up to a year at a time, new research showed last month, reports Raw Story. Unveiling their…

The Nation

HOUSE PASSES PRIDE ACT PROVIDING TAX REFUNDS TO GAY COUPLES The Pride Act, approved last month by the House, which will now head to the Senate, would amend the Internal Revenue Code to remove gender-specific references to marriage and allow couples to amend their filing status to married filing jointly for tax returns outside of…

The Profile

Remedista The many ways CBD can make a huge difference in your life. CBD is still a relatively new market and many people are confused about the products, the quality and the benefits. Thankfully, Remedista is here to guide, educate and show you the many ways CBD can make a huge difference in your life. Marina,…

The Talk

Steer Clear “You should know that we’re unafraid of bullies. Our legal department is here, it’s queer, and it’s telling you to steer clear.” —Netflix in an email last month threatening the organizers of Boston’s “Straight Pride” with legal action after they listed the streaming platform as a “prospective corporate sponsor” for their anti-LGBT+ event…

The Art

On The Inside On the Inside is a group exhibition of LGBTQ+ artists who are currently incarcerated. The artworks are made from basic materials the prisoners have access to behind bars: mostly letter-sized paper, dull pencils, ballpoint pen ink tubes, and unlikely innovations such as an asthma inhaler filled with Kool-Aid to create an air…

The Calendar

 SUNDAY, JULY 7  BROWN & OUT FEST V—THE FINAL PERFORMANCE Casa 0101, 2102 Esat 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90033. A collection of short plays celebrating the Latinx LGBTQ+ experience.” SUMMERTRAMP  410 Boyd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Summertramp: A magical Brigadoon of decadence and delight. Burning brightly from the sunny shores of DTLA.  FRIDAY, JULY 12 …

The City

Rhys Ernst, sitting L, and the cast of “Adam”  LOS ANGELES  OUTFEST: ELEVEN DAYS OF WORLD-CLASS LGBTQ FILMS The nation’s premiere LGBTQ festival, Outfest,  takes place this month at various venues throughout the city. The annual festival will open on the evening of Thursday, July 18th at the Orpheum Theater with Rachel Mason’s intimate and…

The Profile

Metropolitan Animal Special Hospital Gay veterinarian Dr. Adam Strom, DVM, MS, DACVS, on what it’s like to be a surgeon at a cutting-edge and specialized animal hospital. Metropolitan Animal Special Hospital (MASH), located on 6565 Santa Monica Blvd., in the heart of Hollywood, is a 24-hour specialty and emergency animal hospital that offers veterinary surgery,…

The Nation

Pulse Nightclub Designated A National Memorial  On the third anniversary of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida lawmakers have proposed plans to designate the nightclub a national memorial. U.S. Reps. Darren Soto and Stephanie Murphy, both from Central Florida, announced their plan to declare Pulse a federal landmark at a service in…

The Talk

RIGHT NOW “We do not talk enough about trans Americans, especially African-American trans Americans and the incredibly high rates of murder right now.” —Presidential candidate Cory Booker during the first televised Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle, last month. Not Going “I’m not going to the fucking White House.” —Professional soccer player, Olympic…

The Transaction

Blocking The BAN House votes to block funding for Trump’s trans military ban. BY VICTOR MELAMED The House voted last month to block the Pentagon’s new transgender troop policy, taking a swipe at President Donald Trump’s move to ban transgender service in the military, reports Politico. During debate on a $1 trillion spending package, lawmakers voted…

The Art

IAN O’PHELAN Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Ian O’Phelan graduated from the University of Cincinnati, where he pursued a Frankenstein curriculum of fine art and graphic design classes. O’Phelan currently lives and works in Los Angeles.  Contact info: www.anophelan.com, IG @ianophelan, https://society6.com/ianophelan