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  • Outfest 2014: The Top Films of L.A.'s Gay Cannes

    Let France have its starlets on the croisette, Berlin its dark dramas and Tribeca its arty fluff—once a year we get the cream of the film crop, the ultimate alphabet soup of fantasy, phantasmagoria, romance and roughhousing. 

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  • GaymerX: Video Gaming LGBTs Get Together to Change a Culture

    It’s difficult to sum up exactly what a “gaymer” is. It requires explaining years of history, experiences—and even pain—into a few words; an impossible task. There are no words to describe a gay or trans video game enthusiast’s feeling of being around such a supportive community, created in spite of being seen as unnecessary by most of the world. Last year, in the middle of a hotel lobby in San Francisco, I found myself standing inside what most felt was an impossibility. At GaymerX, the world’s first and only gaming convention catering to LGBT audiences, I was surrounded by so many people I never thought I’d have the opportunity to meet. I felt incredibly lucky that an event like this would happen every year.

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  • Hot List 2014: Meet the 20 Individuals Who Made This Year's List of Inspiring LGBTs

    It's a Frontiers tradition that we kick off summer each year with The Hot List, our annual roundup of local LGBTs who should be on your radar. While the 20 men and women on this year's list contribute to the vibrancy of Los Angeles via the arts, fashion, sports, politics or an entrepreneurial instinct, they are all at the same time talented, inspiring and sexy. Each of these individuals make the City of Angels a great place to call home, and we honor their contributions in our latest issue. Meet this year's Hot List below, and click through to find their individual profiles.
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  • ROFL: L.A.'s Gay Comics Debate the Merits of Advocacy Comedy

    The role of a comedian is to make the audience laugh at a minimum of once every 15 seconds,” Lenny Bruce once remarked. The infamous satirist wielded his comedy like a saber, decapitating necessary targets—things like facism, anti-Semitism and the Ku Klux Klan. Despite the heavily political nature of Bruce’s stand-up, his ultimate goal was to always tickle the funny bone. If he were still alive today, could he have made safe-sex funny? And even if he could, would he?

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  • Paul Zone: Inside the Glam, Trash and Gender-Bending of the New York Underground (Photos)

    The life of most 14-year-olds is a quiet one—school, sports, hanging with friends and occasionally getting into trouble. But for Paul Zone, growing up in the early ‘70s at the center of the universe, New York City, 14 meant late nights with rock stars, drag queens, drug addicts, artists and other regulars of Max’s Kansas City and CBGB.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS

  • 'Space Station 76 Director Jack Plotnick Takes Command of Outfest

    One of Los Angeles' most revered local talents, Jack Plotnick takes command of this year's Outfest with his '70s throwback sci-fi spoof Space Station '76. But before you catch his heartfelt comedy at the LGBT film fest's closing night event, read what he has to say about making the film, currently the project on every local film-lover's lips.

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  • Lisa Vanderpump, Reality TV's Classiest Act, Celebrates a Renewed Bravo Deal and Her New WeHo Hotspot

    Emerging from an annus horriblus—which saw her fellow Housewives turn on her and a slough of lawsuits—reality TV’s classiest act celebrates a new deal with Bravo and the WeHo lounge she hopes will be an upscale HQ for gays 

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  • Ian Ziering Has a Body by Chippendales (And You Can, Too)

    Move over, Steve Sanders. Ian Ziering is officially sexier today—at 50 years old, no less—than he was in the ‘90s. Last year, the Beverly Hills 90210 alum metamorphosed his physique when he joined the Chippendales show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas as the production’s guest host. As of this month, Ziering is back in the all-male revue with a body that’s fitter than ever. 

    Of course, fans of camp-tastic sci-fi films will also know Ziering from his Twitter-trending work in the made-for-TV instant cult classic Sharknado, the sequel for which is on its way to viewers. But to get a glimpse of Ziering’s statuesque bod, you’ll have to travel to Vegas for the real thing. The actor’s chiseled torso will be disappointingly absent from Sharknado 2.

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  • Dixie Longate Brings Her Off-Broadway Tupperware Party to the Geffen

    You can never have too much Tupperware, so luckily for us, fast-talking Southern saleswoman Dixie Longate will be peddling her “fantastic plastic crap” here in Los Angeles. Starting July 8, the belle of off-Broadway will be bringing her hit show Dixie’s Tupperware Party to the Geffen Theater. To promote SoCal’s run of the hilarious production, the Alabama trailer park princess dialed us up and gave us a holler.

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  • Horse Meat Disco's New Album Will Leave You Hungry for More

    It’s more than a beloved, all-inclusive queer nightclub event in London’s Vauxhall district—Horse Meat Disco is a movement, a scene and a revival of sorts. Founded by a cadre of DJs and music lovers (James Hillard, Jim Stanton, Severino and “Filthy” Luke Howard), the male collective spins the sounds of classic and rare disco, Italo funk and happy synth pop on dance floors all over the globe. They also curate and mix these gems for mass consumption, as they’ve done with the release of the two-disc Horse Meat Disco Vol. IV. I spoke with Howard about what makes horse meat taste so good. Read More