Inspiration Lives on the Floor of RuPaul’s DragCon.

People come from far and wide to attend RuPaul’s DragCon. The event has grown from a subculture phenomenon (driven by the rising popularity of RuPaul’s Drag Race), to a huge money-making destination occupying the entire South Hall of the Los

What PRIDE is really all about.

As 20GayTeen came to an end, the People bid the successful year of positive representation and support goodbye and carried the energy into the new year, 20BiTeen. The excitement of this momentum spills into the upcoming yearly LGBTQ+ festivities this

Native Son Gets the James Baldwin Edit

Selling more than 215,000 copies in the three weeks following its American debut, Richard Wright’s 1940 novel, Native Son, successfully captivated readers nationwide. The story of Bigger Thomas—a hardened, murderous black 20-year-old confronting poverty in Depression-era Chicago—thrust audiences into a complicated

What it Means to be Asian and American

Growing up Asian American, I often questioned my own identity. In technical terms, I am Filipino-American. I was born here, I grew up in the United States and have no deep personal connection to any homeland in Asia besides the

When Women Ruled DTLA

It’s Women’s History Month 2019, and I’ve just learned about the Scott Lloyd practice of tracking refugee’s menstrual cycles hasn’t ended and what that may mean for their constitutional reproductive rights potentially still being blocked. It’s Women’s History Month 2019,

Generation Z is Nostalgic. Here are 5 Things We Still Love.

It’s the year of 2019. Millennials are the largest population, surpassing the Baby Boomers. Then comes Gen. Z, which often gets mixed into the millennial and Gen. Alpha categorization. Gen. Z is the generation of memes, ridiculous challenges, and most

Young American Boxers: The Tank vs Ruiz in Los Angeles

The young champion boxers of today are rock stars like no others. Gervonta Davis vs Hugo Ruiz was a title fight for the Super Featherweight Championship February 9th at the Dignity Health Sports Park (formerly the Stubhub Center.) Starting with

A Black Woman for Valentine’s Day

Black women. So desirable. So vivacious. So accredited. Imagine taking the power of the sun, and harmonizing with it. I Love the black woman. There are so many wonderful traits and characteristics that black women possess, one can easily become

An Angeleno’s Guide to Drinking Alone in LA

Whether you’re suffering from a broken heart, too many parking tickets, or just your run-of-the-mill existential crises, my advice is to look to Bukowski. When he was asked why he was alone on a Friday night, he quoted Ibsen, “The

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