wehotimesMarco Colantonio | Will there be a Gay Pride Parade in West Hollywood this year?

According to the official website www.lapride.org the 2018 LA Pride Parade will take place on Sunday, June 10 with “more details coming soon.”

Although few “details” been released about the 2018 LA Pride Festival and Pararde, Christopher Street West (CSW), the non-profit behind the annual LA Pride Festival and Parade announced today that it has officially kicked off a search for a full-time Executive Director.

wehotimesThe Los Angeles LGBT Center received a grant of $35,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The donation will benefit three of the Center’s art education projects tailored to youth: OutSet: The Young Filmmakers Project; We Can Be Heroes mural project; and Somos Iguales (We Are Equals) mural project offered in partnership with Latino Equality Alliance (LEA).

The three projects are grouped under the NEA’s Art Works category, which is the foundation’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.

gaylifelaThe recent death of a Discovery Channel star from a drug overdose on a gay cruise has brought unwanted attention to Atlantis Events, the West Hollywood-headquartered company that produces the cruises.

Joel Taylor, 38, a star of Discovery’s “Storm Chaser” reality TV series, was found dead of an apparent overdose of GHB on Jan. 22 while on a Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale. Taylor collapsed on a dance floor and was carried to his cabin, where he died. “We’re told there were huge quantities of party drugs on board the ship, including cocaine, Ecstasy and GHB,” reported TMZ.

laglcIn recognition of providing life-enriching productions and performances spanning two decades to LGBT people and their allies, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center will be honored with the Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theatre by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC). The award will be presented on Monday, March 19, at LADCC’s 49th annual awards ceremony which honors local theaters in Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties.

The Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center is the programming division of the Center’s Cultural Arts department, which was formed in 1998 following the Center’s opening of its $7 million community education and cultural center in Hollywood known as The Village at Ed Gould Plaza.

laglcFilmmakers who want their work to be considered for this year’s CineArte: A Latinx Queer Film and Art Festival have until February 9 to submit their films and videos.

Entries should be by and for LGBTQ, two-spirited, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] identities. They can be sent to the festival’s program director Karla Legaspy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Entry categories are Domestic and International Feature, Domestic and International Documentary, Domestic and International Short, Music Video, and Online Content and Web Series.

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