Get Connected: LGBTQ Events in L.A.

Looking for ways to connect with your community? Here’s a roundup of upcoming LGBTQ events in the greater Los Angeles area.


  • Tribute to African-American Authors
    Monday, Feb. 25 – L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Village at Ed Gould PlazaAf-Am Authors 2013 pcardThe 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


  • Queer Zines: Doin’ It In Print
    Wednesday, Feb. 27- ONE National Gay and Lesbian ArchivesIn_PrintA 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; and Mimi Thi Nguyen, creator of the compilation zine …Race Riot.


  • Legal Workshop for Transgender People 50+
    Saturday, March 2 – L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza


  • The Dinah
  • April 3-8 – Palm Springs


    The Dinah will include a comedy night (featuring Fortune Feimster and hosted by Suzanne Westenhoefer), a film festival, music, pool parties, celebrity poker benefiting the Human Rights Campaign, and an Uh Huh Her concert.

  • S.T.A.G.E. 2013 – Broadway, My Way, benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles 
    Saturday, April 6 – Saban Theatreapla_STAGE
    Here’s some info. about S.T.A.G.E. (Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event) from the website:
    STAGE,the world’s longest running AIDS benefit, has become a venue for the community to raise consciousness while expressing love, concern, sadness, and support. Since its inception in 1984, STAGE has raised millions of dollars for HIV/AIDS services and charities throughout Southern California.
    The 2013 company includes Andrew Rannells,Joely Fisher,Florence Henderson,Bruce Vilanchand other stage and screen stars.


  • Simply diVine, benefiting the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
  • Sunday, April 7 – Melrose Place 

    Photo by Lydia Marcus
    From the Center:
    Stroll the charming tree-lined Melrose Place while savoring wine from popular vintners, sipping craft beers and premium spirits, and sampling fresh, market-inspired tastings from some of L.A.’s best restaurants, chefs and California farmers.
    The Center is seeking hosts for the event. Hosts commit to buying or selling at least 10 tickets. Those who commit by Friday, March 8 will be invited to the VIP Launch event at Susan Feniger’s STREET on Tuesday, March 12.



For more events, visit the Spectrum Los Angeles calendar.

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