I just returned from Netroots Nation in Rhode Island so I missed the glorious return of the AIDS LifeCyle riders and the celebration of LGBT Pride in West Hollywood (see video here). However, thanks to some clever and artist folks at the city, I can enjoy the Rainbow Flag decorating the historic intersection at San Vicente and Santa Monica Blvds throughout the Pride month of June.
From the city’s press release:
“In a world when we are continually reminded, through heart-wrenching teen suicides and public hangings in the Middle East, that being gay is wrong, it gladdens my soul and lifts my spirits to know that the City of West Hollywood embraces its LGBT community so publically, so boldly,” said West Hollywood Mayor Jeffrey Prang. “By painting the crosswalks in rainbow colors on one of the most famous thoroughfares in the country, Route 66, the City of West Hollywood is declaring to the world that we are a City of tolerance and acceptance for all, no matter how you define yourself. Be proud of who you are, we are!”
Also – there are plenty of exciting activities happening throughout June – including “Poetic Expressions of Jean Cocteau 1889 – 1963” at the WeHo Library and the late Marlon Rigg’s film “Black is…Black Ain’t” Screening & Panel Discussion by CA LGBT Arts Alliance and the Black LGBT Project on Wednesday, June 13 – check the calendar of LGBT events on the city’s website at WeHo.org for more info and events.