Were you seen at The Gold Coast Bar this past Sunday, February 16th, from 4pm-8pm? The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and The Gold Coast hosted the Second Annual White Dress Party with DJ Hazmat during the long President’s Day Weekend.
The White Dress Party is an annual fundraiser. Each year, The Sisters select a non-profit organization they wish to benefit. This year, they selected The Life Group Los Angeles as the beneficiary.
The event is free to attend, but this is a fundraiser, so attendees were expected to be generous by purchasing raffle tickets. There was a long list of items up for grab, like a flat screen TV, Cirque du Soleil tickets, a 2-person 2-night stay at the Renaissance Marriot in Palm Springs and more.
The Second Annual White Dress Party is similar to the Red Dress Party that takes place at Gold Coast bar during the summer. Attendees are encouraged to come up with wild and crazy ways to display white costumes and various getups. The event was crowded from wall to wall and much bigger than its launch party the previous year. You had drag queens, sailors, Princes Leas, leather gear and of course various Sisters.
Life Group LA is a coalition of people focused on the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of people living with HIV and those who support them through education, empowerment and emotional support. Their work is to assist people so that they may make informed choices and decisions regarding their healthcare and personal well-being.
Founded in 2005 Life Group LA provides much needed information and emotional support through medical forums, emotional support groups and the POZ Life Weekend Seminar, free of charge. All services are offered in a non-judgmental and safe environment with compassion and understanding.
To learn more, visit https://www.thelifegroupla.org/
The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are out to make people happy, stamp out guilt brought on by a judgmental society and help various organizations and charities. Their goal is to share kindness, love and laughter as a source of personal empowerment and pride. They believe in freedom of expression, teamwork, effort, and diversity. They are a family committed to social activism, social service and spiritual development. The Order strives 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 Sisters also work to unite the various factions of the Southern California lesbian and gay community and raise drag awareness among individuals, businesses, and organizations that are often ignorant or even hostile to members of the drag population.
To learn more, visit www.lasisters.
Photos courtesy of Mike Pingel.