A Place Called Home

Construction begins on LA LGBT Center’s multi-generational Anita May Rosenstein Campus. BY PAULO MURILLO The Los Angeles LGBT Center hosted a groundbreaking ceremony last month to start construction of The Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus—a comprehensive multi-generational services and affordable housing project. The ceremony was attended by LA Center officials, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti,…

The City

MAN ARRESTED FOR VANDALIZING CENTER Damario Brown, 23, from Leimert Park in South Los Angeles, was sentenced to 36 months probation and nine days in jail after pleading guilty to the hate speech graffiti he spray painted at one of the L.A. LGBT Centers facilities early February.On February 9, Brown wrote “Fuck Trannies” and other…

The Final Fight

We #RESIST  When any American’s rights are under threat, all our rights are threatened. This year, LA Pride is hosting a human rights march instead of a parade. The march is called the #ResistMarch and is in unity with sister marches taking place in New York, Austin, Seattle, Washington D.C. and other cities across the…

The History

James Baldwin By describing life as he knew it, James Baldwin created socially relevant, psychologically penetrating literature. BY ORLY LYONNE Writer and activist James Baldwin (Aug. 2, 1924–Dec. 1, 1987)  embraced his homosexuality and brought up the topic of sexual orientation in his writings during the mid 20th century, specifically in his novel Giovanni’s Room.…

The State

Opposing Gorsuch Equality California sends letter urging senators to oppose Gorsuch nomination. BY VICTOR MELAMED As confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch get underway, Equality California has sent a letter to members of the United States Senate urging them to oppose his confirmation. In the letter, Equality California refutes Trump Administration claims…

The Talk

GAY CHARACTER “It’s just like, he’s a gay character. It’s 2017, for fuck’s sake!” —Actor Ewan McGregor on the gay character in the remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. THAT GREYNESS “The whole issue of sexuality is so grey. I’m just trying to acknowledge that fluidity, that…

WeHo Paints the Town Blue (for PrEP!)

The City of West Hollywood is going blue! This week the WeHo City Hall building will be lit up in blue lights in support of F*ck W/out Fear, a PSA campaign promoting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) the once daily pill which, if taken as directed by an HIV-negative negative individual is more than 99 percent effective in preventing…

Trump Administration Takes Aim at LGBTQs

Despite the protestations of organizations like GOProud, the Log Cabin Republicans, and (*sigh*) “Twinks for Trump,” and that one time the now-President said kind-of-nice things about LGBTQs on the campaign trail, the Trump Administration’s hostility toward the queer communities has been irrefutable for some time now. Two new key decisions by the Administration that serve to…

#ResistMarch to Replace L.A. Pride Parade

There will be no L.A. Pride Parade this year. Instead, Christopher Street West, the organization responsible for organizing the Parade, is teaming up with #ResistMarch to organize a protest march June 11, from Hollywood and Highland into West Hollywood.

Attacking Our Community’s Youth

Los Angeles LGBT Center’s statement on President Trump’s rollback of protections for transgender students. BY ORLY LYONNE In response to the Trump administration’s rollback of Title IX protections for transgender students, Los Angeles LGBT Center Director of Public Policy & Community Building Dave Garcia issued the following statement: “… The Trump administration levied an attack…

Live Your Truth

Apparent HRC ad on Grindr targets CPAC attendees. BY ORLY LYNNE Men using Grindr at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last month may have seen a geo-specific ad purchased by HRC, reports Alex Bollinger at lgbtqnation.com The CPAC is a large annual conference for conservatives held in the Washington, DC, suburb of Oxon Hill,…

San Diego Leather Pride

New producers promise: harder, deeper, longer. San Diego Leather Pride Weekend is ready to blow your mind! New owners and producers AJ Turner and Buster Adams invite you to five event-filled days March 15-19, 2017 in San Diego. We’re not sure you can take it all, but want to see you try!! Friday after Opening Ceremonies and the…

The City

VANDALS DEFACE LA LGBT CENTER The Los Angeles LGBT Center was vandalized with anti-LGBT graffiti on the side of a wall of the Center’s The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, near Santa Monica Blvd. and Highland Ave. last month. The words “Fuck trannies” and “Fuck all yall” were spray painted on the building. A security…

The Final Fight

Gay Panic Joy and anger over Disney’s gay “Beauty and the Beast” character. Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast has quickly become one of the most eagerly anticipated movies in history, smashing records when its first trailer racked up more than 127 million views in just 24 hours last November. While the reimagined…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

Keep On Fighting The Supreme Court refuses to hear the case for transgender student Gavin Grimm, whose fight to use the boy’s school bathroom has been sidelined by the Trump administration. BY ANN ROSTOW Last March, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit handed our community a major victory, ruling that transgender student Gavin…