June 12th, 2017, will be the one year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. Forty-nine members of the LGBT community and straight allies lost their lives that night, and 68…
We can resist with love this coming Pride weekend, knowing we may have to resist with anger later as our forefathers (and mothers) did in 1979, pictured above.
Derek Nelson, another boy moving west from a small town, came to West Hollywood from Pennsylvania, looking for a career as an actor. He was looking for fame in the right place.
Cancelling the annual gay pride parade and replacing it with the Resist protest march is a bad idea according to Pat Rocco, the first president of Christopher Street West (CSW), the nonprofit that…
The City of West Hollywood is a co-sponsor of the upcoming WeHo Dodgeball Charity Tournament. The event will help build attention for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and will benefit two local nonprofit organizations.
The tournament will take place on Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m., at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium, located at 647 N. San Vicente Blvd., south of Santa Monica. The adult co-ed event will feature food, drinks and raffles, and it will be open to anyone who is 21 years of age or older.
“WeHo Dodgeball is a sensation in West Hollywood,” said West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister. “On the court, competition is fierce. But, off the court, WeHo Dodgeball players are compassionately connected to our community. This tournament is a testament to their spirit of generosity.”
Tournament registration is $25 per person or…
This week on GTV we get some serious daddy issues from a series made by the app Daddyhunt, then we have another amazing episode of “Hey Qween” with Johnny McGovern, Lady Red and their special guest Drag Race Season 5 winner Jinkx Monsoon and finally we go on a Facebook flash back with Tyler Oakley. […]
The controversial “F*ck W/Out Fear” campaign on WeHo’s Santa Monica Boulevard is getting spruced up this week.
WEHOville readers have inquired about the disappearance of the campaign’s sidewalk chalk drawing on Santa Monica Boulevard near Palm Avenue. That drawing, designed to promote the use of Truvada as a measure to prevent HIV infection, upset the owners of the nearby Yogurt Stop and was allegedly defaced by a man who also spray painted over another.
But it’s gone only because the L.A. LGBT Center has decided to move the eye-catching sidewalk sign to the highly trafficked northeast corner of Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards.
Jim Key, the Center’s chief marketing officer, said the Center originally had intended to place the image on the sidewalk in front of Micky’s, the bar just to the west of Yogurt…
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 […]
Crystal Meth Anonymous LA is putting on its annual conference this weekend at Plummer Park and West Hollywood Park in WeHo.
The three-day event begins this evening with registration and a reception at Plummer Park’s Great Hall from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The weekend events and workshops are open to anyone whether in a meth recovery program or just beginning one.
From 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. there will be a presentation by a speaker at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall.
On Saturday CMALA begins with a yoga session at 7:45 a.m. at Great Hall. From 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. there will be a series of workshops on subjects including relationships and intimacy, long term sobriety and meth recovery for women. A full list is available online. A lunch is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and a banquet will take place at Fiesta hall from 5 to…
This week on GTV we have the musical stylings of Kenyth Mogan in his latest single “It Was Love” with co-star and model Josh Orozco, then we have another “Foon Fan Friday” Q&A with Jason Farone (we really want his top to come off), and finally ,from across the globe, a story that has been […]
The Los Angeles LGBT Center will host 360, a health and empowerment fair for LBTQ women, on April 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Held at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, the free event will include informative workshops and a resource fair focused on self-care and resistance. Los Angeles-based educator, storyteller, activist, and consultant Amita Swadhin is the keynote speaker, in which Swadhin will discuss what an intersectional and sustainable approach to resistance looks like for the next four years. In January, Swadhin testified on behalf of survivors of sexual violence and LGBT Americans in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee against Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination as the U.S. Attorney General.
Workshops include Cervical Cancer/HPV Prevention and Screening; Digital Privacy in the Trump Era; Empowerment through BDSM; Lesbian Love…
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has chosen AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA Health) as one of only seven organizations nationwide to receive a $1.9 million grant to establish a new HIV prevention program focusing on young transgender people of color, ages 18-29, and their partners.
The five-year grant is for community-based organizations that work with those most impacted by HIV. APLA Health is the only such organization in California to receive the award specifically for the transgender program. Grant funding began on April 1 and will run until March 31, 2022.
As a federally qualified health center serving the LGBT community, APLA Health is uniquely positioned to create and implement
The new HIV prevention program is called “Trans Connections.” Trans Connections focuses on South Los Angeles…
This week on GTV we go gay for gaming with your Gaymer Boys, then we find out that you don’t always need Prince Charming to get your happily ever after with fun short called Once Upon A Slipper and then we close this week out with The Pit Crew of RuPaul’s Drag Race as they […]
WeHo restaurant owner and reality TV performer Lisa Vanderpump will be the Celebrity Grand Marshal at the Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride parade on May 21.
Vanderpump is an owner with her husband Ken Todd of Sur restaurant on Robertson Boulevard and P.U.M.P restaurant on the corner of Robertson and Santa Monica. She and her husband also own the Villa Blanca restaurant in Beverly Hills.
The Long Beach event takes place on May 20 and 21. This year’s theme is “Vida La Viva” (Here’s to Life).
