WeHo Mayor Lauren Meister kicks off LA Pride, honoring Anthony Sullivan


BY TROY MASTERS  |  West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister, along with the board of Christopher Street West and the West Hollywood City Council, hosted the annual LA Pride Mayor’s kick-off party yesterday at the legendary Penthouse Nightclub.

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About 500 people packed the club and celebrated the start of LA Pride 2016.

Mayor Meister honored Anthony Sullivan, the gay man who’s 1975 marriage to his husband, Richard Adams, now deceased, was deemed legally valid.  She presented him with a proclamation and he gave an inspiring speech about tenacity.

“It took determination,” he said, “the same kind of determination that built West Hollywood;  while people kept saying it was impossible, we built this city and we have West Hollywood today.”

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Mayor Lauren Meister, Photo courtesy Jon Viscott for the City of West Hollywood
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Anthony Sullivan, Photo courtesy Jon Viscott for the City of West Hollywood
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Lindsay Horvath, Photo courtesy Jon Viscott for the City of West Hollywood

 

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Anthony Sullivan and the entire West Hollywood City Council. Standing left to right: John Heilman, Anthony Sullivan, John DAmico, Lauren Meister, Lindsay Horvath and kneeling is John Duran.

anthony-sullivan-proclamation-presentation---june-9-2016_27514429661_oAnthony and his attorney Lavi Soloway. Photo courtesy Jon Viscott for the City of West Hollywood

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