American Beauty

The #ResistMarch takes place on Sunday, June 11, 8am-1pm. It will start in Los Angeles, at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland.  It will end in West Hollywood. When any American’s rights are under threat, all our rights are threatened. We are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. We are people of color. We are people of…

Be The Storm

“Fighting for justice, and winning, is what we know how to do. It’s one of the things we do best.” Excerpts from a speech by Lorri L. Jean, CEO, Los Angeles LGBT Center at “An Evening With Women,” last month.  …When we gathered here last May, I began my remarks with a joke about Donald Trump.…

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 City

Solidarity March, Rally For Gay Chechens In an urgent effort to help stop the atrocities happening against LGBT people in the Russian republic of Chechnya—in which hundreds of gay men are reportedly being kidnapped and tortured in concentration camp-like facilities to “purge” the country of homosexuality—a solidarity march and rally—“Eyes On Chechnya”—was held downtown last…

The Epidemic

Eradicating HIV New treatment method might lead to the end of AIDS. BY VICTOR MELAMED Researchers believe they have found a new method to execute the “shock and kill” strategy aiming to eliminate HIV hiding in viral reservoirs inside our own T cells, reports David Artavia at hivplusmag.com. Even though an HIV-positive person on antiretroviral therapy…

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 Talk

Holy Hell “I don’t think about it. It’s not a thing. I go to work. I manage a lot of people. I cover the news. I deal with holy hell around me. I go home to the man I’m in love with.” —Fox News anchor Shepard Smith speaking at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School…

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…

Los Angeles LGBT Center Responds to Alarming Analysis of President Trump’s Disastrous American Health Care Act

In response to the Congressional Budget Office’s scoring of President Donald J. Trump’s proposed America Health Care Act, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Director of Health and Mental Health Services Christopher Brown issued the following statement: “Not surprisingly, we’re learning from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office that the latest version of Trumpcare—the bill that barely…

Los Angeles LGBT Center Joins Solidarity March and Rally on May 20 to Help Stop Torture of LGBT People in Chechnya

In an urgent effort to help stop the atrocities happening against LGBT people in the Russian republic of Chechnya—in which hundreds of gay men are reportedly being kidnapped and tortured in concentration camp-like facilities to ‘purge’ the country of homosexuality—the world’s largest LGBT organization will participate in a solidarity march and rally on Saturday, May…

Los Angeles Rams At Venice Pride

The Los Angeles Rams have sponsored all fourteen of the blue lights for the upcoming rainbow display at Venice Beach for LGBT Pride month. It is the first time an NFL team has sponsored such an event, which aims for inclusivity, reports theramswire.usatoday.com. The team has paid for the entire lot of blue “C” lights that will…

LA Pride’s Grand Marshal: Alexei Romanoff

On the 47th anniversary of the world’s first permitted LGBTQ+ parade, LA Pride and Christopher Street West, remain where they began, at the intersection of activism and celebration of our diverse community. For decades, the greater Los Angeles community has strived for equality only made possible through the endless efforts of activists like this year’s Grand Marshal, Alexei Romanoff.…

Hero of the #Resistance Sally Yates Testifies on Trump, Russia

Sally Q. Yates, the former Acting Attorney General for the Trump Administration, testified yesterday before the Senate panel investigating Russia’s efforts to influence the American political system alongside former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Yates, who became a hero to the #Resistance for refusing to defend Donald Trump‘s unconstitutional Muslim in the early days of…

House Republicans Vote for 30 More Years of HIV

The Republican controlled House of Representatives voted 217 to 213 today to kill Obamacare. And I’ve been trying to write about that vote for the last several hours but I have to keep stopping because I can’t see through the tears. 217 men and women voted to snatch basic healthcare out from underneath millions of…