Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Happy 40th to the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center!

My friend Jim Key of the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center with the honorees

Wanna send out a huge congratulations to the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center, which recently celebrated 40 years of activism, with a gala honoring Chaz Bono and Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka.

As some of you may have noticed, I've been a little fixated on the organization's former executive director, Steve Shulte -- who served from 1979 till 1984, before being elected to West Hollywood's first City Council.

A fellow mustache-loving friend of mine happened to find this old photo of Shulte -- who posed for Colt as Nick Chase -- in his 'stache stash, and it happened to be taken while Shulte was executive director at the Center, so it seemed like the perfect excuse to post it. (And it's Movember -- shoot me!) I'm well aware of the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's history of service and great events -- I saw Kathy Griffin perform there WAAAAY before she hit the big time -- and I just want to send my heartfelt wishes to everyone there, especially my pal Jim, their longtime chief public affairs office.

Steve in 1984, after being elected to West Hollywood's first City Council (how'd you like this to be your passport photo?!)


SFRowGuy said...

My understanding is that Steve (Nick) is (unfortunately) straight.

Jim Key said...

Awww... thanks for the sweet post, pal. I just wish you had been there to celebrate with us. Miss you!


Anonymous said...

Kenneth, I'd like to marry your friend Jim Key and you can be Best Man.

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