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    L.A. LGBT Center Takes Its ‘F*ck W/Out Fear’ Campaign to WeHo’s Sidewalks

    L.A. LGBT Center Takes Its ‘F*ck W/Out Fear’ Campaign to WeHo’s Sidewalks

    Fri, Mar 24, 2017 3 Comments

    In West Hollywood, the L.A. LGBT Center is taking its “F*k W/Out Fear” campaign to the streets, literally.

    The first of five chalk illustrations touting the effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in preventing HIV infection has placed on the sidewalk on Santa Monica Boulevard yesterday. In coming weeks there will be additional images on Santa Monica at Palm Avenue, Santa Monica and Larrabee Street, Santa Monica and San Vicente and Santa Monica and Robertson.

    The Center launched the campaign on Jan. 8 with digital and print advertising, outreach through Center programs that particularly serve transgender women and young men of color and at the Center’s Mi Centro facility in Boyle Heights.

    On Jan. 8 it staged a “Paint the Town Blue” event in which staffers and volunteers handed out information about PrEP at…

    Equality California Elects New Board Members

    Equality California Elects New Board Members

    Fri, Mar 24, 2017

    Equality California and Equality California Institute today announced the election of five new members to their boards of directors and of five to the organizations’ Equality Council. The Equality Council is a joint advisory board formed to provide strategic policy advice and other support to the organizations.

    “Our new board members bring skills and exceptional experience to our organization,” said Rick Zbur, executive director of Equality California, the LGBTQ civil rights group. “They are all leaders in their professions and communities, and that leadership will help us as we advance civil rights and social justice for LGBT people and the diverse communities of which we are a part.”

    The newly elected members of the Equality California board are:

    Marc Blakeman (San Francisco), vice president – external affairs for…

    A Tale as Old as Time this week on Gay TV with the Empress of Weho

    A Tale as Old as Time this week on Gay TV with the Empress of Weho

    Wed, Mar 22, 2017

    This week on GayTV we get entertained, educated about sex and reminded of the classics. Our first video is of the amazing Trixie Mattel and Katya as they begin their second season with an acid trip reviewing the past and looking to their busted future. Then we get schooled with R.J, Aguiar on #JustTheTips about […]

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

    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 […]

    Hail to the Chefs! The LA LGBT Center’s ‘Simply diVine’ Is Back

    Hail to the Chefs! The LA LGBT Center’s ‘Simply diVine’ Is Back

    Wed, Mar 22, 2017

    The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s 12th annual “Simply diVine,” billed as the premier food and wine event for LGBT people and their allies, will be held Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m across the street from the center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza.

    The event will offer guests samples of food and drinks from popular Los Angeles restaurants, food trucks, wineries, distilleries, breweries, juicers and coffee roasters. All proceeds will go to support the center’s programs, including services for LGBT youth, seniors, and people living with HIV/AIDS. Tickets ($125 general admission and $500 for VIP tickets) are available online.

    The Club VIP ticket provides exclusive early access at 5 p.m. That includes private bartenders from The Chapel at The Abbey and tastings of high-end wines and Tito’s Handmade Vodka specialty cocktails. There will be…

    Man Assaults Photographer and Drag Performer in WeHo’s Boystown

    Man Assaults Photographer and Drag Performer in WeHo’s Boystown

    Fri, Mar 17, 2017 4 Comments

    A West Hollywood photographer walking with a group of friends that included RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants Trinity Taylor and Valentina was assaulted in the early morning hours today after leaving Flaming Saddles, the gay country/western bar at Santa Monica Boulevard at Larrabee Street in West Hollywood’s Boystown nightlife district.

    Jason King described the incident on his Facebook page and praised the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station and Deputy Daniel Martinez for their response to the incident.

    King said that he and his friends were walking home from the bar when a man they didn’t know joined them. “After a certain amount of time this became uncomfortable and he was asked very politely by Valentina to please not follow us,” King said. “He said his car was parked in the same direction we were going, so he was asked…

    Trans Activist Bamby Salcedo to be Honored Tonight

    Trans Activist Bamby Salcedo to be Honored Tonight

    Thu, Mar 16, 2017

    Bamby Salcedo, a transgender activist, is the recipient of the second annual HerStory Award from the Hollywood National Organization of Women (NOW).

    The award will be presented at an event tonight organized by NOW and West Hollywood’s Women’s Advisory Board. The event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library community meeting room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., south of Santa Monica.

