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GT Dave creates $250,000 scholarship for LGBTQ+ Grads

“The SYNERGY Scholarship is special to me because it is a direct reflection on how I started and how I want to ‘pay it forward’”



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LOS ANGELES – GT Dave, Founder and CEO of the #1 best-selling Kombucha brand, was one of the first brewers to bring the now-ubiquitous drink to the US market. What started as a small, family owned and operated organization in 1995 has grown into a global force – sharing with the world their belief that food can be medicine, and, like Kombucha, anyone can flourish into something new.

This year, GT Dave and his company have been working hard to lift up and empower LGBTQ+ youth, with the creation of the new SYNERGY Scholarship and a partnership with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.

On June 15th, GT Dave announced the creation of the new SYNERGY Scholarship, a $250,000 commitment awarded to young LGBT+ entrepreneurs. GT Dave described the scholarship as, “more than just your run-of-the-mill scholarship; this is a support system to ensure the continued advancement of LGBTQ+ people in business and entrepreneurship.” The scholarship is just one pillar of a much larger summer initiative from the new non-profit, the GT Dave Foundation. The foundation, and the scholarship, are committed to uplifting diverse voices, increasing accessibility to nutritious food, and strengthening environmental efforts to preserve the planet. The scholarship is open to LGBT+ high school students graduating during the 2021-2022 academic year, and will be awarded every year for the next five years.

In his own words, when asked about the SYNERGY Scholarship, GT Dave said; “The SYNERGY Scholarship is special to me because it is a direct reflection on how I started, where I came from, and how I want to ‘pay it forward’ so the next generation of LGBTQ+ young people can thrive.”

This spring, the company launched its Transform Your Health campaign in partnership with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. The Foundation works to support better mental health practices for young people and build a better, braver, world. The partnership between the two companies shared the stories of six incredible individuals who embody the butterfly-like metamorphosis Transform Your Health celebrates.

In the words of GT Dave, “every person has the power to grow and transform. From the prioritization of health, to the evolution of self, there’s a quiet but mighty force within all of us just waiting to bloom.” GT Dave has collaborated for the past four year with Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. 

One of the most successful gay entrepreneurs, GT Dave’s success has been recognized in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine and more. Born and raised in LA, GT Dave came out of the closet at the age of 13, he began his journey as an entrepreneur at the age of 15.

It’s no surprise then to hear about his commitment to helping young LGBT+ entrepreneurs with the SYNERGY Scholarship. “Ever since coming out as gay in my youth and started a company as a teenager, I’ve always wondered what it might have been like to have an LGBTQ+ mentor back then” GT Dave told us, “I’ve made it my mission to be a guide for people to live happier and healthier. To me, that goes beyond health & wellness and includes being at peace in your own skin, self-acceptance, and self-love. That’s why I continue to support various LGBTQ+ philanthropies and movements.”

Today, GT still lives in LA, with his husband Allan and their pet bunny Madonna, making good on his promise to make the world a better place.


Santa Monica-based wellness center creates peak male health and performance clinic



SANTA MONICA – Compelled by COVID-19 to shelter in place, the many months spent on “Pause” mode gave mankind a lot of time for navel gazing. For some men, that gazing continued south, just past the navel—and forced them to face some hard truths about certain shortcomings. Night after night, like New Year’s Eve on a loop, resolutions were made to get some help in the personal growth department, as soon as the world at large was up for it.

At roughly the same time, a former ER trauma surgeon whose Santa Monica-based wellness center specialized in regenerative and anti-aging healthcare was busy creating a stand-alone practice dedicated to peak male health and performance.

Flash forward to the present, and Total Male is the new boutique offering from Dr. Daniel Moghadam, or “Dr. D, as his patients like to call him. At the center of Total Male (actually, a bit south of center, just past the navel) is a time-tested, well-vetted, permanent penis enlargement procedure that has improved the sexual lives and everyday confidence of its many recipients.

Best of all, the procedure is non-surgical, carrying none of the risks associated with going under the knife. That means no stitches, cutting, or general anesthesia. The instantaneous results appear natural and are permanent.

