Looking for ways to connect with your community? Here’s a quick roundup of upcoming LGBTQ community events:
- it gets better
Friday, Feb. 1 – Wilshire Ebell Theatre
NOTE: VIP tickets have sold out
Here’s a blurb from a press release:
In addition to the who’s-who of Hollywood in attendance, LeAnn Rimes to introduce GMCLA; Lily Tomlin, Dot Jones and Pauley Pere
- Queers Print opening reception
Saturday, Feb. 2- ONE Archives Gallery & Museum, West Hollywood Opening reception for an exhibition on LGBTQ publications from the Los Angeles area. Exhibit runs through March 17.From the ONE Archives website:A exploration of queer printing and activism beginning with ONE Magazine in the 1950s, this exhibition will fill the gallery with numerous facsimile copies of publications found in the collections at ONE, inspiring visitors to explore queer history by perusing an expansive display of historical documents and materials.
- Miss Coco Peru: She’s Got Balls
Feb. 7-10 – L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza
Drag star Miss Coco Peru (AKA Clinton Leupp) premieres a new show. In She’s Got Balls, Coco reflects on her crush on the Creature from the Black Lagoon, her love/hate relationship with Facebook, why she left her beloved hometown of New York City, and more.
If you’re not familiar with Coco, you can get a feel for her style and sense of humor by watching this video clip of the “Be Our Guest” parody she performed at an L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center gala several years ago.
- Family Equality Council – Los Angeles Awards Dinner
Saturday, Feb. 9 – Globe Theatre, Universal Studios Hollywood
From the Family Equality Council website:
Now in its 9th year, Family Equality Council’s premier West Coast event is aimed at connecting the growing Los Angeles community of LGBT-headed families and supporters as well as advancing efforts to create equality for all families.
Family Equality council will welcome LGBT parents, allies and honorees on February 9th to Universal Studios’ Globe Theatre for an evening that will include live performances and appearances by notables in the world of arts, entertainment, politics and the LGBT movement.
Honorees include: NBC; Chris Kluwe of the Minnesota Vikings; and Virginia Uribe, the founder of Project 10 and Friends of Project 10. To read about Uribe, check out the LGBT POV item.
Saturday, Feb. 9
LGBT service organization Gay for Good will organize volunteers to help set up and decorate for a Pablove Foundation event to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer programs.
Saturday, Feb. 9 – J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live