By Stevie St. John
A snapshot of LGBTQ news, features and tidbits from this week on the web:
Los Angeles & California
- Out in the 562: Long Beach Gay Pride, celebrating 30 years, overcame City’s attempts to block the parade
- WeHoville: Christopher Street West Announces LA Pride 2013 Honorees
Honorees include NFL linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo; U.S. Rep. Mark Takano (D-41st District); the June Mazer Lesbian Archives; Lisa Henson; Richard Zaldivar, founder & CEO The Wall Las Memorias; Diane Anderson-Minshall, Executive Editor of Advocate; and Los Angeles City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl.The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force will be the Community Grand Marshal for the parade.
- Trans Pride L.A. has announced that Aiden Aizumi will be honored with the Alexis Rivera Trailblazer Award during the Trans Pride event in June.
Photo via the TransUnionLA Facebook page
This Sunday, Aizumi will be part of a panel discussion following a screening of the documentary Trans at Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena. The panel will also include one of the stars of the film, Danann Tyler, and her parents. The film’s director, Chris Arnold, will also be present and will do a Q & A with the audience. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit Gender Justice L.A.
- Angelenos will vote for the city’s next mayor on Tuesday. Eric Garcetti and Wendy Gruel are vying for the position.
- If you attend the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s ‘An Evening with Women‘ tonight, you’ll see a video I worked on highlighting the Center’s services for young women and girls. If you aren’t going to the event, you can watch red carpet coverage live on the Center’s website, lagaycenter.org, starting at 6:30 p.m. Janora McDuffie and Peter Paige will host the red carpet show, and you can submit questions for them to ask celebs by tweeting to @lagaycenter and using the hashtag #AEWW.
Photo by Matthew Mullins
Here’s a photo from our most recent monthly mixer.
NLGJA-LA is a co-sponsor of a panel, hosted by the Society for Professional Journalists, about media coverage of the transgender community in Los Angeles. The event will take place on June 27 at the Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza.
Also, NLGJA-LA is now accepting scholarship applications from journalism students. Applications are due on May 31. Here’s the vital info.:
The financial awards range up to $1,000.Application Process:
Have a photo to share from an LGBTQ community organization or event?
Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org!
- Last week, I mentioned that a couple of shows featuring gay and lesbian characters had been canceled. This week, the TV screen practically hemorrhaged LGBT characters. Shows that aren’t coming back include Partners, Smash, Happy Endings, 90210 and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23. Also, SyFy has announced that Warehouse 13 is getting just a half season to wrap up and will then be canceled. That means losing not just gay agent Steve Jinx but also the subtext-rich friendship between Myka and Helena.
- If you have any doubts that visibility matters, read the AfterEllen recap of Grey’s Anatomy, and check out the comments to see how distressed many fans are about the infidelity story line.
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