Three Dads And A Baby

A tale of patience, love, and persistence that broke new legal ground and changed the way California law defines family. BY VICTOR MELAMED Meet Ian Jenkins—he’s a doctor, living in San Diego, a specialist in hospital medicine and a professor at a major university. He’s been with his partner, Alan, for seventeen years. And they’ve…

Queer Faces & Spaces

Carlos Anthony Lopez has designed, collaborated on, or produced pieces for many of Los Angeles’ top local establishments including Bar Calo, Cafe Stella, Hotel Covell, Atrium Los Feliz, Dinette, Ostrich Farms, The Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, Gjelina Group, Laurel Hardware Group, Sawyer and Kettle Black. Winston Studios—www.Winston-studios.com—is his creative agency for interior/exterior space design,…

Private Recovery

An interview with Dr. Alexander Mason on a virtual confidential telemedicine addiction recovery program geared towards executives. BY MARK ARIEL Specialist TeleMed’s TORVAE is a completely virtual opioid addiction recovery program geared for the working professional. The program allow patients to recover from the privacy of their own homes or offices and on their schedules.…

New, Again

How can we create new hope when our world is in chaos? BY JAMES GUAY, LMFT As we enter a New Year in the midst of a worsening pandemic, how do we hold space for hope and possibilities? Our lives have been upended in 2020 and we’re still in the midst of increasing infections, deaths and…

It’s About Time

Pete Buttigieg makes history as first gay cabinet nominee Nearly a year ago in Des Moines, Pete Buttigieg hugged his husband onstage after his win in the Iowa caucuses made him the first openly LGBTQ candidate to earn delegates toward a major political party’s presidential nomination. Last month, reported USA Today, he made history again…

Dirty Movies

Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival—the “Sundance of amateur porn”—online January 30th through March 6th 2021. BY ALEJANDRO CERVANTES If you’ve ever wanted to be a porn star without the internet presence, consider submitting to the HUMP! Film Festival—it’s the Sundance of amateur porn. Multi-hyphenate media pundit, co-founder of the It Gets Better Project and creator…

And The Winner Is

Tom of Finland Foundation Awards 2020: Bruce LaBruce, Annie Sprinkle and Dan Savage. Last month Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) proudly presented awards to stellar individuals who have demonstrated their vast commitment to our community. These awards were given on the final day of ToFF’s 25th Art & Culture Festival: Plugged In, which marked both…

The Art

GLEN HANSON Whatever the medium, Glen Hanson brings his unique talent, passion  and enthusiasm to everything he creates… writing comics and TV shows, conceptualizing visual merchandise and campaigns for entertainment or corporate clients, or just capturing the likenesses of the famous and the fabulous with his signature style. www.glenhanson.com, IG @instaglenhanson

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD SEPI SHYNE FIRST LGBTQ IRANIAN WOMAN ELECTED TO OFFICE Sepi Shyne and John M. Erickson were sworn in to the city council of West Hollywood during a teleconference council meeting last month, in adherence to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Councilmember Sepi Shyne made history when she was elected to the West Hollywood…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

A staunch family values Hungarian member of the European Parliament was caught “fleeing along the gutter” to escape Brussels police during the raid of a gay orgy [which violated Belgium’s strict lockdown rules]. RAYS OF HOPE FROM SCOTUS? Last month, I spared you the recap of a lawsuit that pitted Indiana against two married women…

The Share

STAYING GRATEFUL We asked these clean and sober individuals with various lengths of recovery time how they stayed thankful through a year that gave us a pandemic, a quarantine, high unemployment rate and a nail-biting election MY FAMILY “I’m grateful I kept my sanity and peace of mind during the pandemic. I have to say…

God’s Love

A heartbreaking letter from a boy asking Santa if he supports the LGBT+ community has been drawing emotional responses online, reports Pink News. The United States Postal Service’ Operation Santa, which coordinates responses to letters addressed to Father Christmas, shared a heartbreaking message from a boy named Will. His letter reads: “Dear Santa, do you support…

Real Men, REAL Depression

Many men do not recognize, acknowledge, or seek help for their depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Successful treatments are available.  BY VICTOR MELAMED An estimated six million men in the United States have a depressive disorder-major depression, dysthymia (chronic, less severe depression), or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Although these illnesses are…

The Envelope Please

John Waters’ top 11 films of 2020. Includes a courtroom drama, an allegory about red states and blue states and a horror film about a woman who eats marbles Every fall, the Baltimore-based writer and filmmaker John Waters reveals his list of the movies he considers the year’s best in Artforum magazine, reports LGBTQ Nation…

Where Will We Go When We Go Back?

I eagerly await the day we all can skip through the gates at The Abbey, make eyes with Lance Bass at Rocco’s, or catch a show at Precinct—but when, with who, and at what bar? BY ALEJANDRO CERVANTES If one more gay bar closes you’ll find me outside its front door, mourning with flowers and…