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LOS ANGELES MOURNING THE LOSS OF LGBT ACTIVIST DON NORMAN The recovery community is mourning the loss of LGBT activist Don Norman, known as a pillar in the sober rooms with over 40 years of sobriety. He touched everyone he encountered with his inspirational speaking and LGBT activism. According to his eulogy by his grand…

The Final Fight

#RELEASE MARGOT Poland Punishes LGBT Rights Activist with Pretrial Detention Warsaw police have arrested a nonbinary activist, Margot Szutowicz, who has been placed in pretrial detention, in the latest example of Polish authorities’ anti-LGBT actions, reports The Human Rights Watch (www.hrw.org). Forty-eight other people, from a crowd of LGBT rights supporters protesting Szutowicz’s imminent arrest last…

The Profile

DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Los Angeles based photographer Dusti Cunningham grew up in a very clean single-wide trailer home in rural Kansas. His family didn’t own television so they watched tornadoes. None of his dogs were named Toto. Dolly Parton and his mother were his heroes, both wore wigs. His inspirations are gypsies, pirates, circuses, ‘70s porn,…

The Rostow Report

“Kansas is an example of a state that is taking proactive steps to  enforce [the] Bostock [ruling], announcing that gay and trans citizens  will be covered by all state non-discrimination laws that ban sex  discrimination.” ENFORCING OUR RIGHTS Last June, as you recall, the High Court handed our community an extraordinary 6-3 victory, ruling that…

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STAYING GRATEFUL We asked these clean and sober individuals with various lengths of recovery time how they remain grateful during the COVID-19 pandemic. BY PAULO MURILLO A STEP BACK “Although being grateful can be difficult during these times, I am grateful for a lot of things. I was diagnosed with HIV back in 2018 as…

“Black Panther” Chadwick Boseman Dead At 43. RIP

Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.Matt Kennedy / Marvel Studios Actor Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed the Black Panther on the big screen, died Friday after a four-year battle with colon cancer, his family said in a statement on social media. He was 43, reports NBC News. Boseman had not spoken about his bout with cancer, and…

Kyle Motsinger’s “Any Way I Want it To!” Out This Week

(Photo by Roberto Araujo) The very talented singer/songwriter Kyle Motsinger is releasing his sophomore album, “Any Way I Want it To!” this Friday, August 28th. The album, an eclectic mix of styles and themes, deals with love, roads not taken, body positivity, introversion, gender expression, politics, and the pandemic. The styles include dance floor bangers, piano-driven pop,…

LGBTQ Community Leader Don Norman Has Passed Away. RIP

Individuals from the recovering community in West Hollywood, the Greater Los Angeles area and all over the country, are mourning the recent loss of Don Norman, a pillar in the sober rooms with over 40 years of sobriety. He touched everyone he encountered with his inspirational speaking and LGBT activism, reports WEHOTIMES. According to his…

Cher, Cyndi Lauper Headline LGBTQ Fundraisers For Joe Biden

(Cher. Photo Courtesy Of Raph_PH / CC BY-SA)  Cher will headline an LGBTQ+ fundraiser for Joe Biden on August 31, and they will be joined by former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, reports Deadline. Also scheduled to take part in the virtual event are Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI). Additionally, Cyndi Lauper…

RuPaul’s Drag Race Alum Chi Chi DeVayne Dead At 34. RIP

(Photo: Courtesy of World of Wonder) After weeks in the hospital, RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Chi Chi DeVayne has died, reports OUT Magazine. DeVayne, who competed on season 8 of the show, had been in the hospital being treated for pneumonia. In a recent Instagram Story post, while hooked up to a breathing tube she…

Police Seek Info On Brutal Attacker Of Trans Women In Hollywood. WATCH!

(Photo: Attack suspect) In response to the ongoing investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department of the August 17th robbery and assault—all caught on mobile phone cameras and exploited on social media—of three transgender women in Hollywood, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Director of Policy and Community Building Terra Russell-Slavin issued the following statement: “The…

Another Covid Casualty: WeHo’s Flaming Saddles Saloon Has Closed

(Photo: Flaming Saddles, Courtesy Of WEHO Times) Flaming Saddles Saloon, located at 8811 Santa Monica Blvd, on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Larrabee Street, is closing permanently after operating in WeHo for over five years, reports WEHOTIMES. Like Gym Sportbar located a block away, which announced its closure early in July, Flaming Saddles was…

Ellen Apologizes (Again) To Staff, 3 Producers Fired. WATCH!

As Monday marked the first full day of production of the beleaguered “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” officially in its 18th season, DeGeneres addressed staff on a video conference call to announce staff changes and to issue an apology, reports TODAY. Executive producers Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman have “parted ways” with the daytime talk…

Outfest Award Winner Ash Christian Dead at 35. RIP

(Photo: Ash Christian, RIP) Ash Christian, a producer, actor and director known for Social Animals and Coyote Lake, has died. He was 35, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Christian died in his sleep while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, according to his representatives.  His first feature film  Fat Girls in 2006, recognized the filmmaker with an…

VP Nominee Kamala Harris On LGBTQ Rights

“We must continue to fight for the LGBTQ+ community, who have faced discrimination for far too long simply because of who they are and whom they love,” stated Biden’s VP Nominee Kamala Harris on her policy page when she ran for the Democratic presidential nomination last year.   More from “Kamala’s LGBTQ+ Plan To Provide…