November 4th, 2008: A bittersweet Election Day for Gays in California

noonprop8demonstratorsNovember 4, 2008: A Bittersweet Election Day for Gays in California
Cheers swept across America as Barack Obama was declared the next President of the United States of America this past Tuesday.  But as many basked in the glory and hopes of a brighter future, California gays suffered a great blow when Proposition 8 passed by a margin of less than 5 percentage points.  West Hollywood streets have been the marching grounds for protesters to this day with media helicopters making the rounds... I just left Santa Monica Boulevard, where Sheriff's have San Vicente blocked off between Santa Monica Blvd. and Melrose.  More than a thousand protesters flocked outside of the Mormon Temple in Westwood today to voice their feelings regarding the Church's multi-million dollar contribution to Proposition 8.  A new web site, was set up by the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center to take donations in the name of the President of the Mormon Church in the fight to overturn Proposition 8.  The real work lies ahead; several law suits have already been filed, and the fate of those gays already married remains to be seen.   It was indeed a bittersweet day for gays in California.
facts300The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode
Producers Joe Everett Michaels & Tom Whitman, who brought you LA Weekly Theater Award-winning Mommie Queerest, are pleased to present THE FACTS OF LIFE: THE LOST EPISODE.  The premise of the show is simple: budget cuts threaten to force Mrs. Garrett to leave Eastland and Blair, Tootie, Natalie and Jo will do anything to raise the money so she can stay. Anything. (Ok, they become hookers. And they sing and dance about it!) 
Dildos, prostitution, cerebral palsy, and lesbian sex are just a few of the politically-incorrect plotlines that mark this as an adults-only show!  “The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode” by Jamie Morris lands at the Macha Theater on November 6 for a six week run in West Hollywood, the perfect location for a show where all the female roles are played by men!
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Steve Walker: An Odyssey of the Heart
Meet artist Steve Walker in person at the opening of his exhibit at The Hamilton-Selway Art Gallery this Friday from 5-9PM.  The exhibit will run until November 22. Walker's moving depictions of gay relationships will have you reaching for your wallet!  A limited edition print will be sold at the event to benefit The Trevor Project.  To see more of Steve's work go to the Hamilton Selway web site.
Have a great weekend and I'll see you on the Boulevard!