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Grief And Recovery Three clean and sober men who recently lost friends from their sober circles on how their loss effects them. CURVE BALL The recent death of my friend Eric Danko hit me hard and it shifted my program. I realize that I need to be spiritually fit. I’m now doing 30 meetings in 30 days.…

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Galvanizing The Community Robert Gamboa, one of the producers of the sober #SIZZLE at the LA Pride Festival, on staying on track, the #ResistMarch and “Take a Sober Stand.” The way I stay sober during Pride season is I am of service. I get to be of service at a multitude of capacities. Being of service…

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Returnees In Recovery  We asked a few local clean and sober guys what it was like to get sober again and stand up as returnees in recovery after their last relapse.   WALK THROUGH SHAME I had eleven months before I relapsed. Coming back wasn’t hard for me because I knew I wanted to get sober and…

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,…

Leaving A Legacy

Stuart Timmons, gay author and LGBT historian, dies at 60. BY PAULO MURILLO Stuart Timmons, an LGBT activist, historian, journalist and author passed away last month. He was 60 years old. The cause of death appears to be due to breathing problems that led to heart failure. Timmons was best known as the author of…

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Solidarity With Women’s March An estimated 750,000 people packed the streets of downtown Los Angeles  last month in solidarity with all women for the Women’s March Los Angeles. The march was designed to unify communities, taking a stand for justice and equality for all – regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, or religion. Singer…

Taking Pride

Four community leaders resign from Christopher Street West.  BY PAULO MURILLO Turmoil from within continues to plague Christopher Street West (CSW), the non-profit organization responsible for organizing LA Pride in West Hollywood, as it now faces the New Year sans four valuable community leaders who jointly resigned as CSW board members in late December. Community…

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KeepComingBack By Paulo Murillo Jacqueline Habhab on being newly sober again, life as a transgender woman and what’s it like coming out (twice) to a Muslim family from Des Moines, Iowa. FACING FACTS Coming back and getting sober again is overwhelming. I now identify as transgender. Coming from a family that’s Muslim in Des Moines, Iowa,…