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STANLEY FRANK (SENSATION) Artist, DJ, and Performer Stanley Frank (Sensation) has been a staple in the nightlife scenes of San Francisco and Los Angeles for over fifteen years. Whether playing out, creating art or acting, Stanley’s world is one imbued in saturated color, romanticism and humour. An avid scholar of music, art history and culture,…

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WEST HOLLYWOOD WHITE PARTY FOUNDER JEFFREY SANKER DEAD AT 65. RIP Jeffrey Sanker, the CEO and founder of White Party circuit party events, passed away last month. The cause of death according to several sources was liver cancer. He was 65. “He was an iconic figure in gay history with his creation of the White…

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LAUREN YS (they/them/儉) Lauren YS is a Los Angeles-based artist whose work is influenced by multiple stages of focus, both geographically and in practice. With dynamic bouts in academics, literature and writing, teaching, illustration, and animation leading up to their arrival in the urban art sphere, the influences of these phases of their own career…

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MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS TRANSACTION 1PM–3PM  Trans Wellness Center. For more info: (323) 993-2900 or visit: www.mytranswellness.org. A social support group for transgender women at any stage of gender transition, many participants are in a marginal or transitional living situation. Facilitated by Friends Community Center.  EVERY TUESDAY BLUSH 2PM–4PM Trans Wellness Center. For more info: (323)…

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LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER CELEBRATES OPENING OF NEW YOUTH HOUSING Two years after opening its flagship Anita May Rosenstein Campus, the Los Angeles LGBT Center celebrated the grand opening of its newest building: the Michaeljohn Horne & Thomas Eugene Jones Youth Housing, last month. Located directly across the street from the revolutionary Campus and next…

The Final Fight

STAND IN YOUR TRUTH “Stand in your truth. Never let anyone intimidate you. Continue the work to move the conversation forward, especially now with the assault on the trans community. It’s important to remember that no matter how hard others may try to stop progress, they will never succeed. They might slow it down, but…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

“… There’s nothing like a Democratic governor to keep a state on an even keel. As a Texan, I’m jealous. And as a former Californian, I am mildly worried to see the Golden State once again devolve into recall mayhem.” CHEER’S MIDDLE FINGER I’m fascinated by the frustrated 14-year-old cheerleader, who got dropped from the…

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POST COVID SOBRIETY We asked these clean and sober individuals where they are in their recovery and what they look forward to most as LA County lifts restrictions on indoor group gatherings BY PAULO MURILLO THE CENTER “I wouldn’t feel as solidified in my sobriety if the pandemic hadn’t happened because I’m doing a Zoom…

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REMY GIERKE “I am interested in the intersection of the varied meanings of the word fantasy. Utilizing crafts and aesthetics from the literary style to examine a place where mundane idle thoughts, blend with sexual desire and magic. My work branches into two series: The first are the Landscape paintings, and the second are from the…

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MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS TRANSACTION 1PM–3PM  Trans Wellness Center. For more info: (323) 993-2900 or visit: www.mytranswellness.org. A social support group for transgender women at any stage of gender transition, many participants are in a marginal or transitional living situation. Facilitated by Friends Community Center.  EVERY TUESDAY BLUSH 2PM–4PM Trans Wellness Center. For more info: (323)…

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WEST HOLLYWOOD DEMONSTRATORS JOIN NATIONWIDE CALL TO STOP ASIAN HATE  Demonstrators gathered on all four corners of the Santa Monica Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard intersection in West Hollywood at the end of last month for a nationwide call to Stop Asian Hate. The protest was a condemnation of the recent rise in hate crimes…

The Final Fight

TSUNAMI OF HATE Growing government discrimination against the LGBTQ community in Turkey Turkish media are reporting that police detained dozens of people who assembled outside a courthouse last month in a show of solidarity with 12 students who were taken into custody for unfurling rainbow flags, reports The Associated Press.  The detentions came amid growing…

The Rostow Report by Ann Rostow

I’m not optimistic about Senate support for the Equality Act, even as the arc of history seems to be bending our way NO LONGER THE SOCIAL OUTCASTS A massive annual poll of 10,000 Americans run by the Public Religion Research Institute has just released its latest findings on attitudes towards GLBT rights, revealing a continual…

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THE COMPANY WE KEEP Three sober individuals with various lengths of recovery time talk about the dynamics of their friendships BY PAULO MURILLO MORE HONEST “I have my sober crew that I hang out with. I have my friends Ramon, Charlie and Leo who are sober, and then there’s my very best friend, she’s a…

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RAJAB ALI SAYED A visual artist who lives and works in Los Angeles Rajab Ali Sayed received his BFA from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan in 2013, and his MFA from the University of Houston, TX in 2017. He is now also a part of the performing arts faculty at Bridges Academy,…

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SATURDAY, MARCH 13 SKYLIT: HOME IS WHERE YOU QUEER YOUR HEART GROUP READING 5PM https://www.crowdcast.io/e/skylit-home-is-where. Anthologizes contemporary queer writers and artists creatively thinking through the complex and fluid realities in the U.S. and abroad.  LGBT HOMELESS DROP-IN 8AM–1PM Lower Sweetland Hall, 504 N Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Volunteer to help All Saints’ host a brunch…

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LOS ANGELES  LGBT Activist Ivy Bottini Dies At 94 Legendary LGBT Activist Ivy Bottini passed away on last month at her home in Florida surrounded by her daughters.  Bottini was a woman who was at the forefront of the National Organization for Women (NOW) movement and the second wave of feminism. She helped found the…