The Calendar

PORTRAIT BY DAVID HOCKNEY. AT LACMA. SEE SUNDAY, APRIL 15. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 DRAG QUEEN BINGO FUNDRAISER Hamburger Mary’s, 8288 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, 90046. 7pm. WH2O fundraiser for a fun evening of BINGO hosted by glamorous drag queens! A suggested donation of $20 will get you a stack of bingo sheets. They are raising…

The City

LOS ANGELES Supporting March For Our Lives  Tens of thousands of people gathered in Downtown Los Angeles for the March for Our Lives demonstration to call to action an end to gun violence. Among the thousands in attendance were members from the LGBT community who let their presence known with rainbow flags and sassy gay…

The Epidemic

DISRUPTING HIV The goal is to force the virus to be expressed so it is visible to the immune system. BY ORLY LYONNE New research published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation suggests that an epigenetic mechanism that controls gene expression may draw HIV out of hiding and make it vulnerable to antiretroviral therapy (ART), reports…

The Event

CUB SCOUT At The Eagle Cub Scout celebrated last month the “Queens of the Jungle” at The Eagle LA with special guests Meatball, Tony Berrow & Cassandra joining Lady Bear & Sarah Problem. Music by: Chris Bowen and Victor Rodriguez.

The State

Consumer Fraud Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) has authored a bill that would brand so-called gay conversion therapy as fraud under the state’s consumer protection laws. A bill has been introduced in California which would see practitioners of debunked gay “cure” therapies prosecuted for fraud, reports Pink News. Performing gay cure therapy on minors is already is…

The Talk

The Numbers “Think about how many black people there are in Hollywood. It’s a nice little number, especially, we’re growing now… Think about how many out gay black people there are in Hollywood. You can count them on one or two hands. The numbers don’t add up.”  —Writer and actress Lena Waithe, last month on…

The Transaction

New Trans Troop Ban Rep. Ted Lieu, D-California: “No evidence a trans sniper is less accurate or a trans pilot is less effective.” BY ORLY LYONNE President Trump released an order last month banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under “limited circumstances,” following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from…

“United We Pride” World’s Largest Free-Flying Rainbow Flag To Be Unveiled In Los Angeles For Venice Pride

Venice Pride has announced that in commemoration of the first anniversary of rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker‘s passing—it has commissioned what will become the world’s largest free-flying rainbow flag when unfurled at a June 1 ceremony in Los Angeles made possible by Aids Healthcare Foundation. Long-known for its bohemian spirit, and of late its rainbow-painted lifeguard…

Pulse Nightclub Shooter Intended To Attack Disney World

(Photo: Omar Mateen) Prosecutors revealed on Wednesday that Omar Mateen intended to attack Disney World, but decided against it after being spooked by nearby police officers, reports NBC News. Prosecutors revealed the details during their closing arguments in the trial of Noor Salman, the widow of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen. Salman, 31, is accused…

China Says 没有 To “Call Me By Your Name”

(Photo: Call Me By Your Name) The Beijing International Film Festival pulled Academy Award-winning gay romance Call Me By Your Name from its program, the movie’s distributor said this week The move reflects China’s checkered relationship with LGBTQ themes in the creative arts, reports NBC News. The film, which won an Oscar earlier this month…

VARIETY: Gay Senior Citizen Comedy “Silver Foxes” In Development From “Golden Girls” Team

Super Deluxe is teaming with writers and producers Stan Zimmerman and James Berg to develop the comedy series Silver Foxes, reports Variety exclusively. The half-hour, single-camera series is about two older gay men and one twink (their buddy’s young lover) that rescue a friend who’s been forced-back-in-the-closet at his homophobic assisted living facility. The producers hosted a table…

Matt Bomer BUYS OUT Movie Theater for Free “Love, Simon” Screening

(Photo: Matt Bomer) Matt Bomer is buying out an AMC theater in his hometown of Spring, Texas so that residents can watch Love, Simon, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The American Horror Story and Magic Mike star, who publicly acknowledged his sexuality for the first time in a 2012 speech in which he thanked his husband Simon Halls, has been…

FP: Meet Trump’s New, Homophobic Public Health QUACK

(Photo: Dr. Robert Redfield) The Center for Disease Control will soon be run by a military doctor with a long history of pushing discriminatory AIDS policies, reports FP. The extraordinarily disruptive turnover in the Trump administration’s senior staff has officially reached the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reports FP. The White House, having already…