By Stevie St. John
A snapshot of LGBTQ news, features and tidbits from this week on the web:
Los Angeles & Southern California
- The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives hosted the “Queer ‘Zines: Doin’ It In Print” panel on Feb. 27. Thanks to ONE for sharing these pics:
Photo courtesy of Chris Wilde
Panelists Chris Wilde (Queer Zine Archive Project, or QZAP), Amos Mac (Original Plumbing) and Milo Miller (QZAP).
Photo courtesy of Mimi Thi Nguyen
Audience at the “Queer ‘Zines” panel.
- An LGBT history exhibit in Long Beach has opened and will be on display until March 2014.
- The Pasadena Pride Center has launched an online fundraiser to raise money for leasing space. Read the Spectrum story to learn more about the Pride Center.
- LA Weekly: Edward M. Davis: Late LAPD Chief’s Anti-Gay Letter Circulates on Internet, Sparks Memories of 1976 Melrose Avenue Bathhouse Raid
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- AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) held its “The Envelope Please” Oscar viewing party at The Abbey in West Hollywood. The event raised more than $125,000 for APLA.
AIDS Project Los Angeles photo by Josh Patterson
More photos available on the APLA Facebook page.
- Also, Elton John hosted his annual shindig in West Hollywood, with proceeds benefiting his AIDS foundation.
- The Oscars were hosted by Seth Macfarlane, whose performance–including an opening number with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles–didn’t sit well with many. (Here’s what AfterEllen and Salon.com had to say.)
- The AIDS documentary How to Survive a Plague didn’t win, but it is being adapted into an ABC mini-series.
- Greg in Hollywood has an Oscars recap, including a full list of winners.
- The Obama administration filed a brief supporting the repeal of Prop 8. It argues that Prop 8 violates the constitution’s equal protection clause, Keen News Service reports, and it encourages the use of “heightened scrutiny” with regard to sexual orientation. Another amicus brief, also encouraging the repeal of Prop 8, was signed by many current and former Republication officials. Ellen DeGeneres also had something to say about the case against Prop 8. And according to a recent poll, 61% of Californians now support the freedom to marry.
- Video: The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Terra Slavin on the importance of the LGBT-inclusive Violence Against Women Act, which was passed by the House this week
- Westboro Baptist members protested at Santa Monica High School, where students and community members turned out for a much larger counter-protest; Advocate.com has video. Also, an online fundraiser was launched to support the GSA Network in the name of Westboro. It’s more than 90% of the way toward its $6,000 goal.
Features, Op-eds & Other Links
- Huffington Post Gay Voices: Where’s the ‘B’ in National LGBTQ Organizations? The Bisexual Representation Report Card
- Huffington Post Gay Voices:’Gender And Sexual Diversities,’ Or GSD, Should Replace ‘LGBT,’ Say London Therapists