WeHo Commemorates Transgender Awareness Month With Online Events

(Photo: Invisible Men founder Luckie Alexander) The City of West Hollywood and its Transgender Advisory Board recognize November as Transgender Awareness Month with a series of events, which this year will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Kicking-off events this year, the City will present the Transgender Awareness Month Awards on Wednesday, November…

Radiant Health Centers  Brings Free Drive-up HIV Testing to Orange County

(Phil Yaeger, CEO of Radiant Health Centers) Radiant Health Centers, a nonprofit specializing in LGBTQ+ specialized medical care and comprehensive social services to Orange County, has begun offering free drive-up rapid HIV testing to the Orange County community. The program is by-appointment-only and offers a complete HIV testing experience, including pre-appointment consultation and PrEP or PEP prescriptions, based on test results.  The drive-up testing process…

First Annual ASIA Rainbow Ride Takes Place in Taiwan

During its Pride month, Taiwan launched the first-ever ASIA Rainbow Ride, a two-day charity bike ride for the LGBT community in Asia on October 24–25, in which cyclists journeyed 130 km (approximately 81 miles) through the country’s northern coast. Since passing same-sex marriage in 2019, Taiwan has led the forefront in Asia as a model…

Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions

After decades of attempts by the Catholic Church to crush marriage equality, Pope Francis has called for civil unions for same-sex couples, reports BuzzFeed News. “What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered,” said Pope Francis, in a new documentary when speaking about how to support LGBTQ…

WeHo’s Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony To Memorialize Lives Lost to Anti-Trans Violence

As part of Transgender Awareness Month in November, the City of West Hollywood hosts a Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony.  This year, Transgender Day of Remembrance will be hosted via the Zoom platform, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In anticipation of the City’s virtual Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony, which will take place on Friday, November…

Faultlines’ New Single On LGBTQ, Women’s & Immigrant Rights. WATCH!

(Faultlines. Photo by Lexie Ramos) Ashley Morgan and John Flanagan, of the folk-pop duo Faultlines have re-released their anti-Trump song, “Rain,” the first single from their next full album, Bittersweet Revival.   Many of the songs on the album speak out against the current political climate with messages of love, inclusion, and community.  “Rain” focuses its…

BREAKING: Crew Member On Biden’s Campaign Plane Tests Positive For COVID

Joe Biden’s campaign announced Thursday afternoon that a third person who traveled with the Democratic ticket has tested positive for COVID-19, reports the Daily Mail. Biden’s Campaign Manager Jen O’Malley Dillon referred to the individual as a ‘administrative member of the Aviation company that charters Vice President Biden’s aircraft’ who was ‘was over 50 feet’ from…

Trump To Hold LGBTQ Pride Rally Tomorrow. For Real

The Trump campaign continues their attempt to woo LGBTQ voters by announcing it will hold a “Trump Pride” rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, October 13, reports LGBTQ Nation. But according to a copy of the invite shared on Twitter, neither the words “gay” nor “LGBTQ” appears in the announcement. Lara Trump and former ambassador to…

Homophobic Zoom Bombing Incidents Probed At UCLA

UCLA is reportedly investigating several Zoom-bombing incidents that unfolded last week, reports CBSLA. The school said someone interrupted online classes with racist and hateful comments that included homophobic slurs directed at students and a professor. Back in March, similar incidents were reported at USC and multiple high schools in the area have also said they’ve…

BREAKING: Court Blocks Further Construction On Trump Border Wall

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that President Trump’s use of emergency powers to allocate millions of dollars in funding for the construction of a southern border wall was illegal, the latest blow to the Trump administration’s effort to limit immigration, reports The Hill. In the 2-1 decision, the court upheld a December 2019…

Demi Lovato, Tan France host “Coming Out 2020” On Facebook Tomorrow

(Demi Lovato and Tan France host ‘Coming Out 2020’ special on Facebook Watch. Courtesy Facebook) Facebook, as part of celebrating National Coming Out Day, will premiere a special hosted by music star Demi Lovato and fashion designer Tan France of Netflix’s Queer Eye, reports NBC News. “Coming Out 2020” will premiere this Friday, Oct. 9, on…