Egypt: After 60 People Arrested, Homophobic Purge Continues

(Photo: Hamed Sinno, Lead Singer Of Mashrou Leila) Egypt’s media has been banned from mentioning the gay community as a homophobic purge continues, with an official pronouncement referring to homosexuality as a “sickness,” reports Pink News at http://www.pinknews.co.uk. A crackdown began in Egypt last month after a rainbow flag was waved at a concert by the Lebanese band Mashrou…

Oh Snap! Little Richard No Longer Gay! Cough

Little Richard, who has previously said he was gay, now condemns homosexuality, reports www.lgbtqnation.com. The “Tutti Frutti” singer sat down with the 3ABN, a Christian TV and radio network, a month ago, and condemned “unnatural affection.” Here’s a quote: “Anybody come in show business, they’re going to say you’re gay. Are you straight? Are you…

Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Dead At 66

Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the Heartbreakers, was rushed to the hospital Sunday night after he was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest law enforcement sources told TMZ. EMTs were able to find a pulse when they found him, but TMZ reported that the hospital found…

Locali West Hollywood

Healthy, fresh and ready-made food in a friendly, quick-service environment. BY VICTOR MELAMED If 7-Eleven and Whole Foods had a love child, Locali would be it. We make eating healthy convenient. Locali provides a nonjudgmental bridge to a healthier lifestyle,” states Locali’s co-founder and CEO Melissa Rosen. Locali was created to provide consumers access to…

The Passing Of An Icon

Marriage equality pioneer Edith “Edie” Windsor dies, age 88. BY ORLY LYONNE Gay rights pioneer Edith Windsor, whose lawsuit against the federal government helped pave the way for same-sex marriage nationwide, died last month at 88. Windsor is survived by her wife, Judith Kasen-Windsor, whom she married last year. “I lost my beloved spouse, Edie,…

The City

VENICE Gay Bar ROOSTERFISH To Reopen The popular gay bar Roosterfish is reopening by the end of this year. The bar, located at Abbot Kinney in Venice, closed last May after serving the gay community in the Westside for 37 years. According to Grant Turck, president and founder of Venice Pride, the closing of Roosterfish…

The Epidemic

HIV Breakthrough New antibody attacks 99% of strains. Human trials will start in 2018. BY VICTOR MELAMED Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates, reports bbc.com. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus—making it harder for HIV to resist its effects.…

The State

Oakland Center, RIP Bubbles, Equality Vodka, California legislature.  Oakland’s first-ever multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-gender, and intergenerational LGBTQ Community Center opened last month just days before the annual Oakland Pride parade and festival. The non-profit organization is located at 3207 Lakeshore Ave., in Oakland. For more information visit www.oaklandlgbtqcenter.org. LGBT disc jockey, activist, artist and performer Anthony…