IT TAKES A VILLAGE

We asked these fine community members what Pride means to them BY DARSEEN  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Indian SANJ GREWAL An eye surgeon practicing in Palm Springs, Sanj lives with his husband of 12 years, Brad Ward, and their three dogs, Baxter, Samson & Lola. “To me, Pride means authentically loving and celebrating oneself,…

HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT

How identity and visibility relate to curbing commercial tobacco use.  BY MARIELLE REATAZA, MD, MS Like many, I’ve spent the majority of my time in my apartment for the better part of a year. This past March marked the anniversary of California’s Stay at Home order, one of the most restrictive in the nation. This…

HOPE WILL NEVER BE SILENT

STOLI® Vodka Celebrates Pride 2021 With Harvey Milk Global Collector’s Edition Bottle Stoli® Vodka and The Harvey Milk Foundation are continuing their partnership with the launch of the limited stock Stoli® Harvey Milk Global Collector’s Edition Bottle, featuring art from Paraguayan artist Oz Montania. Stoli has worked with The Harvey Milk Foundation in this capacity…

MAY THE PRIDE BE WITH YOU

Covers honoring the LGBTQ+ characters of Star Wars, created by gay and transgender artists Marvel and Lucasfilm marks Pride Month with a powerful series of variant covers honoring the LGBTQ+ characters of Star Wars, reports StarWars.com. The art graces every title in Marvel’s Star Wars line, and each piece has been created by gay and…

THE PRIDE PROCLAMATION

President Biden has issued a proclamation affirming June 2021 as LGBTQ+ Pride Month, marking a time a time of hope, progress, and promise for LGBTQ+ Americans across the country The uprising at the Stonewall Inn in June, 1969, sparked a liberation movement—a call to action that continues to inspire us to live up to our…

The Art

STANLEY FRANK (SENSATION) Artist, DJ, and Performer Stanley Frank (Sensation) has been a staple in the nightlife scenes of San Francisco and Los Angeles for over fifteen years. Whether playing out, creating art or acting, Stanley’s world is one imbued in saturated color, romanticism and humour. An avid scholar of music, art history and culture,…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD WHITE PARTY FOUNDER JEFFREY SANKER DEAD AT 65. RIP Jeffrey Sanker, the CEO and founder of White Party circuit party events, passed away last month. The cause of death according to several sources was liver cancer. He was 65. “He was an iconic figure in gay history with his creation of the White…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

The State Department has put an end to those unfair rules that meant Americans with kids born outside the country to their foreign-born legal spouses would not become automatic citizens. Now they will, just like the kids born to straight binational ex-pats. IS THAT A PISTOL IN YOUR POCKET? I’ve lost track of the legislative…

The Share

IT GETS BETTER SOBER  We checked in with these clean and sober individuals with various lengths of sobriety to see how life has improved for them in their recovery. BY PAULO MURILLO REAL FEELINGS “Today I know how to solve all my problems through my recovery. It doesn’t matter how good, or how bad, I…