Bennett Ad Group: Best Rates: MEDIA BUYS TV-Radio/JINGLES/Commercial Production
8033 W. SUNSET BLVD. # 963 West Hollywood, CA 90046
Sunset Walk-In Healthcare and Occupational Medicine Clinic PC
Urgent Care/Occupational Medicine/Travel Medicine/Chiropractic Care @ 9201 Sunset Blvd., Mezzanine Level M-155 - First 50 patients to mention WeHo News throughout January receive a free flu shot West Hollywood, CA 90069
Being Alive People with HIV/AIDS Action Coalition,
7531 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 100 West Hollywood, CA 90046
free members-only e-boutique with insider access to the latest deals for men... for less. West Hollywood, CA
(202) 483-0014 directmale.com
FREE HIV TEST - 1 minute results
6210 W. Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
Out of the Closet Thrift Stores
8224 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046
Ready to take your life back from methamphetamine?
Our research group at UCLA is conducting a research study on the effectiveness of a medication (varenicline) to help people stop using methampheatmine. UCLA IRB# 11-001951 West Hollywood, CA 90046
866-449-UCLA (8252) meth.uclasarx.org/2012/08/ready-to-take-your-life-back-from.html
Entéra - the Artist
SHARE THE FUN! With four minute cartoon portraits at your party or event, or full color cartoons done from emailed photos, INT
AHF Pharmacy - 96% of every dollar earned goes directly to the care and treatment of PWAs
8212 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90046
323) 654-0907 ahfpharmacy.org
All Valley Painting & Maintenance
13872 Shablow Avenue, Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 230-2800 AllValleyPainting.net
Specs Appeal - Optometry since 1980
7976 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 650-0988 specsappealonline.com
West Hollywood Mail Service -
7985 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 656-0257 wehomail.com
Fountain of Wellbeing
3835 Fountain Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90029
The Life Group LA
7985 Santa Monica Blvd #221 Los Angeles, CA 90046
Michael Poles Mediation | CONSTRUCTION | PREMISES LIABILITY | REAL ESTATE |
323.874.8973 West Hollywood, CA 90046
Personal Training With Luke Sholl
West Hollywood West Hollywood, CA 90046
AIDS Walk Los Angeles
3550 Wishire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010
8720 Santa Monica Bl West Hollywood, CA 90048
Custom Comfort Mattress
8919 Beverly Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90048
Hollywood Social Media
(323)301-0002 West Hollywood, CA 90069
Norton Avenue West Hollywood, CA 90046
The Water Spot
7901 Melrose Ave. West Hollywood, CA 90046
Al and Ed's Autosound
8500 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069
180 North Stetson Avenue, Suite 5300 Chicago, IL 60601
House of DoleWhip
7901 Santa Monica Blvd #106 West Hollywood, CA 90046
Goorin Bros. Hat Shop
7627 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046
8016 Melrose Los Angeles, CA 90046
Gay Therapy LA - Counseling Psychotherapy Coaching for Gay Men - Ken Howard, LCSW
8430 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 100 West Hollywood, CA 90069
7706 MELROSE AVE LOS ANGELES, CA 90046
Maginn's Irish Coffee House
8470 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069
WeHo Copy Center
7710 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90046
Michael Poles Photography | COMMERCIAL | EVENTS | HEADSHOTS | PORTRAITS |
323.874.8973 West Hollywood, CA 90046
MPGroup | CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANTS | FORENSIC EXPERT WITNESSES |
323.874.8973 West Hollywood, CA 90046
Dr. Michael Schwartz
960 East Green St. Pasadena, CA 91106
AntiAging Institute of California
9301 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
8424 Santa Monica Blvd Suite A508 West Hollywood, CA 90069
Bridget Toomey - CFS Mortgage
123 N. Lake Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90064
Albano's Brooklyn Pizzeria
7261 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046
7978 & 8915 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90046
Ticket Website HQ
2 Post Office Square Ste 2 West Hollywood, CA 90069
6252 Romaine Street Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 809-7447 Los Angeles, CA 90046
Alpha For Men
8654 Melrose Ave West Hollywood, CA 90069
Blue Pacific Aesthetic
415 Pier Ave Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
8200 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90046
Epic Mobile Detailing
Santa Clarita Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Dr. Gary London
9201 Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90069
Made in Los Angeles
18034 Ventura Blvd. #123 Encino, CA 91316
Letters to the editor
by our readers, in West Hollywood and around the world
WeHo News prints every letter it receives and verifies through a phone call. We WILL request your PHONE NUMBER for ID verification. That private information is not kept by us or used for commercial purposes and is not shared with anyone at all, ever.
