Community Bulletin Board

Join Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Woman Maebe A. Girl and Dylan Thomas Cotter for the first LGBTQIA Advocates Committee meeting Thursday, July 25th at 6pm.

Mission Statement: Silver Lake is rich in LGBTQIA history and has been a gathering place and home for queer people for decades. The purpose of the Silver Lake LGBTQIA Committee is to ensure that Silver Lake remains a safe and welcoming neighborhood for LGBTQIA people, businesses, and events, and for the exchange of ideas relating to LGBTQIA matters as they pertain to Silver Lake stakeholders and Angelenos at large. The committee advocates for LGBTQIA people and exists to ensure that LGBTQIA people are fairly represented and considered for every community issue. Guest speakers from various LGBTQIA agencies and from the City are invited to attend committee meetings to educate committee members and attendees on available resources. Meetings are open to the public and to all LGBTQIA people and allies. 

Tag/invite anyone who may be interested in joining the committee or in being a guest speaker at this or a future meeting. We’re also looking to compile a list of resources available to LGBTQIA people in Silver Lake and LA at large, which will be posted on the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council website. 

Spread the word and get involved!

Trans Summer Social

Join us on Thursday, July 25th for an afternoon of fun and community! This event centers and celebrates trans and nonbinary identities.

About this Event

LACPEN (LA County PrEP Educators and Navigators) is proudly hosting a trans community social. The event is graciously hosted by SoCal Club in South LA. This event is FREE and open to the community.

What to expect:

  • Trans centered workshops on HIV prevention and pleasure based sexual health
  • Local trans community resources + clothing swap
  • Free food and refreshments
  • Raffle prizes and giveaways!

Getting there:

  • Ample street parking
  • Limited, gated parking lot located at 348 W. Manchester Ave.
  • Walking distance from the 110/Harbor Freeway, Metro Blue/Silver stations, and several bus stops

OC Trans Pride will take place on July 27, 2019!

Join us for exciting workshops, guest speakers, resource and network fairs, free clothing, and many many more exciting things for the transgender community.

This is our time to come together as a family and show support for one another. Learn about transitioning, fashion, makeup, legal services, medical care, and much more!

More about the White Party:

For the past five years The Urban Social Club (TUSC) has produced this annual fundraising event. The purpose of this annual event is to provide an elevated all inclusive experience for all individuals under one roof.

Some of the proceeds from this event benefit TUSC’s AIDS Walk Team “The Urban Social Club 3359” and other TUSC fundraising efforts.

Over 300 hundred individuals in the past five years have witnessed The White Party Experience. The attendees beyond wearing white are provided with Information on Safe sex, condoms and where to get tested if needed. The event is sponsored through community members and families.

Attendees are treated to entertainment, a complimentary bar, salad & fruit bar and a friendly and safe environment.

Upon leaving the event guest leave more aware of the effects of HIV/AIDS and a swag bag with information on The Urban Social Club’s future events and local community organizations offering low cost or free services.

The cost for this event is a suggested donation of $10, however no one is turned away for a lack of funds.

The Gender Health Conference: Inland Region will be held  Thursday, August 29, 2019,  from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at University of California Riverside, 302 Highlander Union Building, Riverside, CA 92521.

The mission of the conference is to provide a platform for education and development of gender health capacity in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The conference is open to members of the transgender, intersex, and queer communities as well as medical and behavioral health providers, offering education, information, and resources to support a more inclusive healthcare system that is affirming of gender and sex diversity.

The Conference will include:

  • Provider training sessions
  • Evidence-based allyship workshops
  • Professional and community panels
  • Transgender community education (Led by the transgender community)
  • Transgender, gender non-binary, and intersex resources and support
  • Celebration and empowerment of transgender, gender non-binary, and intersex folks

The event is free to community members!

Even while the Trump administration attacks our health care access, it’s important to know what our rights are and what our options are. That’s why I’m pleased to announce the launch of the Health Coverage Guide, a new step-by-step resource designed to help get your insurance company to cover the care you need and that you have the right to access.

The Health Coverage Guide is an interactive tool for transgender people, our families, and caregivers seeking coverage for transition-related care, offering step-by-step instructions for learning what your plan covers and to get pre-authorizations for transition-related care. It’s designed especially for people with private insurance and Medicaid, and there are resources for those with Medicare too.

