LA Times LogoCarolina A. Miranda | acario “Tosh” Carrillo is not a name you often hear associated with Chicano art. An actor, props designer and photographer, he appeared in New York avant-garde theater during the mid-1960s and starred in several Andy Warhol experimental movies, including “Camp,” “Vinyl” and “Horse.” In the latter, a homoerotic play on old westerns that brought a live stallion into Warhol’s East 47th Street studio, Carrillo appeared as a character named “Mex.”

laweeklyJennifer Swann | Megan Gailey has a joke about why women should flush tampons down public toilets during a Trump presidency. Ever Mainard has a bit about the futility of shaving her pubes in the bathtub after a breakup. Emily Heller, who like Mainard loathes going to the gym, says her only fitness goal is to look like the red M&M character. Rachel Scanlon has a bit about all the dirty things she’s accidentally said to her gynecologist during a Pap smear. And Dana Eagle, a self-described “gay bipolar Jew with a lazy eye,” says her cancer treatment was so safe that all the nurses walked out of the room during it.

labladeTroy Masters | Brian Pendleton, perhaps more than any other person in LGBTQ Los Angeles during 2017, defined the year. He tapped into an extraordinary zeitgeist of fear and frustration and did what he is famous for; he transformed that energy into a positive force for good and helped launch what became an empowerment movement with #ResistMarch.

labladeKaren Ocamb | It was a breathtaking moment. LGBT sweetheart Kristin Chenoweth, the funny and gracious star of Sunday’s TrevorLIVE gala, took the stage at the Beverly Hilton to accept the Icon Award, presented by legend Carol Burnett after an hysterical sendup by Kathy Najimy, when her spunky personality took a turn toward the unexpected.

thefightDavid Ermold, one of the men denied a same-sex marriage license by Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in 2015, hopes to challenge her for the clerk’s seat next year, reports The Herald Leader.

Davis set off an international furor when she denied a marriage license to Ermold and his partner, David Moore, despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the right for same-sex couples to marry.

Davis, who said providing the license violated her religious beliefs, continued to withhold the license, even after a federal judge ordered her to issue it, and was jailed briefly.

Be sure to Donate to his campaign!

thefightWork’s already started on the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s new Anita May Rosenstein Campus in Hollywood, but a $4.9 million grant approved by the LA City Council Tuesday should help keep the project on schedule, reports Curbed Los Angeles.

Those funds will go toward the construction of 100 units of affordable housing for seniors, according to an announcement from Councilmember David Ryu. That’s a key feature of the complex, which will also include LGBT Center administrative offices, supportive housing for youths, and 100 shelter beds for young people experiencing homelessness.

labladeRebekah Sager | In just a scant couple of years, West Hollywood will finally have an AIDS monument.

Titled “STORIES: The AIDS Monument,” it is meant to embody the bittersweet history of a city originally created to protect the LGBTQ community, and one also profoundly impacted by the viral epidemic that brought it to its knees.

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Welcome to the first annual Best of Gay LA Award nominations. The 2018 Awards encompass 25 categories representing the best Gay Los Angeles has to offer.

The nominations will be open at BestofGayLosAngeles.com.
The top 5 nominees in each category will become finalists and voting will be held from December 18th – January 5th. Winners will be announced on January 25th at the Best of Gay LA Party! Details of the party will be available soon.

wehocitylogoWorld AIDS Day is held each year on December 1. The day is an opportunity forAids Day people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate people who have passed away due to HIV/AIDS. The first World AIDS Day was held in 1988. Each year, the City of West Hollywood recognizes World AIDS Day with special events and programming.

LA Times LogoMichael Schaub | California has become the first state to approve LGBT-inclusive history textbooks for use in primary schools, the Advocate reports.

The California State Board of Education on Thursday approved 10 textbooks for kindergarten through eighth-grade students that include coverage of the historical contributions of LGBT people, and rejected two that failed to include such coverage.

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