Heart Throb

  The seven colors of sex. BY LEON FOX  |  PHOTO BY BRADLEY ROBERGE For about seven years now, I’ve majored in the gay erotic arts, via escorting, adult film acting, sex and intimacy coaching, etc; and if there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that we’ve been programmed to believe that there is only one kind…

Pride Institute

Recovery doesn’t just mean living substance-free, it means living more integrated and expressive lives. BY VICTOR MELAMED Founded in 1986, Pride Institute is the nation’s first and leading provider of residential and outpatient treatment programs devoted to treating addiction and the mental health needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. At Pride Institute,…

Love Bizarre

Nathan Rapport and Suzy Mae, co-owners of downtown LA’s “A Love Bizarre” and “Neon Altar” on queer art, magic and community. BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM A Los Angeles based queer focused fine art gallery and gift shop—A LOVE BIZARRE is a brick and mortar neon and glitter fantasy shopping experience. The shop also incorporates…

The Fight For CHANGE

Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on the story of equality since Stonewall, the importance of allies and taking up the unfinished work of achieving true freedom and dignity for every American. BY VICTOR MELAMED The LGBTQ Victory Fund, a political action committee dedicated to increasing the number of openly LGBTQ public officials in the U.S.,…

Beyond Sound Bites

The democratic debates briefly spotlight transgender rights, hopefully signaling the party is willing to embrace broader civil rights and social justice platforms.  BY ORLY LYONNE In a historic moment, Democratic presidential hopeful Julián Castro used the televised debate stage last month to support civil rights for transgender people, reports Sony Salzman at www.rewire.news. His comments were…

Confirmation Bias

The Langer’s Deli incident. The false accusation of homophobia taps into our conscious and unconscious beliefs, dramatically undermining legitimate victims.  BY MARK ARIEL Last month, a lesbian couple accused the legendary Langer’s Deli, in the Westlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, opposite MacArthur Park, of homophobia. Rachel Curry, one of the women involved in the incident,…

Don’t Let Me Go

Dario’s new single on toxic relationships, from his new LP, Ascension. BY ORLY LYONNE LA based glam rocker Dario makes his return to pop radio with “Don’t Let Me Go”, an anthemic rock power ballad he wrote about his experience being trapped in a toxic relationship.   “Our minds often play games with us, convincing us…

I’m Fine

This season tackles themes of identity, monogamy, shame and the gay generational divide. BY VIXTOR MELAMED The final season of I’M FINE—Dekkoo’s multi-episode trilogy web series—follows Nate and his band of friends as they continue to splinter off into their own journeys as other friendships develop.  This season tackles themes of identity, monogamy, shame and…

Preserve And Share

Participants in the 1977 San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. Photograph by Marie Ueda. Marie Ueda photographs (#2006-12), Courtesy of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society. Five questions with Terry Beswick, Executive Director of the GLBT Historical Society. BY BRENDEN SHUCART What is the GLBT Historical Society and what is its mission? Our mission is…

We Are Family

Transgender community members Gracie Cartier and Jacob Rostovsky on LGBTQ solidarity, the pros and cons of a separate Trans Pride celebration and living authentically. BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM First off—please tell us a little about yourselves. Gracie:I am Gracie Cartier aka Madame Jeuge (My IG is @madamejeuge). I’m a 40 year…

LA Pride 2019

The festival takes place on Saturday, June 8 through Sunday, June 9. 2019. The opening ceremony takes place on Friday, June 7. The parade is on Sunday. June 9. For last minute notifications or changes visit: www.lapride.org. Paula Abdul FRIDAY, JUNE 7 FREE OPENING CEREMONY  West Hollywood Park, (San Vicente Blvd. between Santa Monica and…