PAYING IT FORWARD

Zack Ament, Founder and Co-CEO at Westwind Recovery, on addiction, overcoming personal tragedy, and fatherhood BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM “I got involved in recovery work through my own journey with addiction,” reveals Zack Ament, 31, founder and Co-CEO at Westwind Recovery in an interview with THE FIGHT. Born and raised in Los…

BEING BLACK IN PORN

Following the lives of four gay men of color as they navigate their way in the adult film industry BY MARK ARIEL Narrated by GAYVN 2020 Best Actor and reigning Performer of The Year Award winner DeAngelo Jackson, Being Black in Porn follows the lives of four gay men of color as they navigate their…

PROTECT TRANS WOMEN

Woman’s transphobic rant sparks violent protests outside Koreatown spa Demonstrations over transgender rights sparked clashes between protestors and counter-protestors in Koreatown at the beginning of the month after a video went viral of a woman upset that a trans woman disrobed in the women’s section of a popular spa, reported KTLA. The video that sparked…

QUEER SUPERHEROES

Animated Gay-Spy Comedy “Q-Force” With Sean Hayes & Wanda Sykes  Gary Cole, David Harbour, Patti Harrison, Laurie Metcalf, Matt Rogers, Wanda Sykes and creator/executive producer Gabe Liedman will join Sean Hayes in the voice cast of Q-Force, Netflix’s new animated gay-spy comedy, reports Deadline. Q-Force centers on Steve Maryweather, aka Agent Mary (Hayes), was once…

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT

More teens identifying as gay, bisexual More teens in the United States are reporting their sexual identity as gay, lesbian or bisexual, nationwide surveys show, reports Health Day. Between 2015 and 2019, the percentage of 15- to 17-year-olds who said they identified as “non-heterosexual” rose from 8.3% to 11.7%, according to nationwide surveys by the…

The Art

DANIEL HIRSCH Sr. Creative/Art Director “Starting out as a set designer in L.A. was intimidating, to say the least. I was surrounded by so much talent and well-connected talent… I was nervous I wasn’t good enough, didn’t know the right software, and that there was always someone better than me waiting to take the next…

The Calendar

MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS TRANSACTION 1PM-3PM  Trans Wellness Center. For more info: (323) 993-2900 or visit: www.mytranswellness.org. A social support group for transgender women at any stage of gender transition, many participants are in a marginal or transitional living situation. Facilitated by Friends Community Center.  EVERY TUESDAY BLUSH 2PM-4PM Trans Wellness Center. For more info: (323)…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD REVOLVER VIDEO BAR AND MICKY’S NIGHTCLUB RE-OPEN Revolver Video Bar and Micky’s Nightclub have re-opened after being closed for well over a year during the pandemic. Revolver opened on Wednesday, June 16th and Micky’s opened on July 1st to the delight of its loyal customers who were concerned that the two gay bars would be…

The Profile

METROPOLITAN ANIMAL SPECIALTY HOSPITAL Located in the heart of Hollywood, providing high quality specialty and emergency pet care, 24/7 Metropolitan Animal Specialty Hospital (MASH), a 24-hour specialty and emergency animal hospital located on 6565 Santa Monica Blvd., in the heart of Hollywood, offers veterinary Surgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency and Critical Care, Dermatology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Cardiology,…