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Holiday Gift Guide: 2021 Edition

Holiday Gift Guide: 2021 Edition

Holiday Gift Guide: 2021 Edition By Ethan Thorpe If you are like most people you haven’t given the holidays much thought. Granted the reminders have been in the stores since before Halloween, pumpkin carving kits right next to Christmas tree ornaments. Some of us might still be social distancing and relying on FedEx, UPS and...
You Are Included

You Are Included

You Are Included Greater Palm Springs Pride 2021 By The Standard Magazine Staff After the stress, uncertainty, and isolation of the pandemic, there is finally a bit of light at the end of the tunnel and a chance to finally come together. Greater Palm Springs Pride is back; large, in charge and live. The 35th...
More than a Little Respect -- A Conversation with Erasure’s Andy Bell

More than a Little Respect — A Conversation with Erasure’s Andy Bell

More than a Little Respect — A Conversation with Erasure’s Andy Bell By Steven Henke I caught up with Andy Bell via email to talk about his career, his new album “The View from Halfway Down,” and his September 18 keynote address at the Aging Positively – Reunition Project HIV and aging conference. Bell shed...
Why There are Few Openly Gay Athletes in Professional Sports

Why There are Few Openly Gay Athletes in Professional Sports

By NPR Staff When Nashville Predators prospect Luke Prokop came out last month, it was the first time an active player under contract to an NHL team had ever publicly acknowledged they were gay. Overnight, Prokop’s announcement doubled the number of out gay athletes currently playing in the country’s four major men’s sports — football,...
Queer Artists Whose Work Deserves a Second Look

Queer Artists Whose Work Deserves a Second Look

By Chris Dorsett There are so many up and coming new artists who need to be heard. Their voices are now being heard loud and clear and like so many queer artist before them; they are certain to make their mark in history. Many more could have made this list, but the hope of these...
LGBTQ Artists Speak Out About Portraying Queer Love

LGBTQ Artists Speak Out About Portraying Queer Love

Artists working today, from photographers to figurative painters to sculptors, are shattering the conception that love looks a certain way and creating greater visibility for the LGBTQ+ community in the process. Their portrayals of love—not just couples, but gatherings of friends and expressions of self-love and desire—are not only historically important, but they’re also gestures...
A Matter of Pride

A Matter of Pride

By Adrian Luzan Last year, 2020 was an unprecedented year as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the globe disrupting daily life. As most countries went into various forms of lockdown in an effort to curb the spread of the virus, large events and festivals including pride celebrations, marches and demonstrations were canceled. As a response...
Top  LGBTQ Travel Destinations for 2021

Top LGBTQ Travel Destinations for 2021

By Chris Astrala After nearly a year of hunkering down, many queer travelers are eager to get out on the road again and explore. 2021 promises to be a strange travel year, as some regions will become accessible more quickly than others, depending on the timing and rollout of vaccines. With vaccination campaigns underway and...
Irish singer Gary Duffy ‘Everything I Wanted’

Irish singer Gary Duffy ‘Everything I Wanted’

By Kyle Jackson Gary Duffy has been performing for a long time, but it wasn’t until recently that he decided to pursue his passion in a bigger way. We had a chat with Gary Duffy to discuss what made him pursue a professional music career, how he channeled his own inner confidence to pursue his...
100th Edition

100th Edition

Favorite Issue Retrospective For our 100th edition, we decided to do a retrospective of our favorite issues from the past 100 issues. Coming up with our top issues seemed like a major endeavor, so we asked several of our avid readers to give us what they considered their favorites. With that information we put together...
Modernism Week 2021: A Virtual Experience

Modernism Week 2021: A Virtual Experience

By Bob Bogard Modernism Week returns in February, although in a different way than previous years. Local and state requirements for gatherings and social distancing prompted Modernism Week to offer two versions of its popular event – the February Modernism Week Online Experience (Feb. 1 – 28, 2021) and an additional festival featuring in-person events...
DAP Health Center Will Grow in 2021

DAP Health Center Will Grow in 2021

By Jack Bunting It’s getting easier for people to find the important care they need in 2021 through DAP Health Center (DAP). Top barriers people face are sheltering-in-place fatigue and lack of insurance with no idea where to turn. DAP has been paying attention to what patients say it takes for them to stay engaged...