With Gay Pride Over, WeHo’s Heteros Celebrate Their Own

The Pleasure ChestGlory, glory hallelujah!

The Sixty Percenters — the straight folks of West Hollywood — may sometimes feel overwhelmed by the events staged for and subsidized by the city for the Forty Percenters: LA Gay Pride, Go Go Appreciation Day and the Tom of Finland Art Fair, to name a few. But we hear that more than a few WeHo straight people are buzzing about their chance to proclaim their own hetero pride at an event with no city subsidy that likely will be attended in a demonstration of solidarity by more than a few of their gay neighbors.

That event is Gloryhole, the 42nd anniversary celebration of the Pleasure Chest, the adult emporium at 7733 Santa Monica Blvd. near Genessee that is the flagship of the chain, which also has locations in Chicago and New York City. While the gay crowd is perhaps more likely to shop 665, the Pleasure Chest serves a diverse audience, with a lot of, uh, equipment that is designed for heterosexual amusements.

Hosted bv Lenora Claire, Luke Nero and Andrés Rigal, Gloryhole claims it will offer “a peek behind the red curtain, giving guests a chance to mix and mingle with the sexual glitterati. Equal parts tease and sleaze, Gloryhole will let the curious see what goes on after hours at one of Los Angeles’ most storied locations.”

The night will include a hosted bar and music and frozen treats from Sweet Beats. There will be a XXX gloryhole installation (if you don’t know what that is, we’d suggest you google it, without Mom or Dad or the kids around) with performers April Flores, Damon Holzum, Jiz Lee, Allison Moon, Reid Mihalko, Mistress Melissa and Pony Lee. For those of you feeling a bit undisciplined, there also will be spanking stations staffed by Mistress Justine Cross and Dungeon West. And there will be aerial pole dancing with Kitty Cadillac, Sherry Bomb and Sin Fisted, rope art by Midori and lap dance roulette.

“Every day, we get to speak to people with identities and desires that span the sexual spectrum,” says Kristen Tribby, Pleasure Chest’s director of creative development and strategy. “Gloryhole is our chance to celebrate that diversity.”

For this third edition of the annual event, The Pleasure Chest has teamed up with sponsors Fun Factory and Aneros and will raise funds for AIDS Project Los Angeles and its upcoming AIDS Walk. Attendance is free, but the party is invitation only and restricted to those 21 and older. Those interested in attending may RSVP by email to gloryhole@thepleasurechest.com. If this hasn’t convinced you to attend, you might want to take a peak at LA Weekly’s slideshow of last year’s event.

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Ida Jackson
Ida Jackson
9 years ago

It’s just the name of the party, grl. It’s not that deep.

max
max
9 years ago

Wow. This party is all about inclusivity and you’ve gone ahead and pegged this as something heteroexclusive. Did someone there do something to you?

chloe ross
chloe ross
9 years ago

Bravo/a to the above. How silly is the idea that 60% are being honored at the PC b’day. Just the name speaks to that. But more than that – despite the many women who do shop at PC and browse ( I have ). This is really about men. ANd before you say the PC has plenty of women customers – I believe they do – but women do not usually frequent glory holes as far as I know. Men who indulge in public restroom sex usually do it with other men. So fellas – have a great time, take… Read more »

MaryTyphus
MaryTyphus
9 years ago

As a straight person that loves the sexual diversity of West Hollywood, I take offense at the implication that the “60 percenters” feel overwhelmed by the celebrations of our gay friends, family, and neighbors. What’s even worse is the idea that straight people need to “proclaim their own hetero pride”. As if that proclamation isn’t made every day in every mainstream media outlet everywhere. And then to top it off, this article claims that the Glory Hole and the Pleasure Chest are hetero focused. The Pleasure Chest is gay owned and operated and I’ve been to Glory Hole, it is… Read more »

Liam
Liam
9 years ago

The opening of this article is totally offensive and misleading – The Pleasure Chest is gay-owned and operated, and is completely all-inclusive. I’m not sure where this “hetero pride” idea comes from, but it’s completely off the mark. The staff of the store has go to be at least 60%-gay identified, but that doesn’t even matter. Glory Hole isn’t about celebrating a specific kind of sexuality, it’s about celebrating ALL sexualities, as well as the 42nd birthday of the store. Also, there’s GOT to be a better picture of the neon sign with the whole thing lit. Were you trying… Read more »

SayWHAT
SayWHAT
9 years ago

I’ve been to this party in the past and it is certainly anything but heterosexually focused– most of the performers listed in the article are queer. I think you may need to do some fact checking before calling this event an opportunity for straight people to get their Pride on.

chloe ross
chloe ross
9 years ago

or not.

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