OWNing It

As a gay, black single father in Hollywood, Karamo Brown makes his #OWN way. BY ROB SMITH Karamo Brown is a very busy man. An average day consists of waking up and hosting his digital show on the OWN network, #OWNSHOW, developing television show concepts with his newly formed production company, sifting through potential modeling…

Days Into Years

I’m here to identify and to testify that sobriety happens, recovery works, and change is possible. By Paulo Murillo By the time this ditty hits the streets, I will have celebrated 8 years of continuous clean and sober time. January 10 marks an even-numbered milestone in recovery for a once kerazy bitch who couldn’t scrape…

World Class Hair Restoration

Dr. Kahen, how has hair restoration changed over the past few years? Are there any new procedures today that promote a quicker and fuller head of hair? There is now no linear scaring in follicular unit extraction technique and the recovery is much quicker. My technique in particular—using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in tumescence during…

Justice For Leelah

Activist Dan Savage calls for the prosecution of Leelah Alcorn’s parents, after suicide note reveals tragic home life. BY ORLY LYONNE Dan Savage has called for the parents of Leelah Alcorn, the 17-year-old transgender girl who committed suicide last month by walking into traffic, to be held responsible for her death. “If Tyler Clemente’s roommate…

Marriage: Is It Right For Me?

Gay men have been forced by a homophobic and heterosexist world to question and think more critically outside the traditional relationship structures we grew up with. BY JAMES GUAY, LMFT Gay men’s relationships face an onslaught of repeated attacks by society-at-large. The issue of gay marriage is the tangible pinnacle of this hatred, the bulls-eye.…

MEN ON MOTORCYCLES

The Satyrs Motorcycle Club of Los Angeles: bikes, masculinity and brotherhood. BY MARK ARIEL Currently celebrating their 60th anniversary, The Satyrs Motorcycle Club of Los Angeles is the oldest continuously running gay organization in the world. Formed in 1954 during the height of the McCarthy era, seven men came together, bonded by the love of…

The More You Know

Test your knowledge of recent LGBT events with Ann Rostow’s long-awaited, amazingly popular, always thought provoking annual news quiz. BY ANN ROSTOW Happy New Year dear readers of THE FIGHT and welcome to our annual LGBT News Quiz! I was just glancing over last year’s quiz, and noticed the final question: “The biggest GLBT news…

Smile Like You Mean It

The ins and outs of dental implant surgery with leading Beverly Hills periodontist Dr. Mahnaz Rashti. Creating healthy smiles utilizing the best restoration method for missing or damaged natural teeth requires the care of a periodontist—a dental implant expert—who is specially trained and skilled in implant dentistry. A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in…

Streamlining Your Body

Top rated plastic surgeon Dr. Dennis Dass on everything you need to know about liposuction.   Who is the best candidate for liposuction? Ideal candidates are healthy, but have stubborn fat deposits that they would like to have removed to improve overall contour. How is the procedure done? SmartLipo is a minimally invasive procedure that…

The Warrior Within

The Warrior Within Enhance, redefine, and cultivate the spirit of the warrior in you at The Paradise Warrior Retreat Center. BY VICTOR MELAMED The Paradise Warrior Retreat Center is a melting pot for warriors of all ages, genders, nationalities, religions and disciplines. The purpose of the seminar-retreat is to provide attendees with the principles and…

The Calendar | 01.15

B BAR AT EAGLE LA. SEE THURSDAY, JANUARY 22 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7 OUTFEST WEST HOLLYWOOD SERIES: “LOOKING” Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd, 7:30pm. For more information, and to RSVP, visit outfest.org/weho-series. The first two episodes of season two of HBO’s “Looking.” Admission is free. FRIDAY, JANUARY 9 TOPMEN Bullet Bar, 10522 Burbank Blvd, 9pm.…

The City | 01.15

LA TRANSGENDER WOMAN MURDERED Police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old transgender woman who was gunned down while pounding on the front door of a South Los Angeles home seeking help, reports ktla.com. Deshawnda Sanchez, known as “Tata,” was shot last month on the front porch of a home near South Wilton Place and…

The Doctor | 01.15

BACK TO THE FUTURE The end of AIDS: HIV treatment prevents new HIV infections. In the December issue of THE FIGHT (Issue #47) as we celebrated World AIDS Day I talked about the admirable efforts of cities such as New York, San Francisco, and West Hollywood to achieve an AIDS-free generation. “AIDS-free” might mean no…

The Event | 01.15

WEHO’s Sober New Year’s Eve Party Second annual #BOOM—An Alcohol and Drug Free New Year’s Eve Experience returned to the City of West Hollywood—bigger and better with double the attendance from last year. This year’s theme—“A Mid-Winter’s Night Fantasy”—held at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium—was full of fantasy with live entertainment, including DJ Walter Delmar,…

The Final Fight | 01.15

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT Whatever the future holds for Brendan Jordan, 2014 was a fierce year for this unapologetic little diva. BY PAULO MURILLO Brendan Jordan is that 15-year old diva kid from Las Vegas who shot out of a bedazzled rock and into viral super-duper stardom after he photo bombed a newscaster at…

The Law | 01.15

I HEAR YOU Active listening and how our laws changed in 2014. BY DAVID HAKIMFAR Let’s face it, 2014 has been a pretty incredible year for LGBT rights. Nobody could have predicted that burning, long-held fears of the populace would be extinguished so fast. We’re not yet fully equal under the law, but at least…

The Pets | 01.15

Microchip Your Dog Get peace of mind—microchip your pet at Animal Medical Hospital of Pasadena. BY ORLY LYONNE Each year thousands of pets become separated from their owners, from the gardener leaving the gate open to slipping off a leash or simply running away. A microchip is similar in size to a grain of rice. It…