Too frequently, transgender people endure surprise medical bills and denials for basic treatments simply because of who we are. For far too long, we’ve waited for a resource to help patients get insurance companies to APPROVE their health care—so we made one! According to our US Transgender Survey, one in four transgender people with insurance coverage reports experiencing mistreatment or unfair denials in the year prior to taking the survey. We’re on the front lines of trying to change this, and the Health Coverage Guide is one step in the right direction.

Check out the Health Coverage Guide now!

In Solidarity,

Mara Keisling, NCTE Executive Director

As of January 4, 2019, the Center’s Friday evening drop-in group; Transgender Perceptions has moved back to room 209 at the Village!

Parking is available for you at our new Anita May Rosenstein Campus Youth Center on Highland (1118 N. McCadden Pl.. LA 90038. Across the street from the Village).

Unfortunately, discrimination in the workplace against transgender people is still alarmingly common. That’s why the Los Angeles LGBT Center offers services to help transgender women and men develop professional skills, find employment with trans-friendly employers and thrive in the workplace.

Free Services Include:
— One-on-one sessions with a client advocate
— Help setting and achieving career goals
— Job Interview Workshops
— Help Crafting a powerful resume
— Name and gender change and other legal assistance, both employment and non-employment related, including criminal record expungement

Call: 323-860-3713 or send an email to: [email protected]

The Trans Wellness Center (TWC) provides comprehensive resources and services for transgender and non-binary people under one roof. The 3,000-square-foot center is the first-of-its-kind in the United States, with six local organizations joining forces to create this new home for wellness. The TWC was conceived and created by community leaders and allies, honoring their lifelong dedication to raise awareness about the needs and the contributions of the transgender community

Funded through a $1 million annual grant for three to five years from the L.A. County Department of Public Health, the development and opening of the TWC was 10 years in the making. As a result, the TWC was formed by the following six local community organizations: APAIT (Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team); Bienestar; Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles; Friends Community Center; [email protected] Coalition; and the Los Angeles LGBT Center, which is leading the management and operations support for the TWC. Below are just some of the amazing programming offered by the Trans Wellness Center.

PLEASE NOTE: This group now meets every OTHER Friday; 5:30 – 7:30 PM at the Trans Wellness Center
3055 Wilshire Blvd. 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010

For more info, contact Jesse at 213-375-3830 ext. 1803

The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s LifeWorks program offers programming that helps support and develop youth ages 24 and under who identify within the LGBTQ+ Spectrum. Their one-on-one mentorship program supports youth from various backgrounds by matching them with mentors who can relate and help a youth develop academically, professionally, and personally.

Many of our trans youth find it challenging to see themselves becoming successful adults, we are currently in need of Trans Identified professionals of all backgrounds to join our one-on-one mentoring program.

For anyone interested, please contact Mentoring Coordinator Emmy Martinez at 323-860-7391 or [email protected].

Questions? Email [email protected] or click below for more info.

The TRUTH study is a research initiative funded by the National Institutes of Health that is focused on preventing HIV and improving the health and wellness of Black, Latinx, Asian-Pacific Islander, Native, Indigenous and mixed race trans and gender non-conforming youth in Los Angeles.

TRUTH: A Trans Youth of Color Study
The Saban Research Institute
4661 Sunset Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: 323-336-1168
Email[email protected]

These groups are a great, free resource for folks 16-25 as well as family members. All are welcome! These are separate, open groups that run back to back for 6-weeks and touch on a range of topics related to LGBTQ+ identities and experiences.

Feel free to post or forward this to anyone who might be interested or have clients who could benefit from this resource. This is a great opportunity for young LGBTQ+ folks and allies to make friends and take advantage of a $5 gift card for each group they attend. Family members will learn how to support queer and questioning youth in a way that feels meaningful to them.

A Transitional Housing Program for Trans / GNC / Intersex Folks!

This is not an emergency housing option, unfortunately. This is a transitional housing option to allow trans community members to stabilize and move toward more permanent housing. This is a 6 MONTH program that will provide case management, assistance with saving funds, and provide a trans friendly living space for folks having difficulty finding trans friendly housing. The house is located in South Los Angeles.

Find the preliminary requirements above. Please share with your networks and contact Michaé Pulido at [email protected] or 213-201-3400 if you have any questions!

The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather information from one million or more people living in the United States. All of Us is a research program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The mission of the All of Us Research Program is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us.

