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Diana Ross, Faith Evans to Headline Free World AIDS Day Concerts

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LOS ANGELES — AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, is once again set to hold a variety of free concerts, community events and formal observations in many of the 43 countries around the globe that AHF serves in, to mark World AIDS Day, formally observed each year on December 1.

Primetime Emmy Award-winner, Billy Porter, will host a Los Angeles concert at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre with Grammy award-winner Faith Evans, singer/songwriter, Daya and entertainer Miss Shalae.

Three other concerts will be held in the U.S., in Dallas, Miami and Atlanta, with the incomparable Diana Ross featured as special guest at the Dallas concert on November 29. There will also be scores of other events set in the 15 U.S. states that AHF operates in, as well as more than 100 additional AHF World AIDS Day commemorations and events around the globe.

Primetime Emmy Award-winner, Billy Porter, will host a Los Angeles concert at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre with Grammy award-winner Faith Evans, singer/songwriter, Daya and entertainer Miss Shalae on December 1st (Graphic: Business Wire)
  • LOS ANGELES – Dec. 1 (Sunday) – 2019 Primetime Emmy Award-winner, Billy Porter, will host a concert at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre with Grammy award-winner Faith Evans, singer/songwriter Daya and entertainer Miss Shalae. Partnering with AHF is Impulse United, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.
  • DALLAS – Nov. 29 (Friday) – AHF is partnering with respected local AIDS organization, AIN, to host a free concert with the incomparable Diana Ross. Joining Ms. Ross will be R&B singer KeKe Wyatt and singer, actress Teyana Taylor. The concert will take place at the Bomb Factory. 
  • ATLANTA – Dec. 5 (Thursday) at Center Stage Atlanta will be Grammy nominated artists Deborah CoxRaheem DeVaughnand rapper KCamp.
  • MIAMI – Dec. 7 (Saturday) – The Adrienne Arscht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County is the site with performances by singer/songwriter India and multi-talented musician Amara La Negra.

Under its “Keep the Promise!” banner, AHF will acknowledge progress made in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. These AHF World AIDS Day events also serve as a stark reminder to world leaders and others that there were over 1 million AIDS deaths and as many as 2.3 million new HIV infections occurring in the last year—and that there is still much work to be globally to defeat this epidemic.

This year, AHF is also honoring “Our Champions” at all its U.S. World AIDS Day events. “Our Champions” are select group of individuals, both living and dead, who have made a profound impact in the decades-long fight against HIV and AIDS, and these champions include local community advocates, important figures like Princess Diana, Connie Norman, Elizabeth Taylor, Larry Kramer, Pedro Zamora and others, who will be recognized, remembered and honored nationwide.

According to UNAIDS and W.H.O., over 38.9 million people are living with HIV/AIDS around the world. Each year, it is estimated that as many as 2.3 million people become infected with the virus and up to 1 million die of AIDS-related causes. While millions of people today are accessing lifesaving antiretroviral therapy, millions more still desperately need it. The end of the epidemic is only possible if governments and world leaders Keep the Promise on AIDS.

A list of AHF’s U.S. World AIDS Day events can be accessed at: www.ahf.org/wad/.

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WeHo Dodgeball Team to Compete at Vegas LGBTQ + Sports Festival

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (The Pride LA) — Hosted annually by The Greater Los Angeles Softball Association (GLASA), Sin City Classic brings together the United State’s finest athletes for a weekend of fun, competition and camaraderie.

This weekend, our own local WeHo Dodgeball will be in Las Vegas competing. The Pride LA spoke with USA Dodgeball President Jake Mason to get the inside scoop. Check it out:

Can you introduce yourself?

My name is Jake Mason and I am the president of USA Dodgeball.

In one sentence, what is Sin City Classic?

Sin city Classic is the most amazing gathering of LGBTQ+ athletes in the world! Can you elaborate more? This is one of, if not the, biggest LGBTQ+ sports festival and […]

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Woman Dies in Stabbing at Catch One, Female Suspect in Custody

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Woman dies after stabbing at Catch One nightclub in Mid City area of Los Angeles, suspect in custody

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A woman died after being stabbed at a nightclub in Los Angeles early Sunday morning.

The victim is described as being in her early 20s. The incident happened at the Catch One nightclub in the 4000 block of West Pico Boulevard in the Mid City area shortly after midnight.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

A woman was taken into custody […]

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Icons & Activists at Launch of Sepi Shyne’s Weho City Council Campaign

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ICONS & ACTIVISTS CAME OUT FOR THE LAUNCH OF SEPI SHYNE’S WEHO CITY COUNCIL CAMPAIGN

By Vic Gerami for the Blunt Post

WEST HOLLYWOOD — Attorney Sepi Shyne ’s campaign launch for the West Hollywood City Council was a smashing success on Sunday at WeHo’s Palihouse.

Sepi’s campaign manager Keely Field , who is a renowned feminist and political advocate introduced another notable guest and supporter, Robin Tyler . Tyler, who is also on Sepi’s planning committee, is a well-known pioneering lesbian comedian and activist.

‘I am so grateful to the close to 100 West Hollywood residents, elected and appointed officials, supporters and community leaders who contributed to and came out to support our history-making people-powered campaign launch for West Hollywood City Council’ Sepi told GoWeHo.

‘I am excited about the endorsement from Feminist and Lesbian ICON Robin Tyler who spoke […]

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