On a brisk April evening in Santa Barbara, hundreds of LGBT activists and allies crowded under the lights of an artificial Paris, their party backdropped by a towering replica of the Eiffel Tower. As the guests ate and mingled, muscular male performers clad in boxer briefs and body paint danced for the crowd, happily posing for pictures under the resplendent lights of five disco balls. Outside, stilt walkers wove their way through donors looking to get some air under the night sky and strings of lights hung... More >>>