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GAY LA – When Drag Was All the Rage (But Queerness Wasn’t)

Today, it’s not hard to find drag culture wherever you are. From VH1, to Netflix, to Twitter, the language of drag has become culturally omnipresent since RuPaul’s “Drag Race” turned America’s gayest pastime into a contact sport. But what about everything that went down...

Long Beach Library to be Named After Billie Jean King

The City of Long Beach recently approved to name the City’s new library after LGBTQ+ icon, Long Beach native and tennis star Billie Jean King.  “This honor would represent my life coming full circle, and my complete belief of having a commonplace for the...

“Tomboys” – Exploring Queer Art in West LA

NSFW warning Planning a day trip to Venice? Be sure to add this exhibit to your itinerary before it ends!  “Tomboys” at the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) features a collection of over twenty mixed media oil paintings...

HEALTH FEATURE: Helping Vaccine Sensitive Patients at Ananda Integrative Medicine

Vaccinating children who’ve had adverse reactions to shots.  By Sam Catanzaro  While kids are still in summer mode, parents have begun preparing for the new school year already. Part of this preparation includes making sure their children are vaccinated,...

HEALTH FEATURE: The Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia

Dr. Melissa Alexander helping patients minimize effects of hearing loss The ability to hear can have a significant impact on all aspects of life, from someone’s emotional and physical well-being to their professional career and activities they enjoy outside of work. Despite research...

35th Anniversary for AIDS Walk Los Angeles

This week 35 years ago in history, actor Rock Hudson publicly announced that he had AIDS. He was one of the first mainstream celebrities to be diagnosed with the disease. Then, three days later on July 28, 1985, Walk Los Angeles held its first event, hoping to...

Bisexuals Suffer from Identity Denial, Depression

Rutgers researchers find that bisexuals can experience discrimination that may lead to mental health issues. Bisexual individuals may feel discriminated against and have high rates of stress and depression because they believe that their sexual identity is often questioned or denied by others,...

Young Trans Woman Fights Homelessness After Father’s Death

For Christine Coleman, troubling news has unfortunately been a constant since childhood. But not even experiences with foster care and ugly custody battles as a kid, or living in homeless shelters as a young trans Latinx woman could have prepared her for the worst news in her...

DEAR AIDAN: Disclosing HIV Positive Status?

Dear Aidan: I am HIV Positive and am jumping into the dating world. I know that there is a stigma and judgmental gay guys will look as me as a “slut” and also am concerned that no one will want to date me because...

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