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31st Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles Kick-Off Celebration at Madame Tussauds Hollywood

On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, AIDS Walk Los Angeles held their 31st Annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles Kick-Off Party at Madame Tussauds Hollywood 6933 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 6:30 8:30 p.m..

AWLA special reception kicking off party is the big fundraising weeks leading up to Walk, was hosted by Barrett Foa and Pauley Perrette of NCIS, plus ABC7 News Anchor Ellen Leyva!

Among the hosts there were key speakers such as WeHo Mayor Lindsey Horvath, Nick Wechsler from Revenge, Vallerie D Wagner and many more.

Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served a top Madame Tussauds’ beautiful rooftop lounge. Mingle with AIDS Walk supporters, staff, and volunteers, and stop by the COMMUNITY photo shoot held throughout the evening to get a new AIDS Walk profile pic! A special bonus to a free tour of the exhibit!

About AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA): APLA provides life-saving services for people living with HIV/AIDS across Los Angeles County, including medical, dental, and mental health, as well as HIV testing, prevention, and education programs. APLA delivers care to over 14,000 people annually and is a leader on policy and legislation that affects the HIV/AIDS and LGBT communities. For more information, visit apla.org and aplahw.org.

About AIDS Walk Los Angeles: Since 1985, AIDS Walk Los Angeles has raised more than $79 million for HIV programs and services throughout Los Angeles County, and has grown into one of the largest AIDS fundraising events in the country. In 2014 alone, 25,000 participants, many of whom were members of 1,600 corporate and community teams, raised over $2.2 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles and 27 other L.A. County AIDS service organizations. For more information, view the fact sheet or visit la.aidswalk.net.

Photos credit to: Gisele O/PartyBy5.com & Photo credit to: AIDS Walk Los Angeles 2015

Editor’s Note: Diversity News Magazine is a proud media partner for the fifth year in a row of AIDS Walk Los Angeles benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles. For more information visit http://diversitynewsmagazine.org

Breaking News: Same Marriage is Legal in All the States of the United States of America

By Marc Love – Flickr: Getting Married, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16504319

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court, the highest court of the United States rules that Same Sex Marriage banning was unconstitutional.

CNN.com reported: In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court on Friday ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a historic victory.

In the 5-4 ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority with the four liberal justices. Each of the four conservative justices wrote their own dissent.

Also on Wikipedia states the following: On June 26, 2015, the United States became the twenty-first and most populous country to legalize same-sex marriage, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. The court ruled that the denial of marriage licenses to same-sex couples violates the Due Process and the Equal Protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The ruling overturned a previous precedent, Baker v. Nelson.
Starting in 2003, various lower court decisions, state legislation, and popular referendums had already legalized same-sex marriage to some degree in thirty-seven out of fifty U.S. states, in one U.S. territory, and in the District of Columbia. Federal benefits were previously extended to lawfully married same-sex couples following the Supreme Court’s June 2013 decision in United States v. Windsor.

On the same day celebrations were held all over the United States of America.

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Three Mayors at the 40TH Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and 39th Annual LA Pride Celebration

Story by Esteban “Steven” Escobar, Diversity News Publications Staff
Proof Read by Don Hudson, Special Contributor for Diversity News Publications

West Hollywood & Los Angeles cities celebrated 2009 LA PRIDE among with politicians, human rights groups & celebrities. June is known as PRIDE month and the LA PRIDE was held from June 12, 2009 to June 14, 2009. This year theme was: PRIDE 365 “Power, Passion & Purpose. L.A. Pride is produced by Christopher Street West (CSW), a non-profit organization.
“PRIDE, as a movement, remains young. It was only 40 years ago in response to the Stonewall Riots our community gathered across this great nation to formally demand humanitarian equality in the face of brutality, persecution and discrimination. Forty years later, some things have changed and some have not.” Said Rodney Scott, President CSW/LA Pride
This year PRIDE activities featured Festival Saturday & Sunday. Press conference on Sunday and then the famous parade that show cast community leaders, more than 100 floats, organizations, celebrities & politicians.

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa response to the overturn of Proposition 8 stated. The constitution is supposed to extend people rights not to limit them. Some of LA PRIDE Main Stage show performances held on Saturday, June 13, 2009 were DEBORAH COXFANTASIAERIKA JAYNE and DEBBY HOLIDAY. Sunday line up were EXPOSEBLAKE LEWIS & TERRI NUNN and BERLIN hosted both days by Billy Masters & Momma.

“Love it’s all about been with each other, taking care of each other.” Said Gaye Ann Bruno. CSW VP Entertainment Board of Director. In regards to not being able to marry in the state of CA Gaye Ann Bruno concluded “Things will change, but we will not give up the fight.”

West Hollywood Mayor Abbe Land, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Christopher Street West Board President Rodney Scott, Actress Kate Del Castillo, and Kristal Vick, People of Faith Standing Up for Equality were the speakers at LA PRIDE Press Conference held on June 14, 2009 in the intersection of Crescent Heights and Santa Monica Boulevards. Also attending were Assembly member John A. Perez, Rabbi Denise Eger, Reverend Troy Perry, LA PRIDE 2009 Harvey Milk Award-winner, Maria Louise Roman, Equal Roots Founder, Matt Palazzolo.

“As an opportunity to express who we are as a community and what we stand for.” Rodney Scott, CSW President Board of Director.

The Parade Grand Marshals were, Chelsea Handler, Chuy Bravo, and Community Grand Marshal OUT West.

The honorees for this year PRIDE were Jeanne Córdova Morris Kight Lifetime Achievement Award, Therese Stewart Woman of the Year Award, John A. Pérez Man of the Year Award, Claudette Colbert a.k.a. “Claudette Sexy DJ”CSW Special Community Award, Jim Williams CSW Special Community Award, Chris Angel Murphy Outstanding Youth Leader Award, Hollywood United Methodist Church Berman/Schafer Award, Doug Spearman Connie Norman Award, Sean Penn George Moscone Award, Maria Louise Roman Harvey Milk Award, Tom of Finland Foundation Pat Parker Arts Award, Regent Media Sheldon Andelson Award, and Pat Rocco Torie Osborn/Dick Michaels Media Award.

Pride feature: Circuit, Dance, Country, Latin, Rhythm & Soul Dance pavilions, including Erotic City, Community Village & Children’s Garden.

Pride 365: Power. Passion. Purpose.
A non-profit organization, Christopher Street West, is a leading partner in the advancement of rights and equality of the LGBT community. Led by professionally driven, volunteer based board members, Christopher Street West produces one of the largest Pride Celebrations in the United States with an expanding global presence reaching millions of people every year. For more information visit LAPRIDE.org

EDITOR’S NOTE: Article published first in our publication Diversity News Magazine dot com and now is been re-published.