CONNECT: LGBTQ Los Angeles events

By Stevie St. John

Looking for ways to connect with your community? Here’s a roundup of upcoming LGBTQ events in the L.A. area:

 

 

  • Gays R Us
    Wednesday, May 7 – Hollywood Improv gays_r_us

 

 

 

 

 

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Roundup: What’s happening in LGBTQ Los Angeles

By Stevie St. John

A look at what’s happening in LGBTQ Los Angeles and what’s being covered by local LGBTQ writers/media:

 

 

 

 

  • Antonio Michael Garcia, who works at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, wrote an Advocate op-ed titled “Why I Take PrEP.” There’s been a lot of discussion about PrEP, particularly following controversial remarks from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) head Michael Weinstein, who wrote this Frontiers item.

 

  • AHF has backed efforts to require the use of condoms in the filming of adult films. Measure B passed in L.A. in 2012; a bill to make the condom requirement statewide passed a committee this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • This year, Christopher Street West (which organizes L.A. Pride) is spotlighting transgender issues and billing L.A. Pride as a “TLGB” celebration. CSW organized a volunteer transgender coalition, of which I am a member. The coalition & CSW will host a Trans 101 panel for the media on May 15 at the ONE Archives. Several media groups, including the L.A. chapter of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA-LA), are co-sponsors of the panel.

 

  • Also, NLGJA-LA has issued a call for entries for our first Excellence in Journalism Awards. NLGJA members with paid dues can enter the contest for free. For non-members, the cost is $30 to enter. Work must have appeared in print, online or broadcast between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014. The deadline to enter is Monday, June 9.

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Roundup: What’s happening in LGBTQ Los Angeles

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A look at what’s happening in LGBTQ Los Angeles and what’s being covered by local LGBTQ writers/media:

 

 

 

  • The San Francisco Department of Public Health has issued a  warning that “meningococcal vaccination should be offered to San Francisco MSM and male-to-female transgender persons, regardless of HIV status, who expect close or intimate contact with MSM currently residing in, or traveling from Los Angeles County. To achieve protection, vaccination should be completed at least 7-10 days prior to potential exposure.”

 

 

 

 

  • This year, Christopher Street West (which organizes L.A. Pride) is spotlighting transgender issues and billing L.A. Pride as a “TLGB” celebration. CSW organized a volunteer transgender coalition, of which I am a member. The coalition & CSW will host a Trans 101 panel for the media on May 15 at the ONE Archives. Several media groups, including the L.A. chapter of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA-LA), are co-sponsors of the panel.

 

  • Also, NLGJA-LA has issued a call for entries for our first Excellence in Journalism Awards. NLGJA members with paid dues can enter the contest for free. For non-members, the cost is $30 to enter. Work must have appeared in print, online or broadcast between June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014. The deadline to enter is Monday, June 9.

 

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CONNECT: LGBTQ Los Angeles events

By Stevie St. John

Looking for ways to connect with your community? Here’s a roundup of upcoming LGBTQ events in the L.A. area:

  • Evolution of Us
    Wednesday, April 23 – West Hollywood City Council Chambersevolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Lezlympics 
    Saturday, May 3 – Montecillo De Leo Politi Park (The Old Lodge/Elysian Park)lezlympics1

 

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A look at what’s happening in LGBTQ Los Angeles and what’s being covered by local LGBTQ writers/media:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • I wrote an essay for The Week about the ambiguous sexual orientation of Community‘s Dean Craig Pelton. The show hasn’t defined the dean’s sexuality, but there are various hints that he is bisexual.thedean

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CONNECT: LGBTQ Los Angeles events

By Stevie St. John

Looking for ways to connect with your community? Here’s a roundup of upcoming LGBTQ events in the L.A. area:

 

 

 



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A look at what’s happening in LGBTQ Los Angeles and what’s being covered by local LGBTQ writers/media:

  • There have been recent cases of meningitis in L.A. County, with gay men disproportionately affected. Five gay men have died. The department of public health is encouraging gay and bisexual men to get vaccinated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • I’m grateful to the friends of Dr. Kurtland Ma who took the time to talk about his life. Ma, a gay man who recently moved to West Hollywood, died tragically. We profiled him on WEHOville.

    From Kurtland Ma's Facebook page

    From Kurtland Ma’s Facebook page

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CONNECT: LGBTQ Los Angeles events


By Stevie St. John

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

 

 

 

 

  • Simply diVine
    Saturday, April 5 – L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plazadivine2

 

 

 

 

 

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