Noga Yechieli Wind & Joshua Rivas: “Red and Boiling”

Noga Yechieli Wind and Joshua Rivas sit down with The FIGHT’s Grey Crouch to discuss Red and Boiling, a monologue-style theatre piece transcribed, directed and performed by the acting duo. The production features stories on “life after coming out” through the lens of queer womyn, non-binary folks, and individuals around the world.  The barrier-smashing performance…

The Art

DAVID MARVEL A self-taught painter from the east coast, Palm Springs artist David Marvel focuses on exploring new and empowered representations of trans and gender non-conforming people in his life, creating visually inclusive portrayals outside of the borders of traditional social convention. His work celebrates the subject’s strength and raw beauty, as well as their vulnerability…

The Big Dill

FINDING HOME Pickle chats with comedian, writer, actor, Solomon Georgio about breaking into stand-up comedy, Spongebob Squarepants and sad white people. Solomon Georgio drew his own pornography. That is to say, he is quite creative. He was obsessed with comic books as a child and wanted to be a cartoonist. Then, “puberty happened,” and he…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD SHOCK, DISBELIEF OVER DEATH OF CHARLES KINSLEY The West Hollywood community was in shock last month after learning of the death of Charles Kinsley, a man widely known for his lengthy bartending gig at Mother Lode in the heart of WeHo’s Boystown. Kinsley has been a fixture in the city of West Hollywood…

The Nation

CHEADLE STANDS UP FOR TRANS CHILDREN Don Cheadle used his time in the Saturday Night Live spotlight last month to offer support to transgender children—and a dig at President Donald Trump.The Oscar-nominated actor, 54, hosted the long-running comedy show this weekend and wore a shirt with the words “Protect Trans Kids” emblazoned across the front…

The Talk

That Poisons “You know what it’s like, Ellen… You know what it’s like to grow up and internalize homophobia and live with that shame and how much that poisons you.” —Actress Ellen Page on Ellen DeGeneres’ show, last month. DeGeneres has been criticized recently for being too forgiving of homophobia. No Place “Hate has no…

DARKER ELEMENTS

Dragula’s Israel Zamora on coming out, his work on television and the process of creation. BY VICTOR MELAMED  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Dancer, actor, model and jewelry designer Israel Zamora reveals, in an interview with THE FIGHT, that people may be surprised to know that behind his beefy hunky masculine demeanor he is “really…

Adventures Of The Heart

“We were letting the ideal of staying together take precedence over our personal growth and happiness as individuals.” BY LEON FOX When my husband and I started dating, we agreed that we didn’t want a heteronormative relationship with standards and values that didn’t fit our needs. So we chose to enter into a dynamic relationship…

ELECTRIC SOUL

Helix Model Joey Mills will be in Santa Monica next month to present his coming-of-age novel that chronicles his life before he was famous.  BY JOHN STEIN Written by  Taylor Saracen and being released through 13 Red Media, Electric Soul introduces readers to teenage Joey Mills. He is reckless, brazen and unapologetically outspoken, who—for reasons…

Sustaining Your Relationship

Healthy relationships help us experience ourselves more fully, integrating all the various parts of who we are. BY JAMES GUAY, LMFT Relationships are potent forces that bring out our best and worst selves. They challenge us to face our wounds and inspire us to heal. Our earliest relationships with peers and caregivers model what’s possible…

The Art

DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Dusti Cunningham is a Los Angeles based photographer who grew up in a very clean single-wide trailer home in rural Kansas. He didn’t own a television so he watched tornadoes. None of his dogs were ever named Toto. Dolly Parton and his mother were his heroes, they both wore wigs. Dusti got his…

The Big Dill

BEING CHESTER Pickle breaks bread with internet personality, actor, singer, dancer and musician Chester Lockhart at Paley Hollywood. BY PICKLE Chester Lockhart’s ears shimmer. I mean that literally. When we settled in to our booth at the beautiful Paley in Hollywood, I couldn’t help but notice that his ears almost seemed as if they were…