Archives

Author Brenden Shucart

 

‘Status’: An HIV Doc That Falls Short

A new documentary produced by the My Status is Not a Secret campaign in association with several LGBT health and HIV advocacy organizations and directed by John Saint-Denis—perhaps best known to WeHo audiences for his smart and sexy short films Knowing and Open, which deal with gay relationships in the modern age—Status premiered June 18 at the WeHo Council Chambers as part of the annual One City One Pride arts and culture festival.

Read more…

Sizzling Summer Playlists from 3 of Our Favorite L.A. Venues

It can be hard to discern for those just breezing through the City of Angels, but Pride has come and gone and summer is truly here. In celebration of the halcyon, golden days, three of L.A.’s hottest music venues—the El Rey, Fonda Thatre and The Roxy—have put together Rdio playlists inspired by their upcoming summer line-ups.

Read more…

Margaret Cho and Snoop Dogg Smoking Marijuana is the Best Thing on the Internet

LGBT America’s sweetheart, the irrepressible Margaret Cho, dropped by the product placement-laden studio of GGN—the weekly celebrity interview webcast hosted by none other than the D-O-Double-G himself, Snoop Dogg—to talk about her influences (Richard Pryor and Tamayo Otsuki), her current projects (Drop Dead Diva? Who knew?) and her career aspirations (among them, recording a song with Snoop, natch) all the while smoking copious amounts of marijuana.
Read more…


Tony Awards 2014: Most Memorable Moments

Last night, Sunday, June 8, was the 68th annual Tony Awards.  Often considered the proverbial “red-headed step child” of the big awards shows, in recent years the annual celebration of musicals and theatre has been garnishing more attention, in large part thanks to the contributions of perennial hosts/honorees Hugh Jackman and Neil Patrick Harris—and this year was no different.
Read more…


Black Cat Riots Remembered

How do you mark the beginning of a revolution? The Stonewall Riots are often thought of as the birth of the modern Gay Rights Movement, but as formative as the events of that hot summer evening and the days that followed were to our people, they often overshadow another, equally pivotal, event in our shared history–the Black Cat Riots right here in Los Angeles.

Read more…

Iowa Repeals Nation’s Harshest HIV Criminalization Law

Earlier this month, Iowa’s Senate and House chambers unanimously voted to repeal its draconian HIV criminalization laws. And today Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed the historic bill into law, making Iowa the first state to completely modernize its legal code to reflect the realities of HIV understand and treatment as it stands today.

Read more…

David Cruz: From Matchmaker to Wedding Planner

David Cruzblogger, radio personality and matchmaker to millionaires—is making a change. No longer content to help the lovelorn meet Mr. Right, Cruz (who graced the cover of Frontiers’ recent “Love and Sex” issue) told us that he wants to do more than “talk about love”; he wants to go a step further and help couples plan and execute their dream weddings, even going so far as to become an ordained minister so that he can legally officiate at the weddings himself.
Read more…


‘Duck Dynasty’s’ Phil Robertson Doubles Down on Gay Hate

Phil Robertson, the colorful Southern stereotype that sits at the head of A&E’s Duck Dynasty is once again in the news for making ignorant and hateful remarks about homosexuals.
Read more…


Shock Jocks Suspended Indefinitely for Transphobic Remarks (UPDATE)

Recently the city of Rochester, New York announced that it would be including transgender medical benefits for employees and their families in the municipal health plan and two local early morning radio shock jocks— Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck of the 98.9 Breakfast Buzz took the opportunity to unleash a torrent of disturbing and inaccurate vitriol against trans people. This morning the station released a statement announcing the indefinite suspension of the two hosts.

Read more…

Arcade Fire’s ‘We Exist’ Depicts Andrew Garfield Struggling with Gender Identity

In the new Arcade Fire video for the song “We Exist,” a young man visibly struggling with his gender-identity shaves his head, dresses himself in women’s clothing, applies makeup and goes to a country bar where he is ultimately attacked by a group men. The young person in the video is played by Andrew Garfield, the current incarnation of big screen Spider-Man.

Read more…