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 a timeline that catches the essences of where we started, who we have become and our vibe for the future.

Our very first edition, and the focus was the International Film Festival. Trying to establish our name, we had a good start and were very well received by the community.

Celebrating The Gay Pride Movement, Past, Present, Future

Then President Barak Obama issue proclamation declaring June LGBT Month

Our 1st Fitness Issue. The physiology of fitness and its correlation with earth science.

We featured many local artists in this our annual art issue. Also we were very fortunate to have the amazing artist Josh Agle aka Shag grace us with an original piece for our cover.

Celebrating 20 years of The Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards with the incomparable Jane Krakowski

Relative newcomer, at the time, Ariana Grande performed at White Party Silver Anniversary

Talk about a party, once in lifetime performances by Martha Wash, France Joli, Evelyn Champagne King, Pamala Stanley, Linda Clifford and several others bought the house down as The First Ladies of Disco at the 21st Evening Under the Stars benefitting AIDS Assistance Program.

Another acclaimed artist features their work on our cover. This time we the Keith Haring Foundation were gracious enough to allow us to use this image painted by the late artist.

Local restaurants share their flavor. Also an exclusive interview with one of the valley’s favorite restaurateurs, Willie Rhine

Fashion Trends plus a Trans model speaks candidly about changing the face of modeling.

Mad About Modernism plus the visionaries behind the artistry.

Escaping never felt so good. Top LGBT beach destinations.

Now hear this! A whole new crop of LGBT musicians.

Exclusive interview with the outspoken Rupaul’s Drag Race alum Bianca Del Rio plus the always popular Holiday Gift Guide

Taking you on a trip to the top LGBT vacation destinations

In this issue we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall

We talked about sports and how homophobia is still very much alive in the sports world.


In the midst of a pandemic and so much misinformation being disseminated, we attempted to look at a different angle by talking about music and its power in dealing with all the negativity that came with COVID


The future of travel in the age of COVID-19 including Virtual Vacations


This was one of the most important elections of our lifetime. In the short time since then, we can see a glimmer of hope and optimism in our near future.


A great big thank you to our readers for their input. I know that there are many favorites that were not included in this timeline. If were up to me, I would have included all 100; but then again I’m a bit biased. Here’s to the next 100!