Photos: Hillary Clinton’s Big Gay Fundraiser Draws WeHo’s Finest

She hasn’t officially declared yet, but come on. We all know we’re going to be voting for Hillary for president in 2016, when she goes head-to-head against Republican frontrunner Kelsey Grammer.

The political machine is already cranking up into high gear. This week an independent Super PAC threw a fundraiser at The Abbey, the WeHo bar you take your straight cousin to when she’s visiting from Michigan, and supporters were out in force. Let’s take a stroll through some photos.


Oh hey! It’s the delightful Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, Prop 8 plaintiffs and adorable now-married couple.



Local bird enthusiast Estevan hangs out with Cole, Jim, and organizer Mark.



Gabriel Montoya is an EMT and union organizer, and he wants a president who will back him up when he’s fighting for workers.



Just checking out Paul and Jeff’s butts. Hello sirs.


Out L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin recounts a story of the time he had dinner with Hillary. She asked if he and his partner were married, and he said “yes, but we can’t legally.” And she said, “that’s coming.”


It’s Joely Fisher, of TV’s Ellen and, for a little while, Desperate Housewives! “I’m not a lesbian, but I played with one on TV,” she told the crowd.


Here’s Michelle Clunie from Queer as Folk.


Michelle Clunie joked about making out with Joely Fisher, which is how rumors get started.


Eric Bauman, from L.A.’s Democratic Party, gets intense.


Joely gives a cute little glance.


Lisa Changadveja handles queers for the Ready for Hillary PAC.


Mike Gonzalez is one of the event co-organizers.


Here’s Michelle Clunie and LGBT strategist Eric Harrison.


Woof, Paul Botha. And hi, Chris Fuentes. Chris canvassed for Hillary back in 2000 when she was running for Senate in New York.


Ezra Butler’s been looking pretty fantastic lately.


Here’s co-organizer Mike Killmon and Brad Wannemacher from X-Factor. Elizabeth Taylor looks on approvingly from the spirit plane.



Caitlin Hall and Giancarlo Urea got the memo that the theme is “blue.”



Bill, David, Jennifer, Candace and Alberto are full of love for Ms. Clinton.


Good day to you, Remy Montesinos and Melissa Lewis.



Arlene, Russel and Frances would like to invite you to the Norma Triangle neighborhood’s block party in August. Details will be forthcoming.

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  • Tackle

    Thanks Matt for the pics and posting this.

  • BrianZ

    I actually really like what they did with the “Ready for Hillary” banner, implementing the rainbow. I think that would make for a fantastic bumper sticker. *hint hint*

    For the record, I am also Ready for Hillary. :O) The picture of her with Pussy Riot @ the Women in the World Summit was also worth a mention.

  • DK

    Love Hillary, big 2008 supporter; she obviously has the experience and temperament for the job, should she seek it. But I am interested in seeing what vision she puts for America’s future, especially in terms of our aging infrastructure and standing strong against conservative attempts to deny freedom and equality to certain groups. She cannot run on the past and on personality alone, and she should be cautioned to make her campaign about policy and real issues that will better the lives of Americans — not about personality although that obviously factors in.

    I don’t anticipate the Republicans will have any ideas because screaming “Benghazi! Small gubmit! Jawbs! Tax cuts for the rich!” so I anticipate voting for whomever the Democrats put forth. But an inspiring candidacy will have bigger coattails than one that is simply inevitable.

  • djred19678

    Looks like it was fun. Great atmosphere.

  • tophyv

    Is it sad that I’m from Los Angeles yet I don’t know any of the people in the photos? I’ve heard of Paul Katami, but other than that, no one looks familiar. Oh well, back to living my life. I do like Mrs. Clinton though.

  • BJ McFrisky

    The same Hillary Clinton who supported Prop 8 in 2008 and said she believed that marriage was between a man and woman?

    The short-term memories of some people is astounding.

  • chaddyboy6

    Please do not so presumptuous. I for one will not be voting for Hillary. Of course all people in the context of the law should be treated equally(that does not mean we are all equal nor should we be) but there are other issues that effect my vote. Issues more important than gay marriage(though of course we should have that right)

  • DickieJohnson

    @BJ McFrisky: People can, and DO, change their minds, with enlightenment, and societal changes. You can always vote for the Republican candidate.

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