Looking for ways to connect with your community? Here’s a roundup of upcoming LGBTQ events in the greater Los Angeles area.
- The Envelope Please: An Oscar® Viewing Party – AIDS Project Los Angeles
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
- Queer Zines: Doin’ It In Print
Wednesday, Feb. 27- ONE National Gay and Lesbian ArchivesA 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 Theatre
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.
- 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.