WOW! Dolly Parton Helped Fund The Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine

On Monday, Moderna announced that its Covid-19 vaccine is more than 94% effective in preventing Covid-19, according to preliminary data. And there’s an unexpected celebrity who helped make it happen: iconic musician Dolly Parton, reports CNBC. Back in April, Parton donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s efforts to combat Covid-19, which included Moderna’s vaccine trial and clinical…

WeHo Commemorates Transgender Day Of Remembrance This Friday

Transgender Day of Remembrance is part of the City of West Hollywood’s annual recognition of Transgender Awareness Month, which is recognized throughout the United States each November. Transgender Day of Remembrance is an opportunity to look forward to the future and recommit to ending discrimination and transphobia by amplifying the visibility and voices of the…

Fugitive Arrested In Connection With Brutal Murder Of Trans Woman Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells

(Photo: Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells) An arrest has been made in connection with the slaying of Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, a 27-year-old transgender woman who was mutilated and killed in Philadelphia this summer, reports NBC News. Akhenaton Jones, 36, was apprehended in Los Angeles on Monday evening and is currently awaiting extradition to Philadelphia, according to NBC 10. Fells’ body was…

Martin Jenkins: First Openly Gay Justice On California Supreme Court

(Photo: Justice Martin Jenkins) California has confirmed its first openly gay justice to the state Supreme Court, reports KTLA. The Commission on Judicial Appointments unanimously confirmed Justice Martin Jenkins on Tuesday, praising him for his “brilliant intellect, first-class temperament, and boundless humanity.” Gov. Gavin Newsom nominated Jenkins last month to replace Justice Ming Chin, who retired…

Finding HOME

LGBTQ youth make up roughly 40% of California’s homeless youth. How Covenant House helped one man to “live in victory.”  BY VICTOR MELAMED November is Youth Homelessness Awareness Month, a month that follows LGBTQ history month. This connection is an intentional one as LGBTQ youth make up roughly 40% of California’s homeless youth. Most of…

A Better Tomorrow

The CARE Center at Dignity Health—St. Mary Medical Center: Remembering 40 Million People—Let’s End AIDS World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st of December each year. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day, and serves as an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV, to continue…

The City

WEST HOLLYWOOD TRANSGENDER AWARENESS MONTH TO BE COMMEMORATED WITH ONLINE EVENTS The City of West Hollywood and its Transgender Advisory Board recognize November as Transgender Awareness Month. Kicking-off events this year, the City presented the Transgender Awareness Month Awards via Zoom. This year’s honorees included Nick Adams, GLAAD’s Director of Transgender Media & Representation. Awards…

Los Angeles LGBT Center Reacts to Presidential Election Results

(Photo: Lorri L. Jean) With no clear winner emerging from Tuesday’s General Election, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean issued the following statement: “We do not yet know the final result of the Presidential election and, depending upon what happens with the as yet undecided states, we may not know for several days. Given this…

Palm Springs Virtual Pride November 6-8, 2020. Schedule of Events

    Pride Weekend is November 6-8 in Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Pride invites the community to come together in solidarity, in the spirit of activism, and to demonstrate resilience under the theme Exist. Resist. Persist. A combination of social distance, in-person and virtual programs are scheduled. November 3Rally Against RacismVirtual Rally7:00 AM…

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…