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Lights. Camera. Representation!

The 26th annual QFilms Fest highlights the importance of showcasing an array of LGBTQ+ experiences through film.  By Jorge Paniagua Throughout last weekend, long, bustling lines formed outside of Long Beach’s historic Art Theatre.  Thousands of LGBTQ+...

Long Beach Welcomes 26th Annual QFilm Festival

This year, the festival dedicating short film program to LGBTQ+ Asain and Asain American experience. Long Beach’s historic Art Theatre will soon get its annual queer treatment.  That’s right, it’s time for the annual Long Beach QFilm Festival, the city’s...

GAY LA: The Queer Frontier

Literary lesbian Willa Cather may have found Long Beach in 1929 to be the most “hideous and vulgar place in the whole world,” she was in the minority. Even before Hollywood was in full developmental swing in the 1920s and ‘30s, queer people had been coming out...

LGBTQ+ Youth Cookin’ Up a Future

Cedars-Sinai awarded the Los Angeles LGBT Center a $159,973 grant for LGBTQ+ youth enrolled in a new intergenerational Culinary Arts program taught at the Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus LGBTQ+ youth interested in culinary arts just received a whole lot of support from Cedars-Sinai....

WeHo Mayor Speaks About Attack on Trans Folks at Las Perlas

A wave of backlash is sweeping social media as people learn about the transphobic and homophobic abuse that transpired at Las Perlas over the weekend. “The City of West Hollywood has been made aware of an incident being investigated as a possible...

PREVIEW: “Handjob” on Power, Racism

When a gay writer hires a man to work as a “shirtless cleaner,” homophobia, racism and issues of consent bubble to the surface in the world premiere of “Handjob,” an outrageous comedy by Erik Patterson.  Patterson’s comedy explores the deepest sensitivities in our culture — with unexpected and...

IN PHOTOS: DTLA Proud 2019

"By the Community, For the Community" Firmly believing in bring proud year round, DTLA Proud Festival resurged LGBTQ+ Pride over the weekend as summer comes to a close.  The 4th annual queer-first community festival took place August 23-25 in Pershing...

LGBTQ+ Voices in the Business of Music

Nearly a quarter of 18 to 34-year-olds identify as LGBTQ+, with nearly all queer  consumers being self-proclaimed music fans, according to GLAAD. Yet, LGBTQ+ voices are rarely heard in the mainstream music scene, save one or two icons. Beyond the loss of revenue from not addressing a...

COLUMN: How to Safely Prep to Bottom

By Dr. Evan Goldstein, founder of Future Method When it comes to sex, the majority of gay men don’t have access to proper sex education, nor has there been safe and appropriate anal douching products, both of which can have real consequences. As...

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