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Skype Williams's Album Is Putting Straight Beats on Gay Hip Hop

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The pressure to conform to some "straight shit"  almost derailed Jackson’s music career. In his early twenties, when Interview Magazine requested a photo to accompany an interview about his music, “I was like, ‘I kind of can't do it because I'm gay,’" Jackson recalls, thinking about his family in Queens. Now, the DJ, producer, rapper, singer is back with a straight but gay album. We met up with the multidisciplinary to discuss being late...

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The Duality of Philip Johnson on the 70th Anniversary of his Iconic Glass House

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This year, Philip Johnson's Glass House turns 70. As the father of American modernism—depending on who you ask—we track the history of not only the iconic structure but also its creator and his interesting past juxtapositioning homosexuality and fascism. 

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Lina Bradford Impacts Audiences with Her Soulful DJ Sets and Her Selfless Activism

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The trans activist, nightlife icon, world class DJ, and mogul-in-the-making, Lina Bradford reflects on Stonewall’s Historic 50th Anniversary.

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Elizabeth Taylor was in the Trenches when it came to HIV/AIDS

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Kicking off Los Angeles Pride Week on Thursday June 6th, The Standard, Hollywood hosted the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation on the pool deck for a Pride Movie Night fundraiser featuring “Suddenly, Last Summer.” We caught up with a trio of officers from the Foundation—Taylor’s longtime lawyer, Barbara Berkowitz; personal assistant, Tim Mendelson; and grandson Quinn Tivey—who discussed their programs to increase prevention, treatment, and education of HIV/AIDS, along with Taylor’s legacy as an iconic ally and advocate.

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Beyond the Rainbow

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Pride is every day at The Standard, but this month we’ve got some extra special ways to celebrate.

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Suddenly, Last Summer at The Standard, Hollywood

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Suddenly, Last Summer with The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

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