labladeLA Blade | Paulo Murillo - We’ve all seen the giant billboards showing a diverse group of shiny, happy people smiling down at Los Angeles traffic with sparkly glitter illuminating their faces.

Yes, the first ever Glitter Run 5K is coming to Hollywood and it’s a foot race that will sparkle brighter than any premiere.

But what exactly is the Glitter Run about, and why should we register as soon as we finish reading this article? :)

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laglcWest Hollywood business owners decided to raise $20,000 for the Los Angeles LGBT Center–and they did it all on their own.

The group says they were inspired by the spirit of the LA Pride Resist March and wanted to do something that would have a direct social benefit locally.

The grassroots fundraising effort was led by Larry Block, owner of The Block Party on Santa Monica Boulevard. He presented the money to the Center at this week’s West Hollywood City Council meeting.

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laglcIn response to President Trump’s morning tweets banning transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean released the following statement:

“This morning the President of the United States tweeted that ‘The U.S. Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.’

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ladiversityfilmfestivalThe City of West Hollywood presents the Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival, an annual event that celebrates the diversity found in local and global independent film communities on Thursday, July 27, 2017; Friday, July 28, 2017, and Saturday, July 29, 2017. The festival will take place at the Let Live Theatre (The Actors Company), located at 916-A North Formosa Avenue. Opening Night shorts will kick-off the festival on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7 p.m. — a complete schedule of film screenings is available at www.ladff.com.

The Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival, which is supported in part by the City of West Hollywood’s WeHo Arts program Community Enrichment Grant, showcases films that are made by diverse people and reflect multiculturalism as it presents itself in the real world. Tickets are $10 at the door, or $8 if purchased in advance online.

For more information, please contact Sonja Mereu at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

wehocitylogo“The City of West Hollywood is outraged by Donald Trump’s tweets today stating that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military — this is in direct contradiction to his 2016 campaign promise to fight for the LGBT community.

According to the Williams Institute, more than 150,000 transgender adults have served in the U.S. Armed Forces or are currently on active duty. Our nation’s transgender military service members should be treated with the very highest degree of respect and admiration for their commitment to serve.

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laweeklyLA Weekly | Bill Raden - One doesn’t need to look far for real-life parallels to the colliding worldviews that form the main ingredients for The Cake, the offbeat problem play by Bekah Brunstetter, now getting its world premiere at the Echo Theater Company. Brunstetter’s bittersweet dramedy about a North Carolina cake-maker’s reluctance to bake for the wedding of a New York lesbian couple closely echoes the Colorado bakery discrimination case that is currently seeking First Amendment religious liberty protections for its plaintiff’s anti-gay bigotry before the Supreme Court.

But anyone expecting a decisive knockout blow on behalf of marriage equality should look elsewhere.

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