Living Your Truth

An exploration in search of one’s  authentic self, Trade is one of the first feature films to introduce gay and transgender sex scenes on the big screen. Trade, written and directed by Trae Briers, is a story inspired by real life events from the life of Christopher “Chris” Bryant, sibling of producer, Rubin Bryant. Chris has…

Palm Springs Pride

 November 1-3 in downtown Palm Springs: The wildly popular festival returns to Arenas Rd and Palm Canyon Drive with a multitude of performers and events. TLC, Heather Small, Kristine W and Maxine Nightingale top the lineup of the 2019 Palm Springs Pride Festival. The festival will take place November 1-3 in downtown Palm Springs on Arenas…

To T, Or Not To T

D’Lo, the acclaimed queer/transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American actor/writer/comedian, on his new solo show, opening this month. BY MARK ARIEL The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has announced the LA premiere of a new solo show, To T, or Not to T, written and performed by D’Lo, the acclaimed queer/transgender Tamil-Sri Lankan-American…

The Art

XAVIER HAMEL Fascinated by the macabre, the avant-garde, the surreal & villainous, Xavier Hamel is an emergent film director from Montréal, Quebec. Meditative works of darkest symbolism & examined morality, questioned narrative & reconciled duality, his films explore anarchy & fear, lust & death, love & salvaged redemption, all in equal measure. His work has…

The Bay

SFPD ISSUES LGBTQ APOLOGY 53 years after the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots San Francisco Police Chief William Scott issued an apology for the SFPD’s history of harassment and brutality toward LGBTQ individuals—such as the indiscriminate assault of Gay men in the Castro and arresting Trans women for wearing feminine clothing. “Unless the wrongs of the past…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD  ED BUCK ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH DEATH OF GEMMEL MOORE Former Democratic donor and West Hollywood resident Ed Buck, was arrested last month. It took a third overdose at his West Hollywood apartment for officials to finally slap him with overdue charges. The Los Angeles Times reports that the former LGBTQ political activist was…

The Talk

BE CLEAR “Just to be clear, LGBTQ media plays an increasingly important role, especially at a time like this.” —Gay Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg last month, retracting earlier remarks, where he said “I can’t even read the LGBT media anymore, because it’s all, ‘he’s too gay, not gay enough, wrong kind of gay.’” Buttigieg…

Queer Eye In Japan. WATCH!

  On 1 November, Queer Eye: We’re In Japan! will premiere on Netflix. The four-episode mini-series will see the Fab Five take their unique areas of expertise – as well as their message of inclusivity and self-love – to Tokyo to give makeovers to a brand new lineup of heroes, reports Gay Times. Model, actress…

Finding Your Purpose

Derek Hawkins, SoCal Club’s Outreach Coordinator, on how his HIV status changed his life for for the better. BY MARK ARIEL “The mission and goal of SoCal Club is simple: a safe space for young gay men of color,” states Derek Hawkins, SoCal Club’s Outreach Coordinator, in an interview with THE FIGHT. Located in South…

Having Babies

HRC Fertility’s Dr. Diana Chavkin on fertility options for LGBTQ+ people. BY GREY CROUCH Dr. Diana Chavkin, is a board-certified fertility specialist who helps people build families. Having struggled with her own infertility, sheknows the value of a compassionate, transparent and effective medical team. She sees patients at HRC Fertility in West Los Angeles. In an…

Mental Health & Substance Abuse

We are much more than a diagnosis. Doing your research, finding proper treatment and enjoying your life more fully. BY JAMES GUAY, LMFT Many of us have witnessed or experienced firsthand some form of mental illness and/or addiction. While this kind of psychological and emotional pain is common enough for us to have some level…