“The procedure is done with a topical numbing agent and the collagen injection creates permanent tissue growth that can be built upon with multiple procedures, if that’s what the patient wants,” explains Total Male intake specialist Cameron. “If you’ve gained an inch or girth when you’re flaccid, you’re going to be that much bigger when you’re erect.” Although you can go right back to most regular activities right after the procedure, you’ll need a 30-day period without sexual activity, so the college can settle.

In addition to those who simply want a noticeable improvement in girth, the enlargement procedure has been an effective option for those who’ve suffered the results of botched penile surgeries or issues like erectile dysfunction, anxiety, or other factors most men deal with at some point in their lives. 

But Dr. D’s Total Male practice is more than just the marquee penis enlargement procedure. “We also do PRP injections, and that helps with blood flow,” notesCameron, of the many add-on options. “We find that helps a lot of our patients get to the next level on their quest to achieve peak sexual performance. If that’s not enough, we also recommend testing hormone and testosterone levels, and then design a course of treatment for those factors if need be.”

Stress, an understandable component of living in the era of COVID-19 and its Delta variant, is also a factor Dr. D takes into account. In fact, all aspects of mind and body are involved in diagnosis and treatment, making Total Male as much of a mission statement as a brand name.

“His background as an ER doctor has exposed him to many traumas and problems,” says Cameron of Dr. D, noting, “He’s been able to pinpoint seemingly minor or unrelated problems and reverse them. And because of his education in anti-aging hormones and his aversion to having a patient go under the knife, he comes at the whole spectrum of male performance with a different perspective than, say, a plastic surgeon or a psychologist.”

So if you’ve been putting off taking the first step toward gaining the normal confidence that comes with above average circumference, book a consultation with the Total Male team. Each consultation includes information on a variety of finance options, and a detailed description of the patient’s role in a recovery process that will produce permanent results.

Call 805-608-4711 or visit

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8th annual “GOLD MEETS GOLDEN”



By Susan Hornik | LOS ANGELES – The 8th annual “GOLD MEETS GOLDEN” event has gone virtual this year, with inspiring “Stay Gold” conversations between Hollywood’s most loved actors and athletes. While usually taking place during the Golden Globes, the pandemic pivoted lgbtq organizers Charley C. Walters and Scott Orlin to create a more intimate video event surrounding the 2021 Olympics, raising money for the much loved sports charity organization, Angel City Sports.

“Angel City Sports has been a perfect charity partner for Gold Meets Golden for several years now,” enthused Walters. “Since its inception 7 years ago, ACS has provided the opportunity for hundreds of children in the disabled community to find an outlet in Adaptive Sports. We’ve seen first-hand how that introductions enhances their lives. It is so wonderful to know that the children we are helping via this charity will one day compete for our own Paralympics in Los Angeles in 2028!”  

Conducting the conversations online has turned out to be a blessing, as Walters was able to include many impressive international celebrities and athletes who normally can’t travel to Los Angeles for the in person, Beverly Hills charity bash. 

“Technology allowed us to connect personalities from the UK to Australia to Japan, and to spread the theme of Gold Meets Golden and Angel City Sports to a broader, worldwide audience,” he said. 

Among the many exciting virtual video conversations taking place is between actress Nicole Kidman and the equally legendary gymnast, NadiaComaneci.

“Nicole is a huge fan of the Olympics and Paralympics and even once dreamt of being an Olympic swimmer in her home country of Australia,”  Walters noted. “She attends as many Olympics Games as she can but this time, has obviously posed limitations. Gold Meets Golden is a great way for her and the entire Hollywood community to show love to these esteemed athletes. She has been a true champion for the cause by lending her support for all these years.”

Other fantastic chats are between Billy Porter with Track & Field High Jumper Vashti Cunningham

Sasha Baron Cohen with UK Diver Tom Daley

the cast of Apple TV’s “Ted Lasso” (Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein, Nick Mohammed, Juno Temple and Phil Dunster) with World-Cup winning Soccer players Alex Morgan and Crystal Dunn

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas with Paralympic runner Roderick Townsend & Olympian Ty-Butts Townsend;

and Matt Bomer with Paralympic racer Tatyana McFadden

The series will also feature a special Paralympic-inspired musical performance of Diane Warren and Laura Pausini’s Oscar-nominated “Lo Si / Seen,” with special guest Blake Stadnik (“This is Us”), who will represent the visually impaired community.

