Looking for ways to connect with your community? Here’s a roundup of upcoming LGBTQ community events:
- Two Spirits, One Heart: A Mother, Her Transgender Son & Their Journey to Love and Acceptance
Tuesday, Feb. 19 – L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza
A presentation followed by Q&A with Two Spirits, One Heart author Marsha and son Aiden Aizumi. Read the Spectrum Q&A with Marsha.
- The Envelope Please: An Oscar® Viewing Party – AIDS Project Los Angeles
Sunday, Feb. 24 – The Abbey Food & Bar
APLA’s 12th annual Oscar viewing party will feature celeb hosts Pauley Perrette (NCIS) and Becca Tobin (Glee).
- Tribute to African-American Authors
Monday, Feb. 25 – L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Village at Ed Gould PlazaThe tribute, in which renowned actors and singers perform selected works by black authors, will be followed by a reception for the art exhibit Ain’t Just Paint: Works from the CCH Pounder Collection, which will be on exhibit until March 2. Admission to both events is free, but reservations are required for the Tribute.
- L.A.W.N. Speaks: Women Who Write
Tuesday, Feb. 26 – L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza
A panel with LGBT authors discussing journeys, failures & successes. Following the panel, there will be cocktails in the courtyard, and the Gravy Train food truck will be on-site.Moderator: Ronni Sanlo Panelists: Lisa Dickey – ghostwriter & book doctor; Myriam Gurba – blogger & writer; Zoe Nicholson – Activist & Author
Wednesday, Feb. 27- ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives A free panel discussion featuring: Amos Mac, creator of transman zine Original Plumbing; Milo Miller and Chris Wilde, founders of the online Queer Zine Archive Project (QZAP); and Mimi Thi Nguyen, creator of the compilation zine …Race Riot.
- Michele Balan: Live in L.A.
March 9-10 – L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza
From the Center’s news release:
The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center presents Michele Balan, one of the greatest out-and-proud comedians, for two uproarious nights at the Center’s Renberg Theatre.Her performances March 9-10 will be her first L.A. appearances in years, giving long-time fans and new fans alike the chance to find out why Backstage Magazine named her one of their “Top 10 Comedians.
- Awakenings – Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles
March 16 &17 – First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
Today (Feb. 18) is the last day to get tickets at special Valentine’s prices.
- The Rite of Spring – Garden Party benefiting Models of Excellence Scholarship Program
Saturday, April 20 – Private Residence in Altadena
- For more information or to get tickets, visit the event webpage. You can also make a donation to support the Friends of Project 10 scholarship program. High school seniors interested in applying for scholarships can find details here; applications are due May 11.
For more events, visit the Spectrum Los Angeles calendar.