$25 gift card upon completion of your visit

This survey is intended to be completed by those who identify or express themselves as non-binary. Those who fall outside of this category are free to still participate in the survey as long as they have ideas for non-binary clothing to contribute.

The survey is a tool designed to find out from the non-binary community what prominent difficulty they face in accessing clothing they deem to wholeheartedly express themselves. The survey was designed to refrain from deeply personal inquiries that may trigger some individuals, however, there are a couple questions that had to be included in said survey of which the individual is free to skip said questions.

The survey’s main purpose is to provide me with the valuable voice of non-binary individuals as to what difficulties they had with accessing non-binary clothing and how these difficulties can be remedied by myself as a fashion designer.

This survey explores the needs and experiences faced by Californians who are LGBTQ or whose sexual orientation or gender identity/expression may not fit in with society’s expectations. Our aim is to inform advocacy efforts on LGBTQ mental health and wellness.

Participants age 18 and older will have the option to enter a raffle for prizes (gift cards) once they have completed the survey. Prizes are: Five $50 gift cards, ten $25 gift cards, and twenty-five $10 gift cards.

The first 500 participants age 17 and under will have the option to receive one $5 gift card. (California law prohibits youth under 18 from participating in raffles).

Join us on the First Saturday of Each Month for NBULA, the Non-Binary Union Los Angeles! We’ll be meeting to get to know each other, discuss issues and needs of the non-binary community, and begin brainstorming ideas for the direction and purpose of NBULA.

Remember to work on your homework assignment of listing “Five (5) Priority Issues Facing Non-Binary People” for us to discuss at-length then determine which issues we as a collective would like to address.

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided, and potluck food/beverages are welcome. Bring your enby friends and let’s get to work! Limited street parking available near house, highly suggest carpooling or Uber/Lyft if possible.

If you are unable to join us in person, here’s the info for the conference call to use starting at 2:00pm:
tel: 563-999-2407
pin: 416309#

**For our first series of meetings, this will be a non-binary exclusive space to allow vulnerability in discussions and ensure non-binary leadership in the direction of NBULA**

**Confidentiality is the golden rule of the meeting to welcome enbies who cannot be out and need discretion. Guest List will remain hidden to allow privacy and discretion for those who prefer or need it.**

This is the first free QTPOC led by and for Non Binary/GNC/Questioning individuals in Los Angeles County.

Free Food, HIV/HEP C Testing Referrals, and free resources are provided at group as well.

The location of group is at The Wall Las Memorias Project DTLA office.

800 W 6th St. Los Angeles, CA  90014

Contact Adam Reyes [email protected] or Victor “Vicky” Gutierrez (He/She/They) [email protected] if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. They can also can assist with parking as well. Street Parking, Uber or Lyft ride and public transportation is highly recommended.

Public Transportation: Metro 7th & Figueroa & Metro 7th & Flower (The Bloc) Stations nearby.

Titled Beyond the Binary, this research project seeks to elevate the voices of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals through an artistic mode of storytelling called body mapping. The goal of this project is to glean data that will further inform gender affirming care for all and represent present complexities in trans / non-binary individuals social identities and experience.

The artist will be traveling throughout California during January and February to meet with willing participants for a one time meeting and to facilitate the art directive of body mapping.

*All information gathered will be kept confidential and the participants profiles will never be at risk of disclosure.

Contact: [email protected] or by phone: (408) 209- 5808

As you may or may not be aware, we have an amazing queer oasis in our midst. Cuties is a safe queer space and host many events for the LA queer community. They’re also just generally a great and welcoming hangout. Being a coffee shop, it’s a safe space for not just the queer community at large, but for those of the community who are not allowed to be in or are uncomfortable/unable to be in alcoholic spaces for one reason or another.

However, Cuties needs your help! In order to keep their doors open and continue to provide the programs and services the café has become known for, Cuties is seeking an infusion of $12,000 in funds from the Patreon supporters. Unlike Kickstarter, where a donor gives to a project once up front, Patreon works on a subscription model, where donors commit to be billed for a monthly contribution. The suggested tier is $10 each month, which includes a monthly cup of coffee and access to a subscribers-only online content feed, but contributions from $2 to $250 per month are encouraged, with special rewards for each level.

If you have an event or announcement you would like to share with our community, please send promotional materials and details to Trans* Lounge Program Manager Gina Bigham at [email protected].