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…

More SoCal Prides

TOM GOSS. PALM SPRINGS PRIDE. PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM San Gabriel Valley Pride Festival, Saturday, Oct. 13. Palm Springs Pride Festival, Saturday, Nov. 3—Sunday, Nov. 4. San Gabriel Valley Pride, free and open to all, takes place this month on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Pasadena’s Central Park from 11:00am to 9:30pm. The festival includes…

Sex Talk

Interview with Dr. Michael Moeller, Specialist in Erectile Dysfunction.  American Male Medical is the a leading pioneer in the field of erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and problems stemming from low testosterone. Collectively, their doctors have over 50 years of expertise. “Our doctors are specialists—we ONLY treat ED, PE, and Low T. If that’s what you have, you…

The Art

Aaron McNally Born in Arizona where he studied sculpture, drawing, painting, and mixed media at Arizona State University, Aaron McNally transplanted to California in 2014 where he now resides. Working in his studio in downtown Los Angeles, McNally approaches each work with a different set of peramiters than the last. This results in unique works…

The City

Sparro (L), Lennox YUCCA VALLEY SINGER SAM SPARRO, DJ ZION LENNOX GET HITCHED Australian singer-songwriter Sam Sparro best known for his 2008 single Black and Gold, married partner Zion Lennox last month in a California desert ceremony, reports NewNowNext. Lennox, a DJ, shared an photo on Instagram writing, “So excited to be marrying the love…

The Home

COIT Clean The best cleaning services backed by the industry’s strongest 100%-satisfaction guarantee. Since 1950, COIT has been trusted by homeowners and business managers to care for all of their specialized cleaning needs. Known for being the first to offer a full satisfaction guarantee, they have held this founding principle to this day.  Serving more…

The Talk

I Miss “What’d I miss?” —Disney star Josie Totah making a humorous reference to her recent absence from social media, upon sharing her first Instagram photo since coming out as transgender in August. The Day “I can’t wait for the day we all can live without feeling like we’re different and excluded. A time where…

The Transaction

Karl Cruz It’s About Time  A high school in California elects its first trans homecoming queen. A school district in Chula Vista, California has named its first ever transgender homecoming queen, reported NewNowNext. Sweetwater Union High School students voted for Karl Cruz, 18, to wear the crown, and then roared with applause when her name was…

The Crown Jewel

Jewel Thais-Williams, founder of the legendary Jewel’s Catch One Disco, on activism, life in sobriety and her holistic care organization. BY PICKLE  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM In the early 70s, a young Jewel Thais-Williams purchased the Diana Club on Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles and, against resistance and all odds, transformed the space into the…

Bitch Please

A no holds barred expression of queer identity and a yearning for solace in a world on the brink. BY KIAN KAMATAKI Bitch Please was formed during the last gay gasps of San Francisco’s freak culture before the tech belch blew up and swallowed the scene whole. Broke, distressed and disillusioned, Bretchen Towers and Jacob…

Late Bloomer

LA-based queer rapper Big Dipper on body positivity, recovery and his new album. BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY RAKEEM CUNNINGHAM Everyday is an uphill battle… I’m a white person making hip hop and rap music. I’m a queer person fighting to cut through a predominantly heteronormative industry. I’m a fat person sexualizing my body. These…

The Joy Of Being Queer

To define LGBTQ lives solely by our hardships is to be blind to the joys and advantages of queerness. BY SYD PETERSON I don’t think being gay is a choice. But if it were, I’d choose it.  Messaging about LGBTQ people has evolved a lot in the past 15 years. About thirty ballot measures, a…