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LA’s LGBTQ+ Certification for Businesses

Queer business owners rejoice!  The City of Los Angeles has announced the addition of LGBTQ certification to the Los Angeles Business Assistance Virtual Network (BAVN). BAVN is a free online portal provided by the City of Los Angeles and the Mayor’s Office of Economic...

THEATRE PREVIEW: Nancy F***ing Reagan

A gay high school teacher, who is about to turn 50, needs to be cajoled by his friends to embrace the future and let go of a past he struggles with – especially the Reagans’ troubling AIDS legacy. The world premiere dramedy Nancy...

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: This is Queer Family

Queer representation is every-evolving, ever-progressing. Yet, it can still be frustrating trying to identify with mainstream media. We all want to belong, to find our tribe, to be a part of a Queer Family. What does that look like? Photographer Jordan Daniels attempts to tackle this unknown...

Gov. Newsom Signs LBQ Women’s Equity Fund

By Jorge Paniagua It took months, but advocates a part of the Los Angeles LGBT Center are celebrating a substantial win for the Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer women’s community. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently approved a $17.5 million fund to...

Crowning the Kollectin Queen

By Melanie Camp After finishing her first season on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Gia Ichikawa said she found herself confused. While the show changed her life, “I was literally a hairstylist working a salon, cutting hair,” and performing drag after-hours, Ichikawa began to battle...

Another Trans Victim from Dating App Robbery

By Jorge Paniagua Jessica Jean nearly became part of a growing statistic after downloading the popular LGBTQ+ dating/sex app Grindr. Violence against transgender people continues to be a daunting issue within the LGBTQ+ community. Los Angeles, alone, recorded a...

SPOTLIGHT: Making a Difference in her Community

We’re all very familiar with the Hustle of Los Angeles. Trying to achieve all your goals while improving the community around you is a full plate, and balancing a personal life at the same time is no easy task. So how does one UCLA undergrad make it...

COLUMN: It Takes More than a Rainbow

Though the LGBTQ+ community is making progress in human rights across the country, 47 percent of LGBTQ respondents in a new Glassdoor survey said that being "out" in the workplace could hurt their career; and perhaps for this reason, 43 percent say they are not fully out...

LA Receives First Rainbow Crosswalk on 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Riot

On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riot, Los Angeles received its first rainbow crosswalk.  The City of LA and Venice Pride organization a commemoration ceremony today, outside of Roosterfish in Venice, where the crosswalk is located. Roosterfish is a gay bar that was...

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