Nightlife fashion icon Amanda Lapore will not only strike a statuesque pose as this year’s celebrity Grand Marshal at the Greater Palms Springs Pride parade, but she is also scheduled to perform alongside a lineup of entertainers throughout the weekend, like The Psychedelic Furs, Frankmusik, Steed Lord, Scavenger Hunt, Jeremiah Clark and Aiden James.
The 28th Anniversary of Palm Springs Pride weekend takes place November 7-9. The theme this year is “I am Pride: Stonewall 45” in celebration of equality, freedom and diversity in the LGBT community.
For more info visit pspride.org.
Los Angeles Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and the LAPD have announced a $50,000 reward for leads to an arrest for the murder of Aniya “Ray” Parker, a 47 year-old trans woman, who was fatally shot on Melrose Avenue in East Hollywood last month.
Investigators are looking for three or four Hispanic male suspects in their 20s and they are seeking to speak with a person who was walking with Parker just before she was shot.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Los Angeles Police Department at (877) LAPD-24-7.
Australian designer Daniel Tobin was chosen to build an historical AIDS monument at West Hollywood Park during a WeHo council meeting last month.
Tobin has been personally dedicated to the project as an openly HIV positive man.
The proposed design of the AIDS Monument is a field of 341 vertical strands on a raised platform between the park and San Vicente Boulevard through which people can walk and reflect.
Police have made an arrest in connection with the June death of 28-year-old transgender activist Zoraida “Ale” Reyes in Anaheim, reports The Advocate.
Police arrested 38-year-old Randy Lee Parkerson of Anaheim four months after Reyes’s body was found behind an Anaheim Dairy Queen.
Parkerson was booked into an Anaheim detention facility on suspicion of murder and is being held on a $1 million bail.
Over 25,000 people participated in the 30th Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles this year. The 10 kilometers walk through West Hollywood and Los Angeles raised $2.26 million to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles and more than 20 other Los Angeles County-based AIDS service organizations.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico were joined by singer Paula Abdul, “The Price is Right” host Drew Carey, “Glee” star Alex Newell, and others at this year’s fundraiser.
For more information, visit www.aidswalk.net/losangeles.
WEHO SOBER NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
#BOOM!—an alcohol and drug free New Year’s Eve experience is back at the city of West Hollywood. This year’s theme, “A Mid-Winter’s Night Fantasy,” promises to be bigger and better. The event is set for Wednesday, December 31, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the West Hollywood Park auditorium.
There will be live entertainment, dancing, a photo booth, and interactive activities with finger foods and a dessert bar.
For up to date information, like the West Hollywood page on Facebook at facebook.com/WEHOPROJECT and follow them on twitter @WeHoBOOM. To volunteer or donate much-needed funds, contact Robert Gamboa at 323.212.5352 or firstname.lastname@example.org.