Better Sex

“I am happy I had the surgery, the results have been incredible. The implant is easy to use, not noticeable, and sex has been fantastic.” BY VICTOR MELAMED Joshua R Gonzalez, MD, an L.A. based fellowship-trained urologic surgeon specializing in men’s health, treats men dealing with erectile dysfunction (ED). “There are solutions for ED.  And…

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…

Attacking Our Community’s Youth

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s statement on President Trump’s rollback of protections for transgender students. BY ORLY LYONNE In response to the Trump administration’s rollback of Title IX protections for transgender students, Los Angeles LGBT Center Director of Public Policy & Community Building Dave Garcia issued the following statement: “… The Trump administration levied an attack…

Let’s Talk About Sex

“I think the most common misconception about erectile dysfunction (ED) is that it’s all in your head and that’s just totally untrue.” An interview with urologic surgeon Joshua R Gonzalez, MD. BY JOE FARAGHER Joshua R Gonzalez, MD, is an L.A. based fellowship-trained urologic surgeon specializing in men’s health, erectile dysfunction, hormonal management, and female…

Live Your Truth

Apparent HRC ad on Grindr targets CPAC attendees. BY ORLY LYNNE Men using Grindr at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last month may have seen a geo-specific ad purchased by HRC, reports Alex Bollinger at lgbtqnation.com The CPAC is a large annual conference for conservatives held in the Washington, DC, suburb of Oxon Hill,…

The Uncomfortable Truth Of Milo Yiannopoulos

  Milo’s acknowledgment of sexual encounters with adult men when he was a teenager was a bridge too far for his friends and foes alike. BY BRENDEN SHUCART I come not to praise Milo Yiannopoulos but to bury him. After a violent clash with protestors at Berkeley, the self-proclaimed “free speech advocate” and darling of the…

San Diego Leather Pride

New producers promise: harder, deeper, longer. San Diego Leather Pride Weekend is ready to blow your mind! New owners and producers AJ Turner and Buster Adams invite you to five event-filled days March 15-19, 2017 in San Diego. We’re not sure you can take it all, but want to see you try!! Friday after Opening Ceremonies and the…

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…

TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN: Mr. LA Leather Bear Daniel Soto on his Win and Getting Involved

The Mr. LA Leather Bear Contest, which took place last month at Eagle LA, celebrated the amazing title year of Mr. L.A. Leather Bear 2016,  David Cosio and included raffles, entertainment, hot bear studs strutting the stage and more! THE FIGHT talked with the new titleholder, Daniel Soto. (PHOTOS BY ROBERT GREEN, MOTORBOOT PHOTOGRAPHY) What inspired you to compete for Mr. LA…