a brand dedicated to our community
Pride Wellness was founded by two transmen, Buck Angel and Leon Mostovoy. The company was created to promote natural alternatives to prescribed narcotics, as well as supporting general community health and well-being. With these issues in mind, we have developed a line of products to share with our community. Pride Wellness products are designed to help people struggling with mood, anxiety, and sleep difficulties, addiction, HIV/AIDS, and other chronic illnesses and pain conditions, as well as those who just want to kick back, relax and enjoy! One for you, and one for our elders in the LGBT community. One US dollar from each product sold will go to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Senior Services Department.
Leon Mostovoy and Buck Angel met many years ago through their work as activists and artists in the LGBTQ community. In 2015 they conversed about their dogs who had seizures and that CBD helped take away the dogs’ seizures. Mostovoy had earlier in the year started a cannabis delivery service and was familiar with the industry. As discussions continued and the cannabis laws for California changed, they spoke to members in their community who used cannabis medications for a variety of reasons. Using recent research, they started Pride Wellness deciding to develop products focused on the medical ailments prevalent to people in the LGBTQ community.
Leon Mostovoy (Co Owner)
In 2015, Mostovoy started a cannabis delivery service, Wings of Wellness. With two hubs, one in the Inland Empire and one in Orange County. Mostovoy has continued to grow his business getting his BCC license in 2018 and continuing to grow throughout California. With the change of California law in 2018, Mostovoy’s delivery service has doubled with projections noting continuous growth. Mostovoy’s knowledge of LGBTQ issues and the use of medicinal cannabis as made him an expert in the field. He has spoken on numerous panels discussing the intersection of LGBTQ and cannabis. Mostovoy brings his knowledge to Pride Wellness as the operating owner and manager. Leon Mostovoy is the operational owner and is responsible for overseeing daily operations, including the revenue generating process.
Leon Mostovoy is a transgender artist who has been creating on the front lines of the queer and political art movements for decades. Throughout Leon's career, he has had over 75 shows, including solo and group photography and multimedia exhibitions. Formerly known as Tracy Mostovoy, he started his queer art career producing erotic images for On Our Backs magazine in the early 1980s. In 2011, Leon presented his first retrospective, “(My) Queer (R)evolution,” at Temple University in Philadelphia. In January 2015 his work from 1980-2000 was inducted into the ONE Archives, the largest LGBTQ Archive in the world, accompanied by an opening exhibition of his 1987-88 “Market Street Cinema” photography series. In 2013, Transfigure Project was first created as a traditional children’s flipbook and photographic installation then launched as an interactive website in 2015 to promote accessibility in the trans community. A life-size Transfigure Book is part of the permanent collection at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City.
Buck Angel (Co Owner)
Angel is the primary external "face" of Pride Wellness in states other than California and internationally. Angel promotes Pride Wellness at the events and functions he attends and where he speaks on behalf of the LGBTQ community. Buck is committed to promoting medical marijuana with an emphasis on all people in the community. (Refer to media listings).
Buck Angel's message of empowerment through self-acceptance and his mission is to encourage everyone to be comfortable in their own skin—whatever that means to them—has struck a passionate chord with people around the world. Angel’s mission is to inspire people to re-define gender and to foster a new generation as they discover the fluidity of sexuality and navigate gender politics. His message "It's not what’s between your legs that defines you" has sparked many conversations and opened minds to the important message that gender is what you say it is for you, and that self- acceptance is not only what makes a person happy, it’s how others come to understand you.
Mr. Angel's story was featured in a documentary, Sexing the Transman, that premiered at the SXSW film festival, and won the Telly Award for Non-Broadcast Productions Film/Video. In addition to his own documentary, Buck appeared on HBO's The Trans List and other major radio and television shows such as: National Geographic, The Tyra Banks Show, Dan Savage, Spike TV, The Women's Entertainment Network, and The Howard Stern Show. He has also been published in magazines including Forbes, Esquire, Cosmo, ELLE, Buzz Feed, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times.
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