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    A Night Out Under the Stars with the L.A. LGBT Center

    A Night Out Under the Stars with the L.A. LGBT Center

    Mon, Jun 19, 2017

    The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s “Out Under the Stars” annual summer outdoor film screening event at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery returns Friday at 8:30 p.m. with a showing of the 1962 psychological thriller “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”

    “’Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?’ is the quintessential movie that becomes more entertaining and riveting due to the sheer star power and on-screen chemistry of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford,” said Rani DeMesme-Anders, Center staff liaison of the Los Angeles Women’s Network. “This spine-chiller isn’t simply campy but is a tour de force that revitalized these actresses’ careers. These grande dames aren’t just fighting each other—they’re fighting a society that told them they no longer mattered. They persisted. You can’t afford to miss this!”

    “What makes this…

    Center’s Big Queer Convo to Focus on Fighting for Equality After Pulse

    Center’s Big Queer Convo to Focus on Fighting for Equality After Pulse

    Fri, Jun 09, 2017

    The Los Angeles LGBT Center will host a discussion on Tuesday, June 13, about the ongoing struggle for equality and freedom since the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando — the deadliest incident against LGBT people in U.S. history — and how progressive people can work together to build a more just and compassionate world.

    “One year ago, the world watched in horror as an outrageous act of terror was committed against the LGBT community,” the Center said in an announcement of the event. “Since then, less conspicuous but equally chilling attacks on vulnerable communities continue unabated: A quiet war against LGBT people, communities of color, women, immigrants, Muslims, and the poor—just to name a few—has been waged since the November U.S. presidential election.”

    “The continued assault on the rights, freedoms, and…

    WeHo’s Annual Dyke March Happens Tonight

    WeHo’s Annual Dyke March Happens Tonight

    Fri, Jun 09, 2017

    Lesbians, queer women, and allies will gather by the hundreds today to celebrate community, embrace resistance and turn up some visibility at the annual Dyke March.

    This year’s Dyke March will take place at the Sal Guarriello Veterans’ Memorial, located at 8447 Santa Monica Blvd. at the intersection of Santa Monica and Holloway Drive.

    At 6 p.m., there will be a live DJ set with Claudette Sexy DJ and a protest-sign and pin-making workshop led by artist Julianna Parr, with all materials provided.

    At 7 p.m., there will be a rally with guest speakers including members of the West


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    Trusted Builder Makes Your Renovation Dreams Come True From Concept To Completion

    Thu, Mar 02, 2017

    Often the kitchen of our dreams only stays in our dreams when we face the seemingly insurmountable challenges of renovation headaches. We know we deserve the open-plan, tiled space with the finest appliances to whip up culinary breakthroughs while entertaining with cocktails or Italian wine, but we never seem to make it happen. With the […]

    Lesbian Activist Anne-christine d’Adesky in Conversation with Lindsey Horvath at Skylight Books

    Lesbian Activist Anne-christine d’Adesky in Conversation with Lindsey Horvath at Skylight Books

    Fri, Jun 09, 2017

    Anne-christine d’Adesky will join West Hollywood City Councilmember Lindsey Horvath on Tuesday in a discussion at Skylight Books of d’Adesky’s memoir, “The Pox Lover.”

    d’Adesky’s book takes the reader on a tour of 1990s Manhattan, and its once-funky East Village: through squatter clashes with police to all-night drag parties. The author relives the joyous anarchy of the Lesbian Avengers and ACT UP’s public funerals. She also predicts the rise of populism and extreme nationalism now sweeping the globe.

    Traveling as a journalist to Paris, an insomniac d’Adesky trolls the Seine, encountering waves of exiles fleeing violence in the Balkans, Haiti, and Rwanda. The author implicates her own bloodline in this history, mercilessly digging into her aristocratic family’s roots in Vichy France and colonial…

    ‘Real Conversations of Grindr’ Calls Out Attacks on Men with HIV

    ‘Real Conversations of Grindr’ Calls Out Attacks on Men with HIV

    Mon, Jun 05, 2017

    The video, produced by the HIV Federation of Queensland, shows people reading comments posted on Grindr attacking people because of their HIV positive status.

    David LeBarron Tells “The Complete History of Drag” in a Mix of Humor, History and Autobiography

    David LeBarron Tells “The Complete History of Drag” in a Mix of Humor, History and Autobiography

    Mon, Jun 05, 2017

    David LeBarron has been a performer, playwright and storytelling force for decades. His diverse performances are designed for an array of audiences from children to art houses to repertory theaters to Dungeon & Dragons groups to schools to intoxicated patrons at bars. He is co-founder, with Andrew Henkes, of Apt3F, a performance non-profit devoted to staging and championing underground performers.

    Given LeBarron’s skilled storytelling, it’s easy to see why he is the recipient of a WeHo grant for the annual One City One Pride. His new show, “The Complete History of Drag in a Few Mo-mo,” merges history, humor and autobiography.

