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Perez Hilton and LA’s LBGT Community

Over at KCET, Japhy Grant writes about a recent run-in with gossip blogger Perez Hilton at a West Hollywood GYM Bar dodgeball game. At first glance, the piece may seem like celebrity namedropping, but a full read gives interesting insights on Hilton’s tenuous place in LA’s LBGT community.

Perez and I go way back. We were friends in college, though that friendship took a turn for the worse after I penned a 2006 Salon article entitled “Perez Hilton’s Gay Witch Hunt” in which I accused him of being a “Savonarola in a pink pants suit” after he made the claim that drawing fake semen on Clay Aiken’s face made him a civil rights advocate….

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FBLA Trolls WeHo – Finds Journos

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We went to Patrick Range McDonald‘s birthday party in West Hollywood on Saturday. Here we are pictured with McDonald (in the middle) and Variety’s Ted Johnson.

Other notables at the party include Michael Weinstein, founder of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Mike Gatto, attorney and politico at Mayer Brown, Miki Jackson and John Walsh, who host Neighborhood Point of View (the cable access show), Japhy Grant, editor of Queerty.com, Rick Jacobs, founder of Courage Campaign, Christine Pelisek, staff writer at LA Weekly, Daniel Heimpel and Max Taves, freelancers at the Weekly Jill Stewart, deputy news editor at LA Weekly David Hernandez, longtime gadfly and public access producer Sabrina Venskus, environmental attorney, B. Daniel Blatt, blogger at GayPatriot.net, Tom Whitman, nightlife promoter, Nick Velasquez, Rocky Delgadillo‘s spokesman, writer Luke Thompson and Jim Hoffmaster, character actor.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was, of course, invited but didn’t show. Which was both disappointing and expected…just like his stint as mayor.