Hey SoCal! Last weekend in Silverlake, Off Sunset Pride attracted the LGBTQIA+ Community to celebrate their pride with a shout. This mini festival showcased queer subcultures from all across the rainbow. As part of this month’s Hey SoQueer Pride series, photographer Jason Kentaro walked the street capturing the many different aspects of LA Queer culture to present to you today, so enjoy!
The Golden Bodies of Silverlake
A Collection of SoCal Kinksters
An excerpt from the article:
“Hey SoCal! After nearly 2 years of Covid, the Queerties are coming out of the quarantine closet. Presented by queerty.com, these awards celebrate the best of LGBTQ+ culture. So Mike Ciriaco hit up the red carpet and kiki-ed with the fiercest queens, kings, and non-binary royalty the Queerties had to offer.”
“Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this year’s Queerties were hosted at Eden Sunset in Hollywood , and the event held a different significance for each of its myriad attendees. For Eastsiders creator Kit Williamson, it represented community.”
“As queer people, we have this superpower where we actually support one another,” said Williamson on the red carpet. “I think that’s amazing”
“In addition to fostering community, the Queerties also shine a spotlight on representation within LGBTQ culture. This year’s Icon Award recipient Michaela Jae Rodriguez made history as both the first openly trans woman nominated for the Emmy’s ‘Best Lead Actress in a Drama’ award, as well as the first trans actress to win a Golden Globe. For Trans model and comedian Arisce Wanzer, Michaela Jae is a trailblazer.
“Its really great visibility for all of us,” said Arisce.”
Keep it kinky, SoCal!