    Viewers will leave more informed about drag history but not by facts alone. This is not a lecture. LeBarron embodies on the stage the wit, wisdom, and vulnerability of an aging drag queen as she…

    A transformation outta this world this week on GTV with the Empress of Weho

    A transformation outta this world this week on GTV with the Empress of Weho

    Fri, Jun 02, 2017 2 Comments

    This week on GTV we hear the monotony of the status quo from Toderick Hall, featuring Superfruit and Kristin Maldonado. Next, we get beat with James St. Jams and Dragula’s Loris. Finally, a sexy parody of Lady Gaga’s “The Cure” by model Bryan Hawn. If you ever have any questions or just want to spill […]

    L.A. County Health Department Declares Mumps Outbreak

    L.A. County Health Department Declares Mumps Outbreak

    Fri, Jun 02, 2017

    There is a major outbreak of mumps infections in Los Angeles County, with the majority involving men who have sex with men, according to the L.A. County Department of Public Health.

    The Health Department announced the outbreak yesterday. In its announcement it said 40 cases have been identified. Some involve women and heterosexuall men with social relationships with gay men.

    “Most transmissions appear to have occurred at large venues such as athletic clubs, bars, theaters and nightclubs,” the Health Department said. “The majority of cases have had no documentation of complete vaccination; however, some cases were fully vaccinated.”

    “Mumps is highly infectious and spreads through congregate living/social settings

    Paul Smith Brings the Rainbow Flag to Its Greater WeHo Store

    Paul Smith Brings the Rainbow Flag to Its Greater WeHo Store

    Thu, Jun 01, 2017 4 Comments

    What is perhaps the most popular selfie wall in Greater WeHo (now that the angel wings on Palm Avenue have taken flight) got a new look yesterday.

    Paul Smith, the apparel store on Melrose Avenue at North Harper known locally for its bright pink wall as much as its stylish apparel, changed the color to those of the rainbow flag. The flag is an icon of the LGBT movement and is in greater display in June, which is Pride month.

    The rainbow stripe design, a collaboration between Paul Smith and Instagram, includes lots of pink to call out the original wall. Also on it is the Instagram hashtag #kindcomments.

    The unveiling of the new wall, which will retain the rainbow colors until later this month, featured appearances by Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, and Marne Levine, COO of Instagram.

    Gay History Walking Tour Takes to WeHo’s Streets Saturday

    Gay History Walking Tour Takes to WeHo’s Streets Saturday

    Thu, Jun 01, 2017 3 Comments

    One of the best ways to make history come alive is to see it acted out. That’s the idea behind the yearly living gay history walking tour in West Hollywood, taking place on Saturday and starting at 11 a.m. Actors in costumes perform as various characters telling audiences about many aspects of the area’s gay history. However, rather than performing on stage, the actors will be performing on the sidewalks, explaining events in the actual locations where they took place.

    “The tour is intended for pretty much everyone,” explained Jason Jenn, the tour’s organizer and director. “For people who think they know a bit about West Hollywood, they’re going to learn more than they probably realize and have a fun time because they’re seeing these surprising performances by the different characters. It’s also for people who…

    DTLA Proud Is Back, with Two Days Centered in Pershing Square in August

    DTLA Proud Is Back, with Two Days Centered in Pershing Square in August

    Wed, May 31, 2017 2 Comments

    Long Beach, Venice, West Hollywood/Los Angeles, San Diego, and now downtown Los Angeles. If you are looking for a place to proclaim your pride in who you are, the options are plenty.

    DTLA Proud announced today that it will hold its second DTLA Proud Festival on Aug. 26 and 27. As was the case last year, it will be held at Pershing Square. During the hours of noon until 10 p.m. over both days it will present a blend of local queer culture, art, history and entertainment with over 40 community and retail booths, a main stage hosted by the Boulet Brothers and the return of Summertramp, a pop-up water park that transforms Pershing Square into a colorful urban oasis.

    “The DTLA Proud mission is to celebrate everyone’s story, to spread optimism, to grow our community and to expand our definition of diversity,” the organization said…

    Venice Prides Kicks Off Its Second Annual Celebration Tomorrow

    Venice Prides Kicks Off Its Second Annual Celebration Tomorrow

    Wed, May 31, 2017 1 Comment

    Venice will host its second annual Pride celebration on Thursday, kicking it off with the unveiling of the “Pride Lifeguard Tower.”

    The tower is a public art installation on Venice beach at Brooks Avenue. The event also will include the dedication of the “Bill Rosendahl Memorial Beach,” named in honor of the first openly gay man to be elected to the Los Angeles City Council.

    Pride Lifeguard Tower, Venice PrideIn attendance will be L.A. City Councilmember Mike Bonin, L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and Grant Turck, president of the Venice Pride board of directors.

    The event will take place at 10 a.m.

