Feeling Productive

An interview with singer-songwriter and actor Tom Goss. BY ORLY LYONNE  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM How are you coping with the extended safer at home order? Honestly, I’m up and down. I’m doing my best to stay active (physically and mentally), connected with friends and family, and creative. Some days are better than others,…

Call Me By Your Name (Again)

It’s happening! A sequel is in the works with most of the original cast members. BY VICTOR MELAMED Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer and others  from the cast of Call Me by Your Name are returning for the sequel, director Luca Guadagnino said in an interview last month with Italian newspaper La Repubblica, reports Variety. Not…

Coping With Covid

Members of the LGBTQ community on how they are coping with social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic BY PAULO MURILLO PERSONAL JOURNEY “I have found that slowing my life down has many upsides including reading and meditating twice a day. Currently I am reading two books, How to Think Like A Roman Emperor by Donald…

Job Offers

Who’s hiring right now. Outschool An online learning platform offering a variety of classes. They’re not only looking for science and math teachers, but also yoga instructors, bakers, and artists. Apply at: www.outschool.com SAS Retail Services The company needs employees to workin the warehouse to help wth distribution for grocery retail partners. Apply at: www.sasretail-uscareers.icims.com Walmart…

Mental Health Survival Guide

An abridged version of  THE FIGHT contributor James Guay’s online feature on dealing with the pandemic. For the full version visit: www.livingmorefully.com BY JAMES GUAY, LMFT COVID-19 has transformed our world. Not only has it led to spiked infections, it’s also instilled mass hysteria, global grief, worldwide trauma and a huge stop to our everyday…

Rent Relief

Statewide moratorium on evictions for renters. BY VICTOR MELAMED California Gov. Gavin Newsom has placed a ban on the enforcement of evictions for renters affected by COVID-19, enacting a state-wide moratorium last month. Under this rule, landlords cannot evict nonpaying tenants in the state if they are affected by the coronavirus pandemic by prohibiting “enforcement…

Virtual Pride

Live-stream event to show resilience and determination of the LGBTQIA+ Pride movement National and international Pride organizations have announced a Global Pride live-stream event scheduled for Saturday, June 27, 2020, in response to the hundreds of Pride celebrations around the world that have been canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Global Pride…

The Art

JEROMY VELASCO An illustrator born and raised in LA, Jeromy Velasco is inspired by queer nightlife, 90’s cartoon nostalgia, and gaudy fashion. His mediums range from drawing and painting to animation and silkscreen printing. Notable projects include: a spread in a LGBTQ+ children’s book Our Rainbow, The Worl  d Mural Project for NYC World Pride,…

The City

SAN DIEGO TODD GLORIA FIRST OPENLY GAY CANDIDATE IN SD MAYORAL PRIMARY Todd Gloria, a 41-year-old Democratic assemblyman, recently won the most votes in the mayoral primary in San Diego with nearly 79,000 votes, or 40,2% of the total vote, possibly making him the first openly gay male mayor in San Diego, California’s second largest…

The Final Fight

In the entrance hallway of that sumptuous home there was an enormous mirror, very old; acquired at least eighty years ago. A strikingly beautiful boy, a tailor’s assistant, (on Sunday afternoons, an amateur athlete), was standing with a package. He handed it to one of the household, who then went back inside to fetch a…

The Talk

Their Lives “I love it when I know something I wrote softened the parents who had banished their son and daughter from their lives when they came out to them as gay and lesbian.” —Playwright Terrance McNally (Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Spider Woman) in a speech accepting the lifetime achievement award at the 2019 Tony…