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    USTA-Sanctioned Same-Gender Couples Tennis Tournament Scheduled for WeHo

    USTA-Sanctioned Same-Gender Couples Tennis Tournament Scheduled for WeHo

    Tue, Mar 31, 2015 with 0 Comments

    One of five same-gender couples tennis tournaments sanctioned by the U.S. Tennis Association will take place in West Hollywood in June. The same-gender couples tournament will be open to same-sex spouses, those in civil unions, domestic partners and spousal equivalents. The first such event sanctioned by the USTA, the sport’s national governing body, was held […]  Read More...




    LA LGBT Center Launches National Campaign to Regulate Abusive Youth Treatment Programs

    LA LGBT Center Launches National Campaign to Regulate Abusive Youth Treatment Programs

    Fri, Mar 27, 2015 with 0 Comments

    The Los Angeles LGBT Center has joined forces with Survivors of Institutional Abuse (SIA) to launch a national campaign to regulate the industry of residential programs that claim to help “troubled” young people, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The Center’s decision to join with SIA in the campaign is a response […]  Read More...



    LA Gay Techies Will Hold Inaugural Meeting in  WeHo

    LA Gay Techies Will Hold Inaugural Meeting in WeHo

    Tue, Mar 24, 2015 with 1 Comment

    Gay techies from across Los Angeles will gather Wednesday for the inaugural meeting of “Gay Geeks.” The “Gay Geeks” group is being organized by Joel Simkhai, creator of Grindr, the most popular mobile phone app for gay men. Grindr is headquartered on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Simkhai will be present for the meeting. “It’s […]  Read More...



    Syphilis Eye Infections Are Reported in L.A. County

    Syphilis Eye Infections Are Reported in L.A. County

    Sat, Mar 21, 2015 with 0 Comments

    Two cases of ocular syphilis — a sexually-transmitted disease that can cause blindness — have been reported in Los Angeles, leading the L.A. County Public Health Department and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to warn doctors and gay men to be on the alert for symptoms associated with the disease. To date there have been 14 […]  Read More...



    Protest by Transgender Activists Blocks La Cienega Near 3rd Street

    Protest by Transgender Activists Blocks La Cienega Near 3rd Street

    Sat, Mar 21, 2015 with 5 Comments

    Activists protesting sometimes fatal violence against transgender people briefly shut down a busy intersection near the Beverly Center yesterday afternooon. The rally, organized by FAMILIA: Trans and Queer Liberation Movement and the TransLatin@ Coalition and supported by the National LGBTQ Task Force, began about 5 p.m. at the intersection of La Cienega Boulevard and Third […]  Read More...



    The PickUp Offers Free Shuttle on St. Patrick’s Day

    The PickUp Offers Free Shuttle on St. Patrick’s Day

    Mon, Mar 16, 2015 with 5 Comments

    The PickUp, West Hollywood’s free nightlife shuttle, is expanding its days of service to include St. Patrick’s Day  along with other holidays. Free rides on the PickUp will be available tomorrow from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Other holidays when the PickUp will be in operation are Mardi Gras, Cinco de Mayo, the Sunday before […]  Read More...



    Rabbi Denise Eger Becomes First Openly Gay Leader of Reform Judaism’s Largest Group

    Rabbi Denise Eger Becomes First Openly Gay Leader of Reform Judaism’s Largest Group

    Sun, Mar 15, 2015 with 2 Comments

    Denise Eger, the founding rabbi of West Hollywood’s Congregation Kol Ami, tomorrow will be installed as the first openly gay president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the rabbinical organization of Reform Judaism. The Reform movement, founded 126 years ago, includes 862 congregations in the United States and is one of the first […]  Read More...




    Man Found Dead in WeHo Car is Gay Playgirl Model Dirk Shafer

    Man Found Dead in WeHo Car is Gay Playgirl Model Dirk Shafer

    Fri, Mar 06, 2015 with 14 Comments

    RumorFix, a celebrity gossip website, has identified the man found dead in a car on Laurel Avenue Thursday as former Playgirl centerfold Dirk Shafer. According to the website, Shafer appeared to have died of a heart attack. He was 52. Shafer was named Playgirl’s “Man of the Year” in 1992. Shafer directed and starred in […]  Read More...



    Hollywood Celebs, and WeHo Council Candidate Heidi Shink, Are Back at the Beverly Hills Hotel

    Hollywood Celebs, and WeHo Council Candidate Heidi Shink, Are Back at the Beverly Hills Hotel

    Sat, Feb 21, 2015 with 24 Comments

    Almost a year after Hollywood celebrities joined leading LGBT and women’s rights groups to call for a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the boycott seems to be easing according to various celebrity news sources. Among those celebrities seen frequenting the hotel recently are Russell Crowe, Sean Pitt, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie according to […]  Read More...



    A Light Look (Er, Listen) at WeHo’s Alleged City Hall Sexcapades and Gay Culture

    A Light Look (Er, Listen) at WeHo’s Alleged City Hall Sexcapades and Gay Culture

    Thu, Feb 19, 2015 with 4 Comments

    Jillian Barberie and John Phillips on KABC Radio’s “The Drive Home” take an amusing look at the alleged sexcapades at West Hollywood City Hall and examine the ever-evolving gay culture (man buns? lumberjocks?) in this interview with WEHOville publisher Henry E. (Hank) Scott, a recording of which is embedded above.  Read More...



    Departure of Rage’s Owner: Another Sign of Struggle in WeHo’s Boystown

    Departure of Rage’s Owner: Another Sign of Struggle in WeHo’s Boystown

    Mon, Feb 16, 2015 with 24 Comments

    The ongoing struggle of businesses in the West Hollywood  gay nightlife district known as Boystown continues with the departure of Michel Thomas from Rage. Thomas, a gay man who had worked as a promoter for Rage for 11 years, bought it from its heterosexual owners last year. At the time he boasted that Rage now […]  Read More...



    A Bathroom of Her Own: Why WeHo Has Gender-Neutral Restrooms

    A Bathroom of Her Own: Why WeHo Has Gender-Neutral Restrooms

    Sun, Feb 15, 2015 with 8 Comments

    If you’re wondering why West Hollywood businesses are making their single-stall restrooms gender-neutral, Drian Juarez offers an explanation in the moving and informative video above. It was created by the city’s Public Information Division in cooperation with Buzzfeed Video. Juarez is program manager for the Transgender Economic Empowerment project at the LA LGBT Center and […]  Read More...



    Despite LGBT Protests, L.A. Confidential Holds Party in Beverly Hills Hotel

    Despite LGBT Protests, L.A. Confidential Holds Party in Beverly Hills Hotel

    Thu, Feb 05, 2015 with 2 Comments

    L.A. Confidential magazine is staging its pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hills Hotel tonight despite objections from LGBT rights advocates. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBT rights organization, issued a press release today calling on all invitees to boycott the event because of the hotel owner’s support of a law that could […]  Read More...




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