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Pride Month activities to be conducted ‘virtually’

WEST HOLLYWOOD — Each year, the City of West Hollywood celebrates the artistic contributions of the LGBTQ community with its vibrant One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival, which runs for 40 days, from May 22 through June 30. Due to the coronavirus crisis, all festival events have moved to an online “virtual platform” to Read More…

City, county get September deadline for homeless camps

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West Hollywood issues third emergency order

WEST HOLLYWOOD — The city is making every effort to respond to community needs during the coronavirus public health emergency.  City Manager Paul Arevalo issued a third emergency executive order May 14, 2020 implementing emergency measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order addresses a wide range of measures including face covering requirements, traffic easement, Read More…

Hollywood unions develop protocols for resuming production

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Governor promises to get film industry shooting again

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom has promised film and television industry leaders that new state guidelines will allow production to start up again in some counties, providing relief to workers forced to hit pause to stop the spread of coronavirus. Newsom made the announcement May 20 during an Economic Recovery and Reinvention Listening Tour Read More…

LGBT Issues

Organizers cancel LA Pride Festival and Parade

WEST HOLLYWOOD — The 50th anniversary of the Los Angeles Pride Parade and Festival will not be held this year because of the coronavirus crisis. Christopher Street West, the nonprofit organization that produces the annual event, announced that it will be reimagining the way it will celebrate its 50th anniversary.  Over the last several weeks, Read More…

AMAAD Institute offers sense of community to LGBT people

Mother still grieving two years after son’s death

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Rising youth numbers swell county homeless system

HOLLYWOOD — The county’s homeless services system is housing more young people than ever before, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which held a briefing on homeless youth July 31 at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Young people facing homelessness face some of the same issues their older counterparts face, officials said. Many Read More…

Protesters target Lacey in WeHo death probe

West Hollywood plans events for Pride Month

Business News

County to create relief fund for small businesses

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted April 14 to create a public-private relief fund for small businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and then quickly announced capital commitments of more than $28 million. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended combining county dollars with support from philanthropic organizations and financial institutions that serve small Read More…