BREAKING: President Biden’s Day One Executive Actions Includes LGBTQ Rights Ruling

The Biden team listed the executive orders the President will be implementing today in a fact sheet released before his inauguration. Among those orders:  Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation “All persons should receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation. The Biden-Harris…

Biden Picks Transgender Woman For Assistant Health Secretary

(Photo: Dr. Rachel Levine) President-elect Joe Biden announced that he will be appointing Pennsylvania Surgeon General Dr. Rachel Levine to the position of the assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in his upcoming administration, reports LGBTQ Nation. Levine could be the first out transgender person appointed to a…

DISCLOSURE: Depictions Of Transgender People In Film And Television. FREE Event

Disclosure is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at depictions of transgender people in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures society’s deepest anxieties about gender.   Reframing familiar scenes and iconic characters in a new light, director Sam Feder invites viewers to confront unexamined assumptions, and shows how what once captured the American…

Locals PROTEST Over El Monte Church’s Anti-LGBTQ Message

Tension has flared up between leadership of the First Works Baptist Church and some members of the community who are outraged by the church’s anti-LGBTQ message, reports San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Last week, some residents called First Works Pastor Bruce Mejia’s sermons and the church’s stance hate speech during public comments at the El Monte…

A Message From EAGLE LA

Dear Eagle LA Family and Friends, Since 2006, Eagle LA has prided itself on being a safe haven for the LGBTQI+ Community to come together and express it’s diversity free from judgment, as well as an open door policy, neighborhood-gathering place. This historic location has been serving the community for over 53 years with 4 different incarnations: The Shed, The…

Brendan Fraser To Play Morbidly Obese Gay Man in “The Whale”

(Photo: Brendan Fraser) Darren Aronofsky will direct Brendan Fraser in “The Whale,” an adaptation of Samuel D. Hunter’s play about a morbidly obese recluse, reports Variety. A24 has global rights to the film. “The Whale” was critically acclaimed when it debuted Off-Broadway in 2012, winning both the Drama Desk Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding play.…

Man Sprays Anti-Mask Mob With Lysol at Westfield Century Target. WATCH!

anti-masker mob invaded the Westfield Century City mall in Los Angeles again on Sunday, but this time they were met by a shopper wielding Lysol or a similar cleaning solution, reports Towleroad. It’s not immediately clear if they were the same COVIDiots who terrorized the same mall and a Ralph’s supermarket last week. READ MORE AND WATCH HERE: Man…

Calls From Elected Officials In Both Parties For Trump To Be Removed From Office

Presumptive Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office and a group of House Democrats began circulating articles of impeachment in response to Trump’s incitement of a crowd of supporters that violently stormed the U.S. Capitol, reports NBC News. Those efforts joined a growing chorus of…

Crushing Stereotypes

From Hawai’i Five-O to Monsters Of Man. An interview with Conrad K. Pratt on gay Hollywood, the stigma surrounding masculinity and how Ricky Martin changed everything BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOYO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Mark Toia’s Monsters of Man has been crushing the online streaming service game, sitting on AppleTV’s Top Movies, Top Rentals, Highlights,…

Three Dads And A Baby

A tale of patience, love, and persistence that broke new legal ground and changed the way California law defines family. BY VICTOR MELAMED Meet Ian Jenkins—he’s a doctor, living in San Diego, a specialist in hospital medicine and a professor at a major university. He’s been with his partner, Alan, for seventeen years. And they’ve…

Queer Faces & Spaces

Carlos Anthony Lopez has designed, collaborated on, or produced pieces for many of Los Angeles’ top local establishments including Bar Calo, Cafe Stella, Hotel Covell, Atrium Los Feliz, Dinette, Ostrich Farms, The Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles, Gjelina Group, Laurel Hardware Group, Sawyer and Kettle Black. Winston Studios—www.Winston-studios.com—is his creative agency for interior/exterior space design,…

Private Recovery

An interview with Dr. Alexander Mason on a virtual confidential telemedicine addiction recovery program geared towards executives. BY MARK ARIEL Specialist TeleMed’s TORVAE is a completely virtual opioid addiction recovery program geared for the working professional. The program allow patients to recover from the privacy of their own homes or offices and on their schedules.…

New, Again

How can we create new hope when our world is in chaos? BY JAMES GUAY, LMFT As we enter a New Year in the midst of a worsening pandemic, how do we hold space for hope and possibilities? Our lives have been upended in 2020 and we’re still in the midst of increasing infections, deaths and…

It’s About Time

Pete Buttigieg makes history as first gay cabinet nominee Nearly a year ago in Des Moines, Pete Buttigieg hugged his husband onstage after his win in the Iowa caucuses made him the first openly LGBTQ candidate to earn delegates toward a major political party’s presidential nomination. Last month, reported USA Today, he made history again…