The Bonds Of Brotherhood

LA Leather Pride postponed to 2022, LALC CAReS provides community assistance  BY MARK ARIEL The Board of The Los Angeles Leather Coalition (LALC) recently made the decision to postpone LA Leather Pride (LALP), originally rescheduled for this month, until March 2022. Exact dates will be published as the time becomes closer (assuming resumption of events…

Brenda, Call Me!

New podcast about all things drag with Courtney Act and Vanity BY ORLY LYONNE In their new podcast, “Brenda, Call Me!,” best friends, drag superstars and sisters in crime, Courtney Act and Vanity chat about all things drag.  From the political to the downright silly, no topic is off limits. They’ll even call up a…

Heart Of Gold

Ari Gold, trailblazing gay musician and DJ, dead at 47. RIP BY VICTOR MELAMED Groundbreaking queer dance artist Ari Gold died last month at age 47, reports out.com.  Having just celebrated his birthday earlier last month, the death comes after a long battle with cancer. Many have posted their condolences online. Gold released seven albums…

Love Without Fear

Excerpts from President Biden’s memorandum on advancing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex persons around the world, released last month. This memorandum reaffirms and supplements the principles established in the Presidential Memorandum of December 6, 2011 (International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons). That…

The Envelope, Please

Pop culture aficionado and trivia show heart-throb Louis Virtel’s Oscar predictions BY ALEJANDRO CERVANTES There’s a reliable pattern to Hollywood’s movie calendar—Oscar picks start trotting out in August, the fall months inundated with award show hopefuls, the front runners clear by December. Yet 2020 was…anything but reliable. If we learned anything, when in doubt turn…

The Care Center

Dignity Health—St. Mary Medical Center continues to expand service offerings to the local communities. While the early days of 2021 have reflected the continued challenges that the year prior brought with it, there is a sense of hope growing that the worst days of the COVID-19 pandemic are behind us. Just before the start of…

The TS Madison Experience

The first black, transgender woman to host a mainstream talk show BY VICTOR MELAMED  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM WE tv today has announced a new series “THE TS MADISON EXPERIENCE,” starring the social media sensation, TS Madison, premiering the month.  Produced by World of Wonder (“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” “Million Dollar Listing” franchise), the six, one-hour…

The Art

RAJAB ALI SAYED A visual artist who lives and works in Los Angeles Rajab Ali Sayed received his BFA from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan in 2013, and his MFA from the University of Houston, TX in 2017. He is now also a part of the performing arts faculty at Bridges Academy,…

The Calendar

SATURDAY, MARCH 13 SKYLIT: HOME IS WHERE YOU QUEER YOUR HEART GROUP READING 5PM https://www.crowdcast.io/e/skylit-home-is-where. Anthologizes contemporary queer writers and artists creatively thinking through the complex and fluid realities in the U.S. and abroad.  LGBT HOMELESS DROP-IN 8AM–1PM Lower Sweetland Hall, 504 N Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Volunteer to help All Saints’ host a brunch…

The City

LOS ANGELES  LGBT Activist Ivy Bottini Dies At 94 Legendary LGBT Activist Ivy Bottini passed away on last month at her home in Florida surrounded by her daughters.  Bottini was a woman who was at the forefront of the National Organization for Women (NOW) movement and the second wave of feminism. She helped found the…

The Final Fight

FREE GHANA The west African country condemned for its stance on gay rights. Various celebrities of Ghanaian heritage have joined together to condemn their former homeland for its stance on gay rights in what will be seen as an extraordinary show of diaspora power, reports The Guardian. The influential names in fashion, film and media,…

Top 10 Best Gay Romantic Films for Valentine’s Day

( Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, “God’s Own Country”) As most theatres, clubs and restaurants will be closed this Valentine’s weekend, the number one authority on male celebrity nudity is encouraging its members to stay home and make it a Netflix and Chill kind of holiday.  In their latest top ten, Netflix and Chill: Movies for Valentine’s…

FOSTERING COMMUNITY

DJ Mez on music as a unifier, the queer underground community and making more genuine efforts to understand one another BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Up and coming Los Angeles DJ Mez’s first ever gig took place on on his 21st birthday (June 10th) in 2019. “I had been plotting to become…

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

A posh adult retail store specializing in sexual health and wellness products that promote body positivity and self-care. BY ORLY LYONNE Inspired by the Egyptian Goddess of Sensuality, Ghettoff (pronounced “get off”) is a posh adult retail store specializing in sexual health and wellness products that promote body positivity and self-care. The luxurious atmosphere of…

CREATING FAMILIES

Beverly Hills Egg Donation’s Robyn Perchik on embarking on a journey with an egg donor BY VICTOR MELAMED Robyn Perchik is the managing partner of Beverly Hills Egg Donation (BHED), a popular egg donor agency based in Southern California. Though the agency’s roots are in Southern California, BHED works with clinics nationwide and with intended…

Future Perfect

Improving the quality of life—OxyHealth specializes in personal hyperbaric therapy BY SEAN GALUSZKA Cutting edge technology once reserved for the likes of Madonna, Michael Jackson, and LeBron James is here, it’s available, and OxyHealth is at the forefront, specializing in personal hyperbaric therapy.  Remember when gyms installed hyperbaric oxygen chambers around some of their treadmills?…

Getting To Know Joe

An interview with Joe Hollendoner, the upcoming CEO of the Los Angeles LGBT Center BY MARK ARIEL Last month the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Board of Directors announced Joe Hollendoner, CEO of San Francisco AIDS Foundation, will become the Center’s next leader.  Hollendoner will assume the role of executive director on July 6 and work…