Los Angeles County is hosting a condom wrapper design contest, sponsored by ONE condoms. The winning wrapper designs will be featured on one million and one condoms distributed across LA.
A panel of six judges (including blogger Perez Hilton, and myself, The Advocate’s creative director and co-founder of The Stigma Project) will narrow the selection down to 50. From those chosen, the public will be able to go online to www.LASexSymbol.com and vote for their top 10 designs.
What are we looking for as judges? We’re looking for designs that represent Los Angeles in a creative, unique way. Whether it be a particular neighborhood or city, from Venice to West Hollywood, or creating an all new logo for Los Angeles to call it’s own. And if you want to throw a little humor in as well, that never hurts.
The deadline to submit a design is this Sunday, June 17, and you must be a resident of L.A. County and 18 or older.
Click here for more information and to submit a design. —Scott McPherson
The Getty Center in Los Angeles has announced a new photography exhibition coming to the corridors of the J. Paul Getty Museum titled Herb Ritts: L.A Style, and will feature an extensive look at the renowned photographer’s career. Ritts, who was openly gay, captured some of the world’s most iconic black and white imagery of the late 20th century, including Madonna’s famous True Blue album cover. He met an untimely death in 2002 due to complications from AIDS. View some of his timeless celebrity portraits after the jump.
Herb Ritts: L.A. Style, J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center
April 3–August 26, 2012
Greg Louganis, Hollywood, 1985
Djimon with Octopus, Hollywood, 1989
Richard Gere, Hollywood, 1989
Cindy Crawford, Ferre 3, Malibu, 1993
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka were honored Saturday, November 12 at
the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center’s 40th Anniversary Gala & Auction, held at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles. Attendees included fellow honoree Chaz Bono, Jane Lynch, David Arquette, Sara Gilbert, and Leslie Jordan. More photos from the event, after the jump.