Welcome to our fifth issue of QLife Magazine.


The Return of Men of the Strip

Set to open this summer, Men of the Strip returns to Las Vegas at Tropicana. This all-male cabaret show will heat up the Havana Room with a new take on the "male revue."


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She’s Got You, Gays 

Lea Michele knows exactly where her life is headed. “It’s just gonna be me in bed with gay people and I’m gonna be alone forever like Cher,” the powerhouse playfully foretells, “and that’s totally fine by me.” If you're like Michele – theater kid-turned-Broadway queen, and then, with TV’s Glee and Scream Queens, the apple of Ryan Murphy’s eye – it's a natural fit. And so be it. “That’s just the story of my fuckin’ life, all right.” 

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Billy Porter: In Full Bloom

Iconic soulstress Nina Simone questioned her place in the world as a black woman after learning of four young African-American girls who were killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963. She responded defiantly with “Mississippi Goddamn,” a political anthem that acknowledged, “All I want is equality for my sister, my brother, my people and me.” 

The Frivolist: 6 Steps to Effectively Confronting a Cheating Partner

About 21 percent of American men and 19 percent of American women admit to cheating on their partners, according to polling company YouGov. Not a massive number, but still big enough to raise our brows. So what can we do when we suspect our partner is stepping out with a sidepiece? Before you take that Louisville slugger to both headlights, consider these effective ways to confront the cheater in your life.

Farrah Moan

22, Las Vegas, NV This queen comes with her own tagline - Farrah Moan: One look and your mind is blown! Inspired by old school Vegas showgirls, it’s no surprise Farrah Moan is all about rhinestones, feathers, and showing a lot of skin. Named after her seventies idol Farrah Fawcett, her gorgeous face has made this queen a hit on social media, where she has a significant following.
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Sex Tips for Straight Women From Jai Rodriguez

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" Set for Las Vegas Debut with Kendra Wilkinson and Jai Rodriguez

Vegas' Hottest LGBTQ Pool Party Returns

Bring on the heat this summer with Temptation Sundays at Luxor Hotel and Casino starting May 14. The original, longest-running Las Vegas gay pool party returns for its eighth season with weekly Sunday parties through September 24.  

Shea Couleé

27, Chicago, IL Shea Couleé describes herself as “a high-class supermodel that you don’t wanna f*** with.” She cites Naomi Campbell as her strongest inspiration, and went to school for costume design. But don’t get it twisted: in Shea’s own words, “I’m not just a look queen. I’m not just a performance queen. I’m both - the total package.”
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Millennial-what a title. It isn’t a meaningful word, as it refers to a wide range of ages, depending on who you are listening to. Mobilize.org starts the generation at 1976 and finishes it off at 1994, where the US Census Bureau has decided that 1982-2000 better defines the generation. Either way, I fall solidly right in the middle of the spectrum, and daily I hear from people, some even just slightly older than myself, about how lazy and entitled my generation is. Where does this animosity towards our generation come from? 

Bunny’s Baaaaaaack

Lady Bunny returns to Stonewall Inn every Tuesday in May for Trans-Jester, her raucous stage act that Michael Musto called, “the most screamingly gratifying, crap-your-pants funny show in town” and Huffington Post declared “a gag-worthy show you can't miss".  
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LeAnn Rimes to Headline PrideFest 2017

Internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter, LeAnn Rimes, will take center stage at NYC Pride’s annual LGBT street festival on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

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Kelly Chameleon

Hollywood spitfire and staunch LGBT ally Kelly Osbourne is feeling tense about her first book, There Is No F*cking Secret: Letters from a Badass Bitch. After all, “What if I change my opinion by the time it comes out?!” she says, laughing because it’s true. 

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Wiltay Aims to Fly High

Wiltay enjoys being called the “Beast of The East”.  He earned the title by revealing his washboard abs on the January cover of Men’s Health Magazine.

Patti LaBelle, Tegan and Sara, Years & Years to Headline New Cultural Experience: Pride Island

From legendary soul singers to indie pop bands, NYC Pride announces a new 3-day cultural experience featuring Patti LaBelle, Tegan and Sara, and Years & Years taking place from Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Pier 26.

Publishers Note

Welcome to the May issue(s)! We want to start off by thanking each and every one of you for your support since we launched QLife in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and New York. We were expecting our new brand to do well, but we have even surprised ourselves at how fast we have grown, and we couldn’t have done it without the enthusiasm shown by you!

The OutField

Once upon a time, there was no such thing as LGBT sports. No one imagined gay men could be athletes. Besides, weren’t all female athletes lesbians? Or so the stereotypes went.

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow 

If laughter really is the best medicine, political satirist Randy Rainbow just might be your Prozac for the next four years. His buzzy, self-produced video parodies, from last year’s Clinton vs. Trump debates to a recent poke at presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway’s claim about recording-capable microwave ovens, can’t change that we have an imbecile playing president – but they sure as hell ease some of the pain.