Angels Of Bread

Showcasing the gay latino political and sexual experience through provocative imagery, Leo Herrera helps fuel the resistance against racism and homophobia. BY VICTOR MELAMED Imagine the “Angels of Bread” is a visual exploration, by artist and activist Leo Herrera, of the experiences of gay Latino men. The exhibit is comprised of eight pieces that explore…

Pushing The Envelope

Bad Dragon’s body safe, unique fantasy toys are made by good people with positivity towards their clients’ wants and needs as individuals. BY VICTOR MELAMED Bad Dragon came about when our CEO, who was attending university in Scotland for electrical engineering, decided on a whim to grab some sculpting clay and take up a new…

The Halal Guys

Now open in West Hollywood. Get your gyro on! BY ORLY LYONNE From humble beginnings as a New York city hot dog cart to a world-renowned international restaurant chain, The Halal Guys has finally made it to West Hollywood! “We are so excited to be here and we look forward to serving WeHo’s diverse community,”…

Locali West Hollywood

Healthy, fresh and ready-made food in a friendly, quick-service environment. BY VICTOR MELAMED If 7-Eleven and Whole Foods had a love child, Locali would be it. We make eating healthy convenient. Locali provides a nonjudgmental bridge to a healthier lifestyle,” states Locali’s co-founder and CEO Melissa Rosen. Locali was created to provide consumers access to…

Mars Creations

An interview with owner and artist Marsha Robinson of Mars Creations in Palm Springs.  BY ROXIE PERKINS Tell us about yourself. My name’s Marsha Robinson, I own Mars Creations and I’m an artist and a political activist. I ended up in Palm Springs 20 years ago and started Mars Creations—and I believe I’m the only…

Palm Springs Pride

  Missing Persons The free pride festival takes place next month on November 3-5, featuring Missing Persons, The Gand Band, GayC/DC, Mama Tits and others. BY VICTOR MELAMED The organizers of Greater Palm Springs Pride have announced the entertainment line-up for Pride 2017, Viva la Vida, to celebrate diversity, equality and peacefully resist hate. This…

To 3 Or Not To Three

If You’re Thinking Of “Adopting” Seek Knowledge From Leather Mentors And Navigate These Waters Safely. BY SEAN WOLF GALUSZKA  They bought me a vacuum cleaner for Christmas. I said I loved it. I said I loved it for many reasons, none of which had to do with my fondness for vacuuming. My partner and his…

The Art

LGBTQ Art In L.A. Personal and cultural narratives, meditative practices. KOLBE ROPER Kolbe Roper uses touchstones in common vernacular of queer subgroups, creating works that play with the ideas of culture, histories, and how they are being presented or forgotten in todays societies. Changing the covers of magazines or manipulating layers of an image speaks to…

The City

VENICE Gay Bar ROOSTERFISH To Reopen The popular gay bar Roosterfish is reopening by the end of this year. The bar, located at Abbot Kinney in Venice, closed last May after serving the gay community in the Westside for 37 years. According to Grant Turck, president and founder of Venice Pride, the closing of Roosterfish…

The State

Oakland Center, RIP Bubbles, Equality Vodka, California legislature.  Oakland’s first-ever multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-gender, and intergenerational LGBTQ Community Center opened last month just days before the annual Oakland Pride parade and festival. The non-profit organization is located at 3207 Lakeshore Ave., in Oakland. For more information visit www.oaklandlgbtqcenter.org. LGBT disc jockey, activist, artist and performer Anthony…

The Talk

Start Demanding “Why are there not more LGBTQ pop stars? You support Beyoncé, Madonna, everyone else, but we’re not lifting up our own. Music companies, TV executives — are not going to lift us up until we start demanding that.” —Reality star, television host and LGBTQ activist Karamo Brown in an interview last month with The…

The Transaction

Beyond Gender A journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. BY ORLY LYONNE Finding Kim,” an honest, intimate and inspiring documentary that follows three years of a transgender man’s journey as he transitions from female to male, has made its debut on digital platforms. The groundbreaking film showcases the incredible and honest story of a truly remarkable individual…

PROUD Movie Night. September 23, 2017 @ 5:30pm – 10:00pm. Grand Park, 200 N Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012. FREE!

Grand Park continues its series of intimate events that invite the Los Angeles LGBTQ and ally community to celebrate and connect with each other with Grand Park + Outfest Present PROUD Movie Night. Developed in collaboration with a coalition of partners and partner organizations to reflect the diverse interests and experiences of the LGBTQ Angeleno…