The Share

Sobriety Checkpoint We asked these sober individuals with different lengths of sobriety time to check in and share where they currently are in their recovery.  HELP YOUTH “Before I got sober my life revolved around not getting sick. I was physically dependent on alcohol and on benzos and those give you a physical withdrawal. I…

The Spread

Max Adonis PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM AGE: 25 HOMETOWN: Tucson. SELF IDENTIFY AS: Gay and proud! CURRENT AND PAST OCCUPATIONS: Currently an adult entertainer, previously lifeguard and barista. CHILDHOOD CRUSH: Matt Dallas or the Red Power Ranger. RELATIONSHIP STATUS: SINGLE Pringle! PET PEEVE: I hate when someone’s self projecting their insecurities onto others. HOBBIES: I…

The Talk

CRYSTAL CLEAR “To be crystal clear, there is no situation or circumstance where it is OK for the innocence of children to be taken advantage of by anyone.” —Barbra Streisand, clarifying a statement she made earlier last month in an interview with the Times in the U.K., minimizing the Michael Jackson children molestation allegations, saying they were…

The Transaction

Engage In Activism PLATform: A Transgender Policy, Leadership & Advocacy Training Program Christopher Street West (CSW)—the  non-profit that produces the annual LA Pride Festival and Parade—in partnership with the Trans Wellness Center have announced the creation of PLATform: Policy, Leadership, and Advocacy Training program to support and educate the transgender and non-binary communities on how…

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…