APLA officially kicked off the holiday season with their 22nd Annual Toy Box Party last weekend at West Hollywood’s Palihouse Hotel. The event collects tons of toys every year to give to less fortunate boys & girls in Los Angeles who are living with, or are affected by HIV/AIDS, which I’m guessing leans more towards the
I attended the city of West Hollywood’s annual Transgender Day of Remembrance this year. It was held at the Center for Early Education on Alfred Street in WeHo. I was there with my camera on hand. My intent was to highlight the event by either blogging about it, or pitching a story to local media
The City of West Hollywood hosted the WeHo Halloween Carnaval 2017 in true traditional fierce fashion. The night went without major incidents, thanks in large part to heavy police presence throughout the night. They were seen patrolling Santa Monica Boulevard by foot and scouting the surrounding neighborhood on horseback to make sure everyone was safe.
I popped my Halloweenie cherry this past weekend and I looked every bit a newbie at Fred & Jason’s Halloweenie 2017, sponsored by Kevin Huvane. The party for a good cause took place at the Belasco Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles this year. The theme year was “Rebirth” but I hate themed parties. I hate
I had the honor of interviewing LA Pride Resist March Organizer Brian Pendleton for the latest issue of the West Hollywood City of Commerce WORKS magazine. Brian is a busy man. His schedule was pulling him in different directions, but he was generous enough to invite me into his home to conduct my interview and discuss
It was a beautiful sunny day in Los Angeles. It was Spring Break, Easter Weekend and the Coachella festival was in full swing, but that did not discourage thousands upon thousands of Angelenos from gathering at Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles and marching to City Hall to call out Trump to release his damn
Madonna Tribute Bar returned to Busby’s East a week ago and so did the Madonna fanatics for a random celebration of all things M. I was ready to hit up the Miracle Mile/Park La Brea/Mid Wilshire area for Busby’s East on Saturday, November 11, all by myself again without one or two shits to give.
I hit up the associates at My 12 Step Store in West Hollywood to ask how they plan to stay clean and sober during these hot summer days. A cold Corona with lime is no longer an option. You can find the July issue of The Fight Magazine at My 12 Step Store, the recovery
Day One can be hard as all hell for someone who is getting sober for the first time. But Day One can really suck some major assage for someone who is getting sober again for the second, third, fourth (or more) time after a fender-bending slip-up. There are feelings of shame, disappointment or (worse) fears of
On Tuesday May 13th, 2014, restaurateur and reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump held her grand opening ceremony for PUMP Restaurant in West Hollywood. The restaurant still stands seemingly successful for three consecutive years on the oh so very gay southeast corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Robertson, in the heart of WeHo’s Boystown. That’s only two
I was a newbe the first time I noticed those music compilation dance videos that captured random gay guys being wild and free at a circuit party or at a t-dance. The party videos used to be on continues loop at Motherlode in West Hollywood in the early 90s. Snippets showed happy guys in various
Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party weekend is only a few weeks away, so it’s a battle of the fittest and a starvation state of affairs leading up three days of parties this coming May 5-8. The weekend attracts tens of thousands of gays (and some female friends) from all over the world. Gays take over the
The documentary film “Tweakers” is celebrating ten years this month. In recognition of this milestone, the City of West Hollywood and The Tweakers Project are hosting a 10th anniversary screening of this groundbreaking anti-crystal meth PSA on Friday, February 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s City Council Chambers/Public
And by off the chain, I mean Larry Paciotti–better known to common folks as porn director, DJ, and drag personality, Chi Chi LaRue–continues to lay off of the drugs and the booze. Chi Chi made headlines last year when she found herself on girl interrupted status (more like girl intervened) after she posted a video on
Here’s a Throwback Thursday / Flashback Friday to the time I graced the cover of a The Fight Magazine exactly 5 years ago this month. Yep, I was on the cover of issue #01. In that first issue, I wrote about being sober back when I had a whole four years of continuous sobriety. Now
Below is a personal ditty I wrote about being on the receiving end of an amends. It was like… Opposite Day. I’ve written about this before with not much closure until this point. The article was published in the latest issue of The Fight Magazine. Luv, Me === MAKING AMENDS Amending my past behavior has
Photo by Paul Vallejo The White Party Tea Dance pretty much concluded my White Party weekend, because by the time that Sunday morning rolled around, my ass and face had completely collapsed. I was WRECKED! Lack of sleep, being sick and being exposed to the elements of the hot desert sun had taken its toll.