The City

VANDALS DEFACE LA LGBT CENTER The Los Angeles LGBT Center was vandalized with anti-LGBT graffiti on the side of a wall of the Center’s The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, near Santa Monica Blvd. and Highland Ave. last month. The words “Fuck trannies” and “Fuck all yall” were spray painted on the building. A security…

The Final Fight

Gay Panic Joy and anger over Disney’s gay “Beauty and the Beast” character. Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast has quickly become one of the most eagerly anticipated movies in history, smashing records when its first trailer racked up more than 127 million views in just 24 hours last November. While the reimagined…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

Keep On Fighting The Supreme Court refuses to hear the case for transgender student Gavin Grimm, whose fight to use the boy’s school bathroom has been sidelined by the Trump administration. BY ANN ROSTOW Last March, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit handed our community a major victory, ruling that transgender student Gavin…

The State

Social Justice  Equality California announces 2017 legislative package. Equality California has announced their sponsored bills of its 2017 legislative package. “The LGBT community faces significant challenges in Washington and across the country with attempts to roll back LGBT civil rights along with programs that LGBT people depend on, such as the Affordable Care Act,” said Rick…

The Talk

TILL THEY COME “As Americans, men, women, LGBTQ, all of us have the human right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And if you think people got mad when they thought the government was coming after their guns, wait till they come and try to take away our happiness!” —Meryl Streep, speaking at…

TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN: Mr. LA Leather Bear Daniel Soto on his Win and Getting Involved

The Mr. LA Leather Bear Contest, which took place last month at Eagle LA, celebrated the amazing title year of Mr. L.A. Leather Bear 2016,  David Cosio and included raffles, entertainment, hot bear studs strutting the stage and more! THE FIGHT talked with the new titleholder, Daniel Soto. (PHOTOS BY ROBERT GREEN, MOTORBOOT PHOTOGRAPHY) What inspired you to compete for Mr. LA…

City of West Hollywood and The Tweakers Project to Co-Host Tenth Anniversary Screening of the Documentary Tweakers, Followed by a Panel Discussion

The Film Chronicles the Impact of Crystal Meth Addiction in the LGBT Community; it will be Screened on  Fri., Feb. 17 at West Hollywood Library   WEST HOLLYWOOD, February 13, 2017 – The City of West Hollywood and The Tweakers Project will host the 10th anniversary screening of the documentary filmTweakers, on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 7 p.m.…

Muscle Car

Automotive designer Bryan Thompson on living your passion, mentoring young people and listening to the tiny voice inside. BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM “Car design is just like bodybuilding,” states automotive designer Bryan Thompson. “I’m really into surface development.  Creating a beautiful surface on a car is just like doing it in…

Bear With Us

The award-winning gay comedy mystery web series Where the Bears Are launching Kickstarter campaign for a Season 6. BY VICTOR MELAMED Where the Bears Are, one of the most successful gay web series to date, was created by Rick Copp (The Brady Bunch Movie, The Golden Girls) Ben Zook (Jack and Jill, Reno 911!) and…

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…

Love Is Blind

Single men on off-the-wall, unpredictable, and blind-as-a-bat first dates. BY VICTOR MELAMED Following on the heels of their hit drama Feral, international gay subscription streaming service Dekkoo will release their second original series, “Love Is Blind” this coming Valentine’s Day (February 14). Foregoing the reality TV trappings of rented real estate, dubious “drama” and elimination…

Thanks For The Memories

Excerpts from late night conversations with a man facing the inevitable. BY MARK ARIEL Just because you were never promised a rose garden doesn’t mean that you can’t proudly walk down that thorny path to whatever it is you think is your final destination to self fulfillment. It’s that simple. It’s that complex. But in…

Revenge Body

When his boyfriend of 20 years voted for Trump, Fired Up Athletics founder Eldon Hernandez didn’t just get upset. He got physical. BY SEAN GALUSZKA Humans are negatively affected by break ups.  It’s universal.  After all, hope and stability just “broke up” with America.  Now we face a slew of blind dates with insanity and…

Shameless

David Pevsner’s first CD of original gay songs—funny, raunchy, sexy, and sweet. BY ORLY LYONNE As an actor, writer and live performer in his one-man musicals “Musical Comedy Whore” and “To Bitter and Back,”  David Pevsner has never shied away from sensitive, risqué, or outrageous subject matter. On his CD of comedy songs “Most Versatile” he…

The Ex Factor

Overcoming a break up. Utilizing your pain as an opportunity for growth. BY JAMES GUAY, LMFT Remember the exquisite pain of your first long-term relationship break up? Going through the ending of a significant relationship can be exponentially more difficult for LGBTQ people, having been rejected, demeaned and devalued by society-at-large and too often by our…