The Makeup Man [cover feature]

  Makeup artist Anthony Gordon on creating things last minute, polyamorous relationships and heteronormative models. BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Grandson of actor/stuntman Jack Gordon and son of Emmy winner Stan Gordon, makeup artist Anthony Gordon, 54, grew up on the movie lots of Hollywood. Gordon began his career in the Los Angeles…

Changing The Face Of Pride

Ryan Cassata The DTLA Proud Festival takes place this month on August 26 and 27—once again at Pershing Square—from 12pm-10pm. BY ORLY LYNNE Last year a grassroots group of local residents, business owners, community leaders and queer nightlife producers came together to form DTL A Proud. “We were born from the idea that together we could…

Fighting for Visibility

Black gay men are more than what you see on television. BY TIM PULLIAM Recently, I traveled to Puerto Rico with a group of eight gay and bisexual men. Some of them I knew well, the others I had either just met or knew in passing. The trip was a celebration for a friend turning…

Get A Clue

See the 1985 cult classic Clue, outdoors at the iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Friday, August 11, benefiting the LA LGBT Center. BY ORLY LYONNE Lesley Ann Warren has never seen a movie in a cemetery before. That will change on Friday, August 11 when the Golden Globe Award-winning actress takes part in the screening of…

Kicking Balls

Will Hackner’s inclusive Varsity Gay League turns ten. BY LARRY BUHL  |  PHOTOS BY GILLIAN PERRY It was a balmy Wednesday evening when I dropped in on the Varsity Gay League’s (VGL) kickball scrimmage in Poinsettia Park in West Hollywood. The middle school memories were just flooding back—similar rules as baseball, a large ball that…

Paperback Writer

In addition to being forbidden fruit, these books also marked a period in time that was finite: the golden era of narrative porn.  BY VICTOR MELAMED In a recent profile in Rolling Stone publisher and film scholar Maitland McDonagh explained why she launched 120 Days Books, a press dedicated to republishing unjustly forgotten gay adults-only…

Ventura County Pride

Live entertainment with Lady Bunny as emcee, over 60 vendors, food trucks, beer, wine, and more! Ventura County Beachside Pride Festival, taking place Friday–Sunday, August 18-20, 2017, is a weekend-long event that celebrates the LGBT community, supporters, and allies in Ventura County. Friday–Sunday, August 18-20, a weekend-long event celebrating the LGBT community Friday, August 18:…

The Art

Screenprints, Performance Art, Zines LGBTQ art in Los Angeles. MeArt  Using online social media as source material, Morris Eaddy (MeArt) creates portraits that become graphics of the male form. Influenced by a street art aesthetic, MeArt illustrates glimpses of burly men in everyday life resulting in screen prints, stickers, stencils, wheat pastes and t-shirts. See more at: meart.tictail.com. TheMegoMan…

The City

Arriving at Gold Coast’s Red Dress Party in WeHo.  LOS ANGELES RESIST MARCH FOUNDER MAY RUN FOR OFFICE Brian Pendleton, the gay philanthropist who spearheaded LA Pride’s ResistMarch, may be considering a run for California State Treasurer, reports WEHOville’s gaylifela.com. Chad Goldman, Pendleton’s friend and former partner, has reached out to people asking if they…

The Event

San Diego PRIDE Close to 300,000 people attended the parade and festival. This year’s Pride theme was “Allied in Action: United for Justice.” Last month’s San Diego Pride saw a significant increase in both parade and festival attendance this year. Over 230,000 people witnessed 253 contingents marching in celebration. The Festival amassed over 50,000 attendees. This…

The Music

Ti Amo Inspired by a “pre-Berlusconi” Italy in vibe and song titles, Phoenix’s 6th album is brimming with a very retro, Italo-disco flavor and an effervescent yacht rock vibe. BY PAUL V. VITAGLIANO Not only do the French have a handsome new president, they also have a band that scores super good vibes during summer…

The Profile

National Hardwood Flooring Four years ago we began advertising in LGBT magazines—and we were pleased to see our business flourished.  In 1975 Omer Katzir, the owner of National Hardwood Flooring, installed hardwood flooring. Then he moved into total home design and opened a retail showroom. In 1990 he saw that the industry was moving toward hardwood flooring and…

The Spread

Corey Saucier    PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM AGE: 40 HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, Ensenada, and Bay St. Louise, Mississippi (we moved a lot). SELF IDENTIFY AS: Cis, queer, bottom. CURRENT AND PAST OCCUPATIONS: I don’t believe in work. CHILDHOOD CRUSH: River Phoenix RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single PET PEEVE: The continued destruction and subjugation of black bodies, and…

The Talk

I Thank Him “My sexual orientation once again came into question this week when a prominent gay man used an awards acceptance speech to ‘out’ me. While he did not mention me by name, the explicit details of his reference made it easy for the public and media to connect the dots. While it is…

The Femme Four

A gay street gang from Little Rock, Arkansas, “The House of Avalon” is redefining party life and fashion in L.A. BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Performance artists, event planners and fashion queens “The House of Avalon” have taken Los Angeles by storm, throwing fabulous queer parties throughout the the city (the next…

Artists To Watch

  Local artists to look out for in 2017. The first in an ongoing series promoting local queer art. DAVIS MALLORY Singer-Songwriter, DJ, Actor Davis Mallory from MTV’s The Real World is gearing up to get Loud this spring with the release of the title track from his upcoming album. Cowritten with Mitchell Rose and…