Advancing Social Change

A new LGBTQ Research Fellowship Program, launched by The ONE Archives Foundation. The ONE Archives Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its new LGBTQ Research Fellowship Program, offering limited-term research fellowships to support scholars engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars who are interested in conducting primary…

We Are All One

An interview with Reverend Jesse Brune-Horan, director of “Inspire LA”—an LGBTQ spiritual center. BY ROXIE PERKINS “Inspire LA” is a nonprofit, LGBTQ spiritual center led by Reverend Jesse Brune-Horan that provides mentorship, community and a variety of spiritual practices to the LGBTQ community through their weekly Sunday services in West Hollywood at 916 N. Formosa Ave.…

The Art

Dustin Bailard Salem native Dustin Bailard was born with an instinctual passion for creation. His father was a pastor, so he spent much of his childhood growing up in the church where he developed a deep appreciation for anything spiritual or supernatural. Moving to Los Angeles in his adulthood, Bailard became a successful makeup artist—spending…

The Calendar

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2 FOX HOLE: LEATHER EDITION (MBL 2018 WEEKEND) The Bullet Bar, 10522 Burbank Blvd. EAST NoHo CA 91601. 9pm–2am. Green Mirror Entertainment and Bullet Bar present a bathhouse theme party celebrating the golden days. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3 THE GENTLEMEN  Lyric Hyperion Theatre & Cafe, 2106 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, 8pm–10pm. Tickets & Info: thegentlemenplay.bpt.me An…

The City

VICCKY GUTIERREZ,  RIP LOS ANGELES Suspect Arrested In The Murder Of Trans Woman Viccky Gutierrez 29-year old Kevyn Ramirez was arrested last month as a suspect in the murder of trans woman Victoria Ramos Gutierrez, who is believed to have been set on fire after she was killed. On Wednesday, Jan. 10, authorities responded to…

The Epidemic

New Spit Test More accurate than current tests, it is reportedly able to detect the HIV virus two weeks after exposure. Stanford University scientists are developing a new spit test for HIV, reports GayStarNews.com. The new test is between 1,000 and 10,000 more sensitive than current ones available. Scientists published a report in the Proceeding of the…

The Event

BEARRACUDA At PRECINCT DTLA After a long break from a Bearracuda dance night in LA, the party returned for a spectacular night last month at Precinct in DTLA, with DJ Paul Goodyear from Sydney and a Hairy Palm Reading by Christeene. PHOTOS BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM KESHA BALL At The FAULTLINE Kesha Ball, a glittery explosion…

The Final Fight

Matt Palazzolo Remembering Matt Family and friends mourn the death of local gay activist Matt Palazzolo. BY ORLY LYONNE Matt Palazzolo, an actor and writer who was a longtime member of West Hollywood’s Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board (LGAB), a member of the Christopher Street West board and very well known in the city’s gay community,…

The Share

My Heart Is In My Recovery In recognition of Valentine’s Day, we asked a few local sober folks with various lengths of continuous recovery time what they love most about being clean and sober.  BY PAULO MURILLO BEING MYSELF “What I love most about sobriety is just me being alive. Being present. And I love being…

The State

License To Discriminate Equality California condemns health department’s new “moral exemption” rule. The Trump Administration’s Health and Human Services Department announced last month a new rule that would broaden current exemptions for health providers who do not want to provide services or treat people if they have a religious or moral objection to doing so.…

The Talk

Somebody Like Me “I won’t go [to the White House] because I don’t think somebody like me would be welcome there.” —Gay figure skater Adam Rippon, heading to Pyeongchang, South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month. Traditionally athletes representing the United States at the Olympics visit the White House and president before the event. The…

The Transaction

Daniela Vega, “A Fantastic Woman” Trans Breakthrough Oscars make transgender history. BY ORLY LYONNE Oscar nods for women and minorities drew many of the headlines in last month’s nominations, but this year’s Academy Awards also mark a breakthrough for transgender filmmakers, reports ABC News. Yance Ford, the director of the documentary Strong Island and a trans…

Canada To Make National Anthem Gender Neutral

The Canada Senate last night voted to adopt gender-neutral language in the country’s national anthem, reports Gay Star News. O Canada was written in 1908 by Robert Stanley Weir, but only adopted as the national anthem in 1980. The debated line in question currently reads: ‘True patriot in all thy sons command.’ The approved legislation…