West Hollywood CA

West Hollywood (colloquially referred to as WeHo) is a city in Los Angeles County, Calif. It is know as being one of the most prominent gay-friendly cities in the United States, approximately 41% of its population being gay men.

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Damian Dovarganes, APLos Angeles County Public Health Clinics are offering free vaccines against invasive meningococcal disease to those without health insurance.

Concerns escalate following deaths of gay, bisexual men from meningitis

Saturday, April 5, 2014
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — In the heart of this close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of meningitis that has killed three gay men this year in Los Angeles County: He's concerned but not overly so. [ Read more → ]
The existing West Holloywood flag (right) with white blocks on a blue background, will be modified to reflect rainbow colored blocks on a white background.

West Hollywood to make over city flag in rainbow pride colors

Saturday, February 8, 2014
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif — The city of West Hollywood is adding the colors of gay pride to its city flag after drawing criticism for removing a rainbow flag from City Hall last month. [ Read more → ]
Brett Shaad

Meningitis victim’s brother condemns West Hollywood council member, media

Monday, April 15, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- The brother of Brett Shaad, the 33-year-old West Hollywood man who died Saturday after contracting a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis, is lashing out over media coverage of his brother's death. [ Read more → ]

West Hollywood officials warn gay men of deadly strain of meningitis

Friday, April 12, 2013
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Officials warned sexually active gay men on Friday to beware of a potentially deadly health threat after a case of bacterial meningitis was detected in Los Angeles County. [ Read more → ]

West Hollywood to make rainbow crosswalks permanent in honor of gay pride

Monday, September 10, 2012
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA -- The city of West Hollywood has announced that it make permanent the temporary rainbow crosswalks installed back in June in honor of gay pride month. [ Read more → ]
The Abbey, West Hollywood, Calif.

Iconic gay bar, The Abbey, bans bachelorette parties until marriage legal for gays

Saturday, May 26, 2012
The Abbey, the iconic West Hollywood gay bar twice-named the “Best Gay Bar in the World,” has banned bachelorette parties until same-sex marriage becomes legal. [ Read more → ]
Andrew Johnson (Left) and Gloria Allred

Corrections department folds, will allow gay officer to march in pride parade

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Just hours after a gay correctional officer in Southern California announced he would take legal action for being prohibited from marching in uniform in a gay pride parade, the Department of Corrections reversed its decision, reported TMZ. [ Read more → ]
Johnny Weir

Olympian Johnny Weir named grand marshal of Los Angeles gay pride

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir has been named grand marshal of the 2011 Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade. [ Read more → ]
Adam Bouska (left) and Jeff Parshley with the West Hollywood proclamation

‘No H8 Day’ in West Hollywood marks campaign’s anniversary

Sunday, December 13, 2009
Sunday is "No H8" Day in West Hollywood. [caption id="attachment_3982" align="alignleft" width="420" caption="Adam Bouska (left) and Jeff Parshley with the West Hollywood proclamation"][/caption] The WEHO city council made the declaration on December 8 that Sunday, December 13 would be "No H8 Day" to mark the... [ Read more → ]

West Hollywood marker to honor Gay Marriages

Friday, August 21, 2009
The City of West Hollywood plans to honor the marriages of gay and lesbian couples with a plaque inscribed with a quote from Nelson Mandela, the Los Angeles Times has reported. The bronze marker will be installed in West Hollywood Park on September 8, a... [ Read more → ]
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