wehocitylogoThe City of West Hollywood and its Transgender Advisory Board are celebrating Transgender Awareness Month in November with events and the lighting of City Hall in the colors of the Transgender Flag. Transgender Awareness Month is recognized throughout the United States in November each year.

On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 6 p.m., the City of West Hollywood kicked-off Transgender Awareness Month activities by lighting West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard, in the colors of the Transgender Flag. Members of the City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Advisory Board raised the transgender flag. At dusk, West Hollywood City Hall was lit aglow in blue, pink, and white lights in observance of Transgender Awareness Month. Special lighting will continue through the end of November.

west hollywood logoThe City of West Hollywood will host the second annual Live, Love, Thrive Women’s Conference, which is presented by 360Karma and is co-sponsored by the City and its Women’s Advisory Board.

The two-day event will kick off on Friday, November 3, 2017 with a networking mixer from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. followed by the inaugural SHE TANK from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. SHE TANK is a competition in which female entrepreneurs pitch a panel of successful women investors to receive funding and support.

laweeklyMichael Ciriaco | The success of RuPaul's Drag Race has elevated drag from subversive counterculture to mainstream pop culture, making participants household names. And while Rhea Litré has yet to ascend to their echelon of recognition, she's working on it.

"Trying to keep up with that is hard, being, as they call it, a 'local queen,'” the West Hollywood-based Litré says during a recent phone interview. "For someone who has not been on RuPaul's Drag Race, it's a constant struggle to stay relevant and make a good amount of money. When you are not on RPDR, you are not catapulted onto TV, and given $5,000 to $10,000 a gig."

lgbtqnationlogoBil Browning | As criminologists, medical staff, his siblings and now a security guard who reported the child for possible abuse have told jurors that 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez’s home life was one long nightmare, but authorities never managed to take action. The boy was allegedly abused because his guardians thought he was gay.

The boy’s mother and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, are both charged with murder in the tragic case made worse by callous social workers and indifferent police. Aguirre is currently on trial. The child’s mother will be tried separately. Four social workers have been charged with child abuse and other crimes for neglecting the boy’s welfare.

LA Times LogoNardine Saad | "Andi Mack" will feature the Disney Channel's first story arc about a character coming out as gay.

The tween series will introduce the storyline during its Season 2 premiere on Friday when the titular character's best friend, Cyrus (Joshua Rush), shares that he has a crush on the same boy she does. Cyrus comes out to his and Andi's pal Buffy (Sofia Wylie).

"In the season premiere of #AndiMack, a teen girl and her friends model inclusion and respect for others. Friday 8:00 p.m." said a tweet from the network's public relations account.

thepridela nonretinaDoug Montgomery - The City of West Hollywood has released a survey asking participants about the stigma they have experienced as a result of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status. Launched by the City’s Social Services Division, the survey is only one part of HIV Zero, a city-wide initiative to reduce HIV/AIDS infection and conversion rates in the City of West Hollywood.

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