Bevin Branlandingham does not teach your average aerobics class. First off, she’s fat, and secondly she’s queer. And she feels perfectly at ease with you referring to her that way. The name of her class is “Fat Kid Dance Party,” and truly everyone is welcome.
While President Trump was delivering his first State of the Union address in Washington D.C., West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman was moderating a panel on “Human Rights and Civil Liberties: One Year After the Inauguration.”
A full session with tantra massage specialist and spiritual healer David Joyner lasts three to four hours and costs $350. For that price, female clients—the only kind he accepts—can expect to receive a ritual bath, chakra balancing, and a massage.
But if last year’s march was an effort to rally hope and resistance in the face of shock and despair after the election, this year’s march used Trump’s one year anniversary to include a diversity of other issues such as the intersectional #MeToo and #TimesUp movements...
The 75th Golden Globes featured Hollywood actors donning all-black gowns and suits, and wearing #TimesUp pins in support of those who have spoken out about sexual harassment and to protest gender inequality. It was a hugely important night celebrating women and women’s stories.
Paul Berry is one of the most outside-the-box tech nerds you will ever meet.
Berry, 41, was born in Mexico City, and grew up in Palo Alto. He made a name for himself as the chief technical officer with Huffington Post.
Catalina Girard’s lingerie line Naja was founded on the idea that feeling empowered is the new sexy, and nothing is more empowering than knowing your money is going towards helping other women. Girard has set herself apart from the rest by bringing socially conscious manufacturing to the world of undergarments.
With a recently published retrospective book of his work, a piece commissioned for the Cannes Film Festival, and several of his portraits hanging from light posts in Chicago, out pop artist and painter Tennessee Loveless hopes to follow in the footsteps of his idol, Keith Haring.
‘STORIES: The AIDS Monument’
In just a scant couple of years, West Hollywood will finally have an AIDS monument.
Titled “STORIES: The AIDS Monument,” it is meant to embody the bittersweet history of a city originally created to protect the LGBTQ community, and one also profoundly impacted by the viral epidemic that brought it to its knees.
In a world of high tech phones and cars that drive themselves, quietly in Nashville, Tennessee another generation of a Latino family is continuing an impressive tradition. Only this time, it’s a girl who is learning to become a luthier, or one who makes string instruments.
When Eric Spalding and Cole Evans returned from their Naval military service as Explosive Ordinance Device specialists in 2010, the two say they had no idea where they’d go next. Sitting around in Cole’s apartment one day, the two say their inspiration came when a decommissioned bullet fell out of Cole’s bullet-proof vest, and onto the coffee table. Evans took a photo, posted it to Facebook—and the rest is history.
LOS ANGELES, California — The neighborhood of Boyle Heights has long been known as a bustling, if somewhat insular, Latino enclave on Eastside Los Angeles.