RAINBOW REVOLUTION

A collection of vibrant portraits that celebrate the expanding spectrum of queer identity and visibility. Magnus Hastings’ new coffee-table book, Rainbow Revolution is a collection of vibrant portraits that celebrate the expanding spectrum of queer identity and visibility.  Inspired by the photographer’s social media campaign #GayFace—a project that quickly became a viral sensation for featuring…

Finding HOME

LGBTQ youth make up roughly 40% of California’s homeless youth. How Covenant House helped one man to “live in victory.”  BY VICTOR MELAMED November is Youth Homelessness Awareness Month, a month that follows LGBTQ history month. This connection is an intentional one as LGBTQ youth make up roughly 40% of California’s homeless youth. Most of…

COPING MECHANISMS

Bisexual recording artist Tayla Parx: “Be nice to yourself. Go through those growing pains, because they enable you to become who you’re meant to be.” BY ORLY LYONNE Multiple GRAMMY® Award-nominated recording artist Tayla Parx has released the official music video for her new single “Residue.”  “Residue” is available now via Tayla Made/Atlantic at all DSPs…

A Better Tomorrow

The CARE Center at Dignity Health—St. Mary Medical Center: Remembering 40 Million People—Let’s End AIDS World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st of December each year. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day, and serves as an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV, to continue…

My Child Is An HONOR STUDENT

Kids of same-sex parents perform better academically, according to study According to a recently published study by researchers from the University of Oxford, kids raised by LGBTQ+ couples academically outperform their peers raised by straight couples, reports Raffy Ermac in The Advocate. The study was conducted in the Netherlands (the first country to first legalize…

The Art

DAKOTA NOOT A Los Angeles-based artist and curator, Dakota Noot uses drawings, paintings, and installations to create animal-human hybrids that explore rural yet fantastical, queer identities. Originally from Bismarck, North Dakota, he continues to show in both North Dakota and Los Angeles, including solo and two-person shows at Highways Performance Space, MuzeuMM, and PØST. Noot has…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD TRANSGENDER AWARENESS MONTH TO BE COMMEMORATED WITH ONLINE EVENTS The City of West Hollywood and its Transgender Advisory Board recognize November as Transgender Awareness Month. Kicking-off events this year, the City presented the Transgender Awareness Month Awards via Zoom. This year’s honorees included Nick Adams, GLAAD’s Director of Transgender Media & Representation. Awards…

The Final Fight

ENTRY DENIED Horrific Anti-LGBT Persecution in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras. United States blocks path to asylum The governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have failed to effectively address violence and entrenched discrimination LGBT people, leading many to seek asylum in the United States, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Yet policies by…

The Share

FRESH OUT OF REHAB We asked these clean and sober individuals in early recovery what it’s like—after completing a rehabilitation program at the Van Ness Recovery House—moving into a sober living space.  Life With Tools “Getting out of rehab is fabulous. I now have a life with tools. Being in the house was very uncomfortable…

The Transaction

TRANS ELECTION VICTORIES Sarah McBride has become the highest ranking trans legislator in the country Trans candidate Taylor Small of Vermont, has made history as the new representative-to-be for two districts in the state legislator, reports LGBTQ Nation.  In the Midwest, Stephanie Byers becomes the first transgender person of color in a state legislature by…

Bipartisan [cover feature]

Finding common ground with the most commonly misunderstood letter in LGBT. Labels, misconceptions and why Handy Dan “sometimes feels like a faggot in a straight man’s sexuality.” BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Last month, on September 23, “Bi Visibility Day,” was celebrated—a worldwide holiday to “accelerate acceptance of the bi+ (bisexual, pansexual, fluid,…

Decoding Jesus

Amazing his audience with his stunning size and hypnotized by the filthiness of his electronic symphonies. PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Musical artist Decoding Jesus exploded on to the scene in 2009 with his internationally acclaimed collaboration with Superstar DJ Keoki.  Additional collaborations in 2010 with artists like Rabbit in the Moon, Soundsex, Evan Gamble Lewis…

An Anti-Equality Court

As SCOTUS threatens an extreme rightward tilt, HRC President calls out Thomas, Alito for renewed war on marriage equality BY LUCAS ACOSTA As confirmation hearings near for Amy Coney Barrett, a far-right social conservative who has publicly opposed SCOTUS marriage equality decisions, the Human Rights Campaign sharply called out Justices Thomas and Alito for paving…

Radicalism Exemplified

LA LGBT Center and others respond to Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett In response to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the United States Supreme Court, the Los Angeles LGBT Center issued the following statement:  “The Center calls on all U.S. Senators to reject the radicalism exemplified by President…

Back To The Future

One man’s quest to document unknown and untold stories about LGBTQ liberation and civil rights BY MARK ARIEL The QueerCore Podcast, hosted by August Bernadicou, elucidates radical, LGBTQ activists’ histories. It is a spotlight on the catalysts who fought in the front-lines, in the back-lines and in the trenches of civil rights. The QueerCore Podcast is an opportunity for…

Our Voice

Getting the vote out. My 12 Step Store’s owner and founder, RJ Holguin on the importance of civic duty BY PAULO MURILLO My 12 Step Store, the recovery gift and bookstore that specializes in 12-step literature, meeting Pride chips and medallions, racy clothing, 12-step jewelry including the Surrender collection, along with prayer bookmarks, and other self-improvement gift…

The Art

CALEB BOYLES Cutedirtydog, also known as Caleb Boyles, is a queer illustrator based out of Los Angeles. As a full-time freelance artist he spends his days working out of his apartment alongside his boyfriend and their bichon poodle named Milk. His work embodies his own personal experiences of queerness and the emotions that come with…