FOSTERING COMMUNITY

DJ Mez on music as a unifier, the queer underground community and making more genuine efforts to understand one another BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Up and coming Los Angeles DJ Mez’s first ever gig took place on on his 21st birthday (June 10th) in 2019. “I had been plotting to become…

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

A posh adult retail store specializing in sexual health and wellness products that promote body positivity and self-care. BY ORLY LYONNE Inspired by the Egyptian Goddess of Sensuality, Ghettoff (pronounced “get off”) is a posh adult retail store specializing in sexual health and wellness products that promote body positivity and self-care. The luxurious atmosphere of…

CREATING FAMILIES

Beverly Hills Egg Donation’s Robyn Perchik on embarking on a journey with an egg donor BY VICTOR MELAMED Robyn Perchik is the managing partner of Beverly Hills Egg Donation (BHED), a popular egg donor agency based in Southern California. Though the agency’s roots are in Southern California, BHED works with clinics nationwide and with intended…

Future Perfect

Improving the quality of life—OxyHealth specializes in personal hyperbaric therapy BY SEAN GALUSZKA Cutting edge technology once reserved for the likes of Madonna, Michael Jackson, and LeBron James is here, it’s available, and OxyHealth is at the forefront, specializing in personal hyperbaric therapy.  Remember when gyms installed hyperbaric oxygen chambers around some of their treadmills?…

Getting To Know Joe

An interview with Joe Hollendoner, the upcoming CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center BY MARK ARIEL Last month the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Board of Directors announced Joe Hollendoner, CEO of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, will become the Center’s next leader.  Hollendoner will assume the role of executive director on July 6 and work…

Hard Copy

The ever-changing landscape of LGBTQ media, underserved communities and THE FIGHT’s 10th year anniversary BY BRENDEN SHUCART The last decade or so has been a notoriously tumultuous and uncertain time for the world of publishing in general, and absolutely savage for LGBTQ media specifically. I’m delighted in ways that mere words seem (somewhat ironically) insufficient to…

The Kindness Of Strangers

The list of fundraising campaigns continues to grow as bars continue to struggle while they wait out the pandemic. BY PAULO MURILLO Members of the LGBTQ community and its allies have been watching with horror as longstanding gay bars and other queer spaces buckle and then shutter throughout the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.  At…

Live LIMITLESS

Trainers and best friends Jason Wimberly and Thomas Fairman joined forces to create a new type of movement based on the elements of Air, Earth, Fire, Water and the primal element of MAN. Their first mens-only course aspires to give men a place to connect to their true masculine self, while also allowing us to…

The First Issue

Paulo Murillo on being featured in the inaugural issue of THE FIGHT,coiffed and airbrushed models and revolutionary queerness BY PAULO MURILLO I remember when Stanford Altamirano first told me that he wanted to launch a magazine called THE FIGHT. We were both huffing and puffing doing crunches at Equinox in WeHo, when he mentioned the idea…

The Art

BRANDAN RAY LEATHEAD A Mexican-American visual artist based in Los Angeles, Brandan Ray Leathead’s work reimagines the aesthetics/themes of Americana andnostalgia through the lens of Queer Futurism/Fantasy. He uses spaceas a foggy home for memory and reality. Contact info: https://brandanray.com, https://www.instagram.com/brandamsel

The Calendar

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10 (VIRTUAL) FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER WORKSHOP PT.1: BUDGETING, SAVING, CREDIT, & DEBT 5PM-8PM Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-time-homebuyer-workshop-pt1-budgeting-saving-credit-debt-tickets-133356221047 In this virtual SF LGBT Community Center workshop, you will learn to use goals, budgets and technology to gain more control over spending habits, discover specific ways to save and utilize tools to help you manage your money. FRIDAY,…

The City

LOS ANGELES  FAULTLINE BAR CLOSES AT ITS FOUNDING LOCATION, SEEKS NEW HOME The Fautline Bar has closed at its founding location at 4216 Melrose Avenue. In an interview with Qvoice News, the bar’s co-owner Ruby De Fresno confirmed the bar has moved out of its home on Melrose Ave after 26 years. De Fresno says…

The Final Fight

THE KILLING FIELDS Puerto Rico declares a state of emergency over murders of multiple transgender people. Puerto Rican Gov. Pedro R. Pierluisi has declared a state of emergency as transgender people continue to be murdered on the island, reports LGBTQ Nation. Can you imagine going to jail for who you are or who you love? …