cutiesHi Cuties,

For the past 10 months, Cuties has been open and many of you have come in and graced us with your support, your smiling faces and your presence. We couldn't be more thankful for everyone that has had the ability to come out and see us. We opened without a lot of money in the bank. We opened before our interior was done. We opened before our light fixtures were installed (they still aren't). We opened before our furniture had been built. We opened before we'd installed even one community tile on the wall.

Each year, the City of West Hollywood celebrates the artistic contributions of the LGBTQ community with its vibrant One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. The festival runs for 40 days, from Harvey Milk Day on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 through Saturday, June 30, 2018, which marks the end of Pride month. A complete list of this year’s One City One Pride festival events is available at www.weho.org/pride.

With the theme of “I Remember,” this year’s One City One Pride festival celebrates the LGBTQ community’s shared history and the people and events that paved the way for the rights we hold dear today.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center has been awarded three grants totaling more than $1.5 million to expand its STOP Violence Program which has offered the nation’s largest and most comprehensive LGBT-specific domestic violence programs and services since 1996. The STOP Violence Program intervenes with family and domestic violence related crimes, crimes related to hate and bias violence (such as bullying, harassment, and discrimination), and other types of crime such as stalking, robbery, identity theft, cyber-crime, and human trafficking, among others.

I first met John in 1983 when I was a new lawyer and he was in law school. John contacted me about becoming my law clerk. My first impression was that he was very smart, articulate and had tons of energy. I soon also learned that he was caring, passionate and devoted to the people and causes that he cared about.

John clerked for me for six months, passed the State Bar and became an attorney working tirelessly to defend those who needed a voice.

With roughly three weeks to go before the annual LA Pride parade and festival gets underway, Christopher Street West (CSW), the community organization that produces the annual event, was forced to deal with an internal board crisis that many say has been a long time coming.

On May 10 Chris Classen, the volunteer president of CSW since 2016, stepped aside in favor of board member Estevan Montemayor, a veteran of several Los Angeles area political campaigns and current Director of Communications and External Affairs for Los Angeles City Council member David Ryu.

With early voting underway ahead of California’s June 5th primary election, Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization, announced the endorsements of four pro-equality candidates in some of the state’s most competitive Congressional districts: Michael Eggman in CA-10, Harley Rouda in CA-48, Sara Jacobs in CA-49 and Ammar Campa-Najjar in CA-50.

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Upcoming Events

22May
22 May 2018;
12:00AM
Tuesday Recommendations
22May
22 May 2018;
05:00PM - 07:00PM
Unconditional Love: lgbtqa youth council rally
22May
22 May 2018;
05:30PM - 08:30PM
Central Intelligence Outreach Event
22May
22 May 2018;
07:00PM - 10:00PM
RuPaul's Drag Race Trivia
22May
22 May 2018;
08:00PM - 10:00PM
Soft Power
23May
23 May 2018;
12:00AM
Wednesday Recommendations
23May
23 May 2018;
05:00PM - 07:00PM
Wednesday Tea Salon
23May
23 May 2018;
09:00PM - 02:00AM
HotRod with DJ Nathan Louis & eur-O-steve
23May
23 May 2018;
09:00PM - 02:00AM
Dragged Out
24May
24 May 2018;
12:00AM
Thursday Recommendations
24May
24 May 2018;
11:00AM - 05:00PM
David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life