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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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Welcome to The Standard

Setting a new standard among LGBTQ magazines, this publication is written and designed for the smart, discerning LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly reader who wants more than cheap thrills and fluff. The Standard is sharp, sophisticated, contemporary, stylish, intelligent, entertaining, and instantly available via desktop, laptop and soon mobile device.
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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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Straight Allies in the Sports World

Straight Allies in the Sports World

Straight Allies in the Sports World: Help or Hindrance? By Chris Astrala The dirty little secret about the LGBT sports movement is that it’s not an LGBT sports movement. In every significant area in which you would measure a foundation’s impact in sports — fundraising donations, media presence, resource development, athletic connections — straight men...
Fitness Trends

Fitness Trends

Fitness Trends From augmented-reality training to wearable technology, 2014 is the the year that science helped to put you at the top of your game. Bodyweight Training Thank Cross-Fit and obstacle racing cultures for ushering in a return to minimalist, go-anywhere, drop-and-do-it-for-free full-body strengthening. This year, for the first time ever, bodyweight training appeared on...
Colton Ford

Colton Ford

Colton Ford The Way He Is By Chris Astrala For most, Colton Ford needs no introduction. As one of the most well known names to come out of gay adult film, Colton Ford starred in several highly successful films over a short span of time, but music has always been his driving force. While other artists find...
Big Bear Adventure VI

Big Bear Adventure VI

Big Bear Adventure VI A weekend of Fun, Fur and Frolic Big Bear Adventure VI, the event of the year for the Southern CA Bear community will gather in Big Bear Lake on August 21-24. The brainchild and creator of this event Steve (Stevo) Harris celebrates his sixth anniversary with this event and the city...
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...