Laura Latzko

2016 Mr. Phoenix Leather Competition

December 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, January 2016 Issue. The eighth annual Mr. Phoenix Leather (MPL) competition, and full weekend of related festivities, will take place from Jan. 7 to 8 at [...]

Sunday Assembly-CenPho

December 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, January 2016 Issue. What started as a casual conversation between Nate Whitten and Gina Florio during happy hour at Kobalt is now formally known as Sunday [...]

O Come All Ye Faithful: Merkaz Ha-Iyr

December 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, January 2016 Issue. Hanukkah might be behind us, but one local congregation wants the LGBTQ community know that they are welcome year-round. With the [...]

“VEME: Queering Phoenix”  

November 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, December 2015 Issue. In Spanish, veme means “see me,” and serves as a command and an order to be seen – not to be simply looked at. It is also the very [...]

Frida Kahlo: Her Photos

October 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, November 2015 Issue. The name Frida Kahlo instantly calls to mind paintings representative of Mexican culture, politics, feminism and self. But what about [...]

Miss Gay Western States America 2015

September 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, October 2015 Web Exclusive. Barbra Seville can’t be boxed into one category as a performer. When onstage, the female illusionist has comedic, poignant and [...]

A Season For Rainbows

September 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, October 2015 Issue. In Phoenix, the nation’s sixth largest city, pride and community are celebrated in many ways. From each individual’s creative [...]

Out of the Closet, Into the Woods

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, September 2015 Issue. No summer is complete without a camping experience. Better yet, a life-changing camping experience. For eight consecutive years, [...]

A Match Made At Camp

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, September 2015 Issue. Although Camp OUTdoors! has a strict no-dating policy, some sparks transcend the campfire and turn into real-life flames that burn well [...]

Miss Gay Arizona America

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, August 2015 Issue. For the 30th year, Miss Gay Arizona America highlighted excellence in female impersonation as part of its annual pageant June 28 at [...]

The Center of It All

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, August 2015 Issue. The one n ten youth center has many functions. It serves as a dance and music studio; a safe space to share personal experiences and [...]

Like Mother, Like Daughter

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, August 2015 Issue. Photos by Scotty Kirby. The fourth time’s the charm for Nevaeh. After competing in the Miss Gay Arizona America pageant three times [...]

Laugh Out Loud

July 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, August 2015 Issue. Tired of fighting for stage time in the local comedy scene, two of the Valley’s best-known gay comedians have joined forces to [...]

Neon Hitch 

June 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, July 2015 Issue. Photos by Sequoia Emmanuelle. Everything about Neon Hitch is colorful: her music, her style, her lyrics, her stage presence, her [...]
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