The Lens

Lucas Bouk Transgender Opera Singer Debuts as Baritone at On Site Opera

Before 2021, Lucas Bouk was a transgender opera singer living as Mr. Liz and performing as a mezzo-soprano. They had anxiety about physically transitioning with testosterone and...

Swan Song with Legendary Actor Udo Kier Debuts

Legendary actor Udo Kier stars as retired hairdresser Pat Pitsenbarger, who escapes the confines of his small-town Sandusky, Ohio nursing home after learning of his former...

We Have Big Love for ‘The Little Schitts’

Understatement alert: we (heart emoji) Schitt’s Creek. It presented viewers with a sitcom universe in which the queer characters were the sanest amongst a sea of...

If You’ve Got It, Flavnt It

Put your money where you mission statement is. That’s the philosophy driving Flavnt Streetwear, the LGBTQ-owned Austin, TX design company that gives back gorgeously to the gay...

OUTFEST LA – International Shorts Collection: Fellas that Were in the Mood

Desire comes in many forms, as showcased in these erotic cinematic visions where passion and pleasure thrive. From unknown waters brimming with beautiful men to the hidden rooms...

OUTFEST LA – Baloney

Baloney — San Francisco’s beloved gay All-Male Revue — has delighted audiences in recent years with live performances that lovingly investigate the larger milieu of gay and...

OUTFEST LA – Boy Meets Boy

After 48 hours of non-stop partying in Berlin, handsome Brit Harry meets Johannes on the dance floor. With not much time to go before Harry’s flight back to the UK, Johannes...

Leather, Lust & Legacy: The Photography of Stanley Stellar

Equality = struggle. In order to fit in, at first you must stand out. This is the oxymoron of queer existence, and it is depicted brilliantly and boldly in the works of Stanley...

Gaaays in Spaaace – LGBTQ No Longer Lost in Space

There was only one thing that would get me out of school early when I was growing up. Like clockwork, I knew that by mid-morning the school nurse would come in and take me out of...

A ‘House’ Divided: Reacting to the ‘Gucci’ Trailer

The new trailer for House of Gucci just slinked its way onto the internet and… wow. Allow us to take a big gay breath before deconstructing it, beat by delicious beat. Get ready...

A Step Ahead: The Vanguard Vision of Alvin Ailey

Movement provides us both a declaration and an escape. We revel in the power of our muscles, the extension of our upper limbs and the grounded nature of our feet upon the earth....

A Force of Nature: The Photography of David Uzochukwu

Are humans adrift in a cosmic ocean of amniotic alienation, or are we rooted in civilization, evolution and interconnection? These are the provocative questions posed in David...