BREAKING: VP Mike Pence Staffer ALSO Tests Positive For Coronavirus

An aide to Vice President Mike Pence has tested positive for coronavirus, a senior administration official confirmed to NBC News on Friday. The confirmation comes a day after news broke that President Donald Trump’s personal valet had also tested positive. A spokeswoman for Pence did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.   UPDATED: …

California: Which Businesses Are Allowed To Reopen This Week?

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that some retail stores across the state can reopen with modifications as early as Friday this week amid growing pressure to ease the stay-at-home order that has cratered the California economy, reports the Los Angeles Times. Under the new statewide COVID-19 guidelines, the governor said bookstores, music stores, toy stores, florists,…

JUST DO IT

Jason Wimberly on his new reality show “Working Out Is A Drag,” homophobia in the fitness industry and living your best life BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM I came out at 14 years old in 1996, and in the little California farming town of Lodi—I was the first gay high school kid, like…EVER.…

HONORING DOMONIQUE

“Hollywood Houseboys” creator Ryan Hope on making a gay reality series, misgendering in the LGBTQ community and dealing with a tragedy BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY REESE SHERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY Producer, director, writer, dancer and actor Ryan Hope (creator of the gay reality series “Hollywood Houseboys”) reveals, in an interview with THE FIGHT, that he…

SAYING GOODBYE

Out singer Wils on his new album, homosexuality in Asia and the ability to love freely BY MICK SANDOVAL Los Angeles based Singaporean pop singing sensation Wils—who revealed he was gay last year with the hit single, “Open Up Babe”—is back with a new album, Don’t Leave Too Soon. It features twelve original tracks that…

IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT

Partner abuse is never okay. In a press release last month The City of West Hollywood reached out to those who may be experiencing domestic violence during the current Safer at Home orders. If you can do so safely, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522 for 24/7…

LOVE, Virtually

Folsom Street Fair, World’s Largest Leather & Fetish Event, Goes Online Folsom Street Events (FSE) has announced that this year’s Up Your Alley, Folsom Street Fair, and related events will be held virtually. The board of directors and staff will produce virtual events to celebrate the historic fair weekends by staying socially connected while physically…

Protecting Your PETS

Dr. Adam Strom from LA’s Metropolitan Animal Hospital (MASH) answers questions about your pets during COVID-19. Can my pet contract and spread COVID-19? Based on the most recent information, it appears domestic and wild animals may be susceptible to catching the coronavirus. Most cases in dogs and cats have presented with very mild signs of…

A Heartfelt Thank You

A Message From Tom of Finland Foundation “We want to take a moment and send a special, heartfelt THANK YOU to members who have recently renewed their Memberships,” the President and Cofounder of the Tom of Finland Foundation, Durk Dehner wrote in a press release last month. “With everything going on we understand that people…

The City

LOS ANGELES GARRY BOWIE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF BEING ALIVE, DIES OF COVID-19 COMPLICATIONS. RIP We are very saddened to report that Garry Bowie, the executive director of Being Alive Los Angeles, died last month due to lung complications after testing positive for COVID-19. Being Alive is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the mental health…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

“ … Can I confess, as a loyal me-too feminist, that I can’t stand Tara Reade, the Russia-phile Biden accuser who has switched up the details of her story more often than a fifteen-year-old caught sneaking in the house at three am.” PUG POSITIVE! Hello FIGHT readers. Would you like to know what I’ve accomplished…

The Screen

SIMON SAYS The show Love, Victor based on the 2018 film Love, Simon, launches next month. BY ORLY LYONNE Hulu’s upcoming Love, Simon follow-up series, Love, Victor is set to premiere on June 19. The series, inspired by the praised 2018 film, centers on Victor (Michael Cimino), a new student at Creekwood High School, the…