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Come support your fellow Trans* Lounge members as the students of our latest Comic Cure class show off their comic chops in an inspirational and empowering evening of comedy! After a 6-week class schedule, these students have poured their hearts into this performance. It’s hard to get up in front of a roomful of strangers and try to make them laugh; but to also get in front of those same people and talk about your transness, it’s NOT an easy thing to do. So come and support your Trans* Lounge fam and enjoy an evening of queer hilarity! 

 



For More Info; contact Mireya Amador at 562.294.5500 x. 214 or Ada Aleman at 562-294-5500 x.200. 

 


SEEKING PEOPLE WHO ARE TRANSGENDER, NON-BINARY AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING FOR MENTAL HEALTH FILM PROJECT

myStrength, a leading online platform that helps people with depression, anxiety, sleep, addiction and many other behavioral health conditions is creating short documentary videos to support people who are transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming.

We are looking for people in the community who have experienced mental health challenges, and have had some success with managing them, who would feel comfortable sharing their story in order to help others going through something similar. The videos will offer inspiration and hope to people who may be struggling, and serve as a reminder that they are not alone, and that there is a way forward.

Filming would require 4-5 hours on 1 day, at your home, and would be compensated at a rate of $250 for the day. Candidates will take part in a pre-interview process before being selected for a filmed interview to take place in late February.

For more information please reach out to [email protected].


ActNOW, the LGBTQIA acting class taught by Rain Valdez is now open for 2020 enrollment. Spots are limited; now is your chance to grab a seat to the only acting class in Hollywood specifically for LGBTQIA and non-binary identified folks.

2020 is here and Now>Ever, the production company and artist collective behind ActNOW, is working harder than ever to make 2020 50/50.

The February cycle begins Feb 2nd! Now is your chance to play a part in holding Hollywood accountable by training up and acting out.

As a special treat this month, Jamie Clayton (Sense8, Designated Survivor, The L Word: Generation Q) will be sitting in with us for three of the four classes.

 



Join the Trans* Lounge and the Center’s Senior Services as we present our 2nd Annual “Brunch and a Movie”! We will celebrate the rich history of our trans community with the celebrated documentary “Southern Comfort” (90 Min, Closed Caption Available). Kate Davis’s award-winning doc chronicles the powerful story of the final four seasons in the life of Robert Eads, a trans man dying of ovarian cancer in rural Georgia. We will start with a lovely brunch (vegan & gluten-free options available) and beverages(alcoholic & soft) in the Village Courtyard at 11 AM and adjourn into the beautiful Renberg Theatre at 12:15 PM for the screening. Stick around following the film for a thoughtful talk-back session.

We will get things started with brunch-style faire (vegan & gluten-free options available) and mimosas (ID’s will be checked!) at 11 AM with the screening at 12:30 PM. Stick around after the movie for a fun and exciting talk-back session to discuss the movie and your thoughts about it.

WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 11 AM – 2:30 PM

WHERE: Renberg Theatre, The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Pl. Los Angeles, CA 90038

ADMISSION: FREE with RSVP

PARKING: Parking is available at the Center’s Anitia May Rosenstein Campus across the street from the Village.


Need to talk? The Trans Lifeline is a peer support hotline run by and for trans/GNC/ENBY folx. They are available 7 AM – 1 AM PST / 9 AM – 3 AM CST / 10 AM – 4 AM EST. Volunteers may be available off hours. Call the Hotline at 877-565-8860.



Come get some healthy and nutritious snack from your friends at the LGBTQ Center Long Beach! 2 – 7:30 PM, every 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month. Contact Mallery Robinson at [email protected] for more info!


Rack & Roll is a the LGBTQ Center Long Beach’s new clothing closet providing free clothes to trans and ENBY individuals. Rack & Roll is open the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6 – 7 PM. For more info, contact Mallery Robinson at [email protected]!





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.


As an organization founded and sustained by volunteers, the Los Angeles LGBT Center offers a wide range of meaningful opportunities to support its mission to build a world where LGBTQ people thrive as healthy, equal and complete members of society. Why should you volunteer at the Center?

  • To participate in fun and exciting events.
  • To meet other great people who support the Center’s mission
  • Because we depend on YOU! The Center wouldn’t exist without the support of its dedicated volunteers.

From client-focused opportunities, to supporting fundraising events, the Center offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

To learn more about the Center’s volunteer program, please register to attend our next Volunteer Information Session. You can register using the link on their website below.


For more information, please contact [email protected] or 323-993-8984.



The Black LGBTQ+ Action Coalition (BLAC) is the AMAAD Institute’s newest project! In partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, starting January 11, 2020, BLAC will meet every second Saturday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and every fourth Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm to discuss and respond to the mental, behavioral, and emotional health needs of the Black LGBTQ+ communities in Los Angeles.

This action group will be led by Gerald Garth and Vanessa Warri, both of whom bring years of community engagement and social justice for Black and Black LGBTQ+ people.

Participation will be compensated! If you want to be a part of making sure our voices are heard and resources follow, be a part of BLAC.



For more information, call 323-863-3431 or email [email protected]


When it comes to your identity, the only person you have to answer to is YOU! It doesn’t matter what other people think as long as you learn to love who you see in the mirror.

To that end, one of our Trans* Lounge members has asked that we share this great new t-shirt design. Please note that the majority of the proceeds from these shirts are going to Invisible Men, an organization here in LA dedicated to supporting transmen and non-binary transmasculine people of color.

You can find out more about them at invisibletmen.com or to purchase one of these super cool t-shirts, click below!



We Exist is a Los Angeles DMH-funded program dedicated to expanding access and improving services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex & Two-Spirit transition-age youth and their families/caregivers.

We Exist serves Culver City, the Antelope Valley, San Fernando Valley, West L.A. and South Bay / Harbor Cities.

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.


The Survivor’s Support Group is offered at no cost, and takes place on Tuesday afternoons at 14651 Oxnard St. Van Nuys. 

Those interested can contact our Pride Lead Advocates at (818) 933-9487. 

For 24/7 support and referrals, folks can also call for crisis response line at (818) 886-0453


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]



The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between trans well-being and self-efficacy (an individual’s belief in their ability to achieve goals). This project additionally explores political activism and psychotherapy experiences.

If you identify as trans, are at least 18 years old, and reside in the U.S.you are eligible to participate in this online survey! The survey may take an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes to complete.

Your participation and responses will remain confidential.


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 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.


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].