    The event is free, although donations will be accepted. Attendees must RSVP, which can be done online.

    Salcedo is president of the TransLatin@ Coalition, a national organization that focuses on addressing the issues of transgender Latin people. She currently is developing the

    It’s Never Too Late To Be Yourself This Week On Gay TV With The Empress Of Weho

    It’s Never Too Late To Be Yourself This Week On Gay TV With The Empress Of Weho

    Wed, Mar 15, 2017

    This week on GayTV we are reminded of an issue that is ever present in our community, and that is being able to love and accept who you are and not letting others dictate what that might be. We start off with an amazing interview with Roman and Davey Wavey that shows you’re never too […]

    Project Angel Food Has Long Client Waiting List

    Project Angel Food Has Long Client Waiting List

    Tue, Mar 14, 2017

    Project Angel Food (PAF) faces a lengthy waiting list of clients for its free meals – the first in its 27-year history.

    Richard Ayoub, PAF’s executive director, announced today that there are 104 people on this list.

    “In our long history, Project Angel Food has always been there to provide meals free of charge to people dealing with critical illness and it will continue to do so,” he said. “That’s why we are asking for public support.”

    In an announcement of the waiting list, PAF said “demand is beginning to outstrip the supply of … Project Angel Food estimates that it would cost $2,018 to take one client off the waiting list and feed them for one year.”

    LA LGBT Center to Break Ground on Rosenstein Campus

    LA LGBT Center to Break Ground on Rosenstein Campus

    Tue, Mar 14, 2017 1 Comment

    The L.A. LGBT Center will break ground Saturday on the Anita May Rosenstein Campus, a complex in Hollywood that will offer multi-generational services and housing, including 135 units of affordable housing for seniors and young people, 100 beds for homeless young people and new centers for young people and seniors. Spanning more than a city block, the campus will connect with the center’s arts, cultural and educational facility—The Village at Ed Gould Plaza—located directly across the street.

    The campus, designed by Leong Leong—recently honored by the Architectural League of New York as one of this year’s “emerging voices” architectural firms—and brought to fruition by executive architects Killefer Flammang is scheduled to be completed in early 2019 as the center marks its 50th anniversary. So far $35 million has been…

    Opinion: Gay Pride Parade or Protest?

    Opinion: Gay Pride Parade or Protest?

    Mon, Mar 13, 2017 35 Comments

    The annual LA Pride Parade is the loudest celebration showcasing LGBT pride. On a parade route you can feel the living soul of Pride. An unabashed celebration. A full display of our community. Unity among groups. The breadth of our community in full view for all to join. The good times are the most glorious of days.

    Way back in 1969, when I was a ten-year-old tot, there was this riot in New York City at a gay club called Stonewall. It was the first time the gays stuck together and fought back against the police. They weren’t giving up. And the spark to the flame of the modern gay rights movement began.

    Think back on last year and the community revolt against Christopher Street West (CSW)’s decision to coin LA Pride as a music festival. CSW President Chris Classen proclaimed “our demographic is…

    CSW to Present LA Pride Plans Tonight to WeHo Gay & Lesbian Board

    CSW to Present LA Pride Plans Tonight to WeHo Gay & Lesbian Board

    Wed, Mar 08, 2017 16 Comments

    Christopher Street West (CSW) will present its plans for the June LA Pride event at a meeting tonight of West Hollywood’s Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board (LGAB).

    The meeting will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., south of Santa Monica. Validated parking will be available in the adjacent five-story structure. This meeting is free and is open to the public.

    CSW will be making major changes in the Pride parade and festival this year. One reason for the changes is the redevelopment of West Hollywood Park, where the festival takes place. This year roughly 55% of the park area used in the past by CSW will be unavailable. Also this year CSW ia planning to stage a protest march as a reaction to moves by the Trump administration that are considered harmful…

    Let’s Get Sickening this week on Gay TV with the Empress of Weho

    Let’s Get Sickening this week on Gay TV with the Empress of Weho

    Tue, Mar 07, 2017

    This week on GayTV we see just how well Bob the Drag Queen knows his assistant, then head over to a beautiful song/music video by Tom Gross and finally a very special two-part episode of “Hey Qween!” with Jonny McGovern and Lady Red and special quest Alaska Thunderfuck. Each video shows a lot of smiles […]

    Lambda LitFest Honors LGBTQ Writers in WeHo

    Lambda LitFest Honors LGBTQ Writers in WeHo

    Fri, Mar 03, 2017

    The City of West Hollywood will co-sponsor the first annual Lambda LitFest, a week-long celebration honoring LGBTQ writers and readers in West Hollywood and throughout the greater Los Angeles areas.

