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    Drag Story Hour Takes Place in West Hollywood Without a Protestor in Sight

    Drag Story Hour was back in City of West Hollywood this past weekend on Saturday June 17, 2023 and there wasn’t a single protestor in sight during the one-hour reading, which took place at the West Hollywood library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The reading took place without a hitch. which in complete contrast to the April 15th reading which attracted one protester and a large mob of anti-protestors who said they were their to support and defend the event. By the time Drag Story Hour had ended, a man had been punched in the head and there were allegations of robbery, vandalism and battery during the event.

    Photo provided courtesy of the City of West Hollywood. Some rights reserved. Photo credit: Alec Wolvec
    Photo provided courtesy of the City of West Hollywood. Some rights reserved. Photo credit: Alec Wolvec

    It’s not yet clear why protestors were MIA at Drag Story Hour in WeHo. Maybe they forgot. Maybe they got bored and moved on to something else. Maybe they were tired after protesting at Dodgers Stadium earlier last week. Or maybe they were afraid they’d get arrested after the drama that unfolded at WeHo Pride earlier this month.

    Drag Story Hour is free and family friendly. This program has been funded by the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division since 2017 and is presented in partnership with the staff of the West Hollywood Library. The series of story time readings by drag performers for children of all ages is presented by the City of West Hollywood in partnership with the West Hollywood Library. June’s Drag Story Hour reader was Amber Crane.

    Drag Story Hour was created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco in 2015. In 2017, the City’s Arts Division funded the first Drag Story Hour at the West Hollywood branch of the LA County Public Library. The West Hollywood series is produced by Pickle the Drag Queen.

    Dates for Drag Story Hour for the remainder of the year include:

    August 19

    October 7

    December 16

    All readings take place in the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

    The West Hollywood Library – Since its official opening in 2011, the 32,000 square foot, LEED-certified West Hollywood Library serves as the centerpiece of the West Hollywood community. Owned by the City of West Hollywood and operated by the County of Los Angeles, the Library is designed to showcase the City’s rich intellectual, literary and cultural diversity and provide a landmark facility for the community’s passionate commitment to lifelong learning.

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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    Hello
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    3 months ago

    I’m sorry this is creepy.

    West
    West
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    7 months ago

    A friendly reminder that the owner of this publication didn’t find the original assault “newsworthy” and failed to report it in his initial story. After the footage went viral and public outrage grew, he quietly changed the story and latched onto this bizarre narrative that the attackers are the real victims. We don’t expect an apology, Paulo, like we certainly would expect from a real journalist.

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    Reply to  Paulo Murillo
    7 months ago

    You are absolutely correct about the paragraph in the Wehoville article being incorrect. I didn’t communicate that to Larry who made a mistake there. It’s worth correcting IMO.

    However you did omit the assault initially, leading to a long comment chain between us on the article… stop gaslighting and just admit your mistake man

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  West
    7 months ago

    You seem to think you can go around insulting people and calling them immature names everywhere and somehow still command respect. You are a very immature misguided person, William. Grow up.

    West
    West
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    7 months ago

    I treat everyone with respect throughout my day, including those that others don’t even see or deem “disposable”. Holding corrupt politicians and reckless media accountable for their harmful actions is an act of great responsibility.

    West
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    Reply to  Paulo Murillo
    7 months ago

    Paulo, it’s not personal, I am fighting for your human rights too after all. I hope one day will own up to your biased reporting involving people you disagree with, like the medical freedom protests and this most recent incident. There are real world harms when groups of people scapegoated and vilified by media.

    West
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    Reply to  Paulo Murillo
    7 months ago

    I would never condone or apologize for someone attacking you or anyone for their political expression! I hope we can at least agree on that, man.

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Paulo Murillo
    7 months ago

    Wow. The more I hear about this person, the more i’m disgusted. Unhinged behavior 100%

    West
    West
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    Reply to  Weho artist
    7 months ago

    It’s unfortunate that my replies are not published when I attempt to find common ground. It’s as if you want to stoke divisions. So to repeat, I would never advocate political violent against Paulo or anyone else. We should be able to agree on that, man!

    West
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    7 months ago

    The question as to why the assaulted protester would be hesitant to come back has left the author of this piece perplexed. In truth, this cruel mockery is distasteful, to say the least.

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  West
    7 months ago

    I’m all for running the people out of town who: harassed minimum wage workers during the pandemic, assaulted journalists, and cry victim for internet points etc. Jairo is a distasteful menace.

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    Reply to  West
    7 months ago

    Selective outrage and lazy online activism is quite laughable actually.

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    Reply to  West
    7 months ago

    There were no victims that day. Both parties came looking for trouble and they found it.

    West
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    Reply to  eyeroll
    7 months ago

    The victim was the person punched in the face, for any confused commenters here. Jairo is a human being with the same rights as everyone else.

    I might not agree with someone, but I will fight for their right to have an opinion, and I’m very proud of that. Often I am a lone voice upholding basic principles in the town, it’s lonely for men who have integrity.

    Enough!
    Enough!
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    8 months ago

    Drag is ADULT entertainment. Leave the kids alone.

    tvJ
    tvJ
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    Reply to  Enough!
    8 months ago

    Anyone who has enjoyed the movie Mrs. Doubtfire would disagree.

    Enough!
    Enough!
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    Reply to  tvJ
    7 months ago

    Oh good grief. Do honestly believe the crap reply you just gave. You know the difference here…
    Please. Enough.

    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Enough!
    7 months ago

    There is no difference.

    Boystown
    Boystown
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    8 months ago

    How many pedophile registered sex offenders are in that group?

    Weho artist
    Weho artist
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    Reply to  Boystown
    7 months ago

    None. How many registered sex offenders are on Havenhurst, Michael?

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