The Art

XAVIER HAMEL Fascinated by the macabre, the avant-garde, the surreal & villainous, Xavier Hamel is an emergent film director from Montréal, Quebec. Meditative works of darkest symbolism & examined morality, questioned narrative & reconciled duality, his films explore anarchy & fear, lust & death, love & salvaged redemption, all in equal measure. His work has…

The Bay

SFPD ISSUES LGBTQ APOLOGY 53 years after the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots San Francisco Police Chief William Scott issued an apology for the SFPD’s history of harassment and brutality toward LGBTQ individuals—such as the indiscriminate assault of Gay men in the Castro and arresting Trans women for wearing feminine clothing. “Unless the wrongs of the past…

The Calendar

THROUGH OCTOBER 20 LIBERATE THE BAR!—QUEER NIGHTLIFE ACTIVISM, AND SPACEMAKING, 11AM–6PM ONE Archives Gallery & Museum, 626 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, 90069. A multimedia exhibition that sheds light on the intricate relationship between nightlife, activism, and creative expression across space and time.  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 MR REGIMENT 2020 CONTEST, 9PM Eagle LA, 4219 Santa…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD  ED BUCK ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH DEATH OF GEMMEL MOORE Former Democratic donor and West Hollywood resident Ed Buck, was arrested last month. It took a third overdose at his West Hollywood apartment for officials to finally slap him with overdue charges. The Los Angeles Times reports that the former LGBTQ political activist was…

The Talk

BE CLEAR “Just to be clear, LGBTQ media plays an increasingly important role, especially at a time like this.” —Gay Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg last month, retracting earlier remarks, where he said “I can’t even read the LGBT media anymore, because it’s all, ‘he’s too gay, not gay enough, wrong kind of gay.’” Buttigieg…

The Art

JEFFREY BERTOLINI A Los Angeles based multidisciplinary artist Jeffrey Bertollini focuses on painting, drawing, sculpture and commercial installation. Currently working on a solo show, his personal body of work is a reflection of “self.” His, self.  Your, self.  Their, self.  Our, self. It’s meant to start a conversation with the inner turmoil of depression, anxiety…

The Calendar

THROUGH OCTOBER 20 LIBERATE THE BAR!—QUEER NIGHTLIFE ACTIVISM, AND SPACEMAKING, 11AM–6PM ONE Archives Gallery & Museum, 626 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, 90069. A multimedia exhibition that sheds light on the intricate relationship between nightlife, activism, and creative expression across space and time.  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 DIRTY LOOKS: PRESENTS: FERTILE LA TOYAH JACKSON THE VIDEO…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD PROTEST AT EQUINOX DUE TO TRUMP FUNDRAISER West Hollywood activists brought an anti-Trump demonstration to the front doors of Equinox and Soul Cycle in West Hollywood last month. The protest was in response to Equinox and Soul Cycle owner Stephen Ross hosting a top dollar fundraiser to benefit the re-election of Donald Trump.…

The Event

DTLA PROUD FESTIVAL Last month’s DTLA Proud Festival in Pershing Square was one of the largest LGBTQ gatherings in downtown history. With over 13,000 attendees, including over 100 queer-identified performers, artists, merchants and advocates, DTLA Proud Festival served up unity within the community. DTLA Proud Festival will return in 2020.

The Nation

TRUMP ADMIN ASKS COURT TO LEGALIZE FIRING LGBTQ WORKERS  Federal lawyers are asking the Supreme Court, for the first time, to explicitly limit the Civil Right Act’s protections to exclude LGBTQ people. The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court last month to declare that federal law allows private companies to fire workers based only on…

The Profile

Mosaic Wellness “I have not taken an OTC or prescription drug for inflammation, pain, arthritis, lack of sleep or anxiety since discovering all the benefits of the different CBD products.” Karin Clarke, a certified integrative health coach and owner of Mosaic Wellness, has been working in the cannabis industry for close to a decade. “I…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

Now, a contractor basically need only wave a bible around in order to make those anti discrimination requirements vanish. TOUCHING ANECDOTE  It’s not exactly LGBT news, but I wanted to pass along a truly heart-warming story about the bond formed between a little 4-year-old girl and some construction workers that will make you believe that we…

The Talk

LIKE ME “It’s so crazy to be standing up here because you’d never think in a million years you’d get an award like this being a woman like me.” —Pose star Mj Rodriguez on becoming the first transgender woman to win Best Actress—Television at the Imagen Awards last month, an annual event honoring positive representations…

The Calendar

THROUGH OCTOBER 20 LIBERATE THE BAR! QUEER NIGHTLIFE ACTIVISM, AND SPACEMAKING, 11AM–6PM ONE Archives Gallery & Museum, 626 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, 90069. A multimedia exhibition that sheds light on the intricate relationship between nightlife, activism, and creative expression across space and time.  SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 24TH WOMEN ON A ROLL CELEBRATION Los Angeles…