Thursday, June 09, 2016


Note from Faith Cheltenham, BiNet USA President:

On 6/9/26, at 11:34am, the day of, the City of West Hollywood Gay and Lesbian Advisory Board cancelled their meeting when many bi people planned to attend.

BiNet USA spoke to the board secretary and confirmed with a board member that the meeting would take place so this cancellation is upsetting.

Many of us took off work, arranged childcare or changed our busy schedules to attend. Heck, I even cancelled on President Obama (thanks Robyn Ochs, Hayden L Mora and Tangela Roberts for standing up for all of us) and the White House LGBT Pride Reception.

This is extremely disappointing and reflects the overall lack of care for local area bi, pan, fluid, queer (bi+) people I've come to expect from the City of West Hollywood.

Seems like someone's sending us some messages beyond you don't exist, if we do, we certainly don't matter.

We will attend next week's meeting but it's also be rescheduled for what looks to be a smaller room.
Nevertheless, we persist in our existence and this isn't over yet!

At 11:43am I received this email:
Hi Faith,

Wanted to let you know that the Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board meeting scheduled for tonight at the Library Community Meeting Room has been canceled due to lack of a quorum. There will be no LGAB meeting tonight.

The meeting has been rescheduled for this time and place:

7 pm, Thursday, June 16, 2016
First Floor Conference Room
West Hollywood City Hall
8300 Santa Monica Blvd., 90069

Parking for the June 16 meeting will be in the Kings Road Parking Structure, 8383 Santa Monica Blvd., 90069, on the northeast corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Kings Road.