“We’ll see you under the electric sky” is a phrase widely used by Insomniac, the entity responsible for the world-famous dance music and experience company. Around 30 years ago, in the warehouses of Los Angeles an underground movement rooted in music, culture and creativity came alive.
As I sat down with Chelsea Gray at Tailgate Social it was easy to see why she has found success in the WNBA. Her height and physique hint at her status as an elite athlete and leader, but it quickly becomes clear that she has the brains to back it up.
In the heart of West Hollywood, Weho Pride did something a little different this year and threw an entire offshoot music festival filled to the absolute brim with heavy hitters, called OUTLOUD Raising Voices Music Festival - a three-day festival comparable to the bigger festivals throughout the country, with a queer twist.
LGBTQ+ families are an indisputable and vital part of communities across the United States. In fact, recent data from the Family Equality Council suggests that as many as 3.7 million children are raised by LGBTQ+ parents and decades of research shows that children with LGBTQ+ parents grow up as happy, healthy and well-adjusted as their peers.
LGBTQ representation in sports and media is at an all time high. As more athletes, coaches and fans continue to break the stigma and come OUT, we continue to see ourselves represented in the places where we have always existed. We are visible in locker rooms, on sidelines and in starting lineups.
Frankie Fictitious lived many lives before her rise to burlesque infamy. This small-town girl from The Bay has been dancing since she was six, she was the lead guitarist in an all-girl band, she studied painting in college, and has always had a passion for art. One fateful day in San Francisco, Fictitious witnessed the power and sexuality of the incredible Dita Von Teese.
The one word to describe, the vibe, energy, love and community of New York Pride is electric. From Friday June 24th to Sunday June 26th millions of LGBTQ members and ally’s flocked to all different parts of New York City. On Friday, the world got word that Roe v. Wade was overturned and our entire community felt the full force of devastation.
Carl Nassib is a leader on and off the field during his first six NFL seasons, and he further elevated his social impact with a charitable announcement in June. Nassib, the first openly gay active player in NFL history, said in an Instagram post that he will match donations to The Trevor Project up to $100,000 in an effort that coincides with Pride Month.
It was a delight to get to know DJ Moeejito better as we chatted and met up to work on this piece. They were very candid and open with me about their life and experiences. Their journey hasn’t been an easy one, but they have forged a new path and you get the sense when you talk to Moee, that they are older than their 27 years.
If you’re a part of the queer scene near Los Angeles, you have assuredly heard of the Gay Asstrology Party. The once monthly astrology-centered party in the heart of LA provides a safe space for every queer person no matter their identity, age, race, or birthdays (looking at you Scorpios). Judgment is left at the door and self-expression reigns.
2022 saw the return of PRIDE Nights celebrated by nearly every major professional sports league in the nation. These celebrations have evolved over time to include varying degrees of community involvement and engagement.
Lady Like, A Retro Modern Burlesque Show, takes on the “traditional woman’s role” from the 1950s to the 1960s with an edgy twist. The new show opened with a limited engagement preview on the Las Vegas Strip in June before announcing an impending venue change (yet to be announced).
Parents can insulate their kids from some of the biggest money management mistakes and build their financial literacy by talking openly about the value of money and the benefits of good financial decision making. To yield the biggest impact on kids’ money habits, however, the lessons imparted must be age-appropriate.
The Art of Drag Elevated (or Degraded) into a Trashy Costume Gallery at Recycled Propaganda this Fall! A visual art multidimensional experience five years in the making— “Trash Queen of America” showcases a visual experience documenting the story of our beloved Lynn Troller— THEE Trash Queen of America.
Sometimes I miss that mid-1990’s feeling of being a young, naïve queer with an entire summer break of possibilities ahead of me. Well, okay, my summer breaks were just as horrendous as the rest of the year, but you get the point. Freedom; play; adventure; childlike wonder; carefree heart…the gifts of being a kid.
In order to continue the growing momentum between Las Vegas and the sports world, Nevada Health Link, the state agency connecting Nevadans to quality and affordable health insurance, is partnering with some of the most talented teams in Nevada, including Las Vegas Aviators – as well as local area youth soccer leagues.