Gay Dance Artist Ari Gold Has Died At Age 47. RIP

(Ari Gold, on the cover of THE FIGHT, July 2012) According to reports, New York City-based dance artist Ari Gold has died at age 47, reports Out.  Having just celebrated his birthday earlier this month, the death comes after a long battle with cancer. Many have posted their condolences online. Gold released seven albums as…

Adam Rippon Engaged to Jussi-Pekka Kajaala. WATCH!

Adam Rippon and his boyfriend are engaged! The Olympic medalist told Good Morning America that he and his longtime boyfriend Jussi-Pekka Kajaala got engaged in December 2020 in Helsinki, Finland. The couple proposed to each other while Rippon was visiting for a few months around the holidays. “We didn’t want to do anything big, but…

Pete Buttigieg Isolating After Possible COVID Exposure

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is isolating due to possible exposure to COVID-19 after a security agent in his detail tested positive, reports Towleroad. Buttigieg spoke to CNN’s Erin Burnett on Monday and said he had so far tested negative. Asked if Americans would need to have COVID testing before domestic travel amid reports that the…

Top 10 Best Gay Romantic Films for Valentine’s Day

( Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, “God’s Own Country”) As most theatres, clubs and restaurants will be closed this Valentine’s weekend, the number one authority on male celebrity nudity is encouraging its members to stay home and make it a Netflix and Chill kind of holiday.  In their latest top ten, Netflix and Chill: Movies for Valentine’s…

Oscar Winner Christopher Plummer Has Passed Away. RIP

Christopher Plummer, 91, who starred in The Sound of Music, won an Oscar for Beginners and was nominated for All the Money in the World and The Last Station, died peacefully today at his home in Connecticut, his family confirmed, reports Deadline. Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager of 46 years said; “Chris was…

WWE Wrestler Gabbi Tuft Comes Out As Transgender

Former WWE wrestler Gabbi Tuft came out as transgender on Thursday in an Instagram post, reports Towleroad. Wrote Tufts (who wrestled under the name Tyler Reks, debuting in Smackdown in 2010 and last wrestling for WWE in 2012): “This is me. Unashamed, unabashedly me. This is the side of me that has hidden in the shadows, afraid…

Transgender Influencer The Amazing TS MADISON Gets Docuseries On WE TV

PEOPLE has exclusively revealed the first trailer for the upcoming docuseries The TS Madison Experience, which follows the transgender influencer and social media sensation TS Madison (featured here on a cover of THE FIGHT in 2018) as she navigates internet fame and her authentic journey while continuing to build her empire. The series premieres March 4…

Emotional Film About Gay Man Dealing With Father’s Dementia. WATCH TRAILER!

Viggo Mortensen, left, and Terry Chen in “Falling.” (Brendan Adam-Zwelling/Quiver Distribution) Viggo Mortensen  (The Lord of the Rings, Eastern Promises)  releases his directorial debut Falling this week. The film also stars Mortensen as a middle-aged gay man trying to care for his dementia-addled father (Lance Henriksen), reports Entertainment Weekly. The primary plot of Falling involves John (Mortensen) bringing his…

Country Music Star T.J. Osborne: Yep, I’m Gay

T.J. Osborne of the hit country duo Brothers Osborne has come out as gay, reports LGBTQ Nation. “I’m very comfortable being gay,” the 36-year-old country star told Time.  “I find myself being guarded for not wanting to talk about something that I personally don’t have a problem with. That feels so strange.” Not to be confused with…

BREAKING: Senate Confirms Pete Buttigieg As Secretary Of Transportation

In response to today’s Senate confirmation of Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation, the Los Angeles LGBT Center issued the following statement: “The Los Angeles LGBT Center congratulates Pete Buttigieg on the historic occasion of becoming the first openly LGBTQ person to be appointed to a permanent Cabinet position. From presidential candidate to Secretary of Transportation, Buttigieg has broken…

FOSTERING COMMUNITY

DJ Mez on music as a unifier, the queer underground community and making more genuine efforts to understand one another BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Up and coming Los Angeles DJ Mez’s first ever gig took place on on his 21st birthday (June 10th) in 2019. “I had been plotting to become…

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

A posh adult retail store specializing in sexual health and wellness products that promote body positivity and self-care. BY ORLY LYONNE Inspired by the Egyptian Goddess of Sensuality, Ghettoff (pronounced “get off”) is a posh adult retail store specializing in sexual health and wellness products that promote body positivity and self-care. The luxurious atmosphere of…

CREATING FAMILIES

Beverly Hills Egg Donation’s Robyn Perchik on embarking on a journey with an egg donor BY VICTOR MELAMED Robyn Perchik is the managing partner of Beverly Hills Egg Donation (BHED), a popular egg donor agency based in Southern California. Though the agency’s roots are in Southern California, BHED works with clinics nationwide and with intended…

Future Perfect

Improving the quality of life—OxyHealth specializes in personal hyperbaric therapy BY SEAN GALUSZKA Cutting edge technology once reserved for the likes of Madonna, Michael Jackson, and LeBron James is here, it’s available, and OxyHealth is at the forefront, specializing in personal hyperbaric therapy.  Remember when gyms installed hyperbaric oxygen chambers around some of their treadmills?…

Getting To Know Joe

An interview with Joe Hollendoner, the upcoming CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center BY MARK ARIEL Last month the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Board of Directors announced Joe Hollendoner, CEO of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, will become the Center’s next leader.  Hollendoner will assume the role of executive director on July 6 and work…

Hard Copy

The ever-changing landscape of LGBTQ media, underserved communities and THE FIGHT’s 10th year anniversary BY BRENDEN SHUCART The last decade or so has been a notoriously tumultuous and uncertain time for the world of publishing in general, and absolutely savage for LGBTQ media specifically. I’m delighted in ways that mere words seem (somewhat ironically) insufficient to…

The Kindness Of Strangers

The list of fundraising campaigns continues to grow as bars continue to struggle while they wait out the pandemic. BY PAULO MURILLO Members of the LGBTQ community and its allies have been watching with horror as longstanding gay bars and other queer spaces buckle and then shutter throughout the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.  At…

Live LIMITLESS

Trainers and best friends Jason Wimberly and Thomas Fairman joined forces to create a new type of movement based on the elements of Air, Earth, Fire, Water and the primal element of MAN. Their first mens-only course aspires to give men a place to connect to their true masculine self, while also allowing us to…