The online conversations have been so popular that many more celebrities are stepping forward to record more thought on the Games. It is expected they will post prior to the start of the Paralympics. 

“One of our main objectives with Gold Meets Golden was to provide a bridge between actors and athletes; an opportunity for each to share their own story about techniques and preparations,” added Orlin.

“With our ‘In Conversation’ series, viewers are provided with a truly special opportunity to witness this mutual admiration of this grouping as they each share some very personal perspectives.”

For their VIP sponsors, Gold Meets Golden 2021 is working with a variety of partners who support both Hollywood & sporting industries.

“Our brands came up with some very clever ways to enjoy the Games from home… for example, by supplying ingredients for a Tequila Herradura “Golden Angel” cocktail to all our participants,” said Walters. 

Herradura Recipe for the “Golden Angel” Cocktail:

“We also loved seeing the reaction from the Angel City Sports athletes who truly appreciated gifts like a 24K Theragun massager, Gold Slip sleep mask and Gold ‘That Neck Pillow,’ all of which helps balance their competition and rest time.”

Angel City Sports athletes for “Theragun”

“It was an honor to be asked to help support such a worthy organization,” said That Neck Pillow’s inventor Lynthia Muller. “Getting involved with the charity serves as a reminder that we all need someone and that we should always help one another when we can.These pillows help improve posture, relieve pain and can help these athletes destress after a workout.”

Angel City Sports athletes for “Slip”

Added Dr. Jason Wersland, Founder and Chief Wellness Officer of Therabody: “We are proud to partner with Gold Meets Golden, and to have been able to provide Theragun percussive therapy devices to all participating celebrities, athletes and para-athletes. I know this will help them. And, we’re so honored to support Angel City Sports para-athletes who are using the devices as part of their training and recovery and to help with life’s physical challenges.”

Angel City Sports athletes for “ThatNeckPillow”

Zappo’s Adaptive also stepped up to the plate by creating some custom adaptive outfits based on the children’s disabilities and lifestyles. “The athletes’ reactions upon opening these gifts were priceless,” said Walters.

In addition, RedBull and Deloitte are helping support conversations for their own endorsed athletes, and the popular app FASHWIRE is helping athletes who want to start their own fashion lines following the Olympics.

“This is FASHWIRE’s second year supporting Gold Meets Golden, and we are excited to help pivot from last year’s live fashion show to a new online series advising Olympians and Paralympians on how to start their own fashion lines, especially within the growing adaptive wear community,” said company spokesperson Kimberly Carney.

If you would like to donate: Text GMG to 71777 or use this link to donate.

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The Best Bitcoin Dice Gambling Sites (2021 Reviews & Buyer’s Guide)

If you are looking for the best bitcoin dice site, we’ve got you covered. Check out our Crypto dice reviews to find out more!



Many websites allow bitcoin deposits out there. Choosing the best bitcoin dice gambling site may be more complicated than it seems. 

Who to trust?

These reviews present a selection of the best dice gambling platforms for all crypto enthusiasts based on several essential criteria.

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Jump The Q – How LA’s ProjectQ salon provides a safe space for the LGBTQ community

Unfortunately, for many people within the LGBTQ community, a simple visit to a salon can often turn into a hair-raising experience.



Photo courtesy of ProjectQ Community Center Instagram.

Whether it’s a smart hair cut or a brand new look, a visit to a hair or beauty salon is an integral part of our lives and an essential boost to our wellbeing.  Unfortunately, for many people within the LGBTQ community, a simple visit to a salon can often turn into a hair-raising experience. 

Getting to the roots of prejudice

Unfortunately, in 2021, we’re still seeing news stories detailing abuse of the LGBTQ community in Los Angeles – including the case of Wi Spa in LA which was the target of online trolling after unsubstantiated claims regarding a trans person in the salon.  While such stories are thankfully becoming more rare, it’s clear that there’s still work to be done – and ProjectQ in North Spring Street is doing just that. 

