You can’t mention Los Angeles’ gay night club scene without mentioning Tom Whitman. The two are practically synonymous with each other. After checking out Whitman’s Cherry Pop night at Ultra Suede the night before, the studly club promoter took some time out of his hectic schedule to chat with Homorazzi.com’s Alex and Adam the next day.
Before venturing into club and event promotions, Tom worked in the television/film industry, primarily for MTV and Nickelodeon. With his production experience work for The MTV Movie Awards and various concerts for artists like Britney Spears, Whitney Houston and many others, Whitman decided to transfer his skills to club promotions full-time after throwing a few uber-successful events.
Besides putting on more than 200 events a year in the Los Angeles area, he’s a busy philanthropist. Cognisant of the fact, he benefits from the gay community, he has no qualms about devoting his time to giving back to the community. He’s donated his time and efforts to AIDS Project Los Angeles, GLAAD, HRC, The Trevor Project and others. And if he wants busy enough, he also co-owns a stylish furniture store in WeHo called http://www.thisisnotikea.com/
In the interview below, Tom discusses LA nightlife, his current roster of events, his love life and how he helped put Lady Gaga on the map. If that doesn’t interest you, watch Homorazzi.com’s Adam shamelessly flirt with him near the end of the interview. Thankfully Adam kept it PG for the camera. Prior to meeting with Tom, both Alex and I were left gasping with some of the questions Adam thought about asking.
TOM WHITMAN INTERVIEW
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