Be The Change

Queer, feminist, activist, musician Madame Gandhi on misogynist rappers, inclusive diversity and inducing the vibration of your own humanity. BY ROXIE PERKINS  |  PHOTO BY WENDY FIGUEROA Madame Gandhi, headline performer at this month’s Palm Springs Pride festival, is the music and activism project helmed by drummer and Harvard graduate, Kiran Gandhi.  Gandhi rose to fame…

Fashion As Activism

Featuring non traditional models, a powerfully clear message of diversity inclusion. BY SEAN GALUSZKA History was made last month when queer designer Nik Kacy brought the first ever LGBTQ+-focused, Equality Fashion Week to Los Angeles. Kicking off with a Rooftop Runway Show (Carmen Carrera  hosted) at  the trendy and beautifully, newly renovated Montrose Hotel, cutting edge…

Fired Up!

The 2019 Australian Firefighters Calendars have just been revealed. A publishing staple since 1993, the calendar features members of the Australia’s Urban, Rural, Aviation, Armed Forces and Corporate fire-fighting services, reports Gay Star News. Proceeds from the calendars go to a range of causes, all benefiting animal charities. For more info: www.australianfirefighterscalendar.com.

A Forever Home

Celebrity photographer Mike Ruiz presents the Bullies And Biceps 2019 calendar. Benefitting New York Bully Crew Pet Rescue. BY VICTOR MELAMED Everyone loves photos of adorable pit bull pups. So what happens when you pair the cutest pooches on earth—who just happen to be in need of forever homes—with beautiful, hunky men? The year’s most buzzed-about…

In Loving Memory

Beloved artist and photographer Isauro Cairo passed away last month. Cairo had been paralyzed from a fall less than two years ago, and faced a new life in a wheelchair and a new home in Phoenix away from his beloved NYC. His strength in the face of disability served as the ultimate inspiration to so…

Models Of Pride

The world’s largest free conference of its kind, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s “Models of Pride” offered a full day of life-enriching programming.  BY VICTOR MELAMED Held for the first time at the California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) campus, more than 1,500 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth (LGBTQ) and their allies…

We’re Here, We’re BI, Get Used To It

Whether it’s pausing before making an assumption, accepting bi people’s identities as they describe them, or holding a broader view of what it means to be queer, embracing bisexuals and their place in the LGBTQ world will only make our community stronger.  BY SYD PETERSON PHOTOS BY JON VISCOTT, COURTESY OF THE CITY OF WEST…

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 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 Event

Harmonia! A Queer Harvest Bash PHOTOS BY GREY CROUCH The Faultline graciously hosted a fundraiser—Harmonia—A Harvest Party to Save Cuties Coffee—last month. Sponsors included Ostbahnhof, Femme Domme Fatale, THE FIGHT, Goodbye and Sex Workers Outreach Project LA. Please support Cuties, LA’s only LGBTQIA+ coffee shop. Visit: www.patreon.com/cutiescoffee Evita: Pleasure Palace PHOTOS BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Back…

The Music

That GLORIOUS Voice Singer-songwriter John Grant’s fourth album Love Is Magic: dipping his toes much more in the kaleidoscopic synth pool. BY PAUL V. VITAGLIANO The first time I heard John Grant’s voice on a song called Marz on his debut album back in 2010, I literally had goosebumps and a warm tingle enveloping my entire…

The Talk

Laid There “I laid there and prayed for death.” —Stormy Daniels on having sex with Donald Trump, on Jimmy Kimmel Live in an interview for her new book Full Disclosure, last month. The Fight “I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is…

Andro Forward

Dapper Boi—a gender neutral, everyday clothing line for androgynous women and men of all body types.  Started by wives Vicky and Charisse Pasche, Dapper Boi’s goal is to make people feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. So they offered stylish, comfortable, and functional everyday clothing in a wide range ofmsizes. Successfully launched on Kickstarter in 2015, growing in popularity with their groundbreaking and inclusive fashions, Vicky and Charisse have since developed a wide array of everyday products such as button-ups, swimwear, bomber jackets, and…

Express Yourself

Musician, model Christian Jaymes: “Your dream is one day away. Don’t fail the daily test.” BY GREY CROUCH ChristianJaymes, 26, came to Los Angeles two years ago to “pursue music, modeling and establish my influence.” With flowing long hair, perfectly curated brows and a smile that lights up the LA Public Library, Jaymes is on the…

Got To Vote

Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence urge you to to register and vote on November 6. This ‘Got To Vote’ photo series came out of frustration with the current state of the country,” the Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence tell THE FIGHT. “The goal is to use imagery and our humor as a tool to…