Pro Golfer Tadd Fujikawa Comes OUT

(Photo: Tadd Fujikawa) Tadd Fujikawa, the 27-year-old pro golfer who qualified for the 2006 U.S. Open at age 15, had long struggled with the decision to come out as gay. On Tuesday – a day after World Suicide Prevention Day – Fujikawa finally decided it was time, reports Golfweek. “So…I’m gay,” Fujikawa wrote in a 400-plus-word…

Ellen SURPRISES LGBT Activist & Valedictorian Seth Owen

(Photo: Seth Owen) Ellen sat down with Florida teen Seth Owen, who after coming out to his parents was kicked out of his home earlier this year after refusing to attend church. As a high school senior, he was named valedictorian and accepted to Georgetown, but his parents are no longer willing to pay his tuition.…

TOM OF FINLAND Art and Culture Festival: October 6-7, 2018

TOM OF FINLAND (Touko Laaksonen, Finnish, 1920 – 1991), Untitled, 1980, Color pencil on paper, © 1988-2018 Tom of Finland Foundation Tom of Finland Art and Culture Festival: Eye on Collecting Takes Place At Tom of Finland House (TOM House), 1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles (Echo Park) on October 6-7, 2018. This year marks the 23rd annual…

AL-MONITOR: Can This Egyptian Actor’s Photo In Bed With Another Man Send Him To Prison?

A photo and a gay pride flag on a T-shirt has spurred controversy and eventually a legal case in Egypt last month, targeting actor Khaled Abol Naga and the international clothing brand Bershka, reports Al-Monitor. Lawyer Ahmed al-Ganzouri told Al-Monitor that both Abol Naga and Bershka risk facing legal charges under Article 294 of the Egyptian Penal Code. The article stipulates…

Friends Respond to BURT REYNOLDS Death

Friends and famous admirers of actor Burt Reynolds are paying tribute to the late legend upon news of his death reports CNN. Reynolds, 82, died Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest, according to his agent Todd Eisner. “Burt Reynolds was one of my heroes. He was a trailblazer,” former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said on…

The Crown Jewel

Jewel Thais-Williams, founder of the legendary Jewel’s Catch One Disco, on activism, life in sobriety and her holistic care organization. BY PICKLE  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM In the early 70s, a young Jewel Thais-Williams purchased the Diana Club on Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles and, against resistance and all odds, transformed the space into the…

Bitch Please

A no holds barred expression of queer identity and a yearning for solace in a world on the brink. BY KIAN KAMATAKI Bitch Please was formed during the last gay gasps of San Francisco’s freak culture before the tech belch blew up and swallowed the scene whole. Broke, distressed and disillusioned, Bretchen Towers and Jacob…

Everybody Hurts

Steven Ganzell, Ph.D. Therapists try to create a space and a relationship that allows you to examine your concerns and understand them. BY DR. STEVE GANZELL Most people don’t go to therapy because they have a serious mental illness. Most people try therapy because they feel stuck or are grappling with an issue they don’t quite understand. …