AT THE BATHS

  Photography: DUSTI CUNNINGHAM | Photo Shoot Models: Danny Dolan, Rikki Crowley, Garrett Swann, Danny Axl, David Rest, Shawn Morales | Wardrobe Stylist: Michael St. Michael | Models are wearing Charlie By MZ www.charliebymz.com | Location:  Roman Holiday Health Club II, Van Nuys www.romanholidayclubs.com   Records of men meeting men in bathhouses date back to the 15th century. In 1975 “The Bathhouse Series” (styled by Polly Mellen and photographed by Deborah…

Bold Rebel 

Ricky Rebel: “I’d like to be the first openly gay male pop star to ever have a hit song singing about a love relationship between two men.” BY VICTOR MELAMED Ricky Rebel, also known as Ricky G., the artist who performed last month at Off Sunset Fair, achieved worldwide success as the lead singer in…

Evening Under The Stars

Palm Springs Aids Assistance Program’s 2015 gala to feature Darlene Love. BY ORLY LYONNE The 22nd annual “Evening Under the Stars” gala to benefit AIDS Assistance Program of Palm Springs (AAP) will feature an incomparable performance by music legend Darlene Love, followed by dancing to Nightshift—The Ultimate Dance Band. The event, considered by many to…

HOW SHE LIVES

Two-time Grammy winner LeAnn Rimes, performing this month at White Party Palm Springs, on her passion for equality and acceptance of one’s self. BY MARK ARIEL Legendary Grammy-winning, multi-platinum recording artist LeAnn Rimes will perform at this year’s Circus T-Dance on Sunday, April 26 during White Party Palm Springs – April 24-27, 2015. Already a…

Let The Music Play

Paulo Murillo on experiencing the White Party, clean and sober: “I was just grateful to be able to hit the dance floor with nothing but H20 in my system. Sounds lame, I know, but the dance floor was ground zero for my drug use.” BY PAULO MURILLO  |  PHOTO BY JUAN M. MONTENEGRO I went to…

Lonesome Cowboy

Sean Wolf Galuszka performs “Songs For Lonesome Gay Cowboys” this month at Oil Can Harry’s. BY VICTOR MELAMED Performing at the end of this month at Oil Can Harry’s in Studio City songs from his new country album “Songs For Lonesome Gay Cowboys,” it seems as though actor, singer/songwriter Sean Wolf Galuszka is taking Los…

Mr. L.A. Leather 2015 

Patrick Smith will compete at the upcoming International Mr. Leather contest in Chicago. BY PAULO MURILLO Eagle LA Mr. Leather Patrick Smith was awarded the title of Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2015 last month at Club 333 in Downtown Los Angeles. Smith will go on to compete at the upcoming International Mr. Leather contest in…

Supporting Your Trans Child

Out.com’s Michael Musto pens open letter to Warren Beatty and Annette Bening about their trans son. Earlier this month journalist Michael Musto, in his column “Musto! The Musical!” on Out.com, took Warren Beatty and Annette Bening to task regarding their trans son, Stephen. Musto urges them to “help other young trans people by putting your…

Being Timothy Gould

Actor, musician Timothy Gould on his role in “Little Things,” coming out and overcoming tough times. BY ORLY LYONNE Little Things,” a short film written and directed by Christopher Au-Young, has been submitted to be screened at various film festivals throughout the year. Conceptualized as a story based on the experiences of actor Timothy Gould,…

The Calendar | 04.15

CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY SUNDAY, APRIL 12 CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 7pm. Playing every Sunday thru April 26. For more information: www.mormonboyonline.com. Steven Fales’ award-winning, off-Broadway one-man sensation. An hilarious, harrowing and inspiring true story of extremes from perfect Mormon boy to perfect rent boy and how…

The City | 04.15

KELLY OSBOURNE QUEEN OF WHITE PARTY Fashion icon and former star of E! Entertainment’s “Fashion Police,” Kelly Osbourne has been named “Queen of White Party 2015.” Osbourne will be officially crowned at a special ceremony when she co-hosts the White Carpet arrivals on Saturday, April 25. White Party Ambassador and co-host Frankie Grande, will join…

The Epidemic | 04.15

VACCINE FOR HERPES The unconventional methods used to create immunity in mice could hold key to HIV and TB vaccines. Scientists have developed a new, counterintuitive vaccine to prevent the spread of herpes—the most common sexually transmitted infection with over 500 million suffers, reports hivplusmag.com. The scientists were able to create the vaccine by taking…

The Event | 04.15

VIP Reception At Tom House For LA Leather Pride 2015 The Tom of Finland House hosted a VIP Reception for Leather Pride Week last month. Attendees included sponsor representatives, contestants and judges for the Mr. LA Leather 2015 contest, and major donors. Also in attendance were representatives from the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office,…

The Final Fight | 04.15

IT’S NOT OVER  An excerpt from journalist, author and talk radio host Michelangelo Signorile’s new book “It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality.” BY MICHELANGELO SIGNORILE Owners of businesses often use “decorum” or “inappropriate behavior” as an excuse to boot out gay couples for the kinds of public display of…

The Law | 04.15

THE BEST REVENGE How to respond to Matt McLaughlin’s ridiculous voter initiative and how internal policies have motivated public activism. BY DAVID HAKIMFAR If you haven’t heard, an Orange County lawyer by the name of Matt McLaughlin wants to make homosexual behavior a capital crime in California. It’s been dubbed “The Sodomite Suppression Act.” “Seeing that…