Other parade grand marshals are:
State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), Grand Parade Marshal, who made history in 2012 by becoming the first openly gay person of color elected to the California State Senate. He serves as the co-chair of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus. Recently, he initiated the Sister-Pride Program,…
This week on GTV we get our jam on with the musical stylings of PWR BTTM, then we throw back to the 90’s with Superfruit and finally take a behind the scenes tour at the “Fena Diving World Series” with Tom Daley. If you ever have any questions or just want to spill some “T” […]
The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s controversial F*ck w/out Fear campaign to raise awareness about the PrEP drug is helping the City of West Hollywood achieve its goal of zero HIV transmissions. The marketing campaign may be causing ire for its use of a curse word, but it’s also getting people talking and getting people on PrEP, so the end result is worth it. That was the message coming from the West Hollywood City Council meeting on Monday night as several councilmembers and the public discussed the campaign.
“If you have seen maybe what some of us saw during the early days of the AIDS epidemic, you would know that we didn’t reach the place that we are without being irascible, unreasonable, confrontive, bellicose, rude, overly assertive, aggressive, in your face about the transmission of HIV and its prevention,” said…
Gilbert Baker, the designer of the iconic rainbow flag that has become the symbol of the LGBTQ community, has died.
Baker, 65, died in New York City. It isn’t yet clear the cause of his death.
Baker created the rainbow flag for the 1978 Gay Freedom Day celebration in San Francisco. The flag is now an internationally recognized symbol of LGBTQ pride. Its rainbow colors have been incorporated into the logo of the City of West Hollywood, and the rainbow flag flies in the median on Santa Monica Boulevard in the city’s Boystown district. It also inspires the colors of the rainbow crosswalk on Santa Monica Boulevard.
Baker worked as a vexillographer (flag maker) for over 30 years. He was born in Kansas in 1951 and served in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972, during which time he was stationed in San Francisco, where the gay liberation…
A man was arrested on Santa Monica Boulevard this morning and charged with vandalism for defacing two murals on the city’s sidewalks promoting the L.A. LGBT Center’s PrEP awareness campaign.
Francis O’Brien, a Los Angeles resident in his late 60s, was charged with felony vandalism and released after posting bail.
The murals, one at 8857 Santa Monica Blvd. near Larrabee, the location of Micky’s, and the other at 8801 Santa Monica near Palm, the location of Yogurt Stop, contain a slogan – “F*ck W/Out Fear” — that the Center describes as raw and real and sex-positive. It is meant to promote use of PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, a regimen that can lower one’s risk of HIV infection by 99%. PrEP requires taking Truvada, a blue pill, once daily. The Center and other gay-oriented organizations have worked to promote…
The West Hollywood City Council is expected on Monday to choose seven people and organizations for recognition for their positive impact on the LGBT community with the annual Rainbow Key Awards.
Those recommended by the city’s the Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board and LGAB’s description of them are as follows:
— Cleve Jones – Starting with his work as an aide and activist with Harvey Milk, he went on to conceive the NAMES Project National AIDS Quilt, and be one of America’s most prominent gay leaders during the height of the AIDS epidemic and in the years since.
— JQ International – Founded in 2004 and headquartered in West Hollywood, JQ International is dedicated to creating community and resources that promote a healthy integration of LGBTQ and Jewish identities, through a wide range of programming.
— Eric Paul Leue – A…
The fifth annual Off Sunset Festival, billed as “LA’s Perverted Little Street Fair,” takes place this Sunday.
Off Sunset is a gathering, mostly of gay men, who celebrate their fetish for leather (and other things) with music, food and dancing on a stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard from Hoover to Sunset. The event begins at noon and runs to 7 p.m., with tickets, priced at $20, available online. The event is only open to those 21 years old and older.
Off Sunset provides grants to non-profits that offer services and programs in Silver Lake and surrounding areas, using festival proceeds to provide financial support toward beautification, art, and youth programs with an emphasis on the LGBT community. Grant applications and guidelines are available online.
This year’s music lineup includes:
West Hollywood City Hall will go blue tonight in support of a campaign to promote awareness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a pill that reduces the chance of HIV infection by as much as 99%.
The blue lights at City Hall are the latest part of a campaign by the L.A. LGBT Center that has included chalk art on five places on Santa Monica Boulevard proclaiming “F*ck w/out Fear” of the HIV virus. The campaign uses “uses raw, real language to raise awareness about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP),” the center said in an announcement of the blue lights.
That raw language has upset some people. The word “F*ck” in the PrEP image on the sidewalk in front of Yogurt Stop at 8803 Santa Monica Blvd. was covered in tape today. The image on the sidewalk in front of Union Bank at Westbourne Drive also has been defaced. Shoshana Joseph,…
The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced its support for the June 11 Resist March, a protest event that will replace the annual L.A. Pride parade.
The Resist march has won support and opposition from owners of businesses in the city’s Boystown nightlife area. Chamber Chair Keith Kaplan said earlier this month that the group, a non-profit formed to promote local businesses, has “not made a determination on whether or not to support this on behalf of the business community.”
In an email blast today, Chamber CEO Genevieve Morrill said: “Human rights ARE business issues. They enrich communities to create prosperous and thriving economies. The fight for civil liberties and responsible enterprise have unapologetically established our great city as a mecca for dreamers. #WeHoChamber stands proud and ready to join the…
This week on GTV we get our drama on with some great videos about gay boys and their struggle in “finding themselves”, then we untuck with the new queens of “RuPau’s Drag Race” Season 9, and finally we have a special video submitted to GTV by the Shirtless Violinist. If you ever have any questions […]