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Forget Harvey Milk Day—WeHo Passes Go-Go Appreciation Day!

Who said politics has to be boring? Last week, the West Hollywood City Council passed item 5.B, also known as Go-Go Dancer Appreciation Day.

On October 29, as a lead in to the infamous West Hollywood Halloween Carnival, the city will shut down Larrabee Street between Santa Monica Blvd and the alley north of the Boulevard so that gyrating hunks (and honeys, as go-go girls are being feted, too) can shake their moneymakers on the street and in participating bars like Micky’s and Eleven.

Mayor John Duran told the AP:

“West Hollywood has been toned down to be family friendly. That’s not what we are… I was concerned there seemed to be a sanitizing of the city. This is the sort of campy, tongue-in-cheek thing we’re known for.”

Honestly, this would never fly in the Big Apple. Not because New York is too uptight, but because if you tried standing outside in nothing but a thong in late October, you’d catch pneumonia and frostbite. Brrr!

 

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9 Comments

  • ggreen

    NYC/LA’s poor relation city San Francisco is rated number one for having the ugliest strippers, go-go dancers and male hookers in the world.

  • Reed Braden

    This is perhaps the most disgusting headline I’ve ever read here. How fucking dare you?

    “Forget the day commemorating a gay hero who launched the gay rights movement into a completely new hero-some mindless rich twinks in Cali have a new day devoted to strippers!!!”

    Fuck you. Seriously.

  • Marie Cohn

    Go-go boys have been relegated to the shadows of society, grinding their pelvises in the faces of pathetic, self-loathing twilight men in darkened, shameful bars. It’s time they got the recognition and approval they have deserved for so long, and to come out into the daylight! The humanitarian role they play in society at long last is being recognized!

  • Dan Avery

    @Reed Braden: The headline is sarcastic

  • Spike

    Newsflash Queerty, ‘tongue & cheek’ is code for the gays are still in control of Weho. When that is no longer the case and the Jews are the majority, Weho will no longer be ‘tongue & cheek’.

  • Inspector X

    Marie, I completly agree.

  • Zack

    @Marie Cohn: HEY, I’m not a pathetic, self-loathing twilight man, but i do like darkened, shameful bars.

  • TommyOC

    @Spike: I’d replace “Jews” with “Straights,” but when gentrification happens, the rowdy “tongue & cheek” crowd will shift east to Silverlake, on the other side of the 101.

    Or south to Long Beach and the well-established gay ghetto that’s been flying under the radar for decades.

  • newcityspot

    Gosh LA is so gross.

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