The City

Solidarity March, Rally For Gay Chechens In an urgent effort to help stop the atrocities happening against LGBT people in the Russian republic of Chechnya—in which hundreds of gay men are reportedly being kidnapped and tortured in concentration camp-like facilities to “purge” the country of homosexuality—a solidarity march and rally—“Eyes On Chechnya”—was held downtown last…

The Epidemic

Eradicating HIV New treatment method might lead to the end of AIDS. BY VICTOR MELAMED Researchers believe they have found a new method to execute the “shock and kill” strategy aiming to eliminate HIV hiding in viral reservoirs inside our own T cells, reports David Artavia at hivplusmag.com. Even though an HIV-positive person on antiretroviral therapy…

The History

Back To The Future The first CSW Pride parade in L.A. was considered a protest march, as well as a celebration. Christopher Street West (CSW) is named after New York City’s famed Christopher Street, the June 1969 site of the Stonewall Rebellion. The CSW parade was started in June 1970 the year following the Stonewall Riot,…

The Music

Fake Sugar Beth Ditto succeeds in spades by serving up sweet but urgent songs with shades of funk, disco, indie rock, and country flourishes. BY PAUL V. VITAGLIANO As the founder and lead singer of queer indie stalwarts Gossip, Beth Ditto seemingly came out of nowhere with a voice that was able to blow the roof…

The Review

PUMP Restaurant A hidden oasis just a few feet away from the West Hollywood strip—that feels like a million miles away from the world. BY ROXIE PERKINS The lights. The music. The crowd. These things all could describe any great party yet they are also the predominant impression one gleans from an evening spent at…

The Share

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…

The Spread

Cody Evan Silver      PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM AGE: 25 HOMETOWN: Orange SELF IDENTIFY AS: A gay dude. CURRENT AND PAST OCCUPATIONS: Currently working at Precinct in DTLA and doing freelance illustration, previously worked in tech. CHILDHOOD CRUSH: Trunks from Dragon Ball Z. RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Excruciatingly single. PET PEEVE: People who ask “what are…

The Talk

Holy Hell “I don’t think about it. It’s not a thing. I go to work. I manage a lot of people. I cover the news. I deal with holy hell around me. I go home to the man I’m in love with.” —Fox News anchor Shepard Smith speaking at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School…

The Transaction

Trans Pride L.A. June 16-17 at The Village. With special guest trans activist and fitness model Aydian Dowling. BY ORLY LYONNE The 19th annual Trans Pride L.A. festival, one of the oldest and largest trans celebrations in the country, take places on Friday and Saturday, June 16-17, at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza in…

Los Angeles LGBT Center Responds to Alarming Analysis of President Trump’s Disastrous American Health Care Act

In response to the Congressional Budget Office’s scoring of President Donald J. Trump’s proposed America Health Care Act, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Director of Health and Mental Health Services Christopher Brown issued the following statement: “Not surprisingly, we’re learning from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office that the latest version of Trumpcare—the bill that barely…

Los Angeles LGBT Center Joins Solidarity March and Rally on May 20 to Help Stop Torture of LGBT People in Chechnya

In an urgent effort to help stop the atrocities happening against LGBT people in the Russian republic of Chechnya—in which hundreds of gay men are reportedly being kidnapped and tortured in concentration camp-like facilities to ‘purge’ the country of homosexuality—the world’s largest LGBT organization will participate in a solidarity march and rally on Saturday, May…

Lisa Vanderpump: Long Beach Pride Celebrity Parade Grand Marshal

Reality TV’s Lisa Vanderpump will be participating as the Celebrity Parade Grand Marshal in the 34th Annual Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade on May 21, 2017. She will be addressing the crowd at the festival on man stage, following the parade. The event will take place at 3:45 pm, on Sunday, May 21st, at…

Los Angeles Rams At Venice Pride

The Los Angeles Rams have sponsored all fourteen of the blue lights for the upcoming rainbow display at Venice Beach for LGBT Pride month. It is the first time an NFL team has sponsored such an event, which aims for inclusivity, reports theramswire.usatoday.com. The team has paid for the entire lot of blue “C” lights that will…

LA Pride’s Grand Marshal: Alexei Romanoff

On the 47th anniversary of the world’s first permitted LGBTQ+ parade, LA Pride and Christopher Street West, remain where they began, at the intersection of activism and celebration of our diverse community. For decades, the greater Los Angeles community has strived for equality only made possible through the endless efforts of activists like this year’s Grand Marshal, Alexei Romanoff.…

Hero of the #Resistance Sally Yates Testifies on Trump, Russia

Sally Q. Yates, the former Acting Attorney General for the Trump Administration, testified yesterday before the Senate panel investigating Russia’s efforts to influence the American political system alongside former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Yates, who became a hero to the #Resistance for refusing to defend Donald Trump‘s unconstitutional Muslim in the early days of…