Today, however, West Hollywood stands as the central gay region of Los Angeles, bordered by Robertson Blvd. and La Brea Ave. on Santa Monica Blvd. Locally known as WeHo, this gay friendliest of cities offers a haven of gay owned, operated, and friendly businesses catering to the GLBT community. Since becoming incorporated in 1984, the city of West Hollywood and its local government have been committed to preserving and uplifting its vibrant gay culture.
Annual city events such as Gay Pride and the huge Halloween street festival are among the many city sponsored events. On any regular evening though, popular starting places include The Abbey, a staple of West Hollywood whose recent expansion has further proven its dominance as “the gay bar” of West Hollywood, and Fiesta Cantina catering to a more casual and youthful crowd. As the night progresses though, bars grow to include the Here Lounge, East-West, Eleven, Rage, and the Motherlode.
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