Cutting out exclusion

Launched in 2017, ProjectQ is a community centre which was created to provide a safe space for members of the LGBTQ community – a space where everybody is welcome, regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, income or status.  The centre offers free mentorship, workshops and classes to its growing number of members, as well as a hair salon built on the foundations of inclusion. 

Many members of the LGBTQ community feel that they’re woefully under-represented when it comes to hair and beauty salons – something which ProjectQ is tackling in a very real way through its unique centre.  A non-profit organization, ProjectQ offers free haircuts to LGBTQ homeless young people as well as serving the wider community.  Founder, Andre Vargas, says, “It was always about self care and self improvement.  Those are the things that we’ve always talked about consistently at ProjectQ”. 

Specialising in gender-affirming haircuts and, in keeping with its place within an inclusive hub as well as the social aspect of the centre, the salon offers free parking, beer and wine and English and Spanish speaking stylists.  In fact, the salon has become so popular within the community that the owners struggle to accommodate the high number of clients; particularly when juggling booked customers with walk-ins (something most salons state as a common problem).  A welcome solution to ProjectQ’s problems is offered in the form of Booksy’s scheduling software

Trimming time and costs

Booksy is an innovative bit of kit which allows customers to book and manage their own appointments either online or through an app.  For customers, this means that appointments can be made, amended and cancelled quickly without any fuss and without having to pick up the phone and risk errors due to staff mistakes and language problems.  

“My sister and I are both LGBTQIA, so it was really cute when we scheduled haircuts together at ProjectQ with Coral and Ramdasha.  I love that ProjectQ’s developed such a thoughtful, inclusive space”.  Tanner H

For salons like ProjectQ, the benefits are myriad and, include: 
Reducing pressure on staff – Salon employees, such as ProjectQ’s Coral and Ramdasha, are free to do what they do best without having to stop to answer the phone on a regular basis.  

Managing appointments – Booksy uses artificial intelligence to manage appointments much more efficiently than the average human.  For salon owners, this offers better optimization of time and space, and can significantly help with social distancing within the space. 

Reducing no-shows – As customers are able to quickly cancel appointments through the app, they are a lot less likely to just not show up to their appointment.  In addition, Booksy offers a pre-payment feature which further helps to reduce no-shows – and helps salons to recoup costs when they do happen. 

Upsells – These days, most salons choose to increase their revenue through the selling of products used on their premises.  The Booksy app allows for upselling of products to be either collected during an appointment or delivered to the customer. 


As we strive toward a more tolerant and inclusive world, we deserve to not only feel good about ourselves but to look good too.  ProjectQ’s trailblazing salon is a huge step in the right direction for a community which has previously been overlooked and, we hope that other salon owners will follow suit by working on better serving this ever-growing demographic.

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Love yourself and your partner with intensity



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By SUSAN HORNIK | Let’s face it–sometimes you need to find a unique way to spice up the bedroom! Of course, veteran sex toy brand Tracy’s Dog  has a plethora of fun pleasure stimulation toys. 

One of the impressive highlights is called Turboo, which redefines the male orgasm experience and provides incredible new levels of immense pleasure for men!

Using Tracy’s Dog’s proprietary CFEETCentrifugal Forced Ejaculation Enhancement Technology, Turboo can output ultra-high rotation speed and centrifugal force, ensuring it can well simulate the male genitalia and deliver some unprecedented mind-blowing pleasure to men with 3 dynamic vibration modes (up to 13,000 rounds/minute!). 

“Turboo is excellent for glands exercising, stimulating, and desensitizing, which is super beneficial to couples who love to have more fun for a longer time,” enthused ceo Fish Zhang. 

There are two Turboo versions which can be used in the bathtub, noted Zhang. “One is suitable for single use, using multi-touch contact and massage to exercise the penis, enhance endurance, improve durability and reach the effect of orgasm. The other is an analog channel, suitable for single masturbation or couple use.” 

