In the days of corporate sponsored-Pride, it’s sometimes easy to forget that prejudice has persisted despite the massive progress of the last few decades. And yet, against the backdrop of the first sold-out Los Angeles Pride on Saturday night, a gay Air Force veteran and former WeHo News publisher has accused his San Pedro neighbors of homophobic harassment and physical assault.

In the 1950s, an America not reeling from world war or economic depression for the first time in decades reveled in its prosperity. There was time for leisure, and even new leisure markets, such as the hitherto little-noted category of “teenagers.” The latter suddenly merited their own music and movies, featuring custom-tailored pop stars and movie stars — often young male dreamboats with invented, pet-like names such as Rock, Sal, Guy or Tab… as in Tab Hunter.

Mother Lode, the oldest gay bar in West Hollywood, had a mishap last night after part of the ceiling collapsed on patrons during business hours. No injuries were reported.

A sign posted by the City of West Hollywood Building Official confirms that the ceiling collapsed and now the entry, occupancy and lawful use of the building is restricted until the city is able to provide a structural observation and repairs are made as required. Until such time, the Mother Lode will remain closed to the public.

As the City of West Hollywood caps off its 2018 One City One Pride LGBTQ arts and culture festival, the City’s Arts Division is getting out the word that it is inviting artists to submit poster design proposals for next year’s festival. One City One Pride is held each year starting on Harvey Milk Day, May 22, and continues through the end of June, which is LGBTQ Pride Month.

Preservationists, elected officials, LGBTQ activists, and West Hollywood residents are split over a debate—that has often turned ugly—concerning the fate of a historic building in Boystown.

On June 5, the West Hollywood City Council voted 4-1 to approve plans for the partial demolition of The Factory, a 90-year-old building that formerly housed the Mitchell Camera Company’s headquarters and, from 1974 to 1993, was a pioneering gay nightclub called Studio One Disco.

“Who is that?” That’s the first thing I thought when I first encountered Brad Lamm during a highly-contentious ACT-UP meeting in 1990 at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York.

The gay community at the time was ravaged psychologically and physically, torn by debate over the mounting frustrations of many community members who some perceived to be arguing for the right to unsafe-sex, brother be damned.

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