(Photos by Brian Putnam. Click images for Wicked's "Defying Inequality" slideshow.)On Sunday January 11, after two years of being the must-see musical at Hollywood's Pantages
Theater, fans bid Glinda and the Wicked Witch of the West a fond
farewell as the curtain fell for Wicked's final Southern Cal ... More >>
It was a quiet early evening in West Hollywood this past Saturday--few people were walking the strip on Santa Monica Boulevard, the Abbey wasn't jammed, and the house music wasn't pounding away. But a little after 8 p.m., a hundred or so gays and lesbians met up at Ultra Suede on Robertson Boulevard ... More >>
I was sitting on a leather couch at O-Bar last night, watching handsome gay men in tight jeans and tighter T-shirts order free drinks during a five-minute open bar. Usually Thursday nights are a time to rest up for another day of tracking down politicians, but Scott Schmidt, a gay Republican and blo ... More >>
The nights go nearly sleepless, but the last day of Gay Pride Week is no time to flake out. Promises are made and need to be kept, so I head over to the Abbey and Here Lounge several hours after the parade has ended on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood. The thump, thump, thump of the house mu ... More >>
Twelve hours before the Big Gay Parade in Boys Town, I decide to hop into the Chevy, pick up my pals Tyle and Ted, and visit gay nightlife uber-promoter Tom Whitman at his annual "Wonderland" party at the Tribune Studios in Hollywood.
When we get there, the fun vibe is heavy, and I see a few famili ... More >>