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…

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…

House Republicans Vote for 30 More Years of HIV

The Republican controlled House of Representatives voted 217 to 213 today to kill Obamacare. And I’ve been trying to write about that vote for the last several hours but I have to keep stopping because I can’t see through the tears. 217 men and women voted to snatch basic healthcare out from underneath millions of…

A Win Win Situation [cover feature]

Iranian born Arad Winwin on Trump’s immigration policy, oppressed regimes, personal choice and life changing careers. BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM An Iranian gay refugee, adult film actor, model and bodybuilder Arad Winwin, 27, believes in love. “Never lose hope, stay blessed and keep your heart clean,” he advises in an interview…

Broadway Bares

The annual burlesque show fundraiser for HIV/AIDS is back—hotter than ever! PHOTOS BY ANDREW ECCLES Class will be in session this summer at the only college campus where clothing is optional and bodacious burlesque is always in the curriculum. This year’s theme for Broadway Bares is Strip U, an unrivaled evening of seductive striptease production…

No Way Out

“Most gay men in North Korea end up marrying, whether they like it or not, because that’s the only way they know.”  BY VICTOR MELAMED In North Korea, no ordinary people conceptually understand what homosexuality is,” Joo Sung-ha, a reporter for a South Korean daily, told The New York Times in a recent interview. Sung-ha,…

Mr. CCBC Leather 2018 John Thomas

First Mr. Palm Springs Leather contestant selected for new class.  BY VICTOR MELAMED Mr. CCBC Leather 2018 John Thomas represents Cathedral City Boys Club—which itself is somewhat of Cathedral City/Palm Springs institution. For years CCBC has been known as the gay men’s getaway no holds bar resort. Recently undergoing a major renovation it continues be…

Radical Inclusion

  Dismissiveness is the gay adult version of bullying. BY AARON STELLA East side vs. west side—the rickety tracks of Us vs Them snakes through every city where more than two gays are gathered: in Los Angeles, it’s the Weho Muscle Queens vs the Silver Lake Bears; in San Francisco, the Castro Twinks vs Soma Leather…

S/He & Me

Alexandra Billings’ theatrical cabaret chronicles the unvarnished, complex and often hilariously wacky story of  her life, centering on the transition from the young Scott to the show-stopping Alexandra. BY ORLY LYONNE The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has announced a limited engagement of S/He & Me: A Theatrical Cabaret, written…

A TEDDY BEAR Inside

Mr. LA Leather 2017, Jeff Wilcox, on growing up in a small farm town, diversity and the road to IML. BY DR. STEVE GANZELL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Jeff Wilcox, the new Mr. LA Leather, talked to THE FIGHT  about his recent success and his plans for the International Mr. Leather (IML) contest in…

“They Want To Exterminate Us”

Global outcry over horrifying gay holocaust in Chechnya. Here’s how you can help. BY VICTOR MELAMED Nikki Haley, United States ambassador to the United Nations, has spoken out against the kidnappings, torture, and murders of over 100 gay men reportedly taking place in the Southern Russian Republic of Chechnya at the behest of that semi-independent…

Totally Fine

 I’m Fine cast: (L-R) Richard Stokes, Ulysses Morazan, Perry Powell, Lee Doud.  A fresh, honest, and humorous look at gay male relationships and friendship, and the often-blurry line between the two. BY ORLY LYONNE Dekkoo.com’s third original series premiered last month. Set in West Hollywood, I’m Fine tells the story of Nate, who just broke…