The Transaction

Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera Transgender Icons Honored The statues of these pioneering trans women of color will be the first in the United States to honor  transgender people. BY VICTOR MELAMED The riots at the Stonewall Inn in June 1969 in New York were a turning point for LGBTQ rights, however for transgender activists Marsha…

The Art

AARON SMITH Aaron Smith attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he is now an associate chair. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions in galleries in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York and in group shows at galleries and museums nationwide including Laguna Art Museum, Frye Art Museum and Museum…

The Spread

Ian Utterback & Josue Oliva PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM NAME: Ian Utterback AGE: 27 HOMETOWN: Omaha, NE SELF IDENTIFY AS: Gay CURRENT AND PAST OCCUPATIONS: Used to be a hairstylist and go-go dancer. CHILDHOOD CRUSH: SEAN William Scott RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Single PET PEEVE: I hate it when someone uses the one squat rack in the…

The City

LONG BEACH GRAND MARSHALS CHOSEN FOR LONG BEACH PRIDE The Long Beach LGBTQ Pride Festival and Parade, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, will take place May 18 and 19 at Marina Green Park and Rainbow Lagoon along Shoreline Drive, reports www.Qvoicenews.com.  The Long Beach Pride Parade grand marshals are actress Kate Linder,…

The Epidemic

Once-A-Month HIV Treatment  Progress made in developing a monthly injectable to treat HIV. BY ORLY LYONNE GlaxoSmithKline’s ViiV Healthcare has continued to lead the way when it comes to simplifying drug treatment regimens for those living with HIV, and now they are closer than ever to releasing a once-a-month injectable treatment in the United States,…

The Event

Invisible Men’s First Year Anniversary The trans group Invisible Men celebrated their first year anniversary at THE FIGHT’s April issue launch party at The Abbey in West Hollywood. For more info on Invisible Men please visit: www.invisibletmen.com, FB: @invisibletmen. PHOTOS BY MELANIE CHAPMAN

The Nation

Pastor Warns: Buttigieg Will Turn Country Into A “Homocracy” Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who served as an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve and deployed for the war in Afghanistan in 2014, found himself in the crosshairs of a firebrand pastor last month, who claimed the openly-gay politician would crack down on Christianity…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

In happier news, lesbian Jane Castor was elected Mayor of Tampa, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hung out with the drag queens at a gay bar in Des Moines, exchanging fashion tips and trading outfits. Okay. I like it, Kirsten! But I still don’t forgive you for rousting Al Franken. Brace For A Devastating Answer There’s…

The Share

Overcoming Triggers  With summer fast approaching, we asked these clean and sober folks with various lengths of recovery time how they deal with triggers ortemptations during the warm weather party season. SUPPORT GROUP “The summer was always a little triggering for me. The smell of chemicals trigger me (laughs). Anything that smells like a chemical,…

The Talk

VOLUNTEER MYSELF “I will volunteer myself second to be executed according to Brunei’s new anti-LGBT law on the condition that the Sultan’s son is first, and that the Sultan himself cast the first and last stones.” —Actor and activist Omar Sharif Jr. issuing a stunning challenge on Twitter last month to the Sultan of Brunei…

The Art

GREG NASCA Originally from Boston, MA where he earned bachelor degrees in Global Studies and Graphic Design, Greg Nasca lives in Los Angeles. While living on the east coast he focused on ceramics and digital media. Since moving to LA, Greg has begun working in mixed media. His work is inspired by human behavior, the…

The Calendar

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 ANITA MAY ROSENSTEIN CAMPUS GRAND OPENING COMMUNITY CELEBRATION 11AM–5PM 1118 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Info: lalgbtcenter.org/opening. JOEY ARIAS & SHERRY VINE IN “GARDEN OF SHE-DEN” 7:30PM–9:30PM Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 90028. A sexy, over-the-top spectacle featuring original material, reinterpretations of classics, Joey’s infamous Billie…

The City

LOS ANGELES LA LGBT CENTER CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF ANITA MAY ROSENSTEIN CAMPUS Two years after breaking ground in Hollywood—and just in time for its 50th anniversary—the Los Angeles LGBT Center celebrates the grand opening of the unprecedented Anita May Rosenstein Campus on Sunday, April 7, from 11am-5pm, to which the public is invited.  The…

The Epidemic

Long-Acting Injectable  Researchers say that GS-6207, Gilead’s first-in-class capside inhibitor, can remain in our body’s system for up to 24 weeks.  According to results from an early clinical trial presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2019) last month, a new long-lasting injectable appeared safe when administered to humans, reports David Artavia…

The Event

Off Sunset Fair PHOTOS BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Los Angeles Leather Pride 2019 took place last month at various venues throughout the city—culminating with Off Sunset Fair. A plethora of vendors, entertainers and local celebs—as well as the amazing attendees – made it, once again, one of the most popular kink events in SoCal. Congratulations the…

The Music

TAKE ME NOW Onicks releases his new single Take Me Now, Find it on iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify. Onicks represents the voice within the body of a broken heart.  His music can be found somewhere between a glass of wine in a room full of lovers, and the empty hands of someone longing for affection.…

The Nation

Trump Admin Declines To Directly Condemn Brunei For “STONE GAYS TO DEATH” Law On April 3, Brunei legalized the stoning to death of LGBT people. The Daily Beast asked the State Department for their response to this horrific new law. After nearly 24 hours of declining to clarify its position, the State Department finally sent…