TONIGHT: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Star’s Emotional Connection to the Pulse Nightclub Massacre

  Cynthia Lee Fontaine  tells contestants that she was initially scheduled to perform at the club that night. James Michael Nichols at The Huffington Post reports: Tonight’s episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” features an moving discussion about an event that hits close to home for anybody who identifies as LGBTQ: the mass shooting that took place at…

The Good Fight

Dining Out For Life Returns to Los Angeles on Thursday, April 27. BY ORLY LYNNE APLA Health is excited to announce the return of Dining Out For Life to Los Angeles on Thursday, April 27. The fundraiser features a diverse roster of restaurants throughout the city, which will donate a portion of their day’s receipts…

Easter In The Desert

INNdulge kicks off spring with their annual Easter Bonnet Brunch. BY JAMES BOOTH Now through May is the high season in Palm Springs, with temperatures averaging in the 80s, but it’s not only the lovely blue skies that attracts gay visitors. The vintage resort town with its midcentury-modern architecture is more refined than Vegas, yet more…

Here. There. Everywhere.

  The Los Angeles LGBT Center presents CineArte, the 4th annual arts festival of the queer Latinx community. Curated by Ruben Esparza, the work presented in “Here. There. Everywhere.” varies from formal paintings and drawings, to photography, to experimental work, including soft sculpture, impromptu performance, and culture mash-ups, all from the Queer Latinx perspective. The…

Human Rights

Joe Kennedy, grandson of former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. “Bobby” Kennedy, to chair house transgender equality task force. BY ORLY LYONNE Congressman Joe Kennedy III  took over as Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus’s bipartisan Transgender Equality Task Force (TETF ) last month. The Task Force officially relaunched with a focus on restoring…

The Making Of A Community

You’re on the list… All you have to do is show up, and jump in. BY AARON STELLA On March 2nd 2017, The Huffington Post published an article titled The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness. It quickly went viral on social media and got everyone talking about gay loneliness as depicted by the article’s author, Michael…

A Place Called Home

Construction begins on LA LGBT Center’s multi-generational Anita May Rosenstein Campus. BY PAULO MURILLO The Los Angeles LGBT Center hosted a groundbreaking ceremony last month to start construction of The Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus—a comprehensive multi-generational services and affordable housing project. The ceremony was attended by LA Center officials, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti,…

RIP Walt Cessna

Walt Cessna, a queer artist, writer, and photographer who’s been active since the 90s, died last month at 53. The cause of death is not yet known. Cessna was was a vibrant force in New York City’s art scene for decades. In a Queerty profile from 2012, writer John Russell described him as: “a teenage…

Spin Control

Catch DJ Dan Slater at White Party Palm Springs next month. BY VICTOR MELAMED  |  PHOTO BY FERNANDO BARRAZA White Party headliner Australian born Dan Slater, 34, started his career path as a dancer and a model, however he was always drawn to the exciting life of playing recorded music at a club or party.…

Win From Within

My-King Johnson is the first-ever openly gay FBS scholarship player. BY VICTOR MELAMED My-King Johnson, a highly recruited defensive lineman from Tempe, Ariz., who has committed to play for the University of Arizona this fall, has come out publicly as gay. When he enrolls at the school in Tuscon, he will be the first openly…

The City

MAN ARRESTED FOR VANDALIZING CENTER Damario Brown, 23, from Leimert Park in South Los Angeles, was sentenced to 36 months probation and nine days in jail after pleading guilty to the hate speech graffiti he spray painted at one of the L.A. LGBT Centers facilities early February.On February 9, Brown wrote “Fuck Trannies” and other…

The Desert

Heaven Is A Place On Earth Belinda Carlisle to perform at Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs: the world’s hottest gay weekend of non-stop dance parties. BY PAULO MURILLO Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs heats up the desert valley May 5-8, 2017 bringing revelers innovative new parties, and extraordinary experiences, including totally redesigned Day Club…

The Event

Brokebear Mountain On St. Patrick’s Day Presented by Mr. LA Leather Bear 2015, Sir Frank Cavallo—BrokeBEAR Mountain “Save A Horse…Ride A Bear” took place at The Eagle LA last month with an incredible performance by Sean W Galuszka and the Country Bear Jamboree (David Eccles and Dennis James Willis). PHOTOS BY ROBERT GREEN, MOTORBOOT PHOTOGRAPHY