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.…

Trump Administration Takes Aim at LGBTQs

Despite the protestations of organizations like GOProud, the Log Cabin Republicans, and (*sigh*) “Twinks for Trump,” and that one time the now-President said kind-of-nice things about LGBTQs on the campaign trail, the Trump Administration’s hostility toward the queer communities has been irrefutable for some time now. Two new key decisions by the Administration that serve to…

TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN: Mr. LA Leather Bear Daniel Soto on his Win and Getting Involved

The Mr. LA Leather Bear Contest, which took place last month at Eagle LA, celebrated the amazing title year of Mr. L.A. Leather Bear 2016,  David Cosio and included raffles, entertainment, hot bear studs strutting the stage and more! THE FIGHT talked with the new titleholder, Daniel Soto. (PHOTOS BY ROBERT GREEN, MOTORBOOT PHOTOGRAPHY) What inspired you to compete for Mr. LA…

GAY MEN OF COLOR CELEBRATE 10 YEARS IN THE DESERT

  Palm Springs CA –California’s largest gay and bisexual men of color vacation getaway is counting down to its 10th anniversary celebration in Palm Springs, California May 5-8, 2016. Blatino Oasis is the first event to successfully bring gay men of color to the city of Palm Springs on an annual basis, and is now…

OUTFEST FUSION: LGBT People of Color Film Festival

Outfest Fusion, a film festival dedicated to LGBT people of color, takes place this weekend, with workshops continuing through March 16th. The line up includes The Watermelon Woman, the iconic 1996 film by Cheryl Dunye, newer LGBT films such as Orientation by Jake Witzenfeld, which follows three gay Palestinians living in Tel-Aviv as they seek sexual freedom in a place that embraces…

David Mixner Speaks at Point Foundation Cornerstone Society Reception in Palm Springs

By Paulo Murillo – Point Foundation—the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit—held a Cornerstone Society Reception and fundraiser at the private home of Glenn Hessell and Mark Smith in Palm Springs on February 28.      Over 100 Point Foundation family and friends attended the event to celebrate the achievements of Point…

CLOTHES IN MOTION – Designer Juan Chavez on his upcoming collaboration with Naomi Smalls for Rupaul’s Drag Race, hate mail, and sidewalk gum.

BY JOE FARAGHER Photos of Chavez by Jon Wells Sitting in Juan Chavez’s home in Highland Park, overlooking Northeast Los Angeles, an enormous flurry of bees races past the open window. Chavez, 31, from Palm Springs, California, floats over and shuts the glass. He takes a moment to look out at the insects vanishing into…

PUSHING LIMITS – COURTNEY ACT explores gender fluidity in new EP, “Kaleidoscope.”

  PUSHING LIMITS Courtney Act explores gender fluidity in new EP, “Kaleidoscope” BY JOE FARAGHER Ever since Australian Idol rejected  vocalist Shane Jenek and he, undeterred by the judges’ decision, re-auditioned and made it on as the glamazon Courtney Act, the Australian pop-star turned international drag sensation has been pushing the gender envelope and bringing…

“LE BAL” RETURNS TO THE ACE THEATRE

“LE BAL” RETURNS TO THE ACE THEATRE Friday, March 4th at 9pm at The Theatre at Ace Hotel (929 South Broadway, Los Angeles).  $15 – $40 tickets are available online at www.acehotel.com/le-bal.  For more information, visit website lebalrevue.com. BY JOE FARAGHER Los Angeles, CA:  On Friday, March 4th, the fabulous art of drag returns to…

MADONNA ON GRINDR?

  By Paulo Murillo It’s time for new dirty selfies. Madonna will be talking to fans on Grindr! The hookup app reported today that Madonna and Grindr have teamed up to launch a new contest that will give five lucky users the chance to chat with the Queen of Pop via the hookup site. To…