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Best Gay Cowboy Bar

When gay-friendly straight couple Chris Barnes and Jacqui Squatriglia opened Flaming Saddles in West Hollywood back in January, they offered an alternative to the usual spaces full of shirtless boys dancing to the same pop-diva remixes: a cowboy saloon in the heart of Boystown. Much like the original Hell's Kitchen......

Best New Gay Bar

Downtown Los Angeles' renaissance has steadily attracted gay and lesbian denizens over the past decade, but the neighborhood continues to suffer a noticeable dearth of queer watering holes. This malady was partially remedied back in June with the opening of Precinct, DTLA's first official gay bar. The brainchild of married......
Varnardo in June

The Feel Good Story of the Year: Homeless Man Blows Up On YouTube

Seven weeks ago, Christopher Varnardo was homeless on Skid Row. Today, he's a YouTube sensation. It all came together after the 40-year-old Varnardo serenaded a filmmaker with his song "Brother Man" in June. Captured on a video that can be seen below, it has gone viral, and led to a......