What Makes A Man

Elliot Musgrave, Mr. LA Leather 2019: “I know I wasn’t the Mr. Los Angeles Leather that many wanted, but I hope I was the one that at least a few needed.”   BY ELLIOT MUSGRAVE  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM I was born in Riverside in the Summer of 1982 to a chaotic upbringing; which though hard,…

LALP 2020 Guide: THE WELCOME LETTER

WELCOME TO LOS ANGELES LEATHER PRIDE 2020! Letter from the producers: Gabriel Green and Robert Green BRING LIGHT TO OTHERS It gives us great pleasure to introduce this year’s theme of Los Angeles Leather Pride 2020, Dark Angel. The reason we chose this theme is because Los Angeles is the City of Angels. Angels, according…

LALP 2020 Guide: THE EVENTS

L.A. LEATHER PRIDE WEEK EVENTS For more details on these events and last minute updates please visit www.losangelesleatherpride.com. THURSDAY, MARCH 12 THE FIGHT MAGAZINE: OFFICIAL LOS ANGELES LEATHER PRIDE GUIDE RELEASE PARTY, 10PM The Abbey, 692 N Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069. Meet all the good folks who make L.A. Leather Pride happen! FREE…

LALP 2020 Guide: THE CENTERFOLD

MR. LOS ANGELES LEATHER CONTESTANTS 2020 FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: FRANCISCO PERALES, MR SANCTUARY LEATHER 2019; ALAN GABRIEL, MR. LA LEATHER BEAR 2020; BRANDON ENCINAS, MR BULLET LEATHER 2020; ROMAN ONYX, MR SOCAL LEATHER 2020; JOE CLOPTON, MR CSW LEATHER 2020; ANGEL RINCON, MR SISTER LEATHER 2020; ADAM EMILIO REYES, MR PRECINCT LEATHER 2020; CHRISTIAN…

LALP 2020 Guide: THE CONTESTANTS

Presenting the contestants selected to compete for Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2020. The contest will take place on Saturday, March 28 at The Globe Theater, 740 S Broadway, Los Angeles. For more detailed info on each contestant visit losangelesleatherpride.com. PHOTOS BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM JOEY BYRNE MR. EAGLE 562 LEATHER 2020 While Joey identifies as an…

LALP 2020 Guide: THE JUDGES

Your judges for the Mr. L.A. Leather 2020 contest. For more detailed bios on each judge visit www.losangelesleatherpride.com. JAMILA DAWSON  LMFT, LEATHERWOMAN A sex therapist, pleasure activist, and speaker Jamila Dawson, LMFT is also a proud s-type, Leatherwoman. She has served on the board of Threshold Society, loves deep authority exchange and cigar play.  As…

LALP 2020 Guide: THE LA30

Extraordinary leaders ensuring our future. The LALC has established The LA30 Program in order to identify supporters of L.A.’s leather community willing to make a commitment of at least $250 per person ($500 per couple) on an annual basis in order to assure the ongoing financial stability for the Coalition and L.A. Leather Pride. Members…

The City

LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER’S PREMIER FOOD AND WINE EVENT Celebrating its 15th delectable year, the premier food and wine event in Los Angeles for LGBT people and their allies known as Simply diVine takes over the iconic Hollywood Forever on Saturday, April 18, from 6–9 pm. Guests will sample extraordinary food and drinks from L.A.’s…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

Did you ever think you’d miss Scalia? Romney? McCain? George W Bush? Me neither. COURTING DISASTER Our crucible continues at the High Court, where the justices have just decided to hear a case that pits Catholic Social Services (CSS) against the city of Philadelphia’s gay rights policies. The Catholic group stands alone among Philly contractors…

The Profile

Beverly Heels An interview with Dag Flater from Beverly Heels. How did Beverly Heels come about? I wrote my own eCommerce system called IncEngine before there was any WordPress, Joomla or other systems available, and was looking to create online stores for myself. I approached Lady Studios in Hollywood and offered to create a website…

The State

Gov Pardons Bayard Rustin, Who Was Arrested For Having Sex With Men California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has pardoned black Civil Rights pioneer Bayard Rustin for his 1953 “sex perversion” (that is, sodomy) conviction. Newsom also announced the creation of a new fast-track pardon process for other people previously convicted under similar laws punishing same-sex…