Community Bulletin Board

American Stranger is the story of three siblings, two of whom are learning to understand the third who is transitioning from their brother to their sister, now known as Mary. Rejection and intolerance plagues Mary— from society and from her parents who have disowned her. However, it is the loss of her beloved girlfriend, Dionne, that haunts her the most.

After Mary is taken in by her sisters in Hollywood, Brooke and Janet, she tries to pursue her artistic aspirations by selling her paintings on the streets. There, she befriends a homeless man named Jake and a transgender woman named Shannon. The streets of Hollywood become their backdrop as Mary slowly begins to understand more about herself and her new world. However, one night she is confronted by an intolerant and violent passersby. America’s growing cultural divide has made Mary a stranger in her own country.

American Stranger features the acoustic versions of the songs of Laura Espinoza & Lunden Reign.

Show Dates:
PREVIEW: Saturday, June 8, 8:30 PM
Sunday, June 16, 1:30 PM
Friday, June 21, 7 PM
Sunday, June 23, 4:30 PM
Sunday, June 30, 3:30 PM

The Cast:
Mary – Delia Rawdon
Janet – Mindy Milburn
Brooke – Jacklyn Robinson
Jake – Scooby Ducati
Shannon – Sabrina Richmond
Punk – Bill Melrose

Directed by: Miranda Miller;
Stage play & music by Laura Espinoza;
Stage Manager: Corina Espinoza:
Executive Producer: Dennis Kennelly.
A Legends International Production.

Star View’s Compton Pride Festival will also be the first PRIDE Festival ever in South Los Angeles, an area often devoid of resources for the LGBTQIA community.

The celebration will feature entertainers, rides, food trucks, vendors, and a DJ. Some performers include Bre-Z, from The CW’s TV show, All American, Britt J from American Idol Season 3 and more. James Wright, viral YouTube star, will preside as host. It will be an opportunity for LGBTQIA youth and adults to enjoy a safe space and to celebrate their dignity and diversity.

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

“Can We Talk?” is a discussion group and networking opportunity for Trans, GNC & ENBY professionals. This FREE group meets on the second Thursday of each month from 7 – 8:30 PM at the Trans Wellness Center (3055 Wilshire Blvd, STE. 360, LA 90010) and is open to everyone 18+.

You must RSVP to attend. To RSVP, call Joy at 323-993-2989. Validated parking available!!

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]

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 gbigh[email protected].