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Queer CHROMA Faces are this Artist’s Pride

There is a certain messy beauty to photographer Matt Monath’s CHROMA series. Queer faces covered in rainbow dust, textures, and extreme close-ups fill the shot. There’s a...

Suzanne Guacci: The Cinematic Voice for LGBTQ with Disabilities

During this Pride month, many different factions within our community are celebrating their identity and showing their Pride. While some members are fighting to add their color to...

Retiring While Inspiring: Lorri L. Jean’s Labor of Love at the Los Angeles LGBT Center

In September of 2020, it was announced that the Los Angeles LGBT Center would begin its search for a successor to CEO Lorri L. Jean who, at the time of retirement in July of 2022,...

Carson Kressley, The Queen of Reality TV is Authentically Increasing Gay Representation

It’s hard to remember a time that Carson Kressley hasn’t been a fixture on TV. 2003 marked the premiere of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy on the (then) small cable network...

The World-Famous Abbey in West Hollywood Celebrates 30 Years

When talking about the “World-Famous” Abbey, it is hard to imagine it as a 1,100 square foot coffee shop, across the street from its current location and run by an ex-banker...

Quinton Peron Talks LGBTQ Acceptance in Sports and Leading the Cheer in Pride

Picture it – Atlanta 2019, Super Bowl LIII, the Los Angeles Rams are about to take on the New England Patriots. The stakes are high – the last time the Rams were in the Super...

Gigi Gorgeous is Building Bridges Between the Gay and Transgender Communities Through Visibility

Getting your first 100 million views on YouTube makes you a star, surpassing 500 million views and using that stardom for activism makes you a gorgeous queen. What we’ve learned...

Lawrence Zarian: Putting the Curves in Fashion

Everyone wants Lawrence Zarian. Women want him to dress them, men want to dress like him, both want to date him. Alas, he is too busy for dating but not too busy to make some...

Gregory Matthew Rodriguez’s Sweet Life in Baketopia

Baking challenge shows have become the rage with ratings high for shows like The Food Network’s Baking Championship franchise, Netflix’ The Great British Bake Off and even...

rIVerse: Turning Adversity Into Art

There’s a new group of superheroes on the scene – they’ve got the outfits, they’ve got the attitude, and they’ve got the superpower – turning adversity into art....

Lesli Margherita Knows the Surefire Way to Combat Social Media Haters

Lesli Margherita is a lot of things. She is an Olivier Award winner, a Broadway belter, an actor, a Star Wars geek, a Muppet freak, an LGBTQ ally, and above all, she is a Queen. ...

Max Miller has Extravagant Food for Any Time with Tasting History

During COVID, the nation’s relationship with food has been interesting, to say the least. COVID carbs are a thing, the allure of the fridge as our lockdown companion is strong,...