Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hall

West Coast Premiere of Katherine Fairfax Wright’s documentary, part of the Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival. Last year Todrick Hall, the singer, dancer, actor, director, American Idol sensation, and YouTube superstar unveiled his biggest project yet: The Wizard Of Oz—inspired musical Straight Outta Oz. Influenced largely by his small-town Texas upbringing and his close…

Friday Flights

A summer series of interdisciplinary happenings, brings together Los Angeles-based artists to respond to the Getty Center’s unique architecture and gardens and forge new connections to the collections and exhibitions. July 14 Visual artist Molly Surno presents We of Me, a choreographed soundscape featuring Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and 20 men who…

San Diego Pride

  San Diego’s Pride Festival will take place July 15–16, in Balboa Park, and will include over 90 acts across 4 different stages. The multi-platinum female music group En Vogue will be headlining at San Diego’s Pride Festival this month. “We are excited to perform at San Diego Pride this year! It’s always been important…

Celebrating PRIDE

The LA Pride Festival returns to West Hollywood park for two days of live entertainment and community programming on June 10th and 11th.   BY VICTOR MELAMED This year’s Main stage at the LA Pride Festival, renamed the Park Stage Presented by Blue Shield, will feature a collection of pop artists including established and emerging…

One City One Pride 2017

A sampling of West Hollywood City’s June Pride events. For a complete list visit: www.weho.org/pride.   FRIDAY, JUNE 2 LESBIANS TO WATCH OUT FOR: ‘90S L.A. ACTIVISM Plummer Park, Long Hall, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. Opening reception June 2 from 7pm-9pm. Runs through June 30. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the National Dyke March…

OUTFEST Los Angeles

God’s Own Country Eleven days of not to be missed world-class films, panels, and parties. July 6–16, 2017. BY ORLY LYONNE Each summer Outfest Los Angeles screens more than 150 feature and short films to an audience more than 40,000 people. Outfest Los Angeles is the oldest film festival in Los Angeles and is considered…

The History

Back To The Future The first CSW Pride parade in L.A. was considered a protest march, as well as a celebration. Christopher Street West (CSW) is named after New York City’s famed Christopher Street, the June 1969 site of the Stonewall Rebellion. The CSW parade was started in June 1970 the year following the Stonewall Riot,…

The Transaction

Trans Pride L.A. June 16-17 at The Village. With special guest trans activist and fitness model Aydian Dowling. BY ORLY LYONNE The 19th annual Trans Pride L.A. festival, one of the oldest and largest trans celebrations in the country, take places on Friday and Saturday, June 16-17, at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza in…

Upcoming Prides

LGBT Pride festivals and parades through May and June 2017.   LONG BEACH PRIDE CELEBRATION Saturday, May 20—Sunday, May 21,  11am–10pm. Entrances: MAIN GATE (On Shoreline Drive south of Ocean Blvd.) PINE GATE (On Shoreline Drive & Shoreline Village) LINDEN GATE (From the Convention Center parking lot). LB Pride Parade Sunday: 10:30am. Route: Ocean Ave. at…

The Calendar

WEDNESDAY MAY 3 OUTFEST—90 MILES West Hollywood Library, 625 N San Vicente Blvd. 7:30pm. Juan Carlos Zaldivar’s 90 Miles (2001) tells the personal tale of the filmmaker’s journey at age 13 from a small town in Cuba to Miami. Zaldivar will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. GIRL POWER! A DRAGALICIOUS SPICE GIRLS TRIBUTE Redline…

The Calendar

SEE THURSDAY, APRIL 27 SATURDAY, APRIL 1 MR. LOS ANGELES LEATHER 2017 CONTEST /  LEGION LEATHER DANCE PARTY The Globe Theater, 740 S Broadway, Los Angeles. 7pm. More info: losangelesleatherpride.com. The class of 2017 assembled and ready to show you why they earned the titles they represent. Followed by Legion Leather Dance Party. THE UNCONVENTIONAL CANVASES…

City of West Hollywood and The Tweakers Project to Co-Host Tenth Anniversary Screening of the Documentary Tweakers, Followed by a Panel Discussion

The Film Chronicles the Impact of Crystal Meth Addiction in the LGBT Community; it will be Screened on  Fri., Feb. 17 at West Hollywood Library   WEST HOLLYWOOD, February 13, 2017 – The City of West Hollywood and The Tweakers Project will host the 10th anniversary screening of the documentary filmTweakers, on Friday, February 17, 2017 from 7 p.m.…

The Calendar

946: The Amazing Story Of Adolphus Tips Artistic director Emma Rice and Michael Morpurgo have adapted Morpurgo’s The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, about a botched rehearsal for the D-day landings that ended in a catastrophe, concealed for years. This family show mixes carnival and tragedy in a series of mash-ups, both merry and sad.…

APLA Panel: Prevention and Treatment in the Black/African American Community

Tomorrow, February 7th, is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness day! Join Terry Smith (APLA Health director of HIV prevention services), Traci Bivens-Davis (Common Ground director of prevention), and Chandi Moore (Bravo TV’s I Am Cait) for a panel on HIV Within the Black Community. The panel will be streamed live from the APLA Facebook page from 10-11:30 AM on Tuesday, February 7th.…

The Calendar

The Mismatch Game Returns To The LGBT Center A new edition of Dennis Hensley’s The Mismatch Game returns to the LA LGBT Center for two nights on Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theater. The show is a parody of the popular 70’s show. Creator, producer, and host Dennis…

To Watch:

Send In The ZOMBIE-CLOWNS “Dragula, Search for the World’s First Supermonster”—the captivating new web series produced and hosted by the Boulet Brothers. BY PICKLE It seems appropriate, as we watch very real monsters pack their bags for a stay in the White House, that this month’s subject is a celebration of fear, gore and everything…