The Los Angeles Blade celebrated its official launch at Pump Restaurant in West Hollywood on April 25.
About 175 people mixed and mingled and reconnected during the 3 hour event, bringing together a diverse array of local and national politicians (and their representatives), community leaders, community non-profit executive directors and staffers, activists, local business owners, advertising agencies, academics and culture mavens.
Here are a few photos from the red carpet entrance to the evening. We hope you will tag yourself on Facebook and Twitter. (Los Angeles Blade photos by John Boatner)