    Several Lambda LitFest events will take place in the City of West Hollywood — all events are free to attend:

    — “An Evening with Bryan Fuller” will take place on Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. south of Santa Monica. The event will feature Fuller in conversation with Alonso Duralde and Dave White of the TV and film podcast “Linoleum Knife. ” Fuller, a gay TV writer and producer, has written for “Star Trek: Voyager,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Hannibal,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Dead Like Me” and “Wonderfalls.” His forthcoming TV series are “Star Trek: Discovery” and “American…

    L.A. Conservancy Hosts Screening of Films on LGBTQ Historic Places

    L.A. Conservancy Hosts Screening of Films on LGBTQ Historic Places

    Fri, Mar 03, 2017

    The L.A. Conservancy is hosting an outdoor screening of LGBTQ Historic Places in L.A., a short film series that aims to bring together a diversity of stories, perspectives and experiences that reveal the layered historic and cultural importance of LGBTQ places.

    Each of the films showcases a different location — Plummer Park and Great Hall/Long Hall in West Hollywood, The Woman’s Building in Chinatown and The Black Cat in Silver Lake—all which have strong ties to LGBTQ civil rights history.

    The screening will take place on March 16, at The Viaduct at Los Angeles State Historic Park under the historic North Broadway Bridge. Immediately following the screening, a panel of L.A.-based LGBTQ rights activists will participate in a conversation about their experiences in L.os Angeles and the importance of preserving LGBTQ historic…

    Opinion: A ‘Yes’ Vote on Measure H Will Help Homeless LGBT Youth

    Opinion: A ‘Yes’ Vote on Measure H Will Help Homeless LGBT Youth

    Thu, Mar 02, 2017

    My day at the office typically begins and ends with the sounds of laughter and tears. That’s generally what I hear when I walk through the front doors of the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center, in the heart of Hollywood. What I always see is a line of LGBT young people who are hungry not just for food, but for a place to sleep and for the resources to build a better life. That line isn’t getting any shorter.

    LGBT people are no strangers to poverty and unstable housing. According to a 2012 study by the Williams Institute, up to 40% of the youth experiencing homelessness identify as LGBT. In another study by the Williams Institute (2013), it was found that lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people, particularly LGB people of color, were more likely to be vulnerable to poverty.

    But homelessness is more than a statistic….

    Assemblymember Richard Bloom Names WeHo’s Ivy Bottini ‘Woman of the Year’

    Assemblymember Richard Bloom Names WeHo’s Ivy Bottini ‘Woman of the Year’

    Wed, Mar 01, 2017 6 Comments

    California Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) today announced that Ivy Bottini, an activist and artist who lives in West Hollywood, has been selected as the 50th Assembly District’s 2017 “Woman of the Year”.

    Bottini had a decades-long career as an illustrator and graphic designer before becoming a trailblazing activist best known for her feminist and LGBT work. Over the course of her career as an activist, Bottini organized marches, founded several non-profits and led campaigns against statewide initiatives that targeted and sought to marginalize the LGBT community.

    “Ivy Bottini has left a lasting impact on the lives of countless people,” Bloom said. “She fights, unrelentingly, to bring justice and equality for marginalized people and communities, and has championed women’s rights and LGBT rights even…

    How To Spot Fake News This Week On Gay TV With The Empress Of Weho

    How To Spot Fake News This Week On Gay TV With The Empress Of Weho

    Wed, Mar 01, 2017

    This week on GayTV we start out a little more serious with Elle Bradford and her boyfriend Jeremy discussing whether he is straight, gay or bi because he is dating her, a trans woman. Then we go into a great session with R.J. Aguiar (TheNotAdam) on how to spot fake news. And finally we wrap […]

    Stefan Pinto’s ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ Features Bodies of All Shapes and Sizes

    Stefan Pinto’s ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ Features Bodies of All Shapes and Sizes

    Wed, Mar 01, 2017

    WeHo photographer Stefan Pinto’s “Smoke + Mirrors” exhibit will open Saturday at AC Gallery in Los Angeles Pinto’s first solo exhibition is supported by Out magazine and the Tom of Finland Foundation. An announcement of the exhibition says it “is filled with flashing-hot strobe lights and fashion focused poses that twist into sublime humanist statements […]

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