    Venice Pride, which continues until Saturday, will feature other events, including a sign lighting and block party on Friday evening, the “Queer As Funk” live music performance at Del Monte Speakeasy, a dance party…

    Leading Political Figures to Participate in the Resist March

    Leading Political Figures to Participate in the Resist March

    Tue, May 30, 2017 16 Comments

    A number of leading political figures will participate in the Resist March scheduled for June 11.

    Those scheduled so far include U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader; U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff, whose district includes West Hollywood; U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters; West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman; transgender activist Bamby Salcedo; Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, and activist musicians Haim and Adam Lambert and Margaret Cho.

    The Resist March, which will replace this year’s L.A. Pride parade, will begin at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland at 8 a.m. There will be an opening ceremony and remarks at 9 a.m. The march is scheduled to being between 9:30 and 10 a.m. It will end at Santa Monica Boulevard and LaPeer in West Hollywood with a rally and other speakers. More speakers are…

    LGBTQ Activist Michael Kearns Will Be Honored Tomorrow by LA Mayor Garcetti

    LGBTQ Activist Michael Kearns Will Be Honored Tomorrow by LA Mayor Garcetti

    Tue, May 30, 2017 2 Comments

    LGBTQ activist Michael Kearns, along with three other gay rights trailblazers, will be honored by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at the LGBT Heritage Month celebration, hosted by L.A. City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, on Tuesday.

    For over four decades Kearns has advocated for LGBTQ rights with his writing—both on the stage and on the page. Kearns is the recipient of Publishing Triangle’s Robert Chesley Lifetime Achievement Playwriting Award and recently was honored by Celebration Theatre with the Chuck Rowland Pioneer Award for groundbreaking and distinguished achievements in LGBT playwriting. The award presentation is set for Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Los Angeles City Council Chamber, 200 N. Spring St., in downtown Los Angeles.

    Kearns is Hollywood’s first openly gay actor and the first HIV-positive actor to reveal his…

    The Abbey’s David Cooley Hosts Benefit for Survivors of Pulse

    The Abbey’s David Cooley Hosts Benefit for Survivors of Pulse

    Tue, May 30, 2017

    David Cooley, owner of The Abbey and Barbara Poma, owner of Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, are hosting a fundraiser for the onePULSE Foundation recognizing the one-year mark of the Pulse Nightclub tragedy on June 12, 2016. The event will be held June 5 at The Abbey in West Hollywood.

    Several survivors will be at the event to share their stories.

    The ticketed event will take place at The Chapel, adjacent to The Abbey. The event begins at 7 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by a seated multi-course dinner. Tickets are limited to 125 people and are available for $150 at theabbeyweho.com/onepulse. 100 percent of ticket sales go to onePULSE Foundation, the official charity created by the owners of Pulse Nightclub.

    Following the dinner, at 9:30 p.m. at The Abbey, will be a special charity drag show, which is open to all. Donations…

    Lemonading this week on GTV with the Empress of Weho

    Lemonading this week on GTV with the Empress of Weho

    Wed, May 24, 2017

    This week on GTV we answer an age-old question: to say faggot or not to say faggot. Next we experience some #BeyonceRealness with Titus from the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Finally, we take a rabbit hole ride with Trixie Mattel and Katya on the topic of music. If you ever have any questions or just want […]

    MeUndies Says ‘Celebrate Yourself’ with Pride to Support the LA LGBT Center

    MeUndies Says ‘Celebrate Yourself’ with Pride to Support the LA LGBT Center

    Tue, May 23, 2017

    Today MeUndies, the online underwear shop, is launching its first-ever Pride campaign known as “Celebrate Yourself.” For every pair of this specially selected underwear sold, $1 will be donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center—the world’s largest provider of programs and services for LGBT people—benefiting the Center’s youth services. The underwear can be purchased here.

    Above and on the pages below are LGBT social media influencers and notable figures who have thrown their support for this campaign and have been photographed showing off their pride—and their silliness—by wearing the specially-selected underwear:

    WeHo’s ‘One City One Pride’ Kicks Off Tonight at The Chapel

    WeHo’s ‘One City One Pride’ Kicks Off Tonight at The Chapel

    Mon, May 22, 2017 1 Comment

    West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ arts festival kicks off today with an artist-led protest sign workshop at The Chapel at The Abbey. The event, from 5 to 9 p.m., will feature artists who will help participants create signs for the June 11 Resist March.

    At 7:45 tonight, West Hollywood City Council members plan to address the crowd at the Chapel, at 692 N. Robertson Blvd. just south of Santa Monica. No RSVP is necessary, and admission is free to those 21 and older. There will be a “happy hour” until 7 p.m.

    Tonight’s event is one of many across through June 29 that will celebrate LGBTQ art, dance, film, history and music. The theme of this year’s One City One Pride is
    “Go West.”

    “Whether associated with Horace Greeley’s famous quote from the 1800’s (“Go West, young man, and grow up with the country”), the…

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