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Each month, theStandard presents diverse content that reflects the LGBTQ lifestyle and culture, including arts and entertainment, health, fashion, news and views, and inspiring features.
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In each issue of theStandard you will find new TRENDS in fashion, music, books, movies, tech & home decor.
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In each issue of theStandard you will find new TRENDS in fashion, music, books, movies, tech & home decor.
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Jonny McGovern Is All Gay Every Day

Jonny McGovern Is All Gay Every Day

Jonny McGovern Is All Gay Every Day By Frank Doll “Fans were always asking to know what happens on the set of a Jonny McGovern video,” says Skot Video, the Emmy nominated director of Jonny’s “Somethin’ For the Fellas (That Like The Fellas)” and “Man Areas” music videos. It was while filming “Man Areas” that...
The Glamour of DR.A.G.

The Glamour of DR.A.G.

The Glamour of dr.a.g. Coming soon to a Coffee Table near you By Len Evans   This month, Christopher Logan re-releases his remarkable coffee table book filled with photographs capturing the worlds most celebrated drag superstars by the industry’s leading photographers.  Photos represent a wide spectrum of drag icons from underground drag royalty to the...
Summer Sounds

Summer Sounds

Summer’s Dance Floor Divas By Max Jimenez   After a period of commercial decline, dance music is back in a big way.   The revival is largely tied to the soaring popularity of electronic dance music, or E.D.M., and music acts like David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia. But a bunch of new talent has been...
Mixing it Up

Mixing it Up

Mixing it Up By Chris Astrala   This month with our music theme we wanted to introduce you to some of the new and veteran local DJ talent who are spinning at a club near you. They promise to get your feet tapping and fingers snapping to their beats. So check out their web pages...
Not Coming Down  Tony Moran and Martha Wash – Their Newest Collaboration Soars up The Dance Charts

Not Coming Down Tony Moran and Martha Wash – Their Newest Collaboration Soars up The Dance Charts

Not Coming Down Tony Moran and Martha Wash – Their Newest Collaboration Soars up The Dance Charts By Shawn Larson   It has been seven years since dance powerhouses Tony Moran and Martha Wash have collaborated on a club track. In case you’ve been living under a rock, Tony Moran is the two-time Grammy nominated...
Latin Music fans Celebrate 50 years of Salsa

Latin Music fans Celebrate 50 years of Salsa

Latin Music fans Celebrate 50 years of Salsa By Richie Martinez Right from the start, Fania Records and its subsidiaries exceeded everybody’s expectations. The label was created in 1964. Fania created a unique sound: the apex of tropical music, combined with the swing of big band jazz and the gritty vibe of American R&B. The...
Gay Travel 2014 Ready for your Summer Escape

Gay Travel 2014 Ready for your Summer Escape

Gay Travel 2014 Ready for your Summer Escape By George Zander   For decades, it has been known that gay and lesbian folks are in every country continent in the world. All of us in our Desert have favorite destinations; some are made from dreams and some from reality. Therefore, in a sense all destinations...
Come Fly with Me 10 Stand-out LGBT Travel Companies

Come Fly with Me 10 Stand-out LGBT Travel Companies

Come Fly with Me 10 Stand-out LGBT Travel Companies As Peter Hoeg once said, “Traveling tends to magnify all human emotion.” Whatever the reason you travel, to magnify those emotions or just to get away and unwind, you know you want to go somewhere. Be it boat, plane, train, car, horseback, regardless of how you...
Top 10 least gay-friendly holiday destinations worldwide

Top 10 least gay-friendly holiday destinations worldwide

Top 10 least gay-friendly holiday destinations worldwide Responsibletravel.com, with help from the Human Dignity Trust, an NGO (Non-governmental organization) fighting for LGBT rights globally, has compiled a list of what it believes to be the least friendly vacation destinations for the LGBT community. The list is in no particular order. Uganda: Land of the awe-inspiring...
A GAY DAD’S FATHER’S DAY

A GAY DAD’S FATHER’S DAY

A GAY DAD’S FATHER’S DAY By Hans Hirschi Becoming a father once had this dreamy quality to it. I was seven years old when I first knew the names of my future kids Sascha, Pascal and a third that got lost in the passage of time. There was also a wife in that picture somewhere....
2nd Annual Food Issue!

2nd Annual Food Issue!

Palm Springs Flavor : The 2014 Chefs of the Desert By Chef Andre Carthen They’re hot, succulent, savory, sexy and delicious…and their food is good too! Yes, I’m talking about this year’s Chefs of the Desert and I’m very happy to say that I’ve had them all…their food, that is. Like the people that flock...
Food & Wine: Making that Perfect Match

Food & Wine: Making that Perfect Match

Food and Wine: Making a perfect match If you have ever stood before an aisle of wine completely baffled by what to serve at your next dinner party, you are not alone. Whether red or white, dry or sweet, the options can be overwhelming. Two wine experts from The Art Institutes system of schools have...