Get your red frock on for the City of West Hollywood’s inaugural Red Dress Party Day event happening in the city’s LGBT Rainbow District on Sunday, December 4, 2022. Participating businesses are partnering with the Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in an effort to bring visibility to HIV and AIDS by creating a set day for the community to celebrate life and bring awareness that HIV infections. It’s a also an opportunity to be creative and look fabulous in red. The event serves as a fundraiser for non-profit organizations like Being Alive and The LA Life Group.
Participating businesses hosting a Red Dress Parton on Red Dress Party Day will include:
There will be a red carpet event at Micky’s WeHo, located at 8857 Santa Monica Boulevard, beginning at 4 p.m. with hosts Gert Crawford and Glen Alen.
The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are committed to social activism, social service and spiritual development. Moreover, the mission of Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is to strengthen its community through drag activism, by raising much-needed funds for community charities, and by bringing about a better understanding of gay spirituality.
The first Red Dress Party Day was held at Gold Coast Bar in 1997, with proceeds supporting HIV and AIDS community organizations. The initial event at Gold Coast Bar proved to be impactful, and the event was held annually for 23 years, generating community awareness for HIV and AIDS and providing much-needed support and funds for organizations devoted to this cause. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic (and the closure of Gold Coast Bar), the Red Dress Party Day did not take place in 2020. Trunks Bar and Micky’s WeHo hosted a joint event last year on November 14, 2021.
As part of the co-sponsorship for this year’s event, Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence requested that the City of West Hollwood support it with communications. The City will utilize all appropriate communication tools to promote the event, such as the City’s website and social media tools and will authorize use of the City name and logo on invitations, programs, and other collateral materials.
1999 – the Red Dress Ball was at the Park Plaza on September 4th – part of Labor Day LA; I was asked to flag in the entrance hall shortly after I learned to flag – what a nite!