We promise to publish all letters received unedited except for brevity, grammar & spelling.
We publish the letters as a group on most Thursdays.
WeHo News publishes TWICE-WEEKLY, Monday and Thursday, so sign up for free E mail delivery to keep up with the latest breaking West Hollywood news.
In certain cases where a letter could stand alone as an op-ed piece, we'll publish it as such.
Congratulations to Anderson Cooper for his forthright announcement of coming out. Those of us who have "been there,” understand the turmoil and conflict of coming out.
I was not one of them. I came out in the late forties (when I was thirteen) and all my friends knew it. So did everyone else who crossed my path in the 50's. 60's and 70's etc.
Many of you who are reading this remember me for my movies in the sixties, my presidency of CSW in the seventies and the first Festival, my founding of Hudson House, the first shelter for homeless gay men and lesbians, and some may even remember my music (ongoing).
However, Mr. Cooper prominently thanks those in the past for making it easier for those in the present, by sticking their necks out when the ax was always ready to fall. For some reason I NEVER minded sticking my neck out, and by being such a public figure, getting death threats regularly.
Others like Rev. Troy Perry and Morris Kight also got their fair share of death threats by sticking their necks out and "standing up proud" when it was MOST unpopular to do so.
But there's still a few of us old warhorses around to remember what it was like to be out and scared of it, but still putting our best foot forward to make a difference.
Anderson Cooper now has a great opportunity to "make a difference", and if his coming out announcement is used to great advantage to be a role model, then hoorah for him, and more power to him.
Now it's YOUR turn (those who are reading this and haven't yet come all the way out). Do yourself a BIG favor, sigh a sigh of relief, and GET ON with it.
You'll never know how GOOD you'll feel about yourself until you lift and throw off that heavy burden that's been holding you down.
In addition, age doesn't matter. If you're 13 or 30 or less or more, breathe that sigh of relief and just DO IT!
Thanks Anderson, for starting YOUR new path of relief.
Regarding Mr. Haas' tear-it-down and build-it-up theories: there are MANY aspects to consider before rushing forth (if it's ever POSSIBLE to rush forth).
On one side there's Haas' theory of cleaning up Santa Monica Blvd. of the blight of the LGBT community, which is the theater itself, what it shows, and those who go to see it.
Haas wants to send these people to "another place" so we can redo the theater completely.
Fine - so far.
But what if some (perhaps like Haas) started to say that - let's say - we should not allow drags on the streets or in the bars because they show a side of our society that some people think is negative? Or substitute the word "drags" for - "leather guys" or "hustlers" or "bull dykes" or "gay bars" or "effeminate men" or "mannish lesbians" or "straight cops of sheriffs" or "Russians" or "priests" or "people who wear loud clothing" or "people who don't think like the writer", or "older gay men and lesbians" or etc. etc. etc.
Should all of these be ordered to go someplace else?
And who would do the ordering?
Yes, we have a widely diverse gay community, and most have learned to accept this - even LOVE it.
It's because that most of us have lived with, mingled with, celebrated with, and worked with our melting pot of diversified gay society - that we have become STRONGER and BETTER for it.
And so Mr. Haas, who or what is next?
Would your "revival" of the Studs Theater be just the beginning of who or what should go or stay?
As good an idea you have for a cultural center is, why not rally for a NEW theater at a fine West Hollywood location? Surely BOTH can survive. Your world-class theatrical center could be the pride of West Hollywood, and would most likely be supported by the tourists and our own community if it is truly DIVERSIFIED and not limited to close-minded ideas.
But the new should not trample on the rights of that diversity, or all is lost.