Even if you don’t have a boo, Turboo is great for self love too!

“It’s super easy to operate and can provide a wonderful climax experience,” explained Zhang. “The trajectory of Turboo is different from other masturbation cups. Within the 3 modes, the speeds can be accelerated automatically based on where you grip the device, thanks to the CFEET technology.”

With tight competition in the sex toy industry, Zhang has worked tirelessly to be aware of the industry trends. “We have been in the adult products industry for more than 10 years and have seen products tend to be the same and gradually lose creativity. We really want to put out the best quality items possible, that are reasonably priced. Also, the noise with some devices is far more than 50 decibels, which contributes to consumers writing negative reviews.” 

This is why Tracy’s Dog created technology and function that is suitable for men and women and can imitate the trajectory of movement in the process of sex. 

“Based on this function and technology, we first created a male masturbation cup so that men can fully experience the comprehensive and all-around experience combined with thrusting movement and additional shaking and vibration during use. In addition, the Turboo can provide sufficient power with little sound, and it’s easy to control with one hand, since it’s only the size of a Starbucks cup,” he said. 

“Turboo is like a high-performance sports car, allowing men to experience the speed and passion brought by the toy,” he quipped. “The rocket shape design is eye-catching and the added lighting enhances the atmosphere when in use! 

Great news for trans women who have transitioned or are transitioning: Tracy’s Dog is working on a turboo for women! “We always have lots going on! Currently, we are doing research and development on how to reduce the size of the power source to be used in products such as Kegel balls and vibrating eggs.”

Another popular product for the ladies is the OGPro2 Sucking Vibrator.

“The insertion part of the OG Pro 2 is in the perfect size for users to have the most stimulation during use, since it’s not too big or too small,” said Zhang. “Plus, this product is versatile because it’s not only great for vaginal sex, but also can be used as a butt plug for lgbtq couples. 

Even if you are someone who has never experienced using butt plugs or anal sex, Zhang said this toy is perfect for them to start! “Plus, it’s remote-controlled, so it’s easy to operate and can have more fun during play.”

Fans of the OGPro2 love the product because of its versatility, and it gets the job done nicely! “It’s not only a simple vibrator but a vibrator with a suction function that gives ladies orgasms that are totally different from the G-Spot orgasms!” Zhang said excitedly. 

Another highlight to the brightly colored product is its design, which is inspired by the angle between the thumb and the index finger during masturbation. “This makes the OGPro2  super ergonomic and flexible, making sure it can hit all the sweet spots you want!” 

Zhang’s customers have offered lots of feedback and suggestions, which he really appreciates. 

“Some give high compliments about the OG Pro2, and say the product greatly helps tighten the bonds between couples. We appreciate all the feedback and suggestions, and keep communicating with our customers in helping them enjoy the pleasure they deserve.” 

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LA County Parks’ popular summer tradition is back at a park near you!

Parks After Dark (PAD) is back in action! is open to all ages and provides the perfect outdoor setting to reconnect with family and friends.



Photo Credit: County of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Parks After Dark (PAD) is back in action! The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation is excited to welcome back this award-winning program at 33 parks this summer across LA County and invites you to join us for Friday night movies, activities, art and health workshops, and Saturday night live concerts!   

PAD is open to all ages and provides the perfect outdoor setting to reconnect with family and friends. The program offers over 250 movie screenings and 200 free concerts throughout the summer. Grab some snacks, your favorite picnic blanket and your loved ones as you plan enjoy fun evenings at a park near you, all summer long!

The schedule and lineup varies by park each week. For locations, schedules and more, please visit our website at:

Parks After Dark provides youth and their families expanded opportunities to experience healthy recreation and active lifestyles. Since starting in 2010 at just three parks, PAD has expanded to 33 parks, enabling thousands of community members to participate and enjoy quality programming outdoors at their local park.

The program is led by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, with strong support from partners, including the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Department of Arts and Culture, Probation Department, Department of Public Social Services, Sheriff’s Department and Chief Executive Office. 

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter & Instagram @lacountyparks for updates for Parks After Dark and other LA County Parks programming updates! 

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