Queer Eye In Japan. WATCH!

  On 1 November, Queer Eye: We’re In Japan! will premiere on Netflix. The four-episode mini-series will see the Fab Five take their unique areas of expertise – as well as their message of inclusivity and self-love – to Tokyo to give makeovers to a brand new lineup of heroes, reports Gay Times. Model, actress…

Finding Your Purpose

Derek Hawkins, SoCal Club’s Outreach Coordinator, on how his HIV status changed his life for for the better. BY MARK ARIEL “The mission and goal of SoCal Club is simple: a safe space for young gay men of color,” states Derek Hawkins, SoCal Club’s Outreach Coordinator, in an interview with THE FIGHT. Located in South…

Having Babies

HRC Fertility’s Dr. Diana Chavkin on fertility options for LGBTQ+ people. BY GREY CROUCH Dr. Diana Chavkin, is a board-certified fertility specialist who helps people build families. Having struggled with her own infertility, sheknows the value of a compassionate, transparent and effective medical team. She sees patients at HRC Fertility in West Los Angeles. In an…

Mental Health & Substance Abuse

We are much more than a diagnosis. Doing your research, finding proper treatment and enjoying your life more fully. BY JAMES GUAY, LMFT Many of us have witnessed or experienced firsthand some form of mental illness and/or addiction. While this kind of psychological and emotional pain is common enough for us to have some level…

Mess Your Hair Up

Stewart Taylor releases new single and music video. BY VICTOR MELAMED In Mess Your Hair Up, singer/songwriter Stewart Taylor encourages fans to be playful and adventurous with their significant others. Produced by David Pramick and John Silos, the R&B funk track is reminiscent of Off the Wall-era Michael Jackson and was inspired by Taylor’s own…

Never Give Up

Civil rights attorney Peter Perkowski on committing to the fight for equality and justice for the long haul. BY VIC GERAMI If being white, male, cisgender, and of the professional class are temptations for people like civil rights attorney Peter Perkowski to luxuriate in the comforts of acceptance and privilege in 21st century America, count…

Stand By Me

Straight, Muslim female comedian produces queer comedy show in West Hollywood. BY ORLY LYONNE Mona Shaikh, a straight, Muslim female comedian, produces a comedy show showcasing LGBTQIA comedians in Boystown called Minority Reportz Presents Gay AF comedy show at Rage in West Hollywood. “I come from a conservative Pakistani, Muslim background where being a woman…

Trans Lives Matter

A rally in support of trans women forcibly removed from a DTLA bar after a straight couple attacked them. BY VICTOR MELAMED Several transgender women were aggressively and forcibly removed from a downtown Los Angeles bar-restaurant last month during DTLA Proud weekend—after they were attacked by a straight couple. The transgender group, along with several…

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…