111 posts categorized "CALIFORNIA"
Jesus, WeHo — get it together!
I was unaware of this, but West Hollywood's Mayor John Duran years ago met a guy on Grindr, had sex with him, then hired him for a nearly-six-figure job as his deputy. He was later sued for sexual harassment by his hookup/hire, who had become disillusioned with the job and with what he said were around 100 separate incidents of harassment, and the city settled for $500K with the guy.
ABOVE: Edison for U-TOUCH by Portis Wasp — that stings, will leave a mark.
ABOVE: I miss summer. A lot.
This vintage news report on West Hollywood and its gay population has such a weird, Jekyll & Hyde quality — on the one hand, it's progressive in that it shows gay people and gives voice to their plight.
“You'd call it a political no-man's land, if — given its context — the term didn't sound so ridiculous.”
On the other hand, the reporter can't help juxtaposing words like wholesome, family-style and ordinary with the concept of homosexuality.
Another aspect of watching all these gay people in 1980 is the desire to be able to go back and warn them of what was just about to hit ...
ABOVE: Back, for good.
ABOVE: This old thing?
ABOVE: My street-photography Insta went POOF! in 2018, but many others exist.