Welcome to our third issue of QLife Magazine. Thank you to all of our readers last month. Your support has been incredible.

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Publishers’ Note

What an exciting issue! We made our debut in January with Cher and welcomed her to Las Vegas in February where she brings us Classic Cher, an incredible show that “turned back time”. Willam graced our 3 covers in February in time for When We Rise, the LGBTQ docu-drama, airing on ABC this month. 
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Why Dining Out Matters for Everyone

APLA Health has been on the frontlines of fighting the AIDS epidemic for 34 years, and that is part of the reason we are so proud to be partnering with Project Angel Food in bringing Dining Out for Life back to Los Angeles.

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Making America Hopeful Again

With an emotionally resonant acceptance speech, Dustin Lance Black accepted the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 2009 for Milk, a powerful tribute to gay political hero Harvey Milk. Could an Emmy be next? 

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Photo Credit: ABC

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All About Susan

Maybe gay people are customarily compelled to thank Susan Sarandon for her longstanding advocacy, because that’s how I begin my frank, anything-goes conversation with the 70-year-old multi-hyphenate.

Andrew Christian

On the heels of the release of his new book SEX = POWER = FREEDOM, Andrew Christain embarked on an international tour to promote his Indigogo-funded photo journal of the world-famous Andrew Christian models.
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Photo Credit: Rick Day

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Flower Power

Roberto Gonzalez may not be a household name, but maybe he should be. A celebrity florist, Roberto rose to fame by creating floral arrangements for Oprah Winfrey. For four years, he was the go-to floral designer at Harpo Studios before starting his own company, Robert James Events, where he has designed flowers for the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Barbara Walters, Shania Twain, and President Obama.

All in the Family

Early in her career, she stole our queer hearts as Toni Collette’s freewheeling yang in 1994’s buddy comedy Muriel’s Wedding, but before long, Rachel Griffiths became one of our most passionate allies both on- and off-screen. 
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Dangerous Beauty

In Steven L. Coard’s latest film, Raymond "Raye" Buckley moves to New York City to pursue his dream of becoming a high fashion supermodel.

Javier Echenique Introduces 12:05 Menswear

Menswear fashion label, 12:05™, a collection designed and created by Spanish design prodigy, Javier Echenique, has announced today the official launch of the brand. 12:05™ originated five minutes past midnight on July 4th in Provincetown, Massachusetts, a date of significance marking the date of birth of its creator and the time when an unforgettable connection took place, a moment that Javier decided to celebrate with the creation of a clothing line.
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Outfest Fusion Film Festival Returns

Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media, today announced its lineup for the 2017 Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival.

La Vida Vegas

One of the most intriguing and impactful entertainers of all time, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Ricky Martin will headline the new state-of-the-art Park Theater at Monte Carlo from April through September, as well as performances at MGM’s new National Harbor in May. 
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Photo Credit: John McRae

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Blonde Leading The Blonde in Dance Again

“It’s as if Major Lazer and Ace of Base had a love child,” says Bielfield about “Dance Again,” his new high-energy club track with drag superstar Courtney Act.

Third Annual Truth Awards

The first African American transgender model Tracey Norman, celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine and Emmy-winning actress Loretta Devine are among the honoree at the third annual  Truth Awards
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Kenyth Mogan Reveals Himself

Kenyth Mogan, the out singer who’s debut music video Unlock Your heart recently passed one million views on Youtube, will release his next single this month, “Real Me”.  

Snatched

Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn star in the new comedy adventure Snatched, which also features Ike Barinholtz ("Neighbors"), Wanda Sykes ("Bad Moms") and Joan Cusack ("Working Girl").
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Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

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Broadway Cares

This month, Broadway comes together once again for a fun spirited fundraiser “Broadway Backwards”, a role reversal of showtunes where the men sing the traditional female roles and the ladies take on the male roles. QLife caught up with Robert Bartley, the creator and director of the show for some history on Broadway Backwards and what fans can expect in this year’s production.

A Patriot Act

At a time when this county is deeply divided, Lady Gaga delivered the performance of her life at Super Bowl 51.
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